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Happ is Back

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:18 pm

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Re: Happ is Back

Postby badger » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:22 pm

Tell me Descalso got DFA'd.
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Re: Happ is Back

Postby NewUserName » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:27 pm

badger wrote:Tell me Descalso got DFA'd.


What else could it be? Unless its Bryant to the IL, which would really suck
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Re: Happ is Back

Postby Andy » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:28 pm

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badger wrote:Tell me Descalso got DFA'd.


What else could it be? Unless its Bryant to the IL, which would really suck

Last we'd heard, Bryant said he'd be back in the lineup Friday, so this would be a pretty quick turnaround on that front.
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Re: Happ is Back

Postby The Logan » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:29 pm

He's still going to be mediocre... but anything is better than Russell
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Postby soccer10k » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:30 pm

NewUserName wrote:
badger wrote:Tell me Descalso got DFA'd.


What else could it be? Unless its Bryant to the IL, which would really suck


Almora to AAA?
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Re: Happ is Back

Postby squally1313 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:31 pm

In order of awesomeness:

1. Almora to AAA
2. Descalso to wherever it is washed up players go
3. Bote "getting his head on straight"
4. Vic "getting his head on straight"
5. KB to the IL
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Re: Happ is Back

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:31 pm

Bote could use a reset in AAA, wouldn’t be shocked if it’s him going down and that’s what I’m thinking is most likely. Or else Vic down because we have 3 Cs or a Descalso IL/DFA.
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Re: Happ is Back

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:32 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:Bote could use a reset in AAA, wouldn’t be shocked if it’s him going down. Guessing that or a Descalso IL/DFA.



I'm going to be firm in saying it won't be Bote. I'm going to be firm in saying it is Descalso.
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Re: Happ is Back

Postby Bertz » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:32 pm

Curious to see the roster machinations over the next week between this and what seems likely to be multiple trades. Descalso is an easy casualty, but beyond that do we just see some combo of Vic/Robel/Almora/Bote sent to Iowa, or do we see someone(s) like Schwarber sent out via trade.
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Re: Happ is Back

Postby Andy » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:33 pm

squally1313 wrote:In order of awesomeness:

1. Almora to AAA
2. Descalso to wherever it is washed up players go
3. Bote "getting his head on straight"
4. Vic "getting his head on straight"
5. KB to the IL

Descalso is an absolute waste of a roster spot at this point. I'd rather see him go. At least Almora is an OK defender and can occasionally run into one at the plate.
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Re: Happ is Back

Postby Bertz » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:34 pm

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Re: Happ is Back

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:36 pm

Bertz wrote:Curious to see the roster machinations over the next week between this and what seems likely to be multiple trades. Descalso is an easy casualty, but beyond that do we just see some combo of Vic/Robel/Almora/Bote sent to Iowa, or do we see someone(s) like Schwarber sent out via trade.


I legit think everything is on the table. I could see them making a big move that nobody is even talking about or trading for Eric Sogard and calling it a day. Or is it spelled Erik? Either way, same point.
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Re: Happ is Back

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:41 pm

squally1313 wrote:In order of awesomeness:

1. Almora to AAA
2. Descalso to wherever it is washed up players go
3. Bote "getting his head on straight"
4. Vic "getting his head on straight"
5. KB to the IL


Is it wrong that I got mad reading "KB to the IL" as a choice on any list of awesomeness?
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Re: Happ is Back

Postby squally1313 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:43 pm

Andy wrote:
squally1313 wrote:In order of awesomeness:

1. Almora to AAA
2. Descalso to wherever it is washed up players go
3. Bote "getting his head on straight"
4. Vic "getting his head on straight"
5. KB to the IL

Descalso is an absolute waste of a roster spot at this point. I'd rather see him go. At least Almora is an OK defender and can occasionally run into one at the plate.


Almora is above of Descalso simply because of how Maddon has been using him. If he was just being treated as the defensive replacement that he currently is, he'd definitely be lower. But at this point, need to take him away from Joe.
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Re: Happ is Back

Postby Tryptamine » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:46 pm

Perhaps irrationally excited by this move, but I'd really like to see if the recent swing changes are legit.
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Re: Happ is Back

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:48 pm

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Bertz wrote:Curious to see the roster machinations over the next week between this and what seems likely to be multiple trades. Descalso is an easy casualty, but beyond that do we just see some combo of Vic/Robel/Almora/Bote sent to Iowa, or do we see someone(s) like Schwarber sent out via trade.


I legit think everything is on the table. I could see them making a big move that nobody is even talking about or trading for Eric Sogard and calling it a day. Or is it spelled Erik? Either way, same point.

Sogard horsefeathering sucks and would be a waste of an acquisition. He’s had a hot few months here but his body of work proves he sucks. Galvis is the Jays infielder to get if we are dealing with them.

Sogard and Descalso have basically the same career slash lines. Sogard had a wRC+ of 14 last year, his 17 with the Brewers was a hot May and June and then he was a sub 60 wRC+ player the rest of the year, the previous two years before that he was a sub 70 wRC+ player. His statcast stuff this year shows nothing he’s doing is sustainable, hard pass.
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Re: Happ is Back

Postby BigSlick » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:49 pm

The Logan wrote:He's still going to be mediocre... but anything is better than Russell

Mediocre is roughly 30x better than what Descalso brings us
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Re: Happ is Back

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:00 pm

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Bertz wrote:Curious to see the roster machinations over the next week between this and what seems likely to be multiple trades. Descalso is an easy casualty, but beyond that do we just see some combo of Vic/Robel/Almora/Bote sent to Iowa, or do we see someone(s) like Schwarber sent out via trade.


I legit think everything is on the table. I could see them making a big move that nobody is even talking about or trading for Eric Sogard and calling it a day. Or is it spelled Erik? Either way, same point.

Sogard horsefeathering sucks and would be a waste of an acquisition. He’s had a hot few months here but his body of work proves he sucks. Galvis is the Jays infielder to get if we are dealing with them.

Sogard and Descalso have basically the same career slash lines. Sogard had a wRC+ of 14 last year, his 17 with the Brewers was a hot May and June and then he was a sub 60 wRC+ player the rest of the year, the previous two years before that he was a sub 70 wRC+ player. His statcast stuff this year shows nothing he’s doing is sustainable, hard pass.


Oh, yes. I'm not advocating for Sogard, just saying I could see them making one small trade and calling it a day. Agreed I would want that one small trade to be not Sogard.
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Re: Happ is Back

Postby Andy » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:24 pm

Bruce Miles calming the talk of KB being shelved as the corresponding move.

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Re: Happ is Back

Postby badger » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:26 pm

Well if it's Brach, that's ok too.
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Re: Happ is Back

Postby UMFan83 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:31 pm

Andy wrote:Bruce Miles calming the talk of KB being shelved as the corresponding move.



Note to Theo: It doesn't make sense to have a guy with a 43 OPS+ and only getting 10 PAs a month with no defensive value on the roster.
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Re: Happ is Back

Postby badger » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:42 pm

Then Theo has to admit that letting TLS go and signing Descalso was an epic failure on his part.
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Re: Happ is Back

Postby Bote McBoteface » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:48 pm

Im betting on Descalso DFA, but hoping for an Almora demotion.

Edit: i hope Rowan Wick doesnt go down, im irrationally intrigued by him.
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Re: Happ is Back

Postby itisallpartoftheplan » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:53 pm

We had an extra reliever when Collins came up for Mills, but next week we’ll need to make a move if Hamels comes back.
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