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by TomtheBombadil
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 242
Views: 13810

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

by TomtheBombadil
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1320
Views: 63631

Re: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach

jersey cubs fan wrote:Offense looks bad


I suggest a trade for Bridgewater. That could be fun.

Mack's going to be Jet guys so don't get your hopes up.

This is me trying to get excited about the NFL.
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-18-18
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-18-18

Faustino Carrera gave up his 4th HR in 55+ IP this year. It was the only hit allowed over 6 with 6 Ks and a couple first inning walks. Retired 10 in a row including coming back from 3-0 for the K (curveball at 76) to probably close the outing Nelson Velazquez singled, stole his tenth base, and event...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-16-18
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-16-18

HR #15 for Short and Rucker's throwing a consecutively strong out
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 2672
Views: 131094

Re: TV thread

Insecure is back and still really, really, really good
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-18
Replies: 22
Views: 787

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-18

I have serious doubts Lange hitting 93 or 94 would be seen was flukish by the pros. Looking around no one has said he hasn't hit 96 since his freshman year or anything, just not sitting 94-96. There is not a whole lot of 22 year olds maintaining SP traits, including showing clear progress on at leas...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-18
Replies: 22
Views: 787

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-18

It's been his 4-seam velocity for several years now. He doesn't touch any higher than that. Not sure this is true so much as he hasn’t sat 93-96 like he may have as a freshman Which part? There is ample evidence that he hasn't been more than 90-92 for the past 3 baseball seasons. He could have touc...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-18
Replies: 22
Views: 787

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-18

90-92 fastball for Lange, on a good day, isn't super inspiring. I've been surprised that after all the curveball buzz, that he hasn't K'd more guys. K-rate hasn't been bad, or anything, but given how few A-ballers can hit average curves, much less excellent ones, I'd have figured he'd have a few mo...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Cole Hamels for Eddie Butler, Rollie Lacy & PTBNL
Replies: 109
Views: 5888

Re: Cubs Acquire Cole Hamels for Eddie Butler, Rollie Lacy & PTBNL

So in 2015 I went on a rant to some guy who worked for some team at a MiL game that if the Cubs added Heyward, Hamels, and Chapman they would be monstrous. They have now acquired all three so this counts as me being right. 5 credits, please! 10 if all three are on WS winners!
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-18
Replies: 22
Views: 787

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-18

Marquez gave up his 5th HR in 41 IP tonight but was otherwise strong. I check Eugene for Nelson Velazquez but he’s been cold this week. Luis Vazquez really really went cold some rime ago, is still that so far tonight. —- Brennen Davis is low key hitting .298 with a .431 OBP, ~16% K rate, and 6 SBs i...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-18
Replies: 22
Views: 787

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-18

Alexander Ovalles, who hasn't played in a while for the DSL Cubs, is the PTBNL in the Hamels deal. He showed some aptitude this year
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-18
Replies: 22
Views: 787

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-18

Lange needs 20 good pounds on that frame. That last pitch, four seam up and away, was very well executed and set up.
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 1264

Re: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread

I just really don't see us trading Heyward, and I also don't see us going with a Schwarber-Heyward-Harper outfield, as much fun as the lineups would be. I think if we sign Harper then we will trade Schwarber, which meas we should be able to get a good SP back. This crossed my mind yesterday, especi...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 1264

Re: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread

I mean this entirely seriously, I want to keep Heyward. We can still fit Bryce in with him and I’ll buy in he’s figured it out enough offensively and he’s still good on defense. Plus I think he’s an awesome teammate and clubhouse guy. I'm optimistic about Heyward as a player in general, so sure. He...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 1264

Re: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread

I'm optimistic about them being able to move one or both of Heyward and Chatwood. Seattle?
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-12-18
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-12-18

Nelson Velazquez is 3/3 with a double for Eugene so far
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 1157
Views: 82314

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

So in a season where Amaya is the only guy to really set a badass track to the majors, this Richard Gallardo signing has really caught my interest. He became the highest ranked amateur pitcher this FO has signed and the highest ranked amateur they’ve brought in since Happ in 2015. I wonder where sco...
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-11-18
Replies: 10
Views: 475

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-11-18

When Short earned the distinction last year of the batter at High-A whose hitting profile most resembled the sort with which Matt Carpenter and Daniel Murphy and Justin Turner have succeeded in the majors, it seemed like a positive indicator for his future, seeing as he complemented that high-conta...
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is
Replies: 598
Views: 46056

Re: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is

I too find it hilarious when my favorite team's best player is hurt for at least half the season. Aaaaaaand the team still has the best record in the National league. you left that part out. I was going to go with: https://media1.tenor.com/images/705cd12b84bcdb7d9df0a782ff2ad609/tenor.gif?itemid=10...
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-11-18
Replies: 10
Views: 475

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-11-18

When Short earned the distinction last year of the batter at High-A whose hitting profile most resembled the sort with which Matt Carpenter and Daniel Murphy and Justin Turner have succeeded in the majors, it seemed like a positive indicator for his future, seeing as he complemented that high-conta...
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 392
Views: 30254

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Sign Harper, extend Bryant, ride the wave the next 3 years, and develop/trade/sign replacements for everyone else
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-10-18
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-10-18

Vlad Jr's season line entering tonight (he's 1/3 with a HR):

.407/.462/.678 with <10% K rate and 41 XBHs including 16 HRs through 315 PAs

His AAA slash line entering tonight:

.462/.571/.769 through 35 PAs

With tonight's included he has more HRs (3) than Ks (2) in AAA
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is
Replies: 598
Views: 46056

Re: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is

It's hilarious this team has the best record in the NL with Bryant missing ~40 games so far.
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-10-18
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-10-18

HR #14 for Zack Short

Rucker's having a nice clean outing so far today
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3739
Views: 208045

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:
ConstableRabbit wrote:Nightengale having a great night on Twitter. Apparently JD Martinez is an mvp finalist but Trout isn’t.






Nice

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