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by TomtheBombadil
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 360
Views: 15297

Re: 2020 roster

https://nypost.com/2019/10/20/adding-francisco-lindor-and-gerrit-cole-would-put-yankees-over-the-top/ But let’s start with a pipe dream: The Yanks should call the Indians and ask about Francisco Lindor. Will he be available? Maybe not overtly, as Cleveland tries to be discreet. But the Indians are a...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1784
Views: 188994

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Brian wrote:weird photo to use


Hopefully it means I can use Baez as a pitcher finally
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 6: Saints at Bears Sunday at 3:25 (2weeks2stew)
Replies: 150
Views: 3088

Re: Week 6: Saints at Bears Sunday at 3:25 (2weeks2stew)

Looks like the scriptwriters are going to make this a fun enough game. I want all the success for Bridgewater, my favorite college QB ever (probably should have stayed through his senior year to get his weight up), but also want the Bears to win this game and the NFC
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 360
Views: 15297

Re: 2020 roster

Theo offering Russell that extension:

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by TomtheBombadil
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 4257
Views: 312852

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Banedon wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
TomtheBombadil wrote:I won't see it until Halloween but really looking forward to it


There's not an actual parasite.


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Not to mention major spoilers

Also makes you ponder a big question...Is man the parasite?!
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2019 AFL
Replies: 48
Views: 4076

Re: 2019 AFL

Bandwagon's filling up fast on Amaya's noticeable physicality and strength gains: https://twitter.com/EmilyCWaldon/status/1185372617236082689 Also also jealous of the Rays' Wander Franco/Vidal Brujan switch hitting duo. Brujan would fit right into this system - 2015 IFA, steady climb with outstandin...
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1835
Views: 202007

Re: Minor League Musings

Really glad the Cubs got Richard Gallardo over this guy: http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=milb&player_id=682640#/career/R/pitching/2019/ALL BA's the only pub that had Osiel Rodriguez over Richard Gallardo IIRC but that's a pretty garbage debut from probably the most hyped IFA pitcher las...
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 4257
Views: 312852

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

I won't see it until Halloween but really looking forward to it
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2019 AFL
Replies: 48
Views: 4076

Re: 2019 AFL

https://twitter.com/thereeljz/status/1184931146838106112?s=21 Nice to see some love for the frame, seems like Amaya looks more like a beast everytime someone puts out a new clip and this one is no different. Hands down the best prospect in this system - ideal frame for the position, nice and wide p...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: sometimes deck chairs need to be rearranged
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: sometimes deck chairs need to be rearranged

Breslow and Stone seem extremely promising and hopefully this news concludes the MiL focus of the offseason excluding any new prospects added. Now please, for the love of whateveryouworship, fix that boring ass ML roster
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 4257
Views: 312852

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Paul Dano(!!) will play the Riddler(!!). They are really loading up this Batman cast:

by TomtheBombadil
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1835
Views: 202007

Re: Minor League Musings

Odds that Ryan Jenson winds up starting? Bonus, if he’s a reliever do you seem him closing?

Kiley McDaniel: 55%, more setup type since secondary lags a bit


Best case scenario (95%+) for Brennen Davis = Andrew McCutchen?

Kiley McDaniel: Sure, he may be that good 1 out of 20 times
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 5346

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Which bat, at this far-out moment, do you think would be the best fit for DET at 1-1? Kiley McDaniel: Today, I’d go to Austin Martin. We’ve been quietly updating our draft rankings to the point that they’re absurdly deep right now at 558 player, which is basically the longest list you’ll see at dra...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1835
Views: 202007

Re: Minor League Musings

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:They release their DSL Top 20 in spring of the following year.


Thanks CR, woulda been nice to get whatever pittance there is on Pinango and Morel at this stage if either were to even crack the list. Hopefully one or more is in the NWL or higher next year
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1835
Views: 202007

Re: Minor League Musings

BA's not doing a DSL top 20? I could have sworn they did every year...Guess I'll have to wait on their book for anything on Pinango, who made their updated 30 this summer IIRC. I want to know more about Morel's brother Rafael too, seems like a more polished/skilled hitter than Christopher at the sam...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 360
Views: 15297

Re: 2020 roster

OTOH Quite the contrary - from a Cubs perspective Rendon's contract status is a point in his. The only way he comes to Chicago is on a 5-6 year deal and Bryant is only locked down for 2. How? He doesn't have a 2020+ contract and will get one at FA prices as a 30 YO hitter tied to a draft pick for th...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 360
Views: 15297

Re: 2020 roster

I'm not sure we can say Bryant is a better player when Rendon has had about 6 more WAR over the last three seasons, a significantly better OPS and better defensive metrics. Meh, not getting a chance to buy their past three seasons though and Bryant being multiple years younger and not a FA is also ...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Theo Speak
Replies: 327
Views: 43904

Re: Theo Speak

CyHawk_Cub wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:I routinely woke up with gigantic wolf spiders crawling on me. It was awesome. Oh, and yes, they really do like to crawl into your mouth.

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Free natural protein bro, in the wild that's gold
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 360
Views: 15297

Re: 2020 roster

The depth on offense is probably the biggest reason we fell short this year. Sure but the depth issue is from a lack of stars in the prime and not because they lack a 36 YO backup 1B turned starter. Coulda had him three years ago but making up for then now meh --- Give me Cole over Rendon. This FO'...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 360
Views: 15297

Re: 2020 roster

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/everythings-coming-together-for-gerrit-cole/ Four out pitch, multiple spin, power fastball, plus changeup RH in his prime! After a season in which he set a record for an ERA qualifier by striking out 39.9% of all batters faced — yes, that’s somewhat a product of the envir...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 360
Views: 15297

Re: 2020 roster

Trade Caratini to the Braves for Kyle Wright Trade Happ to the Padres for Matt Strahm Give me this Wright's nasty and has taken me on a ride as a spectator. At first I was all like "meh." Then the Braves paid him a lot of money relative to the draft salary cap or whatever they call it and...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 360
Views: 15297

Re: 2020 roster

How is not signing a cheap, popular veteran cowardly? Kendrick's awesome but but but bigger fish or something, $5-7 is not the smallest chunk of change
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1835
Views: 202007

Re: Minor League Musings

Ewww...I'd complain more about a pre-injured college pitcher (McLanahan) or Freeman but it's A ball. I honestly thought Davis would be higher. The guys I'd put over him are Franco, Edwards, Thomas, Gorman, Benson maybe, probably Liberatore and Baz...So as low as 8th as high as 4th
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1835
Views: 202007

Re: Minor League Musings

Who else is ahead of Davis on that MWL list? Alek Thomas....Xavier Edwards....Will Benson...Dominic Fletcher?...Joey Cantillo? Seth Corry?
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 360
Views: 15297

Re: 2020 roster

I like Kipnis, between he and Bote that's a solid 2B platoon-ish kinda setup. Brad Wieck is an arm I keep forgetting about but like. Not huge on him on the initial 25/26 without huge obvious steps forward in ST, but is one of the better/more interesting AAA relief depth options with the Cubs right now

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