MLB: ***Official 2022 Chicago Cubs Season Thread***

BigJCy

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Bellinger sucks at the plate. Horrible.
Just a 1 year deal so no real biggie but yeah he is definitely a boom or bust player. He could be god awful or if he gets back on track could be in the NL MVP race. It will probably be the former but worth taking a shot at. Cubs have the money.
 

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As long as it's not a stupid deal I'm ok with him. Hope a change of scenery gets his bat going again, if not then he's probably going to be on a short and reasonable priced deal
 

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1 year 17.5 mil. I'm ok with that. Either will turn out to be a good signing or if he is a bust is not going to affect the payroll long term
 

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Unbelievably smart, necessary move by our FO. I expect us to be a good team in 2024. This was a “let’s just not throw away 2023” move.
 

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Can we send this to Cody and see if he can possibly win Comeback Player of the Year?

 

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1 year 17.5 mil. I'm ok with that. Either will turn out to be a good signing or if he is a bust is not going to affect the payroll long term
One year, and Heyward's 22 mil will come off the board after 2023 so they have 40 mil to get a final piece in 24.
 
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I’m going to guess the Cubs look at getting around the $210 million mark in 2023. Sitting at $104 now and you can probably add another $10ish from arbitration.

I do not expect it, but could realistically add Swanson, Boegarts, and Senga and be fine. Only question then becomes 1B. I’d rather find something other than Wisdom/Mervis platoon. Unpopular amongst Cubs outlets, but I’d like Mancini because he’s a clubhouse guy, he’s cheap, and he could platoon 1B and be a 4th outfielder until Davis is ready
 

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I’m going to guess the Cubs look at getting around the $210 million mark in 2023. Sitting at $104 now and you can probably add another $10ish from arbitration.

I do not expect it, but could realistically add Swanson, Boegarts, and Senga and be fine. Only question then becomes 1B. I’d rather find something other than Wisdom/Mervis platoon. Unpopular amongst Cubs outlets, but I’d like Mancini because he’s a clubhouse guy, he’s cheap, and he could platoon 1B and be a 4th outfielder until Davis is ready
The Cubs payroll at 200 mil is a pipe dream. They would have to really get aggressive and then some to get there. Even if they sign all 3 which I would have to pick my jaw off the ground if they did they probably still would fall short of 200 as they don't have much on the payroll right now.
 

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The Cubs payroll at 200 mil is a pipe dream. They would have to really get aggressive and then some to get there. Even if they sign all 3 which I would have to pick my jaw off the ground if they did they probably still would fall short of 200 as they don't have much on the payroll right now.
Wouldn't signing a Pitcher, catchet and new left side of the infield get them to 200 mil?