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Dave23

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Cubs in '22
« on: August 02, 2021, 01:20:17 pm »
Let's talk shortstops...

Looking at our team for next season, slugging is definitely a need.

Any interest in Trevor Story? Why or why not? What kind of deal will he get?

Other than the strikeouts, what are his negatives? He seems to do everything pretty well.

He turns 29 in November, so will play all of next season as a 29 yo...

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2021, 01:54:16 pm »
Story apparently has arm issues.  His velocity on his throws is down, 37% Outs of Average.  His offense this year is down too.  wRC+ 84.  That said is ext velocity, LA and expected stats are fine.  Throw in a QO and I think the Cubs pass.  2022 is going to be more about prospects than established stars.

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2021, 06:40:52 pm »
This Baez kid out of NY is an impending FA, reportedly likes the Cubs organization.  Lot of swing and miss but incredible baseball instincts and GG-caliber SS defense plus versatility, and 40-HR power.  Maybe get him at a discount coming off two down offensive years?
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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2021, 07:03:09 pm »
Baez does stuff that stat heads and the rest of us don't like, but he also does unique stuff that managers and the rest of us love that help win games!

And he oozes confidence, which seems to be at least somewhat contagious.

And he puts butts in seats, which has a major impact on Cub budgets, as we've all been reminded (the hard way)!

I'll hope he will agree to a reasonable-length contract (primarily because of back issues) and I'll hope that, somehow, we can re-sign him.

But I certainly doubt that will happen.

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2021, 07:21:02 pm »
Back issues?

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2021, 07:33:00 pm »
I think he's confused with the big lefty 1st baseman from NY.

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2021, 07:52:41 pm »
It seems to me to be very unlikely that any of the big three sign with the Cubs after this year.  The most likely outcome to me is that each of them signs extensions with their current teams.

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2021, 08:22:10 pm »
The Yankees seem unwilling to spend though. For some reason I just keep thinking Rizzo ends up with Marlins for too much money.

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2021, 08:52:33 pm »
If Baez re-signs with Mets, that will be end of his career as a SS. Not sure if he wants to do that.

Further, as there will be a market for him as a SS—obviously—Mets will have to pay a SS price for him to play 2B or 3B. Not to sure they’d want to do that either.

Yankees may make more sense, as they apparently may want to move Gleyber to 2B.

New York City seems like a natural place for Javy. He loves the limelight and every mercurial thing he does (good and bad) will be talked and written about endlessly, everywhere.

Guessing that Baez is the least likely of Cubs big trade guys to come back. If Hoyer actually dips into the big time SS free agent, think he’s going to want more of OBP, somewhat fewer Ks, type of guy.

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2021, 09:28:09 pm »
I could see Javy or Rizzo not liking the market and coming back especially Rizzo.

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2021, 01:24:51 pm »
Cubs play the Yankees in New York in June but the Yankees do not visit Wrigley


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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2021, 10:46:01 am »
Sharma has a piece in The Athletic proposing the Cubs bring back Nick Castellanos as a free agent this winter, if he elects to opt out of his current Reds contract.

https://theathletic.com/2753272/2021/08/05/why-a-cubs-return-for-nick-castellanos-may-be-the-best-way-to-kickstart-the-rebuild/?source=dailyemail&campaign=601983

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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2021, 10:50:25 am »
I'm 100% behind that idea...even more so if the DH is implemented starting next season...

He should have never left in the first place.

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« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2021, 10:54:19 am »
I'm skeptical that he'll opt out given the uncertainty of the CBA.

I'm also skeptical that he'd want to come back. He has talked about how much he loved the winning atmosphere in Chicago, and that won't be there for a couple of years.
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Re: Cubs in '22
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2021, 11:32:12 am »
I'm skeptical that he'll opt out given the uncertainty of the CBA.

I'm also skeptical that he'd want to come back. He has talked about how much he loved the winning atmosphere in Chicago, and that won't be there for a couple of years.

Agree.  If being on a winner is priority, Cubs obviously should not be his choice. 

He does seem like the type of player they could maybe target, though?  Not young enough or perfect enough to get superstar money, or to necessarily be every contender's first choice.