July 29, 2021 at 6:43 pm #168175
Rizzo was the heart and soul of the Cubs. His departure signals the end of an era to me.
I wonder how much longer Bryant will be a Cub? Rumors to the Mets and also the Giants.
r/Esteemed RatJuly 30, 2021 at 8:55 am #168201
Wasn’t really all that much of an era tbh.
They exploded the last 2/3 of 2015. Broke the curse in 2016. Then what? Did they even make another NLCS? I know there was not but the 1 WS appearance.July 30, 2021 at 8:58 am #168202
Well let’s not forget that Rizzo, Bryant, Baez, and Kimbrel are all free agents. The Cubs could bring all of those guys back next year if they wanted to. That is what the Yankees did to them when they sent Chapman to the Cubs for Gleyber Torres then signed Chapman back in the offseason.
But for now it looks like the “dynasty” is over.July 30, 2021 at 9:01 am #168203
Wasn’t really all that much of an era tbh.
They exploded the last 2/3 of 2015. Broke the curse in 2016. Then what? Did they even make another NLCS? I know there was not but the 1 WS appearance.
2021- Looks like no playoffsJuly 30, 2021 at 9:43 am #168212
So a really good three year run 2015 – 2017.
//Golf clap\\July 30, 2021 at 9:53 am #168215
Since opening day of 2015 until today here are the regular season victory totals for each NLC team.
Reds- 427July 30, 2021 at 1:24 pm #168221stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
SOURCE: I'm hearing Craig Kimbrel has been traded to the Chicago White Sox.
— Michael Cerami (@Michael_Cerami) July 30, 2021July 30, 2021 at 1:35 pm #168223
Cubs get Nick Madrigal and a prospect in return.
I guess they are trying to get even for that Quintana-Jimenez trade.July 30, 2021 at 2:07 pm #168226
Rizzo to the Yankees.
Baez to the Mets.
Kimbrel to the WhiteSox.
The Cubs sure are going to look different the rest of the way.
Wonder if anything is cooking as far as Bryant is concerned?
r/Esteemed RatJuly 30, 2021 at 2:18 pm #168228kscardfanParticipantFree
Contreras?July 30, 2021 at 2:53 pm #168246
Bryant may be going to the Giants. They are talking.July 30, 2021 at 2:59 pm #168248
I wonder what the odds are that these players end up re-signing with the Cubs in the off-season?July 30, 2021 at 3:00 pm #168249
They definitely could. That is what the Yankees did to them with Chapman.July 30, 2021 at 3:02 pm #168250
Bryant is now going to the Giants. The Cubs are now, well, not what they used to be. Stay tuned, I guess.July 30, 2021 at 3:17 pm #168259July 30, 2021 at 3:49 pm #168271LoganAlpha30X7ParticipantFree
Contreras is probably looking around wondering if he should be cleaning out his own locker or not, just in case…July 30, 2021 at 3:51 pm #168275
The Cubs are stockpiling a lot of prospects and they will have a lot of payroll space to maneuver with over the winter. I don’t think this will be like the tank and rebuild job they did 10 years ago. They will probably add back some big name players before 2022.July 30, 2021 at 4:08 pm #168280July 30, 2021 at 5:52 pm #168300Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
Not really impressed with the Cubs return. Lottery tickets plus hopeful that some of those traded resign.July 30, 2021 at 7:44 pm #168322bicyclemikeModeratorPaid - Annual
Man, that was an epic sell off by the Cubs. 45 years ago Bowie Kuhn would have vetoed such a purge.
That was almost Connie Mack-esque, getting rid of your $100,0000 (or $100 million in today’s economy) infield to keep the lights on and hope tomorrow is a better day.July 30, 2021 at 10:52 pm #168373
Wow they offloaded a bunch. I guess their top prospects will have 60 games to make their cases.July 30, 2021 at 11:00 pm #168376PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
They are comprised of so many nobodies that I find myself in the rare position of not actually despising them ……now don’t get me wrong, I said nothing about liking them.July 31, 2021 at 11:36 am #168413
They currently have only $45M in payroll obligations for 2022 so I suspect they will be very busy this winter.July 31, 2021 at 9:05 pm #168473Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
With all of their moves I am surprised didn’t land any young starting pitching that was close to major league ready. Lord knows they haven’t developed any through their system.
Also odd they didn’t resign any of their core players. It’s going to cost quite a bit , and risky to replace them via free agency.August 1, 2021 at 11:54 am #168522
I think it is odd they didn’t sign resign any of their core players either but they still could this winter.
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