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Cubs in '18
« on: October 23, 2017, 03:29:59 pm »
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CUBluejays

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 03:33:30 pm »
Eric Hinskie named Angels hitting coach.

JeffH

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 03:36:27 pm »
First look at the 2018 payroll.  Opening day 25-man payroll each of the past two seasons was right around $172 million.

Under contract:
OF Jason Heyward - $21,500,000
1B Anthony Rizzo - $7,000,000
OF/2B Ben Zobrist - $16,000,000
SP Jon Lester - $22,500,000
SP Jose Quintana - $8,350,000
RP Pedro Strop - $5,850,000

Eligible for salary arbitration (estimates from mlbtraderumors.com):
3B Kris Bryant - $8,900,000
SS Addison Russell - $2,300,000
OF Leonys Martin - $4,900,000 (a certain non-tender; this estimated salary omitted from the total)
IF Tommy La Stella - $1,000,000
SP Kyle Hendricks - $4,900,000
RP Justin Wilson - $4,300,000
RP Justin Grimm - $2,400,000 (a possible non-tender; this estimated salary included in the total)
RP Hector Rondon - $6,200,000 (a possible non-tender; this estimated salary included in the total)

Auto-renewal players:
OF Kyle Schwarber - $850,000
OF Albert Almora - $850,000
OF/2B Ian Happ - $850,000
2B Javier Baez - $850,000
C Willson Contreras - $850,000
RP Mike Montgomery - $850,000
RP Carl Edwards Jr. - $850,000

Subtotal - $117,150,000

Likely additions:
OF Replacement for Jon Jay
C Replacement for Alex Avila/Rene Rivera
SP Replacement for Jake Arrieta
SP Replacement for John Lackey
RP Replacement for Brian Duensing
RP Replacement for Wade Davis

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 07:52:19 pm »

Deeg

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 09:33:13 pm »
By all means, hire him.  But the real problems will still need to be addressed.


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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 12:28:44 am »
I might be willing to go 4/$100 with Arrieta - and that would be with serious misgivings (and I very much doubt he'd take it).
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wmljohn

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2017, 09:05:15 am »
David Ross as the new Bench coach?  Just heard a discussion on the radio pondering it.

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2017, 09:46:29 am »
I think Joe could benefit from a new bench coach.  He and Davey have been together a long time.

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2017, 10:02:20 am »
There are rumblings Mallee may be fired, too. 

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2017, 10:06:12 am »
Brandon Hyde would be another option for bench coach.

Where are the rumors on Mallee coming from?

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2017, 10:16:55 am »
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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2017, 10:36:27 am »
David Ross as the new Bench coach?  Just heard a discussion on the radio pondering it.
That would be great, but weren't there two reasons to retire?  Concussions and wanted to spend more time with family.
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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2017, 10:43:33 am »
There are rumblings Mallee may be fired, too. 

That's interesting.  Thanks for passing that rumor along. 
Heh heh, I understand that it's a rumor and may not be true or become true!  :)

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2017, 10:50:32 am »
That would be great, but weren't there two reasons to retire?  Concussions and wanted to spend more time with family.

Nobody has ever wanted to spend more time with family.