100-Game Mark TCR Reader Survey: Question 1

I first asked these four questions after the Cubs' 50th game of the season.  You can compare these polls to the previous results for questions 1, 2, 3 and 4.  I'll keep the polls open through Saturday, and how about we discuss all four polls in this thread, I'll keep the comments closed on the other three threads.   Please be sure not to miss the importat medical and trade news in TCR posts below these polls, too.

How satisfied are you with the performance of the Chicago Cubs ball-club?

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Rob, others, please feel free to post updated trade news above this stuff, as it becomes available.

As if you needed my blessing, anyway.  :)

Wow, looks like Manny has got some disciples.

link to prior question 2 directs to comments from prior question 4.

Thanks, fixed it!

They had an awful 3.5 months and now they've had a great 2 weeks. I'm optimistic about the team right now so I voted 'somewhat satisfied'. They are just lucky that the rest of the division has been awful, but they are right there in the wild card race too.

Jim Hendry: Somewhat unsatisfied. Sure he put together a decent team, but I think a lot of people could take the Cubs payroll and put together a decent team. As I said before, Hendry does just fine spending money, the problem is he doesn't always get good value for the money he does spend.

I voted the same on Hendry and Very unsatisfied for Pinhead who has pretty much managed his bullpen and his corner outfielders as poorly as anyone possibly could.

Hendry did correct some of his off-season blunders with the removal of Gathright and the addition of Baker, but you can't give a guy too much credit for correcting the errors he created. Plus the 2nd catcher thing...

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  • I'm with Rob G and Johann here. It's not about Chapman as a pitcher. I just don't want to have to block out a real problem (the domestic violence) in order to try to enjoy the frivolous ball and stick game.

    Charlie 2 min 35 sec ago view
  • ROB G & BOB R: You're right. The QO can only be extended if the player spends the entire previous season with one club, so only the Yankees could have offered one to Chapman (if he wasn't traded). If an Article XX-B FA is traded during the season, the new club can't offer a QO. .

    Arizona Phil 3 min 25 sec ago view
  • i was going off what AZPhil said above...they keep talking about tweaking the rules, i didn't know if that had been changed or not. my winter/spring was way too hectic aside from a couple weeks vacation in janurary and i missed a lot of stuff.

    if not, this is one hell of an expensive trade for what looks to be 30-40 innings of play...including the playoffs. damn.

    crunch 14 min 41 sec ago view
  • Did the QO rules change?

    unless there's a TARDIS involved, I dont believe that's a possibility

    Rob G. 18 min 46 sec ago view
  • I didn't think you could offer a QO to a player who was traded during the season? For example, Lester was not offered a QO when the Cubs signed him.

    Rob Richardson 20 min 11 sec ago view
  • I think the assumption is that make him a Qualify Offer and he signs elsewhere next year.

    billybucks 23 min 14 sec ago view
  • cubs QO, chapman declines, cubs get a draft pick, brewers sign him for 6/90m, brewers win world series in a sweep as chapman strikes out g.torres in game 4 vs the yanks.

    crunch 23 min 45 sec ago view
  • Sorry, how are the Cubs getting a pick out of this?

    Rob G. 40 min 44 sec ago view
  • Besides what he adds to the Cubs bullpen, getting Aroldis Chapman means the Giants and Nationals (and Indians) can't get him, and that could be important come the post-season. 

    When the opponent knows Chapman is out there ready to pitch in the 9th, it can cause the other team to alter their strategy and play things differently than they otherwise might prefer to play things in the 6th, 7th, and 8th innings. 

    Arizona Phil 42 min 34 sec ago view
  • thats a lot for 2-3 months....beyond Torres it's a lot of organizational depth, but hate to use your best prospect for a rental.

    Rob G. 44 min 49 sec ago view
  • chap's a FA after this season. 2-3 months of chapman and a sandwich pick after the 1st round (stay healthy chap) seems to be the "worst" outcome, but damn they're giving up a hell of a piece in torres.

    i don't care that torres is blocked...i just think something more valuable/controlled can come from trading away a guy like him.

    crunch 57 min 29 sec ago view
  • "According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Cubs will not have a contract extension in place with Aroldis Chapman when their trade for the closer becomes official."

    hmmm.

    crunch 1 hour 4 min ago view
  • Per Patrick Mooney, it's SS Gleyber Torres, RHP Adam Warren, RF Billy McKinney, and CF Rashad Crawford for Aroldis Chapman 

    Arizona Phil 1 hour 16 min ago view
  • That is a hell of a lot if they don't get an extention done. I'm assuming Chapman is going to be the closer with Rondon in the 8th and Strop in the 7th. That sounds great but Rondon #s aren't as good in non-save situations so we'll see how he responds to being the setup man.

    johann 1 hour 41 min ago view
  • I certainly hope he signed an extension. I would have been ok with this package for Miller, it is too much for 2 (well 3, hopefully) of Chapman. Of course, we win the World Series, I will retract this immediately.

    twcoffee 1 hour 42 min ago view
  • @JonHeyman: Yanks and Cubs have a deal. Torres, mckinney, Warren and likely 1 more to NYY.

    CTSteve 1 hour 55 min ago view