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    Sticky: Discussion: Got it. Then we are on the same page, just saying...

    Got it. Then we are on the same page, just saying it differently. I can see then dealing Bryant to save money to spend it somewhere else. In fact, that is why I think he is more likely then any of...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Unfortunately, I think you are spot on with this....

    Unfortunately, I think you are spot on with this. I feel someone unexpected would have to blow the FO away to get the job from Ross. I am not completely opposed to Ross, but I wish it was a wide open...
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    Sticky: Discussion: I think we are not using "saving money" the same...

    I think we are not using "saving money" the same way. I mean, obviously, if Bryant was starting year 2 of his contract and was only going to make $5M, trading him would not be to save money. That...
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    Sticky: Discussion: I would hope, if they trade him it is to get a...

    I would hope, if they trade him it is to get a good return. Not to save $45M. I would hope they would spend that $45M to replace him. If not, 20' could be a long season. The idea of an infield of...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Yep, look how poorly that plan turned out with...

    Yep, look how poorly that plan turned out with the Nationals. :)

    Fact is, if they are going to compete and go for a championship for the next 2 years and worry about what happens after that, it is...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Exactly. If you take emotion out of it and IF...

    Exactly. If you take emotion out of it and IF they know he will be gone in 2 years because they are not going to pay him what he wants, your scenario makes perfect sense. Aside from the dollar...
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    Sticky: Discussion: I think the reason most feel it will be Bryant...

    I think the reason most feel it will be Bryant instead of Baez is twofold. First, as you said, Bryant will cost more to sign long term making him a harder signing for an extension. And, second,...
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    Sticky: Discussion: But there is a huge difference between Sandberg...

    But there is a huge difference between Sandberg and Ross in Cubs history. And, Sandberg wouldn't have been a good choice anyway. Quade wasn't good either, but that doesn't mean it should have been...
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    Sticky: Discussion: When I suggest no big moves, I am basically...

    When I suggest no big moves, I am basically referring to not trading Bryant, Baez, Contreras, Rizzo or Schwarber. Anything else goes. So maybe it wouldn't be just tinkering. You are right, trading Q...
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    Sticky: Discussion: I won't hate the idea of Ross, but he is not my...

    I won't hate the idea of Ross, but he is not my first choice. And one of the reasons is something that Theo hit on when discussing a mistake this FO made. The mistake of looking back to 2016 to see...
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    Sticky: Discussion: I still think with an improved bench, Castellanos...

    I still think with an improved bench, Castellanos all year, and a solid pen addition the 2020 Cubs would be anywhere from 87 to 93 wins next year. Maybe a Q trade and sign a pitcher (Wheeler) and IMO...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Again, with all the flaws you and thawv mention...

    Again, with all the flaws you and thawv mention this team should have won 9o games. I totally agree that they need more depth and a revamping of the pen. But I feel the pen started the revamp late in...
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    Sticky: Discussion: This is pretty much my thoughts as well. And when...

    This is pretty much my thoughts as well. And when you add in the Cubs statistically should have won 90 games this year, and typically those sort of things even out, I do wonder if a reshape is really...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Your right. I am sure they wouldn't have...

    Your right. I am sure they wouldn't have criticized him had he done something else that didn't work. BTW, someone NOT ripping a managers decision in a sports talk site or on sports talk radio would...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Why is going to Kershaw "way off script"? I would...

    Why is going to Kershaw "way off script"? I would think Roberts told Kershaw he was going to go to him in the game if he needed him. So I doubt it was a surprise. Sorry, I just do not see that...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Is a Phillie fan ever happy? Especially if they...

    Is a Phillie fan ever happy? Especially if they are calling in to a radio station. I am sure you have more first hand info. But the criticism of a fan base means little, especially a Phillie fan base.
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    Sticky: Discussion: Agreed. I noticed Rocco Baldelli was the Twins...

    Agreed. I noticed Rocco Baldelli was the Twins manager. Was he a coach? I feel he played not that long ago.

    I would like someone who has been around the game coaching a little as well. Also,...
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    Sticky: Discussion: The only thing that gives me hope that it is not...

    The only thing that gives me hope that it is not Ross is Theo has said the organization had fallen into the trap of looking back at what worked in 2016, rather than looking ahead to what can work...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Before Kaplar the Phillies organization was way...

    Before Kaplar the Phillies organization was way behind the times when it came to Analytics, right? I feel they were not that sort of organization. I guess that is why I did not think Kaplar was that...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Of course they are. Because it didn't work. I get...

    Of course they are. Because it didn't work. I get that he could have used someone else. I understand those who first guessed him. I am saying using him was also not a crazy idea. As I said, if...
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    Sticky: Discussion: I know it is a popular thing to rip Roberts for...

    I know it is a popular thing to rip Roberts for his use of Kershaw, but I honestly do not see anything wrong with it. If anything, bringing him into an inning with guys on was more of a risk, IMO,...
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    Sticky: Discussion: I think what happened yesterday and today's...

    I think what happened yesterday and today's criticism of it has a lot to do with the outcome. I am not talking about Kelly pitching 2 innings. I agree that is crazy.
    But I do not see a problem...
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    Sticky: Discussion: I have to be honest, I said I wouldn't watch any...

    I have to be honest, I said I wouldn't watch any playoff baseball, but I have watched some. But it is not "must see tv for me". And I have no problem turning it off to watch something else. I would...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Yep, at home in a tie game it is almost part of...

    Yep, at home in a tie game it is almost part of the managers normal strategy to pitch the closer in either the 9th to preserve the tie. And if someone he doesn't do it then, the 10th is a certainty....
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    Sticky: Discussion: So the NLCS is down to the #3 and #4 teams in the...

    So the NLCS is down to the #3 and #4 teams in the NL. If anything, the results of these playoffs should prove to those who ridicule the idea that all you have to do is get into the playoffs, is true....
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