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  • #168175
    Ratsbuddy
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    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.

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    #168201
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    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.

    #168202
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    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.

    #168203
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    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.

    2015-NLCS
    2016-World Series
    2017-NLCS
    2018-Wild Card
    2019-No playoffs
    2020-Wild Card
    2021- Looks like no playoffs

    #168212
    ZTR
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    So a really good three year run 2015 – 2017.

    //Golf clap\\

    #168215
    gscottar
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    Since opening day of 2015 until today here are the regular season victory totals for each NLC team.

    Cubs- 555
    Cardinals-529
    Brewers- 502
    Pirates-459
    Reds- 427

    #168221
    stlcard25
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    #168223
    gscottar
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    Cubs get Nick Madrigal and a prospect in return.

    I guess they are trying to get even for that Quintana-Jimenez trade.

    #168226
    Ratsbuddy
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    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?

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    #168228
    kscardfan
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    Contreras?

    #168246
    gscottar
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    Bryant may be going to the Giants. They are talking.

    #168248
    Ratsbuddy
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    I wonder what the odds are that these players end up re-signing with the Cubs in the off-season?

    #168249
    gscottar
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    They definitely could. That is what the Yankees did to them with Chapman.

    #168250
    Ratsbuddy
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    Bryant is now going to the Giants. The Cubs are now, well, not what they used to be. Stay tuned, I guess.

    #168259
    gscottar
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    #168271
    LoganAlpha30X7
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    Contreras is probably looking around wondering if he should be cleaning out his own locker or not, just in case…

    #168275
    gscottar
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    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.

    #168280
    gscottar
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    #168300
    Cardinals27
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    Not really impressed with the Cubs return. Lottery tickets plus hopeful that some of those traded resign.

    #168322
    bicyclemike
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    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.

    #168373
    ZTR
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    Wow they offloaded a bunch. I guess their top prospects will have 60 games to make their cases.

    #168376
    PugsleyAddams
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    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.

    #168413
    gscottar
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    They currently have only $45M in payroll obligations for 2022 so I suspect they will be very busy this winter.

    #168473
    Cardinals27
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    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.

    #168522
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    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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