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    Yesterday, 08:57 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    Has anyone seen this quote from anyone other than Heyman? Thatís a lot more blunt than the FO typically speaks. ...
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    Yesterday, 06:56 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    https://twitter.com/jomboy_/status/1194348775965437952?s=21 Also not surprising... https://twitter.com/jmjones/status/1194339616234627073?s=21
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    Yesterday, 04:41 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    Whatever. 4.8 in 147 games and weighed down by outfield defense. He was easily 5+ as a full time 3b. Thereís a legit conversation to be had about...
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    Yesterday, 03:47 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    Sure it is. But good luck. You need to immediately improve on a 5-8 win player with his trade return and $18 mil. Itís most likely if heís traded...
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    Yesterday, 03:46 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    Again, this is highly debatable. The union did not agree upon service time manipulation. They agreed on a set number of days to count as a service...
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    Yesterday, 03:43 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    Three links about the exact same report that was later refuted by Sharma? This is why media literacy is important. Kaplan says something (which is...
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    11-11-2019, 09:01 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    Every time I hear him interviewed or read a quote I think ďheís going to trade Kris Bryant.Ē Then he goes a week or two without doing an interview...
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    11-11-2019, 06:01 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    I just canít believe that would be the reality. I think Sharma is the best actual Journalist covering the Cubs - and it isnít close - but he canít be...
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    11-11-2019, 05:23 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    Iíd be cautious to say that he has improved his framing. He may have made some progress in his framing but overall he rated very poorly as framer, so...
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    11-11-2019, 03:50 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    Obviously heís valuable. But the comment here is that heís more valuable than Kris Bryant. I donít think so. If so, I hope they take advantage of...
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    11-11-2019, 02:33 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    Check out this conversation. https://twitter.com/sahadevsharma/status/1193926784309444609?s=21
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    11-11-2019, 02:20 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    As someone who really likes Contreras, thatís still crazy. Performance has to matter at some point. Bryant was a 5 win player not far removed...
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    11-11-2019, 01:56 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    20% better than average. Thereís no limit. Babe Ruth is the all time career leader just under 200. Peak Bonds got up to 244 in 2002.
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    11-11-2019, 01:52 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    Sharma thinks Willson would bring back a bigger return than Bryant in a trade. I think thatís kind of crazy. Iíd be reluctant to move Contreras (Is...
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    11-10-2019, 05:38 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    The Cubs should be trying to win in 20 and also trying to continue their sustained success. Whit potentially helps with both things. Nico potentially...
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    11-10-2019, 04:59 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    Not that I know of, but his UZR/150 at 2b was 1.1 and he had 7 DRS (in line with his norm there). As an OF he had a -8.6 UZR/150. Thereís about a 10...
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    11-10-2019, 04:50 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    What would his WAR be if he played 2b all year? Need to consider the context with WAR.
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    11-10-2019, 04:49 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    Thatís putting a lot of value in a partial season DRS split. He had positive defensive value in CF every other year that heís played there and on the...
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    11-10-2019, 04:35 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    I think Nico is pretty fair value. They have similarities in their skill sets. Nico has more control and is a lot younger. Whit has more certainty in...
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    11-10-2019, 03:42 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    https://twitter.com/jeffpassan/status/1193614261249040385?s=21
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    11-10-2019, 03:40 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    Most likely itís not just one person. Offensively they are probably best served by getting a nearly everyday bat for RF and platooning Heyward with a...
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    11-10-2019, 01:43 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    I meant here. I donít know why Maddon hit crappy hitters first so often last year, but when he did people universally complained.
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    11-10-2019, 01:39 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    Itís not some impossible dream. Thatís their goal. They are 2 positions away from that right now.
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    11-10-2019, 01:29 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    Nobody has ever been opposed to the best hitters hitting at the top. Thinking taking the same group and moving everyone up one spot makes a real...
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    11-09-2019, 07:45 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    I think Ross is already pretty much on this page. He said this about 4 years ago: ďOverall, I think you need to put your best hitters near the...
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    11-09-2019, 05:51 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    The Cubs didnít have good production out of every position this year, did they? Itís not about getting a less bad leadoff hitter. Itís about getting...
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    11-09-2019, 04:38 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    Leadoff isnít a position. They shouldnít force a bad hitter on a negative contract into leadoff because heís better than the bad hitters they used at...
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    11-09-2019, 01:07 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    The idea here is that the Cubs should not only give up Kris Bryant but also take back a bad salary, make their outfield worse, and give back half the...
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    11-09-2019, 12:38 PM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    I donít think the Braves should get to dictate a bad salary to the Cubs when they are getting Kris Bryant. If the Cubs price is Fried and Wright then...
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    11-09-2019, 11:08 AM
    CP_414 replied to a thread Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread in Chicago Cubs
    Right. If money is this major issue then thereís better uses of $8 mil per year the next 2 years. As a major piece in a Kris Bryant trade, Iíd have...
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