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Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Postby KingCubsFan » Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:07 am

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CubinNY wrote:My fever dream know is that the Ricketts trade every one, piss off javy and Rizzo to the point that it becomes impossible for them not to say something and Wrigley in 3/4 empty and so is their overpriced hotel. They can’t make payments and have to sell everything. The MLB owners lose their minds and let Cuban buy the team and we start all over. My fantasy world is so, so much better than the real world.

You fantasy world sounds like a horsefeathering nightmare.

Not to mention his fantasy world has put billions in the Ricketts pocket while leaving the organization in shambles. That’s a strange fantasy unless this is a Todd Ricketts account.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Postby CubinNY » Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:23 am

KingCubsFan wrote:
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CubinNY wrote:My fever dream know is that the Ricketts trade every one, piss off javy and Rizzo to the point that it becomes impossible for them not to say something and Wrigley in 3/4 empty and so is their overpriced hotel. They can’t make payments and have to sell everything. The MLB owners lose their minds and let Cuban buy the team and we start all over. My fantasy world is so, so much better than the real world.

You fantasy world sounds like a horsefeathering nightmare.

Not to mention his fantasy world has put billions in the Ricketts pocket while leaving the organization in shambles. That’s a strange fantasy unless this is a Todd Ricketts account.

Billions are already in their account and they won’t own the Cubs. 1point for me. The Cubs are a nightmare right now and are going to be for the foreseeable future.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:34 am

CubinNY wrote:My fever dream know is that the Ricketts trade every one, piss off javy and Rizzo to the point that it becomes impossible for them not to say something and Wrigley in 3/4 empty and so is their overpriced hotel. They can’t make payments and have to sell everything. The MLB owners lose their minds and let Cuban buy the team and we start all over. My fantasy world is so, so much better than the real world.

Cuban isn’t the savior owner he’s made out to be. He’d absolutely run the team similar to the Ricketts.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Postby Bertz » Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:35 am

This is the baseball equivalent of Dwight's Hotel Hell fantasy
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Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Postby ConstableRabbit » Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:13 am

CubinNY wrote:
KingCubsFan wrote:
ConstableRabbit wrote:You fantasy world sounds like a horsefeathering nightmare.

Not to mention his fantasy world has put billions in the Ricketts pocket while leaving the organization in shambles. That’s a strange fantasy unless this is a Todd Ricketts account.

Billions are already in their account and they won’t own the Cubs. 1point for me. The Cubs are a nightmare right now and are going to be for the foreseeable future.

The Cubs have made the playoffs in 5 of the last 6 years with 3 NLCS appearances and one title. They’re likely going to be favored to win the division again, and if not favored, will have a decent chance. I’m sorry this has been so hard on you.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:22 am

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The Logan wrote:If they move Bryant and Hendricks to Toronto we better be getting one or two of their legacies back. You can squint to understand why we got what we got for Darvish because of his contract, but Hendricks has no reason to be traded other than "Why keep a good player if we intend to suck while he has value" and Bryant, issues aside, is still one of our most valuable trading chips.


Yeah, I think trading Hendricks would be a sign that we're fully turning the page. At that point you've absolutely got to do Contreras as well.

I actually don't like the idea of trading Bryant in that case though. If we're just fully trolling for value, hold onto the one year guys til the summer. At least one of them will go off and be mega valuable in July. Don't settle for modest value here in January.

You think trading Hendricks is a sign they’re turning the page?


Trading Hendricks is driving back to the library at 11:30 pm and putting the book in the night time deposit slot and accidentally throwing your keys in the slot as well only to realize this wasn’t a library but a closed down bank branch slated for demolition at midnight.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Postby CubinNY » Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:02 pm

ConstableRabbit wrote:
CubinNY wrote:
KingCubsFan wrote:Not to mention his fantasy world has put billions in the Ricketts pocket while leaving the organization in shambles. That’s a strange fantasy unless this is a Todd Ricketts account.

Billions are already in their account and they won’t own the Cubs. 1point for me. The Cubs are a nightmare right now and are going to be for the foreseeable future.

The Cubs have made the playoffs in 5 of the last 6 years with 3 NLCS appearances and one title. They’re likely going to be favored to win the division again, and if not favored, will have a decent chance. I’m sorry this has been so hard on you.

Not if they trade Hendricks and Bryant. Don’t be ridiculous.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Postby Derwood » Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:52 pm

Mark Cuban has owned the Mavs for how long? He had one nice burst of success with Dirk, but the team has been pretty bad for awhile.

You may argue that a billionaire in an uncapped league might do better, but we have no way of knowing that Cuban would just blow through the LT to build the team
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Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:48 pm

Not to mention his organization is equally as bad or worse when it comes to sexual harassment.
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Not saying it will happen, but the Cubs coming back from a 3-1 deficit to win the World Series does seem like the appropriate way to cap off this season and make the 30-for-30 even better.

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Postby SouthSideRyan » Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:06 pm

Named After Maddux wrote:https://twitter.com/scottymitchtsn/status/1352630861338968067?s=21

If the Cubs move Kyle Hendricks, it’s time to burn the whole thing to the ground.

Edit: Wrong tweet


Are you talking about the Ricketts’s homes?
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Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Postby SouthSideRyan » Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:10 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
Bertz wrote:
The Logan wrote:If they move Bryant and Hendricks to Toronto we better be getting one or two of their legacies back. You can squint to understand why we got what we got for Darvish because of his contract, but Hendricks has no reason to be traded other than "Why keep a good player if we intend to suck while he has value" and Bryant, issues aside, is still one of our most valuable trading chips.


Yeah, I think trading Hendricks would be a sign that we're fully turning the page. At that point you've absolutely got to do Contreras as well.

I actually don't like the idea of trading Bryant in that case though. If we're just fully trolling for value, hold onto the one year guys til the summer. At least one of them will go off and be mega valuable in July. Don't settle for modest value here in January.

You think trading Hendricks is a sign they’re turning the page?


Trading Hendricks is driving back to the library at 11:30 pm and putting the book in the night time deposit slot and accidentally throwing your keys in the slot as well only to realize this wasn’t a library but a closed down bank branch slated for demolition at midnight.


Also you pooped your pants
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Postby Post Count Padder » Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:20 pm

Yankees essentially sold Adam Ottavino and a prospect to the Red Sox.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:40 pm

Indians brought back Cesar Hernandez, which yeah good for those two but also a FA I was a little worried the Cubs might have real interest in

Greogrius or bust I say, maybe Pillar too. I'd include Semien but he is a better SS than Didi, who is also much more experienced at 2B
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Postby The Logan » Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:03 pm

I mean, I guess I applaud your optimism that the Cubs would make any sort of move that helps them compete, but it feels like an exercise in disappointment right now.
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Postby champaignchris » Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:15 pm

The Logan wrote:I mean, I guess I applaud your optimism that the Cubs would make any sort of move that helps them compete, but it feels like an exercise in disappointment right now.


They did sign an actual backup catcher who shouldn't be too horrible over 200 plate appearances.

But then, I guess that's me being optimistic that they didn't just sign their starting catcher...
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Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:22 pm

Unless they actually sign Didi Gregorius to a two-year contract that pays him $10 to $15 million per season, I am of the belief that the Cubs have shown zero indication or interest in signing anybody for $10 to $15 million per season as they pretend they don't have any money to sign free agents for that.

There is zero reason to think the Cubs are going to stop pretending all so that they can get Didi Gregorius.
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Not saying it will happen, but the Cubs coming back from a 3-1 deficit to win the World Series does seem like the appropriate way to cap off this season and make the 30-for-30 even better.

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Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Postby Bertz » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:13 pm



Well this was unexpected. Surely takes them out on Bryant too.
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Postby Derwood » Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:04 am

Blue Jays, Yankees and Padres are signing everyone
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Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Postby Post Count Padder » Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:17 am

Orioles signed Freddy Galvis. Another PTR player off the market.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

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That's cute they think Seal Boy can play 3rd
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Postby Jaxbro » Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:29 am

Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/1354204942534381572?s=19

Well this was unexpected. Surely takes them out on Bryant too.



Unless they believe he can pitch????
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Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Postby Post Count Padder » Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:45 am

Andrelton Simmons to the Twins on a one-year deal. That's an odd fit. Polanco and Arraez have up the middle covered and Donaldson at 3B.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Postby Bertz » Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:02 am

Post Count Padder wrote:Andrelton Simmons to the Twins on a one-year deal. That's an odd fit. Polanco and Arraez have up the middle covered and Donaldson at 3B.


I think they felt about Polanco playing SS kind of how we feel about Happ in CF. Not a disaster, and the bat's totally worth it, but they'd really like to move him down the defensive spectrum.
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