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    Sticky: Vogelbach better get a waiver, unless 1b and DH...

    Vogelbach better get a waiver, unless 1b and DH counts.
  2. Alright then. Hope they are right.

    Alright then. Hope they are right.
  3. Thread: Kris Bryant

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    But, and I guess I understand that this is very,...

    But, and I guess I understand that this is very, very hard for some fans to acknowledge:

    It wasn't just a matter of "The CBA doesn't stop them from making whatever roster moves they want." And...
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    Sticky: If this is simply a matter of "this is what's...

    If this is simply a matter of "this is what's agreed to in the contract," why do the Cubs feel the need to lie about it?
  5. Thread: Kris Bryant

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    http://articles.latimes.com/2007/sep/29/sports/sp-...

    http://articles.latimes.com/2007/sep/29/sports/sp-dodrep29

    Consider that *maybe* your gut reactions to this aren't all there is, and learn.
  6. Thread: Kris Bryant

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    If that were true, then you could just send a guy...

    If that were true, then you could just send a guy to the minors instead of putting him on the DL and claim it is a "baseball reason."
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    Sticky: The recourse is retroactively awarding the...

    The recourse is retroactively awarding the service time.
  8. Thread: Kris Bryant

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    That's not what it means, unfortunately.

    That's not what it means, unfortunately.
  9. Thread: Kris Bryant

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    I would *definitely* be shocked if anything...

    I would *definitely* be shocked if anything actually came of this.

    I think Rosenthal nailed it pretty well: The Union has been making a slightly bigger stink about it the last few years, building...
  10. Thread: Kris Bryant

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    And they respond with "you didn't act in good...

    And they respond with "you didn't act in good faith" and then an arbitrator decides.

    If it was as simple as "the CBA allows it so we can," then the Cubs wouldn't be doing the "baseball reasons"...
  11. Thread: Kris Bryant

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    Ask Bradley Aiken and Jacob Nix. Or they could...

    Ask Bradley Aiken and Jacob Nix.

    Or they could just file it the day after he's called up.
  12. Thread: Kris Bryant

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    Nope. I've seen it referenced many times over the...

    Nope. I've seen it referenced many times over the years in regards to various grievances, but I have no idea where it is in the actual CBA, or if it is even in there and not labor law or some other...
  13. Thread: Kris Bryant

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    That's still going to be true three weeks into...

    That's still going to be true three weeks into the season, and it isn't why he is being held down.

    Be honest.
  14. Thread: Kris Bryant

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    You know that's a lie. There's a difference...

    You know that's a lie.

    There's a difference between "it's not against the rules" and "nobody's been punished because we can come up with a transparent lie that is hard to disprove."
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    The rules do not allow you to manipulate service...

    The rules do not allow you to manipulate service time and roster considerations against a player for non-baseball reasons.

    It's a very, very hard rule to enforce and has been widely ignored in...
  16. Thread: Kris Bryant

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    It's not quite as clear-cut as you think. The...

    It's not quite as clear-cut as you think. The proverbial case law has never been tested.

    What they are doing is absolutely wrong. It's just very hard to prove.
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    Sticky: The most consistent predictor of future arm...

    The most consistent predictor of future arm problems is past arm problems, by a wide margin.

    If the best pitching prospects all come with that kind of baggage, take a hitter.
  18. Thread: Kris Bryant

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    I imagine they care a tiny bit. You lose the...

    I imagine they care a tiny bit. You lose the grievance, the player can have the service time awarded and you lose the extra year you care about.
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    Sticky: This is like June 1998 Sosa except it doesn't...

    This is like June 1998 Sosa except it doesn't count for anything.
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    Sticky: Those aren't mutually exclusive. He probably...

    Those aren't mutually exclusive. He probably believes a lot of it, but that doesn't mean he's not reveling in the spotlight it creates and doing it on purpose.
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    Sticky: So they saw something ... in his medical report...

    So they saw something ... in his medical report ... that made them not want to sign him...

    That's kinda the opposite of what "clean" means.
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    Sticky: He's trolling. He says dumb stuff, people talk...

    He's trolling. He says dumb stuff, people talk about him, he stays in the spotlight. It's working.
  23. Thread: Kris Bryant

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    I *think* that if a player is optioned and then...

    I *think* that if a player is optioned and then called back up in less than 20 days, not only do they not burn the option year, they also get the service time back for the time they missed.

    So if...
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    Sticky: Sorry. There's been a weird trend of "I saw the...

    Sorry. There's been a weird trend of "I saw the guy foul off two pitches and hit a line out in one at-bat so he's actually been really good this spring" going on in Cubs fandom this month, and I've...
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    Sticky: You know the standards have been set remarkably...

    You know the standards have been set remarkably low when 11 Ks and 1 BB in 31 PAs is considered not that bad.
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