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    Sticky: Discussion: Without a doubt. Eliminate one of the reasons, or...

    Without a doubt. Eliminate one of the reasons, or in some cases excuses, for not spending a little more, and that money would be spent. No one is going to tell me that Brian Cashman wouldnít be more...
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    Sticky: Discussion: If there is a cap or tax, there has to be a...

    If there is a cap or tax, there has to be a floor. The spending teams arenít the problem.
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    Sticky: Discussion: One less zero on contract goes a long way in...

    One less zero on contract goes a long way in changing a guy from bust to bargain.
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    Sticky: Discussion: No, but they could be more vague. ďLetís see how...

    No, but they could be more vague. ďLetís see how it goesĒ or ďBaseball is a businessĒ or ďIt takes two to tangoĒ

    At least these have actual quotes, not David Kaplan looking for attention.
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    Sticky: Discussion: As were these:...

    As were these:
    https://www.mlb.com/news/kris-bryant-would-like-extension-with-cubs

    https://www.cubshq.com/story/Kris-Bryant-a-Cub-forever-His-dad-wants-him-to-be-15376
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    Sticky: Discussion: Play it out. The Nats just did. But, to your...

    Play it out. The Nats just did. But, to your point, their system wasnít a black hole for years. So, trading a star to try to fix negligence of the system is probably going to be the answer. Better...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Trades can, in fact, be won. See: Jordan...

    Trades can, in fact, be won.

    See: Jordan Alvarez straight up for Josh Fields. Or Scott Feldman for Jake Arrieta. Or, the farm for Josť Quintana.
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    Sticky: Discussion: Have a feeling itís going to be a rough...

    Have a feeling itís going to be a rough offseason. A different kind of rough than the disastrous 2017-18 winter, but still rough.

    If they trade Bryant, they have to win the trade. Like beyond...
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    Sticky: Discussion: If the farm wasnít so so barren, are the Cubs...

    If the farm wasnít so so barren, are the Cubs still looking to get rid of some of their good players, or would they be taking a Nationals-free agency be damned, weíre going for it approach?

    And...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Personally, Iíd rather be good now and worry...

    Personally, Iíd rather be good now and worry about the future in the future than be meh now and blah in the future.
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    Sticky: Discussion: Yes, please.

    Yes, please.
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    Sticky: Discussion: Heís obviously closer to it than I am, but I...

    Heís obviously closer to it than I am, but I canít believe itís a blanket theory all teams are using.
    If so, I wouldnít mind going against the grain with a win now strategy.
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    Sticky: Discussion: His take was Contreras would get a better return?...

    His take was Contreras would get a better return?
    I could buy getting closer to actual value in a deal involving Contreras over Bryant. But I have almost zero faith in the Cubs getting what Bryant...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Yes.

    Yes.
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    Sticky: Discussion: Looking at last seasonís lineup logs might...

    Looking at last seasonís lineup logs might suggest otherwise.
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    Sticky: Discussion: Of those you listed, from strictly an offensive...

    Of those you listed, from strictly an offensive standpoint, Rizzo and Bryant were very good to star. Probably Contreras, too. Schwarber and Baez were good. Heyward grades out as really close to...
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    Sticky: Discussion: https://twitter.com/cubprospects/status/1192431713...

    https://twitter.com/cubprospects/status/1192431713965760512?s=21
    This was quite bad.
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    Sticky: Discussion: Iíd push hard. You have a pretty good idea what...

    Iíd push hard. You have a pretty good idea what you have. I donít want to trade known commodities for maybes. Especially pitching maybes. I simply donít trust this organization in...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Len is awesome. Hope he sticks around awhile.

    Len is awesome. Hope he sticks around awhile.
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    Sticky: Discussion: The idea that the Marquee Network would turn into...

    The idea that the Marquee Network would turn into a Dodgers type carriage debacle was greatly exaggerated. To the dismay to many in the Chicago media and even some proclaiming to be Cubs fans.
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    Sticky: Discussion: Have to agree with you here. They have a hell of...

    Have to agree with you here. They have a hell of time cutting the cord and seem more than willing to give just one more chance to guys who really havenít earned it.
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    Sticky: Discussion: First offseason hope/dream shot down.

    First offseason hope/dream shot down.
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    Sticky: Discussion: The end of an error. I mean era. No, I did...

    The end of an error. I mean era.

    No, I did mean error.
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    Sticky: Discussion: I donít trust him. I wonít let last season, where...

    I donít trust him. I wonít let last season, where he was almost league average, block out the previous three seasons from my mind, where he wasnít. And what if the balls are de-juiced? And his...
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    Sticky: Discussion: They should consider making Heyward the fourth...

    They should consider making Heyward the fourth outfielder in that situation. They wonít, but they should.
    Heíd get plenty of playing time, getting plugged in for defense late in games for...
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