5 Chicago Cubs arguments that need to be debunked immediately

Baseball uses a lot of numbers and stats which makes it very easy for your friends to make declarative statements that no one could possibly argue with. Here's how you argue with them.

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Spending money just to spend money doesn’t make any sense.

Again, this is something we can all agree on, but it doesn’t make it unique to the argument of not spending money.

If we were to use Cody Bellinger as our example, let’s say the Cubs have to blow past their comfort zone and sign him to a seven-year deal worth $190 million dollars. That’s not spending money just to spend money.

Are the Cubs a better team with Cody Bellinger? Yes.

Will that ~$28 million AAV hurt the team moving forward if the prospects in the farm system should open the window as wide as we all hope? No. 

The final thing to keep in mind with this is this analogy: 

Imagine Tom Ricketts is a landlord (something he’s much more comfortable with than owning a baseball team seemingly). 

You, as a fan, are his tenant.

You attend the games or watch them on TV which funnels money into his pockets and he continues to raise the cost of the tickets/concessions/streaming costs etc. which in this case would correlate to your rent costs.

Unfortunately, he’s done nothing to improve the apartment you’re renting from him. He keeps telling you how amazing the apartment was back in 2016 and that if you just keep waiting the apartment will be great again in a couple of years, but he won’t fix your garbage disposal to make it great now.

I don’t know about you, but I’d probably move out of that apartment. 

Response: No one is recommending that. There's such a thing as intelligent spending, but there's also such a thing as ignorant saving.

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