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by champaignchris
Tue May 22, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4601
Views: 245242

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Cubswin11 wrote:Jesus horsefeathering Christ



...

It’s...

It’s been one horsefeathering season.

They went to the NLCS last year for horsefeathering sakes!!!

What the duck is he talking about?!?
by champaignchris
Sun May 20, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2118
Views: 128659

Re: The Cardinals

Regular Show wrote:So that Greg Holland late addition has been something else...

His stat line: 12 1/3 innings, 14 H, 14 BB/9 K, 0 Saves/2 Blown Saves, 2.27 WHIP and a 7.31 ERA! :lol:

Great signing so far.


So, basically identical to his last month and a half in Colorado. Imagine that.
by champaignchris
Fri May 18, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4601
Views: 245242

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Bobson Dugnutt wrote:yeah, i was thinking something along the lines of the cahill/richard moves in 2015, to give them an extra arm for that crazy stretch of games in august, but that's about it.


Would anyone of that caliber be any better than Alzolay or Mills?

And speaking of Eddie Butler, is he dead or what?
by champaignchris
Wed May 16, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4601
Views: 245242

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

DiceMan4221 wrote:That is stunning as it pertains to the Rockies.


Despite playing 18 of their games in Coors, they're 13th in the League in runs per game. That's raw, without taking park factors into account at all. Their team OPS+ is 80.
by champaignchris
Wed May 16, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3378
Views: 173835

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

I always thought that if you were busted for roids while on the DL, you had to recover from the injury, be reactivated, and then begin your suspension. I thought they had lost him for however long the injury takes to heal + 80 games. Or maybe thats just how i think it oughta work, but man thats a b...
by champaignchris
Thu May 10, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3378
Views: 173835

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Kelvin Herrera has a 14 to zero K/BB rate over 13.2 innings.

That's pretty good.

He's probably pitching himself onto a contender by the deadline and then to a pretty nice contract in the offseason.
by champaignchris
Thu May 10, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Manny Machado Thread
Replies: 350
Views: 20819

Re: Orioles are shopping Machado and the Cubs are interested per Gordo

I don’t hate the Cubs trying to acquire Machado. I don’t hate the Cubs trading Russell. I do hate the Cubs trading Russell for Machado. That said, the Orioles are last in the AL is runs, BA, OBP, and SLG despite Machado slashing .344/.428/.606! How is that even possible? Unsurpringly, Machado leads ...
by champaignchris
Wed May 09, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Manny Machado Thread
Replies: 350
Views: 20819

Re: Orioles are shopping Machado and the Cubs are interested per Gordo

If the Cubs could somehow throw Heyward’s contract into the mix, I could see Russell for Machado making some sort of sense. But there’s absolutely no way Heyward is waiving his NTC to go play in Baltimore.
by champaignchris
Tue May 08, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Manny Machado Thread
Replies: 350
Views: 20819

Re: Orioles are shopping Machado and the Cubs are interested per Gordo

I have yet to hear a compelling reason why a team in the Cubs’ position (young, primed to compete for the next 4+ years) would trade 3 1/2 years of a 3 WAR a year player for 1/2 a year of a 5.5 WAR a year player that plays the exact same position. Why add a tiny bit to your chances this year while s...
by champaignchris
Tue May 01, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 15993

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

With all their other free agents and Zimmerman, Strasburg and Scherzer combining to make about $95M, will the Nats be able to sign Harper for $40+M per year and put a WS caliber team around him? I’m sure he doesn’t want to be National League Mike Trout.
by champaignchris
Tue May 01, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Corey Seager Done For Season, Tommy John Surgery
Replies: 29
Views: 1195

Re: Corey Seager Done For Season, Tommy John Surgery

I doubt Merrifield or Gennett could handle SS, and Merrifield is still cheap enough that the Royals would probably require a hell of a lot. Galvis seems like a good fit, 1 year deal on a terrible team, but he's kind of terrible himself. I was figuring since Forsythe and Turner were also hurt, they’...
by champaignchris
Tue May 01, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Corey Seager Done For Season, Tommy John Surgery
Replies: 29
Views: 1195

Re: Corey Seager Done For Season, Tommy John Surgery

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
squally1313 wrote:...Machado?




Scooter Ginnett, Whit Merrifield, Freddy Galvis?
by champaignchris
Tue May 01, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2118
Views: 128659

Re: The Cardinals

Don’t you guys dare put me in a position where I have to defend how good a Cardinal is!!!

He isn’t even the best Cardinal catcher not currently in the Hall. (Ted Simmons.)
by champaignchris
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2118
Views: 128659

Re: The Cardinals

I don’t think there’s any question that Molina is one of the top 6 defensive catchers of all time. The thing is, of the others on the same defensive level as him, the ones in the Hall - Bench, Carter, Pudge - were significantly better hitters than him. The ones that are not in the Hall - Boone, Sund...
by champaignchris
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Checking in with the Brew Crew faithful after the 4-game sweep
Replies: 36
Views: 1982

Re: Checking in with the Brew Crew faithful after the 4-game sweep

Insert Cartman licking tears gif >here<.
by champaignchris
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is
Replies: 501
Views: 34930

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

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Banedon wrote:extended face flap


AKA how Rizzo describes a normal face.


AKA a “Lackey.”
by champaignchris
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3378
Views: 173835

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Puerto Rico is fantastic. After they get their place put back together from the hurricane, I'd highly recommend it as a vacation spot. It's just a slightly different flavor of USA. Walgreens and food courts and cable television and all. Just more palm trees, rum, and salsa music. It's like a Latino ...
by champaignchris
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Price is wrong, female dog.
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: The Pryce is wrong, female dog.

Can’t say Price had much to work with. And pretty much the entire team is hurt this year. It’s wild to think that after 2013 they’d won 90 games three out of four years and had a decent core of young players. And that franchise just fell apart. Arroyo, Phillips and Ludwick got old. Bruce’s productio...
by champaignchris
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3378
Views: 173835

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Edit: re putting an MLB team in PR. I expect MLB to take a really long hard look at Latin America on the next expansion go around. Manfred has all but admitted that baseball will be expanding after Oakland and Tampa get their stadium issues worked out. One of the expansion teams will go to Montreal,...
by champaignchris
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-11-18
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-11-18

Going back to their days in Boston, how many of Thoyer's pitching draft picks turned into better than BORPs or were at least shut down relievers? Lester & Papelbon were home runs. Barnes was decent last year, as was Joe Ross. Anyone else? I know you're asking about draft picks, but why doesn't ...
by champaignchris
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2118
Views: 128659

Re: The Cardinals

He pushed the ump out of his way and only gets one game?
by champaignchris
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3378
Views: 173835

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Rusty Staub passed away. He was one of my favorite non-Cubs when I was a kid. Bright red hair. Smooth lefty swing. Played for the Tigers some, which was my grandpa’s team. The guy lived a pretty amazing life off the field too, summed up well in this nice obit from ESPN: http://www.espn.com/mlb/story...
by champaignchris
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 15993

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Looking at the Nats’ situation, they’re really in a tough spot in 2019. Strasburg, Scherzer and Zimmerman will be combining to make about $96M. All told, in terms of guaranteed contracts and arbitration estimates, with no options picked up, the Nats will be on the hook for about $145M for 12 players...
by champaignchris
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2018 Cubs Bold Predictions Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 3977

Re: 2018 Cubs Bold Predictions Thread

Regular Show wrote:Zach Britton is the DL with a pretty serious injury. I doubt he comes back by June. He should pitch before the trade deadline, but June seems too optimistic to me.


I’ve read “late May” as target date for his return.

I was being bold.

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