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    Sticky: Discussion: 2021-22 Cubs Off-season FA & Trade Thread

    Itís far more valuable to owners. MLB received most of their National TV money for the playoffs. Adding more playoff games is worth likely 9 figures per year to mlb. Another benefit is that itíll be...
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    Sticky: Discussion: 2021-22 Cubs Off-season FA & Trade Thread

    Yeah, I agree. The mlbpa made the last offer and then they were waiting on the owners to counter but the owners took about 6 weeks to do that. Now the players should counter back quickly and not sit...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Iím not sure itís a ďboth sidesĒ issue yet.

    Iím not sure itís a ďboth sidesĒ issue yet.
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    Sticky: Discussion: Iím sure some of the big market owners are...

    Iím sure some of the big market owners are annoyed by the pirates and how they get revenue sharing money and pocket it. I doubt any of the big market owners are so annoyed by the pirates that theyíd...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Yeah, I donít expect any real change to the...

    Yeah, I donít expect any real change to the system. I think they might do a lottery and they might allow draft trades in this new CBA, but I doubt itís a whole draft overhaul.

    I think it sucks...
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    Sticky: Discussion: I donít think itíll ever actually happen either....

    I donít think itíll ever actually happen either. I just think it would be a big improvement.

    Iíd be surprised if they went to one of the reverse draft ideas too. I could see a lottery happening,...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Best FA signing in franchise history.

    Best FA signing in franchise history.
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    Sticky: Discussion: 2021-22 Cubs Off-season FA & Trade Thread

    I think something similar to the IFA model makes sense where each team has a pool of money, small market teams have slightly larger pools and then teams compete to sign whichever amateur players they...
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    Sticky: Discussion: I think the reverse draft idea is better than the...

    I think the reverse draft idea is better than the current draft format, but itís still flawed. There are teams that intentionally lose and they should not be rewarded with top picks for losing on...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Iím with you, I just have no faith that the...

    Iím with you, I just have no faith that the owners will act in good faith. The players are in a tough spot. I think theyíll earn some wins in this CBA but the owners ultimately still control how much...
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    Sticky: Discussion: 2021-22 Cubs Off-season FA & Trade Thread

    If the owners are united then at the end of the day the tax line is effectively wherever they want it to be. They can concede to a $240 mil lux tax line to get player concessions on other issues and...
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    Sticky: Discussion: 2021-22 Cubs Off-season FA & Trade Thread

    ďNeedĒ is a relative term, but yes the billionaires should be able to outlast the millionaires.

    The billionaires concern is just damaging the value of their assets. If they wait so long that it...
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    Sticky: Discussion: 2021-22 Cubs Off-season FA & Trade Thread

    Add Betts as another you are wrong about. His last arb year was 2020. He made 27.5. Then his pay dropped to 17.5 mil in 2021 and another 17.5 mil next year. He wonít get back to his 2020 salary until...
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    Sticky: Discussion: 2021-22 Cubs Off-season FA & Trade Thread

    SureÖitís apples and oranges if we are including FA deals and extensions years away from free agency, which is why guys like Tatis and Wander Franco shouldnít even be part of this conversation, but...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Lindor earned $10 million less than the other...

    Lindor earned $10 million less than the other years in year 1 and deferred another $50 million

    DeGrom earned $7 million in 2019, $23 million in 2020, then moved up to 33.5 million. He also...
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    Sticky: Discussion: 2021-22 Cubs Off-season FA & Trade Thread

    Iím not looking through every deal right now, but Harper got $10 million in year one of a $13/330 deal. Itís exactly the same scenario as what people were suggesting with Correa.

    Trout wasnít at...
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    Sticky: Discussion: 2021-22 Cubs Off-season FA & Trade Thread

    My comment was that backloading that much money saves teams significantly in actual money. Thatís the truth. Delaying paying money as long as possible benefits the buyer because of the value of a...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Losers demand respect. Winners earn respect. ...

    Losers demand respect. Winners earn respect.

    Itíll be fun extending my ďStratos banĒ all year, lol.
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    Sticky: Discussion: 2021-22 Cubs Off-season FA & Trade Thread

    Oh no!!! Stratos is going to put me on ignore!

    Itís not an opinion that you misrepresented my point over and over. Itís the truth. You literally quoted me saying the opposite of what you claimed...
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    Sticky: Discussion: 2021-22 Cubs Off-season FA & Trade Thread

    It absolutely saves money when you defer it to later. Thatís how money works. A dollar today is worth more than a dollar in 10 years. Deferring payment on tens of millions without interest by...
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    Sticky: Discussion: 2021-22 Cubs Off-season FA & Trade Thread

    Heís walking away from a nice paycheck. Good for him if heís happy with his choice to be done. He had a very solid career.
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    Sticky: Discussion: 2021-22 Cubs Off-season FA & Trade Thread

    Itís not an insult. Itís just the truth. The 2 options are either that your reading comprehension is really poor or you are purposefully misrepresenting my statements because itís easier to argue a...
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    Sticky: Discussion: 2021-22 Cubs Off-season FA & Trade Thread

    You literally quoted the portion of my post where I said the short term is not the #1 priority but if they have a chance to upgrade the short term without impacting anything long term theyíll try to...
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    Sticky: Discussion: 2021-22 Cubs Off-season FA & Trade Thread

    They have a bad roster. They need a ton of talent to really win in 2022. They arenít going to fix this team in one offseason while avoiding long term deals and QO players. Even if they didnít avoid...
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    Sticky: Discussion: 2021-22 Cubs Off-season FA & Trade Thread

    I mean itís easy to dismiss the reports that we donít want to be true. Itís still most likely the reality.

    Itís not really an inflexibility. The 2nd round pick and IFA money have value. Itís...
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