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by Bull
Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shark Signs w/ Giants - 5/$90M (Happy Derwood?)
Replies: 308
Views: 16437

Re: Shark Thread

It's more of a portal to another dimension, but they definitely walk through it over the next two years.
by Bull
Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2015/16 offseason
Replies: 255
Views: 13541

Re: 2015/16 offseason

Some of these guys will be leaving in trades, anyway. The Cubs very well may not want to pay Dexter for the next four years for other reasons, but strongly doubt it is specifically because of the presence of Almora. I don't think Almora is the primary reason for not going long term on Fowler, and I...
by Bull
Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 2015 offseason hirings and firings*
Replies: 131
Views: 12323

Re: 2015 offseason hirings and firings*

The Logan wrote:David Ross for player/bench coach in 2016?

Or just bench coach.
by Bull
Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Game Threads
Topic: Non-Cubs Playoff Games Thread
Replies: 783
Views: 29778

Re: Non-Cubs Playoff Games Thread

Selfishly, I'd like to see the Astros, Rangers and Mets in the CS as they're the weaker teams, but it's also enjoyable to see the best teams play longer, so I'm really rooting for the Jays/Royals/Dodgers to join the Cubs as the best 4 teams on paper in baseball this season. There will be so much bl...
by Bull
Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Game Threads
Topic: 10/13 Cardinals (Lackey) @ CUBS (HAMMEL), TBS, 3:37 CT
Replies: 2355
Views: 54681

Re: 10/13 Cardinals (Lackey) @ CUBS (HAMMEL), TBS, 3:37 CT

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:This start time sucks.

if by "sucks", you mean, "is awesome", then yes.
by Bull
Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Game Threads
Topic: 10/13 Cardinals (Lackey) @ CUBS (HAMMEL), TBS, 3:37 CT
Replies: 2355
Views: 54681

Re: 10/13 Cardinals (Lackey) @ CUBS (HAMMEL), TBS, 3:37 CT

A lot of you know that I live just outside St. Louis (I'm originally from South Bend). I seldom post as I hold down two jobs and am raising a family, but read here daily over the past 12 years. For reference, I have two cubs flags on my truck windows, and have even flown the W behind my truck, so I'...
by Bull
Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Game Threads
Topic: 10/13 Cardinals (Lackey) @ CUBS (HAMMEL), TBS, 3:37 CT
Replies: 2355
Views: 54681

Re: 10/13 Cardinals (Lackey) @ CUBS (HAMMEL), TBS, 3:37 CT

Brian wrote:has there been any news on Addison, sitting is not a surprise, even if he was good to go, with it being cooler and the non-elimination (for us) nature of the game.

No MRI, day to day.
by Bull
Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Game Threads
Topic: 10/10 CUBS (HENDRICKS) @ CARDS (GARCIA,) 4:30 P.M. CT, TBS
Replies: 1165
Views: 22179

Re: 10/10 CUBS (HENDRICKS) @ CARDS (GARCIA,) 4:30 P.M. CT, TBS

this is much more fun than losing.
by Bull
Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Game Threads
Topic: 10/10 CUBS (HENDRICKS) @ CARDS (GARCIA,) 4:30 P.M. CT, TBS
Replies: 1165
Views: 22179

Re: 10/10 CUBS (HENDRICKS) @ CARDS (GARCIA,) 4:30 P.M. CT, TBS

sneakypower wrote:
David wrote:not sure i get this lineup. garcia has reverse splits.

Schwarber...doesn't.

exactly. I like Rizzo and Montero here, not sure I trust Schwarber and Coghlan. and as much as I hate to say it, I wouldn't mind lastella if Garcia throws that many fastballs and has reverse splits.
by Bull
Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Game Threads
Topic: 10/07 CUBS (ARRIETA) @ PIRATES (COLE), 7:00 PM CDT, TBS
Replies: 2340
Views: 37367

Re: 10/07 CUBS (ARRIETA) @ PIRATES (COLE), 7:00 PM CDT, TBS

Maddox would've gotten those pitches too! https://nbchardballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/garry-maddox.jpg?w=267 Ok. I know how to spell Greg Maddux. [expletive] autocorrect on iPad. I read the inner quote as "Bull Durham" Sorry...low hanging fruit. I approve of all of this.
by Bull
Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Game Threads
Topic: 10/07 CUBS (ARRIETA) @ PIRATES (COLE), 7:00 PM CDT, TBS
Replies: 2340
Views: 37367

Re: 10/07 CUBS (ARRIETA) @ PIRATES (COLE), 7:00 PM CDT, TBS

LeonDurham wrote:Maddox would've gotten those pitches too!
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by Bull
Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Is the third baseman back?
Replies: 1
Views: 513

Is the third baseman back?

http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagu ... L&stat=OPS

We've talked over the last few years about the fact that third base has no longer been a premier offensive position. This year seems to represent a shift. Assuming KB can stay at third, I think it continues.
by Bull
Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Front Office Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 21940

Re: Front Office Thread

I guess I should make a point before my lunch is over. I don't think there's anything wrong with adding pitching, but I don't think it's a dire need. I'd would be ecstatic adding Price. I'd also be happy adding two Hammel's. When you have a 95 win team, you find ways replace the production of guys ...
by Bull
Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Front Office Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 21940

Re: Front Office Thread

I guess I should make a point before my lunch is over. I don't think there's anything wrong with adding pitching, but I don't think it's a dire need. I'd would be ecstatic adding Price. I'd also be happy adding two Hammel's. When you have a 95 win team, you find ways replace the production of guys l...
by Bull
Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Front Office Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 21940

Re: Front Office Thread

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Wood counts if they want to use him that way.


That's what depth is. You don't want to use him that way, but can if necessary. that's why he's 6 or 7 of 5.
by Bull
Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Front Office Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 21940

Re: Front Office Thread

What was our initial depth heading into this year? Lester, Arrieta, Hammel, Hendricks, Wood, then what? Was it Wada, Turner, Doubront, Beeler? Lester, Arrieta, Hammel, Hendricks, Wood, Jackson, Wada, Turner, Doubront. How is that better than the nine I listed? Jackson and Turner all had more succes...
by Bull
Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Front Office Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 21940

Re: Front Office Thread

maybe I'm missing something, but I feel good about the starting pitching both now and moving forward. They have elite talent in Arrieta and Lester. Hendricks and Hamel sport 3.33 and 3.53 xFIPs respectively, good for 18th and 24th among qualifiers (ahead of Wach, Lynn and Lackey). Depth is there in...
by Bull
Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Front Office Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 21940

Re: Front Office Thread

Tim wrote:
davell wrote:What was our initial depth heading into this year? Lester, Arrieta, Hammel, Hendricks, Wood, then what?

Was it Wada, Turner, Doubront, Beeler?

Lester, Arrieta, Hammel, Hendricks, Wood, Jackson, Wada, Turner, Doubront.

How is that better than the nine I listed?
by Bull
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Front Office Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 21940

Re: Front Office Thread

maybe I'm missing something, but I feel good about the starting pitching both now and moving forward. They have elite talent in Arrieta and Lester. Hendricks and Hamel sport 3.33 and 3.53 xFIPs respectively, good for 18th and 24th among qualifiers (ahead of Wach, Lynn and Lackey). Depth is there in ...
by Bull
Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Regular Season and Playoff Schedule Thoughts
Replies: 64
Views: 5912

Re: Regular Season and Playoff Schedule Thoughts

Death to inter league play.
by Bull
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: These guys are playing like they don't give a [expletive]
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Re: These guys are playing like they don't give a [expletive]

I was watching one of the Cardinals games this past weekend, and the Cubs were down two runs in the 7th. I was on edge like %#$@. One of the Cubs came up to bat, the whole team was clapping to the music. Really put things in perspective. I love this team!! Probably Castro. Btw what song is that? So...
by Bull
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2015 Cubs Positivity Thread
Replies: 639
Views: 37546

Re: 2015 Cubs Positivity Thread

http://m.mlb.com/video/v495440583/mlb-now-on-the-maturation-of-the-cubs-and-astros/?query=cubs This is a fun watch, especially thinking back to the comments from a few guys about wishing we were where the astros were back in maybe july when the offense was struggling. the "ahead of schedule&qu...
by Bull
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Playoff Roster
Replies: 112
Views: 4532

Re: Playoff Roster

I am going to assume for this exercise you only roster 3 of Hammel, Haren, Hendricks, Richard and Wood. Bat locks: Montero, Ross, Schwarber, Baez, Bryant, Castro, Rizzo, Russell, Coghlan, Fowler, Soler Pitcher locks: Arrieta, Grimm, Lester, Rondon, Rosscup, Strop Thats 17/25. Next 8 could change de...
by Bull
Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell is awesome and deserves a thread
Replies: 465
Views: 28551

Re: Addison Russell is awesome and deserves a thread

Russell's UZR/150 at short is now 16.4, which is second in MLB for players with as many innings as Russell's 323 at short. He's also at 4 DRS, which would rank 4th in MLB on a per-inning basis. He wasn't supposed to be nearly this good defensively, was he? I wouldn't go that far. He was supposed to...

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