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Posted 12 December 2017 - 08:45 PM

Gregerson to the Cards...

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 09:34 PM

Cubs just picked up Drew Smyly, looks to be a reclamation project after he had Tommy John. Played for the Rays while Maddon managed there

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 10:06 PM

View PostBowlCity, on 12 December 2017 - 09:34 PM, said:

Cubs just picked up Drew Smyly, looks to be a reclamation project after he had Tommy John. Played for the Rays while Maddon managed there
He's also spent time with Hickey as his pitching coach.

Can he be the next Brett Anderson?

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 10:07 PM

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View PostBowlCity, on 12 December 2017 - 09:34 PM, said:

Cubs just picked up Drew Smyly, looks to be a reclamation project after he had Tommy John. Played for the Rays while Maddon managed there
He's also spent time with Hickey as his pitching coach.

Can he be the next Brett Anderson?

Don't scare me like that.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 10:08 PM

Far too early to tell how he'll do since it'll be his first time coming back after Tommy John, but based on his time in Tampa he could be a decent bottom of the rotation guy, or serve as a solid pen arm.


Or he could be the next Brett Anderson.

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 01:51 PM

Ozuna goes to the Cardinals

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 05:14 PM

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Ozuna goes to the Cardinals
f**k

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 08:18 PM

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View PostBowlCity, on 13 December 2017 - 01:51 PM, said:

Ozuna goes to the Cardinals
f**k
The Cards had to give up Alcantara (who's got great stuff but needs a ton of polish), Sierra (who's fast but looked overmatched at the plate last year, the next Billy Hamilton?) and that's about it.     Not happy about this one.

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 08:25 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 13 December 2017 - 08:18 PM, said:

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View PostBowlCity, on 13 December 2017 - 01:51 PM, said:

Ozuna goes to the Cardinals
f**k
The Cards had to give up Alcantara (who's got great stuff but needs a ton of polish), Sierra (who's fast but looked overmatched at the plate last year, the next Billy Hamilton?) and that's about it. Not happy about this one.

I'm happy for Ozuna, not happy that we gotta play him 19 times out of the year

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 08:31 PM

Angels trade for Kinsler.   They look to be all in.   But will Ohtani be on the DL to start the season?

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The Tigers are trading second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Angels, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

Kinsler, 35, is heading into his 13th season in MLB. He spent the first eight years of his career with the Rangers and the last four in Detroit. He is a four-time All-Star and won a Gold Glove in 2016.

Last season, Kinsler appeared in 139 games and had a slash of .237/.313/.412 while hitting 22 home runs.

CUrrently, MLB.com lists Kaleb Cowart as the Angels' starting second baseman. In 2017, Cowart appeared in 50 games for Los Angeles and hit for a slash of .225/.313/.382.

There has been no report about what the Tigers will receive from Los Angeles.


https://www.si.com/m...e-tigers-angels

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 08:58 PM

I just read a rumor of Danny Salazar and Jason Kipnis for Happ.     What would the Cubs do with Kipnis?

http://www.12up.com/...mor?a_aid=36534

I can't believe this is serious and hope it's not!

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 09:12 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 13 December 2017 - 08:58 PM, said:

I just read a rumor of Danny Salazar and Jason Kipnis for Happ. What would the Cubs do with Kipnis?

http://www.12up.com/...mor?a_aid=36534

I can't believe this is serious and hope it's not!

Yeah, not keen on trading Happ. Schwarber and Russell make great trade bait during the middle of the season if we just need one final push to October but the Happ Hype has only just begun.

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 09:36 PM

View PostBowlCity, on 13 December 2017 - 09:12 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 13 December 2017 - 08:58 PM, said:

I just read a rumor of Danny Salazar and Jason Kipnis for Happ. What would the Cubs do with Kipnis?

http://www.12up.com/...mor?a_aid=36534

I can't believe this is serious and hope it's not!

Yeah, not keen on trading Happ. Schwarber and Russell make great trade bait during the middle of the season if we just need one final push to October but the Happ Hype has only just begun.
I know I'm probably guilty of overrating Theo's high picks like Happ, but I love his plate discipline and versatility, and I'm always leery that a pitching acquisition with electric stuff is going to injure himself and be worth nothing about halfway through the season.

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 09:46 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 13 December 2017 - 09:36 PM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 13 December 2017 - 09:12 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 13 December 2017 - 08:58 PM, said:

I just read a rumor of Danny Salazar and Jason Kipnis for Happ. What would the Cubs do with Kipnis?

http://www.12up.com/...mor?a_aid=36534

I can't believe this is serious and hope it's not!

Yeah, not keen on trading Happ. Schwarber and Russell make great trade bait during the middle of the season if we just need one final push to October but the Happ Hype has only just begun.
I know I'm probably guilty of overrating Theo's high picks like Happ, but I love his plate discipline and versatility, and I'm always leery that a pitching acquisition with electric stuff is going to injure himself and be worth nothing about halfway through the season.

Happ had a fantastic call-up year, there's no doubt, it's hard to overrate him. He fits in perfectly defensively cause he can play CF and platoon 2B with Zobrist, and Zobrist can have RF when Heyward doesn't play.

If any of the Cubs callups since 2015 when they got good are overrated, it's Addison Russell. He's got good defense but his bat just hasn't really worked out overall. If we have to trade anybody I'd prefer Russell since we can just stick Baez at shortstop and call it good.

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 09:53 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 13 December 2017 - 08:31 PM, said:

Angels trade for Kinsler.   They look to be all in.   But will Ohtani be on the DL to start the season?

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The Tigers are trading second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Angels, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

Kinsler, 35, is heading into his 13th season in MLB. He spent the first eight years of his career with the Rangers and the last four in Detroit. He is a four-time All-Star and won a Gold Glove in 2016.

Last season, Kinsler appeared in 139 games and had a slash of .237/.313/.412 while hitting 22 home runs.

CUrrently, MLB.com lists Kaleb Cowart as the Angels' starting second baseman. In 2017, Cowart appeared in 50 games for Los Angeles and hit for a slash of .225/.313/.382.

There has been no report about what the Tigers will receive from Los Angeles.


https://www.si.com/m...e-tigers-angels

Kinsler would be a good pickup for them.

Though I'm just seeing everything that happened to the Diamondbacks in 2016 where they went all in for Greinke and Miller and completely wrecked their farm system for the next 3-4 years and ending up with a losing season. It's a miracle they were able to even make the wild card this last year.

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 09:54 PM

View PostBowlCity, on 13 December 2017 - 08:25 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 13 December 2017 - 08:18 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 13 December 2017 - 05:14 PM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 13 December 2017 - 01:51 PM, said:

Ozuna goes to the Cardinals
f**k
The Cards had to give up Alcantara (who's got great stuff but needs a ton of polish), Sierra (who's fast but looked overmatched at the plate last year, the next Billy Hamilton?) and that's about it. Not happy about this one.

I'm happy for Ozuna, not happy that we gotta play him 19 times out of the year

In sadder news, there's talks between the Cardinals and the A's for trading Stephen Piscotty. Matheny said the org's partly trying to trade him to help him out and get him back to the Bay Area. His mom was diagnosed with ALS :(

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 09:57 PM

View PostBowlCity, on 13 December 2017 - 09:54 PM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 13 December 2017 - 08:25 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 13 December 2017 - 08:18 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 13 December 2017 - 05:14 PM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 13 December 2017 - 01:51 PM, said:

Ozuna goes to the Cardinals
f**k
The Cards had to give up Alcantara (who's got great stuff but needs a ton of polish), Sierra (who's fast but looked overmatched at the plate last year, the next Billy Hamilton?) and that's about it.     Not happy about this one.

I'm happy for Ozuna, not happy that we gotta play him 19 times out of the year

In sadder news, there's talks between the Cardinals and the A's for trading Stephen Piscotty. Matheny said the org's partly trying to trade him to help him out and get him back to the Bay Area. His mom was diagnosed with ALS :(
I heard about that last year.    That was heartbreaking.

Classy move by the Cardinals... When you hear stuff like that it's hard to hate them... Hope they can make it happen.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:35 PM

Just read that the Cubs have signed sidearm Steve Cishek, last seen wild pitching the Cubs to a win for the Marlins in the Lester bunt game.

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 02:23 PM

Angels continue the fun, Zach Cozart gets 3 years, 38M

Rondon also got picked up by the Astros.

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 09:01 PM

View PostBowlCity, on 15 December 2017 - 02:23 PM, said:

Angels continue the fun, Zach Cozart gets 3 years, 38M

Rondon also got picked up by the Astros.
Re Cozart...Not sure if that is a good signing.    If his performance of last year is sustainable it is, but he's moving to a much more difficult run environment, and last year's 4.9 WAR is the first time he's been more than a 2 win player.




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