If 2020 were a baseball player, it would be Steve Garvey.

You know, the Padres have always sort of held a special place in my baseball heart. 
They're that chunk of burnt fat off an Italian beef I got at some bar on Lincoln that stuck in my artery since I watched that Garvey homer in 1984.
You'd think it might be getting better after all these years, but now with this Yu Darvish trade to Garvey's old team to clear some money?

Tums won't help.

We knew change was coming, but whatever, man.
2020 sucks.

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Damn creepy, vile and loathsome.  In other words: Nice work!

Thanks Eric. After I put it up I thought.. damn I'm old. I wonder if people even remember back that far. I still think about that day. Uggh. Sorry. 

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  • crunch 15 hours 39 min ago (view)

    * all figures stated are in a range of +/- 10m

    yeah, that was me not typing info correctly.  my bad.

     

  • Arizona Phil 18 hours 15 min ago (view)

    Bryant got $19.5M 

     

  • crunch 20 hours 25 min ago (view)

    bryant 9.5m, contreras 6.65m, baez 11.65m, z.davies 8.63m

    looks like happ is going to arbitration.

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 17 hours ago (view)

    RHP Edward Vasquez (2017 IFA - Dominican Republic) has retired.

    E. Vasquez was one of the top SP on DSL Cubs Red in 2019 and was expected to be a SP on one of the Cubs AZL teams in 2020 if the minor league season hadn't been canceled.

    He would have been first-time Rule 5 Draft eligible post-2021. 

     

  • K Dub 1 day 20 hours ago (view)

    Thanks Phil!

     

  • crunch 1 day 22 hours ago (view)

    danny hultzen retires and joins the cubs as a "pitching development assistant"

    shame the comeback story didn't last longer...but hey, at least he got to taste the bigs after his body failed him for so many years.

     

  • crunch 2 days 51 min ago (view)

    theo joining the commish's front office operation as a "consultant reguarding on field matters"...basically weighing in on the possible impact of rules changes.

     

  • Arizona Phil 2 days 4 hours ago (view)

    https://www.thecubreporter.com/comment/266505#comm...

     

  • K Dub 2 days 4 hours ago (view)

    Yeah, to my calculation that suspension should be over by now unless he got caught again...

     

  • Wrigley Rat 2 days 7 hours ago (view)

    (Not Phil) - Last I saw, he was on the restricted list.

     

  • K Dub 2 days 9 hours ago (view)

    PHIL: Did the Cubs release Saul Vazquez?

     

  • Sonicwind75 6 days 2 hours ago (view)

    The 2021 guaranteed amount is $7 + $3 million mutual option buyout. 10>8.  Most media reports summarizes it as a $10 million deal. 

     

  • CubbyBlue 6 days 2 hours ago (view)

    Thanks Eric. After I put it up I thought.. damn I'm old. I wonder if people even remember back that far. I still think about that day. Uggh. Sorry. 

     

  • Charlie 6 days 3 hours ago (view)

    I'm always confused by this. They also could have tendered him and then boosted his value by trading him with a million or two in cash considerations. Obviously, that's a million or two more expensive than simply non-tendering--but couldn't you at least get an interesting prospect in return from one of these teams? They obviosuly thought it was worth their return to toss in a few million in the Darvish trade.

     

  • tim815 6 days 4 hours ago (view)

    The 2021 amount is 7.

    The buyout is 3.

    8>7

     

  • crunch 6 days 17 hours ago (view)

    chase strumpf is quickly emerging as a "trendy" organizational hot prospect, even among non-cubs fans.  amaya is having a decent winter league showing so far...taking a lot of walks, too.