Cubs Trade for Josť Quintana

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    Quote Originally Posted by All State Baseball View Post
    Harper has made it known that he'd like to play for the Cubs.
    What did he say?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    What did he say?
    That he's friends with Bryant. Yankees will offer 400 though.

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    Cubs have came out swinging tonight. 6-0 in the 2nd over the O's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelCrazy View Post
    Why would unloading cheap, minor league players indicate they're going to pursue Harper?
    Because Quintana will be under contract for 3 more years afte this season, saving the Cubs a lot of money on 1 less free agent pitcher, such as re-signing Arrieta, who is eligible for free agency after this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    That he's friends with Bryant. Yankees will offer 400 though.
    He ends up a Cub IMO. The money will be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00Rocket28 View Post
    He ends up a Cub IMO. The money will be there.
    I'm still going Yankees. It's actually shocking that they have kinda been fiscally responsible lately. CC will be off the books soon, they will have a ton of money sitting around for Harper and Machado.

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    Went 7 innings, 3 hits, 12 k's, 0 Walks, 0 Runs in his debut. Cubs sweep and score 27 runs over the 3 game set.

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    They gave up a ton but the trade makes so much sense once you realize it means the end of Arrieta/not giving him $25 mill a year when he's already declining.

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    It's certainly a risk to give up 2 of your best prospects, but you gotta give up something to get something. And at the end of the day, they're prospects in high A. They're a couple of years away. The Cubs are in a 4-5 year window right now with the only big contracts on the books after this year are Heyward and Lester. When all the young guys become eligible for more $ in 2020-2022, the Cubs will have their own TV network so the money will be there then. I'm excited to see what free agent pitcher we get this winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00Rocket28 View Post
    It's certainly a risk to give up 2 of your best prospects, but you gotta give up something to get something. And at the end of the day, they're prospects in high A. They're a couple of years away. The Cubs are in a 4-5 year window right now with the only big contracts on the books after this year are Heyward and Lester. When all the young guys become eligible for more $ in 2020-2022, the Cubs will have their own TV network so the money will be there then. I'm excited to see what free agent pitcher we get this winter.
    Heyward deal is one they regret.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    Heyward deal is one they regret.
    Maybe, but he's still young and plenty of time to turn it around. He was trending back up but he cut his hand going for a foul ball. His hit velocity was way up with his new swing. Last year he was awful but he's much better this year.

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