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by Duke Silver
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Manny Machado Thread
Replies: 426
Views: 30115

Re: The Manny Machado Thread

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/1019056122903318534?s=21


Surely this guy I've never heard of has similar trade value to Russell + Happ + + ?
by Duke Silver
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2283
Views: 146219

Re: The Cardinals

"It's easy to paint the Cardinals roster as mediocre, but if you look at their 131-125 record since the start of last year then it's easy to see this is true."
by Duke Silver
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3603
Views: 194673

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Shame on the Cubs for not developing a teenage Ian Happ when he was *checks notes* playing in high school and college.
by Duke Silver
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 2407
Views: 111259

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

by Duke Silver
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2283
Views: 146219

Re: The Cardinals

cl smooth wrote:What’s the deal with Cardinal fans saying The Athletic story from a week or two ago was fabricated?


From what I understand, Matheny said the story was fabricated and then Mark Saxon, the author of the piece, played audio of Matheny saying those quotes on a radio show.
by Duke Silver
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2283
Views: 146219

Re: The Cardinals

by Duke Silver
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2283
Views: 146219

Re: The Cardinals

Congratulations are in order for Mike Matheny setting a franchise record by spending 16 years in the organization without killing himself while drunk driving.
by Duke Silver
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2283
Views: 146219

Re: The Cardinals

Remember when they gave him an extension the day after we won the World Series?
by Duke Silver
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 158
Views: 10856

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Cubswin11 wrote:I liked Kirby Yates as a target and even more now after seeing him pitch after last night. We should take him back with us after the trip to SD. Would think he wouldn’t take more than like Underwood and Short.


Trading Javy's replacement for a relief pitcher? I think not.
by Duke Silver
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-12-18
Replies: 15
Views: 568

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-12-18

Faustino Carrera gave up a homer.

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by Duke Silver
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread
Replies: 230
Views: 21046

Re: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread

xWOBA by year: 2015 - .382 2016 - .366 2017 - .400 2018 - .374 Average exit velocity: 2015 - 88.4 mph 2016 - 88.9 mph 2017 - 88.0 mph 2018 - 90.1 mph And as Cubswin11 said, all his peripheral stats look fine. His batted ball profile is the same. His contact% and swing% numbers are the same. His BB%...
by Duke Silver
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4860
Views: 272584

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Obviously I'd rather he pitched better and deeper into games. But, hell, Jake was done by the end of the season in 2015, too. He used everything he had left in the tank in the Wild Card Game and had nothing left and wasn't effective in the NLDS and NLCS. I'd much rather have Q giving us 6 quality in...
by Duke Silver
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4860
Views: 272584

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Are Q and Hendricks fixed now? I'm being way too picky about Quintana but I'd like to see him pitch deeper into games. He's only pitched more than 6 innings twice in 18 starts this year. I dunno maybe part of it is intentional by the Cubs...it looks like he only threw 86 pitches yesterday. Probably...
by Duke Silver
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2018 HR Derby {Discussion & Transaction Thread}
Replies: 192
Views: 11615

Re: 2018 HR Derby {Discussion & Transaction Thread}

Drop Yoenis Cespedes and add Jesus Aguilar.
by Duke Silver
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 2018 All Star Game
Replies: 59
Views: 1996

Re: 2018 All Star Game

I want Javy to dong in this thing so bad. Maybe make a Javy Play on defense and win MVP too.
by Duke Silver
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread
Replies: 230
Views: 21046

Re: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread

I think this is the rare case where the eye test and the stats don't match up. "Unlucky in BABIP" is him constantly grounding into the shift and popping balls up into the infield. I'd be curious how those numbers break down by month, as he has looked terrible more often than not in the la...
by Duke Silver
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread
Replies: 230
Views: 21046

Re: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread

I think this is the rare case where the eye test and the stats don't match up. "Unlucky in BABIP" is him constantly grounding into the shift and popping balls up into the infield. I'd be curious how those numbers break down by month, as he has looked terrible more often than not in the la...
by Duke Silver
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread
Replies: 230
Views: 21046

Re: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread

I think this is the rare case where the eye test and the stats don't match up. "Unlucky in BABIP" is him constantly grounding into the shift and popping balls up into the infield. I'd be curious how those numbers break down by month, as he has looked terrible more often than not in the la...
by Duke Silver
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread
Replies: 230
Views: 21046

Re: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread

Everything he’s doing looks in line with his last few years and even some encouraging things. His K rate is at an all time low, his BB rate is around career norms, his LD % is at an all time high, his GB % is lower than any year since 2015 (and below his career rate), his FB % is a tick down but no...
by Duke Silver
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Albert Amora Jr
Replies: 51
Views: 1412

Re: Albert Amora Jr

It's possible I'm making this up, but I believe xwOBA is at best not predictive and at worst not very useful at all because its inputs are pretty imprecise. I seem to recall some chatter on Effectively Wild about this recently. There was an article at BP recently that showed xStats are about as pre...
by Duke Silver
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1158
Views: 79712

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Baez is an All-Star starter. It is amazing to me that he is getting a ton of grief on this when Bryce Harper is on the team. Do people even look at at statistics? Is he? He’s 0.2 WAR behind Albies with 76 less plate appearances. And he can play SS and 3B. Hardly an outrageous decision by the fans. ...
by Duke Silver
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Jagoff About Willson Contreras Here, You Lazy Jerkoffs
Replies: 184
Views: 14981

Re: Jagoff About Willson Contreras Here, You Lazy Jerkoffs

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:disagree


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by Duke Silver
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Jagoff About Willson Contreras Here, You Lazy Jerkoffs
Replies: 184
Views: 14981

Re: Jagoff About Willson Contreras Here, You Lazy Jerkoffs

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:Starting catcher in the ASG


who is


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by Duke Silver
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Which Crazy Surprise Things Will Happen?
Replies: 59
Views: 4546

Re: Which Crazy Surprise Things Will Happen?

Is it too late to change my pick from "Chatwood has the best ERA on the staff" to "Javy somehow wins MVP?"

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