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by Bryant's Disco Ball
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 268
Views: 14916

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

That’s just silly. At some point the payroll starts to add up. Sure but more important is the money hasn’t run out. Boohoo the team’s breaking a sweat to the best record in the NL with these three burdens Spoken like a man whose money isn't actually being spent. I hope we get Harper, but man, that ...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 268
Views: 14916

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Little Slide Rooter wrote:
Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:
TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:
heyward/darvish/chatwood is what, $300 million wasted? What a world.


It actually makes me wonder if they have the stomach to even sign a Harper this offseason.


That’s just silly.


At some point the payroll starts to add up.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 268
Views: 14916

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Chatwood - definitely Darvish - probably just because so much of the perceived value is tied to the first couple seasons Morrow - eh, maybe. It’s not too unexpected though and he’s excellent when out there Cishek - sign 5 of him Don't forget Duensing. ETA: Can't imagine it's only a probably on Darv...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 268
Views: 14916

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Man this offseason was just ... it's crazy, out of all the FA signings made by this front office, what percentage of them would they leap at the chance to reverse? Chatwood - definitely Darvish - probably just because so much of the perceived value is tied to the first couple seasons Morrow - eh, m...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Monty to DL
Replies: 18
Views: 472

Re: Monty to DL

Banedon wrote:


I totally remember when Morrow said the same thing.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 506
Views: 41129

Re: Addison Russell

I for sure, no joke, think Addison Russell is a really bad offensive player and I think he's only getting worse. If he ever gets his slugging percentage near .400 maybe I will think he's average. ETA: He has seven XBH since July 1 and two total in his last 25 games. He doesn't have one this month. H...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 506
Views: 41129

Re: Addison Russell

Learned last week he is better than league average for shortstops or something.

Don't care. He sucks. Should have traded him for Machado.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 7988

Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Still can’t believe some of you have doubts about him being a star.

This is just the start.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 7988

Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Also, screw everybody for talking about this in the David Bote thread. Very disrespectful to a future Hall of Famer.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 7988

Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Russell is at a 93 wRC+ this season. So, higher than that career number mentioned earlier. I don't get how any of this works. The dude sucks on offense this season, right? Anybody slugging .374 has to suck on offense. Alcides Escobar has a career OBP of .291. They aren't in the same conversation. R...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 7988

Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Alcides Escobar has a career wRC+ of 69, while Russell is at 91. That's an even bigger difference than 2017 and 2018 Anthony Rizzo. I think you might be underrating Russell's bat just a tad. What is Russell these days? I assume that takes in account his first season? Because he's gotten much more w...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 7988

Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

I'd love to see a list of such guys. Just go find the next Nick Ahmed or a younger version of Alcides Escobar and bat them ninth. Alcides Escobar has a career wRC+ of 69, while Russell is at 91. That's an even bigger difference than 2017 and 2018 Anthony Rizzo. I think you might be underrating Russ...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 7988

Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Russell is an above average everyday player who is 24. He isn't crappy. That's a laughable package for Trout, but he isn't crappy. Russell is about to start getting expensive and plays great defense and doesn't do horsefeathers on offense. I can find that guy a ton cheaper and get value for a guy t...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 7988

Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Russell, Happ, Almora and prospects for Mike Trout? Cmon guys Yeah, that might not even get half of Trout. Why would a team trade the best player of this generation for a crappy Russell, crappy Almora, Happ and some not top-5 MLB prospects? Russell is an above average everyday player who is 24. He ...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 7988

Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

JennieGarthAlgar wrote:Russell, Happ, Almora and prospects for Mike Trout? Cmon guys


Yeah, that might not even get half of Trout.

Why would a team trade the best player of this generation for a crappy Russell, crappy Almora, Happ and some not top-5 MLB prospects?
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 614
Views: 29632

Re: Regular Season Rumors

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/1023963859873357824 Alos, that sounds suspiciously like a Heyman CYA tweet. I bet the Cubs and several other teams are in the same demographic. Yeah, this feels like one of those instances in which he was talking to somebody in the industry who brought this ...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 268
Views: 14916

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Cubswin11 wrote:
MarkR wrote:Seriously. He needs to retire. Don't want to deal with this horsefeathers for 5 more years.

Seriously he’s winning playoff games for us


You sneaky bastard. You didn’t specify which year.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 268
Views: 14916

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Gil Meche actually did that a while back, retiring and giving up like $12 million.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 268
Views: 14916

Re: RE: Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Irrelevant Dude wrote:
Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:
TMan92 wrote:I don’t see any reason why he wouldn’t be ok.


I really hope you are correct

I think you missed that reference :)


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Oops. Haha.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 268
Views: 14916

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

TMan92 wrote:I don’t see any reason why he wouldn’t be ok.


I really hope you are correct, but I'd still be surprised if he pitches again this season.

ETA: I'm just not at all confident he's going to get through these side sessions and then also not feel any pain during his rehab starts.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 614
Views: 29632

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Lol the Cardinals are releasing Greg Holland. Get him, Theo. I’m only mostly joking. Would love to see him succeed with the Cubs after imploding with the Cards. I’m sure he won’t drop to us though, and I’m not sure where he’d fit on the roster. He's not going to be claimed, I can't imagine, so he w...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Cole Hamels for Eddie Butler, Rollie Lacy & PTBNL
Replies: 109
Views: 5964

Re: Sources: Cubs have a deal in place for Cole Hamels

Irrelevant Dude wrote:What would this mean for the luxury tax this year? Does it likely put the Cubs over?

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Sounds like we are $14 million under and we are taking on about $4 million, so still sitting good.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Cole Hamels for Eddie Butler, Rollie Lacy & PTBNL
Replies: 109
Views: 5964

Re: Sources: Cubs have a deal in place for Cole Hamels

Brian wrote:He's got a kind of an annoying 6 million dollar buyout (on a 20 million dollar option) next year, but I guess if the plan is to blow by the luxury tax it doesn't really matter.


I have a feeling the Rangers will be paying that buyout.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Cole Hamels for Eddie Butler, Rollie Lacy & PTBNL
Replies: 109
Views: 5964

Re: Cole Hamels

CAVEAT: I know this probably isn't a real thing. But. Hamels strikes me as the kinda guy who has been more or less playing out the string down in Texas. They haven't been in contention in forever, he got his big contract, etc. Bring him to a playoff team, give him a shot at cracking an October rota...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 7988

Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Assuming it's not a career altering injury, KB getting hurt for a while will end up being a blessing in disguise. We would have totally traded Bote for a rental.

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