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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby Banedon » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:18 pm

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Free agency hasn't started, so I don't think anyone is being pursued yet...except maybe by their own team.
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Postby Bertz » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:56 pm

I'll believe the Cards are willing to go all out for a guy like Lindor when I see it. It's just not their m.o. to put themselves that far out there.

I do suspect something big, but more in the Josh Donaldson neighborhood.
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Postby The_Achiever » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:19 pm

Pretty incredible that the Indians didn’t get an extension done with him.

And 7/160 for ozuna?!
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:37 pm

The_Achiever wrote:Pretty incredible that the Indians didn’t get an extension done with him.


The Indians haven't been shy about their complete lack of desire to pay out big contracts.
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Postby d_money » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:53 pm

The_Achiever wrote:Pretty incredible that the Indians didn’t get an extension done with him.

And 7/160 for ozuna?!

I hope the Cards are all over this signing of Ozuna. I just don’t see it with him as a top tier player.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:38 pm

Bertz wrote:I'll believe the Cards are willing to go all out for a guy like Lindor when I see it. It's just not their m.o. to put themselves that far out there.

I do suspect something big, but more in the Josh Donaldson neighborhood.


Paying rental or near-rental prices for stars is very on-brand for the Cards. Heyward and Goldschmidt being very immediate examples.
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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:48 pm

Do the Cardinals have the pieces to get Lindor? Other than Flaherty all their young pitching has not really planned out, Gorman is only like the 40th best prospect in baseball by rankings and they have a pitcher I think around there too and that’s it. If the Dodgers go in on him and a May, Ruiz, or Lux is available I don’t think they can compete with that.

Edit I see the article says Gorman, “another prospect,” and 1 of Dejong, Edman or Wong. I mean that would be like 1 of Amaya or Hoerner, whatever value of “another prospect” is we have and then Happ or Bote. That just seems way too light for Lindor.
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Postby PackLandVA » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:53 am

Strasburg opting out of his contract with the Nats. He's a free agent (eventually).
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:07 am

Nats declined Yan Gomes' option, that adds another playable glove first catcher with starting experience to the FA market. I'm liking their chances to pull off a good Contreras trade this offseason without really burying themselves at the position
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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:32 pm

The Brewers traded Chase Anderson (had like an $8 mil team option they allegedly weren’t going to exercise if not traded) to the Jays for a nothing prospect and declined Eric Thames $7.5 million option. Surprised by both, but especially surprised by Thames, he had a very nice year as a strong side platoon 1B. They must be really tight for money.
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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:40 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:The Brewers traded Chase Anderson (had like an $8 mil team option they allegedly weren’t going to exercise if not traded) to the Jays for a nothing prospect and declined Eric Thames $7.5 million option. Surprised by both, but especially surprised by Thames, he had a very nice year as a strong side platoon 1B. They must be really tight for money.


I wouldn't be surprised it they're just gearing up for their own crappy version of FA and the offseason. Anderson to the Jays is most interesting because they're probably eyeing Justin Smoak as a non-tender candidate or small trade with upside possibility. I wouldn't be surprised if they went hard after Castellanos to give them a Yelich/Cain/Castellanos starting OF....Thames isn't a surprising cut when he'll be one of many corner 1B/DH types no one wants to spend on
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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby Bertz » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:49 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:The Brewers traded Chase Anderson (had like an $8 mil team option they allegedly weren’t going to exercise if not traded) to the Jays for a nothing prospect and declined Eric Thames $7.5 million option. Surprised by both, but especially surprised by Thames, he had a very nice year as a strong side platoon 1B. They must be really tight for money.


This puts them ~$30M below last year's payroll. So they can probably retain Moose and Grandal now instead of just one, but the hit to their depth seems pretty risky.
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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby Backtobanks » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:23 pm

Danny Salazar and Julio Teheran have been added to the FA market. If the money is right, either could be a #5 starter.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:27 pm

Backtobanks wrote:Danny Salazar and Julio Teheran have been added to the FA market. If the money is right, either could be a #5 starter.

Danny Salazar has pitched 4 major league innings and just over 20 minor+major league innings between 2018 and 2019. Absolutely no interest. Teheran on a 1 year deal for the 5th starter would be interesting though, I’ve never been a big fan of his but on a cheap 1 year deal we could do worse and hopefully we can unlock something there.
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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby Brian » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:21 pm

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Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:26 pm

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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby d_money » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:38 pm

Backtobanks wrote:Danny Salazar and Julio Teheran have been added to the FA market. If the money is right, either could be a #5 starter.

Are you looking for the Cubs to corner the market on #5’s? Seems like they have enough.
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Postby Post Count Padder » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:50 am

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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby Backtobanks » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:33 am

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Backtobanks wrote:Danny Salazar and Julio Teheran have been added to the FA market. If the money is right, either could be a #5 starter.

Are you looking for the Cubs to corner the market on #5’s? Seems like they have enough.


They can't afford a #1-4 and don't have a #5 sure thing right now.
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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby Tim » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:50 am

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d_money wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:Danny Salazar and Julio Teheran have been added to the FA market. If the money is right, either could be a #5 starter.

Are you looking for the Cubs to corner the market on #5’s? Seems like they have enough.


They can't afford a #1-4 and don't have a #5 sure thing right now.

Can you point to a team with a "#5 sure thing" at this point in the offseason?
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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:14 am

Backtobanks wrote:
d_money wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:Danny Salazar and Julio Teheran have been added to the FA market. If the money is right, either could be a #5 starter.

Are you looking for the Cubs to corner the market on #5’s? Seems like they have enough.


They can't afford a #1-4 and don't have a #5 sure thing right now.

Certainly Salazar and probably Teheran aren’t a “sure thing” upgrade over any single one of or some combination of Chatwood, Adbert, Mills or Rea right now for the internal #5 options.
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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby TomtheBombadil » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:26 pm

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