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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg View Post
    Theo steps down Jed Hoyer is now the President of Cubs Baseball Operations. Theo did have a year left.

    Thank you Theo for our World Series!
    Letter is here: https://theathletic.com/2203590/2020...stepping-down/
    I'm just here for the baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg View Post
    Theo steps down Jed Hoyer is now the President of Cubs Baseball Operations. Theo did have a year left.

    Thank you Theo for our World Series!
    Wow, that's very surprising. Cubs ownership must have really pissed him off. I wonder which team he works for next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madducks View Post
    Wow, that's very surprising. Cubs ownership must have really pissed him off. I wonder which team he works for next.
    The Cubs team is not in a good place right now. To me, they have one more year to go for it before they rebuild (either partial rebuild or complete tear down). Feels like a good time to bail and pick a better landing spot that is on the upswing.

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    Charlie Morton to the Braves on a 1 year, $15m deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revo View Post
    Charlie Morton to the Braves on a 1 year, $15m deal.
    Smyly and Morton for $26 Mil. I love the 1 year deals. Both have a lot more upside than typical $10 Mil + SP who are known mediocre innings eaters (guys like Tanner Roark). Anthopoulos is such a smart GM.

    I wonder if this is a precursor to trading prospects to try and replace Ozuna. I would think these signings make it quite difficult to sign Ozuna, but I'm unaware of the specifics of ATL's payroll. I guess Hamels' $18M deal is done, so that helps balance the ledger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teenwolf View Post
    Smyly and Morton for $26 Mil. I love the 1 year deals. Both have a lot more upside than typical $10 Mil + SP who are known mediocre innings eaters (guys like Tanner Roark). Anthopoulos is such a smart GM.

    I wonder if this is a precursor to trading prospects to try and replace Ozuna. I would think these signings make it quite difficult to sign Ozuna, but I'm unaware of the specifics of ATL's payroll. I guess Hamels' $18M deal is done, so that helps balance the ledger.
    you even mention how bad the Hamels deal is in this post without acknowledging that Morton is Hamels 2.0 (but actually a year older). These have been two really awful signings for the Braves imo, and they make me happy as a Marlins fan to see them throw away dollars on what will likely amount to half a season of one pitcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
    you even mention how bad the Hamels deal is in this post without acknowledging that Morton is Hamels 2.0 (but actually a year older). These have been two really awful signings for the Braves imo, and they make me happy as a Marlins fan to see them throw away dollars on what will likely amount to half a season of one pitcher.
    Urf...what? I can see an argument on the Smyly deal - I'm not so hot on that one, but it's one year, meaning pretty minimal risk. But Morton is Hamels 2.0? Gotta disagree pretty strongly there. Morton's velocity was down early in the season, and increased back to his normal 94ish by late season and playoffs. He still has an elite curve. His FIP was in line with 2017-2018. His BABIP and strand rate were notably worse - I'll grant some of the jump in BABIP was due to his early season struggles, but not all. He's still, both by metrics and the eye test, a very, very good starting pitcher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
    you even mention how bad the Hamels deal is in this post without acknowledging that Morton is Hamels 2.0 (but actually a year older). These have been two really awful signings for the Braves imo, and they make me happy as a Marlins fan to see them throw away dollars on what will likely amount to half a season of one pitcher.
    Weird. Smyly and Morton both pitched really well to finish their seasons, but both had some question marks that limited them to 1 year deals. Smyly is a "prove it" guy, but Morton has been great for several years, only went for 1 year because of age. Only 2 bad starts to start 2020, then he was good after that.

    Morton was mediocre for several years before "figuring it out" in his age 33 season and becoming one of the best SP's in MLB over the 3 years preceding 2020.

    Hamels had the opposite trajectory. He looked like a potential HOF caliber player until his age 33 season, then the physical deterioration started, and he was around league average for the 3 years preceding 2020, out hurt most of the season.

    Extremely different circumstances for each of them. Also, knowing TB was in on Morton as the other bidder, and knowing their highly restrictive budget, it gives me some faith that he's got more gas in the tank.

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    I will admit that I have severe age bias against pitchers especially and I will also be happy to let you guys have Morton in drafts next year. You simply cant trust a guy that age. Yes even Verlander.

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