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by Regular Show
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

https://twitter.com/keithlaw/status/1103349043835691008 https://twitter.com/GGerardPG/status/1146070763256143872 https://twitter.com/Florida_PG/status/1144975398645698560 https://twitter.com/CarlosACollazo/status/1111284130153725952 I really like this kid and I've been following him for a few month...
by Regular Show
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 15624

Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Have to wonder if both of them changed their asking prices after the draft or just Hendrie that threw the wrench in the works. This is (I believe) the first time under Theo that the Cubs haven't signed all their draft picks inside the top 10 rounds. Also, the first unsigned 11th rounder as well. It...
by Regular Show
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1659
Views: 164900

Re: Minor League Musings

Just stop horsefeathering doing it. If you want to talk about Keith Law and his ranking that's fine, but don't deny your post had nothing to do with what I wrote and posted. Oh, I'm 100% denying it had anything to do with what you wrote. It had everything to do with what you posted, sure. That righ...
by Regular Show
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1659
Views: 164900

Re: Minor League Musings

Just stop horsefeathering doing it. If you want to talk about Keith Law and his ranking that's fine, but don't deny your post had nothing to do with what I wrote and posted.
by Regular Show
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1659
Views: 164900

Re: Minor League Musings

For Tom: https://media.giphy.com/media/B9CA1AURAJzy/giphy.gif I need to place a freaking disclaimer at the bottom of all my posts that I don't wish to engage in conversation with you. I thought I made that abundantly clear, but I guess not. I knew you would eventually respond to something I posted ...
by Regular Show
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1659
Views: 164900

Re: Minor League Musings

For Tom: https://media.giphy.com/media/B9CA1AURAJzy/giphy.gif I need to place a freaking disclaimer at the bottom of all my posts that I don't wish to engage in conversation with you. I thought I made that abundantly clear, but I guess not. I knew you would eventually respond to something I posted h...
by Regular Show
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 30308
Views: 1451876

Re: Politics & Current Events

https://twitter.com/mjs_DC/status/1149722771011842048 Shut the horsefeathering agency down and cut off their funding. Why aren't Democrats going on offense here over all their egregious violations and misconduct? Seriously, ICE is maybe the worst horsefeathering agency in the entire Federal governm...
by Regular Show
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Guess what an idiot with an illegal pet did this time...
Replies: 17
Views: 613

Re: Guess what an idiot with an illegal pet did this time...

Chicago : Humboldt Gator :: Mobile, AL : The Leprechaun http://i.imgur.com/DMYja.png They never found The Leprechaun lol. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crichton_Leprechaun EDIT: Nevermind. I guess they found him. "Numerous witnesses identified the Crichton Leprechaun as a local African America...
by Regular Show
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1659
Views: 164900

Re: Minor League Musings

From the latest Klaw chat: Matt M: Would Nico Hoerner crack your top 100? Keith Law: Probably. A lot of people asking why he’s not on the top 50 and … again, why would he be? He has barely played this year due to injury and it’s not like he’s a huge tools guy: His value is in the expectation that he...
by Regular Show
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 15624

Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

https://twitter.com/jimcallisMLB/status/1149783453610729472 What we all expected... Not a huge loss and maybe the wires got crossed between what the agent/player wanted and what the Cubs thought he would sign for. https://twitter.com/jimcallisMLB/status/1149757441409802240 I remember this well. Not...
by Regular Show
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-11-19
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-11-19

Nico back at SS. 1 for 2 with a single so far.
by Regular Show
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1659
Views: 164900

Re: Minor League Musings


Mentioned this to Raisin already but no Cubs prospects made the list; Nico didn't make the cut.
by Regular Show
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4855
Views: 366224

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

https://twitter.com/jacobbogage/status/1149308515099525120 https://media1.tenor.com/images/b2bda51b96591c182076a3977349782d/tenor.gif?itemid=13269844 It will require some calibration and tweaks no doubt, but this is infinitely better over horsefeathers umps calling balls/strikes. The technology can...
by Regular Show
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1659
Views: 164900

Re: Minor League Musings

https://twitter.com/fangraphs/status/1149346567528308736 2:08 – Eric leads us into a discussion of the prospects on next week’s Trade Value Rankings 12:35 – They begin the Futures Game notes with the AL Hitters (first catchers, then infielders, then outfielders) 43:40 – They then move on to the NL ...
by Regular Show
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 15624

Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

https://twitter.com/MLBPipeline/status/1149335256413212672 I heard that Derek Jeter REALLY wanted this kid at #4 instead of taking JJ Bleday, but didn't want to overrule his other scouts and pull a "MJ as meddling owner/exec" move. He's already gotten so much bad press (and rightfully so)...
by Regular Show
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 15624

Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Anyone know why Wyatt Hendrie hasn't signed yet? I've looked on Twitter, but can't find a thing. https://twitter.com/MLBPipeline/status/1148670082652016640 The two players in the first 10 rounds most likely to spurn pro contracts are Rangers seventh-rounder Brandon Sproat and Cubs ninth-rounder Wya...
by Regular Show
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1659
Views: 164900

Re: Minor League Musings

I agree 100% that it would kill parity. No it wouldn't. The biggest spenders aren't going to be able to horde everybody any more than they already can. A team's operating budget will still be a budget. If a Baltimore only wants to spend $60m on the major league roster they will have all the money i...
by Regular Show
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1659
Views: 164900

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It's not "some serious goalpost moving". That's really dumb. I've always been talking about performance after the 1st round in rounds 2 through 10 (or thereabouts). Study the Cardinals and their draft history or the Astros. To continue with the draft pool era comps: Cardinals draftees in ...
by Regular Show
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1659
Views: 164900

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This is exactly the point, it's more or less a dice roll. Bote was far from being alone in that regard, that draft also had college draftees in rounds 15+ like Leone, Strahm, Oberg, Suter, and Matt Duffy meet the 2 WAR criteria. That doesn't mean those teams are especially shrewd, but it emphasizes...
by Regular Show
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1659
Views: 164900

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For a point of comparison, 2012 was the first draft with bonus pools. Here's the breakdown of players who reached 2+ career bWAR: 1st round: 14 players (1 Cub, Almora) Supplemental round (also 30 picks): 10 players (no Cubs, Johnson and Blackburn picked) All other rounds combined: 23 players (1 Cub...
by Regular Show
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1659
Views: 164900

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Is that really par for the course? For a point of comparison, 2012 was the first draft with bonus pools. Here's the breakdown of players who reached 2+ career bWAR: 1st round: 14 players (1 Cub, Almora) Supplemental round (also 30 picks): 10 players (no Cubs, Johnson and Blackburn picked) All other...
by Regular Show
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1659
Views: 164900

Re: Minor League Musings

https://twitter.com/e_henn34/status/1148629578753163264 I hate that take so damn much (abolish the draft system). I don't love the current system, but just outright getting rid of the draft would create all kinds of chaos. If you hard capped it like how teams spend on IFAs right now then the top pl...
by Regular Show
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1659
Views: 164900

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They have had a basically unprecedented hit rate(which absolutely includes Schwarber, Happ, and Almora) with first round picks, if you're expecting better you're expecting fantasy. Draft picks fail, as a rule. Even those at the very top of the draft. To draft 4 consecutive major leaguers who have h...
by Regular Show
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1659
Views: 164900

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We talk a lot about their pitchers picks in the first few years being brutal but aside from the pre-packaged KB and the wart-filled Schwarber and Happ top 10 picks, their offensive picks were mostly really bad as well. They have had a basically unprecedented hit rate(which absolutely includes Schwa...
by Regular Show
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-9-19
Replies: 15
Views: 518

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-9-19

Nico in CF today Well, I was wrong about the Cubs experimenting with Nico in CF this offseason lol. I'm glad I was wrong! Really curious to see how natural it is for him. His speed and great instincts should help with the transition. It's not the easiest position, but some players say playing CF &q...

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