2016 Chicago Cubs Thread

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  1. Jimmors

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    (yeah i know, its still 2015, but time to move on to the next season).

    Anywho, here's the patch they will be wearing in 2016 to commemorate 100 years at Wrigley:

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    We'll get em next year...ooops I jumped the gun.
    Just thought I'd be the first to say it.LOL
     
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    Well, Jimmors, the 2015 season is over, so it's time for the 2016 season talk to start.

    Nice looking patch. Too bad it doesn't have a trophy on it. Maybe next year?
     
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    The trophy at Wrigley will gleam in 2016
     
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    Tonight will be the coin flip.

    The man who had a historic second half... Or the man who dominated all year..
     
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    As Bears fans, we know all about dominance. And history. Unfortunately, we haven't dominated in recent history, ancient history is more enjoyable. So I'd go with the man with the historic second half.
     
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    Here's the vote breakdown: http://bbwaa.com/15-nl-cy/

    Insane how many people voted Kershaw 4th or 5th. This race was a threeway race between Arrieta, Greinke and Kershaw, anybody else in those top 3 spots is indefensible. Especially Hal McCoy....voted Cole and Bumgarner ahead of Kershaw? What the hell is he smoking?

    But yeah...congrats to Jake.
     
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    Makes sense, since Price went for the $$$. Cant really blame him, at least with the Red Sox, he wont have to put his atrocious playoff record on the line for another 4 years or so.
     
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    How do you guys feel about losing Baez? Not sure I approve this trade.
     
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    Gotta trade something to get something. Don't really want to get rid of Baez, but it seems like it's him or Soler.
     
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    Welp, looks like it was Castro....so we could make room for Zobrist:

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    Sources: Cubs agree to terms with Ben Zobrist, trade Starlin Castro to Yanks
    6m - MLB BEN ZOBRIST +5 more

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have agreed to terms on a four-year, $56 million deal with free-agent infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist while trading shortstopStarlin Castro to the New York Yankees to make room for Zobrist at second base, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN.com.

    The Cubs received pitcher Adam Warren in return for Castro, who spent six seasons with the Cubs, making the All-Star team three times.

    The move reunites Zobrist with his former manager in Tampa Bay, Joe Maddon. Zobrist's deal includes a no-trade clause, a source told ESPN's Jim Bowden.

    Zobrist was a key part of the Kansas City Royals' 2015 championship team, batting .303 with two home runs, six RBIs, 15 runs scored and one stolen base throughout the postseason as the team's No. 2 hitter.

    New York Mets and clinch their first title since 1985.

    Kansas City acquired Zobrist in a trade with the A's days before the July trade deadline. Prior to his stint in Oakland, the two-time All-Star had spent his entire nine-year career with the Rays.

    A versatile defender, Zobrist has seen significant playing time at several positions, including second base, shortstop and right field.

    He is a career .265/.355/.431 hitter and batted .276 with 13 home runs and 56 RBIs during the 2015 regular season, numbers that were on par with his career averages.

    Castro, who can play shortstop and second base, fits the Yankees' goal of becoming younger and more athletic. The 25-year-old hits right-handed, which is another Yankees need, as the team struggled against left-handed pitching the past season.

    In 2015, Castro hit .265 with a .671 OPS. He has $38 million remaining on his contract through 2019, with a $16 million club option for 2020.

    ESPN's Buster Olney, Jesse Rogers, Andrew Marchand and Jim Bowden contributed to this report.
     
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    Always been a Zobrist fan, but sad to see Castro go
     

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