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by champaignchris
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Lee Smith, Harold Baines elected to HOF
Replies: 63
Views: 1475

Re: Lee Smith, Harold Baines elected to HOF

looking at his stats, Raines' knees seems another tragic victim of Olympic Stadium brutality along with guys like Vlad & Dawson Yeah, he started missing a lot of games starting in about 1987. It’s pretty common for outfielders who get a major portion of their value from speed to have a major fa...
by champaignchris
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Daniel Descalso
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: Daniel Descalso

He’s played 179 games at SS in his career. Not well, mind you. So I suppose he could be a Javy back up on a short term basis.
by champaignchris
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Lee Smith, Harold Baines elected to HOF
Replies: 63
Views: 1475

Re: Lee Smith, Harold Baines elected to HOF

There are plenty of arguments to be made that the Hall has already jumped the shark. I don’t think the inclusion of Tim Raines is one of them.
by champaignchris
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Winter Meetings
Replies: 69
Views: 2831

Re: Winter Meetings

Brian wrote:I want to believe this guy is real and is sneaking around the hotel with spy equipment and he heard "Claudio to the Br.." and ran off to the next location


Both teams have been in Milwaukee at one point. Easy mistake.
by champaignchris
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Hyde going to manage the Orioles
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Hyde going to manage the Orioles

I hope he’s getting paid a crap ton of money. I understand the view that maybe a second chance for a head gig never comes along, but there’s basically no chance the Orioles are going to be competitive in the 3 or 4 years he’s there before inevitably getting fired, no matter how great a manager he mi...
by champaignchris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Lee Smith, Harold Baines elected to HOF
Replies: 63
Views: 1475

Re: Lee Smith, Harold Baines elected to HOF

I’m not a fan of relievers in the Hall I never understand this. I overstated my feelings on this. I should have said, I’m not a fan of closers who racked up huge save totals by only pitching 65 innings a season, often in less than high leverage situations. They’re objectively less valuable than you...
by champaignchris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Lee Smith, Harold Baines elected to HOF
Replies: 63
Views: 1475

Re: Lee Smith, Harold Baines elected to HOF

I’m not a fan of relievers in the Hall, but if they must be in there, Smith should be one of them. From ‘82 to ‘91, he had a 2.29 ERA while averaging 90 innings pitched, 31 saves, and 92 Ks to 33 BBs. In 1983, he had a 1.65 ERA over 103.1 innings pitched. Lee Smith is part of my favorite series of h...
by champaignchris
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 364
Views: 28155

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

yeah darvish is winning cy young this year. That’s not the most ridiculous proposition in the world. IF he’s healthy enough to pitch 180+ innings and IF he performs just a bit better than his career averages, he’ll be a top 10 Cy Young candidate. It’s not real likely, but it’s better than a lottery...
by champaignchris
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Lee Smith, Harold Baines elected to HOF
Replies: 63
Views: 1475

Re: Lee Smith, Harold Baines elected to HOF

Pie Traynor is the only position player in the HOF with a lower WAR (36.3) than Baines (38.7). Some notable differences between the two though: Traynor: 1941 games, 6 Top 10 MVP finishes Baines: 2830 games, 2 Top 10 MVP finishes Your Lowest 10 WAR's of players voted into the HOF by the BBWAA: - Pie...
by champaignchris
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Goldschmidt to Cardinals
Replies: 50
Views: 1786

Re: Goldschmidt to Cardinals

Do they expect Yadier Molina to catch into his early 50s?
by champaignchris
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Wrigley Renovations and Related Wrigleyville Stuff
Replies: 519
Views: 48758

Re: Wrigley Renovations and Related Wrigleyville Stuff

It should be called Rickettsville soon, or are we already there? Wrigley is an old, dead rich white guy. So is Sheffield. Seems inevitable that there will be a Ricketts street or square or whatever. (Clark was a Revolutionary War general, Addison was a doctor, and Waveland was named that way becaus...
by champaignchris
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 7250

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

https://twitter.com/jeffpassan/status/1068260343397404672 Pretty good gamble for the Pads. He’s been a good pitcher when healthy. Not quite apples to apples, but you can compare the $15M for 2 years they’re paying Richards to the &17M for 1 year the Dodgers are paying Ryu, and this looks like a...
by champaignchris
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Fun with pitching stats
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Fun with pitching stats

By the way in doing this I saw that righties only hit .150 against Chatwood. .359 OBP. Oooof. If only he could throw strikes.. Through his first 650-ish innings as a MLBer, Chatwood threw 4.2 BB/9. Higher than you might want, but something you could live with, with his GB rate. He threw 8.2 BB/9 in...
by champaignchris
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 730
Views: 36361

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

TomtheBombadil wrote:Waiting on Arenado over Harper/Machado is dumb and very hard to believe


Right. If you’re going to do that, why not just wait another year for 29-year-old Mike Trout.
by champaignchris
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Jim Hickey stepping down for personal reasons
Replies: 22
Views: 2260

Re: Jim Hickey stepping down for personal reasons

And in a pinch, he can probably get you 30 or 40 innings out of the pen.
by champaignchris
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4034
Views: 262551

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Mexico City is awesome but they don’t need a MLB team at the moment. Mexico City is way too big and has way too much money in it for it to not eventually happen. Not this next round of expansion (or moves if Oakland and TB can’t get their crap together), but maybe the round of expansion after that....
by champaignchris
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 7250

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

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/jorgecastillo/status/1062088096999591936?s=21


$17M for a 32-year old starting pitcher who hasn’t topped 130 innings in any of the last 6 seasons seems a bit steep.
by champaignchris
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 730
Views: 36361

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

I’m just suggesting asset that Astros want (starting pitcher or outfielder) + big contract that somewhat fits into Astros’ roster (starting pitcher or outfielder) in return for something with a smaller contract than what the Cubs traded.
by champaignchris
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 730
Views: 36361

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Astros a decent salary dump trade partner? They just lost McCullers to TJS. Verlander and Cole are their only other returning starting pitchers and they’re both FA’s after 2019. They’ve got a few promising rookies and can move Peacock back from the pen, but that’s not a particularly impressive start...
by champaignchris
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4034
Views: 262551

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread



I’m pretty sure that’s what Don Mattingly was actually saying.
by champaignchris
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 730
Views: 36361

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Sammy Sofa wrote:The Cubs have long trafficked in guys who love sliding like dickheads, so he'd fit right in.


The warm, tender embraces of Javy Baez more than make up for anything his teammates may have done.
by champaignchris
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 7250

Re: 2018-19 Other Team Transactions That Don’t Matter

Is he going to be the first pitcher since Dave Dravecky whose arm literally falls off his body while pitching?
by champaignchris
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Realistic Trade Targets
Replies: 69
Views: 4671

Re: Realistic Trade Targets

If Hamels’ option isn’t picked up, or maybe even if it is, young, buy-low, change of scenery candidate starting pitchers:

Stroman, Fulmer, Bundy.
by champaignchris
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Manager Shuffle
Replies: 19
Views: 1691

Re: 2018-19 Manager Shuffle

I had no idea that Gibbons had managed Toronto for 11 (non-consecutive) seasons.
by champaignchris
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Let the hate flow thread - our rosters have been totally mismanaged
Replies: 75
Views: 3761

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

Thed Hoyerstein wrote:Brewers are certainly resembling Maddon's Rays sans the creepy manager thing


You’re drastically underrating how creepy Craig Counsel is. I mean, just look at him.

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