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JeffH

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Re: Cubs in ‘23
« Reply #1635 on: January 21, 2023, 07:03:37 pm »
...someone that has the ability to be a good starter...

The problem is - how do you define this?

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Re: Cubs in ‘23
« Reply #1636 on: January 21, 2023, 07:15:43 pm »
When you are talking about potential, it is always subjective.  Some say that if you only have two effective pitches, you should be a reliever.  But that doesn't seem to hold true in all cases.

My point is that an effective starter is so much more valuable than a effective reliever (if for no other reason than he throws more innings, someone that has good stuff should have to prove that he can not be an effective starter.  He was one in the minors until he was derailed by substantial health problems.  I would like to see if he can be one again.

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craig

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Re: Cubs in ‘23
« Reply #1638 on: January 24, 2023, 10:14:41 am »
https://theathletic.com/4119041/2023/01/24/trey-mancini-chicago-cubs/?source=dailyemail&campaign=601983

Hadn't realized Baltimore had raised their LF wall by 6 feet plus moved it back almost 30 before last year, so became tough place for RH HR-hitters. 

Mancini seems fine with playing different positions, but with 1B/LF as your primary non-DH spots, how many LF starts will there be barring a Happ injury?
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Re: Cubs in ‘23
« Reply #1639 on: January 24, 2023, 11:16:50 am »
Cubs sign Jordan Holloway.

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Re: Cubs in ‘23
« Reply #1640 on: January 24, 2023, 07:41:04 pm »
Anthony Kay and Manny Rodriguez both cleared waivers and have been outrighted to Iowa.

Neither can deny the assignment…
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Re: Cubs in ‘23
« Reply #1641 on: January 24, 2023, 07:49:41 pm »
In Anthony Kay’s case, Cubs were able to “sneak” him thru waivers.

Rodriguez got thru waivers in the conventional way.

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Re: Cubs in ‘23
« Reply #1642 on: January 24, 2023, 07:53:46 pm »
How does the sneak way difer from the conventional way?

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Re: Cubs in ‘23
« Reply #1643 on: January 24, 2023, 10:38:59 pm »
I think the Cubs were somehow kinda confident they'd keep these two?  Both were bought to the convention and introduced on stage etc.  I wouldn't have thought you'd do that for guys you expect to be gone in a few days.  Given our poverty of LH relievers, Kay won't need to be great to get a shot.  Manny, time to stay healthy for 10 months, and to get that breaking ball under some semblance of control.  Getting some command of the fastball wouldn't hurt, either!  Would be super fun if he gets locked in and when we see him next, he looks like a keeper. 

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Re: Cubs in ‘23
« Reply #1644 on: January 24, 2023, 10:44:46 pm »
Matt Barnes DFA's by the Red Sox.  He seems to be the perfect addition for the Cubs.  He is a former Red Sox (Theo pick) and his salary will be the league minimum.  Jed is probably having naughty dreams about this.
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Re: Cubs in ‘23
« Reply #1645 on: January 25, 2023, 12:26:04 am »
Matt Barnes DFA's by the Red Sox.  He seems to be the perfect addition for the Cubs.  He is a former Red Sox (Theo pick) and his salary will be the league minimum.  Jed is probably having naughty dreams about this.

I don’t think Jed has naughty dreams about anything except double-coupon days at Target.
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Re: Cubs in ‘23
« Reply #1646 on: January 25, 2023, 04:04:54 pm »
The Cubs signed former Seattle catcher Luis Torrens to a minor league deal.  There's probably a nonzero chance he's the best offensive catcher we have going in to the spring.

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Re: Cubs in ‘23
« Reply #1647 on: January 25, 2023, 04:09:59 pm »
I actually rostered him in our fantasy league for a good while.

I would never have done that with Gomes or Barnhart.

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Re: Cubs in ‘23
« Reply #1648 on: January 25, 2023, 05:32:38 pm »
The Cubs signed former Seattle catcher Luis Torrens to a minor league deal.  There's probably a nonzero chance he's the best offensive catcher we have going in to the spring.

And that chance is close to 100% -  last year he OPS'd close to .700.  700!

The problem is Torrens isn't really a catcher at the major league level, he's a DH.  He's an emergency catcher in effect.

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Re: Cubs in ‘23
« Reply #1649 on: January 26, 2023, 11:41:05 am »
Sinclair's RSN's are going bankrupt.

https://www.nexttv.com/news/its-on-bally-sports-rsns-headed-for-bankruptcy

It doesn't make a mention of what will happen to Marquee, the Cardinals are mentioned as a team that will have a large loss in revenue.
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