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by TomtheBombadil
Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Denard Span signs 3 year deal with Giants.
Replies: 12
Views: 2138

Re: Denard Span signs 3 year deal with Giants.

David wrote:
TomtheBombadil wrote:Really like this deal for the Giants, but this still isn't as good as the Cubs signing Heyward.


you don't [expletive] say


Nothing wrong with going out on a limb once in a while.
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Denard Span signs 3 year deal with Giants.
Replies: 12
Views: 2138

Re: Denard Span signs 3 year deal with Giants.

Really like this deal for the Giants, but this still isn't as good as the Cubs signing Heyward.
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Movie Thread
Replies: 33809
Views: 132132

Re: The Movie Thread

Derwood wrote:Since I have Fridays off, I've resolved to see more movies in the theater (since I'm historically bad about doing this)

So tomorrow, should I see Hateful Eight or Revenant?


Revenant
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Sherman - Cubs (and others obv) expected to be in on Alex Gordon
Replies: 214
Views: 16490

Re: Sherman - Cubs (and others obv) expected to be in on Alex Gordon

Guy is also making a stupid amount of money. You realize that you could have Strasburg/Soler/Schwarber in 2017 instead of just Stanton, right? His contract is very team friendly. He's making a combined $23.5 million over the next two seasons and $100.5 million over the next 5 years before his opt o...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Sherman - Cubs (and others obv) expected to be in on Alex Gordon
Replies: 214
Views: 16490

Re: Sherman - Cubs (and others obv) expected to be in on Alex Gordon

With the seeming lack of market for hitters this offseason, does Fowler come back to the Cubs? We know they offered him a 2 year deal this offseason but he wanted more years. With guys like Gordon,Cespedes and Upton struggling to get 4 or 5 year deals, things can't be looking good for Fowler. I'd t...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2016 Cubs Farm and Prospect Musings
Replies: 100
Views: 12423

Re: 2016 Cubs Farm and Prospect Musings

Don't get me wrong, I am fine with "gut feeling" as a component of prospect ranking. After all, we're projecting kids whose bodies haven't physically matured yet ... and more importantly, haven't mentally matured yet (remember when Mark Pawelek was supposed to be a superbly mature 18 year...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2016 Cubs Farm and Prospect Musings
Replies: 100
Views: 12423

Re: 2016 Cubs Farm and Prospect Musings

Interesting list, and some interesting perspectives based on quick skim. I'm no scout, so don't know how to evaluate...players very well. I wonder how many views he gets on guys to shape his report? His Zastryzny report almost sounds like it's largely based on one AFL game (when "good" Za...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2016 Cubs Farm and Prospect Musings
Replies: 100
Views: 12423

Re: 2016 Cubs Farm and Prospect Musings

Fangraphs evaluates the 2016 Cubs prospects I strongly anticipate a bombadil meltdown because of a certain ranking. Underwood at 3? CJ at 14. Oh, :shrugs: I read a few of the write ups and they seemed fair - Johnson, Edwards, and Contreras...He seems to be taking some risks, possibly in hopes of bu...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2016 Cubs Farm and Prospect Musings
Replies: 100
Views: 12423

Re: 2016 Cubs Farm and Prospect Musings

Fangraphs evaluates the 2016 Cubs prospects I strongly anticipate a bombadil meltdown because of a certain ranking. Underwood at 3? I can't get mad at this. With FanGraphs reeling from the McDaniel loss, they'll need a while to get their feet back under them in the prospect world. The free content ...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 114
Views: 13759

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

Many of those Bryant to the OF changes will end up being Zobrist to LF and Baez at 2B. Baez will see his share of time at 3B, but as he's not moving Bryant from 3B it will basically be spot duty. Baez put up a .198 IsoSLG with a 24% K rate last year in AAA. Yes, yes he can still hit for power and st...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2016 MLB Draft Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 7492

Re: 2016 MLB Draft Discussion

Quantrill and Collins are the best college pitcher and bat for me. Thanks to the TJ, Quantrill might be there for Fowler's pick.
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Sherman - Cubs (and others obv) expected to be in on Alex Gordon
Replies: 214
Views: 16490

Re: Sherman - Cubs (and others obv) expected to be in on Alex Gordon

I'm curious if the Gordon signing is a sign for the rest of the market. He took probably close to what he was expected to get initially, but less than what I recall his demands were. If the money for everyone else comes down, would be nice to jump in there and get a "bargain". Of course, ...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 114
Views: 13759

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

I think Baez gets 300-350 PAs this year playing mostly 2B, but also LF, maybe some CF, as well as SS and 3B. While I'm starting to view the whole OF thing as mostly a red herring, bouncing him around to get PAs and game experience might be a good way to break him in. He seems like a pretty intense k...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2016 Cubs Farm and Prospect Musings
Replies: 100
Views: 12423

Re: 2016 Cubs Farm and Prospect Musings

If I had to guess - Wilson is in Eugene and Martinez is in South Bend. Could easily see them switching between CF and a corner for Eugene, which is not an easy place to hit. My hope is Heyward is moved out of CF because Almora and friends help land Ozuna and Fernandez. Otherwise, I think he's the CF...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Paul DePodesta leaves Mets for Browns
Replies: 4
Views: 1095

Re: Paul DePodesta leaves Mets for Browns

Paul DePodesta has one of the most interesting careers in sports. He and Epstein are building league commissioner type resumes.
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Today's wish list...
Replies: 152
Views: 13389

Re: Today's wish list...

I'm with you on Jennings, probably as long, but how does he get here? Coghlan + prospects for McGee and Jennings? I still like Stubbs' fit in a scenario they can't land Jennings.
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Today's wish list...
Replies: 152
Views: 13389

Re: Today's wish list...

I doubt Alcantara has any value at all currently. Skaggs would be a very nice addition, but I can't imagine the Angels are giving him up for anything remotely close to that. Coghlan IS interesting from a value standpoint, but I'd think we'd be lucky to add a Sands/Steele type guy for him, much less...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Today's wish list...
Replies: 152
Views: 13389

Re: Today's wish list...

Ruggiano isn't a CF any more than Zobrist or Baez are. Stubbs I could see a fit for, but the way he's trended with the bat since leaving Cincy is pretty worrisome, especially since he isn't a dynamite defender himself. Stubbs isn't dynamite defensively, but he is a more competent and versatile OF g...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Today's wish list...
Replies: 152
Views: 13389

Re: Today's wish list...

Just saying....Stubbs can play all three OF spots, has an .804 career OPS against LHP, put up a .239 IsoSLG against RHs last year, a .944 OPS against LHP in 2014...He's a great fit for this bench roster and will cost much less than a Jackson.
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Today's wish list...
Replies: 152
Views: 13389

Re: Today's wish list...

Yeah, it's not so much about getting rid of Coghlan there.

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If they did move Coghlan, I kinda like Drew Stubbs as a bench pickup.
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Today's wish list...
Replies: 152
Views: 13389

Re: Today's wish list...

The Angels need a LF and it sounds like they prefer it to be a left-handed bat. They also don't want to go over the luxury tax threshold which means they can't add much more than ~$4 million in salary. I don't really love the fit Coghlan has on the team going forward, can't play CF and is probably ...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Today's wish list...
Replies: 152
Views: 13389

Re: Today's wish list...

Thanks for posting that. Sounds like a dead arm period, need more than speculation if he was showing his usual velocity. Keep in mind that he was all of 20 at that time. Throw in not throwing his normal season this year, adding on weight...Still my top guy in that bunch.
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Today's wish list...
Replies: 152
Views: 13389

Re: Today's wish list...

What's this stuff about declined stuff? Can't find anything on the Google. I want them all too. From what I read my take is: Sierra - Oldest, most experienced, and most ML ready. Could start in AA or AAA if he doesn't make the 25, might start or relieve in the majors. An arm for 2016-2017 depth, add...

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