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by champaignchris
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Offseason Transactions
Replies: 426
Views: 27157

Re: Offseason Transactions

Chatwood is two years younger and when adjusted for park factors put up numbers not all that worse than Cobb in only 50 fewer innings. It’s really hard to look at those home/road splits and not think, “This guy might be rrrrrrrrilly good if they got him the Hell out of Denver.” (Cue Bob Seger... ......
by champaignchris
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Offseason Transactions
Replies: 426
Views: 27157

Re: Offseason Transactions

Tim wrote:
We Got The Whole 9 wrote:Cashner gets 2/16 from the O's

lol - he's going to suck.


Yeah. There’s no way that doesn’t end badly.
by champaignchris
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 160
Views: 7743

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

I think Zobrist is as good as gone heading into 2019 regardless of whatever else is going on. The only real question is how much the Cubs have to pay for someone else to take him. Now, if Heyward can post a 760-770 OPS (career .756 even with the last two seasons), things could get interesting with h...
by champaignchris
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Offseason Transactions
Replies: 426
Views: 27157

Re: Offseason Transactions

So, has it been long enough to retire the theory that everyone was waiting on Darvish and that after he signed there'd be a cascade of other signings?

Maybe the new theory should be that everyone other than the Cubs and Brewers are colluding?
by champaignchris
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives
Replies: 418
Views: 11929

Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:I wonder if Epstein misses having a Yankees in the division to jazz things up


He's probably just fine having the National League version of the Yankees (the Dodgers) in another division. Makes winning the division more certain, but you still have to beat a damn good team to get to the WS.
by champaignchris
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 59370

Re: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread

https://twitter.com/Haudricourt/status/961767738451677185 https://twitter.com/FuzzBeedEli/status/961781090901020672 I need this explained to me. The Brewers just announced a policy where to purchase tickets for Brewers-Cubs series, the purchaser needs a valid Wisconsin address. It’s an effort to ke...
by champaignchris
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 59370

Re: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread

Regular Show wrote:I'm going to be pissed if the Brewers end up signing Yu Darvish.


I think you’re underestimating the possible entertainment value of the highest payroll in Brewers history struggling to a third place finish.
by champaignchris
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 59370

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

quoted when I meant to edit. oops.
by champaignchris
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 59370

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

The owners can all get together and decide they want to make a bargain with the players in the CBA that will reduce the amount the players will get paid. If players agree and sign off on the CBA, that's not collusion. That's just bargaining. The owners' side got together and made an offer to the pla...
by champaignchris
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 59370

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

I think there's a broader picture of a system in which good teams don't need to spend a ton on free agents (because they're already good) and bad teams are punished for doing so in draft picks and international signing restrictions. Bad teams have to choose between signing difference making free age...
by champaignchris
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 59370

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

This isn’t 1987 when Andre Dawson signed a contract for less than $500,000 a year. Darvish probably has at least two $100+ million contract offers that he can accept at any time. Players like Cobb and Holland and Hosmer were all offered $17M qualifying offers that they could have taken, earning them...
by champaignchris
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 59370

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Other than the Twins and Cubs, who is going to sign a high price starter?

One of Arrieta, Darvish or Cobb isn’t going to have a spot at the price they think they deserve.
by champaignchris
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 59370

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

The players and agents bitching about no free agents being signed makes me wonder whether any of them read the most recent CBA that went into effect this year.

That's the big change from '17 to '18 more than anything else.
by champaignchris
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 59370

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Dodger's current CBT payroll is 180 million. Leaving their desired 10 million cushion leaves them with 7 million to put towards Yu. They are going to need to dump 2 of the 3 of Ryu, Forsythe, and Grandal to get close to Yu money and leaving a 10 million cushion. I don't see anyone taking Ryu at tha...
by champaignchris
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 59370

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Andy McCullough said in an article today that Yu has made it clear he wants to return to the Dodgers and has been waiting for them to shed money. I'm all too ready for some [expletive] organization to bail those horsefeathers out. Matt Kemp is really the only “bad money” the Dodgers have at this po...
by champaignchris
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 59370

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

minnesotacubsfan wrote:What is Worcestershire sauce anyway


It's fermented fish sauce. And is a vital ingredient for meat loaf, cocktail sauce, sloppy Joes, Bloody Marys, steak marinades...

Basically all the good food has Worcestershire sauce in it.
by champaignchris
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cain to Brewers
Replies: 83
Views: 2032

Re: Cain to Brewers

When they’re paying Cain $16M during his year 35 season, do you think they’ll fondly look back on their 3rd place finish in 2018?
by champaignchris
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates
Replies: 156
Views: 5683

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

My take:

If five of the Brewers’ position players have better seasons than they’ve ever had before, the Brewers might win more than 75 games!
by champaignchris
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 2018 Hall of Fame Class
Replies: 47
Views: 1174

Re: 2018 Hall of Fame Class

Oh, and Rolen only getting 10% of the vote is a complete joke.
by champaignchris
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 2018 Hall of Fame Class
Replies: 47
Views: 1174

Re: 2018 Hall of Fame Class

With Rivera and Halladay being the only new candidates that will enter the HoF discussion next year, I think E Martinez and Mussina make it in 2019.

Then I’m guessing Bonds and Clemons finally make it in with Jeter in 2020.
by champaignchris
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 2018 Hall of Fame Class
Replies: 47
Views: 1174

Re: 2018 Hall of Fame Class

They managed to put four guys into the Hall who deserved it - Vlad, Chipper, Thome and Trammel (with the Veterans’ Committee). Also letting two in who don’t deserve it (Hoffman and Morris) is better than the petulant “nobody gets in” thing that had been going on recently.
by champaignchris
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Offseason Rumors
Replies: 310
Views: 19418

Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Makes me curious how active the Cubs will be on Andrew Miller next year. Seems like the best way to do the designated Eck-style closer is to also have the floating fireman the way the Indians and Yankees have recently. While Edwards, Cisheck, fixed Justin Wilson, and Strop are all nice pitchers, no ...
by champaignchris
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates
Replies: 156
Views: 5683

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

I have an unhealthy affinity for the Reds. Votto is, of course, an amazing player. Gennett, Suarez, Duvall and Schebler, if nothing else, at least knock the ball around that tiny little ballpark of theirs to keep things interesting. Raisel Iglesias throws 100 mph out of the pen. The question for the...
by champaignchris
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Offseason Transactions
Replies: 426
Views: 27157

Re: Offseason Transactions

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/jcrasnick/status/955205368669491200

A guy who knows things/“has sources” at Brewerfan.net says this is a big trade, fwiw


Villar and a bunch of prospects for Castro and Yellich? They have the minor league talent to pull that off?

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