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brjones

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #1380 on: January 12, 2018, 03:19:49 pm »
Bryant sets a new record for a first year arb eligible player with $10.85 million. Since he's a super two, he still has 3 more years of arbitration remaining. Josh Donaldson got $23 million earlier today for his last year of arbitration...will Bryant be pushing $30 million in three years?

Russell also agrees for $3.2 million. So Grimm is the only guy who will file.

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #1381 on: January 12, 2018, 03:38:02 pm »
Bryant sets a new record for a first year arb eligible player with $10.85 million. Since he's a super two, he still has 3 more years of arbitration remaining. Josh Donaldson got $23 million earlier today for his last year of arbitration...will Bryant be pushing $30 million in three years?

Russell also agrees for $3.2 million. So Grimm is the only guy who will file.

I don't know what the Cubs' offer is, but Grimm would appear to have brass balls to be the one guy filing for arbitration given his incredibly inconsistent performance.

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #1382 on: January 12, 2018, 03:57:49 pm »
Heyman is reporting that the Cubs have talked to the Pirates about Cole is addition to the Yanks and Astros.

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #1383 on: January 12, 2018, 04:04:05 pm »
Heyman is reporting that the Cubs have talked to the Pirates about Cole is addition to the Yanks and Astros.

Cubs would have to surrender, what, Happ and Alzolay/Albertos for Cole?

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #1384 on: January 12, 2018, 04:10:42 pm »
Happ straight up or GFY.  And that ain't gonna cut it, so eff it.

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #1385 on: January 12, 2018, 04:14:36 pm »
I'm guessing the price is higher in an intra-division trade.

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #1386 on: January 12, 2018, 04:29:09 pm »
They reportedly want Torres from the Yanks so I'm sure the cost is absurd for the Cubs.

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #1387 on: January 12, 2018, 04:33:12 pm »
Why trade for someone when you can sign someone?

brjones

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #1388 on: January 12, 2018, 04:34:34 pm »
It seems like the Pirates think it's December 2015, when Cole was coming off a 4th place Cy Young season, had four years of control left, and looked like he was turning into an ace.

He has two years left and has pitched like a #3 the last couple of years...his reputation is far stronger than his actual performance at this point.

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #1389 on: January 12, 2018, 04:52:49 pm »
Thanks but no thanks for Cole.  Or any of the trades I've heard speculated.

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #1390 on: January 12, 2018, 05:53:28 pm »
Im interested in buying low on Danny Salazar.

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #1391 on: January 12, 2018, 06:09:43 pm »
Cleveland isnt selling low... they want market value.

Deeg

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #1392 on: January 12, 2018, 06:34:42 pm »
I'm not interested in overpaying for 2 years of Cole, but I think it's a mistake to write him off as a #3 starter.  He's throwing harder than ever and his stuff is ace level.

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #1393 on: January 12, 2018, 08:22:41 pm »
Cole is an excellent pitcher.  But the cost in a trade would be too high.

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Re: Cubs in '18
« Reply #1394 on: January 12, 2018, 10:40:24 pm »
I'll take Jake or Yu.