December 10, 2018 at 2:52 pm #76863CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
Pads, I misunderstood then. I thought those were buyouts they did at the end of this year. For buyouts that arent yet even done yet, I agree that makes no senseDecember 10, 2018 at 9:12 pm #76910
GM Jed Hoyer again stresses that the Cubs are focusing more on internal improvements than external solutions: "I’ve never said this before, but I’ve never wanted a season to start quicker. I just feel like the way that the season ended, it left such a bitter taste in our mouths."
— Patrick Mooney (@PJ_Mooney) December 11, 2018December 11, 2018 at 9:52 am #76967
I think the Cubs are bluffing. They will not let the winter go by without making a big move. They will either sign Harper or do a big trade or both. It is in Theo’s DNA to do something splashy despite the luxury tax ramifications.December 11, 2018 at 8:19 pm #77080December 12, 2018 at 8:41 am #77117
Has anyone ever seen Joe Maddon and Howie Mandel in the same place at the same time? Put a baseball cap on that dome and he could pass for Joe. 😉
— FNTSY Sports Radio (@FNTSYRadio) December 12, 2018December 12, 2018 at 10:05 am #77126
Cubs rumored on Profar
Darn it!! That is who we should be after.December 12, 2018 at 10:16 am #77135stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
I like Profar too…but I’m not sure we would be willing to trade the legit prospects for a utility type player. Maybe the Cubs will trade Schwarber for Profar? The value is probably not terribly far off.December 14, 2018 at 7:16 pm #77586
Yet another Cubs coach snags a big-league managerial job – the last one open.December 14, 2018 at 9:21 pm #77591December 15, 2018 at 11:47 am #77633December 18, 2018 at 8:31 pm #77930
When I first started this discussion, the Cubs wanted $200 million in taxpayer dollars. I said no. Then they said we’d like $150 million, and I said no. Then they asked whether they could have $100 million in taxpayer subsidies, and I said no. Then they asked about $55 million in taxpayer subsidies. I said no. The good news is, after 15 months they heard the word ‘No.’”
I just hate the thought of Tom having to grovel to this guy to put money into a building we already own.
I have been brought up to deplore the type of value system adopted by the Mayor of Chicago. This is stating it mildly.
THIS is why you don’t give welfare to billionaires!!!December 18, 2018 at 9:04 pm #77935
What gets me here is the entitlement.
Yep. Billionaires shouldn’t pay taxes, but taxpayers should fund their private businesses.December 19, 2018 at 7:14 am #7795614NyquisTParticipant
Descalso in… Tulo out.December 19, 2018 at 11:30 am #78001PadsFSParticipantPaid - Annual
It’s odd they traded La Stella only to turn around and sign Descalso. I guess they get some salary relief and the lefty from the Angels is nice given their abysmal minor league depth.December 19, 2018 at 9:26 pm #78013BlackHillsCardParticipantFree
One of the worst takes in the history of baseball.
I wrote about Addison Russell and the #Cubs today on Forbes. Bad timing, as this expanded account from Melisa Reidy followed. I still believe #Cubs should stick w/Russell but understand why others will disagree. https://t.co/86z4QJBRJN
— Phil Rogers (@philgrogers) December 19, 2018December 20, 2018 at 1:57 am #78014PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
Mr. Rogers he’s not! I am thankful that neither Phil or Addison live in my neighborhood.December 20, 2018 at 10:26 am #78022
Considerable anger at the Cubs for their inactivity. Seems a problem for many teams’ fans these days.
Wondering why the Cubs aren't frontrunners in the hunt for Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and the rest of this offseason's stars? Me too. So I wrote about Chicago's confusingly quiet offseason, and why that won't cut it. https://t.co/CGfgpwAi55
— Jon Tayler, Smiling Politely (@JATayler) December 20, 2018December 20, 2018 at 10:36 am #78023atripleshyofthecycleParticipantFree
The entitlement that comes about from winning one World Series since the fall of the Ottoman Empire is amazing.December 20, 2018 at 11:58 am #78026bccranParticipant
Would welcome Jed into the Cardinals organization some day.December 20, 2018 at 12:10 pm #78027
I don’t know who Jon Tayler is but apparently he thinks the Cubs should have a $300M payroll. Ok.
bccran, I second the motion on Jed. He and Girsch would make a great FO combo.December 20, 2018 at 1:24 pm #78040
I’ve never met Jon Tayler, either. He is a national writer for Sports Illustrated and the blue check mark means he has been vetted by Twitter, for what that is worth. But heck, they gave me one some time ago, too! 😉
P.S. This and some of his other articles make it clear he thinks pretty much all teams can afford to ignore the luxury tax. If so, it should raise the question why they don’t. Not hearing a peep from Tony Clark, who amazingly got a contract extension from the Players Association even after most outside observers felt the owners clearly won the last CBA negotiation.December 20, 2018 at 5:15 pm #78047bccranParticipant
Jed would be a lot closer to family in St. Louis.December 20, 2018 at 5:22 pm #78048PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
Jed would also be a lot closer to better educated baseball fans…..with class.December 22, 2018 at 11:13 am #78270
I hesitated to post this, but I hope we can talk about this responsibly. There are a lot of mixed and strong feelings about the Cubs standing behind Addison Russell after his domestic violence history. His current suspension runs into the start of next season.
Whether you agree or disagree, this looks to be another matter that could distract the Cubs.
While #Cubs are in a budget crunch, off-loading Addison Russell would hurt them on the field. They're in a 100-win formation with him at shortstop, as they've had a .617 winning percentage when he starts there. My take for Forbes: https://t.co/BKhfZ2pBTC
— Phil Rogers (@philgrogers) December 19, 2018December 22, 2018 at 12:08 pm #78282CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
Rightly or wrongly I am sure Russel’s on feild ability played in the decision. 5th outfielder would have been gone.
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