Cubs Sign Austin Romine

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Cubs Sign Austin Romine

Postby Bertz » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:49 pm

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Re: Cubs Sign Austin Romine

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:53 pm

They figured if they are gonna go back to 2013 they may as well load up on everyone's 2013 wish list. Bold.
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Re: Cubs Sign Austin Romine

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:56 pm

When do World Series tix go on sale?
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Re: Cubs Sign Austin Romine

Postby Andy » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:56 pm

Romine put up acceptable backup-catcher numbers in 2018 and '19 and was graded as good on defense. He put up DFA-worthy numbers on both sides of the plate last year.
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Re: Cubs Sign Austin Romine

Postby Bertz » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:57 pm

Last year he was a disaster, but the two years before that he was a solid 2nd division starter type with the Yankees.
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Re: Cubs Sign Austin Romine

Postby abuck1220 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:17 pm

was probably a tough sell convincing ricketts that no, they couldn't actually just go with one catcher this season.
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Re: Cubs Sign Austin Romine

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:43 pm

They should bring back Szcur

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Re: Cubs Sign Austin Romine

Postby Irrelevant Dude » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:43 pm

Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/1352657089336897538?s=19

Whoa! Where did they find the money? Maybe they found a few more data analysts to let go.
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Re: Cubs Sign Austin Romine

Postby champaignchris » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:47 pm

This is the type of catcher I figured they’d eventually sign.

Now, need about five more Big League players to fill out the roster.
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Re: Cubs Sign Austin Romine

Postby sneakypower » Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:24 pm

i feel very inspired by this
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Re: Cubs Sign Austin Romine

Postby Post Count Padder » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:07 pm

We can joke about this but it's a fine move. He's been a decent backup in the past and it's not much money. If we trade Wily and Romine gets 300 at bats then it's a problem.
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Re: Cubs Sign Austin Romine

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:57 am

I would think this is another action that doesn't suggest a tank. Romine's a good backup catcher as those go and not really someone to sign if expecting to trade the starter like Castro might have been
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Re: Cubs Sign Austin Romine

Postby squally1313 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:18 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:I would think this is another action that doesn't suggest a tank. Romine's a good backup catcher as those go and not really someone to sign if expecting to trade the starter like Castro might have been

Or it lets them wait to see if the catching market develops in the regular season to flip romine or contreras without having to throw Amaya to the wolves. Ie our entire strategy from 2011-2014
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Re: Cubs Sign Austin Romine

Postby Old Style » Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:22 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:When do World Series tix go on sale?

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Re: Cubs Sign Austin Romine

Postby Backtobanks » Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:31 pm

squally1313 wrote:
TomtheBombadil wrote:I would think this is another action that doesn't suggest a tank. Romine's a good backup catcher as those go and not really someone to sign if expecting to trade the starter like Castro might have been

Or it lets them wait to see if the catching market develops in the regular season to flip romine or contreras without having to throw Amaya to the wolves. Ie our entire strategy from 2011-2014


They could trade Amaya for a couple of 18 year olds to keep within their timeline.
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