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by TomtheBombadil
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 1687
Views: 73552

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Soooo...... https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/03/mariners-option-dan-vogelbach-to-triple-a.html In a somewhat surprising move , the Mariners announced that first baseman Dan Vogelbach has been optioned to Triple-A. GM Jerry Dipoto told reporters (including Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times) that v...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Random Offseason Musings and Rumors
Replies: 386
Views: 25757

Re: Random Offseason Musings and Rumors

So what's kind of been in the back of my head with the whole Eddie Butler acquisition is that it signaled the Cubs were looking for their version of a DeGrom/Gsellman. These guys are pre-injured pitchers with otherwise good stuff, athleticism, fastball command, and lots of cheap years to be had. I a...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2017 Draft Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 4537

Re: 2017 Draft Thread



So I'm thinking Storz is my new favorite
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 615
Views: 30551

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

The MLB squad had the day off, so recently acquired RHSP Eddie Butler was sent to Minor League Camp to get his scheduled game work versus the Diamondbacks Hi-A affiiate (Visalia) on Field #6. Butler allowed four runs (all earned) on six hits (three singles, two doubles, and a triple) in 4.2 IP (69 ...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 615
Views: 30551

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Booooo shoulders

I hope Jose Gutierrez's season goes a whole lot like his MiLST's been going.
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NSB NFL Mock Draft 2017
Replies: 56
Views: 1081

Re: NSB NFL Mock Draft 2017

Watson is the most un-Jets QB prospect in the draft. They've never drafted a guy with his level of experience and success as a passer and QB in college. McCown is today's news.

OJ Howard to the Bills gets my vote.
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NSB NFL Mock Draft 2017
Replies: 56
Views: 1081

Re: NSB NFL Mock Draft 2017

No love for John Ross here? 28 TDs in 40 games and a mere 228 touches in college! Watson is the first Clemson prospect I've ever liked. Even that is recent and almost all because his resume as a QB is just so loaded. I've otherwise always found their prospects to be soft including Williams. He does ...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2017 Cubs
Replies: 25
Views: 1963

Re: Projecting the 2017 Cubs

David wrote:


Zero doubts about this barring nonsense/chaos
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NSB NFL Mock Draft 2017
Replies: 56
Views: 1081

Re: NSB NFL Mock Draft 2017

Not Watson fans? He checks so many QB prospect boxes, all of them I think. This draft should be simple for the Jets - Watson then TE, EDGE or OLB, and OT with the next three picks. I like Engram among the TEs, Garcia or that Davenport guy at OT unless Robinson was sitting there in he second, and Wil...
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NSB NFL Mock Draft 2017
Replies: 56
Views: 1081

Re: NSB NFL Mock Draft 2017

Pick Watson for Los Yets, please!

On real draft day the Jets have three player options at 6:

Garrett lol
Watson
Thomas

All other prospects can skidaddle/hit the bricks
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 615
Views: 30551

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

https://twitter.com/calikusiolek/status/843150222268149760 That gd 2015 IFA group is going to steal the show on the farm like Amaya steals that clip. In my mind's eye that group is deep and talented enough to produce two guys with the potential to break into the Cubs lineup or rotation by the end o...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread
Replies: 398
Views: 21257

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

He needs to always do whatever it is he did here: http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/94951848/v522308683/stlchc-gm3-heyward-hits-a-tworun-homer-in-the-6th/ Actually, that also reminds me a little of Bernie Williams. i see pretty much 0 similarities other than the fact that williams mostly hit from the le...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread
Replies: 398
Views: 21257

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

He needs to always do whatever it is he did here:

http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/94951848/v ... n-the-6th/

Actually, that also reminds me a little of Bernie Williams.
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread
Replies: 398
Views: 21257

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

His new stance and swing kinda sorta remind me of Bernie Williams' with the Yankees. I guess that's a good thing? Bernie Williams was excellent. I'm not supremely confident Heyward has the bat speed.
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 615
Views: 30551

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Cease in MLB in 2019 is like the < 1% best case scenario, the odds have him getting through 4 levels in less than 3 years are extremely low.


Adding more fun to this is that year 4 makes it 6 years since the first TJ
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears offseason
Replies: 1277
Views: 25094

Re: Bears offseason

So I appreciate the Bears ending the Jets/Glennon nonsense early. Jets' whole goal should be landing Watson, not handing out a big deal to a backup turned FA starter.
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 1534
Views: 46672

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Great Wall was fun. Infinity ammo, a crazy inefficient army using tactics like bungeeing spear women and hot air balloons to fight aliens, Dafoe, whoever played General Lin, the creature designs, Strategist Wang was pretty badass...The Mummy trailer on the big screen swayed me and I might go see it...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 615
Views: 30551

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

http://www.thecubreporter.com/03052017/ ... erway#more

Looks like Amaya, Ademan, Sierra, and Gutierrez are solid bets to be stateside this year
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2017 Draft Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 4537

Re: 2017 Draft Thread

davell wrote:I expect we will take at least one pitcher at 27 or 30. Maybe a guy that's fallen to signing demands or a very high profile guy that's hurt. McLeod's recent comments on percentages of rotations filled by first round picks seemed like a definite hint to me.


Tristan Beck ftw
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2017 Draft Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 4537

Re: 2017 Draft Thread

Getting some higher quality names mocked to the Cubs...I'd take a Holmes or de la Torre all day and throw them in the pile of young, toolsy hitters vying for our future affections. I'm less aware of Crawford but RBHS is a legendary program so hes going to be a relatively highly viewed guy.
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani
Replies: 203
Views: 12162

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

http://prosportsdaily.com/Headlines/ExternalArticle?articleId=457095 "Personally, the new CBA rules do not mean much to me, and it is not going to stop me from going over to the States," Ohtani tells B/R. "The only thing that worries me is the other young players that might try to go...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 615
Views: 30551

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

At least one prospect from the Cubs will be on a WBC roster:

by TomtheBombadil
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NSB NFL Mock Draft 2017
Replies: 56
Views: 1081

Re: NSB NFL Mock Draft 2017

I can take Chargers and Colts

Is DeShaun Watson or Myles Garrett (maybe Barnett?) being reserved for the Jets?
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Cubs Offseason Top Prospects Lists (BA, BP, Sickels, etc)
Replies: 208
Views: 10015

Re: Cubs Offseason Top Prospects Lists (BA, BP, Sickels, etc)

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/katohs-2 ... -prospects

Jimenez at 18
Paredes at 50
Candelario 77
Happ 82
Zagunis 83

Paredes moves up to 43 when ranked solely based on periphs and age

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