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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: 595
Views: 45454

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: 187
Views: 6442

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: 5748

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: 392
Views: 29757

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: 614
Views: 29053

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: 62
Views: 2323

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: 62
Views: 2323

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: 614
Views: 29053

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: 62
Views: 2323

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: 1338
Views: 91444

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: 614
Views: 29053

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: 614
Views: 29053

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.
by champaignchris
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 614
Views: 29053

Re: Regular Season Rumors

XZero77 wrote:
champaignchris wrote:Are the Brewers going to do anything at all?

I mean, I guess they added Soria to an already good bullpen. But that team could use a couple more bats and a starting pitcher.


They did add Mike Moustakas.


Ah yes. I forgot about that one.
by champaignchris
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 614
Views: 29053

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Are the Brewers going to do anything at all?

I mean, I guess they added Soria to an already good bullpen. But that team could use a couple more bats and a starting pitcher.
by champaignchris
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 614
Views: 29053

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Banedon wrote:Lots of ppl agreeing that Archer is heading to the Pirates. So weird.


Less weird than Archer to San Diego, which was the hot rumor about 24 hours ago.
by champaignchris
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Brandon Kintzler for Minor Leaguer Jhon Romero
Replies: 58
Views: 1914

Re: Cubs Trade for Brandon Kintzler

Cubswin11 wrote:Kintzler has a $10 million team option next year and if it’s declined can exercise a $5 million player option, fwiw.


So he’ll back next year, right? There’s pretty much no way Kintzler turns down the $5M player option, right?

Don’t know if that makes the trade better or worse.
by champaignchris
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Brandon Kintzler for Minor Leaguer Jhon Romero
Replies: 58
Views: 1914

Re: Kintzler to Cubs close

Obviously, we have to see what’s going back. But in the words of C. Montgomery Burns, “I know what I hate, and I don’t hate this.”
by champaignchris
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 614
Views: 29053

Re: Regular Season Rumors

I’m breathlessly awaiting Tommy Pham verbally unloading on the Cardinals organization the minute he reports with the Rays. We all know it’s going to happen.

Does that make me a bad person?
by champaignchris
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 227
Views: 13167

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

The main thing that bothered me about that whole ARod rant is that it made it sound like the Cubs passed on trying to resign Arrieta in favor of Darvish, when multiple sources - including Arrieta himself - have said that the Cubs offered Arrieta significantly more in guaranteed money than he ended u...
by champaignchris
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 392
Views: 29757

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Fangraphs still has the Nats with a 57% chance of making the playoffs.

Unless the Nats know something fangraphs doesn’t know - like maybe Strasburg is toast for the year - then it would make more sense to add and try to turn the thing around than to sell.
by champaignchris
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2320
Views: 153171

Re: The Cardinals

soccer10k wrote:This is as good a time as any to remind everyone that the Cards still owe Cecil $15M the next two years.


I will admit to having wanted the Cubs to sign Cecil when was a free agent. (But not for as much money as the Cards gave him.)
by champaignchris
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Non-prospect that had the best MLB career?
Replies: 24
Views: 1159

Re: Non-prospect that had the best MLB career?

Josh Donaldson was the first name to come to my mind.

He was the 48th pick of the draft. But he had a pedestrian minor league career, was never a top 100 ranked prospect, was a deadline deal throw-in with three other guys as an A-baller, and didn’t become a Major League regular until age 26.
by champaignchris
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Red Sox acquire Eovaldi
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Re: Red Sox acquire Eovaldi

The Logan wrote:Jalen Beeks also used to be a cop, but now he works as hired muscle to protect hookers cut to look like movie stars.


You’re Confusing him with Leland Meeks.
by champaignchris
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Brad Hand & Adam Cimber to Cleveland for Francisco Mejía
Replies: 30
Views: 1370

Re: Brad Hand & Adam Cimber to Cleveland for Francisco Mejía

https://twitter.com/jimcallisMLB/status/1019973370631290881 This is what had me wondering about this trade. With Hosmer signed long term at 1st and Tatis eventually at 3rd, if Mejia doesn’t stick at C, is his bat good enough to be a plus corner outfielder? At this point, i’m sure the Pads are just ...
by champaignchris
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2320
Views: 153171

Re: The Cardinals

Yeah Taking three minutes to get the call right is better than 10 minutes of the manager losing his horsefeathers when the umps blow an obvious call.

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