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Matt Duffy has been the best FA signing since Ben Zobrist.  He is just what the lineup has needed--a patient contact oriented hitter, who takes a lot of pitches and gets on base.

He plays solid defense at three IF positions, and from what I have read he is also a good clubhouse guy.

He was the runner-up to Bryant for ROY. I don't know what happened in San Francisco. Maybe @Eephusknows, but I am glad he is on the Cubs.

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5 hours ago, Encyclopedia Brown said:

I just put in an order for a Patrick Wisdom jersey.

 

I’ve got you beat

 

wife just talked me into a weekend ticket package for the White Sox 

 

I feel dirty, like I may have to take a shower 

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8 hours ago, Encyclopedia Brown said:

Cubs fans remember the names of Bryan LaHair and Jake Fox.

However, Wisdom has that exit velocity and barrel rate that the analytics guys covet, so there might be some ability to maintain decent production. 

 

I don't know what his BABIP is now but a few days ago it was sitting around .500.  He was also striking out at an enormous rate.  He has definite power but will he contribute in any other categories?  And if you lose points for strikeouts (which is the case for my league), he could be very detrimental.  Also, is he even guaranteed a spot when they start getting guys back?  I guess if he keeps hitting HRs at this rate, they can't take him out but I don't see it.  

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20 hours ago, Wrigley said:

Sell everyone now 

There won't be much in return if they do. Those days have passed. The front office of every team is controlled by Ivy League stat crunchers, and they believe the most precious commodity is cost-controlled young talent.

The Cubs could not pry Jake Cronenworth away from San Diego for an elite #1 starter. 

Kimbrel might get a lottery ticket in return from a team on the cusp (like Houston or LAA), but Bryant's impending FA keeps him from getting anything of value in return. It would be smart if the Cubs kept him, then made a decent offer, and if refused then take the compensatory pick. 

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On 7/8/2021 at 6:15 AM, Encyclopedia Brown said:

There won't be much in return if they do. Those days have passed. The front office of every team is controlled by Ivy League stat crunchers, and they believe the most precious commodity is cost-controlled young talent.

The Cubs could not pry Jake Cronenworth away from San Diego for an elite #1 starter. 

Kimbrel might get a lottery ticket in return from a team on the cusp (like Houston or LAA), but Bryant's impending FA keeps him from getting anything of value in return. It would be smart if the Cubs kept him, then made a decent offer, and if refused then take the compensatory pick. 

I agree with you, but Kimbrel could win someone a title.  We know how the ego takes over.  

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I am keeping track of "achievements".

Today the Cubs surpassed the century mark in negative run differential.

They have lost thirteen in a row at home--a new club record. They have two double-digit losing streaks this year, also a team record.

The big prize is to catch Pittsburgh for last place in the division. They shaved off a run the past week, so only nine ahead.

 

 

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