The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

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Postby David » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:04 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
David wrote:you've confused "don't really get emotional about a game" with "don't even watch"

i'll have you know i wasted plenty of hours watching regular season cubs in 2018


Dude, you kinda just dunked all over yourself.


what
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:05 pm

you're not a true fan until you've thrown your remote and broken your tv
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:05 pm

"I sit there like a robot watching my favorite baseball team a LOT" is kind of a complete self-own, unless it was intentional, in which case: nicely done.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:06 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:you're not a true fan until you've thrown your remote and broken your tv


Does it count if David does that because the TV tried to steal his lady (the Instant Pot)?
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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:11 pm

You can 100% tell how things are going for the Cubs by how many pissing matches the board gets into.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:13 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:you're not a true fan until you've thrown your remote and broken your tv


Does it count if David does that because the TV tried to steal his lady (the Instant Pot)?

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:14 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:You can 100% tell how things are going for the Cubs by how many pissing matches the board gets into.


I love David the Robot, you jerk.
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Postby David » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:18 pm

I broke a cell phone during game seven and almost did after bears Packers this year. I'm not a sane person.
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Postby David » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:20 pm

David wrote:I broke a cell phone during game seven and almost did after bears Packers this year. I'm not a sane person.


To add to this, if the Cubs could horsefeathers up 1/16 of the season in one night I would be just as crazy as you guys in those threads
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Postby Backtobanks » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:47 pm

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Bull wrote:Not too many players, just too few teams.



Why complicate matters when we can get rid of Chatwood, Duensing, and Kintzler in one trade while picking up a #5 starter, a solid lefty, and a speedy utility guy without spending any more of PTR money.


Just a bow to your legendary three team trade proposals of yesteryear.


Back then I had to help Hendry out, but now it looks like Theo and PTR need some help.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:51 pm

Gross, he's not a leadoff hitter

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Postby David » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:56 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:Gross, he's not a leadoff hitter



Why's that gross?
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Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:17 pm

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Cubswin11 wrote:Gross, he's not a leadoff hitter



Why's that gross?

I don't think he's all that good (or at least a ~5 win player like last year, he's probably closer to 2-3), he's going to be 30 when the year starts, he certainly isn't a leadoff hitter and he'd project to have like the 7th best OBP on the team next year, he seems pretty BABIP/speed dependent, I don't like the idea of having guys steal in front of KB/Rizzo/etc., he's going to take some real things to trade for that I'd rather keep whatever it takes or use them for something else, his career OBP (pretty much the same as Heyward's) wouldn't have been top 60 last year and his Steamer projection for 2019 (.329) wouldn't have been top 80. His numbers up until the last 2 years are awful Almoraish in the majors and minors.
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Postby Tim » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:18 pm

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Cubswin11 wrote:Gross, he's not a leadoff hitter



Why's that gross?

I wouldn't want to be the one to pay for him after he had a career year to over-inflate his value. If I could pay for him as a 2.5-3 war player, sure. If he's going to be valued as a 5+ war guy? No way. I don't believe he's that guy going into this 30's.
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Postby Brian » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:21 pm

I like how the article says the Royals are not in win now mode and rebuilding so he doesn't fit into their plans, while every player from the Cubs he suggested will make the same or more money and is closer or the same amount away from free agency.
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Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Postby Bertz » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:26 pm

I like Merrifield the player well enough in a vacuum, but he'd be a pretty infuriating acquisition in our current position. Why would the team go get him when they could have used those same player resources on a starter cheaper than Hamels, freeing up that money for a run at Harper. Plus, since he's not a viable backup SS, he doesn't actually fill any hole on this team.
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Postby Little Slide Rooter » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:29 pm

JennieGarthAlgar wrote:http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25226392/chicago-cubs-open-trading-3b-kris-bryant

Open to trading KB? What the actual horsefeathers is happening


It’s called click bait.
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Postby Backtobanks » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:17 pm

Little Slide Rooter wrote:
JennieGarthAlgar wrote:http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25226392/chicago-cubs-open-trading-3b-kris-bryant

Open to trading KB? What the actual horsefeathers is happening


It’s called click bait.


Maybe Theo ought to use bait and switch. Get offers for Bryant and then send Bote instead.
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Postby SCCubbieFAN » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:28 pm

Tim wrote:
David wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:Gross, he's not a leadoff hitter



Why's that gross?

I wouldn't want to be the one to pay for him after he had a career year to over-inflate his value. If I could pay for him as a 2.5-3 war player, sure. If he's going to be valued as a 5+ war guy? No way. I don't believe he's that guy going into this 30's.



Perhaps the Cubs are trying to cash in on another former SC Gamecock ala JBJr. and Steve Pearce and the pixie dust that follows them! :D
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:33 pm

didn’t whit have some unsavory tweets exposed?
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Postby Agony and Ivy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:52 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:didn’t whit have some unsavory tweets exposed?


His name is Whit Merrifield, the tweets that everyone should be concerned about are the ones they haven't found yet.
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Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Postby abmillis » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:54 am

https://www.bleachernation.com/2018/11/ ... eOIY7tF8E0

hopefully, this means they can all unite in their hatred of David Ross once again.
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Postby Brian » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:11 am

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:didn’t whit have some unsavory tweets exposed?


it's on the lower level of bad old tweets
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Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Postby toonsterwu » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:46 am

Little Slide Rooter wrote:
JennieGarthAlgar wrote:http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25226392/chicago-cubs-open-trading-3b-kris-bryant

Open to trading KB? What the actual horsefeathers is happening


It’s called click bait.


It's Buster Olney. I highly doubt he did it as click bait. I could be wrong, but Olney has a fairly solid rep, even with all of ESPN's issues. My guess is he legitimately heard something ... who leaked it and why becomes the issue.

To be real clear, I highly doubt the Cubs ponder dealing Bryant unless it's a monster deal, the type of deal you can't turn down (as good as Bryant is ... yeah, there are hypotheticals you can make to fit that demand) ... but therein lies the rub ... those types of deals tend to mean the other side wouldn't do it either.
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