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by Duke Silver
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 2722
Views: 127301

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

It's clearly Pat Venditte.
by Duke Silver
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Offseason Transactions
Replies: 190
Views: 10351

Re: Offseason Transactions

UMFan83 wrote:I definitely feel slightly less good about Harper


I'll worry more when Bryce renames his dog Dodger. But this is still kinda infuriating.
by Duke Silver
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 1847
Views: 72814

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

I quit smoking the day after the Cubs won the World Series.

I smoked 700 cigarettes the night before.
by Duke Silver
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: Tim's To Do List
Replies: 216
Views: 19019

Re: Tim's To Do List

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by Duke Silver
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Reliever Steve Cishek for 2/$13M
Replies: 56
Views: 1785

Re: Cubs Sign Reliever Steve Cishek

BigbadB wrote:In what realistic scenario does Heyward opt out?


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by Duke Silver
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Reliever Steve Cishek for 2/$13M
Replies: 56
Views: 1785

Re: Cubs Sign Reliever Steve Cishek

davell wrote:My guess is they'll still add a guy like Duke or Logan, if they're cheap.


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by Duke Silver
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 19322
Views: 567251

Re: Politics & Current Events

Fingers crossed that my internet provider will let me post Mad Men gifs in Game Threads.
by Duke Silver
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals
Replies: 68
Views: 2056

Re: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals

That's a good trade for the Cardinals. It's not going to matter. But a good trade, nonetheless.
by Duke Silver
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Smyly for the camera
Replies: 34
Views: 1115

Re: Smyly for the camera

I like it. Obviously the main issue is with luxury tax implications. But if we get anything out of him in the playoffs this year, this deal becomes a great value.
by Duke Silver
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 19322
Views: 567251

Re: Politics & Current Events

Holy hell, I don't believe it. Nice job, Alabama. Roll tide!

Hopefully this momentum keeps going into next year so I can continue to be less embarrassed by our country.
by Duke Silver
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Morrow for 2/$18 + $3M Buyout or $12M Option
Replies: 96
Views: 2617

Re: Cubs Close to Signing Morrow for 2 Years + Option

I like it. The years and $ are right. I'm not too worried about us loading up on guys with high upside that comes with questionable health and durability. We coasted to 92 wins and a division title after Eddie Butler made 11 starts last year. I'm not too worried about missed time dragging us down. G...
by Duke Silver
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread
Replies: 617
Views: 36201

Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

From 356 days ago:

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Duke Silver wrote:I can't wait to get excited about his 2017 off-season swing change.
by Duke Silver
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1163
Views: 47578

Re: Shohei Ohtani Signs with Angels

Cubswin11 wrote:


The Cardinals did the same thing in their pitch to Stanton:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpkuFZOftH0
by Duke Silver
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 9348

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

A no trade off season at this point..... Signings Cobb 4/72 Morrow 2/24 Rivera 1/3 McGee 2/14 Gregerson 1/5 Cahill 1/2.5 47.5 added to LT. Conceivably leaves you a little over 10 for in-season moves C Contreras, Rivera, Caratini 1B Rizzo 2B Baez La Stella SS Russell 3B Bryant LF Schwarber Zobrist, ...
by Duke Silver
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood for 3/$38M
Replies: 140
Views: 3215

Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood for 3/$38M

Banedon wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:


That's closer to knowing his name then Javy will ever get.


Javy must like fWAR more than bWAR.
by Duke Silver
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood for 3/$38M
Replies: 140
Views: 3215

Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood

Chatwood's also a Statcast darling Chatwood has elite curve spin, too. In 2017, there were 229 pitchers who threw 100 curves, and his spin rate of 2980 RPM was the fifth-highest, well above the Major League average of 2489 RPM, and just ahead of Morton himself (2874 RPM). He averaged 93.5 mph on hi...
by Duke Silver
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood for 3/$38M
Replies: 140
Views: 3215

Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood

Anyways, I know a lot of people liked him at least a little bit. Can those people go over why they like him? Career 4.58 FIP, 4.2 BB/9, 6.2 K/9 Mostly the home/road stuff you just posted. Coors is horrible to pitch in and it’s hard to take much away from why he struggled there. But he’s been great ...
by Duke Silver
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1163
Views: 47578

Re: The Cubs are a Finalist for Shohei Ohtani

even if he doesn’t really care about money, it never especially made sense that he’d take ten percent of what he could get elsewhere today. these trades feel like the final confirmation that we never had a shot. it's a one time signing bonus. a difference of 2.7 M or whatever can easily be recuped/...
by Duke Silver
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1163
Views: 47578

Re: The Cubs are a Finalist for Shohei Ohtani

A.J. Preller traded for Matt Kemp.
by Duke Silver
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1163
Views: 47578

Re: The Cubs are a Finalist for Shohei Ohtani

http://www.espn.com/blog/chicago/cubs/post/_/id/46263/in-race-for-shohei-ohtani-dont-count-the-cubs-out-just-yet Article from Jesse Rogers. He does report that several Cubs players have been asked to keep their calendars open in case they need to fly to LA for the meeting with Ohtani If Ohtani were...
by Duke Silver
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1163
Views: 47578

Re: The Cubs are a Finalist for Shohei Ohtani

I just hope Theo and crew is completely thorough on all the Japanese customs. It would make a very positive impression if they were able to get through a dinner properly and avoided all the little snafus that most people don't know about. Drinking procedure included. Just for example, in Japan the ...
by Duke Silver
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1163
Views: 47578

Re: The Cubs are a Finalist for Shohei Ohtani

Ohtani is coming here because we're the Cubs and these things just happen for us now. It's also why Bryce will be joining him next year.
by Duke Silver
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 9348

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

davell wrote:
The Logan wrote:
davell wrote:
I figure Duke or Logan, if we take a one year lefty.


Not a southpaw, sorry.

Can't speak for Duke, though.


Reverse splits guy, maybe?

And where the horsefeathers is Duke? He's disappeared.


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by Duke Silver
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Offseason Transactions
Replies: 190
Views: 10351

Re: Offseason Transactions

Theo, to anyone inquiring about KB: http://media.tumblr.com/bc1d572d2717fae60fd7933c11b1d46d/tumblr_inline_mmsz1pcaJ71qz4rgp.gif Theo, to anyone inquiring about J-Hey: http://cdnimg.gifmiao.com/weibo/b8d329d5165d42c8c6513946fd053861.gif A.J. Preller: https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2...
by Duke Silver
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Who is Ryan Schultz?
Replies: 100
Views: 2809

Re: Who is Ryan Schultz?

It's all so bizarre. The story on its own of Ryan manipulating these people isn't that strange. It sounds like any old catfishing story -- except that the catfisher was a teenage girl, which is also very odd, as Sofa was saying. The thing that drives this over the top is the baseball writing dynamic...

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