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Happ to AAA to Start Season

Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:56 pm

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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

Postby Regular Show » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:03 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:WTF





Really? Wow, that's weird. Maybe to make space to carry an extra reliever? I'm sure he won't spend too much time down there.

Happ's swing did look bad at times last year, but you could say that for the majority of Cubs players in the second-half.
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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:08 pm

Adames makes the roster as a 2nd SS and Descalso/Bote get Happ’s PAs via Zobrist flexing to RF?
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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

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Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Adames makes the roster as a 2nd SS and Descalso/Bote get Happ’s PAs via Zobrist flexing to RF?

That’s what I was thinking too, but wasn’t there room for Happ and Adames with Russell being suspended? Or would that be 13 position player guys?
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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

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Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Adames makes the roster as a 2nd SS and Descalso/Bote get Happ’s PAs via Zobrist flexing to RF?

That’s what I was thinking too, but wasn’t there room for Happ and Adames with Russell being suspended? Or would that be 13 position player guys?


That’d be 13, Caratini/Bote/Descalso are the 3 locks before making that call. This distinction snuck up on me, I guess we spent so long with a position player on the DL I forgot Bote and La Stella were competing for a roster spot at full strength.
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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

Postby Old Style » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:16 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/mlbbrucelevine/status/1109591720893702144?s=21

Someone is going to get murdered.
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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

Postby Old Style » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:16 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Adames makes the roster as a 2nd SS and Descalso/Bote get Happ’s PAs via Zobrist flexing to RF?

That’s what I was thinking too, but wasn’t there room for Happ and Adames with Russell being suspended? Or would that be 13 position player guys?


That’d be 13, Caratini/Bote/Descalso are the 3 locks before making that call. This distinction snuck up on me, I guess we spent so long with a position player on the DL I forgot Bote and La Stella were competing for a roster spot at full strength.

LaStella?
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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

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Old Style wrote:
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Cubswin11 wrote:That’s what I was thinking too, but wasn’t there room for Happ and Adames with Russell being suspended? Or would that be 13 position player guys?


That’d be 13, Caratini/Bote/Descalso are the 3 locks before making that call. This distinction snuck up on me, I guess we spent so long with a position player on the DL I forgot Bote and La Stella were competing for a roster spot at full strength.

LaStella?


Yes, talking about last year’s roster. This year he’s embodied by Descalso
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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

Postby Bertz » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:35 pm

Yeah I think this is to get a real backup SS on the roster like TT said. Maybe a third catcher?

I don't actually hate the idea though. He was absolutely helpless against even the most mediocre of high fastballs last year, and his RH swing also kind of fell apart. I know he worked on those things over the winter, so spend a month showing that those adjustments worked.

This might also be, on another level, a shot across everyone's bow to not get complacent.
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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

Postby treebird » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:41 pm

very excited to see the 12 man roster if everyone who sucked in the second half last year has to go to iowa
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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:47 pm

The new market inefficiency is to extend nobody and piss off all the players you have.
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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

Postby Bertz » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:56 pm

Also, given that the theme of this offseason has been that the Ricketts' are monsters, I can't help but point out that a little more than a month in Iowa would push Happ's arbitration back a year...
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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:16 am

Bertz wrote:Also, given that the theme of this offseason has been that the Ricketts' are monsters, I can't help but point out that a little more than a month in Iowa would push Happ's arbitration back a year...


Happ has 1 year and 142 days of service time, he’d have to basically spend the whole year in Iowa to get an extra year out of him.
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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

Postby Irrelevant Dude » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:24 am

That's a start. Now trade him for a bag of balls.
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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

Postby Bertz » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:30 am

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Bertz wrote:Also, given that the theme of this offseason has been that the Ricketts' are monsters, I can't help but point out that a little more than a month in Iowa would push Happ's arbitration back a year...


Happ has 1 year and 142 days of service time, he’d have to basically spend the whole year in Iowa to get an extra year out of him.


Just arbitration. Right now he'll be a super 2 and go through arb next winter, but roughly a month would push him to not getting arb until prior to the 2021 season. I don't actually think it's their motivation, I just thought it was funny.
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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:40 am

does ian happ deserve to go to iowa?
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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:47 am

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:does ian happ deserve to go to iowa?


If tomorrow started a playoff series he should be on the playoff roster, although not by a huge margin. YMMV on how much some regular ABs at Iowa will help him improve from that point.
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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

Postby big ball chunky time » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:25 am

almora had a .200 ops in the second half but he added a leg kick this spring so he totally deserves a roster spot
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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:47 am



I know that we’re pretty spoiled, but Theos roster decisions are increasingly inexplicable.
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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

Postby treebird » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:55 am

in theo’s defense we don’t have enough good players anyway so who cares
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Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

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Transmogrified Tiger wrote:I know that we’re pretty spoiled


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