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by TomtheBombadil
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33027
Views: 1728285

Re: Politics & Current Events

On a lighter and non-political current event note: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-04/canada-goose-store-has-snow-fake-ice-and-no-inventory Canada Goose Holdings Inc. will open a retail space in a Toronto mall this week, but calling it a store might be a stretch. There is no product ...
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 322
Views: 16816

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Hot take: the Brewers' pitching depth is not half bad right now. They should sign at least one of Keuchel or Bumgarner, maybe even Porcello, and see how that goes
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Blackhawks 2019-2020 - A New Window
Replies: 80
Views: 5966

Re: Blackhawks 2019-2020 - A New Window

I thought Hughes had it there, he looks like he's going to be ridiculous had Crawford beat just botched it...Came in to say that Kirby Dach played awesome...Felt like he and Hughes were the two team's best players at times
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 7634

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Reading the profiles on there Gage Workman, Zac Veen, Daniel Cabrera, and Casey Martin all seem like intriguing enough bats who could/should be around at 16 just going off where they’re ranked. Assuming they go bat at 16, seems like profiles they may like based on rankings today. Patrick Bailey and...
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 7634

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

I like Gonzalez and Mitchell a lot. Gonzalez’ bat is electric, Mitchell has a lot of intriguing tools and if he can play CF well this year, he’d be a very exciting prospect. Would love to go the Cease route with Fulton. Agreed on both. Before seeing MLB.com rank him in the top 5 prospects (along wi...
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency, 2019-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 10082

Re: International Free Agency, 2019-2020

I could have sworn the 1B was Baez for a second, probably Quintero though
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 322
Views: 16816

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

I too find the lust for Margot here puzzling. He was barely better than Almora in the minors. He's a guy. Almora with a more speed and a slightly better glove in center. A better hitter? No reason to believe in any meaningful way. Almora put up something like a 105 wRC+ throughout the minors to Mar...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 7634

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

MLB.com's top 100 and a mock of the first ten picks: http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2020?list=draft https://www.mlb.com/news/2020-mock-draft-top-10-picks-projection Asa Lacy's hot, top 5 prospect...Nick Gonzalez at 4 is a surprise even if very productive....Ed Howard at 11, Veen at 22, Tyler Soderstrom ...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 830
Views: 48147

Re: 2020 roster



This is like the only high upside move anyone is willing to tie the Cubs to this offseason so it just popped up as a new story with new details just kidding
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Howie Kendrick staying in DC
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Howie Kendrick staying in DC

So far I'm not jealous of a single transaction outside of Grandal this offseason...The closest, and it's not close, is the Rays adding Edwards to a pool of high quality switch hitting up the middle prospects (Brujan and G. Jones) I know Kendrick got kicked around as a 2B option here but he's played ...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 322
Views: 16816

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

The Rays should go ahead and trade for Contreras now

Edit: Oh duh, and the Cubs should trade for Margot now
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 322
Views: 16816

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Friedman seeking to destroy his legacy by making his roster older and more expensive? This offseason could be “the perfect storm” for the Andrew Friedman-led front office to finally splurge on a major free agent, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal writes (subscription required). While L.A. has been in the...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 830
Views: 48147

Re: 2020 roster

Post-Grandal I've also been wondering if the Cubs are better offer keeping Willson Contreras. I think the baseline with star for non-star trades is that the team getting the star wins out and the team selling loses plus the speculation hasn't been overly enthusiastic on what he'd bring back. That Se...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency, 2019-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 10082

Re: International Free Agency, 2019-2020

^^ Thanks CR, this is BA's tweet for the review:



I keep reading/seeing parallels between early Gary Sanchez and Quintero, what does it all mean

McDaniel also mentioned that Cristian Hernandez could be a top 5 IFA next summer
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Brewers trade for a catcher
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Brewers trade for a catcher

Sounds like he's the Cesar Hernandez of C options this offseason. He has had a really solid run as a bat first option at the position, finally got some notice for it, but now that everyone's finally noticed it's already up for discussion that 2020 is a post-peak year...The pitcher traded for him mig...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 322
Views: 16816

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

JMO the only way to know for sure the owners are colluding is by getting full HD or higher quality video of them, video that can be proven to have not been doctored or staged, gathered around a round table made of poor people baby bones specifically and individually (in human form with no signs of b...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 322
Views: 16816

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

I haven't been able to kick the idea of piggybacking rotation spots out of my head(probably not surprising since I've liked it for years), so I'm going to indulge an offseason planned around it. The quick benefits: - you avoid the 3rd time through the order penalty entirely, and can act quickly if ...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: ♫ SELL THE METS! SELL THE METS! ♫
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: ♫ SELL THE METS! SELL THE METS! ♫



And so it goes
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 4291
Views: 329444

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel



Just from this trailer any whining about casting or the new 00 can go screw a goat again...Talk about a franchise that seamlessly moved into the 21st century, just like Godzilla did
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NHL regular season
Replies: 10
Views: 986

Re: NHL regular season

It only took 5 years to make that call...Thanks for helping land Hischier and Hughes
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Tender Deadline Moves
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: Cubs Tender Deadline Moves

The_Achiever wrote:Maybe this tender stuff isn't working and Theo needs to start getting rough :-O


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by TomtheBombadil
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 322
Views: 16816

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

https://twitter.com/JonHeyman/status/1201907483167645699 Nothing against Wheeler, I hope he crushes it during his next contract and yeah sure he's a talent, but the contract rumors sound very Darvish-y which only makes me more very very happy Darvish is a Cub. If you put these two's baseball resumes...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 4291
Views: 329444

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Man, this is certainly a wild #won'tsomebodypleasethinkofthemen take. Oh jeez, I done said male. More pro "ugly" (lack of a better word) people if anything Just on time there's more manufactured but woke controversy around the film over Olivia Wilde's reporter character, Kathy Scruggs. Wi...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 4291
Views: 329444

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Richard Jewell looks interesting. It's different right off the bat with their non-pretty male lead in a drama, didn't even know that was allowed
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 322
Views: 16816

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

I'm for Gregorious compared to the rest of the FA position player crowd not named Rendon. A 6'3" LHH starting MIFer with power, contact, and some interesting periphs (higher EVs, more flyballs, career high BB rate in 2018, very low BABIPs) over the past two seasons that maybe lend to optimism t...

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