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Topic: Russell- Either he's not a nice guy, or he's being setup.
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Russell- Either he's not a nice guy, or he's being setup.


Posted: Dec 20, 2018 11:25 AM
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Every time the Russell stuff quiets down, we see another flare-up- this time in two-part harmony by the ex-wife and by the mother of his first kid. I did some research, the two women are friends on Instagram and twitter, so are they tag-teaming to get a little fame, maybe a little fortune?

Per his ex-wife, he tripped her while she was pregnant, tackled her onto the concrete and snatched their kid out of her arms. One big question- Why no police report? Why did the MLB investigation surround allegations of a phone being broke and not the actual physical abuse if it really did occur?

Russell pays support to both, apparently in quarters and dollar bills per his first kid's mom, so why would they bite the hand that feeds them? No ESPN or SI interview is going to pay them nearly as much as Russell does, so what motivation do they have to ruin his career? (Unless he really is that vile)

I'm on the fence- I'd have traded him for a lack of performance on the field, but if these allegations are remotely true, he deserves to be out of baseball altogether. Still, the timing is awfully suspect, and while I don't care for Russell as a player, I'd hate to see a guy lose his career due to a bunch of trumped up charges...

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Posted: Dec 20, 2018 11:29 AM
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I don't know what to think either.

Here is more information on the new allegations:

https://www.cubshq.com/update/Mother-of-Addison-Russells-first-child-shares-alleged-mistreatment-25827

Should the Cubs dump him or support him through this mess?


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Posted: Dec 20, 2018 11:39 AM
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The Cubs may be stuck now. They tendered him a contract (probably to buy time for a trade), but now with the latest allegations, NOBODY is going to touch him. At this point, they may have been better off non-tendering him.

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Posted: Dec 20, 2018 11:41 AM
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It was certainly an interesting move to tender him. I guess it's possible that someone desperate would trade for him.

I guess depends if they need an SS badly enough.

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Posted: Dec 20, 2018 11:51 AM
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The tender only kept him from walking away as a free-agent. The question isn't whether a team needs a ss bad enough, it's whether they can tolerate the heat and any additional fallout. If the women keep chiming in, he's bound to undergo another investigation, punishment, and maybe a ban. Who's gonna take that chance? Cubs. Are. Stuck.

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Posted: Dec 20, 2018 11:53 AM
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It will be interesting to see for sure. I wonder what they could get in a trade for him? A single-A player?

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Posted: Dec 20, 2018 11:55 AM
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At this rate, a grammar school prospect.

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Posted: Dec 20, 2018 12:04 PM
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LOL...maybe they could get a bag of cash for him.

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Posted: Dec 20, 2018 12:09 PM
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Small bag. If things don't improve, I see a DFA in his future. Once may 3rd hits, Cubs have a decision to make regarding his roster spot.

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Posted: Dec 20, 2018 1:11 PM
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It will be interesting to see for sure. I wonder what specific teams might want him?

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Posted: Dec 20, 2018 1:16 PM
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I'm guessing a lot of that depends on who signs Tulowitzki and LeMahieu. Pirates need a SS, so do the Mariners.

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Posted: Dec 20, 2018 1:18 PM
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I could envision him in a Pirates uniform for sure

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Posted: Dec 20, 2018 1:23 PM
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Strangely, I could see him as a Yankee, but I think they'll get Machado.

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Posted: Dec 20, 2018 2:06 PM
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Yea...I can usually see any player on the Yankees with their deep pockets.

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Posted: Dec 20, 2018 4:40 PM
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Just my opinion, but while the Cubs seem to go for that claean-cut, Frat-boy look (as Sober Rizzo puts it), the Yanks seem to be a team that will deal with the bad-boys more tolerably. Probably why I think Machado will end up signing there and not Philly. If Harper can be the mayor of Philly, then machado will be the King of Queens.

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Posted: Dec 20, 2018 5:11 PM
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I'm not sure I would call chapman (2016) and russell clean-cut look but I get what you are saying about the differences in the past with Cubs and Yankees.

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Posted: Dec 20, 2018 5:14 PM
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Chapman didn't last and Russell won't either. BOTH fit the Yankees mold. I know it was Hollywood, but look at the Yankees form major League- Most were the down and dirty, bad-boy types. I'm sure they room at shortstop, whether for Machado or Russell... Obviously, they'll take Machado though, just saying, Russell fits that mold.

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Posted: Dec 20, 2018 5:43 PM
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It could happen eventually with the Yanks.

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