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 Post subject: Re: cubs signed kimbrel
PostPosted: June 5 19, 10:09 pm 
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That's fine. Bend over, and get ya a good long look at the catcher's nail polish. BUT WHAT'S WITH RIGHT ARM? It's a little more than a dangle..

That's what she said.. I miss sig's.


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 Post subject: Re: cubs signed kimbrel
PostPosted: June 5 19, 10:29 pm 
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I don't think it's posturing. If I recall it's all about getting a good look in at the catcher. I agree it looks silly but he gets paid a lot to have what would be a dream job for most of us.

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 Post subject: Re: cubs signed kimbrel
PostPosted: June 6 19, 4:17 am 
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Kimbrel has of course not sucked to this point in his career. The concern is what he is going to do going forward. There are enough yellow flags in his resume to make one worried going forward, but then again if he keeps his walk rate in check and K rate up, he’ll be great.

It is a decent deal for the Cubs. How much does it actually improve then? I’m a bigger believer than most here in the value of a “closer”, but even outside of that you are looking at the difference of what Kimbrel can provide for 40-ish innings this year vs. the Cubs’ worst RH reliever. Maybe 8-10 higher leverage runs on the high end?


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 Post subject: Re: cubs signed kimbrel
PostPosted: June 6 19, 7:57 am 
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Cardsforlife wrote:
He sucks


If the 2nd half of last year is any indication of how he will perform going forward, this statement is accurate.

He's had a tremendous career, but it's very possible he's a bad player going forward.


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 Post subject: Re: cubs signed kimbrel
PostPosted: June 6 19, 8:00 am 
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Mariano Rivera is, undoubtedly, a HOF closer. Cardinals should sign him.


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 Post subject: Re: cubs signed kimbrel
PostPosted: June 6 19, 8:00 am 
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InvincibleCakeEater wrote:
Cardsforlife wrote:
He sucks



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Cubs be like:

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 Post subject: Re: cubs signed kimbrel
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This is the kind of thing that the Cubs do. They have done it consistently and have reaped the rewards and paid the price for doing so.

Cards will probably leave Keuchel alone and run Ponce or Woodford out in Wacha's spot and pretend like AW isn't a disaster waiting to happen every time he starts. (Even at his best, he's a time bomb). They have done it consistently and have reaped the rewards and paid the price for doing so.


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 Post subject: Re: cubs signed kimbrel
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Fat Strat wrote:
This is the kind of thing that the Cubs do. They have done it consistently and have reaped the rewards and paid the price for doing so.

Cards will probably leave Keuchel alone and run Ponce or Woodford out in Wacha's spot and pretend like AW isn't a disaster waiting to happen every time he starts. (Even at his best, he's a time bomb). They have done it consistently and have reaped the rewards and paid the price for doing so.

Well stated all around.


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 Post subject: Re: cubs signed kimbrel
PostPosted: June 6 19, 8:30 am 
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At least they didn't trade for a wife beater this time.


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 Post subject: Re: cubs signed kimbrel
PostPosted: June 6 19, 8:49 am 
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At least they didn't trade for a wife beater this time.

Their farm system produced one, so it's all good.


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