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by TomtheBombadil
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4074
Views: 272441

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Good reasonably in-depth read on Kimbrel’s key to success now and moving forward: https://www.si.com/mlb/2019/01/14/craig-kimbrel-free-agency-rumors-value Another reliever, Joe Jimenez, I kept suggesting as a trade target (back when there were hopes of a super team to send Slappy away from) shows up...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 22017

Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

Morrow is absolutely our best relief pitcher when healthy. I'd rather have him available for leverage spots vs traditional closing spots if he could handle the role from a physical stand point (which how they've talked he probably just needs to be a regular closer during the year and be used whenev...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 22017

Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

I do believe a little in a guy having "closer experience" being a thing. So that plays a role. As I've maintained all year, my main interest in him was in this scenario where he could just be had for really cheap. He wasn't a guy I had to have at any cost. I think he's still plenty fine f...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 22017

Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

Jesse Chavez sucks too. The guy’s given ip nearly FORTU HRs the past two seasons, and was not particularly good in the first half. If we’re going to lament them not signing good players at least let them actually be good players...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 22017

Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

Right. But I’m assuming we would at least have the little it takes for him on a 1 year deal and for any in season deals needed for the pen. He’d make the pen stronger on paper to start the year and at least let us re-evaluate around June or whenever Morrow is back what needs to be added or who shif...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 22017

Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

we may not be in on cody allen because he just sucks butt Worse guys are “closers.” He’s likely mostly fine there in the regular season and let the better guys handle the leverage spots. Especially on a 1 year deal, there’s no risk. If you’re trying to be the best, most dominant team possible the r...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 22017

Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

There was a bit on MLBTR today that the Angels MIGHT top a $165 million payroll IF they got creative. Horrendous, they can handle more This offseason is really dumb but not because the Cubs missed out on Cody Allen. Guy hasn’t been a badass since 2015 The Angels are a solid fit for him too. His bigg...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 2975
Views: 176637

Re: TV thread

I have to admit the last season of Gotham is alot of fun. Watching Erin Richards, Robin Lord Taylor, and Catgirl ham it up with ALL the acting they can muster is a treat. I’m also a very sad and lonely person soooooooooooooooo...Everyone seems to be having a blast on the show
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 165
Views: 3531

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

Yeah by the deadline I think we’ll have a few top 100 prospects and probably 1-3 top 50 , plus guys on the current MLB roster. We “should” have trade ammo. I like where the farm can be and find this optimistic. This isn’t a group that is going to win teh rankingz like before. I mean the best hopes ...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 165
Views: 3531

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

Same ‘ol Cubs? Well, there’s always next year!
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: #MeToo
Replies: 1295
Views: 76902

Re: #MeToo

I never planned to listen to or talk about CK again but clicked on that link and saw this: “The whole point of comedy is to say things that you shouldn’t say," he said. "That’s the entire point." Noooooooooo, it’s not. You CAN say all kinds of horsefeathers, more power to that, but th...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 2975
Views: 176637

Re: TV thread

OleMissCub wrote:Also, Stephen Dorff got old.


Image

Anyone ever figure out what was in that stuff?
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1334
Views: 117613

Re: Minor League Musings

https://www.mlb.com/news/2019-top-10-catching-prospects-in-mlb/c-302736382 1. Joey Bart, Giants (2021) 2. Francisco Mejia, Padres (2019) 3. Keibert Ruiz, Dodgers (2020) 4. Sean Murphy, A's (2019) 5. Danny Jansen, Blue Jays (2019) 6. Ronaldo Hernandez, Rays (2021) 7. Miguel Amaya, Cubs (2021) 8. Daul...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 2975
Views: 176637

Re: TV thread

The Terror was some damn good TV but I will never speak of it again



True Detective

Spoiler: show
So the uncle is actually Julie’s dad, isn’t he? I felt like there were a couple hints in episode 2.
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 2364
Views: 124697

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Lol holy horsefeathers, you’re all bored and angry so have at it. I was most annoyed some loser who keeps talking ‘bout them contracts being too damn high only ever responds to my posts in the least human ways possible. I’m super nice amd given the context clearly go out of my way to stay that way h...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1334
Views: 117613

Re: Minor League Musings

https://www.mlb.com/news/2019-top-10-right-handed-pitching-prospects/c-302651350 Ian Anderson not being on this list is probably weird. I’d legit put hin 3rd on that list with the same ETA, if not sooner, than their current third who is currently recovering from TJ. OTOH Forrest Whitley is an animal...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 2364
Views: 124697

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Or both! Since that would most fall in line with this creative talk Epstein was giving early in the offseason....It doesn’t take a whole lot of creativity to get Harper on the Cubs. Getting Machado as the still needed impact RH bat, who also happens to easily knock the humiliation that is Russell o...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 2364
Views: 124697

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Or both! Since that would most fall in line with this creative talk Epstein was giving early in the offseason....It doesn’t take a whole lot of creativity to get Harper on the Cubs. Getting Machado as the still needed impact RH bat, who also happens to easily knock the humiliation that is Russell of...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Monday, bloody Monday
Replies: 84
Views: 3073

Re: Monday, bloody Monday

Make fun all you want but also prepare to lose all hope against the Jets. Gase + Darnold is going to be cold weather Payton + Brees Next up is to land a couple badass coordinators. They made no mention of Gregg Williams during the conference from what I read. That one would be what it is, he’s an as...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 2364
Views: 124697

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:probs should let slowmora announce machado and stick with the old friends bit


Hopefully Slappy’s traded by then to free up cap space or whatever
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 2975
Views: 176637

Re: TV thread

The original Twilight Zone is basically the best show ever made. I believe Jordan Peele can handle a worthy reboot so yay
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 2364
Views: 124697

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Hunter wrote:I believe it is in the best interest of the Cubs for the Phillies to get Machado. If the Phillies don't get Machado, I don't see the Cubs being able to offer Harper nearly as much as they could offer him.


The best for the Cubs is and always has been getting both of these stud muffins
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1019
Views: 59819

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING

The Cubs aren’t even listed as one of the 5 teams listed by RichRd Justicd on MLB.com that MIGHT be a mystery team for Machado/Harper. The Cardinals are on that list. Theeeeeeeeeoooooo I suppose it would be less mysterious if the Cubs were on that list The Cards scare me as a team able to afford on...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1019
Views: 59819

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING

The Cubs aren’t even listed as one of the 5 teams listed by RichRd Justicd on MLB.com that MIGHT be a mystery team for Machado/Harper. The Cardinals are on that list.

Theeeeeeeeeoooooo

I suppose it would be less mysterious if the Cubs were on that list
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors
Replies: 104
Views: 9187

Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Definitely for sure coincidence that the Harper/Machado situations look to be speeding up this week, including first news of a formal offer to either outside of the Nats to open

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