MLB: ***Official 2019-20 Cubs Offseason***

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  1. CYdTracked

    CYdTracked Well-Known Member

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    Figures, he knows his guy probably is not getting the job so he wants to make sure he calls it so he can get on the hype train once its announced.
     
  2. BigJCy

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  3. ISUCubswin

    ISUCubswin Well-Known Member

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    Kaplan is the Stephen A Smith of Chicago media so what he says I take with a grain of salt.

    I am also a little biased.

    People like Espada because of his association with the 2019 Astros.

    He started with the Marlins (2010-2013) with zero playoff appearances as third base coach

    Moved to the Yankees (2014-2017) and went 1 for 4 in making it to the divisional round of the playoffs.

    The 1 year he made it in the playoffs in his first 8 years coaching was 2017 with the Yankees. They lost to the Astros in the ALCS and he then joined the Astros after they won the World Series with essentially the same group of men he’s coaching now.

    So his only success comes from 2017 Yankees and 2019 Astros. Astros were an already established team, he had little impact on this season for them. And 2017 Yankees fired their manager at the end of the year.
     
  4. 1UNI2ISU

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    Sinclair/Marquee Network has a deal with AT& T. The Marquee Network will be available at launch on DirecTV, UVerse, AT&T TV and AT&T TV Now
     
  5. ISUCubswin

    ISUCubswin Well-Known Member

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    I like Bret Taylor and Bleacher Nations thoughts.

    Kaplan’s Houston source could potentially have been someone in Espada’s camp setting Espada up nice for a job saying he finished next to Ross. Because why would Houston source know it’s down to Ross and Espada?
     
  6. BigJCy

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    Nice, was worried about how many carriage agreements that network would get.
     
  7. BigJCy

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  8. ISUCubswin

    ISUCubswin Well-Known Member

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    Jesse Rogers thinks it's Rossy and we could hear a final decision as early as Thursday.

    John Tomase of NBC Sports is reporting the Cubs could be one of the teams in on Betts. Not terrible if the Cubs are going all in on 2020, but this also means they need to definitively get a clear #1 such as Cole.

    Also, Betts price wouldn't be as crazy as some may think. He's expected to earn $27.5 million and is a one year rental. Teams aren't going to break the bank for that, see Cardinals/Paul Goldschmidt
     
  9. dirtyninety

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    I hope they try not to suck.
     
  10. BigJCy

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    Good. I was all in on Rossy from the minute they decided Joe wasn't the guy anymore.
     
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  12. ISUCubswin

    ISUCubswin Well-Known Member

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    This is a glorious day for Chicago Cub Baseball. Step in the right direction.
     
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  13. Cyfan1965

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  14. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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    Don't love it or hate it, far more concerned about what they are going to do with the actual roster.
     
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  15. Cyfan1965

    Cyfan1965 Well-Known Member

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    #115 Cyfan1965, Oct 23, 2019
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    I hope he can manage his friends-
     
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  16. chuckd4735

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    I love Ross, but am skeptical that this is the right move. For the record, this is about the same feeling I had when Hoiberg was hired.
     
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    He's no cannibal.
     
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    Can’t wait to see Rossy try to yank Lester from the mound during a start, that could make for some interesting TV.
     
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  19. ISUCubswin

    ISUCubswin Well-Known Member

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    I don’t foresee this as an issue as I think his only real friend is Lester.

    KB and Rizzo loved Ross, but also were scared to talk to him if they screwed up. How many friends out there are you scared to be around if you mess up?
     
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  20. ISUCubswin

    ISUCubswin Well-Known Member

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    Ross as manager will elevate Rizzo and Bryant’s play and in my opinion will be contributing factor in free agent and extension contracts.
     

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