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by Bertz
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Maddoning
Replies: 312
Views: 19641

Re: It's Maddoning

Knowing that Russell is due back in like a week and then seeing a bunch of new posts in this thread scared the horsefeathers out of me
by Bertz
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Kris Bryant is awesome and we were always right to love him
Replies: 62
Views: 4602

Re: Kris Bryant is awesome and we were always right to love him

Off days are boring and stink, so I'm placating myself by checking out the Cubs' individual splits on BR. Almost everyone is looking pretty, pretty, pretty, pri-tay good in some way...except for Bryant. Someone smarter at baseball than me make me feel better by pointing out some things that I'm mis...
by Bertz
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL offseason
Replies: 89
Views: 4636

Re: NFL offseason

I know teams may keep varying levels of personnel on draft day... But lol https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1119274857080991745?s=19 There's a contingent of fairly smart people who think Gruden is a secret genius who's just playing the dummy in some Columbo-like attempt to get the edge over other...
by Bertz
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others
Replies: 522
Views: 60374

Re: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others

Corbin Burnes' struggles right now are super interesting. I'm generally an xFIP guy, and by xFIP he's actually been pretty good. However, 58% of his fly balls have left the yard so far. That's insanity. John Lackey's last year when we all hated him was 18%. Like there's clearly bad luck at play here...
by Bertz
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 58109

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Wait, are pretending Schwarber is bad now? A week ago his numbers were great, so people are losing their horsefeathers after a bad weekend?
by Bertz
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Caratini to IL; Taylor Davis up
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Caratini to IL; Taylor Davis up

Not certain how it works in baseball as opposed to football. But without making a trade, where can the Cubs get a catcher from other than their own minor league system? Independent leagues? Do players/veterans with a certain amount of service time have the option to sign with another team’s 40 man ...
by Bertz
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread
Replies: 37
Views: 3105

Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Thanks to his hot start Heyward now projects to finish this year right around 3 WAR. Him opting out is still a laughable idea at that point (I'd guess that would require a ~5 WAR season), but combined with his contract being down into 8 figures might be enough to make him relatively easy to trade. E...
by Bertz
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2019 Opening Day Minor League Rosters
Replies: 85
Views: 4841

Re: 2019 Opening Day Minor League Rosters

https://amp.desmoinesregister.com/amp/3310517002

Alzolay is currently throwing and will join Iowa towards the end of April or first week of May
by Bertz
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Brewers in talks with Kimbrel
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Re: Brewers in talks with Kimbrel

by Bertz
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 424
Views: 41711

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



Great news. Surprising too, especially because Tatis was the guy with the most reasonable argument for holding him down. He's yet to even play at AAA.
by Bertz
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Hendricks extended through 2023
Replies: 84
Views: 4460

Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Kyle's one of my favorite guys on the team, so I'm happy for him that he's getting paid, but I don't love this deal on paper. The idea of guaranteeing money to a guy still two years from FA who already only throws 87-88 seems unwise. We already saw in the first half of 2017 what it looks like when h...
by Bertz
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 424
Views: 41711

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



This quite friendly to DeGrom. Good.
by Bertz
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Duensing's Done
Replies: 9
Views: 803

Re: Duensing's Done

by Bertz
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Duensing's Done
Replies: 9
Views: 803

Duensing's Done

by Bertz
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 90442

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

https://twitter.com/extrabaggs/status/1109826270357909505?s=19 https://twitter.com/extrabaggs/status/1109833494232854528?s=19 Given what Maddon has said about there potentially being other moves this could maybe end up involving us. A reliever (Tony Watson?) or one of their second tier catchers coul...
by Bertz
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Happ to AAA to Start Season
Replies: 39
Views: 1629

Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

Also, given that the theme of this offseason has been that the Ricketts' are monsters, I can't help but point out that a little more than a month in Iowa would push Happ's arbitration back a year... Happ has 1 year and 142 days of service time, he’d have to basically spend the whole year in Iowa to...
by Bertz
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Happ to AAA to Start Season
Replies: 39
Views: 1629

Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

Also, given that the theme of this offseason has been that the Ricketts' are monsters, I can't help but point out that a little more than a month in Iowa would push Happ's arbitration back a year...
by Bertz
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Happ to AAA to Start Season
Replies: 39
Views: 1629

Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

Yeah I think this is to get a real backup SS on the roster like TT said. Maybe a third catcher? I don't actually hate the idea though. He was absolutely helpless against even the most mediocre of high fastballs last year, and his RH swing also kind of fell apart. I know he worked on those things ove...
by Bertz
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5761
Views: 414692

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat



Things I learned today: Edinson Volquez is somehow still in the majors
by Bertz
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others
Replies: 522
Views: 60374

Re: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others



I kinda figured they'd go the "horsefeathers defense, hit dongs" route and start Dietrich in his place. Either way, tough break.
by Bertz
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5761
Views: 414692

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

by Bertz
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: #NotAllPitchers
Replies: 793
Views: 82210

Re: #NotAllPitchers



This has been hell week for the Brewers. Yikes.
by Bertz
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: #NotAllPitchers
Replies: 793
Views: 82210

Re: #NotAllPitchers





I'd guess best case is the All Star Break at this point. They're definitely gonna go grab Kimbrel now.
by Bertz
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2586
Views: 211631

Re: The Cardinals

I'm positive that we're all going to hate Goldschmidt and he's going to absolutely wreck our lefty heavy rotation, but...this seems like a pretty player friendly deal? Like, would he even have gotten $130m this winter? I doubt it, and now the Cards are committing to that a year out. Also, if they we...
by Bertz
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: #NotAllPitchers
Replies: 793
Views: 82210

Re: #NotAllPitchers

https://twitter.com/ByRobertMurray/status/1108779060056879104 cc: NL Central Thread, Kimbrel Thread That's ominous as hell. If it's serious that turns their bullpen from great to merely good. Hell even a Kimbrel signing probably only brings them back to even (Kimbrel is better but given the calenda...

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