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by Duke Silver
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Spring Training Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 2736

Re: The Spring Training Thread

Javy, when he saw KB walk out onto the field:

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by Duke Silver
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Spring Training Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 2736

Re: The Spring Training Thread

Always a tough time of the year for Javy, having to meet all 24 of his new teammates.
by Duke Silver
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives
Replies: 418
Views: 11392

Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Miguel Montero being traded months after producing two of the biggest moments in franchise history because he five-hopped 6 throws to second is one of the funniest things ever.

Anyway, no, I don't even remotely care what the time to home is for the SP with the best K/9 in the history of baseball.
by Duke Silver
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Sports Media Thread
Replies: 1024
Views: 38749

Re: Sports Media Thread

yeah he's mostly good, but i've been just a bit annoyed with some of his writing lately too. his "who's going to lead the clubhouse now that jon jay, jake arrieta and wade davis are gone" article was pretty silly to me. Which of the 16 World Champions are going to lead the clubhouse now t...
by Duke Silver
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Offseason Transactions
Replies: 396
Views: 25682

Re: Offseason Transactions

Not that this has anything to do with that tweet, but I can't see Matthew Trueblood's name without thinking about him writing this in June of Kris Bryant's MVP season: Bryant has been better; there’s no disputing that. Some trend lines favor Piscotty, though. For instance, he’s been the better hitte...
by Duke Silver
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: No more Kato
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: No more Kato

soccer10k wrote:I thought this was going to be about Kato Kaelin quitting Twitter or getting booted off for something.


Fangraphs should hire Kato to rate prospects on a scale of "GARBAGE" to "FN SUCK."
by Duke Silver
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 2973
Views: 139641

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

They were only $400,000 apart $6.5 vs $6.9 million, why not just settle and give him the $ 6 . 9 and be nice about it? He's the only cornerstone building block they have, why do something so nominal to piss him off and have a malcontent on the team all year and in future negotiations/dealings? Nice.
by Duke Silver
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 15731

Re: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread

careful I'm not saying he's perfect. I don't think anyone is. I've certainly done things that would disgust a lot of people. But he does a lot of great things for kids. He's an inspiration for a lot of people that have went through what he has. He seems to have a zest for life. And, as far as we kn...
by Duke Silver
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Which Crazy Surprise Things Will Happen?
Replies: 35
Views: 498

Re: Which Crazy Surprise Things Will Happen?

Also, I am envisioning all three of these happening:

Darvish is top 2 in Cy Young, Chatwood has the best ERA on the staff, and Lester has the best fWAR on the staff. God-mode Cubs. 125 wins.
by Duke Silver
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Which Crazy Surprise Things Will Happen?
Replies: 35
Views: 498

Re: Which Crazy Surprise Things Will Happen?

I'm glad you gave the Chatwood option so I didn't have to write it in.
by Duke Silver
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 15731

Re: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread

Any time one of our players does something bad, I'm just going to plug my ears and pretend like Anthony is the only person on the team. I would be devastated to find out otherwise -- and I'm usually not deluded into thinking the best of athletes, or people, in general -- but Anthony genuinely seems...
by Duke Silver
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 15731

Re: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread

Any time one of our players does something bad, I'm just going to plug my ears and pretend like Anthony is the only person on the team. I would be devastated to find out otherwise -- and I'm usually not deluded into thinking the best of athletes, or people, in general -- but Anthony genuinely seems ...
by Duke Silver
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 20674
Views: 630079

Re: Politics & Current Events

CubinNY wrote:I have more faith in our elected leaders, even Republicans. If they let truly criminal activity pass, then our democracy is lost. I mean it’s over.

They can’t let that happen. It will cause a global financial catastrophe.


Welcome to 2018.
by Duke Silver
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives
Replies: 418
Views: 11392

Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

*A sober Theo shows up on Opening Day, fresh off another bender*

"Holy horsefeathers, we got Yu Darvish?!"
by Duke Silver
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives
Replies: 418
Views: 11392

Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

David wrote:


*Chris Gimenez is carried off the field after the 2019 World Series*
by Duke Silver
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 2973
Views: 139641

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

David wrote:Angel Guzman...we'll have two Mark Priors!

And baby (or two years older than a baby) Pedro in Juan Cruz


I was a huge sucker for Juan Cruz.
by Duke Silver
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Breaking Balls
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Breaking Balls

jersey cubs fan wrote:Who's wants to be 300?



Usually I just like your good cross-posts on here, but I'll give this one a click-through.
by Duke Silver
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's HAPPening!
Replies: 117
Views: 7197

Re: It's HAPPening!

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing."
by Duke Silver
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4178
Views: 202241

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Tied for second behind 2019.
by Duke Silver
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: #NotAllPitchers
Replies: 508
Views: 27164

Re: #NotAllPitchers

It's only fitting that the last post in this thread, before the off-season, was about the Mets and that this year's first post was also about the Mets.
by Duke Silver
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates
Replies: 151
Views: 5141

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

The funniest thing about that tweet is the $90 million part. So for the two years that have been completed, the Cubs spent about $50 million more on their 25-man opening day roster, according to Cot's. The 40-man year-end rank is a lot closer -- around $25 million difference. I'm not sure where the ...
by Duke Silver
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates
Replies: 151
Views: 5141

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

This guy continues to show his ass on twitter. He's so bitter.

by Duke Silver
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Offseason Rumors
Replies: 310
Views: 19358

Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

That was probably just PTR calling to ask Jay to return any Cubs apparel he still had.
by Duke Silver
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives
Replies: 418
Views: 11392

Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

They should have added Randal Grichuk instead of Yelich.
by Duke Silver
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4178
Views: 202241

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

treebird wrote:
Duke Silver wrote:
David wrote:My God just look at our freaking roster.


Theo's out here opening windows back up for us:

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this is what happens when you fight a theo in free agency


Is this your ZiPS projection, David?

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