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by champaignchris
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7332
Views: 691692

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Yeah, Trueblood was trying to push a similar narrative earlier this week and it doesn't land. On top of what jersey said, since 2015 the Cubs are 3rd in MLB in wins, including more than the Yankees, who were Trueblood's 'consistent excellence' barometer they were failing to meet. The short to mediu...
by champaignchris
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 5248

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Taijuan Walker is another free agent starting pitcher that I haven’t seen mentioned yet. Only 28 and had a nice (60 game) season this year. But has significant injury history, only pitching 14 innings in 18-19 combined. That said, I just don’t see Stroman being THAT pricey. Looking at other pitchers...
by champaignchris
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 5248

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

https://twitter.com/sahadevsharma/status/1316375907091832837?s=19 This is a very interesting article from Sharma and Mooney. Pretty light on concrete info, although a few interesting things stood out: - Non-tendering Schwarber is unlikely - They're not going to tear it down to the studs, so don't w...
by champaignchris
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 6: Bears at Panthers, Sunday at noon on Fox
Replies: 164
Views: 2819

Re: Week 6: Bears at Panthers, Sunday at noon on Fox

I’m still not convinced this is a good or even mediocre team. I think the Bears will be underdogs in each of their next four games, with the possibility of the Vikings getting their horsefeathers together enough to make them dogs in their next six straight games until they play the Lions again. I wo...
by champaignchris
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 5: Bucs at Bears on Thursday Night (Fox, NFLN, Amazon Prime, Seeso, Quibi, Palm Pilot
Replies: 174
Views: 2553

Re: Week 5: Bucs at Bears on Thursday Night (Fox, NFLN, Amazon Prime, Seeso, Quibi, Palm Pilot

Mike Davis, who received 11 carries for 25 yards in 7 games with the Bears last year, has 202 yards from scrimmage and 2 TDs in his 2 starts for the Panthers this year. That was an absolutely bizarre signing by the Bears. Actually, not the signing itself, but the signing combined with the complete ...
by champaignchris
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 5248

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

I think the minimum the Cubs would have to do to stay under the luxury tax and credibly claim to be trying to compete would be to sign the following: Near starting quality middle infielder - Asdrubal Cabrera or similar Fourth outfielder - [expletive] Hernandez or similar 3/4 slot starting pitcher - ...
by champaignchris
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 5248

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Me, personally, my preference would be... 1. The consensus is that teams aren’t going to be generous with free agent signings. So if you’re going to splurge, this would be the year to do it... go get Springer, Semien, Bauer, Stroman, and Colome. Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead. Buy another Worl...
by champaignchris
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 2020 Playoff Race
Replies: 150
Views: 5711

Re: 2020 Playoff Race

I'm also curious to see if MLB makes the Cardinals play those 2 games against the Tigers if they end up in a tied scenario where they are 29-29 and other teams are 30-30, or if they'll just go to the tiebreakers since the winning percentage is identical. Or if they finish 30-28 and the Reds finish ...
by champaignchris
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 2020 Playoff Race
Replies: 150
Views: 5711

Re: 2020 Playoff Race

Brett had a good point in his post this AM Jeff Passan has a long final week writeup, and amid the possible chaos in the lower seeds of the postseason race, one thing becomes clear: you’re probably hoping the Cubs match up with the Phillies in the opening round of the playoffs. For one thing, they’...
by champaignchris
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 2020 Playoff Race
Replies: 150
Views: 5711

Re: 2020 Playoff Race

I don’t want the Phillies in a 3-game series. They don’t have the pitching depth for a longer series, but in a 3-game series with Nola and Wheeler each starting one game, that leaves very little margin for error.
by champaignchris
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Jose Martinez traded to Cubs
Replies: 37
Views: 1995

Re: Jose Martinez traded to Cubs

I know Martinez can still be called back up and do something with the Cubs, but as it stands right now, this would be the second year in a row where the Cubs made a Mid-season trade for a MLB position player who literally does not get a hit or them.
by champaignchris
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5708
Views: 559854

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

I get that Baseball-Reference is a high traffic website that needs ads in order to stay afloat since it's not a profit-generating entity, but the sheer volume of ads I've been getting on the site lately, even with an adblocker ON, is absurd. I've got 8 ads on the page right now, and my AdBlocker co...
by champaignchris
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Remaining schedule
Replies: 26
Views: 1499

Re: Remaining schedule

I know we’re all a little scarred by what happened last year. But if a team is going to go on another improbable 18-2 run to blow past the Cubs in the standings, they have to start it right freaking now. This shortened season is a little disorienting and it’s easy to forget how little season is left.
by champaignchris
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Remaining schedule
Replies: 26
Views: 1499

Re: Remaining schedule

How is MLB handling the fact that StL is only going to play 58 games this year?

In other words, if the Cubs go 8-9 the rest of the way to finish 33-27 (.550) and StL goes 14-9 the rest of the way to finish 32-26 (.552), who wins the division?
by champaignchris
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 585
Views: 100362

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:Precursor to Bauer


Yeah. That’s the thing that stood out in that article to me. Had no clue that Yu and Bauer were friends. That article made it seem like Bauer idolizes Yu.
by champaignchris
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: How do you fix the Cubs?
Replies: 47
Views: 2050

Re: How do you fix the Cubs?

Seems like we need a new Theo to come in and pull a Theo. 2 years of tanking and clearing the books and this whole thing could be built back up. So we need a better Theo then? Because it took him 3 years of tanking. Or are you suggesting something that isn’t a complete gut? In that case which curre...
by champaignchris
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Trade Deadline Targets/Rumors
Replies: 156
Views: 6810

Re: 2020 Trade Deadline Targets/Rumors

Post Count Padder wrote:Tony Watson seems like a guy we should've acquired by now.


Him and Kevin Pillar are the perpetual “why isn’t this guy a Cub?” guys.
by champaignchris
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Worst Defensive Play of All Time?
Replies: 22
Views: 1256

Re: The Worst Defensive Play of All Time?

Wasn't there a Cubs walk-off against Colorado back in the Sosa days where the Rockies made a series of horrible defensive plays which led to a walk off on like 3 errors in one play? I can't find the video clip and I don't remember if it was against the Rockies or not Kinda: https://www.youtube.com/...
by champaignchris
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Worst Defensive Play of All Time?
Replies: 22
Views: 1256

Re: The Worst Defensive Play of All Time?

OleMissCub wrote:Image


Every time. This clip makes me laugh the same way as those videos of goats who scream like humans and the “dodge a wrench” scene in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.
by champaignchris
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7332
Views: 691692

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Post Count Padder wrote:Fortunately the pen is already in midseason form.....


Is Kimbrel’s stint as Cubs’ closer effectively over? How can the team put him back out there in a high leverage situation?
by champaignchris
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs TV broadcast rights
Replies: 569
Views: 70535

Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

pitchcs wrote:Woke up to Marquee on Comcast. Channel 202.


It’s 672 in Champaign. Hallelujah.
by champaignchris
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5708
Views: 559854

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Regular Show wrote:
Nice retro look there from Andrew McCutchen lol


I think Cutch is my all time favorite non-Cub.

That thread also has a great one of Doc Ellis.
by champaignchris
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July
Replies: 211
Views: 16993

Re: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July

Brian wrote:i'm hoping the Dodgers lose like 7 regular season games, and then get knocked out by a .500 team in the playoffs.


This is almost guaranteed to happen.
by champaignchris
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July
Replies: 211
Views: 16993

Re: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July

Expansion is inevitable. It’s a win for both players and owners. Owners get that sweet, sweet buy-in money and players get ~60 more MLB jobs.
by champaignchris
Wed May 27, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July
Replies: 211
Views: 16993

Re: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July

I know this is putting the cart before the horse until they can figure out the financials, but are they really going to try to play an 82-game season in about 86 days?

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