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by champaignchris
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 19037

Re: Trade targets 2019

Since the Giants are apparently never going to lose again, Pillar and the relievers might be coming off the table. I don't get all the interest in Pillar. 30 yrs. old with a career slash of .260/.295/.400/.695 making about $6 million. Almora is making next to nothing is 25 yrs.old and has career nu...
by champaignchris
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 19037

Re: Trade targets 2019

Since the Giants are apparently never going to lose again, Pillar and the relievers might be coming off the table.
by champaignchris
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Martin Maldonado to Cubs
Replies: 75
Views: 1921

Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Maldonado gets the start tonight I would assume he’s going to start most games until Contreras gets back. It’ll be more interesting what happens when Contreras gets off the IL. As for this trade... I would have wanted something sexier than 60 or 70 games of a defense-first backup catcher for Montgo...
by champaignchris
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 19037

Re: Trade targets 2019

One of the problems Maddon has making up a lineup is that he simply does not have anyone who can play centerfield and hit lefthanders. So looking at non-contending teams for center fielders who hit lefties better than Heyward and Almora do, it looks like Kevin Pillar is the only guy that remotely fi...
by champaignchris
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6188
Views: 475945

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Cubswin11 wrote:


I so want Kimbrel to come out pitching angry. I want him like, “I am the greatest horsefeathering closer of this generation and all you [expletive] who didn’t sign me are going to perish in a rain of hellfire and curveballs!”
by champaignchris
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4867
Views: 369226

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:Seriously though I want to know how the Dodgers are so efficient defensively. They have only 3 players with negative dwar and neither of them are that harmful.


They’re second in the Majors with a .266 BABiP against. That’s an awful lot of balls in play finding their way ways into gloves.
by champaignchris
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Vic's Got Gigantic Teeth.....And He Can Hit!
Replies: 15
Views: 1170

Re: Vic's Got Gigantic Teeth.....And He Can Hit!

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:Would it make sense to offer him the Bote contract?


VC had a .620 career OPS entering this season and the Cubs have 4 more years of team control. I think they can wait a bit to see how real this offensive surge is before discussing an extension.
by champaignchris
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Ian Happ has been banned
Replies: 7
Views: 2956

Re: Ian Happ has been banned

EricG wrote:Is Happ going to make it back to the majors.


After starting slow, he has his OPS over .800. His K% is about 26%, which is about 10% lower than it was at the majors last year. So maybe sort of encouraging.

I’d rather Happ than Descalso on the roster at this point, but that’s not saying much.
by champaignchris
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2623
Views: 233161

Re: The Cardinals

Their extensions have been absolute nightmares so far. 36 year old Molina is making $20M this year and $20M in 2020 while putting up an 82 wRC+. 33 year old Matt Carpenter is due $18.5M in 2020 and another $18.5M in 2021 with a 2022 option of $18.5M while providing a 97 wRC+ so far this year. 33 ye...
by champaignchris
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2623
Views: 233161

Re: The Cardinals

Pitching wise, Martinez and Reyes have set them back big time. Flaherty is learning/growing but not the #1 type just yet. Wacha is only 27 and has fallen apart. Mikolas might be a one-year wonder. They've gotten absolutely nothing in trade for various young cost-controlled position players that wer...
by champaignchris
Wed May 22, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2623
Views: 233161

Re: The Cardinals

He meant that all of their starters are equally mediocre that any one of the 5 could be their No 1. It is pretty impressive that all 5 of their starters have ERA’s between 4.34 and 4.93. Well so much for that. Wacha up to 5.80. I don’t think he ever recovered from that 2015 playoff series. A big di...
by champaignchris
Mon May 20, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4867
Views: 369226

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

jersey cubs fan wrote:https://twitter.com/nsbbcom/status/1130575171864158210


He fell off a "non-horse" at his ranch?

So he fell off a cow? Or possibly a llama?
by champaignchris
Thu May 16, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 19037

Re: Trade targets 2019

The Giants seem like a likely trade partner. They’re bad, but they have a number of quality relievers. Smith, Dyson, Vincent and Watson are all relatively interesting targets. If the A’s decide to be sellers, Treinen and Petit could be targets. Colome from the W Sox or Giles from Tor might work. Sha...
by champaignchris
Wed May 15, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6188
Views: 475945

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I really don't care who is at fault. Divorces happen. Wondering for those who have gotten divorced, how long do you get to be away from your job while dealing with it? Like is Zobrist gone for more than a month, or does the dude need to get back to work? Speaking as a former divorce attorney, divor...
by champaignchris
Wed May 15, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6188
Views: 475945

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

The three-page filing says his wife "has been guilty of inappropriate marital conduct which render further cohabitation impossible." https://media0.giphy.com/media/oYtVHSxngR3lC/giphy.gif Again, this doesn’t necessarily mean anything. My understanding is that in Tennessee you can’t have a...
by champaignchris
Wed May 15, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1524
Views: 119670

Re: Addison Russell

That’s precisely the question... good glove/bad bat middle infielders who can backup the starting shortstop are a dime a dozen... so why does it have to be Addison Russell? Why take the publicity hit when there are literally a dozen players who’d happily adequately fill that roll for $2.5MM less per...
by champaignchris
Wed May 15, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Vogelbach
Replies: 23
Views: 2317

Re: Vogelbach

Of course he hits home runs in consecutive games immediately after my post.

Because baseball will always prove you wrong.
by champaignchris
Wed May 15, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6188
Views: 475945

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

The way that there's been absolutely zilch about this in the Chicago press - not really even speculation - makes me think that this is something that connected people know about but aren't talking about, out of deference to Zobrist. I really hope it's not something horrible, but I'm kind of afraid i...
by champaignchris
Mon May 13, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Vogelbach
Replies: 23
Views: 2317

Re: Vogelbach

Since the original post in this thread (25 games), Vogelbach has slashed 184/333/342
by champaignchris
Mon May 06, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen shakeup, Carl's Jr optioned to Iowa
Replies: 15
Views: 2542

Re: Bullpen shakeup, Carl's Jr optioned to Iowa

EricG wrote:CEJ up Maples down.

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Marlins are scoring 2.76 runs a game. If there's a team to help Carl get his feet back under him, it's the Marlins.
by champaignchris
Thu May 02, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1709
Views: 167678

Re: Baez impresses Baez

he's on track to hit like 57 hrs and 136 rbis so I'm going to go ahead and book him as MVP i need to introduce you to cody bellinger (or yelich for that matter - at least until he plays more road games) I think if a shortstop hits 56 and 136, it will make almost no difference what any other player ...
by champaignchris
Wed May 01, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4867
Views: 369226

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Verlander will probably get 3k next year.

Scherzer and maybe Greinke could get to 3k in 2021.
by champaignchris
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4867
Views: 369226

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Amazingly, Hill's career really took off after that. Whereas I, and I'm sure many others here, would have been completely destroyed.
by champaignchris
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1524
Views: 119670

Re: Addison Russell

On top of everything else, is there actually a good baseball reason to take at bats away from Bote and Descalso to give to Russell?
by champaignchris
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Tyler Chatwood is awesome and we were wrong to ever doubt him*
Replies: 11
Views: 1729

Re: Tyler Chatwood is awesome and we were wrong to ever doubt him*

It would be fun if Chatwood were really good this year.

But I’m not going to hold my breath.

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