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Hendricks extended through 2023

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:47 pm

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Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:48 pm

hahaha, I drafted about 12 different Hendricks is next tweets this morning
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Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Postby Banedon » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:50 pm

Even the most negative folks around here can't be upset about this one.
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Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:50 pm

Banedon wrote:Even the most negative folks around here can't be upset about this one.


Sofa will do his best.
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Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Postby champaignchris » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:51 pm

Will be interested to see how this compares to Mikolas, Nola, Snell, Severino, etc.
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Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:52 pm

jesse deleted his tweet so I'll put ken's here

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Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Postby Post Count Padder » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:53 pm

Finally something good.

Theo went through PTR's rainy day fund.
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Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:56 pm

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Banedon wrote:Even the most negative folks around here can't be upset about this one.


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Postby big ball chunky time » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:59 pm

No matter what Hendricks does going forward, i think we can all agree he deserves this for what he's done so far.
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Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Postby Bertz » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:59 pm

Kyle's one of my favorite guys on the team, so I'm happy for him that he's getting paid, but I don't love this deal on paper. The idea of guaranteeing money to a guy still two years from FA who already only throws 87-88 seems unwise. We already saw in the first half of 2017 what it looks like when he loses a little bit more velo. What happens when it leaves and doesn't come back?
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Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Postby Brian » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:02 pm

That can't be right about the option... the only way a 2024 option vests is by Cy Young voting in 2020?
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Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Postby Andy » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:03 pm

big ball chunky time wrote:No matter what Hendricks does going forward, i think we can all agree he deserves this for what he's done so far.

After the most dominating pennant clincher in history plus being the shoulda-been-winning-pitcher in Game 7 of the World Series, yeah, he can have whatever he wants.
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Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Postby itisallpartoftheplan » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:05 pm

Where’s the picture of and excited Kyle?
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Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Postby Brian » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:06 pm

I'm actually in Arizona right now, and I am at the press conference and Kyle is PUMPED. Here's a photo I just took

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Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Postby Banedon » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:07 pm

Brian wrote:That can't be right about the option... the only way a 2024 option vests is by Cy Young voting in 2020?


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Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:13 pm

Brian wrote:That can't be right about the option... the only way a 2024 option vests is by Cy Young voting in 2020?

2020 would be his pre-free agency world. If he were to have had a CY caliber season that year he'd sign an enormous deal. This contract takes away a lot of the upside. So part of the structure gives him back a little of that upside if he does well.
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Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Postby squally1313 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:13 pm

Brian wrote:That can't be right about the option... the only way a 2024 option vests is by Cy Young voting in 2020?


From what I can tell, top 3 finish in 2020 Cy Young guarantees the 2024 option. If he doesn't finish top 3, it becomes a team option. Given that he's about the least flashy pitcher in baseball (like when he put up a 2.13 ERA and still finished behind Lester), I think it's pretty safe it'll just be a team option.
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Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:16 pm

dumb question, but when was Kyle due to be a FA? 2021?
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Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:18 pm

UMFan83 wrote:dumb question, but when was Kyle due to be a FA? 2021?

yes, after the 2020 season
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Re: RE: Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Postby Irrelevant Dude » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:04 pm

Bertz wrote:Kyle's one of my favorite guys on the team, so I'm happy for him that he's getting paid, but I don't love this deal on paper. The idea of guaranteeing money to a guy still two years from FA who already only throws 87-88 seems unwise.

I have the same fear. Hi is my favourite pitcher on the team by far, but his long term projection scares me since he has so little room for regression in his velocity.

With that said, I absolutely see the need to lock him up for awhile. Lester and Hamels are both toward the end and Quintana and Darvish are both question marks, so this helps stabilize a portion of the rotation for the foreseeable future.

Even if Hendricks regresses somewhat, the numbers in this deal don't look bad for a middle of the rotation starter. I'm just glad the Cubs finally did "something."
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Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Postby David » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:06 pm

This is awesome.

Also, gato is gonna be upset

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Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:11 pm

The Cubs MRI machine is just a bunch of old oil drums taped together and Gryzlo shining a laser pointer around
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Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:14 pm

Bertz wrote:Kyle's one of my favorite guys on the team, so I'm happy for him that he's getting paid, but I don't love this deal on paper. The idea of guaranteeing money to a guy still two years from FA who already only throws 87-88 seems unwise. We already saw in the first half of 2017 what it looks like when he loses a little bit more velo. What happens when it leaves and doesn't come back?

Yeah not really a deal we had to do and he probably doesn’t get much more in FA. But whatever, it’s not that much money that should handcuff us. I think he’ll age fairly well barring an injury.
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