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by Agony and Ivy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 903
Views: 42112

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

davell wrote:
Padres- They got nothing.



I'd love Dinelson Lamet, but he's not going anywhere.
by Agony and Ivy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 903
Views: 42112

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

2 of Almora/Schwarber/Happ, Monty and a combo of the following guys; Zagunis, Zas, Albertos, Caritini, Tseng, De La Cruz for Betts or Benintendi (lead off hitter), Price (Red Sox throw in ~$50 mil of remaining ~$150) and Eduardo Rodriguez. Who says no? Red Sox. In terms of real life, much as i've p...
by Agony and Ivy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: John Mallee
Replies: 143
Views: 2420

Re: John Mallee

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:I BET I MAKE THE BEST MEATBALLS!


I make a pretty solid meatball too. I smell an NSBB meatball cook-off fundraiser!
by Agony and Ivy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: John Mallee
Replies: 143
Views: 2420

Re: John Mallee

Haha. Ok guys. See you later. You guys don’t know me at all. Yeah I don’t jerk off to baseball prospectus. Hey I have a demanding day job. . But I can assure you I’m not a meatball. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’m way more successful than all you guys. And smarter. Because I wouldn’t go calling people...
by Agony and Ivy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: John Mallee
Replies: 143
Views: 2420

Re: John Mallee

Kris Bryant is a damn near perfect player offensively This is where we disagree. He's not. And as good as he is, he has flaws and he can get better. As many 24-25 year olds do. Even Barry Bonds or Mike Trout. And I'm not sure coaching is the answer. But how are you guys so sure coaching isn't the a...
by Agony and Ivy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: John Mallee
Replies: 143
Views: 2420

Re: John Mallee

Harping on Bryant's hangup sometimes when it comes to changeups like it's something that a different hitting coach would address makes no sense. Like, it seems to be complaining like the Cubs haven't noticed this, or likely haven't tried any number of approaches to improve Bryant's approach in that...
by Agony and Ivy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: John Mallee
Replies: 143
Views: 2420

Re: John Mallee

David wrote:i don't know how some of you guys have the energy to respond to these meatball opinions with walls of text anymore

hell, i don't even have the energy to do what cubsclapp/blogfines does on twitter


I was bored tonight. Usually I can't take it and what Clapp does on Twitter is the lord's work.
by Agony and Ivy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: John Mallee
Replies: 143
Views: 2420

Re: John Mallee

I completely understand the random nature of baseball and the crapshoot of the playoffs. But I'm open minded to the fact that there might be ways to improve performance in the playoffs- high pressure situations against better pitchers. I don't completely discount the possibility that "clutch&q...
by Agony and Ivy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: John Mallee
Replies: 143
Views: 2420

Re: John Mallee

Let's put it this way: Can you name someone you think would be better than Mallee? What do you think is wrong with the approach that can be improved? It seems to me that they guess or predetermine if they will swing too much. I see the approach the hitters take, and I see room for improvement. They...
by Agony and Ivy
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Chris Bosio Fired
Replies: 78
Views: 2136

Re: Chris Bosio Fired

Not a fan of this move at all and seems like a knee jerk reaction to the October pen issues.
by Agony and Ivy
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3720
Views: 170951

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Brian wrote:I was more bummed they didn't have audio from inside Theo's box during Game 6

edit - ok I see what you mean, this fake radio stuff is bad


But now they’re using Buck and Pat etc. it’s weird.
by Agony and Ivy
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3720
Views: 170951

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

So I stumbled on the Pearl Jam Wrigley Field concert film playing on Fox Sports 1 right now, there's some really cool Cubs stuff from what I've seen so far, and Theo got an nice section. How awful is the after the fact fake radio calls of the NLCS? I’ve heard “the final out” already and it’s an abo...
by Agony and Ivy
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 208
Views: 13563

Re: Re:

I don't think it is laziness. He just doesn't read the ball well or see it some times. If you watch the play again, you can clearly see him jogging before he realizes he is out of position and he tries to sprint to the ball. He routinely does this. Some of his more "spectacular" catches w...
by Agony and Ivy
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 208
Views: 13563

Re: Re:

The Thing is a DH. I think yesterday’s error punctuated the need for him to be moved sooner rather than later. Happ becomes the everyday LF next year. nah, it was a bad play, but nothing worse than some other "great" left fielders have made. He'll be a DH on the downhill side of his caree...
by Agony and Ivy
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: International shenanigans in Atlanta?
Replies: 23
Views: 718

Re: International shenanigans in Atlanta?

jersey cubs fan wrote:https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/914899409732882434


Just for the sheer spectacle of it all I want this to somehow turn Acuna into a free agent.
by Agony and Ivy
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3720
Views: 170951

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Where is Duke’s post where he promised 92 wins? It was at the height of the closet vaunted Brewers fans ceding the division. Fueled by a Mad Men gif rampage, the Cubs will dominate their foes in the second half, while single-handedly destroying all hope the Brewers and Cardinals have of making the ...
by Agony and Ivy
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3720
Views: 170951

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Where is Duke’s post where he promised 92 wins? It was at the height of the closet vaunted Brewers fans ceding the division.
by Agony and Ivy
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals
Replies: 296
Views: 10428

Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Here's what I figure for the playoff rosters: Locks (19): Starters (4): Arrieta, Hendricks, Lester, Quintana Relievers (4): Davis, Edwards, Montgomery, Strop Lineup (11): Bryant, Rizzo, Baez, Russell, Contreras, Heyward, Schwarber, Happ, Zobrist, Jay, Avila Decisions: - Another lefty reliever is re...
by Agony and Ivy
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals
Replies: 296
Views: 10428

Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Here's what I figure for the playoff rosters: Locks (19): Starters (4): Arrieta, Hendricks, Lester, Quintana Relievers (4): Davis, Edwards, Montgomery, Strop Lineup (11): Bryant, Rizzo, Baez, Russell, Contreras, Heyward, Schwarber, Happ, Zobrist, Jay, Avila Decisions: - Another lefty reliever is re...
by Agony and Ivy
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals
Replies: 296
Views: 10428

Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

I know in a 5-game series it's the usual, "the team that takes game 1 usually wins it," but I think that's especially critical here. Not because they're in DC, but because this is a Dusty team; get them immediately on the ropes right away and encourage Dusty to be at his Dustiest as he pa...
by Agony and Ivy
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: BA's Top Prospects by League
Replies: 21
Views: 1308

Re: BA's Top Prospects by League

Carolina League top 20 is out. Eloy was number 1, Adbert Alzolay was number 16: 16. Adbert Alzolay, RHP, Myrtle Beach (Cubs) Age: 22 B-T: R-R Ht.: 6-0 Wt.: 179 Signed: Venezuela, 2012 An under-the-radar signing out of Venezuela in 2013, Alzolay has improved his delivery and rhythm over the past two...
by Agony and Ivy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1977
Views: 104261

Re: The Cardinals

Derrick Goold made a thing out of it too... Throughout the series, the Cardinals had reminded the home-plate umpires that they “had to have the plate” with Rizzo at bat. Rizzo, the notorious HBP, is famous for leaning over the plate, and he has the bruises and league-leading 23 hit by pitches to pr...
by Agony and Ivy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani
Replies: 283
Views: 19182

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

Unless there's a clever way to circumvent the rules, he will not be playing in the MLB. Nobody is dumb enough to leave 9 figures on the table over 2 years. He's coming over. Also, no team will have more than $3.5m to offer him as a signing bonus, so this really isn't about money . Um yeah. I'll bel...
by Agony and Ivy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani
Replies: 283
Views: 19182

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

LeonDurham wrote:Unless there's a clever way to circumvent the rules, he will not be playing in the MLB. Nobody is dumb enough to leave 9 figures on the table over 2 years.


He's coming over. Also, no team will have more than $3.5m to offer him as a signing bonus, so this really isn't about money.
by Agony and Ivy
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3720
Views: 170951

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

http://www.espn.com/blog/chicago/cubs/post/_/id/45667/an-outside-the-box-lineup-to-fix-the-cubs-stagnant-offense I actually really like Jesse Rogers' suggestion for a Cubs lineup moving forward (other than the 6 hitter) Bryant Zobrist Rizzo Contreras Baez Heyward Jay/Almora Pitcher Happ/Schwarber W...

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