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by TomtheBombadil
Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2016 Cubs Farm and Prospect Musings
Replies: 100
Views: 7825

Re: 2016 Cubs Farm and Prospect Musings

Cubswin11 wrote:I think Almora's ceiling right now, if the changes are real, is something like a right-handed Gerardo Parra that has the ability to play CF. Which I'd be absolutely thrilled with.


Yeah, I was thinking Parra-esque. Seems like Almora's way in will be hitting LHP and playing defense.
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Brandon Phillips to Nationals?
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Brandon Phillips to Nationals?

What do they mean that this deal can go both ways?
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!
Replies: 1835
Views: 73550

Re: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!

I would definitely be pretty sad about trading Warren for Joc. I'm weirdly optimistic that Warren is going to break out into something big with the Cubs. Plus the Cubs already have a Joc-y-type situation in Soler. Is there a good example of a good career middle reliever all the sudden becoming a gr...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Pitchers we can trade for....
Replies: 461
Views: 21274

Re: The Pitchers we can trade for....

I still think they'll trade for an impact pitcher before the season, just might not be a SP.
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!
Replies: 1835
Views: 73550

Re: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!

2016 salary in the teens? Why whoever could imagine that? Opt outs? Deferred money? What a hodge podge.
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!
Replies: 1835
Views: 73550

Re: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!

Great answer to Sharma's question

Edit: Knew that Arrieta HR would be brought up. Great swing on that pitch
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!
Replies: 1835
Views: 73550

Re: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!

Thank you Theo! First words out of his mouth! He knows the deal!

The shirt wasn't enough of a thing.
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!
Replies: 1835
Views: 73550

Re: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!

This is still my favorite defensive highlight of the season:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A0ihoO40Es8
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Random Baseball Musings
Replies: 7362
Views: 188720

Re: Random Baseball Musings

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-best-young-pitcher-in-the-world/ In a strict component sense, Otani’s 2015 was effectively equivalent to Darvish’s best season. Now, here’s the kicker: Darvish pitched 2011 at ages 24-25, while Otani began his 2015 at age 20, and didn’t turn 21 until the summer. To...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!
Replies: 1835
Views: 73550

Re: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!

The funniest thing to me about the people who critique this deal because so much of his value comes from these fancy newfangled sabermetrics (particularly fielding) when, if he were actually being paid what those sabermetrics say he's worth, he'd be getting like $40-50M a year. People are [expletiv...
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Today's wish list...
Replies: 152
Views: 9249

Re: Today's wish list...

My want for Jake McGee on this roster is at an all time high, at least until other situations become more clear. Another high leverage late inning arm would do the pitching depth some good.
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The class of 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1527

Re: The class of 2018

Check out Otani's slider in this bunch:

https://mobile.twitter.com/iamjoonlee/s ... 9384781824
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2015 Winter Meetings Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 10618

Re: 2015 Winter Meetings Thread

I still really like Appel, but Giles is a beast and the rest of what Phillies got is pretty ho hum. Appel's probably their best shot at a first division starter in that trade and his bandwagon's pretty light these days. --- Yelich is basically Heyward without the crazy good defense and/or baserunnin...
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The class of 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1527

Re: The class of 2018

That point in time will be all about Harper and the young Japanese aces.

In case anyone is wondering - Otani has looked filthy in some international comp this fall. Everything looks better.
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!
Replies: 1835
Views: 73550

Re: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!

RammyFanny wrote:Just for fun (and I realize I'm using selective beginning points):

Take out Heywards awful April and start at May 4th and his season line becomes


.309/.376/.460. .835 OPS over 130 games


IIRC from 4/23 through the playoffs he hit .310/.380/.47something - almost 600 PAs.
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!
Replies: 1835
Views: 73550

Re: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!

Heyward hitting more HRs is just a matter of hitting more balls in the air. I have zero doubts he's a whale for the Cubs, makes up for skipping out on Beltran like little girly men last decade. He'll be an 18-23 HR guy next year and maybe there's even a 30 HR season between now and 2019. One thing I...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Today's wish list...
Replies: 152
Views: 9249

Re: Today's wish list...

- Cuban arms
- RHH or at least LHPH OF that can spot in CF
- Coghlan for the best ML pitcher, SP or reliever, he gets

A big trade for a SP doesn't have to happen, but it would be fun.
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!
Replies: 1835
Views: 73550

Re: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!

ctcf wrote:Also that dumb Poor Tom Ricketts joke is dead now, right?


Hopefully that debt service nonsense goes away too. That debt can service d's.
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Possible salary dumps for Heyward
Replies: 14
Views: 687

Re: Possible salary dumps for Heyward

For Heyward or for Cubans? Still should pick up at two between Sierra, Ruiz, and Gutierrez.
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!
Replies: 1835
Views: 73550

Re: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!

UMFan83 wrote:https://twitter.com/espnchicubs/status/675449727509381120

Jesus it's like they created a player that was perfectly suited to address the Cubs' issues.


Fixed

This was the move to make and they actually made it.
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Lucroy?
Replies: 20
Views: 1245

Re: Lucroy?

That would be huge - pretty young for a catcher and such an excellent, well rounded player at that position.
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!
Replies: 1835
Views: 73550

Re: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!

On an even bigger steal than I expected too? This is amazing
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!
Replies: 1835
Views: 73550

Re: Jason Heyward to CUBS!!!

Holy [expletive] holy [expletive] holy [expletive] this is great
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2015 Winter Meetings Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 10618

Re: 2015 Winter Meetings Thread

So the Padres may or may not be shopping one of Hedges or Norris. How could you not be interested?

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