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by Gilby
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Terrible Umpires Thread
Replies: 107
Views: 16345

Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Sports fans are quite strange. The mentions in the Jesse Rogers tweet that quotes Joe are all people who sound like they're scared of being fined at a press conference and don't want to hear excuses, which Joe wasn't really making.

Umpires are TERRIBLE and it needs to be said.
by Gilby
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Kris Bryant is awesome and we were always right to love him
Replies: 90
Views: 9608

Re: Kris Bryant is awesome and we were always right to love him

Like of course Kris Bryant still plays catch with his dad in the street.
by Gilby
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Happ to AAA to Start Season
Replies: 39
Views: 2441

Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

Psst. Ian Happ isn't that good He’s been worth 3.3 WAR in two seasons he’s played as a 22 and 23 year old. He’s good, he needs to improve in areas but he’s good and given the options we have for the 12 position players to make the OD 25-man he deserves to be on it. I’m glad we’re making these guys ...
by Gilby
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 95504

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING

The AAA relievers are gonna need to learn to hit and play positions to be able to keep even half of them.
by Gilby
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Cubs Convention
Replies: 72
Views: 5206

Re: 2019 Cubs Convention

Watching some of the festivities last night on TV re-energized me. This is still a really deep and talented roster. But for the love of god can we address the bullpen even a little bit.
by Gilby
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 217133

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Now I wonder if the front office does regret Hamels. If they would've known the Harper and Machado market apparently doesn't seriously include the Yankees or Dodgers, I wonder if they proceed differently.
by Gilby
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Do you think Harper will sign with the Cubs this offseason?
Replies: 21
Views: 2251

Re: Do you think Harper will sign with the Cubs this offseason?

I'd lean no if I had to guess, but I think we're very much in it. For me, since the Yu signing last off-season, I kinda figured some money would need to be moved around to make Harper work. Now, I didn't expect the reports to be so dire, but I think a lot of people overestimate the difficulty in cle...
by Gilby
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 217133

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

The new Athletic Cubs podcast from Dec 7 was a depressing listen. Bruce Levine is like the only baseball writer giving the Cubs any shot at this. DiCaro and Bernstein are reputable, but Bryce signing here would really shock a whole bunch of people. I think the single piece of information I'm still m...
by Gilby
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 217133

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Both MLB Network and ESPN2 just had Harper segments and the Cubs weren't mentioned once. Charles the cat must be hanging out in different, totally real Las Vegas lobbies than the national writers.
by Gilby
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 95504

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

If we don't get Harper, I'd like to go all in with bullpen additions. That way when 6 of our relievers inevitably break down in September, we have more than one guy we can depend on.
by Gilby
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 217133

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I lose track of who is actually credible anymore but horsefeathers I eat it all up. Give me all the tweets.
by Gilby
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 217133

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Has that poster from pro sports daily who actually knows stuff said anything this offseason?
by Gilby
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Schwarber officially on trade block
Replies: 13
Views: 1859

Re: Schwarber officially on trade block

What a weird, obviously not totally accurate tweet.
by Gilby
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 217133

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Schwarber and Chatwood to the Rockies for Jon Gray
Quintana to the Braves for Fried+

leading to Harper signing with the Cubs by Wednesday
by Gilby
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 217133

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

As much of a worst case scenario the Chatwood signing was, and if moving him makes a significant difference, I still think that's doable. Between Happ, Schwarber, Almora, Amaya, Hoerner, there are enough interesting-ish pieces to attach to him. Fitting in a trade for a top end reliever becomes more ...
by Gilby
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 217133

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I wish Charles' claim to fame was something a little more obscure than Darvish so I could believe. Though I guess I don't remember when we were first linked to him publicly.
by Gilby
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 95504

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

I take back what I said earlier then. That'd be an outstanding move if possible
by Gilby
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 95504

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Feels like we're going to need to attach someone valuable to shed Chatwood in order to afford Harper and stay under the top tier, instead of just swapping bad contracts. But I guess who the hell even knows if the top tier is the actual limit.
by Gilby
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Maddoning
Replies: 312
Views: 23918

Re: It's Maddoning

Theo's in a bit of an extended slump when it comes to general decision making. The feeling around this team should be way more positive than it actually is right now.
by Gilby
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 217133

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

davell wrote:https://twitter.com/GDubCub/status/1059625595288481792?s=19M

This quote sure doesn't scream like we're going nuts this offseason.


I read that as "Heads will roll if we can't win after I add Bryce horsefeathering Harper to the middle of the order"
by Gilby
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 217133

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Theo's upping his chess game after watching the success Stearns has had over the past year
by Gilby
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 217133

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I'm really curious how many of these sources are basing this new information almost solely on the Cubs trading Smyly. Listening to the Sharma/Finfer/Greenberg pod, it felt like that's what those guys were doing at least.
by Gilby
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Realistic Trade Targets
Replies: 69
Views: 5520

Re: Realistic Trade Targets

I wouldn't trade Schwarber for Doolittle and would only consider Happ if they're desperate to move Chatwood and he gets attached. Giving up significant assets to go into a season with Morrow and Doolittle as your top two relievers is way too risky for me.
by Gilby
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Realistic Trade Targets
Replies: 69
Views: 5520

Re: Realistic Trade Targets

Get it done Theo
by Gilby
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Chili has gone bad
Replies: 113
Views: 11233

Re: Chili Davis out as hitting coach

Hinske is probably available. Wonder if they just give him a call.

Also is Manny still playing pro ball somewhere?

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