Another way to show just how improbable this season is.
DocPeterWimsey - Yesterday, 08:33 PM
I hope they don't draft Appel even if they have a shot
5412 - Yesterday, 01:20 PM
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:34 AM
Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:48 PM
Maybe not... I sure love this board- especially when main page gets like it did today.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:48 PM
Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:06 PM
The FO did the math. They built a freakin' computer to help them do the math.
Half of this game, for me, is reading their collective (including the SABROBOT's) mind. Why was this SP a good bet right now at one (group of) number(s), but not at the next? What was the calculation in dollars? time? talent?
The Anibal Sanchez (and other) deal(s) may also be influenced by old school stuff; friendships, building new or honoring old contacts, GRUDGES, etc. But, the math is without passion. Until they say 'play ball' our analyses here are best when they discern the math part.
That's not to demean CubFanBob's "feeling" about this working out. That feeling has two or three significances for us fans:
1) rooting faithfully is what we do
2) thinkers from Ralph Waldo Emerson in "Self-Reliance" to Malcolm Gladwell in "Blink" teach to trust our guts, our intuition. Don't underestimate your power.
3) faith moves mountains (Don't underestimate your power.)
In December I say two OR three.
(In October it is three.)
Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:18 PM
I like that our FO doesn't allow themselves to be used and abused by an agent to run the price up for their clients. It looks like the Cubs have a price in mind, make the offer, and if you want to haggle it over, go for it, but the Cubs aren't going to get in a bidding war for you. This is a refreshing change from the past FO and can only help us in the long run. And I don't mind to imply that they offer one price all the time and be done, but in this case especially, it sure seems like the agent was using them and the Cubs weren't willing to play along.
As usual from me - pure speculation based on other people's insights. I do not have an original thought in my brain and I am ok admitting that. I am a lemming.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:32 PM
I'm glad Sanchez used them like a fiddle.
We already have 2 or 3 number two starters. Why pay $75 million for another?
Stick to the game plan and stock pile prospects.
Id like to see them sign liriano for a year.
NO LONG TERM DEALS!
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