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by TomtheBombadil
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-23-17
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-23-17

Paredes had a game tying double in the fif inning, is 1-2 with a BB and a K. He added a HBP earlier today.
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Random In-season Musings and Rumors
Replies: 118
Views: 5301

Re: Random In-season Musings and Rumors

Perdomo is a decent option if the Padres are done with him as a starter. The deluxe option would be seeing if the Rangers want to give up on Martin Perez and turn him into another Wood/Montgomery. Maybe Tom Koehler? I think I get it, yeah either of those guys could work. Koehler's pretty boring, bu...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Random In-season Musings and Rumors
Replies: 118
Views: 5301

Re: Random In-season Musings and Rumors

Points for originality, but zero chance I'm trading a reliever that's producing well. 'Good enough' in the bullpen turns into a disaster in the blink of an eye. All it takes is CJ coming down with an arm injury and you're trying to win a title with Strop and Uehara as the back end of the pen, and t...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Random In-season Musings and Rumors
Replies: 118
Views: 5301

Re: Random In-season Musings and Rumors

Points for originality, but zero chance I'm trading a reliever that's producing well. 'Good enough' in the bullpen turns into a disaster in the blink of an eye. All it takes is CJ coming down with an arm injury and you're trying to win a title with Strop and Uehara as the back end of the pen, and t...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 235
Views: 9618

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

That's great. I dont have super high hopes for Eloy, yet he's still a top 10ish minor league player and the Cubs are not trading that capital for a Bad SP or an injured one that has also been bad . Or at least they shouldn't. I don't think anyone here would suggest such a thing. Except you just did...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 235
Views: 9618

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:That's great. I dont have super high hopes for Eloy, yet he's still a top 10ish minor league player and the Cubs are not trading that capital for a Bad SP or an injured one that has also been bad. Or at least they shouldn't.


I don't think anyone here would suggest such a thing.
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-22-17
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-22-17

Paredes was 1/2 with a BB before SB got suspended by rain. Amaya's doubled so far in 2 PAs...Between these guys and Hatch I'm satisfied with the night down on the farm for the Cubs. 19 YO Emilio Ferrebus (21 Ks, 14 Hs, 0 HR in 20 IP for the DSL Cubs2) is another DSLer I'd like to see join the AZL Cu...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 235
Views: 9618

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

Like I said, hey theo, go buy low on him. this is in the context of the idea that you would offer eloy for a guy who is small, has been injured, bad, and is a year and a half away from his last full season. I had a beautiful response to this, beautiful, and then the internet crashed. The gist of it...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 8375

Re: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Austin Filiere also signed for slot.


Welcome my new favorite positional org player vying to be a ML prospect plus. I'm hoping for Eugene right off the bat, same for Ricky Tyler Thomas.
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 235
Views: 9618

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

Gray's a season removed from back to back 200+ inning seasons with 3.45 FIPs and 9 combined rWAR. Norris is just about out of the first injury nexus, has no major arm injuries, and logged some outstanding periphs in the minors (Ks, HR, Hs) and better periphs in the majors than his ERA/s indicate. I ...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 235
Views: 9618

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

The thought of trading Eloy for Sonny Gray makes me ill. The sickness likely would not be terminal. Gray's really good, but I can get why given the recent arm stuff. IIRC last I checked, I wrote a post and it fell through, he was throwing harder, getting more whiffs, more groundballs, and more popu...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-20-17
Replies: 27
Views: 758

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-20-17

Like a RH Seth Smith? That would be useful.
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-20-17
Replies: 27
Views: 758

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-20-17

The flip side view of Zagunis' season is that he's a 24 year old (a peak power year) in a hitter's league. Matt Szczur did make the Cubs' 25 at one point or another.
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 235
Views: 9618

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

The thought of trading Eloy for Sonny Gray makes me ill. The sickness likely would not be terminal. Gray's really good, but I can get why given the recent arm stuff. IIRC last I checked, I wrote a post and it fell through, he was throwing harder, getting more whiffs, more groundballs, and more popu...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 235
Views: 9618

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

I'd probably trade Jimenez for most of the very short list of SPs I'd want to trade for at all. Note I much more hope than believe any of these guys are available. Stroman, Berrios, Daniel Norris, Sonny Gray, probably still Eduardo Rodriguez....That's about the whole list, I think. The thought of t...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 235
Views: 9618

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

I'd probably trade Jimenez for most of the very short list of SPs I'd want to trade for at all. Note I much more hope than believe any of these guys are available. Stroman, Berrios, Daniel Norris, Sonny Gray, probably still Eduardo Rodriguez....That's about the whole list, I think.
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 1797
Views: 56733

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Daniel Day Lewis announced that he's retiring from acting. Is he the GOAT? This is a terrible question on, like, a trillion levels. And besides, even if you tried for some kind of insane quantitative approach, the obvious answer is John Cazale. I meant the GOAT from the movie The VVitch, obviously....
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 1797
Views: 56733

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Banedon wrote:Daniel Day Lewis announced that he's retiring from acting.


Is he the GOAT?
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 235
Views: 9618

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

Tim wrote:
TomtheBombadil wrote:How come in imagined SP trades the Cubs are always going to overpay and impact second pieces can't really be had with paying way more? Isn't that pretty much the opposite of how SP trades have been going?

I'd be interested if you could cite some examples.


Diekman with Hamels, Davis with Shields
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 235
Views: 9618

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

How come in imagined SP trades the Cubs are always going to overpay and impact second pieces can't really be had with paying way more? Isn't that pretty much the opposite of how SP trades have been going?
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 716
Views: 37776

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Is Miguel Cabrera good? https://twitter.com/baseballamerica/status/872423065216593920 Forgot to say that the closest to the next Miguel Cabrera kind of hitter in the is Vlad Jr. Jimenez is an excellent prospect but I find comps to guys like Cabrera and Stanton to be at least a little lazy and almos...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 8375

Re: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

I went back and watched it after the Cubs game. He was sitting 91 most of the game... everything builds off his curveball, which really is filthy. Sharp break, just drops right off the table. It's easy to see how there are questions about him holding up as a starter. Herky jerky and everything look...
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-18-17
Replies: 23
Views: 588

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-18-17

OK I checked one more time because I genuinely think he can be a somebody in this org...2/4 with a 2B and the HR for Paredes

Hudson actually has 5 Ks through 6. He's given up one run and since he's a Cubs pitching prospect it was via the HR. These guys outside of Hatch right now...woof
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-18-17
Replies: 23
Views: 588

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-18-17

Well, I'm good on baseball for the day.

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