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by Cubswin11
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5485
Views: 380230

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

championships it's all luck but it still comes down to championships for that word to be invoked. more than one. probably more than 2. the 90s yankees and the 2010s giants. That’s fair, to me I think that’s a little rigid given the nature of baseball. But certainly get it. 1 WS win and 5+ years of ...
by Cubswin11
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5485
Views: 380230

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

What’s the definition/benchmarks of a dynasty in MLB? WS win, averaging mid 90s wins and leading mlb in total wins over a 4 year span (with a decent chance it’s a 5-6+ year span), 3 NLCS appearances, and guys winning MVP and CY Young on the team during the run seems pretty close to a dynasty in MLB ...
by Cubswin11
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Spring Training Thread
Replies: 82
Views: 1798

Re: 2019 Spring Training Thread

Brian wrote:I just remembered... isn't Javy actually naturally left handed? So it's actually crazier that he does everything right handed for baseball.

Pretty sure that’s right. I think he also attempted to be a switch hitter early in his minor league career but scrapped the left handed hitting pretty quick.
by Cubswin11
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Spring Training Thread
Replies: 82
Views: 1798

Re: 2019 Spring Training Thread

Rizzo might still be back home in Florida for stuff with the Parkland 1 year anniversary. I saw him or his foundation tweet about it.
by Cubswin11
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Spring Training Thread
Replies: 82
Views: 1798

Re: 2019 Spring Training Thread



Relief Ace, Tyler Chatwood
by Cubswin11
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Spring Training Thread
Replies: 82
Views: 1798

Re: 2019 Spring Training Thread

Mna, it seems like pretty much everyone is there. Who have we not seen yet? Baez, Rizzo, Zobrist, Lester...Almora? Lester is there, I saw some picture of him the other day. Think you’re right on the other 4 guys though, it looks like Javy might have gotten there today/yesterday. If Almora never wan...
by Cubswin11
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5485
Views: 380230

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

https://twitter.com/mattkellyMLB/status/1096243006989107200?s=19 Did we know that Edward's had the best fastball spin rate in baseball? Also, does Carl not have a dedicated thread? I didn’t know about his spin rates, but I guess it makes sense since his numbers/effectiveness of his FB in the zone a...
by Cubswin11
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Bold Prediction Time
Replies: 73
Views: 1057

Re: 2019 Bold Prediction Time

One bold prediction on the division I’ll make is it takes under 90 wins to win the division (88 or 89) largely due to the strength of the division dragging down win totals.
by Cubswin11
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Bold Prediction Time
Replies: 73
Views: 1057

Re: 2019 Bold Prediction Time

Either Heyward or Chatwood has a monster year. 4+ WAR minimum. I'm not sure I want to consider what circumstances would have to come together for Chatwood to even get that opportunity... I’m starting to talk myself in to Chatwood being a reasonably valuable thing out of the bullpen so let’s get nut...
by Cubswin11
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Bold Prediction Time
Replies: 73
Views: 1057

Re: 2019 Bold Prediction Time

Either Heyward or Chatwood has a monster year. 4+ WAR minimum. I'm not sure I want to consider what circumstances would have to come together for Chatwood to even get that opportunity... I’m starting to talk myself in to Chatwood being a reasonably valuable thing out of the bullpen so let’s get nut...
by Cubswin11
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 27981
Views: 1197747

Re: Politics & Current Events


Joe Rogan and Bill Simmons 2020 it is then!
by Cubswin11
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Bold Prediction Time
Replies: 73
Views: 1057

Re: 2019 Bold Prediction Time

After his horrible April, in which he played hurt with a bad back and went on the DL/sat out. He hit .303/.393/.512 with a 139 wRC+, .380 wOBA, 24 Dongs, 11% BB and K rates with a sustainable .300 BABIP from May 1 through years end. He was pretty much his same self after a bad and injured month. Ov...
by Cubswin11
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Bold Prediction Time
Replies: 73
Views: 1057

Re: 2019 Bold Prediction Time

Is predicting that Anthony Rizzo, he of the steadily declining offensive production, will continue to decline offensively really that bold a prediction? Well, no. But then that wasn’t exactly my prediction. I was thinking more what was said on the previous page, largely because it's something I've ...
by Cubswin11
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs sign Xavier Cedeno
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Cubs sign Xavier Cedeno

The velocity drop is like for like, not a function of the fact that he dropped the four seamer. Cutter velocity: 2014: 90.2 2016: 88.2 2018: 86.6 Missed that. I didn’t look back 4 years. I guess at least the Cutter was elite last year. Which is promising. He seems fine as a loogy if he’s treated as...
by Cubswin11
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Bold Prediction Time
Replies: 73
Views: 1057

Re: 2019 Bold Prediction Time

1. We win the World Series



I’ll wait until a little later in Spring Training to make individual predictions to make sure nobody dies.
by Cubswin11
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs sign Xavier Cedeno
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Cubs sign Xavier Cedeno

A pure LOOGY, a dying breed. And judging by his precipitous velocity dropoff the past three seasons, possibly a dying arm too. Don’t think he had a velo drop last year? He went from throwing a 4-seam FB to a cutter and that historically for him has been 2-3 mph below the 4-seam and he was around hi...
by Cubswin11
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2542
Views: 199347

Re: The Cardinals

Martinez might stay in the bullpen this year according to Maddux. I’d assume that’s an indication of an injury or way to prevent one. Their rotation suddenly seems like it’s on unstable ground between Martinez’s role, Wacha and Reyes back from injury (again for both), Wainwright’s old tomato farming...
by Cubswin11
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs sign Xavier Cedeno
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Cubs sign Xavier Cedeno

Good loogy, means Duensing is likely gone. So yay for moves making us better!



Edit:

Minor league deal it appears, so there’s an open 40-man spot currently

by Cubswin11
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Spring Training Thread
Replies: 82
Views: 1798

Re: 2019 Spring Training Thread

That’s good to see the follow through and extension like that. You’d assume he’s healthy if he’s doing that.

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by Cubswin11
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5485
Views: 380230

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

https://twitter.com/BleacherNation/status/1095772768220692480 Remember when projections (not necessarily PECOTA but others) had the Cubs winning like 105 games a couple of years ago? pecota is big on framing right? i bet if we swapped out contreras for grandal we'd just to first It has a ridiculous...
by Cubswin11
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL offseason
Replies: 23
Views: 606

Re: NFL offseason

jersey cubs fan wrote:https://twitter.com/rapsheet/status/1095717916794933248?s=21

Should be able to get get an extra 10 yards on the pass interference deep balls in the thin air
by Cubswin11
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1206
Views: 75111

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

I keep forgetting Marwin Gonzalez is still a FA. Unless there’s some sort of injury or off field stuff that isn’t public going on I’d be all for signing him and trading some combination of Almora/Happ/Bote, Kintzler and a prospect to the Padres for Hedges and one of their RPs (preferably Castillo).
by Cubswin11
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors
Replies: 147
Views: 13940

Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Faking interest in Bryce to end up with Parra and Maybin is very Giants

by Cubswin11
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5485
Views: 380230

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I was just going through fangraphs and filtering pages to get ready for some fantasy baseball stuff. Did you guys know Monty has the 18th lowest era of qualified pitchers since 2016? That shocked me, I know era is what it is but still.

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