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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby davell » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:18 pm

Off-season... Sign Harper, trade one or two of Addy, Happ, or Almora for the best starting pitcher you can get, and sign one of the big pen arms, since the class is loaded. I think this can be done and keep us under the top tier of the LT.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Bertz » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:22 pm

Backtobanks wrote:If somehow we could convince Kershaw to opt out after this year and pay him 6 years/185-200 million, we might be better off than Harper at 10yrs./350 million. Kershaw certainly fills a bigger need than Harper, especially with the emergence of Bote possibly moving Bryant to the OF.


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Postby mul21 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:28 pm

Backtobanks wrote:If somehow we could convince Kershaw to opt out after this year and pay him 6 years/185-200 million, we might be better off than Harper at 10yrs./350 million. Kershaw certainly fills a bigger need than Harper, especially with the emergence of Bote possibly moving Bryant to the OF.


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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby champaignchris » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:53 pm

Harper since the ASB: .339/.447/.677
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby javy knows my name » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:44 pm

Got to see him oppo dong in person last night. Acuna, too.

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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby The Logan » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:28 pm

champaignchris wrote:Harper since the ASB: .339/.447/.677


The derby really horsefeathers his swing up
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby David » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:42 pm

The Logan wrote:
champaignchris wrote:Harper since the ASB: .339/.447/.677


The derby really horsefeathers his swing up


Javy too
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:49 pm

And Schwarb-
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby CubinNY » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:19 am

I don’t know why but I get especially pissed at Cub fans who think Harper will break the Rickett’s pocketbook.

They horsefeathering own entire city blocks and a billion dollar company that is not the Chicago Cubs in addition to owning the Chicago Cubs who are worth a billion dollars x3. The only thing that will stop them from spending is peer pressure from other billionaires.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby stitchface » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:38 am

CubinNY wrote:I don’t know why but I get especially pissed at Cub fans who think Harper will break the Rickett’s pocketbook.

They horsefeathering own entire city blocks and a billion dollar company that is not the Chicago Cubs in addition to owning the Chicago Cubs who are worth a billion dollars x3. The only thing that will stop them from spending is peer pressure from other billionaires.



and also greed.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Regular Show » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:45 am

CubinNY wrote:I don’t know why but I get especially pissed at Cub fans who think Harper will break the Rickett’s pocketbook.

They horsefeathering own entire city blocks and a billion dollar company that is not the Chicago Cubs in addition to owning the Chicago Cubs who are worth a billion dollars x3. The only thing that will stop them from spending is peer pressure from other billionaires.


I'm pretty sure the Ricketts don't give a horsefeathers what the other team owners/billionaires think of them. An understated story during the CBA discussions is the tension and bad feelings between the owners of big market teams vs. the small market teams. The owners in small markets resent the ownership groups in big markets and always complain about competitive balance and finances and whatnot.

The owners in big markets tell them to shut up and be happy with the extra draft picks and revenue-sharing checks they receive. They always come to some kind of agreement but the bad feelings remain.

I'm pretty sure the Ricketts will spend whatever it takes to get a talent like Harper if Epstein really wants to sign him.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:33 am

CubinNY wrote:I don’t know why but I get especially pissed at Cub fans who think Harper will break the Rickett’s pocketbook.

They horsefeathering own entire city blocks and a billion dollar company that is not the Chicago Cubs in addition to owning the Chicago Cubs who are worth a billion dollars x3. The only thing that will stop them from spending is peer pressure from other billionaires.

I get more annoyed with the “If the Cubs sign Bryce how can they afford to re-sign Hendricks, Russell, Schwarber, etc.”. Who cares he’s Bryce horsefeathering Harper. Sign him now and figure horsefeathers out later.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby abmillis » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:56 am

Cubswin11 wrote:
CubinNY wrote:I don’t know why but I get especially pissed at Cub fans who think Harper will break the Rickett’s pocketbook.

They horsefeathering own entire city blocks and a billion dollar company that is not the Chicago Cubs in addition to owning the Chicago Cubs who are worth a billion dollars x3. The only thing that will stop them from spending is peer pressure from other billionaires.

I get more annoyed with the “If the Cubs sign Bryce how can they afford to re-sign Hendricks, Russell, Schwarber, etc.”. Who cares he’s Bryce horsefeathering Harper. Sign him now and figure horsefeathers out later.


You sign them with the extra hundreds of millions you get on TV deals, tickets, World Series gear, etc. that you make after adding Bryce to the Cubs.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:05 am

Sign Harper, extend Bryant, ride the wave the next 3 years, and develop/trade/sign replacements for everyone else
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Backtobanks » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:54 pm

stitchface wrote:
CubinNY wrote:I don’t know why but I get especially pissed at Cub fans who think Harper will break the Rickett’s pocketbook.

They horsefeathering own entire city blocks and a billion dollar company that is not the Chicago Cubs in addition to owning the Chicago Cubs who are worth a billion dollars x3. The only thing that will stop them from spending is peer pressure from other billionaires.



and also greed.



When I was young, everybody hated the Yankees because Steinbrenner bought all the players he wanted. I admired him for putting his money on the field instead of in his pocket or using it for a tax break. Meanwhile I suffered through miserable Cub seasons while Wrigley used the Cubs to write off profits from his gum company.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:18 pm

Backtobanks wrote:When I was young, everybody hated the Yankees because Steinbrenner bought all the players he wanted. I admired him


Monsters like the Steinbrenners and the Ricketts are a necessary evil when it comes to our sportsball teams, and should only ever be begrudgingly tolerated at BEST.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Backtobanks » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:05 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:When I was young, everybody hated the Yankees because Steinbrenner bought all the players he wanted. I admired him


Monsters like the Steinbrenners and the Ricketts are a necessary evil when it comes to our sportsball teams, and should only ever be begrudgingly tolerated at BEST.


They're easier to tolerate (or admire) when they own my sports team. Meanwhile all of those other filthy rich owners are claiming they can't afford to build winning teams.
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:07 pm

Backtobanks wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:When I was young, everybody hated the Yankees because Steinbrenner bought all the players he wanted. I admired him


Monsters like the Steinbrenners and the Ricketts are a necessary evil when it comes to our sportsball teams, and should only ever be begrudgingly tolerated at BEST.


They're easier to tolerate (or admire)


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Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:37 pm

That's a good line for the Nationals.
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jersey cubs fan wrote:That's a good line for the Nationals.

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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby davell » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:00 am



Some here may not know this guy. That said, he's definitely got a legit source. He actually broke that it was Monasterio going in the Murphy deal. You gotta know something, if you get THAT right lol.....

So anyway, worried about the Braves?

I'm guessing we're concerned about creativity? Liberty could potentially offer up a stake of Formula One to him, I guess? Or NASCAR, if they buy it? No idea, not even sure it's legal to do that kind of stuff...... But, if they're concerned with the Braves, it's gotta be more than just money......
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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby treebird » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:56 pm

davell wrote:https://twitter.com/cubprospects/status/1042574728257589249?s=19

Some here may not know this guy. That said, he's definitely got a legit source. He actually broke that it was Monasterio going in the Murphy deal. You gotta know something, if you get THAT right lol.....

So anyway, worried about the Braves?

I'm guessing we're concerned about creativity? Liberty could potentially offer up a stake of Formula One to him, I guess? Or NASCAR, if they buy it? No idea, not even sure it's legal to do that kind of stuff...... But, if they're concerned with the Braves, it's gotta be more than just money......


if there’s somehow an enormous loophole that allows teams to sidestep the competitive balance tax by giving players portions of companies in lieu of additional salary, bryce harper is about to be the proud co-owner of a bunch of unused never-trump stationery and like a million bison.
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Postby UMFan83 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:41 pm

davell wrote:https://twitter.com/cubprospects/status/1042574728257589249?s=19

Some here may not know this guy. That said, he's definitely got a legit source. He actually broke that it was Monasterio going in the Murphy deal. You gotta know something, if you get THAT right lol.....

So anyway, worried about the Braves?

I'm guessing we're concerned about creativity? Liberty could potentially offer up a stake of Formula One to him, I guess? Or NASCAR, if they buy it? No idea, not even sure it's legal to do that kind of stuff...... But, if they're concerned with the Braves, it's gotta be more than just money......


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Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:58 pm

The Braves noise is imo due to a couple obvious factors
* young team with good mix of offensive/pitching talent
* about to win his division already without him
* could be one 6-win player away from the top seed in the NL

So from his perspective they would seem to align perfectly to suit him. From the team's perspective they may be willing to completely break the bank to sign him given how much talent they already have on cheap controllable contracts.

This could all tie in with the recent-ish seemingly accepted idea that machado is going to bring in a bigger contract than Harper. If you buy that, maybe atlanta is letting people know they're willing to make that not so.
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