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  1. Well said

    Well said
  2. Hammel is definitely shaky, and could very well...

    Hammel is definitely shaky, and could very well see himself getting switched out for someone like Warren or Cahill if he struggles over several starts. But he's owed something like $9m this year...
  3. I don't necessarily see it as a problem....

    I don't necessarily see it as a problem. Analytically, most pitchers see a significant drop-off in performance when they go a third time through the opposing order. I thought Maddon protected Hammel...
  4. That's a fair point. The only problem I have with...

    That's a fair point. The only problem I have with that logic for this roster is that, more likely than not, they will go with 8 relievers for most of the year. That's what they did last year, and...
  5. Now that I agree with. Adding the prized "YCSP"...

    Now that I agree with. Adding the prized "YCSP" is something that most would agree would really fit this particular roster very nicely, it's just that the acquisition cost of said YCSP may be...
  6. Moving on from the discussion of "To Trade For...

    Moving on from the discussion of "To Trade For More MLB starters or Not," as I think it seems unlikely at this point that such a trade will happen before the start of the season, unless it's a deal...
  7. Again, it's a matter of degree. I don't think...

    Again, it's a matter of degree. I don't think anyone is saying that all potentially valuable prospects need to be held onto and not traded. It just has to be a deal where the terms of the deal are...
  8. I think there's really two issues to consider:...

    I think there's really two issues to consider: The first is the absolute platonic ideal way to construct the 25 and 40 man rosters to maximize competitiveness in the near future, and then there's the...
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    great write up on Almora over at BN: ...

    great write up on Almora over at BN:

    http://www.bleachernation.com/2015/12/18/chicago-cubs-prospects-progress-part-5-albert-almora/
  10. I agree with this, I just don't know that the...

    I agree with this, I just don't know that the market is going to come back to reasonable by the time ST rolls around.
  11. That's a terrible way to look at things. Nothing...

    That's a terrible way to look at things. Nothing is guaranteed next year or the year after. There's only so much value any given organization has. You don't force the issue in an acquisition just...
  12. You have to figure the Cardinals are far from...

    You have to figure the Cardinals are far from finished. I don't see them having a 99+ win projection after the dust settles, but I think if you look at a system like PECOTA that takes strenght of...
  13. This is the fallacy I think we people are banking...

    This is the fallacy I think we people are banking on. At this point, I don't think there's a "high likelihood" of any particular personnel move coming other than someone is going to leave the 40 man....
  14. It's incredibly relevant. It does a better job of...

    It's incredibly relevant. It does a better job of predicting the future runs allowed of the pitcher than the actual previous runs allowed.
  15. It's not really mis leading. FIP measures things...

    It's not really mis leading. FIP measures things the defense clearly has nothing to do with. Obviously the opposing batter has something to do with K's, BB's, and HR, even HBP. The key is separating...
  16. The front office didn't say that at all. They...

    The front office didn't say that at all. They said they were very very close on a big deal, and all indications were that it was a deal with the Padres centered around Baez and Castro for Tyson Ross,...
  17. I'm skeptical that the Cubs could even afford...

    I'm skeptical that the Cubs could even afford David Price if they wanted to. I'm also skeptical that it's a good idea to have 2 similarly aged over 30 pitchers with 6+ years and 125+ million each on...
  18. Poll: But why risk it at all? What's the upside? Why...

    But why risk it at all? What's the upside? Why not give him a breather and pull him a little early? The risk of injury may be significantly greater for pitchers under 25 who have high pitch counts,...
  19. Poll: He's currently at 122 pitches. Theres' a chance...

    He's currently at 122 pitches. Theres' a chance he will throw 125+ with 11 games left to go in the season and a 4 run lead. I just don't see why you would throw him out there. Why risk it?
  20. Poll: Not that it matters too much but: 1. Fowler CF...

    Not that it matters too much but:

    1. Fowler CF
    2. Rizzo 1B
    3. Schwarber LF
    4. Bryant 3B
    5. Coghlan RF
    6. Castro 2B
    7. Montero C
    8. Arrieta
  21. And we have our first quibble with an arbitration...

    And we have our first quibble with an arbitration estimate :) which by my count changes what $5 mil or so from my estimate?

    I'd be very surprised if Wood goes to arbitration. I would guess the...
  22. Poll: :D No, an unexpected extra 2 hours in the middle...

    :D No, an unexpected extra 2 hours in the middle of my day did.

    Generally speaking though, you guys are really focusing on some small *** sample sizes to inform what you think the Cubs should do...
  23. Poll: Then use the best data and inputs available with...

    Then use the best data and inputs available with the best process for determining who your best 8 hitters are. With respect to Kris Bryant, there is no statistical argument with any substance to...
  24. Poll: Come on folks, this isn't hard. 10 PA is...

    Come on folks, this isn't hard. 10 PA is literally meaningless. Bryant could be 10-10 with 10 HR against someone, coming up with the bases loaded with 2 out in the 7th inning or later every time, or...
  25. Hey guys been a long time. Had a weird day at the...

    Hey guys been a long time. Had a weird day at the office so I thought I'd put some thoughts down. By my count, between existing contracts and arbitration, as well as filling out the rest of the...
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