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  1. #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutPunch33 View Post
    Yes, it is called “speculation”. Hardly qualifies as any sort of report. Wait until they actually do it, if they do it. I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t offer Jed a promotion and he decides to leave. I really hope that’s the direction they take.
    The only reason this is a conversation is because of Kaplan’s report. You want to use that report to say he’s firing Theo but then just call it speculation when it doesn’t fit your narrative. Like I said, nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBears79 View Post
    Man the 2021 FA class is depressing without Betts in it. Springer I guess could be worth it but I hate him so no interest. Trevor Bauer is probably my top target and then see what you can get for one KB or Baez and trade the other. Schwarber is an interesting trade candidate too but if the DH stays next year, id be inclined to keep him.

    Wouldnt mind seeing what we could get for Contreras too and make a run at Realmuto.

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    Don’t worry about any of the top FA because Cubs won’t be bidding for any of them .


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    Personally you don't want any lame duck guy in your organization at any position, and Theo will be a lame duck for 2021. I would give him a yr extension with an easy opt out clause after 2021, and give Theo the year to clean up as much of the mess as possible.
    Screw sabermetics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluefire View Post
    Personally you don't want any lame duck guy in your organization at any position, and Theo will be a lame duck for 2021. I would give him a yr extension with an easy opt out clause after 2021, and give Theo the year to clean up as much of the mess as possible.
    He already under contract for 2021

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    Quote Originally Posted by chibears55 View Post
    I really dont want to sit through and watch another 4 or 5 years of a 60 win team and signing guys for a year, hoping to flip them at the deadline and draft in top 3 and again hope that those guys become great

    Majority of these guys now are under 30, there zero reasons not to be able to continue to compete with whomever they decide to keep and extend.
    It doesn’t have to be that way IMO even if they decide to trade everybody . I think it would be a 2 year process until they are interesting again . They have enough guys in the system where if they get the right guys in trades and are agressive in the 2022 FA class the process shouldn’t be that long .


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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutPunch33 View Post
    Yes, it is called “speculation”. Hardly qualifies as any sort of report. Wait until they actually do it, if they do it. I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t offer Jed a promotion and he decides to leave. I really hope that’s the direction they take.
    So nothing. Shocked. /s

    You have nothing. Why would they "fire" Theo and hire Theo lite if they were firing Epstein? (They wouldn't). Its ridiculous. You have nothing. Which doesn't shock me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dfan25 View Post
    It doesn’t have to be that way IMO even if they decide to trade everybody . I think it would be a 2 year process until they are interesting again . They have enough guys in the system where if they get the right guys in trades and are agressive in the 2022 FA class the process shouldn’t be that long .


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    There no way they contend in 2 years if they trade everyone of their regulars

    Who from their system will be up and ready in 2 years?

    Plus, whomever they get in return for these guys, they will most likely be younger prospects

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    Quote Originally Posted by chibears55 View Post
    He already under contract for 2021
    I know that and if he stays he would be a lame duck VP for 2021. I'd give him a 1 yr extension through 2022 with an easy opt-out after 2021 should he clean up a lot of his mess.
    Screw sabermetics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutPunch33 View Post
    Yes, it is called “speculation”. Hardly qualifies as any sort of report. Wait until they actually do it, if they do it. I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t offer Jed a promotion and he decides to leave. I really hope that’s the direction they take.
    Hoyer probably going to get that opportunity to take over, he earned that chance and I have no doubt he'll be Rickett first choice.

    Only way i might see Hoyer turning it down is if Theo gets an ownership of an expansion team and wants Jed to run it but that may be a couple years from now.

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    KB or Javy, you extend Javy. He plays more, his glove is plus, he’s cheaper, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoCubsGo617 View Post
    Klentak in Philadelphia stepped down today. Maybe he goes there ...

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    I was thinking Mets. Once their sale goes thru, I can see new ownership wanting someone like Theo to takeover.

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    2020 Chicago Cubs Offseason Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Dmac View Post
    I was thinking Mets. Once their sale goes thru, I can see new ownership wanting someone like Theo to takeover.
    They’ve already announced Sandy Alderson will be the president after the sale. The Phillies are saying MacPhail is staying so they also don’t look like a great fit. Theo isn’t taking a job where he reports to another baseball guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmac View Post
    I was thinking Mets. Once their sale goes thru, I can see new ownership wanting someone like Theo to takeover.
    The new Mets owner Steve Cohen has already decided who their new team president will be: former GM Sandy Alderson.

    Theo isn’t going to take a demotion to go to the Mets.

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    Theo next thing in baseball will probably be trying to become an owner of an expansion team or be given full control of it by an owner as far putting a front office on down together

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    Well this is kinda disturbing:

    Former MLB pitcher and current Cubs Double A Tennessee pitching coach Charlie Haeger is dead at the age of 38 after being involved in a suspected murder/suicide.

    His ex girlfriend was shot to death on Friday and he was determined to be the shooter, and he was found earlier Saturday in his car with “self inflicted gunshot wounds”.

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