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  1. Umpires zones need to go and you can't even even let them have a token job like announcing balls and strikes with a mic in their ear be cause they will mess it up and they'll do it on purpose to make the new system look bad. There have already been umps who have said as much off the record.
  2. I'm going to be surprised if he gets a multi year deal at this point and absolutely blown away if he's playing CF for whatever team he signs with. There's just not a lot left in the Adam Jones well. There's no value in his defense,base running or on base skills. The only place he carries any value is in his pop and now with the MLB becoming a home run hitter's haven even that might be in question.
  3. The depth has improved immensely, but if you want to be considered with the farms like the Padres/Braves you have to have blue chippers and as of now Baltimore has none. That will very likely change with their 1st round pick next year. At this point even with VV I'd guess somewhere in the 10-13 range.
  4. I very much doubt you're getting 3 years of a guys who has been a 3.5win player the last two years for schoop who has fewer years of control and isn't really any better. That's asking the Brewers to throw away value for nothing.
  5. This is what I'm praying for as a Cub fan. Worst defensive infield in the history of the game.
  6. a lot of shine off that arm in the last few months, not sure I'd go that direction if I'm Baltimore.
  7. The opinions on him are very divided. BA called him the best international prospect since Yoan Moncada while another article said he was a better prospect than Luis Roberts who is universally a top 50 prospect. That same article said he'd be in the running for 1.1 in the 2018 rule 4 draft.
  8. They are not, however that 3M number is very far off. In reality it's under a million left.
  9. There's still some good prospects out there to be had. Of the BA top 50 the following are left. 1)Victor Victor Mesa- #1 by a long shot and probably a top 50 prospect in the game immediately 24)Sandy Gaston(RHP)- A 16 year old that has already hit 100mph. The question is, will his command or secondary pitches progress enough to become relevant. 25)Alexander Ramirez(OF)- Not eligible to sign until Aug 29th, above average contact and bat speed with average speed. Likely a corner outfielder 34)Fernando Villalobos(C)-Not able to sign until the MLB commisioner's office OKs Mexic
  10. I'd love to hear the explanation behind this one. The concerns about where he'll play is related to his arm which he has avoided having surgery on, but will eventually need to. Defensively he's just fine at his old position of 3B and now 2B. I can't say I've ever heard anyone ever refer to him as a 1B only player.
  11. Well we can officially stop all the Cub's don't have any top 100 prospects talk, I know this was super important to some. BA updated their top 100 and Miguel Amaya comes in at #100.
  12. So it's now a bad thing that he has a ton of versatility? The Cubs go out of their way to make sure guys know how to play as many positions as possible. Bote is basically a lesser Zobrist.
  13. My guess is it would be something like Happ+Chatwood(Cubs eat some of his salary) for Gausman+Britton. Remember Happ still has 5 years of control after this season vs 0 for Britton and 2 for Gausman. If the Orioles can get Chatwood straightened out he'd bring another haul himself especially figuring in how cheap his contract would be after the Cubs ate some of it. In just over a years worth of PAs Happ put up a .254/.350/.491 line with 36HR 12SB and 3.4fWAR. As he gets older when he starts to get his K rate under control, he could be a monster.
  14. Honestly this is what I'm thinking the Cubs are doing. A Gausman/Bundy +Britton type of thing. There's far too much uncertainty in the rotation to rely on Darvish's injury and Chatwood's inability to get the ball in the vicinity of the batter.
  15. .....this is so incredibly laughable I don't even know where to begin.
  16. You're really going too far with this. No the Cubs do not actively have a lot of top 100s; however, they do have a lot of talent in the A+ and below section which should result in several top 100s at the start or mid point of 2019.
  17. Britton isn't going to close the chasm between the Brewers and Cubs. Even the Brewers right now are realizing this. RIzzo has played terribly, Bryant has been hurt, the entire Cub staff outside of Lester has been in disarray and yet they're still 3 games ahead of the Brewers. If the rest of the guys ever get their asses in gear then it's going to be another blow out in the central.
  18. This is what BA has at midseason 1. Miguel Amaya(C)-19 and killing it in A 2.Adbert Alzolay(SP)- Out for the season with an oblique injury 3. Aramis Ademan(SS)-Struggling in A+where he's extremely young, but it was probably too aggressive a promotion 4. Nico Hoerner(SS)-Cubs 2018 1st round pick, was tearing it up until he hurt his elbow, he's done for the rest of minor league season. 5. David Bote(UTIL)- Plays all infield positions other than SS and really playing well in limited exposure for the Cubs 6. Alex Lange(SP)- Developed a change to go with his Curve and
  19. Very strong arm, started the year very uncharacteristically struggling to throw men out, but the Cubs brought someone in and since then he's killing it. He's supposed to be an excellent pitch framer given his young age, since pitch framing is usually one of the last skills a catcher is polishing before make his graduation to the big leagues.
  20. I think you misunderstood. My point was that the Cubs are as good or better than any team in baseball at creating successful bats. Why not take advantage of the fact that they're extremely good at creating successful position players and trade for them, rather than pitchers where there hasn't been much success.
  21. When you trade with the Cubs, I recommend going position players. Look at their MLB team. Bryant,Baez,Russell,Schwarber, Rizzo, Contreras,Almora,Caratini. Look at other teams that have traded for Cub bats, Gleyber Torres(.905OPS),Jeimer Candelario(on pace for nearly 3.5 wins in his rookie year),Jorge Soler(.820OPS 125wRC+). This list leaves out the #5 prospect in baseball Eloy Jiminez.
  22. Wasn't the guys I expected but it was roughly what I expected. It's funny to look back on now what people were asking for months ago. I believe there was some Russell+Montgomery+Alzolay discussion as well as Happ+Almora discussions.
  23. 4/5 guy imo, has pitched fairly well, but the Cubs have a small army of back end starters in A+ and AA right now.
  24. Chavez can start, that's what the Cubs needed, someone who could do both.
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