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by Cubswin11
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 893
Views: 41451

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

minnesotacubsfan wrote:So. All you smart people. How in the hell is TheoCo going to shore up our junk pitching staff

Probably by starting with the realization there's not "junk" to shore up.
by Cubswin11
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3717
Views: 170229

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

So it seems like there's going to be a billion of these written this offseason because it's the easy, lazy, click baity thing to do. I would say have Duke put on the front page to the rebuttal of all this nonsense we've seen on this topic lately, but with his jinx powers he's the only thing I'm wor...
by Cubswin11
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Theo's Presser
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: Theo's Presser

Sammy Sofa wrote:Did everyone asking about a leadoff hitter lead off their question with a hearty, "D'UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR?"

SPEEEEEED, that had to be Phil Rogers
by Cubswin11
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3717
Views: 170229

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

The Cubs have averaged 97 wins a year for a 3 year span(most in MLB), have made the NLCS all 3 years, and won a world series. They lose 2 of their best 15 or so players, and only one or two others are on the downside of their careers. Whether they've met the narrow definition of dynasty, and worrie...
by Cubswin11
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: John Mallee
Replies: 67
Views: 910

Re: John Mallee

Apparently I'm the only one who thinks the Cubs guess too much. But let me just say I have no doubts the offense will be better next year and the team will be one of the best teams in baseball again. I just thought this my be a way they could improve. Always open to ideas and not attacking you but ...
by Cubswin11
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3717
Views: 170229

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

So it seems like there's going to be a billion of these written this offseason because it's the easy, lazy, click baity thing to do. I would say have Duke put on the front page to the rebuttal of all this nonsense we've seen on this topic lately, but with his jinx powers he's the only thing I'm worr...
by Cubswin11
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Offseason for the Offense
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Offseason for the Offense

I agree, this is likely how it plays out. While there will be rumors and options (I already proposed in transaction thread Happ+minor leaguers for Yelich and a contract) I think ultimately the whole offense is coming back. I submit Cameron Maybin for the RHH OF FA. I think the pitching is brought in...
by Cubswin11
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3717
Views: 170229

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Is that Hendricks catching????? It looks like a taller, lankier white dude.
by Cubswin11
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: John Mallee
Replies: 67
Views: 910

Re: John Mallee

If anything, go hire Terry Pendleton as assistant hitting coach and assign him purely to Heyward (Pendleton was the hitting coach his rookie year). I thought about suggesting something like this, but don't we already have a assistant hitting coach and Maddon helping too? If we hired another, I'm wo...
by Cubswin11
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: John Mallee
Replies: 67
Views: 910

Re: John Mallee

What was ridiculous about what I was saying? The notion that you're letting a small sample of playoff games, in which we faced Strasburg x2, Kershaw x2, Darvish, Scherzer, Rich Hill and Jansen a bunch cloud your judgment that somehow our offense is bad and it's the hitting coaches fault. The offens...
by Cubswin11
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: John Mallee
Replies: 67
Views: 910

Re: John Mallee

Doing God's work, TT. This is horsefeathering ridiculous What was ridiculous about what I was saying? The notion that you're letting a small sample of playoff games, in which we faced Strasburg x2, Kershaw x2, Darvish, Scherzer, Rich Hill and Jansen a bunch cloud your judgment that somehow our offe...
by Cubswin11
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: John Mallee
Replies: 67
Views: 910

Re: John Mallee

Doing God's work, TT. This is horsefeathering ridiculous
by Cubswin11
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Dusty Canned
Replies: 27
Views: 474

Re: Dusty Canned

It's kinda weird that no team has asked to interview Dave Martinez while he's been here. I hope it's not some known flaw or lack of skills he has that is known within MLB that keeps that from happening and teams just think he won't be a good manager, because he seems to check a lot of boxes. I hope...
by Cubswin11
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1970
Views: 103728

Re: The Cardinals

Brewerfan.net chips in with their thread version of that horsefeathers bag article...... Their thread is titled "The Flaws of the Cubs, and can the Brewers avoid similar mistakes?" Some of my fav quotes; "I don't expect them to completely crash & burn, but I think they turned what...
by Cubswin11
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3717
Views: 170229

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

David wrote:https://www.instagram.com/p/Bae0dD3HJTukRlIc8Le8s-vlR-NtSXFxTCmqso0/

not sure why it won't embed, so i made it a link

Lol, that's awesome
by Cubswin11
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Dusty Canned
Replies: 27
Views: 474

Re: Dusty Canned

It's kinda weird that no team has asked to interview Dave Martinez while he's been here. I hope it's not some known flaw or lack of skills he has that is known within MLB that keeps that from happening and teams just think he won't be a good manager, because he seems to check a lot of boxes. I hope ...
by Cubswin11
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani
Replies: 283
Views: 19109

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

Is he available when FA opens or are there other dates for guys like him? Is there a set window from when he’s available until he has to decide or is it like regular FA?
by Cubswin11
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Christian Yelich
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Christian Yelich

I’d very much like to add him to play CF/fill the lead off role that we didn’t have this year. Would Happ and some minor leaguers be enough if we took back Volquez’s or Chen’s contract since they are looking to minimize payroll? I’d do both Almora and Happ if that’s what it took and take back a cont...
by Cubswin11
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: FA Bullpen Options

I’m in the bring back Wade camp for a Melancon type deal. Him + McGee would be ideal then throw some horsefeathers against the wall with some ST invites/minor league deals. Liriano is another guy I like as a bullpen option. I’m also firmly in the keep Monty in the swing man/bullpen role to start the...
by Cubswin11
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 17307
Views: 498227

Re: Politics & Current Events

can you explain to a dummy like me why you feel this way? i've been paying a little bit of attention to this from a chicago perspective, and it seems like it'd be a great thing for whichever city lures Amazon. too many concessions being made by cities to attract them? They are looking for (and will...
by Cubswin11
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 17307
Views: 498227

Re: Politics & Current Events

Boy, watching all of these city governments cravenly slobber and beg Amazon to base their new HQ in their city is pretty grotesque. can you explain to a dummy like me why you feel this way? i've been paying a little bit of attention to this from a chicago perspective, and it seems like it'd be a gr...
by Cubswin11
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 17307
Views: 498227

Re: Politics & Current Events

Boy, watching all of these city governments cravenly slobber and beg Amazon to base their new HQ in their city is pretty grotesque. They were in Wisconsin yesterday, after what they just bent over and gave to FoxConn I can only imagine what kind of a horsefeathers deal Wisconsin is prepared to offe...
by Cubswin11
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 765
Views: 42620

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Yeah Javy isn’t going anywhere, he still likely has more value to us than what he’d bring in a trade. Happ, Almora and Schwarbs are the guys to trade if they make one. Which I still don’t think is all that likely. I have some trade ideas I do like (that includes the 3 I mentioned) but until the offs...
by Cubswin11
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 17307
Views: 498227

Re: Politics & Current Events

Was it collectively bargained? I would assume so, they are contractually obligated to do it or else are fined If the NFL Owners want to collectively bargain this rule into the next CBA, they can try, but ha ha ha, good luck. If they just set a rule out of the blue, there will be major blow back fro...
by Cubswin11
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 17307
Views: 498227

Re: Politics & Current Events

I'm not saying any league should force their players to do this; that's a dumb thing to do. But to say that the NFL can't do it clearly isn't true They can't do it is absolutely true. The players are agreeing to do it. They don't have to agree. Was it collectively bargained? I would assume so, they...

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