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by Cubswin11
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Manny Machado Thread
Replies: 387
Views: 26263

Re: The Manny Machado Thread

I will admit to less than 100% rationality, but I would be bitterly disappointed with Machado. I don't believe in his bat, I don't believe in his glove, and adding him requires doing suboptimal things with other core players. Or let's put this another way, I expect Machado to be a .360ish wOBA guy ...
by Cubswin11
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Manny Machado Thread
Replies: 387
Views: 26263

Re: The Manny Machado Thread

I guess I'll ask it this way: is anyone here looking it as a "Harper or bust" kind of situation? Like, would it be a huge disappointment/downgrade to have to "settle" for Machado instead? I will admit to less than 100% rationality, but I would be bitterly disappointed with Macha...
by Cubswin11
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Manny Machado Thread
Replies: 387
Views: 26263

Re: The Manny Machado Thread

I mean, obviously I wouldn't be bummed if they signed Harper, but to my super dumb eye there doesn't seem to be this yawning gap of talent/value between the two that makes Harper such a slam dunk obvious choice over Machado (and it all hinges on most definitely NOT signing Machado with the idea of ...
by Cubswin11
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Manny Machado Thread
Replies: 387
Views: 26263

Re: The Manny Machado Thread

I mean, obviously I wouldn't be bummed if they signed Harper, but to my super dumb eye there doesn't seem to be this yawning gap of talent/value between the two that makes Harper such a slam dunk obvious choice over Machado (and it all hinges on most definitely NOT signing Machado with the idea of ...
by Cubswin11
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Manny Machado Thread
Replies: 387
Views: 26263

Re: The Manny Machado Thread

Sammy Sofa wrote:I still kinda would rather sign Machado for 3B and move Bryant to RF than sign Harper.

I’d rather have the guy who’s better at baseball
by Cubswin11
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Manny Machado Thread
Replies: 387
Views: 26263

Re: The Manny Machado Thread

It’s kind of weird that Machado is less valuable as a shortstop than as a 3rd baseman, but it looks like his defense there is just that bad. How is that weird? He’s moving from the 4th or 5th hardest position to the hardest/most valuable for defense and he’s failing miserable at it. He isn’t a SS a...
by Cubswin11
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4719
Views: 257857

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Random thought...I remember in the winter there was some talk from the Red Sox that Chili Davis had something to do with the team’s poor power numbers but dismissed it as stupid. But now more than 1/3 into the season I see this Boston HR 2017: 27 out of 30 HR 2018: 2 out of 30 SLG 2017: .407 SLG 20...
by Cubswin11
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 530
Views: 12460

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Thought for sure that guy would be an under slot
by Cubswin11
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4719
Views: 257857

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Assuming no other injuries I’d say I’m almost certain Monty will be back in his swing man role once Darvish is back. That’s where he’s most valuable. We have some long stretches of games in the 2nd half (and a double header or two) so it wouldn’t surprise me to see him get some more starts when the...
by Cubswin11
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4719
Views: 257857

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Assuming no other injuries I’d say I’m almost certain Monty will be back in his swing man role once Darvish is back. That’s where he’s most valuable. We have some long stretches of games in the 2nd half (and a double header or two) so it wouldn’t surprise me to see him get some more starts when the ...
by Cubswin11
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-12-18
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-12-18

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
davell wrote:Morfa dong


17-year old SS Nestor Heredia ($200k bonus) hit his first pro HR too.

WAVES
by Cubswin11
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 27
Views: 2548

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

by Cubswin11
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates
Replies: 366
Views: 29284

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Sorry guys, but we're about to be replaced atop the division power rankings because this guy has figured horsefeathers out. You must read the thread to appreciate how good this truly is. https://twitter.com/RedneckRedbirds/status/1006028609495056384 The Wong for Myers/Hand deal is almost as funny a...
by Cubswin11
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-11-18
Replies: 9
Views: 704

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-11-18

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:https://twitter.com/voiceofcohen/status/1006222974020673537?s=21

That’s the good stuff
by Cubswin11
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates
Replies: 366
Views: 29284

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

The_Achiever wrote:I think it's fair to question where the Cubs will be after the 2021 season with so many guys ending their contracts or team control then (including Theo I believe), but I am confident that the Cubs will make the necessary preparations.

You can say the same thing about every team 3-4+ years out
by Cubswin11
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Alzolay Out For the Season (Strained Lat)
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Alzolay Out Until At Least the Minor League All-Star Break

That’s fine, I guess. Only thing it really affects is his value if we were to try and use him to get something in a trade this year. Would think a winter league or AZ Fall League is potentially in play for him though to build up innings assuming he’s healthy the rest of the year when he comes back?
by Cubswin11
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates
Replies: 366
Views: 29284

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

We're probably going to have as many top 100 prospects as them too within a year.
by Cubswin11
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 36
Views: 4338

Re: Regular Season Rumors

I want Seth Lugo as a bullpen/swingman option. I also wouldn’t mind Gsellman but really like Lugo. Lugo is controlled through 2023, I’d trade Adbert + for him. Lugo’s basically what we want Adbert to turn in to and he’s controlled plenty long, I’d trade off the little more control of Adbert and a li...
by Cubswin11
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1033
Views: 70490

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Javier Baez, last 30 days, but not counting today’s 0-4 with 2k: 99pa, 30.3% k, 1.0% bb, 211/222/389, 57 wrc+ Yeah it’s time to go back to protecting him a bit vs certain types of pitchers and get him starts vs only favorable matchups to try and get him going again and also to give us the best chan...
by Cubswin11
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: #NotAllPitchers
Replies: 679
Views: 46201

Re: #NotAllPitchers

Syndergaard had a set back and isn’t starting Sunday now and Familia also went to the DL with a shoulder injury. Mets wouldn’t let the other pitcher injuries steal their shine today.
by Cubswin11
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 19658

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

He’s also rated out like complete dog horsefeathers on defense too
by Cubswin11
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 19658

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Good, I hope he keeps sucking so a team or 2 gets scared off and/or doesn’t offer as much. Also, keep being awesome Machado and let the big spenders be attracted to you. Please and thank you, we’ll take Bryce at a “discount.”
by Cubswin11
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: #NotAllPitchers
Replies: 679
Views: 46201

Re: #NotAllPitchers

Carlos Martinez also was throwing softer on purpose in his start last night because he feared he might re-injure himself and he didn't tell anyone but the Cardinals say they aren't worried..... This whole thing is weird. https://twitter.com/joetrezz/status/1004487208248758272?s=21 It is. Like what,...
by Cubswin11
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: #NotAllPitchers
Replies: 679
Views: 46201

Re: #NotAllPitchers

Carlos Martinez also was throwing softer on purpose in his start last night because he feared he might re-injure himself and he didn't tell anyone but the Cardinals say they aren't worried.....

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