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by champaignchris
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 864
Views: 50459

Re: Addison Russell

I don't hold athletes or coaches to a particularly high standard when it comes to speaking about non-sports related topics. As long as they don't come off as a raging (misogynist/racist/homophobe/other category of jerk), I tend to give them the benefit of the doubt and chalk it up to not being train...
by champaignchris
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2446
Views: 168280

Re: The Cardinals

Just for fun:

The Cardinals are 9-10 since taking the interim tag off of Schildt.
by champaignchris
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5185
Views: 310625

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Z was a 4.5 WAR a year pitcher for 8 years and then basically got drummed out of the league at age 31 for being a head case. I don’t know how Theo/Joe would have handled him differently, but I guarantee they would have handled him better.
by champaignchris
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 1: Bears @ Stupid Cheeseheads 7:20pm NBC
Replies: 500
Views: 7625

Re: Week 1: Bears @ Stupid Cheeseheads 7:20pm NBC

Right. I don’t think it can be overstated how “all-in” the Bears’ front office have gone with Trubisky. They’ve basically banked the next three years and their jobs on him being worth the 2nd pick of the draft. They cashed in every bit of developmental wiggle room with the Mack trade. They can’t go ...
by champaignchris
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5185
Views: 310625

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Schedule plays a role in it too. The Dodgers have a significantly easier remaining SoS, while the Rockies and DBacks are tied for the toughest remaining SoS in the League per Fangraphs. All told, they predict the Dodgers finishing 14-8 and the Rocks and DBacks both finishing 11-12. I think the diffe...
by champaignchris
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5185
Views: 310625

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

How many pitchers drafted in the supplemental and later rounds of the draft since 2012 should realistically be contributing to a playoff caliber team? I counted. The number of players drafted with the 31st and later pick of the draft since 2012 who have contributed at least 1 bWAR to one of the 13 t...
by champaignchris
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: [poll] Who should start the WC game?
Replies: 38
Views: 1528

Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Not Brandon Morrow.
by champaignchris
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1482
Views: 105703

Re: Baez impresses Baez

George Altman... [OB1]Now there’s a name I haven’t heard for..[/OB1] Didn’t make his MLB debut until age 26 and was pretty well done as a contributing player by age 31. Played almost a decade in Japan after his MLB career was over. Had two All-Star appearances as a Cub and then traded to the Cardina...
by champaignchris
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade bad backup catcher for another bad backup catcher
Replies: 25
Views: 1064

Re: Cubs trade bad backup catcher for another bad backup catcher

itisallpartoftheplan wrote:
Stu wrote:I remember when we had Bobby Hill and I thought he was going to be really good.


Aramis was great enough for him.


I was just about to post the same.
by champaignchris
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3855
Views: 226522

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

There’s still $87M left on Pujols’ contract!!!

Not including the $10M personal service contract that kicks in after he retires.
by champaignchris
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5185
Views: 310625

Re: RE: Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

cubsandbears wrote:With Girardi still available for now, maybe Epstein wants Girardi to take the reigns going forward.


Why in the world would Epstein want Girardi? What is it about Girardi’s managerial style that anyone would thInk is a good fit for this Cubs franchise?
by champaignchris
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Your MLB End Caps
Replies: 33
Views: 1459

Re: Your MLB End Caps

I also got A-Rod and Big Sexy.

I imagine there’s a slightly older group of people for whom Jamie Moyer is everyone’s older cap.
by champaignchris
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates
Replies: 442
Views: 42795

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

“Allowed the Cardinals to get back in the mix” = going .570 in August while the Cardinals go .810.

I’m going to go way out on a limb here and say that only one of those trends is going to continue
by champaignchris
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is
Replies: 638
Views: 51877

Re: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is

it's kind of worrying that the only remedy we've heard suggested so far is for him to not play baseball. i'd almost feel better if they just said he's going to have surgery in the offseason. I've long been picturing a heartwarming scene of him and Yu holding hands as they get wheeled into the opera...
by champaignchris
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread
Replies: 235
Views: 12888

Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Duke Silver wrote:I tried to balance things out to prevent the Duke Curse from my praise in this thread and it went predictably.



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The Grand Slam today was right at the bottom of the zone.
by champaignchris
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Cole Hamels for Eddie Butler, Rollie Lacy & PTBNL
Replies: 109
Views: 7033

Re: Cubs Acquire Cole Hamels for Eddie Butler, Rollie Lacy & PTBNL

Didn't the Cubs decline to pick up the option on Jason Hammel in part because they didn't feel right about picking up an option just to trade a guy? I could totally see the Cubs declining the option on Hamels and then re-signing him to a Lackey-ish deal. But I don't think there's any way they pick u...
by champaignchris
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 33802

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Harper since the ASB: .339/.447/.677
by champaignchris
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 689
Views: 39256

Re: Regular Season Rumors

itisallpartoftheplan wrote:https://twitter.com/tbrownyahoo/status/1025085818858176512?s=21

Think of what Hickey could do with him!


<Harry Doyle>Ju-u-ust a bit outside.</Harry Doyle>
by champaignchris
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cole Hamels: Somehow Justin Verlander
Replies: 96
Views: 5403

Re: Cole Hamels: Somehow Justin Verlander

It’s pretty amazing that Hamels pitched as well as he pitched for that many innings for some really good teams, and only has 153 career wins. From ‘06 to ‘11 Hamels averaged a 3.39 ERA and 194 innings a year, but only 9 wins for Phillies teams that averaged 93 wins a year during that time. He had a ...
by champaignchris
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cole Hamels: Somehow Justin Verlander
Replies: 96
Views: 5403

Re: Cole Hamels: Somehow Justin Verlander

and somehow dude is still pitching in MLB Jackson arguably had the two worst seasons as a starter for the Cubs over the last 25 years. If you go by bWAR, his 2013 (-1.4) was also worse than Estes’s 2003 (-1.3). Justin Germano, Chris Volstad and Glendon Rusch all also had seasons in that -1.3, -1.4 ...
by champaignchris
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 689
Views: 39256

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Is that called pulling a Warren or a WIlson? The dude now has a 3.18 career ERA in 408 innings when pitching for anyone other than the Cubs. I’m still pretty miffed at how that Castro trade panned out. I know the Cubs eventually got Chapman out of Warren, but he could have pitched to expectations a...
by champaignchris
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cole Hamels: Somehow Justin Verlander
Replies: 96
Views: 5403

Re: This is the Cole Hamels thread

cl smooth wrote:are estes and chatwood the worst cub starters of the past 20-25 years?


Edwin Jackson in 2014.

6-15, 6.33 ERA, -2.3 bWAR in 140.2 IP.
by champaignchris
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1482
Views: 105703

Re: Baez impresses Baez

They gave Javy a Caught Stealing on that play last night. I don’t know. The pitcher wasn’t paying attention and Javy got a great jump. The third baseman was 30 feet or so from the base when Javy started running. If the pitcher had waited to throw until the third baseman got to the bag, it would have...
by champaignchris
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 689
Views: 39256

Re: Regular Season Rumors

ConstableRabbit wrote:One man's cocky is another man's... horsefeathers it CUBZ RULE BREWERS DROOL


Well, the Cubs do in fact rule, while the Brewers’ drooling has been patently obvious for some time now.
by champaignchris
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 689
Views: 39256

Re: Regular Season Rumors

mul21 wrote:
Andy wrote:Report is Harvey's staying put, so unless Theo had another late ninja move, this is our team.


Probably nothing else major, but a waiver deadline deal or two wouldn't surprise me.


A depth outfielder and a third catcher seems to have been the Theo/Hoyer pattern for waiver deadline deals.

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