Cubs thread v2.0

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TexAgs1992
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Did not even get one top 10 Padres prospect in return. This was a salary dump. The Ricketts are now all about business and winning is now second or third in their eyes. They are slowly ruining the neighborhood, this core, and the game experience on TV.
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The win now mentality got the Cubs into the position they are in now. Most of the major players coming into contract years and a farm system in the bottom third of the league. Offloading salary and acquiring very young talent vs overspending and losing in the first round of the playoffs again is a savy move that I hope pays off.
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The rebuild starts a year too early, IMO. Why did they pick up Rizzo's option if they non-tendered Schwarber and traded Darvish?
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Biz Ag said:

The rebuild starts a year too early, IMO. Why did they pick up Rizzo's option if they non-tendered Schwarber and traded Darvish?
makes no sense. They couldn't get anything for schwarbs?

Padres are setting up for a great run next year
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Did not even get one top 10 Padres prospect in return. This was a salary dump. The Ricketts are now all about business and winning is now second or third in their eyes. They are slowly ruining the neighborhood, this core, and the game experience on TV.

It's not like were in the middle of a pandemic or anything...2021 will not be business as usual, especially for baseball. And you're insane if you think that the purchase of any sports team isn't about business.

That said, it's just bad timing/optics/whatever. You move to your own TV network where you demand more money from your fans and then start your fire sale.
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makes no sense. They couldn't get anything for schwarbs?

You have to put someone on the billboards, even if you're tanking.

Only people in Chicago thought Schwarber was worth anything on the trade block lately.
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AgShaun00
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diehard03 said:


TexAgs1992
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diehard03 said:

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Did not even get one top 10 Padres prospect in return. This was a salary dump. The Ricketts are now all about business and winning is now second or third in their eyes. They are slowly ruining the neighborhood, this core, and the game experience on TV.

It's not like were in the middle of a pandemic or anything...2021 will not be business as usual, especially for baseball. And you're insane if you think that the purchase of any sports team isn't about business.

That said, it's just bad timing/optics/whatever. You move to your own TV network where you demand more money from your fans and then start your fire sale.


If you are in that sort of position, you have no business owning one of the three most valuable franchises in baseball. Nevertheless, it hasn't stopped them from spending money on Republican or Democratic initiatives.
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If you are in that sort of position, you have no business owning one of the three most valuable franchises in baseball. Nevertheless, it hasn't stopped them from spending money on Republican or Democratic initiatives.

You're more than welcome to criticize them for their choices in their personal lives, but there's no need to be ignorant on how sports ownership works....especially when your revenue model going into 2021 will be very different.
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Not sure how I feel about Joc Pederson possibly becoming a Cub.
AgRyan04
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He's kind of a poor man's Schwarber
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AgRyan04
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Oh, wow....I didn't realize they were THAT similar. Just looked it up and Pederson is a year older than Kyle.

I loved Schwarbs so Joc had best save a lot of runs defensively this year
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