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    Sticky: If the Cubs spent the same as the Phillies i'd go...

    If the Cubs spent the same as the Phillies i'd go with the Cubs the next 3 seasons, they'll probably have more surplus, Phillies don't have a ton. Cubs have Nico, upcoming position guys like Mervis,...
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    Sticky: Spending 18-20m on Bellinger is a bit nuts. He's...

    Spending 18-20m on Bellinger is a bit nuts. He's basically a 2 WAR player right now, and i wouldn't spend ~10m on a wild bet that he'll hit better and actually be worth the contract. For that price...
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    Sticky: If you're a team like the Phillies or Padres the...

    If you're a team like the Phillies or Padres the farm comes into play because those teams aren't rich enough to spend tons of money every year and compete with teams like the Dodgers or Mets etc. ...
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    Sticky: It's a different situation. Phillies didn't have...

    It's a different situation. Phillies didn't have a loaded farm when they signed Harper. Their org sucks and they've had to spend huge sums of money to sneak into the playoffs on 87 wins. Glad for...
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    Sticky: Well I don't mind Kiermaier as a CF stopgap, but...

    Well I don't mind Kiermaier as a CF stopgap, but he's never been able to stay on the field and is a 33 y/o speed guy coming off hip surgery. He had 1 WAR last year, he puts up 2.5 WAR in a good...
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    Sticky: Huge overpay there.

    Huge overpay there.
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    Sticky: From what we've seen/heard, the goals of this FO...

    From what we've seen/heard, the goals of this FO are:

    1. Sign good players
    2. Sign them to good contracts
    3. Where possible and where it makes sense, sign players with upside rather downside...
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    Sticky: I agree that Abreu didn't take a discount to go...

    I agree that Abreu didn't take a discount to go to a winning team. He got a good AAV, he got a 3rd year, he's in a state with low taxes, and he's going to be playing for the defending WS champs. ...
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    Sticky: I never said they should only sign value deals.

    I never said they should only sign value deals.
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    Sticky: I agree that I think the Cubs need to adjust...

    I agree that I think the Cubs need to adjust their expectations of what a good offer looks like. As you say, what guys have been getting so far has been higher than we expected and may be a sign of...
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    Sticky: Me too. But unfortunately 2 of the best 1B's are...

    Me too. But unfortunately 2 of the best 1B's are now off the table for us.
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    Sticky: Agree. I couldn't see the Cubs offering 3 years,...

    Agree. I couldn't see the Cubs offering 3 years, and it's tough to offer that for someone who could be potentially DH'ing most of the time at age 36-38. The Cubs still have options at DH and 1B.
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    Sticky: I would have taken Brooks Lee. But I'm not a...

    I would have taken Brooks Lee. But I'm not a scout and I don't know what the Cubs know. But i agree with you it was a risky, high upside pick. Taking a pitcher who was injured based on how he...
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    Sticky: There's like 2 weeks at this point in the entire...

    There's like 2 weeks at this point in the entire season or off-season where next to happens. It's not a big deal IMO.

    I'm going to create a fun new thread to solve the boredom. Stay tuned.
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    Sticky: True I forgot Bellinger can play 1st. Though not...

    True I forgot Bellinger can play 1st. Though not sure they'd want him there much. If Mervis struggles and loses his job they need a backup, obviously Bellinger won't be a regular at 1B, unless...
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    Sticky: Sure. But at what price difference would we take...

    Sure. But at what price difference would we take Conforto over Abreu? Let's say Abreu costs $20m AAV and Conforto costs 10m AAV, and they both want 2 years, and Conforto wants an opt out after year...
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    Sticky: That's true, and I believe them. It came up...

    That's true, and I believe them.

    It came up because of Conforto being on Cubs radar. I think they'd likely use Conforto as a DH and split time in corner OF with Happ and maybe Suzuki if his arm...
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    Sticky: Yes exactly. If you were Happ would you sign an...

    Yes exactly. If you were Happ would you sign an extension with a year left before FA and you've been healthy pretty much your whole career? I wouldn't. I don't think he extends.
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    Sticky: They could consider signing Conforto and trading...

    They could consider signing Conforto and trading Happ, since the former is at his low value and Happ is at a high value and nearing FA. Though I don't think what we'd get for Happ will be...
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    Sticky: Yes I know that, I say as much in a previous...

    Yes I know that, I say as much in a previous post. I never said Happ would keep the same WAR if he moved to CF, that's not what I meant, and I said the opposite in my last post which agrees with...
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    Sticky: If Happ plays CF most of the year he could go out...

    If Happ plays CF most of the year he could go out and be worth around -10 defensive runs below average (his career #'s in CF aren't nearly that bad, it's been about -5 runs over 1600 innings, but...
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    Sticky: Yes one of them could DH from time to time. But...

    Yes one of them could DH from time to time. But they will also want a backup at 1B, whether Abreu or Bell or whatnot, and they could also DH.

    Unless they grab Nimmo or make a trade, whomever they...
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    Sticky: He's definitely not a natural CF and not ideal as...

    He's definitely not a natural CF and not ideal as i said but they also need to have options and are probably doing their due diligence. What you'd lose in defense with Happ in CF you'd gain...
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    Sticky: I think the Cubs have limited options in CF so...

    I think the Cubs have limited options in CF so they could possibly consider sticking Happ in CF and Conforto in LF. Not ideal but there's not many ideal options in CF especially if they lose out on...
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    Sticky: Yeah FO talk about "offers" and "interest" is...

    Yeah FO talk about "offers" and "interest" is totally irrelevant. You either get him or you don't. I agree, it's possible they try to wait out the SS market with the possibility of finding a deal...
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