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by Northsider
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: BP Wrigleyville
Replies: 26
Views: 2946

Re: BP Wrigleyville

Interesting article today comparing Baez to early Sosa, which is actually a really interesting comp, as Sosa really needed the strike zone judgment to take his game to an elite level. Ive made this comparison before and mid 90s Sammy with tons of Ks, lower averages, and HR totals would be insanely ...
by Northsider
Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Today's wish list...
Replies: 152
Views: 10342

Re: Today's wish list...

Coghlan for Skaggs is an interesting value swap, but having a quality 4th OF means more to me than having a good 8th starter. I don't think you're getting a worthwhile 4th OF in free agency, so unless there's another deal already in the works to address it, I'd rather not get rid of Coghlan. I woul...
by Northsider
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Today's wish list...
Replies: 152
Views: 10342

Re: Today's wish list...

Seems to me, since the Heyward/Zobrist signings everyone has been looking at the Cubs to try and make a trade for 3.5+ WAR starting pitching or an ace reliever without giving up Soler or Baez; needless to say, the cost of pitchers in trade this offseason has been well beyond questionable. So my wish...
by Northsider
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 114
Views: 10041

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

shnsajax wrote:Can we have our WAR WS Trophy now?

http://www.papertrophy.com/ should be able to make an amalgam of all the other teams
by Northsider
Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The TOR (Top of Rotation) pitching options
Replies: 49
Views: 3359

Re: The TOR (Top of Rotation) pitching options

On the reverse side of things, the prospects that will be at the top of any GM's list surely will be: 1. Torres 2. Contreras 3. McKinney 4. Vogelbach (Throw in really as he can only be suited for an AL DH role). I wonder if Theo/Jed would include all 4 in a trade for a TOR arm if it made us better....
by Northsider
Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The TOR (Top of Rotation) pitching options
Replies: 49
Views: 3359

Re: The TOR (Top of Rotation) pitching options

This whole TOR thing seems to illuminate a certain tension between upside and risk; Fangraphs noted the potential risk of losing Arrieta or Lester to injury, and the trade rumors we hear seem to involve trading upside to reduce overall risk. In this frame of reference, Spain's idea amounts to tradi...
by Northsider
Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The TOR (Top of Rotation) pitching options
Replies: 49
Views: 3359

Re: The TOR (Top of Rotation) pitching options

This whole TOR thing seems to illuminate a certain tension between upside and risk; Fangraphs noted the potential risk of losing Arrieta or Lester to injury, and the trade rumors we hear seem to involve trading upside to reduce overall risk. In this frame of reference, Spain's idea amounts to tradin...
by Northsider
Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!
Replies: 1835
Views: 83246

Re: Jason Heyward - 2016 CF?

David wrote:
Bull wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:
Tim wrote:Does Washington even have a second baseman at this point? Shouldn't they be courting Home Run Murphy or someone?

I'm sure Dusty prefer Kendrick because he's black

Doesn't matter. Washington doesn't have that many day games.


he wants speed and only minorities possess that


but murphy's a lefty
by Northsider
Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:49 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Unusual CF idea(s)
Replies: 20
Views: 988

Re: Unusual CF idea(s)

Well, I did mention Pollock as the pipe dream. The DBacks value him correctly; they declined a Miller/Pollock swap with the Braves, apparently. But you bring up a really good point about the Castro valuation. If the DBacks value Castro enough, the Cubs might still be able to swing Pollock by trading...
by Northsider
Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Unusual CF idea(s)
Replies: 20
Views: 988

Re: Unusual CF idea(s)

This is the unusual CF idea I've had germinating for a while: Russell for Pollock I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it yet, but the value feels about right, and it certainly simplifies the offseason a bit since it pretty much locks the offense into (majestic) place. I think the DBacks might do...
by Northsider
Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Unusual CF idea(s)
Replies: 20
Views: 988

Unusual CF idea(s)

Since the Cubs seem to be squeezed for payroll (that is, signing a top-available is unlikely), and since our top CF options seem to be somewhat pricey (Austin Jackson, Span, and Fowler all are predicted to pull at least $10mil/year), I went looking around for other (preferably younger, cheaper) poss...
by Northsider
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: What's your wish list for the trade deadline?
Replies: 684
Views: 21802

Re: What's your wish list for the trade deadline?

Tillman isn't good and has not been good. He gets completely carried by Baltimore's elite defense. 4.25,4.42,4.01 and 4.13FIPs the last 4 years. Arrieta had poor FIPs with the Orioles, too. So does the rental Chen; so does Gausman (4.46 this year). The Orioles' pitching philosophy seems to mandate ...
by Northsider
Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: What's your wish list for the trade deadline?
Replies: 684
Views: 21802

Re: What's your wish list for the trade deadline?

As long as we're looking to raid the Orioles, why not try for Chris Tillman? He's been 200+ innings the last two years, is 27, and would probably lock down that 5th starter spot. The Orioles have apparently just tried to extend him without success , may be willing to take a package instead. He's no ...
by Northsider
Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Blackhawks off season
Replies: 599
Views: 12949

Re: Blackhawks off season

I poked around in the stats from last season a bit, looking to find or make quick-and-dirty evaluations of shots/game, consistency, instances of goalies dominating and being dominated, and I tried to find something to support Crow. I used only goalies with at least 10 starts, and got stats from http...
by Northsider
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Final Minors Rosters
Replies: 55
Views: 2518

Re: Final Minors Rosters

I feel like I missed something this offseason - is anyone else surprised to see Gioskar Amaya at catcher?
by Northsider
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: What will we spend our money on this offseason?
Replies: 257
Views: 16557

Re: What will we spend our money on this offseason?

Since the consensus seems to be that Castillo is a stopgap, what does everyone think about Rene Rivera ? He's playing at about 2 fWAR this year for the Padres, shouldn't cost any draft pick, and StatCorner loves his framing abilities (which should make Arrieta et. al. even more effective). The Cubs ...
by Northsider
Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Rick Renteria Named New Cubs Manager
Replies: 1464
Views: 10431

Re: Dale Sveum Fired (page 14)

Wait, did that team really win 85 games. What am I missing? 6 games over pythag, 2 dominant pen arms, but yeah, still seems off I just stumbled on a BP page looking for expected records: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/standings/ The three measurements they have are (in order) Pythag, player-stat...
by Northsider
Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Vote for #12 Prospect
Replies: 40
Views: 130

Re: Vote for #12 Prospect

Underwood Lake Loux Underwood needs to get on this list close to Johnson; I feel the differences between their talents, injury histories, and closeness to majors make them almost equivalent prospects. Lake has been very interesting this winter (and I had him higher). Loux probably doesn't have a sho...
by Northsider
Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Who is the #10 prospect (Run-Off)?
Replies: 48
Views: 152

Re: Who is the #10 prospect (Run-Off)?

Vitters. (repetition of points already made about floor, TANSTAAPP, injuries, &c.) I will, however, point out that Vitters should be handled better by the new regime than the old regime; Vitters should play well above last year's results. On the other hand, Johnson will probably be of more direc...
by Northsider
Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Vote for #6 Prospect
Replies: 36
Views: 129

Re: Vote for #6 Prospect

6 Villanueva 7 Lake 8 Vitters Villanueva seems like a good bet to reach the majors and at least be average for us; Lake's offseason/Fall/Winter have been promising. Vitters typically struggles at transitions but will probably still be a good bat for us, and has the time to make that transition, stil...
by Northsider
Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Vote for #1 Prospect
Replies: 38
Views: 133

Re: Vote for #1 Prospect

I voted Almora; his work ethic in particular and scouting reports at draft remind me vaguely of Tyler Colvin, who noone thought would develop power. I think the younger, more talented Almora will develop similarly (with regards to improvement in power), and I think the ceiling that implies, combined...
by Northsider
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Re: New GM/Cubs Future News Articles
Replies: 7729
Views: 16996

Re: Theo coming to Chicago! Announcement on p226

Given that today is the first day players could be moved to the 60-day DL (or so I've read), and that the Red Sox have to make room on the 40-man roster for Carpenter, maybe the Red Sox pitched a fit with the intention of delaying the trade to protect their players?
by Northsider
Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Jay Bruce with Broken Right Wrist
Replies: 20
Views: 5

Re: Jay Bruce with Broken Right Wrist

shnsajax wrote:Milton Bradley for Jay Bruce. He doesn't even have to pass the medical examination.


Not Bradley, Soriano. Bradley clogs the basepaths more.
by Northsider
Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: similarities between the cubs this yr and the brewers in 08
Replies: 34
Views: 74

Re: similarities between the cubs this yr and the brewers in 08

both seriously challenge/d for the division both had larger than life pitchers (z vs. cc) both have aces with injury issues (sheets vs. harden) both call miller park home both have serious bullpen issues that will be a hinderance all year long. it may be early, but that is the serious glaring weakn...
by Northsider
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Royals sign Ponson
Replies: 7
Views: 24

Re: Royals sign Ponson

Fake Dayton Moore wrote:Why did I sign Sidney Ponson? When you go to a club at 4 in the morning, and you're just waiting, waiting, a 600-pounder looks like J-Lo. And to me this is Jennifer Lopez right here. It's 4 in the morning. Too much to drink. So, Ponson: Jennifer Lopez to me.

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