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  1. Hiura isn't going anywhere, he's not long from taking Villar's job at 2B. If Baltimore got him for 3 months of Manny that would be absolute robbery. He's about as safe a bet as there is to rake in the major leagues besides Vlad Jr. I think something like Corbin Burnes, I could see one of Corbin Burnes/Brandon Woodruff, one of Corey Ray/Brett Phillips then someone farther off.
  2. You're wrong, BA has Lux as #83 on their latest top 100 and his plus May's stock has continued to swell. Just for the record, Verdugo is 26 and Ruiz is 27 as well.
  3. Depends on the who makes the list. BA started doing revisions fairly often often, while guys like LAW and Sickels stick to the preseason, midseason, postseason revisions.
  4. Where a prospect started the year doesn't matter. lux is now viewed as a guy that should be in or near the top 50. May is viewed as a top 100 guy and Verdugo was a top 50 guy himself.
  5. You're not getting the equivalent of 3 top 100 guys.
  6. The only name that ever came out was Colin Moran. At this point it's looking like that would have been a really nice get.
  7. I honestly can't see a scenario where Chicago adding Machado makes sense anymore. Everyone is hitting well right now, even Heyward. Almora is breaking, Javy should make the all star team, Russell is on pace for his first 4+fWAR season, Schwarber has become an above average defender and may hit 35-40 bombs etc etc. Don't get me wrong, Machado is a better player than anyone of the aforementioned, but I don't believe the Cubs are willing to pay the steep upgrade fee given how limited the upgrade may be.
  8. Hate the ASG, the fact that Lindor isn't running away with the vote is a joke.
  9. They're getting the big names like Osiel Rodriguez. He's 16 but already sporting a plus fastball that sit 92-94 and can touch 96-98 and he's also showing a slider that flashes plus. He's a guy with true front of the rotation potential and those are exceedingly rare.
  10. You guys can't keep letting the Yankees do what they're doing in the international market. They are absolutely destroying I'm sure owners will push for it, but it's absolutely terrible for foreign born players who will see their signing bonuses lowered. MLB Draft did the same to US born players.
  11. As a Cub fan I can say this, Chris Bosio is one hell of a pitching coach, but him opening his mouth when he should be keeping it closed is nothing new. The straw that broke the camel's back when he was with the Cubs was when he started hurling accusations at Milwaukee 1B Eric Thames. Thames got off to that insanely hot start last year and for whatever reason Bosio started throwing out PED accusations.
  12. He doesn't have to, if he does what he's doing this year going forward he's going to make 100M in FA.
  13. This is one area I believe the Cubs will have interest in. Their bullpen has been amazing so far. With that said, Wilson is not the most dependable in high pressure situations so adding another dominating lefty would be nice.
  14. Already half way there in only 63 games this season.
  15. What are you talking about? I was talking about this year, he's nearly on pace for 5. He only has 3 seasons under his belt before this one. His rookie year(2015) he put up 2.6 in 142 games, in 2016 he put up 3.3 in 151 games. Last year in a year he dealt with injuries and personal problem he regressed and only put up a 1.4 in 110 games. So far in 2018 he's put up 1.9 in 62 games. He's more than a solid defender, he led the NL in DRS last year and he's doing so again this year. 15HRs is his upside? He already had a season where he hit 21. He has a ton of upside, that's why he was a top 5 prospect in the game.
  16. 24 year olds shortstops who are on pace to put up nearly a 5 war season just grow on trees these day eh?
  17. This just isn'trealistic. If the Os got Russell by himself they should be absolutely thrilled. 3.5years of a kid who put up a 3.3fWAR at age 22, was dealing with both shoulder and foot injuries and off the field stuff all last year, and now has rebounded and on pace for a 4.8fWAR season. So far Manny has only been half win better player than Addison this year, it's just not worth it on the Cub's end. Happ I could see happen, Russell/Baez/Almora, nah.
  18. You really need to give Montgomery more credit. 3.31ERA and sub 4.00 FIP, if that's your #5 starter you've got one hell of a rotation. His numbers since having to fill in for Darvish: 4GS 23.2IP 13H 1.41ERA 3.51FIP
  19. McKenna is a pop up prospect. He has no history of hype so listing him in the top 131 after a very good month or two probably isn't going to happen. If he continues to perform he'll like be on the end of season list where the publications take a very long time to thoroughly analyze each team's farm.
  20. Sixto feeling some aches in the arm and temporarily shut down. Same situation with Adbert Alzolay.
  21. Remember guys, numbers alone do not get you ranked. If you're a pitcher with fastball that sits 88-90, unless you have an ungodly couple of offspeed pitches the chances of you ever making the top 100 is very small. Also, the FG list really was about guys who were already ranked not about pop up guys. There were far too many pop up guys not on that list for it to have been an up to date prospect lists. Those usually don't happen in season because they take a very long time to compile. For example, Cub prospect Miguel Amaya isn't on the list, but if we're talking up to this very minute he's jumped past the rest of the prospects in the farm as the #1 prospect, but he's only really breaking out this year. Once the end of year lists are made I expect there will be adjustments.
  22. I can't imagine Sixto is available, he's on the verge of breaking into the top 10 prospects in the game. I can't think of any prospect rated as high as #15 who was dealt in a trade for a short term contract. Enyel, as I said before,would be a great get though.
  23. Tryptamine


    Well the thread was about asked about Bieber and Bieber is in the top 100. I never said anything about whether or not it was a plausible trade, just that I'd much rather have Bieber than a draft pick in the mid 30s.
  24. Ok then, ignore Jon Jay. Look at what JD Martinez brought back last year. You think Jones is going to bring back a bigger haul than Martinez?
  25. Tryptamine


    You'd rather have a draft pack in the mid 30s than an MLB ready top 100 pitcher? Do you realize how small the chances of that draft pick reaching that status?
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