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  1. 2019 MLB Hot Stove Thread

    I would still tell you about him, because he's the main reason (Tommy La Stella being another) that the Cubs won't be found guilty, even thought we know they are. KB will certainly be on the block once his greivance hearing is finalized. Javy isn't going anywhere, as there has reportedly been some progress in extension talks. I don't think Schwarber is dealt, as nobody is willing to pay for what he did in the 2nd half, and the Cubs would be stupid to trade him for less than that. Dude made some legit adjustments and looks like a terrific bet to kill it this year if he stays healthy. But Contreras as a trade chip really interests me. I have this dream scenario where the Cubs trade Contreras to the Rays for some of their pitching/prospects, and then turn around and sign Grandal. Amaya can take over in 3 years.
  2. Astros Stole Signs in 2017

    Boo to the thread title edit!!!!!!!
  3. 2019 MLB Hot Stove Thread

    I can't find the tweets, so I guess we have to call it a draw anyway. KB hasn't outwardly expressed any discontent with the organization at all, even though he was well within his rights to. We all know the Cubs purposely manipulated his service time, just like we all know OJ killed Nicole. I think the chances of the Cubs being found guilty is roughly the same.
  4. Astros Stole Signs in 2017

    https://theathletic.com/1363451/2019/11/12/the-astros-stole-signs-electronically-in-2017-part-of-a-much-broader-issue-for-major-league-baseball/ Vacate their WS, tbh.
  5. 2019 MLB Hot Stove Thread

    It was on Twitter. I will see if I can find it. It was basically quotes from Bryant to the effect of "The Union feels that my service time was purposely manipulated, like it has been done to others around the league, and they want this practice to stop. As part of the Union it is my job to help everyone else out in whatever way I can." It doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things, as I know KB is gone in 2 years, if not sooner. But he hasn't expressed any discontent with the organization in any way, shape, or form.
  6. Chicago Cubs Thread - Kimbrel incoming

    Rays Looking for C Help and RH Power Like I said, explore this trade with the Rays.
  7. 2019 MLB Hot Stove Thread

    This actually isn't true at all, at least with KB himself. He has told several people that he was persuaded very strongly by the Union to file the grievance. The reason why he is a very realistic candidate to get traded is because he's a Boras client and has already said he's going to test FA.
  8. Oh my, did you guys see this?

    I hadn't seen that. Thanks for posting.
  9. 2020 Prospect Follow Thread

    There's also a very, very impressive list of QBs that has been picked in the top 3; somewhere that we won't be picking anymore. This dang team, man.
  10. Week 10: Miami Dolphins (1-7) @ Indianapolis Colts (5-3)

    But seriously, this damn team can't even tank right.
  11. 2020 Prospect Follow Thread

    I don't care one iota about an elite prospect getting caught taking money or getting an agent. They all do it. If he had a criminal history with nasty DV allegations, drug use, or something like that I would care.
  12. 2019 MLB Hot Stove Thread

    Or is it more likely that 2018 was an offensive outlier for Mookie? His 2019 offensive numbers are much more in line with his career numbers (including an identical wRC+ of 135). If you are trading for one year of 10 WAR Mookie at $27 million, I could see the argument for an upper echelon prospect being the return. But one year of 6 WAR Mookie at $27 million is unlikely to garner such a return, even with the comp pick.
  13. 2019 MLB Hot Stove Thread

    For sure. But it's still not nearly enough to bump up the return to a top 25 overall prospect +, IMO.
  14. 2019 MLB Hot Stove Thread

    For a pure rental on what will amount to a 1 year, $27 million contract? The headliner for half a season of Machado was a guy that was around the 100th best prospect in the game. Betts is coming off a season that is very similar to Machado's during the time of the trade. You think 3 more months for a more expensive Betts somehow would catapult his headliner to a top 25 prospect in the game? I don't see it at all.
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