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Postby davell » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:59 pm

I kind of expect us to just add nominal pieces this year. A pen arm and a back end guy, to help with the back half. Since we don't have many days off.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:31 pm

davell wrote:I kind of expect us to just add nominal pieces this year. A pen arm and a back end guy, to help with the back half. Since we don't have many days off.

Agree. I’d rather go quantity that quality. Orioles have those pieces too like Cashner + a bullpen arm (Brach, Givens, O’Day).
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Postby Tim » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:40 pm

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davell wrote:I kind of expect us to just add nominal pieces this year. A pen arm and a back end guy, to help with the back half. Since we don't have many days off.

Agree. I’d rather go quantity that quality. Orioles have those pieces too like Chasner + a bullpen a

Hopefully that Chasner guy is a lot better than Cashner. I don't trust him at all.
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Postby CubinNY » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:45 pm

I hope our Cobs can figure out a way to get Archer.
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Postby Backtobanks » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:58 pm

CubinNY wrote:I hope our Cobs can figure out a way to get Archer.


Hopefully his performance has lowered the price, but probably not.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:39 pm

Hot take: Archer is not a very attractive trade target. He hasn’t had a sub-4 ERA since 2015, he turns 30 in September, and the Rays are naturally going to try to get value like they’re trading away an ace. You can get a 3ish win pitcher in much more attractive packages than Archer.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:44 pm

Give me a well rested Stroman instead, please
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:10 am

I’m not an Archer fan. Especially for the cost.
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Postby Post Count Padder » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:12 pm

I like Archer. I'm still made we traded him. At the same time, there are better fits vs. what we'd have to give up.

(On the other hand, the Rays traded Colome for much less than expected so who knows)
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:49 am

I want Seth Lugo as a bullpen/swingman option. I also wouldn’t mind Gsellman but really like Lugo.

Lugo is controlled through 2023, I’d trade Adbert + for him. Lugo’s basically what we want Adbert to turn in to and he’s controlled plenty long, I’d trade off the little more control of Adbert and a little ceiling to lock in Lugo’s value and control right now.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Regular Show » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:28 am

Cubswin11 wrote:I want Seth Lugo as a bullpen/swingman option. I also wouldn’t mind Gsellman but really like Lugo.

Lugo is controlled through 2023, I’d trade Adbert + for him. Lugo’s basically what we want Adbert to turn in to and he’s controlled plenty long, I’d trade off the little more control of Adbert and a little ceiling to lock in Lugo’s value and control right now.


I had the exact same thought! The Cubs were very interested in Lugo this offseason if I remember correctly. His curveball is very good with one of the highest RPMs among all pitchers. His stock has definitely increased and it'll be pretty hard to trade for him now.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Post Count Padder » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:05 pm

I've liked Lugo for some time too, but for all those same reasons are probably why the Mets won't trade him for anything short of a good haul. They should do some rebuilding and he's controllable and effective.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Tryptamine » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:35 am

There was a speculation piece written a couple days ago that the Orioles might make Bundy available in a trade. He's sporting a 3.81ERA and his peripherals are just so so, but I wonder how much all of that is dragged down by one horrific start where he went 0IP 5H 7ER 2BB 4HR. Since then he's put up a line of 49IP 31H 9.55k/9 2.57bb/9 2.57ERA 4.02FIP 3.82xFIP.SIERA likes him quite a bit 3.58. I wonder if a Happ led package could get it done.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Post Count Padder » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:46 pm

I like our rotation as is. Darvish comes back soon. Monty has been an incredible 6th man. I'd like to see Mills get a shot as a spot starter and Butler at some point should be back too. Wouldn't be bad to invest in another starter but I wouldn't give up what it would take to get Bundy, unless he gets added to a Machado deal and we're dead set on doing that for Russell/Happ and someone like Albertos.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:00 pm

Yeah I don’t think a starter add is on the radar that costs real assets. I think it’s bullpen only right now. And that add could be a guy who could start (Richard, Lugo, Gsellemen, for example).
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:23 pm

maybe he could be a bullpen arm since Butler, Carl, and Morrow all died
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby shnsajax » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:09 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:Give me a well rested Stroman instead, please


I feel like Stroman and Willson could be best friends.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby davell » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:49 pm

Liam Hendriks just got DFA'd by the A's. With the current state of our pen, I'd like to see us give him a shot. He's been solid the past few seasons and evidently has gained his velo back after an early season injury.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Guancous » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:12 pm

Baseball Prospectus article proposing Contreras and Happ for JT Realmuto: https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news ... -big-move/
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Derwood » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:15 pm

Guancous wrote:Baseball Prospectus article proposing Contreras and Happ for JT Realmuto: https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news ... -big-move/


It’s behind a paywall
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:18 pm

Guancous wrote:Baseball Prospectus article proposing Contreras and Happ for JT Realmuto: https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news ... -big-move/

That’s one of the dumbest trade ideas of all time
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:21 pm

Derwood wrote:
Guancous wrote:Baseball Prospectus article proposing Contreras and Happ for JT Realmuto: https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news ... -big-move/


It’s behind a paywall

It should be buried under a wall
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Bertz » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:29 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
Guancous wrote:Baseball Prospectus article proposing Contreras and Happ for JT Realmuto: https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news ... -big-move/

That’s one of the dumbest trade ideas of all time


Seriously. My memory was that Realmuto is basically Willson with the bat but with average framing and one less year of control. That's a better player, but certainly not by enough to give up Happ. I looked it up, and it's two years less of control AND he's a similarly poor framer. So there's just no justification at all.
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:30 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, but homeboy looks like he might only be slightly better at best than Willson at pitch framing. Woof. What the hell do they think the upside would be for the Cubs? "Hey, this guy is a year older, is a FA sooner and has hit a handful more home runs than the guy you have. And be sure to toss in Happ, too."
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Re: Regular Season Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:35 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but homeboy looks like he might only be slightly better at best than Willson at pitch framing. Woof. What the hell do they think the upside would be for the Cubs? "Hey, this guy is a year older, is a FA sooner and has hit a handful more home runs than the guy you have. And be sure to toss in Happ, too."

It seriously makes no sense. Like it doesn’t even get accepted by the Willson/Happ owner in a fantasy league, let alone real life baseball where salary/control play a factor on top of just overall player value
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