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Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:52 pm

Start the Rizzo trade thread, I guess.
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Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

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squally1313 wrote:We need to come up with an acronym or something to just make it clear that you believe the idea of trading Kris Bryant is dumb, motivated by bad and selfish decisions, and should not happen. Against Trading Kris Bryant. ATKB.



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Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:39 pm

Hopefully this is an informed comment with him and the FO being on the same page and not him just spouting off whatever/the FO keeping him in the dark.

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Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Postby Banedon » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:12 pm

Bryant lost his grievance per Passan.
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:16 pm

Banedon wrote:Bryant lost his grievance per Passan.


https://apple.news/A8RyeQY7jQE-TMtG4hdKNVw
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Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Postby Banedon » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:17 pm

Banedon wrote:Bryant lost his grievance per Passan.


I guess we're talking about this here: viewtopic.php?p=394098#p394098
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Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:30 pm

Kris Bryant 2015 ZiPs: 4.3 fWAR, .364 wOBA, 29 HRs, 58 XBHs, 10 SBs, .244 IsoSLG, 9.3% BBs

Alex Bohm 2020 ZiPs: 2.2 fWAR, 101 OPS+, 20 HRs, 48 XBHs, .181 IsoSLG, 8.3% BBs
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Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:21 am

*GIANT GRAIN OF SALT*



But this guy had the Dodgers-Mookie trade package Gammons tweeted out today a few days ago (so maybe there’s a 5% chance he’s legit). He also says a Betts-Dodgers trade is happening tomorrow.
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Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Postby Deeg » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:40 am

I think your 5% is extremely generous. There may be a 5% chance a trade to the Braves happens, but that doesn't mean this scammer had any inside knowledge of it.

Unless the source has whiskers and uses the litter box, I ain't buying it.
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Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Postby Rob » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:48 am

Yeah, that strikes me very much as one of those "throw a bunch of rumors out there and if I get close enough people might think I'm legit" sort of accounts.

That said, I'd love an opportunity to buy "low" on Austin Riley and get a bunch of other pieces too.
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Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Postby Bertz » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:55 pm

I can't see the Braves doing it. They're already ~$15M over last year's end of season payroll, and their ownership group is as faceless and corporate as any other team in the league.

I'm curious about the Padres. They'd be a great fit, but I don't know if they'd be as willing to stretch for KB as they are for Mookie. I guess it might depend on if they still view Pham as a CF.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:01 pm

Bertz wrote:I can't see the Braves doing it. They're already ~$15M over last year's end of season payroll, and their ownership group is as faceless and corporate as any other team in the league.

I'm curious about the Padres. They'd be a great fit, but I don't know if they'd be as willing to stretch for KB as they are for Mookie. I guess it might depend on if they still view Pham as a CF.

We could always take back Inciarte or Shane Greene in a KB trade for money reasons (both are making $6 million or so this year).
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Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Postby Bertz » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:20 pm

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Bertz wrote:I can't see the Braves doing it. They're already ~$15M over last year's end of season payroll, and their ownership group is as faceless and corporate as any other team in the league.

I'm curious about the Padres. They'd be a great fit, but I don't know if they'd be as willing to stretch for KB as they are for Mookie. I guess it might depend on if they still view Pham as a CF.

We could always take back Inciarte or Shane Greene in a KB trade for money reasons (both are making $6 million or so this year).


I wonder if that's enough. But yeah Inciarte would be a solid fit on the roster, and the net $ savings would still be comparable to a Quintana deal, which should be enough. It would mean a lot more infield for Happ, I wonder a lot about how that will go.
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Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Postby The Logan » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:25 pm

Bertz wrote:I can't see the Braves doing it. They're already ~$15M over last year's end of season payroll, and their ownership group is as faceless and corporate as any other team in the league.


Yeah, but weren't they trying to bring back Donaldson? It's possible they were trying to get him cheaper than what the Twins gave him, but he still would've, at the very least, cost what Bryant is costing this year and next.
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Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Postby Bertz » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:40 pm

The Logan wrote:
Bertz wrote:I can't see the Braves doing it. They're already ~$15M over last year's end of season payroll, and their ownership group is as faceless and corporate as any other team in the league.


Yeah, but weren't they trying to bring back Donaldson? It's possible they were trying to get him cheaper than what the Twins gave him, but he still would've, at the very least, cost what Bryant is costing this year and next.


They presumably used most of that money on Ozuna. They still have plenty of room to the CBT, and like most teams they should be able to bump payroll even more, I'd just be very surprised if Liberty Media okayed a ~$40M year over year payroll increase.

The Braves also have very little payroll tied up in future seasons, so maybe it's the case that they are able to shift funds around to make it work.
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Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Postby CubinNY » Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:10 pm

The Pirates have like a $44M payroll, they should have plenty of money for KB.*

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Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Postby Tim » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:22 am

So, wait, I thought this was happening today?
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Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:26 am

Tim wrote:So, wait, I thought this was happening today?

More like @NOmlbintel amirite?
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Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:16 am

Well that guy had this Mookie trade nailed to the exact players 5 days ago. So I guess be on alert here
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Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Postby Deeg » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:54 am

I'd certainly push the Padres for a "best and final offer" before trading Bryant anywhere else.
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Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:00 am

The Cubs responding to the Dodgers acquiring Betts by trading Kris Bryant would be a real cherry on top of the last 3 years. The only real worthwhile response is to complete the infield by trading for Lindor
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