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by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Is this 1969 All Over Again?
Replies: 27
Views: 961

Re: Is this 1969 All Over Again?

I don't think there are any comparisons. If I remember what I studied about that season, the Cubs had been good from the beginning of the season into the first couple days of September, then went into a long losing streak. If the Cubs don't win the division, I don't think people are going to think o...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: What do the Cubs do with Zobrist Next Year?
Replies: 13
Views: 695

Re: What do the Cubs do with Zobrist Next Year?

His big money is this season and next (16.5 per) and his final year goes down to 12.5. Let the World Series MVP ride it out with us.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 720
Views: 39326

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Apologize if this is a stupid question, but was it a blessing of sorts that Addy got hurt and allowed Javy to start every single day no matter the matchup? Did it help him emerge even more?
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 720
Views: 39326

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Javy seems to be the perfect guy to buy out his first few years of free agency. Seems like it could make sense on both sides.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Jon Lester Appreciation Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 4683

Re: Jon Lester Appreciation Thread

Some people are saying the Cubs expect him to miss 1-2 starts, others are still going off the 'rest of the regular season' report, and one of Barstool's guys said that Lester was supposed to have an MRI last night but then cancelled it. yeah, gonzales reported that they didn't expect him to miss mo...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3380
Views: 159371

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

of COURSE gordo is writing about this https://twitter.com/GDubCub/status/896199770250727424 Doesn't Avila have a decent arm? I mean, it's not like Willson's, but it's alright. It'd be a bit different if we were left with Caratini and Miggy. I think Avila is actually throwing out a higher percentage...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Jagoff About Willson Contreras Here, You Lazy Jerkoffs
Replies: 114
Views: 4650

Re: Jagoff About Willson Contreras Here, You Lazy Jerkoffs

I've never known what to take from timetables regarding hamstrings. Three to four weeks seems like it easily could move to five or six with a bunch of updates about how he's getting closer but still not there.

But if ends up being three to four, I'll take it.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is
Replies: 371
Views: 18966

Re: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is

I dont know about the RISP stuff, but the lack of power lately is directly tied to his pinky. That's something interesting to consider. I guess I'd buy it more if KB was hitting a bunch of dongs and then wasn't after the injury. But from May 22 to the injury on July 19, he had hit nine dongs during...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Darvish traded to Dodgers
Replies: 70
Views: 2751

Re: Darvish traded to Dodgers

I don't understand how you can watch baseball for most of your life and make claims like people have made about the Dodgers. This is a sport where bad teams win series against good teams constantly so to claim that a good team won't win a series against another good team is absurd. This is a sport ...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Darvish traded to Dodgers
Replies: 70
Views: 2751

Re: Darvish traded to Dodgers

JonJayCutler wrote:Yeah. An NLDS of Greinke, Ray, Godley, Walker, Greinke is more than capable of beating LA.


Technically It would more go Ray, Godley, Walker, Greinke, Ray.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Random In-season Musings and Rumors
Replies: 372
Views: 19726

Re: Random In-season Musings and Rumors

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:I guess one backup C is off the market because he got Mets-ed:



Wrong Rivera. The catcher is Rene.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 871
Views: 39487

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

The idea that we'd even think about giving anything up for relievers confuses the hell out of me Davis, CJ, Uehara, Strop, Rondon What exactly needs upgrading All true. Just trying to come up with a reason and it might be because of the unknown. After we got Chapman last season we seemed locked dow...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: JD Martinez to the DBacks
Replies: 11
Views: 666

Re: JD Martinez to the DBacks

Now that the Tigers are trading, we will have Avilis as our backup catcher soon.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Random In-season Musings and Rumors
Replies: 372
Views: 19726

Re: Random In-season Musings and Rumors

Tim wrote:A Britton/Davis back of the pen would be pretty amazing.


Having Edwards as a seventh inning guy would be pretty amazing, too.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Random In-season Musings and Rumors
Replies: 372
Views: 19726

Re: Random In-season Musings and Rumors

What would it take to get Britton 1 of Almora or Happ and Jeimer (potential Machado replacement) and some minor league fodder? I've seen Almora and Happ posted several times like they are in the same tier. I think Happ is for sure a tier above Almora. I'd give up Albert as the headliner for Britton...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Random In-season Musings and Rumors
Replies: 372
Views: 19726

Re: Random In-season Musings and Rumors

Britton seems to go against the way they view pitchers and health.

ETA: although they might view his ailments as a non-issue like they did Wade.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 273
Views: 9874

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

What should make him jealous way more than Eloy is the fact that we won the flipping World Series last year.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 273
Views: 9874

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

Post Count Padder wrote:Ervin Santana (who for some reason now follows me on Twitter) is a rental and playing for a team in a playoff hunt.


You and 191,000 others who aren't sure why.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 273
Views: 9874

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

So Arrieta and Lackey make about $31m this year and will be off the books. Quintana will make ~10m a year each of the next 3 years. Obviously we'd still need to fill a rotation spot but thats $21m in surplus funds for.....Harper? Where's the other 24m? Begging Heyward to be a good ex-teammate by op...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 273
Views: 9874

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
Little Slide Rooter wrote:Does this solidify The White Sox as the top farm system and us among the worst?


The Cubs can always rebuild their system by trading Wade Davis now.


I know this is a joke, but if they happen to fall out of the race, he actually will help to rebuild it.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 273
Views: 9874

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

Eloy likely was always going to get traded, either now or in the offseason. We needed to get a good pitcher under control at quality prices because there was no way we were going to give big money and years to two pitchers in the same year with Lester still on the books. Plus, I'd rather give the bi...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 871
Views: 39487

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

I feel like two different discussions are going on right here.

If the Cubs are four out in the loss column on July 31, they aren't trading Davis.

If the Cubs are eight or more out in the loss column on July 31, they sure as hell better trade Davis.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 871
Views: 39487

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

i don't doubt that they would reeeeeallly like to avoid large contracts for relievers, but i think the pitching situation is in such peril that they almost don't have much of a choice. they went with the all hitter approach to building the team, which is great, but it also meant they'd likely be in...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 871
Views: 39487

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

They are not going to trade Davis because they're 4 losses behind the Brewers at the all star break. I also don't really think they want to extend Davis. They paid a decent player cost for the right to pay Davis 10 million so clearly they aren't above having money invested in the bullpen, but they ...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 871
Views: 39487

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

they play the same position, so carl will still be in carl's spot he traded big assets for short term control of 2 different relievers recently. if he values elite relievers that much, i'd think any unease from a longer term version would be outweighed by the abundance of current payroll flexibilit...

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