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

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:48 pm

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JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:I'm just going to assume everyone realized that the gif was a take on the guy's name being Bain...which is a homophone for Bane. ...and he's big. Joke: explained.

what is a bane?

It is the FBI in relation to Happ's WNBA fanaticism.
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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby Derwood » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:52 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:I'm just going to assume everyone realized that the gif was a take on the guy's name being Bain...which is a homophone for Bane. ...and he's big. Joke: explained.

what is a bane?


Short for Banedon
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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby Tim » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:55 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:I'm just going to assume everyone realized that the gif was a take on the guy's name being Bain...which is a homophone for Bane. ...and he's big. Joke: explained.

what is a bane?

Top dollar criminal consulting firm
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Postby UMFan83 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:35 pm

I don’t have time to summarize but Jed interview on the score seems to imply that significant changes are probably happening in the near future

https://670thescore.radio.com/jed-hoyer ... sibilities
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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby TomtheBombadil » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:40 pm

This is interesting:

"Usually at this time of year, you're sort of wrapping up your offseason," Hoyer said on the Bernstein & McKnight Show on Friday. "For us, I think -- not that we haven't been doing a lot of different things behind the scenes, but as far as the kind of moves that fans notice or get excited about, we've been quiet on that front. I guess I would just say I feel like our offseason isn't just ending right now like it usually would be. It's sort of like kind of just beginning. We will certainly be active leading up to the season. Yes, I think it's fair to say this offseason for us has pushed back a little bit. We're sort of just getting things started on some of the things we want to do."


He comments that they can't extend everyone but nobody's asking for that or ever thought that was a thing
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Postby Post Count Padder » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:17 pm

lololol this offseason

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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:22 pm

Wouldn't his ability to play baseball trump his interest or mindset?
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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby Brian » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:32 pm

Ok guys we've got a leadoff problem any suggestions?

How about that guy that hasn't played in two years?

Can he play?

umm...

Does he want to play?

yeah, let me get back to you.
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Postby Brian » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:34 pm



If we're just spitballing guys Ross liked to play with in 2013, how about Big Papi?
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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:38 pm

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If we're just spitballing guys Ross liked to play with in 2013, how about Big Papi?

Taking advantage of HGH exceptions for getting shot in the guts is the new market inefficiency.
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Postby Brian » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:47 pm



Pedro Strop informs me that there are three teams behind his services: Cubs, Marlins and Texas. "This weekend you may sign with one of those three teams." It could be a one-year contract, according to the Palenque native. You will choose the best offer.
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Postby Post Count Padder » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:54 pm

Come back, Pedro.
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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby Post Count Padder » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:55 pm

Brian wrote:

If we're just spitballing guys Ross liked to play with in 2013, how about Big Papi?

What's John Lackey up to?
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Postby champaignchris » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:06 pm

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What’s he going to say? “My boss ambushed me?”

But then, if the financial handcuffs were a surprise, I don’t see why Theo wouldn’t just walk.
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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby 17 Seconds » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:32 am

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what a terrible quote

"paying for new good players? no, that was never happening. trading some guys for some other guys? also no"
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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:02 pm





The only thing I don't believe in there is that Theo thinks we're smart, not with his bird's eye view of the owners clowning everyone

Oh there's also new stuff about status quo being most likely so who knows
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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby Bertz » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:19 pm



Bastian and Mooney both with articles since last night about a Baez extension. We've been hearing this all winter, so there's seemingly something there. I'm assuming at this point the offseason plan is either:

- KB out, ~$5M worth of bench help in, Javy extended, a little bit of money squirreled away for the deadline
- Q out, ~$2M worth of bench help in, Javy extended, austerity deadline

Probably depending on what the offers for KB look like.
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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby Bertz » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:20 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/tonyandracki23/status/1218557962194751488?s=21

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

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:30 pm

https://www.mlb.com/news/dusty-baker-ma ... ith-astros

I don't know how he does it, more power to him I guess, but am starting to wonder if MLB teams are aware there are other black guys with management potential
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Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:34 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/ballskwok/status/1218597364182781952?s=21


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