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mO

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Cubs in '19
« on: October 02, 2018, 09:05:55 pm »
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Deeg

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Re: Cubs in '19
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2018, 09:09:26 pm »
I'm not a big scapegoat the coaches kinda guy, but I would say you have to dump Davis at this point.  There's just no excuse for this offense to be this dysfunctional with these players.
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brjones

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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 09:17:51 pm »
Yeah, the hitting coach has to go when a team underperforms this much as a group.
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Deeg

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Re: Cubs in '19
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 09:21:41 pm »
Honestly, I think you have to look hard at changing everything.  Hitting coach and sign one of Harper or Machado for sure.  But I don't think there should be any sacred cows here, either when it comes to the core players or the manager. 

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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 09:26:38 pm »
The biggest sacred cow will be the luxury tax.  The Cubs are right on the edge, and I don't think that management will go over it.  How do they sign a top free agent without going way over.  And how do you trade underachievers for someone that won't also be an underachiever?

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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2018, 09:33:44 pm »
Thereís zero chance the Cubs donít go over next season. The trick is going to avoid the repeater penalties.

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Re: Cubs in '19
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2018, 09:40:00 pm »
Machado a rumored prima donna. Course, Harper's not exactly Mr. Congeniality.

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Re: Cubs in '19
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2018, 09:41:13 pm »
The thing you want to avoid is the highest level tax where you get penalized in the draft. The repeated penalties only affect the Ricketts bottom line.
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brjones

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Re: Cubs in '19
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2018, 09:41:21 pm »
Who cares? By all accounts, Heyward and Almora are great guys. I'll take a prima donna who hits over them any day.

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Re: Cubs in '19
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2018, 10:03:54 pm »
Give me Harper.

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Re: Cubs in '19
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2018, 10:55:35 pm »
The thing you want to avoid is the highest level tax where you get penalized in the draft. The repeated penalties only affect the Ricketts bottom line.

Which will, in turn, be rolled back the the payroll.

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Re: Cubs in '19
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2018, 11:00:58 pm »
New TV deal, hotel across the street, houses behind the bleachers. A lot of ways for the Ricketts to make money outside of what the have to report as Cubs income.

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Re: Cubs in '19
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2018, 11:02:30 pm »
Is Bryant the primary 3B next year?

davep

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Re: Cubs in '19
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2018, 11:03:59 pm »
Yes.

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Re: Cubs in '19
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2018, 11:04:59 pm »
Unless they sign Machado.