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Lester offered 6/132 by the Cubs... Yeesh, I don't want him for that money lol
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I dont know that I want him for that money either.  I think we should go heavy on Yasmani Tomas AND Yoan Moncada.  See if they would be more likely to want to be some sort of package deal.  Put Tomas in left and move Moncada to third.  Lineup addressed.

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I like going after Tomas, but those Cubans are unproven commodities and are a huge gamble. If I had to choose i'd rather allocate the money into our pitching.

 

 

Lester is the real deal, a tested and proven ace. Him and madbum in this rotation. :x :hat 

 

 

It all seems like a pipe dream right now, though.

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Originally Posted by red80 View Post
 

I like going after Tomas, but those Cubans are unproven commodities and are a huge gamble. If I had to choose i'd rather allocate the money into our pitching.

Its that same thought process that made Jose Abreu pick the White Sox instead of us last offseason.  Yes, I know it worked out quite nicely.  But how awesome would it be to have him batting between Posey and Pence?

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Nobody wants morse to return?
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Nobody wants morse to return?

 

i do 8o

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Its that same thought process that made Jose Abreu pick the White Sox instead of us last offseason.  Yes, I know it worked out quite nicely.  But how awesome would it be to have him batting between Posey and Pence?

 

too many righties! we'd have to split em up. but i like all aforementioned scenarios. 

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Originally Posted by JumpmanFromDaBay View Post

Nobody wants morse to return?

Honestly, not if it means we dont go after Tomas.  I am ok with him as a backup plan.

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Just curious, not saying I do not want him, but does Lester's inability to throw to first impact a decision on signing him.

I really hope we do not strikeout this offseason and end up overpaying mediocre players because we panic.
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if the Cubs want to overpay for FA's let them. Given our championship runs, we can be competitive at market rates and FA's should want to come here.
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if the Cubs want to overpay for FA's let them. Given our championship runs, we can be competitive at market rates and FA's should want to come here.

If Russell Martin got $80 million+, market rate means nothing anymore.  But I get what you're saying.  Instead of giving Lester a Matt Cainian type contract, I'd rather get two good pitchers to replace Peavy and Vogelsong.

 

And lets not forget we need to (hopefully) replace Romo and Machi in the pen.

 

MLB Trade Rumors had a pretty decent article on the Giants' offseason options.  Not sure most of them are entirely realistic but it's worth a read.  Putting Belt on the trading block has me intrigued. 

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Yes, you get what I'm saying - exactly.

Cubs can throw out more dollars, that's fine...if it's clearly over a certain amount for whatever position, I'd rather build up with volume than concentration.
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so yall don't want Romo back?

he was lights out besides that NLCS Game 2
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Nope, don't want him back. 

 

He did a great job in the playoffs. 

 

Or the hitters did a terrible job at working the count and waiting for the inevitable hanging slider. 

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What's the word on Crick and Blackburn? How close are they to getting the call up?
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Close, but as 4/5s.

Crick's been abused everytime he's been called up...
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no on Romo. He's run his course as far as I'm concerned.
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I've only followed Crick via box scores, but he walks too many hitters.  I wouldn't trust him until he started dominating in the minors which hasn't been the case yet. 

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I can't remember who it was, but they said he'd eventually be out of the pin.
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I think Romo is done. Too much damage accumulated on that arm. Slider doesn't slide anymore.

 

 


Get Strickland throwing a slider/2 seam and he will be a monster.

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I can't remember who it was, but they said he'd eventually be out of the pin.
That doesn't bode too well because that was Lincecum's scouting report at draft time.
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Scratch Tomas off the list. He's signing with AZ  6yr/68mil.

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Originally Posted by red80 View Post
 

Scratch Tomas off the list. He's signing with AZ  6yr/68mil.

Ugh seriously?  Why do we always low ball the Cuban players?  I dont get it.  I know I have absolutely no reason to complain given the results of last season, but we could have had Jose Abreu on our team instead of Brandon Belt.  We offered Abreu the same annual salary as the White Sox did, but they offered him more years.


This is really frustrating.  He was the one bat in this market that could make up for the loss of Pablo. SMH.

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Waiting to see if you can make it through the off-season without criticizing Saebs.
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The Diamondbacks have reached agreement on a six-year, $68.5MM deal with Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas, reports MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez. The deal includes an opt-out that can be triggered after four seasons, and is pending physical, per Sanchez.

The overall guarantee lands just a hair over the $68MM that the White Sox promised Jose Abreu last year. Given changes in the market in the interim — largely driven, perhaps, by Abreu’s own incredible success — that price tag may feel low at first glance. Indeed, much attention has been given to the idea that Tomas, with his prodigious power and youth, could not only beat the Rusney Castillo contract (seven years, $72.5MM) but also reach nine figures.

Of course, the opt-out will play an important role in assessing this deal’s true value, especially once it is learned how much of the guarantee falls under the contract’s last two years. The 4+2 opt-out structure means that Tomas could reach free agency before his age-28 season. If his bat lives up to the hype, he’ll have another shot at a massive payday at that point. But he will have to prove it on the field first.

As MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes wrote in his profile of Tomas, the 70-grade raw power is the right-handed hitter’s calling card. His other tools appear largely to be average or slightly below, and it remains unclear precisely what position Tomas will play and how his defensive ability will shake out. Though considered mobile in relation to his hulking frame, Tomas has drawn some concerns about his body and overall conditioning.
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I can see them going cheap for rest of the offseason. sick.gif at thought of having Arias play 3rd all season
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Can Gary Brown play 3B?
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Not getting a good feeling about this offseason.
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Hate the fact we lost Tomas.. Much less a division rival
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Awful start to the offseason!

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