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  1. Cubs offseason needs/ Talk

    What do you guys think it would cost prospect wise to get Sean Murphy from Oakland? He's entering his arbitration years but won't become Oakland expensive for another 2 seasons. From what I could see at Savant, he's a very good pitch framer and good enough with the bat especially in the 5-7 area...
  2. Cubs offseason needs/ Talk

    Let's go down the "Don't bring back Contreras but start making a run in 2023" rabbit hole . That means the Cubs need to upgrade 3 spots in the batting order and add some LH/S to the line up. The Cubs have an estimated payroll of $107.5M according to baseball prospectus for 2023. The CBT is set...
  3. Cubs offseason needs/ Talk

    I can understand that, but it doesn't change that the Cubs will have to get offensive increase at another position. So if you're giving up O at catcher, I'm presuming you agree with going with Mervis at 1B. If Davis is joining the OF next year, the Cubs will still have 2B, 3B, and DH to shore up...
  4. Cubs offseason needs/ Talk

    Let's try to get realistic about the Cubs catching situation for 2023 and beyond. How do they get better than bringing back Contreras? They don't have a true player on the farm we can trust to be better or even as good. If they did give up on him offensively to get someone better at framing at...
  5. Cubs Farm System And Prospects Discussion Thread

    And he may not. I was just pointing out that he's the only real difference maker at 3B and what he might cost. He has 5 years and 144 M left on his deal. I figure any deal, if he goes to FA would have to be 6-8 yr with 35 AAV. I think the Cubs would be better off going SS myself.
  6. Cubs Farm System And Prospects Discussion Thread

    Arenado is the only difference maker at the position available in FA. And he's going to cost 35-40M. Rendon would cost little prospect wise but that's 4 years worth of albatross if he doesn't bounce back.
  7. Dynasty Gone

    Because it is when you get down to it. Since 2013 the Dodgers have made the playoffs every year. They have 1 title. The Red Sox have only made the playoffs 5 times in the same period, just over half, yet have 2 titles. Go back another decade on the Dodgers have 14 post season runs to the Red Sox...
  8. Dynasty Gone

    Where did I say that? What I pointed out is that the Cubs aren't as far behind the Dodgers in terms of success and excitement for the fans as people like to claim. NLCS in 2015, title in 2016, NLCS in 2017, playoffs in 2018, missed in 2019 but were close and about .500. playoffs in 2020. It...
  9. Could Aaron Judge be in play for Cubs in offseason?

    Were steroids illegal then? Nope? Then they weren't cheating. Get over yourself.
  10. Opening Day Lineup 2023

    I'll play. The Cubs have just under 110M projected in payroll right now for 2023. That's 100-110M they could put out there if they wanted to be super serious about getting into being not just playoff but WS contenders again. I'd love to see Contreras come back on a 5-6 year deal paying him AAV...
  11. Dynasty Gone

    But you have to look at other stats, so why are you looking at WAR again? And why would you necessarily want the 90 game guy? Would you want him if his MO was only to give you about 120 a year like Harper was the first half of his career? I understand your thought process, but why would you even...
  12. Dynasty Gone

    A game? WAR impacts individual games? I could have sworn it was a indication of total number of games, in whole or part, that a player would lead to a team winning in a season versus having a replacement player. You're saying it affects a, as in singular, game? So how does one acquire more than...
  13. Dynasty Gone

    It's supposed to means Wins Above Replacement. If I'm understanding that correctly, and please correct me if I have this part wrong, but it means the number of more wins your team should expect with this player were on your team versus a traditional replacement player available, typically from...
  14. Dynasty Gone

    No it doesn't. It doesn't say if a guy is great at one thing, like Schwarber, what that thing is, or if he's good at a lot of things. Would you rather have Schwarber, WAR right now of 1.5, or Joc Pederson, WAR of 1.3. Schwarber does have 15 more HRs but Joc is batting 50 points higher, gets on...
  15. Dynasty Gone

    I could care less about where he ranks in HR as a lead off hitter. IMO, WAR is the most useless stats ever thought up. It doesn't tell you how a player is affecting games. Ruin may be the wrong word, but waste isn't when you compare what he does when he's batting in the 5 or 6 slot.
  16. Dynasty Gone

    You might want to look at some numbers before you post about a guy batting lead off. As the lead off hitter so far this year, Schwarber is hitting .214 with a .301 OBP. He might be "doing it" but I wouldn't say well
  17. Dynasty Gone

    So who from that 2016 are you pining to have back as a Cub? Between Rizzo, Baez, Bryant, and Schwarber, the only one hitting above .230 is Bryant and he's played all of 42 games this year. Rizzo and Schwarber do each have 30 plus homers, but their OBPs are less than .340. That team was great...
  18. A CRAZY idea to "improve" baseball

    I don't disagree with that, but it doesn't make the product more watchable necessarily. I know my idea is radical to say the least, but it does address a major thing brought up when people talk about why they don't watch more. Fans want to see the best players be able to affect the game when it...
  19. A CRAZY idea to "improve" baseball

    One of the complaints you hear about baseball is how few times the best players in a line up can get an actual chance to affect the game, especially later in the game. This is due to the fact that you have 9 players on the field and you have to go through the line up to get back to the top. What...
  20. Cubs post trade deadline 2023 outlook

    And that's the difference between the team/ownership making decisions versus the players on the field. If the team decides to shut down Hendricks for the season, it is their choice, But if they send him out there, he should be pitching to win. Whomever is on the field should be playing to win.
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