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by Cubswin11
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 31958

Re: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread

Sammy Sofa wrote:Jesus Christ; it's kind of amazing how terrible he was in April last season. What in the world.

He was hurt then
by Cubswin11
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 507
Views: 56712

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

My point about trading Schwarber (and Russell) back when they had trade value was based on the fact that they were both easily replaced while giving us solid ML pitching (or top pitching prospects). Schwarber always has been the epitome of a DH in a league that doesn't use a DH. Russell's obvious r...
by Cubswin11
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others
Replies: 517
Views: 59725

Re: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others

We are back to having the best odds to win the division and make playoffs on fangraphs
by Cubswin11
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 507
Views: 56712

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

My point about trading Schwarber (and Russell) back when they had trade value was based on the fact that they were both easily replaced while giving us solid ML pitching (or top pitching prospects). Schwarber always has been the epitome of a DH in a league that doesn't use a DH. Russell's obvious r...
by Cubswin11
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others
Replies: 517
Views: 59725

Re: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others

Corbin Burnes' struggles right now are super interesting. I'm generally an xFIP guy, and by xFIP he's actually been pretty good. However, 58% of his fly balls have left the yard so far. That's insanity. John Lackey's last year when we all hated him was 18%. Like there's clearly bad luck at play her...
by Cubswin11
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5757
Views: 413313

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Q’s change up usage is now at its highest rate (9.5%) since 2015 (10%). He was under 7% last year, just over 9% in 2017 and under 9% in 2016.
by Cubswin11
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 507
Views: 56712

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

My point about trading Schwarber (and Russell) back when they had trade value was based on the fact that they were both easily replaced while giving us solid ML pitching (or top pitching prospects). Schwarber always has been the epitome of a DH in a league that doesn't use a DH. Russell's obvious r...
by Cubswin11
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others
Replies: 517
Views: 59725

Re: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others

Imagine if our offense was so fortunate to have *checks notes* the Reds pitching
by Cubswin11
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 507
Views: 56712

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

That, and it applies potentially to multiple guys on the team. I get the video game appeal of fielding a team of almost nothing but homegrown stud bats, but that's not something likely to pan out, and it's not like the pitching issues were ever going to be something to take them by surprise with th...
by Cubswin11
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 507
Views: 56712

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

I'm not angry at him; I'm annoyed with the FO. Or for not trading him when his value was high? That, and it applies potentially to multiple guys on the team. I get the video game appeal of fielding a team of almost nothing but homegrown stud bats, but that's not something likely to pan out, and it'...
by Cubswin11
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 507
Views: 56712

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Sammy Sofa wrote:I'm not angry at him; I'm annoyed with the FO.

In fairness to the FO, if he doesn’t blow out his knee in a fluke play and could’ve stayed catching (like he was drafted to) even just ~55 games a year the bat is a lot more valuable and his overall outcome is better.
by Cubswin11
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5757
Views: 413313

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Andy wrote:Any reason we shouldn't be in on Blake Swihart after the Red Sox surprisingly DFA'd him? He has to be better than Taylor Davis at least, and we can't necessarily count on Caratini being as good as he was pre-wrist injury.

We absolutely should get him
by Cubswin11
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others
Replies: 517
Views: 59725

Re: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others

by Cubswin11
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread
Replies: 37
Views: 3030

Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Sammy Sofa wrote:What are Bryant's now, o wise Yoda Penis?

Barrel% 5%, exit velo 88.7 mph (surprised its this high) only two years higher were 89.3 and 89.6, launch angle is 11.6%
by Cubswin11
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 2258
Views: 96244

Re: Game of Thrones

As the R+L=J stuff circulated the last many years, and as it was coming in the show, I weirdly never considered the aspect that Sam brought up last night: what if Dany doesn't recognize Jon as the true heir to the Iron Throne? Is there potential for a head-to-head battle here? One of my buddies who...
by Cubswin11
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5757
Views: 413313

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

by Cubswin11
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5757
Views: 413313

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

This gives us a 32 games in 33 day stretch from May 14th through June 16 (1 off day on May 30th).
by Cubswin11
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 507
Views: 56712

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

I don't remember either (SHOCKING). But as with Bryant, historical injuries with the Cubs don't do much to make me feel better in terms of hoping they'll get better. I don’t think it came out until after the season but basically he was dealing with a back injury for a good amount of time and playin...
by Cubswin11
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 507
Views: 56712

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Second half of 2018 Kyle: .221 .323 .417 .740 BAbip: .272 tOPS+: 80 sOPS+: 103 wOBA: .304 wRC: 20 wRC+: 89 Take your pick. THE TREND OF STENCH CONTINUES. https://media.giphy.com/media/l2QZZOWmMM6tbBvFK/giphy.gif I don’t remember so that’s why I’m asking and not trying to make any sort of point but ...
by Cubswin11
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1573
Views: 138251

Re: Baez impresses Baez

by Cubswin11
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Caratini to IL; Taylor Davis up
Replies: 10
Views: 507

Re: Caratini to IL; Taylor Davis up

Amazing that Taylor Davis has stuck around pretty much because he had that stare at the camera shtick
by Cubswin11
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-11-19
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-11-19

Roederer didn’t play again tonight....
by Cubswin11
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Albie(s) Getting Paid
Replies: 23
Views: 618

Re: Albie(s) Getting Paid

His agent failed him if he thinks this is how it works

by Cubswin11
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Albie(s) Getting Paid
Replies: 23
Views: 618

Re: Albie(s) Getting Paid

HOT TAKE: Albies is cromulent and deserves a cromulent contract. I think he is quite average, I just don’t see the point in him doing this deal even if he is just adequate. It wouldn’t have been overly difficult for him to reach $35 mil just through arbitration years, especially with a rookie year ...

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