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by Cubswin11
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Front Page Article Discussion
Topic: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

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by Cubswin11
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Jagoff About Willson Contreras Here, You Lazy Jerkoffs
Replies: 150
Views: 8443

Re: Jagoff About Willson Contreras Here, You Lazy Jerkoffs

I'm almost positive Willson came out Sunday after hearing his words got misinterpreted in the media to clarify what he meant about anything critical of Yu. He said he was either misinterpreted or used the wrong English words or something along those lines and everything "critical" and tha...
by Cubswin11
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Jagoff About Willson Contreras Here, You Lazy Jerkoffs
Replies: 150
Views: 8443

Re: Jagoff About Willson Contreras Here, You Lazy Jerkoffs

I'm almost positive Willson came out Sunday after hearing his words got misinterpreted in the media to clarify what he meant about anything critical of Yu. He said he was either misinterpreted or used the wrong English words or something along those lines and everything "critical" and that...
by Cubswin11
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 930
Views: 56356

Re: Baez impresses Baez

i know that javy is just having his hot streak at the beginning of the season and will cool off eventually and enter a brutal cold streak. But im enjoying 2016 NLCS Baez while he's here. Any growth at all and he could be a 4-win player. that's huge. Yeah it’s definitely a well timed hot streak and ...
by Cubswin11
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 21881
Views: 696588

Re: Politics & Current Events

It’s hard for me to see the electoral reaction to Trump’s presidency thus far as anything but a sign he’s going to be emphatically voted out in 2020, but maybe there’s a turnaround or some other reason to think that things will change from Democrats flipping senate seats in Alabama to Trump threadi...
by Cubswin11
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 21881
Views: 696588

Re: Politics & Current Events

100% agree with all this, plus consider that 37%-40% is more or less Trump’s ceiling (as you sorta alluded to). 538 would call this a bad use of polling. Nate Silver himself has also repeatedly pointed out how Trump's pretty steady hovering around 41% leaves him just barely outside the polling wind...
by Cubswin11
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 420
Views: 26086

Re: Addison Russell

by Cubswin11
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Guess what an idiot with a gun did this time
Replies: 2082
Views: 72104

Re: Guess what an idiot with a gun did this time

A van just hit a bunch of people in Toronto, appears to be deliberate. The amount of gun horsefeathers on social media going to their “well guess we gotta ban cars now” takes is so horsefeathering stupid. What those dipshits don't understand is if this nutjob had an AR-15 instead of a car he would ...
by Cubswin11
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Guess what an idiot with a gun did this time
Replies: 2082
Views: 72104

Re: Guess what an idiot with a gun did this time

A van just hit a bunch of people in Toronto, appears to be deliberate. The amount of gun horsefeathers on social media going to their “well guess we gotta ban cars now” takes is so horsefeathering stupid.
by Cubswin11
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-22-18
Replies: 21
Views: 469

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-22-18

Thanks much for the Little report, Cubswin. 88-92 velocity is what Lester and Quintana use, to variable success I guess; both are control artists. Wonder how well going with average velocity and variable control will work? still hoping to see at least a little more velocity at some point. If they d...
by Cubswin11
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 21881
Views: 696588

Re: Politics & Current Events

I, like Sofa, have never heard of that being an insult
by Cubswin11
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 930
Views: 56356

Re: Baez impresses Baez

We better not throw at anyone next week against them and they better not throw at us. Just beat those idiots and move on with it until we play next year. With them well when they leave town and ask them to remember to watch us in the playoffs when they are sitting at home.
by Cubswin11
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-22-18
Replies: 21
Views: 469

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-22-18

He could also gain velocity. Yeah, he’s only 19. Yeah, you'd think there's room to add velo at that age. As a lefty even if he goes from 87-89 to say 88-91 and maybe touch 92-93 that's plenty of velo if the command and control is that good with a good curveball. That report on his pitching profile ...
by Cubswin11
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-22-18
Replies: 21
Views: 469

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-22-18

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Little's final line: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HR, 7-0 GO-FO, 79-48 pitches-strikes

Any word on velo?
by Cubswin11
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

From The Athletic article on him after the game tonight.... According to Statcast, 74 of Darvish’s 94 pitches were either his four-seamer or cutter. He used his changeup four times and his curveball just once. In his previous start, Darvish went to his change five times and his curve just twice whi...
by Cubswin11
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4489
Views: 226356

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

We've scored the 2nd most runs in the division. 1 run behind the Vaunted Pirates (101 vs 102) and have the best RD (+22) despite playing anywhere between 2 to 4 games less than everyone else. I think the VBs, VPs and Cardinals would admittedly say they are playing good to great right now and you cou...
by Cubswin11
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

From The Athletic article on him after the game tonight.... According to Statcast, 74 of Darvish’s 94 pitches were either his four-seamer or cutter. He used his changeup four times and his curveball just once. In his previous start, Darvish went to his change five times and his curve just twice whil...
by Cubswin11
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Gleyber Torres Getting Called up to the Bigs
Replies: 23
Views: 591

Re: Gleyber Torres Getting Called up to the Bigs

eloy would be the painful one Yeah Eloy could sting but I probably still do the Q trade every time even if you tell me Eloy is going to be a monster http://cdn1.clevver.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/doesnt-make-sense.gif I worry way more about trading Eloy than over trading Gleyber, and if Eloy do...
by Cubswin11
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Gleyber Torres Getting Called up to the Bigs
Replies: 23
Views: 591

Re: Gleyber Torres Getting Called up to the Bigs

17 Seconds wrote:
Derwood wrote:Torres could turn into the next Ernie Banks and I wouldn't give a fuuuccckk


eloy would be the painful one

Yeah Eloy could sting but I probably still do the Q trade every time even if you tell me Eloy is going to be a monster
by Cubswin11
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Gleyber Torres Getting Called up to the Bigs
Replies: 23
Views: 591

Re: Gleyber Torres Getting Called up to the Bigs

What exactly is Torres good at other than being young for each level he’s played at? His numbers aren’t crazy good.
by Cubswin11
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3217
Views: 156624

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Liam Neeson wrote:https://twitter.com/JackCurryYES/status/987818818511818752

Good for him. That being said I don’t think he’s going to be all that good.
by Cubswin11
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4489
Views: 226356

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

It’s likely he’s still going to be a relatively high K guy even if he fixes things but this is good to hear that he seems to have his mind in the right place. All MLB players are obviously professionals and they didn’t get here by being lazy and not working hard but it really seems like we do have a...
by Cubswin11
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 21646

Re: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

That's sexy. Basically hitting the ball hard and in spots on the field when it isn't going out of the park where the fielders aren't and when he tries to power one it's going to where it should be going in the air. I wonder how much longer such an exaggerated shift will be kept on him if he keeps go...
by Cubswin11
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4489
Views: 226356

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Sammy Sofa wrote:Yeah, but 19th in dongs.

COMPLETE FAILURE.

11th in doubles, 5th in slugging % and 4th in ISO, despite playing anywhere from 1 to 4 less games than other teams. The counting stats on dongs will come, Sofa.
by Cubswin11
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4489
Views: 226356

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

We are down to 24th in K rate as a team (21%), we're 9th in BB rate (9.8%), second only behind the Red Sox in team OBP (.350), 4th in position player WAR, and also have the 6th best RD (+25) in the league. The offense is basically at where the 2016 offense was.

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