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    Sticky: Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread

    Billionaires like making money and their super valuable mlb team asset is valueless without baseball games. The Cubs are worth about $3 billion to the Ricketts. They arenít going to let it fold. So...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Itís one thing to say it. Itís another do do it....

    Itís one thing to say it. Itís another do do it. The owners are all billionaires. The players are millionaires and thousandaires.

    Weíll see. I hope the players get significant concessions from...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Right. But if that is their starting point, then...

    Right. But if that is their starting point, then the players leverage is the product. Itís nearly an $11 billion a year industry that doesnít exist without baseball games. So if the players can hold...
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    Sticky: Discussion: For the players to get what they should want to...

    For the players to get what they should want to get they need to reject the premise that negotiations start with the current CBA and then each side has give and take to make changes. They need to...
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    Sticky: Discussion: A product.

    A product.
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    Sticky: Discussion: After the 2021 season. The CBA expires at the...

    After the 2021 season. The CBA expires at the same time that Bryant, Javy, Schwarber, Theo hit free agency.
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    Sticky: Discussion: Do you mean 2 years from now? The CBA runs...

    Do you mean 2 years from now? The CBA runs through the 2021 season, so they are 2 seasons away from a new deal. Hopefully. Itís pretty tough to know what the Cubs payroll will look like by then. They...
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    Sticky: Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread

    I wouldnít make that assumption. Maybe it will, maybe not. There will always be a reason not to spend. There will probably be major CBA uncertainty next offseason. Depending on politics the tax...
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    Sticky: Discussion: If itís determined that Bryant is being traded,...

    If itís determined that Bryant is being traded, it would be hard to argue that isnít very good value. If heís traded for prospects, Iíd guess the actual return is a less than that idea. It still...
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    Sticky: Discussion: All minor league deals are good deals.

    All minor league deals are good deals.
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    Sticky: Discussion: Has anyone seen this quote from anyone other than...

    Has anyone seen this quote from anyone other than Heyman? Thatís a lot more blunt than the FO typically speaks.


    https://twitter.com/jonheyman/status/1194398814406238208?s=21
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    Sticky: Discussion: https://twitter.com/jomboy_/status/119434877596543...

    https://twitter.com/jomboy_/status/1194348775965437952?s=21

    Also not surprising...
    https://twitter.com/jmjones/status/1194339616234627073?s=21
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    Sticky: Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread

    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 how much to invest in him long term in the...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Sure it is. But good luck. You need to...

    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 that itís a net loss for 2020 and hopefully a net...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Again, this is highly debatable. The union did...

    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 year. They didnít agree that teams can keep their...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Three links about the exact same report that was...

    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 later denied), a bunch of websites write reports...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Every time I hear him interviewed or read a quote...

    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 and I convince myself that they wonít actually do...
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    Sticky: Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread

    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 right about this. If heís right then trading Kris...
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    Sticky: Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread

    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 at best the jury is out.

    Again, Contreras is...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Obviously heís valuable. But the comment here is...

    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 that market and go get Lindor for him. I just donít...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Check out this conversation. ...

    Check out this conversation.

    https://twitter.com/sahadevsharma/status/1193926784309444609?s=21
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    Sticky: Discussion: As someone who really likes Contreras, thatís...

    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 from 6-8 win seasons. Contreras was a 2.7 win player...
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    Sticky: Discussion: 20% better than average. Thereís no limit. Babe...

    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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    Sticky: Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread

    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 rather trade Caratini and Amaya), but if he has...
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    Sticky: Discussion: 2019 - 2020 Off Season Thread

    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 helps with both things too. So itís a matter of...
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