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Jose Martinez traded to Cubs

Postby UMFan83 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:53 pm



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Re: Jose Martinez traded to Cubs

Postby Post Count Padder » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:00 pm

I had him in mind as a lefty masher but I didn't think the Rays would move him. I guess it depends on who the PTBNLs are but not a bad deal on the surface. Also have him under control for two more years if we want.
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Re: Jose Martinez traded to Cubs

Postby Bertz » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:02 pm

He's also a highball hitter in contrast to most of the rest of our lineup. Solid pickup now that the DH looks to be permanent
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:20 pm

He is the worst defender I have ever seen
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Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:21 pm

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Postby Post Count Padder » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:22 pm

Josh Phegley DFA'd too so added bonus.
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Re: Jose Martinez traded to Cubs

Postby Derwood » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:27 pm

Trading for a guy who used to be (but is not currently) good seems about right
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Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:30 pm

.319/.392/.554 slash line vs lefties for his career. He’s a really nice fit. Now go get Pillar or Holt to add some more contact to the lineup.
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Re: Jose Martinez traded to Cubs

Postby PackLandVA » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:30 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:He is the worst defender I have ever seen


Eloy is laughing at your post.
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Postby Post Count Padder » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:34 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:.319/.392/.554 slash line vs lefties for his career. He’s a really nice fit. Now go get Pillar or Holt to add some more contact to the lineup.

Holt signed with the Nats.
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Re: Jose Martinez traded to Cubs

Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:49 pm

Controlled until 2023 as well, I’d assume that’s indicative they think the DH is staying.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:09 pm

Post Count Padder wrote:Josh Phegley DFA'd too so added bonus.


Awesome combo of moves, the years of control should keep Martinez interesting for future trades too and fits arguably the most obvious hole on the 2020 roster
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:58 pm

Im sure Martinez is a perfectly fine person, but I can’t bring myself to be anything but annoyed that positionless spaz is on the Cubs.
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Postby NOLA » Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:30 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Im sure Martinez is a perfectly fine person, but I can’t bring myself to be anything but annoyed that positionless spaz is on the Cubs.

I’d rather be annoyed by either Soler or Eloy as our positionless spaz.
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Postby 17 Seconds » Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:33 pm

his bat waggle pisses me off. you aren't gary sheffield.
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Re: Jose Martinez traded to Cubs

Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:02 pm

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/instagraphs ... l-central/

I didn't realize he was already in his 30s. Scratch my comment on retrade walue
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Re: Jose Martinez traded to Cubs

Postby mul21 » Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:56 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:He is the worst defender I have ever seen


Oof, Chris Duncan in the OF is an easy list topper there for me. Todd Hundley in the OF is close too.
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Re: Jose Martinez traded to Cubs

Postby David » Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:03 pm

mul21 wrote:
SouthSideRyan wrote:He is the worst defender I have ever seen


Oof, Chris Duncan in the OF is an easy list topper there for me. Todd Hundley in the OF is close too.


oh man somehow i had completely forgotten about todd hundley the outfielder
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Re: Jose Martinez traded to Cubs

Postby javy knows my name » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:34 am

Back in the day, a friend of mine described Carlos Lee as a bear on roller skates in LF and it makes me laugh every time I remember it
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:03 am

TomtheBombadil wrote:https://blogs.fangraphs.com/instagraphs/jose-martinez-returns-to-the-nl-central/

I didn't realize he was already in his 30s. Scratch my comment on retrade walue

...so do you think he's younger or older than Tom Holland?
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Re: Jose Martinez traded to Cubs

Postby sneakypower » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:48 pm

Raul Ibanez is probably the worst fielder i immediately think of just based on treasure trove of gifs immortalizing his failures

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Re: Jose Martinez traded to Cubs

Postby sneakypower » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:50 pm

this is a good play to remember though



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Re: Jose Martinez traded to Cubs

Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:13 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:...so do you think he's younger or older than Tom Holland?


Who is Tom Holland?
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Re: Jose Martinez traded to Cubs

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:31 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:...so do you think he's younger or older than Tom Holland?


Who is Tom Holland?

https://lmgtfy.com/?q=Tom+Holland
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Re: Jose Martinez traded to Cubs

Postby Bertz » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:06 pm

Interesting stat I just looked up...career wRC+ overall versus as a DH:

The good:
Martinez - 121 vs 121
Contreras - 114 vs 102
Schwarber - 116 vs 124

The bad:
Kipnis - 103 vs 64
Caratini - 87 vs 29 (only 35 PAs)
Maybin - 94 vs 35

The Cubs have gotten horsefeathers production out of the DH spot this year. It's one of those things like hitting leadoff that really messed with some guys, I remember Giambi being the notorious example.

Moving forward, I'd like to continue using it to keep Willson as an everyday player, as I'm not worried about his bat like I am Javy's. But when he's not DHing split it between Schwarber and Martinez and get whomever of Maybin/Souza/Bote into the lineup and the field based on matchups.
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