Darvish to the Pads

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I agree that it is bizarre that the Cubs are just folding on the last days of the Bryant era that was set up to be a dynasty. The NL Central as we all know is winnable for anyone who wants it, they still have prime years of Rizzo, Bryant, Baez, Happ, and Contreras. Heyward's contract is a sunk cost, so you might as well use it. They don't seem to be particularly aiming for a new contention window.

The only good news I see from this is that they have been able to turn a contract that no one would have touched with a ten foot pole last winter into a decent return. The bad news is, they traded their best hope for having a solid rotation.

The good news for the Cardinals is that the Central is even more wide open, if they want to take advantage. The bad news for us is that the owners likely see this as an opportunity to not invest in the team and hope that 85 wins can win the division.

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83 wins could win the central this year. It’s gonna be something.

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heyzeus wrote:
December 29 20, 2:12 pm
83 wins could win the central this year. It’s gonna be something.
i say lets shoot for lowest possible wins to get in

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contreras now being actively shopped by the cubs

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It just makes it that much more inexcuseable that the Cards don't make some moves to make themselves the clear favorites. The door is wide open for the Reds or Brewers to do that though

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According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres "will end up paying somewhere around $54 million of the $59 million owed to Yu Darvish over the next three seasons."

And the Cubs will eat the remaining $5 million or so. Finalization of the trade is still pending the completion of medical reviews, but Darvish is reportedly on the move to San Diego -- along with personal catcher Victor Caratini -- in exchange for Zach Davies, Reginald Preciado, Owen Caissie, Ismael Mena, and Yeison Santana. There should be an official announcement sometime late Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.


Source: Kevin Acee on Twitter

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MrCrowesGarden wrote:
December 28 20, 10:54 pm
Call me crazy, but I think it’s bad when teams that could choose to win are instead choosing to lose to save money. Blame COVID all you want, this isn’t happening in any other sport.

Other sports have salary caps, so it's a non-issue.

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imagine having a front office that shot for more then 85 wins

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Socnorb11 wrote:
December 30 20, 4:24 pm
MrCrowesGarden wrote:
December 28 20, 10:54 pm
Call me crazy, but I think it’s bad when teams that could choose to win are instead choosing to lose to save money. Blame COVID all you want, this isn’t happening in any other sport.

Other sports have salary caps, so it's a non-issue.
Bingo.

And that's the biggest problem with baseball.

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