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by champaignchris
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3072
Views: 172470

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: 1979

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: 394
Views: 34354

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: 394
Views: 34354

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: 1223
Views: 78510

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: 886

Re: Realmuto to Phillies

Poor Starlin...

He doesn’t deserve this.
by champaignchris
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux
Replies: 277
Views: 34484

Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Lot of mentions of Game 6 against the Dodgers in 2016... Game 1 against Washington in 2017 was almost as good, and in some ways it was more the prototype of an ideal Hendricks start... weak ground ball after weak ground ball after weak ground ball.
by champaignchris
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3072
Views: 172470

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Up to now, this offseason had been like the bar scene in A Beautiful Mind where all the mathematicians decide that they’d all be better off not hitting on the hot chick and hitting on her plainer friends instead. Except in this version, they’ve all decided that they’d be even better off than that by...
by champaignchris
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3072
Views: 172470

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Honestly if this happens again next offseason, players should strike


The current CBA is up after 2020. If the owners don’t make some concessions in the bargaining of the next CBA, there will be a strike.
by champaignchris
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3072
Views: 172470

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I just don’t understand... The Cubs have nearly $60M in contracts coming off the book next year between Hamels, Zobrist, Morrow (I’m assuming they’ll decline his option), Strop, Cishek and Kintzler. They could free up another ~$22M if they were to decline Rizzo’s or Quintana’s options. (Unlikely in ...
by champaignchris
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3072
Views: 172470

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

JennieGarthAlgar wrote:I blame AOC for all this


I bet she’s a Mets fan. Blech!
by champaignchris
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1223
Views: 78510

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

Right. Baseball is excluded from the anti-trust laws. The logic is that if you want actual competitive baseball games, you have to have some restraints on competition at the business level. So you can’t hire other teams’ players away from them in the middle of the season, for example.
by champaignchris
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3072
Views: 172470

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

David wrote:There's still like 5% of me that wishfully thinks we swoop in and get him in the end.

Picture how horsefeathering awesome it would be to actually see that play out and have him show up at spring training in a couple weeks.


All it would take is for Tom Ricketts to say, "Yes."
by champaignchris
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 2019 HOF Class
Replies: 31
Views: 1422

Re: 2019 HOF Class

Rivera is 5th all-time in Win Probability Added behind only Clemens, Lefty Grove, Maddux and Warren Spahn. WPA probably inflates relievers' value a bit, but still... And anyway, Rivera could have never pitched in the regular season at all and his 0.70 ERA over 141 IP in the post-season probably woul...
by champaignchris
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 394
Views: 34354

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

I think the rosiest outcome for Chatwood would be pitching relatively effectively for a month of Spring training such that he’s a reasonable trade target for a team that loses a starting pitcher for the year in March.
by champaignchris
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 328
Views: 10483

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

On one hand I understand the logic of saying that spending more on a free agent doesn’t raise revenue so there’s no economic incentive for them to do so. And I’d respect them if they were out there Billy Beane-ing it, arguing that they’ll be a better team if they improve on the margins by bringing i...
by champaignchris
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 328
Views: 10483

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

Huh? He said he didn’t like Tunney, which should be pretty obvious. What else did you read into his comments? another republican whining about taxes, in a year when he already got a YUUUUGE tax cut. I didn’t realize the federal government cut the Chicago city amusement tax, which is what Ricketts w...
by champaignchris
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Business of Baseball (AKA never side with management)
Replies: 117
Views: 8246

Re: The Business of Baseball (AKA never side with management)

Collusion requires some behind the scenes agreement. I don’t think there is that. It’s all right there in the CBA. The players got took at the negotiating table. The owners’s greed Is a given. The players’ representatives’ incompetence isn’t. I think the players are going to have to bite the bullet ...
by champaignchris
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3072
Views: 172470

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I would let KB announce the Harper signing at the Convention. And then have Harper announce the Machado signing a little later in the day. But that's just me. I'm crazy like that. That must be why Rizzo isn’t going. Too jealous of watching the KB and Harper bromance Not our fault he doesn’t have an...
by champaignchris
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2547
Views: 200701

Re: The Cardinals

Annoying people from Chicago by calling parts of Illinois “basically Chicago” is always good fun, though. Just casually, like telling a story about that time you were in “Chicago, well technically Evanston.” Then work your way out. By the end of the night you refer to Peoria or Springfield as part ...
by champaignchris
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1223
Views: 78510

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

Free agent relief pitchers still available: Greg Holland Cody Allen Adam Ottavino Sergio Romo Brad Brach Justin Wilson Alex Wilson Hunter Strickland A.J. Ramos Jake Diekman Sam Howard Can we afford any of these guys? Probably not. Did I miss Craig Kimbrell signing? Or are we just assuming there’s n...
by champaignchris
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1223
Views: 78510

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

The front office having the rug pulled out from under them by ownership would make some sort of sense out of what we've seen (or not seen, rather) this off season. As has been said a number of times in this thread, there are several transactions the Cubs front office should obviously not have done i...
by champaignchris
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1223
Views: 78510

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

This offseason is so weird. Obviously not done yet, but we’re only about 5 weeks to Spring Training. So what’s really going on? I see three options... 1. The front office is blowing smoke up the media’s ass, and they sign Harper and/or make some other “go for it” moves in the last few weeks before t...
by champaignchris
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs coaching staff 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5620

Re: Cubs coaching staff 2019

Wilson A2000 wrote:Don’t forget Bob Tewksbury as mental coach


There’s an alternate universe where Steve Trout for Bob Tewksbury is considered one of the greatest trades in Cubs history.
by champaignchris
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Chicago Bears offseason
Replies: 235
Views: 10342

Re: Chicago Bears offseason

Butterscup wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:Gregg Williams is available


yeah, he's a piece of horsefeathers but his defenses perform. worth a look


There’s a Saints connection with Pace, but I don’t know if Pace would call that a plus or minus considering how Williams’ Saints tenure ended.

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