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  • #154083
    blingboy
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    Tanking for picks is about the only weapon small market teams have. If it is taken away via a payroll floor it has to be replaced or offset with something else.

    #154093
    1964cards
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    Implementing a salary floor will require significant changes to the economics of MLB. Will there be a salary cap? Will owners agree to a revenue sharing model similar to The NFL or NBA? Additionally, what happens to the length of player control by clubs? The arbitration process? The funding of minor league baseball?

    Maybe can start a separate thread to discuss further.

    #154104
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    There was something on Facebook that said the Mets are about to make a BIG trade. Would that be for Bryant? Would the Cubs really trade their perennial MVP candidate?

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    #154106
    mudville
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    It is my understanding that the Owners want arbitration on the table for discussion when the sides meet.

    #154122
    gscottar
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    Tanking for picks is about the only weapon small market teams have. If it is taken away via a payroll floor it has to be replaced or offset with something else.

    Or they could hire really smart front office people like the Rays and A’s.

    #154154
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    Jake Arrieta back to the Cubs, 1 year and $6m with some incentives.

    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/30889515/chicago-cubs-jake-arrieta-reach-agreement-one-year-deal

    #155486
    Brian Walton
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    The Cubs have a plan for partial capacity, but it appears to be precarious.

    #156059
    Brian Walton
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    Soon to be former Cubs minor leaguer?

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    Brian Walton
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    #158660
    gscottar
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    Poor Cubbies..

    #161817
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    Public pressure being put on the players?

    #162528
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    Cubs stole a run from the Pirates today on a two-out groundout 6-3. The throw pulled 1B man Craig off the bag, while the runner retreated back toward home. and instead of going to the bag, he ran the runner back toward home (!) while the Cubbie on 3rd went home. Then Craig panicked again and lobbed the ball to the catcher who tried to swipe at the runner coming from third. No one covering first base, and the runner got there first!

    Safe!

    MLB video

    #162531
    gscottar
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    There were two outs on that play. All the 1B had to do is go step on the base. That is one of the worst defensive plays of all time.

    #162532
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    Absolute bonehead play by pirates. Its that cubbie luck tho.

    #162631
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    I would love to see Hoyer’s irrefutable evidence. (Yes, I am extremely sceptical of its existance)

    #162632
    Paul7
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    It was a great baserunning play by Baez.

    Cubs now tied for first.

    #165213
    Cardinals27
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    I kept saying the Cubs pitching staff was terrible. They have very little after Hendricks, and as we have experienced, if your starters don’t go deep, it weakens even a good bullpen, which I still don’t think the Cubs have, nor depth. I wish they hadn’t been so fortunate against us, or us inept at hitting, we would be a couple of games closer. The Cubs got blasted against the Brewers these last 3.

    #165241
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    This could be an interesting month for the Cubs. On the one hand if they fall any further behind the Brewers they could be sellers at the deadline with guys like Bryant and Kimbrel on the move. On the the other hand they look to have an easy schedule coming up. They play no teams with a winning record in July, Cards included. They could climb back into the race and be buyers. Could go either way.

    #165902
    Cardinals27
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    WithWheeler pitching against the Scrubs tomorrow, it could be 12 in a row. Wouldn’t that be delicious for us to come to Wrigley, and make it 15. I’m not sure we can do it, but just the thought of kicking their butt is delightful. I can just hear the late Ron Santo saying “oh no, not again.”

    #165915
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    As of today we are actually ahead of the Cubs in the standings, which is glorious.

    #166574
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    The Cubs have begun their fire sale. Joc Pederson to the Braves.

    More seems to be anticipated.

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    #166575
    PugsleyAddams
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    Wasn’t Joc your pick back in February or March to be this year’s NL MVP, Rat?

    #166576
    Ratsbuddy
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    Wasn’t Joc your pick back in February or March to be this year’s NL MVP, Rat?

    That is correct Pugs. He had a big time spring training and he had hit 36 dingers in 2019. I was expecting great things for him. But, unfortunately for the Cubs, he’s not done all that great. Which is a good thing so I dont mind finally being wrong once..:)

    And I hope we are NOT interested him as a free agent this coming off-season.

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    I’ve seen reports that the Cubs traded Rizzo to the Yankees…

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