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by Duke Silver
Wed May 24, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-23-17
Replies: 14
Views: 401

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-23-17

I really don't have any expectations or high hopes on Duncan Robinson. He's the type of arm that, to me, has to prove it each step up the ladder, however fair or unfair that may be, as it was with Kyle Hendricks for me. That said ... a strike-throwing older college arm who, if the old reports still...
by Duke Silver
Wed May 24, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 91
Views: 3136

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

I'll take one more Jon Lester, please.
by Duke Silver
Tue May 23, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Sports Media Thread
Replies: 595
Views: 19567

Re: Sports Media Thread

Mariotti's twitter feed is the saddest thing ever. He posts links to his podcast everyday and practically all of them have no likes, retweets, or replies.
by Duke Silver
Tue May 23, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 13266
Views: 335015

Re: Politics & Current Events

Banedon wrote:Hannity was tweeting about that up until 5 min before they printed that retraction, btw.


by Duke Silver
Tue May 23, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Des Moines shuttle
Replies: 40
Views: 2068

Re: The Des Moines shuttle

This is getting pretty funny. But it's actually been a big help with the rotation struggles and some extra-inning affairs and double headers.
by Duke Silver
Tue May 23, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-22-17
Replies: 23
Views: 665

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-22-17

I should mention that Pereda only reminds me of Willson because they look similar behind the plate. He definitely doesn't have that kind of athleticism and doesn't play with the same kind of passion, not to mention the differences with the bat.
by Duke Silver
Tue May 23, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-22-17
Replies: 23
Views: 665

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-22-17

I wish I could see Vlad Jr. some more, though. He's mesmerizing. And it's freaky how much he's like his dad. It's hard to wrap my mind around a Vladimir Guerrero clone that is patient at the plate.
by Duke Silver
Tue May 23, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-22-17
Replies: 23
Views: 665

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-22-17

I forgot to mention about the South Bend game I went to on Friday. Pereda was catching and he looked good behind the plate. He's got a lot of tools and some sneaky athleticism. He reminds me a little of Willson. He's got a freaking cannon. He threw behind a runner at second, and, though he didn't ge...
by Duke Silver
Tue May 23, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-22-17
Replies: 23
Views: 665

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-22-17

Zagunis started out the season slow (.474 OPS in first 12 games) but since 4/20 he's been real good. .318/.468/.600 with 6 HRs in 109 PAs. 18% BB vs 22% K .464 wOBA. I'm not sure how much to believe FG's MiLB batted ball stuff, but on the year he's sporting by far the highest fly ball rate of his c...
by Duke Silver
Mon May 22, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 13266
Views: 335015

Re: Politics & Current Events

So my sister was one of the Notre Dame graduates who walked out on Pence yesterday. the collective boomer minor meltdown over this has been a real treat to behold "these whiners won't be able to cut it in the real world!" um yeah what can you really do with a degree from ND anyway If you ...
by Duke Silver
Mon May 22, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Stats and Context
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Stats and Context

One of the things I still look for with pitchers (that started back in the Sunday sports section minor league reports days) was less hits than innings pitched (preferably a lot less), more than a K per inning and at least a 3-to-1 K to BB ratio. (That's changing a bit now, though, as the Cubs in pa...
by Duke Silver
Mon May 22, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 13266
Views: 335015

Re: Politics & Current Events

So my sister was one of the Notre Dame graduates who walked out on Pence yesterday. the collective boomer minor meltdown over this has been a real treat to behold "these whiners won't be able to cut it in the real world!" um yeah what can you really do with a degree from ND anyway I'm inc...
by Duke Silver
Mon May 22, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 13266
Views: 335015

Re: Politics & Current Events

So my sister was one of the Notre Dame graduates who walked out on Pence yesterday.
by Duke Silver
Sun May 21, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-20-17
Replies: 20
Views: 417

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-20-17

So Justin Grimm sucks.
by Duke Silver
Sat May 20, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 2638
Views: 119013

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:You really gotta scour the average exit velocity leaderboard to find any Cubs


Of 272 players with 200 batted balls last year, no Cub ranked above #100 in average exit velocity, and they won 103 games.
by Duke Silver
Fri May 19, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-19-17
Replies: 26
Views: 471

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-19-17

I'll be at the South Bend game tonight.
by Duke Silver
Fri May 19, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's HAPPening!
Replies: 60
Views: 1908

Re: It's HAPPening!

We could just send Happ back to the minors, where he had a .733 OPS in AA last year. It's not like he's going Trout right now. He looks kinda shaky in the outfield himself. He's made contact on like 55% of his swings, and one of his home runs was a fly out on any other night of the year. He's played...
by Duke Silver
Fri May 19, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's HAPPening!
Replies: 60
Views: 1908

Re: It's HAPPening!

There is a 0% chance Schwarber gets sent down.
by Duke Silver
Thu May 18, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's HAPPening!
Replies: 60
Views: 1908

Re: It's HAPPening!

I still don't know what to think. I never thought he'd have a serious role on this team, barring injury. So I'm not sure how to proceed. But I'm afraid he will strike out too much to be too much of an asset, if he's mainly playing a corner outfield spot.
by Duke Silver
Thu May 18, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 8845

Re: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

FWIW, DRS had Schwarber at -5 since about the 7th game of the season, and has barely fluctuated since. It seemed way out of whack to me early on. I'd say it's still too early to tell, but I think he's somewhere in between the two. BP's FRAA has him at -2. Splitting the difference between them has hi...
by Duke Silver
Thu May 18, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 5/17 Minor League Discussion and Boxes
Replies: 34
Views: 801

Re: 5/17 Minor League Discussion and Boxes

DJ Wilson has a 37.6% K rate right now. That's insane. It was 20.4% last year, so I guess he's working on something different? Because that's a ridiculous jump in going from short season to A Ball. Duke, did you notice anything interesting about his swing? I didn't notice much. I couldn't tell if t...
by Duke Silver
Wed May 17, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 8845

Re: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Banedon wrote:https://twitter.com/CTowersCBS/status/864927303926775808


Spoken like someone unaware of the curse.
by Duke Silver
Wed May 17, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 2638
Views: 119013

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I'm cautiously optimistic with Happ, which is a lot more than I've ever been with him. His swing-and-miss tendencies have always scared the crap out of me, like they do with any low-contact minor leaguer. But, I'm willing to buy into the idea that he's made adjustments, since he's hit for power in S...
by Duke Silver
Wed May 17, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's HAPPening!
Replies: 60
Views: 1908

Re: It's HAPPening!

Theo: "If you want to stay up with us, someone's gonna have to go on the bereavement list, Ian."

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