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Postby abmillis » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:34 am

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Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Postby Bertz » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:38 am

Caratini has been great this year. He looks like a solid if unspectacular 2.5-3 win catcher. He could probably bring back something pretty legit given the price and control. Maybe the headliner for Whit Merrifield?

Or Willson's foot is dead, but that's too sad of a scenario for me to think about.
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Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Postby Old Style » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:43 am

Um, OK?
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Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:44 am

Sending Monty for a rental backup catcher. I'm officially scared about Contreras' foot.
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Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Postby KrisBryantisaBeast » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:46 am

This seems like an overpay for a back up catcher who can't hit.
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Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Postby Butterscup » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:46 am

Willy dead.
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Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Postby Old Style » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:48 am

This may be the dumbest thing posted today so forgive me in advance but any chance they’re going to play Willy in the OF more down the stretch?
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Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Postby KrisBryantisaBeast » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:50 am

Old Style wrote:This may be the dumbest thing posted today so forgive me in advance but any chance they’re going to play Willy in the OF more down the stretch?


Once was enough I think.
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Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Postby Old Style » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:52 am

KrisBryantisaBeast wrote:
Old Style wrote:This may be the dumbest thing posted today so forgive me in advance but any chance they’re going to play Willy in the OF more down the stretch?


Once was enough I think.

Well I was just trying to convince myself that Willy wasn’t headed to the IL but I guess we know now that is happening. FML
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Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Postby Brian » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:54 am

this makes no sense
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Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Postby squally1313 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:03 am

Eh.

Maldonado > Descalso (also Russell, but that's a stretch). His presence on the bench means more PH opportunities for Vic or Willy. This could also be part 1 of a 2 part move, assuming Willy is healthy in a couple weeks. If there are teams that believe Caratini can be a starter, he becomes a pretty intriguing trade piece.
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Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Postby Post Count Padder » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:05 am

I know Monty has been bad and hurt this year but trading him straight up for a rental backup catcher is beyond horsefeathering stupid. I'm actually mad about this. Caratini has been solid as a backup and 2B has been a black hole and the pen is a mess but ok.
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Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Postby soccer10k » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:07 am

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Narrator: “It was longer than 10 days.”
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Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Postby Andy » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:07 am

Claiming it won't be more than 10 days doesn't mean a ton to me since they also claimed he was available off the bench yesterday.
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Postby UMFan83 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:08 am

Post Count Padder wrote:I know Monty has been bad and hurt this year but trading him straight up for a rental backup catcher is beyond horsefeathering stupid. I'm actually mad about this. Caratini has been solid as a backup and 2B has been a black hole and the pen is a mess but ok.


Yeah wtf this trade makes no horsefeathering sense
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Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:10 am

Something has to be up. Either Willy is more hurt than missing only 10 days, which with Gryzlo maybe he is, or else Vic almost has to be close to being moved. We have 3 off days in the next 14 days, they could’ve just called up Davis and let Vic start pretty much every game if it was only 10 days without Willy. For as bad and low valued as Monty has been, trading him for just a rental backup C seems selling ridiculously low.
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Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:11 am

Anger about the trade aside, I’m happy Monty will almost certainly get a chance to start. He obviously has wanted to start for several years but was a team player and accepted lesser roles for multiple years

Also thank GOD joe won’t have him to bring in against lefties
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Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Postby Post Count Padder » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:13 am

UMFan83 wrote:
Post Count Padder wrote:I know Monty has been bad and hurt this year but trading him straight up for a rental backup catcher is beyond horsefeathering stupid. I'm actually mad about this. Caratini has been solid as a backup and 2B has been a black hole and the pen is a mess but ok.


Yeah wtf this trade makes no horsefeathering sense

It's even more maddening when you consider THEY COULD'VE SIGNED MALDONADO IN THE OFFSEASON FOR CHEAP AND DIDN'T.
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Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Postby 17 Seconds » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:13 am

fun day of nonsense to kill the good vibes coming out of the break
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Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Postby itisallpartoftheplan » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:14 am

Descalso out when Contreras comes back. Cubs carry 3 catchers just like in 16 and win it all again.
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Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:14 am

I bet it was because Monty and Maldonado's money matches up.
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Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:16 am

I will say, with the one trading deadline this year, the Cubs needed to get another decent catcher rather than be stuck with Taylor Davis should Willy or Vic be down at any point the last two months.
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