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Post#21 » by karch34 » Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:09 am

This sucks.
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Post#22 » by hermes » Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:45 pm

kimbrel is gone, but sounds like the return was really good

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Post#23 » by hermes » Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:47 pm

not a fan of rebuilding mode (obviously would rather have a good team) but hopefully this reload results in another good run
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Post#24 » by hermes » Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:48 pm

missed this earlier in the week but cubs dealt a couple relievers as well

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and ryan tepera to the white sox for bailey horn
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Post#25 » by hermes » Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:51 pm

they've moved so far:

joc pederson
andrew clafin
ryan tepera
anthony rizzo
craig kimbrel

bryant and baez still out there, i wonder how crazy the phones in the front offices are right now
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Post#26 » by hermes » Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:32 pm

nope, baez is gone too. with trevor williams

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Post#27 » by hermes » Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:41 pm

karch, its a fire sale out here

everyone must go!
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Post#28 » by hermes » Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:43 pm

kris bryant to the giants

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Post#29 » by hermes » Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:46 pm

didn't expect these

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lester to the cardinals, wow. its a full on purge. do we have enough people to play tonight?
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Post#30 » by karch34 » Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:13 am

hermes wrote:karch, its a fire sale out here

everyone must go!


Holy crap bro! Did not see this level of tear down. Living on West coast is nice due to games ending early, but my cell is blowing up while I’m trying to finish my day with a bunch of WTF texts.

I’m still waiting for Arietta deal I missed to be final blow. Feel like we undersold a bit on Bryant and Baez, but what do I know?
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Post#31 » by karch34 » Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:14 am

The Lester to Cards is a dagger too.

My kids jerseys and Tshirts have become crazy obsolete quickly.
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Post#32 » by hermes » Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:05 am

yeah i don't know about the return on any of these deals. i'm not up on the who's who of which farm system

i'm hoping jed's got a good eye and the team can mold these youngsters into something great
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Post#33 » by hermes » Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:08 am

hendricks and contreras are still here, and i like happ and hoerner too

who knows if they will be here by the time we're back in win-now phase but i'll keep up with the cubs just the same. its not like they've never been bad before. we can get through this karch!
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Post#34 » by karch34 » Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:44 am

We will. I just am reconciling how I felt 4+ years ago with today. Talent we lost this last year is staggering. We lost a lot of the main players from 2016 and their replacements. Love the guys you mentioned and want to see them be part of the next big moment. I agree if you’re going to rebuild it go all in, but doesn’t mean that it feels good. Though we are eternal optimists.
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Post#35 » by hermes » Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:06 pm

you get a feel for the monumental change when looking at the contracts
https://www.spotrac.com/mlb/chicago-cubs/payroll/

i don't know how many other teams only have two people who are making more than $10m a year but it can't be very many.
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Post#36 » by hermes » Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:06 pm

wonder where everyone is? bulls board?

this was such a big deal i figured it might have drug a few people out of the woodwork, but maybe they forgot about the cubs board.
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Post#37 » by karch34 » Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:12 pm

Damn that Haywood deal goes 2 more years.
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Post#38 » by karch34 » Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:32 am

karch34 wrote:Nice to see the old Arietta even if it doesn't last.


It didn’t last and good bye Jake.
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Post#39 » by hermes » Sun Aug 15, 2021 1:42 pm

yikes, we've lost ten in a row? wow

guess i have been paying less attention since the selloff so this doesn't hit as hard as the 11 game streak earlier that was the final nail in the coffin

i suppose this is improving our draft spot for next year
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Re: 2021 regular season thread 

Post#40 » by hermes » Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:02 pm

carter hawkins (formerly of cleveland) is the new gm

he any good?

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