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by champaignchris
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others
Replies: 519
Views: 60087

Re: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others

They have pixie dust/devil magic going on. I expect it to continue as long as Yelich & Cain are in Brewers uniforms. Outside of Hader, their pitching staff is horrible. That's where the pixie dust comes in. They went pretty far with that bad pitching staff last year. Cedeno, Gonzalez, Knebel, M...
by champaignchris
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others
Replies: 519
Views: 60087

Re: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others

We are back to having the best odds to win the division and make playoffs on fangraphs Brewers are 12-7 with a -2 run differential. That seems sustainable They have pixie dust/devil magic going on. I expect it to continue as long as Yelich & Cain are in Brewers uniforms. Outside of Hader, their...
by champaignchris
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others
Replies: 519
Views: 60087

Re: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others

Joey Votto popped up to the first baseman for the first time in his Major League career tonight. 13 years and 7,000-ish at bats. That’s bizarre.
by champaignchris
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs suck and we were always right to hate them (2019 negativity thread)
Replies: 70
Views: 2808

Re: Cubs suck and we were always right to hate them (2019 negativity thread)

So come July, which impending free agents are we going to trade off? Are we even going to be able to get anything of value in return? Hamels, Zobrist, Strop, Cishek, and Kintzler are free agents. Rizzo, Quintana, Brach and Morrow all have club options. Rizzo for two more seasons. Brach, Quintana an...
by champaignchris
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: On what date does Maddon get fired? winner gets an up vote
Replies: 53
Views: 1880

Re: On what date does Maddon get fired? winner gets an up vote

If the team keeps looking as mentally out of it as it did tonight, you can scroll up your predictions by a few weeks.
by champaignchris
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Let the hate flow thread - our rosters have been totally mismanaged
Replies: 107
Views: 5950

Re: Let the hate flow thread - our rosters have been totally mismanaged

Also at the root of this is the failure to develops ANY MLB caliber pitchers. It’s not a complete wash. Godley became the starting catcher on the WS team and Blackburn became Montgomery. But still, develop a 4/5 starter and two serviceable relievers at some point in the last 7 years and then you don...
by champaignchris
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bogaerts got a bump
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Bogaerts got a bump

Cubswin11 wrote:Rendon is still out there, he’d be an awesome add. Either at 2B or 3B and move KB to the OF. I doubt we have the money for him but one can dream.


Also Gerrit Cole. I forgot about him.
by champaignchris
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bogaerts got a bump
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Bogaerts got a bump

6/132 extension Not surprised. That takes the biggest position player free agent off the board for 2020. Probably the only guy the Cubs would have been remotely interested. I suppose Puig could have a big enough year to gather some interest and Ozuna could have a bounce back year. Although it's jus...
by champaignchris
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Let the hate flow thread - our rosters have been totally mismanaged
Replies: 107
Views: 5950

Re: Let the hate flow thread - our rosters have been totally mismanaged

A couple things have become apparent about that 2017-2018 offseason... 1. Previously, the Cubs had emphasized arm health in the pitchers they acquired. They certainly signed guys who’d had major arm injuries, but they’d all had a few years under their belts showing they were back to health (Lester a...
by champaignchris
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 206715

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Regular Show wrote:
Old Style wrote:Bryce got booed by the home fans on Opening Day after striking out. Lol.


Of course he got booed. Philly fans are the worst...
Spoiler: show
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Counterparts gif. Strong.
by champaignchris
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Hendricks extended through 2023
Replies: 84
Views: 4455

Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

I could see the Cubs going after Bogaerts if he’s available.

But I’m guessing the Sox never let him out of Boston.
by champaignchris
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 424
Views: 41687

Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

How could be have possibly made less money by not signing this deal? Even if he got hurt. Time to strike on a Hendricks extension? The number of very good pitchers who hit arbitration and don't end up making 40+ million is...substantial. Pitching is fleeting, take the money. So if Nola is the bench...
by champaignchris
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Hendricks extended through 2023
Replies: 84
Views: 4455

Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Will be interested to see how this compares to Mikolas, Nola, Snell, Severino, etc.
by champaignchris
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4412
Views: 310996

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

I’m looking at these Severino, Mikolas, Nola and Snell extensions, plus the fact that Yu Darvish is the only Cubs starting pitcher signed through 2021 and wondering how the Cubs haven’t extended Hendricks.
by champaignchris
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: What 2019-20 FA are we going to get overly excited about and not sign?
Replies: 12
Views: 833

Re: What 2019-20 FA are we going to get overly excited about and not sign?

Rick Porcello is a pretty reliable inning eater and will be several notches below Sale and Bumgarner in price. Probably give a similar performance to Hamels this year at less than $20M a year. The entire bullpen besides Edwards is going to be a free agent, assuming neither Morrow’s or Brach’s option...
by champaignchris
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 206715

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Holy horsefeathers https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/1101210023240204288 So much for not really wanting to play in Philadelphia. He is now a Phillie for life 25.4 per year...or put another way Brandon Kintzler plus Cole Hamels plus .4 million Horsefeathers Theo just as much as Tom Now think abo...
by champaignchris
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 206715

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

...are either of those organizations currently strong enough that Bryce Harper makes them good enough to put them over the top? No. It probably puts the Phillies solidly in wild card contention and gets the Giants out of last place and somewhere around 3rd place in their division. And are their poc...
by champaignchris
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 206715

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

The longer this goes without Harper signing with another team, the more likely it is he signs with the Cubs. Right?... Right? RIGHT!?!?!?

This offseason is silly.
by champaignchris
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 206715

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Insert kid-coming-home-from-dentist-"Is-this-real-life" .gif here.
by champaignchris
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 206715

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Brian wrote:I'm not sure the Padres were going to finish last even before Manny, the Diamondbacks exist and have given up.


The Giants will be worse than the Diamondbacks.
by champaignchris
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Machado to be a Father (10/$300m)
Replies: 76
Views: 3512

Re: Machado to be a Father (10/$300m)

padres are gonna cycle out their current horsefeathers uniforms after this season and go brown again in 2020, so not only will the team be relevant but they will look good too are they gonna cycle out their 8000 stupid different camo uniforms though If it isn’t vintage Dave Winfield-era brown and b...
by champaignchris
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 424
Views: 41687

Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

How could be have possibly made less money by not signing this deal? Even if he got hurt. Time to strike on a Hendricks extension? The number of very good pitchers who hit arbitration and don't end up making 40+ million is...substantial. Pitching is fleeting, take the money. So if Nola is the bench...
by champaignchris
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 424
Views: 41687

Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

How could be have possibly made less money by not signing this deal?

Even if he got hurt.

Time to strike on a Hendricks extension?
by champaignchris
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 90343

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING

How many games do they project to win this year? Fangraphs have them at 88 wins, two games ahead of the Cardinals for the division lead, and with only the Dodgers (93) and Nationals (91) ahead of them in the NL. The failure to do anything this offseason is less about the Cubs being bad and more abo...
by champaignchris
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Realmuto to Phillies
Replies: 13
Views: 1345

Re: Realmuto to Phillies

Poor Starlin...

He doesn’t deserve this.

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