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by Bertz
Sat May 19, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-18-18
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-18-18

South Bend with 7 errors through 4 innings
by Bertz
Fri May 18, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4580
Views: 242348

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Why in the world would we trade for a starter. What a dumb horsefeathering idea with no common sense thought. Do these guys not look at rosters and think logically about roster construction for a second? I could see trading for a starter if things don't get better (I think they will), but Hamels ma...
by Bertz
Thu May 17, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 2500
Views: 104771

Re: TV thread

I really hope Tina Fey makes another show quickly, I've been rewatching Kimmy Schmidt Season 3 and I just love the rapid fire style from it and 30 Rock so much. I haven't watched too much and Fey isn't as directly involved as in Kimmy Schmidt and 30 Rock, but Great News might help scratch that itch...
by Bertz
Thu May 17, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 22030

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

Law has us taking Naylor in his latest mock. He's my favorite prospect in our range so that sounds pretty good to me.
by Bertz
Tue May 15, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3355
Views: 171580

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

by Bertz
Tue May 15, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3355
Views: 171580

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

I wonder if this knocks him out of the Hall. Barring a Pujolsian collapse he was getting in, but now I could see him languishing in Sosa/McGwire territory.
by Bertz
Sat May 12, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 17681

Re: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread

So of the core players, is Rizz the first with an expiring contract? Who is next? Pitching, Q and Lester with one more year? https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHC/chicago-cubs-salaries-and-contracts.shtml FA's by year post-2018: Wilson 2019: Strop, Zobrist, Cishek, Smyly, Duensing 2020: Hend...
by Bertz
Thu May 10, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Orioles are shopping Machado and the Cubs are interested per Gordo
Replies: 274
Views: 17190

Re: Orioles are shopping Machado and the Cubs are interested per Gordo

I love how Theo seemingly goes out of his way to undercut Wittenmeyer.

I wish he was similarly vindictive with Kaplan.
by Bertz
Wed May 09, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-9-18
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-9-18

Do we know how hard Hudson is throwing these days? Because he's still pretty young and those Fielding Independent numbers are solid. If/when he some of that projectable velocity from draft time becomes realized velocity he could become a thing pretty quick. Also, I didn't realize Hatch spent all of ...
by Bertz
Tue May 08, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Orioles are shopping Machado and the Cubs are interested per Gordo
Replies: 274
Views: 17190

Re: Orioles are shopping Machado - (Cubs in talks per Levine)

I don't expect the division to end up all that close, and I don't think a Machado deal makes sense unless it stays this close into late July. Even then, I'm not comfortable giving up pieces beyond Addy except for fringe guys like Tseng/Zagunis/etc. While I prefer Harper, I could probably be convince...
by Bertz
Sun May 06, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4580
Views: 242348

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Does anyone know when Patrick Mooney changed from being a pretty good (if slightly boring) beat writer to being Captain Doom Boner? It feels like it happened very suddenly, and he's gotten really bad.

He got like this at the end of his time at CSN, so I don't know that we can blame the Athletic.
by Bertz
Tue May 01, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Food Monstrosities
Replies: 1055
Views: 37173

Re: Food Monstrosities

Here are a few that I really like Revival Food Hall (also try the big brother locations for each place) Bang Bang Pie (more breakfast-y, hope that's not cheating) Lockdown (it's a blatant Kuma's knockoff but it's good) Joy's Noodles and Rice Andy's Thai Kitchen There's also the food trucks on Wacker...
by Bertz
Tue May 01, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 2500
Views: 104771

Re: TV thread

https://twitter.com/arresteddev/status/991361672605523971 This is really exciting. The two big problems with season 4 were that most people were siloed off from each other and that some of the episodes (the Lindsey and Geaorge Sr. ones especially) were really bloated. The former can't be fixed but ...
by Bertz
Tue May 01, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Corey Seager Done For Season, Tommy John Surgery
Replies: 29
Views: 1054

Re: Corey Seager Done For Season, Tommy John Surgery

Even 7 games back I felt confident the Dodgers were gonna rip off like 25 of 35 at some point and still win the division handily, but I think at this point the Dbacks have to be considered pretty solid favorites to hold on. Like the Dodgers are still better, but not enough to overcome that head start.
by Bertz
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1214
Views: 46224

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

Pace gets an A from me this off-season. What say you guys? I like Pace and think we've had a very good offseason, however I think the Kyle Fuller and Cam Meredith situations were pretty big unforced errors that make me hesitant to give him an A. Overall I'm very happy with where the team is though....
by Bertz
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1214
Views: 46224

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

Pace gets an A from me this off-season. What say you guys? I like Pace and think we've had a very good offseason, however I think the Kyle Fuller and Cam Meredith situations were pretty big unforced errors that make me hesitant to give him an A. Overall I'm very happy with where the team is though....
by Bertz
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 14986

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

I would guess Plan A is to dump Heyward, and Plan B is Zobrist. I also wonder about Chatwood. Lets say Alzolay has a good year at Iowa this year, and Lange pitches half the season at AA and does well. I could see them dumping Chatwood and his $13m since they'd have those two plus Smyly to fill out t...
by Bertz
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1214
Views: 46224

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

So I'm kind of walking myself into being on board with the trade last night. I think we definitely needed to add a high level WR prospect at some point over the next year, and so we paid the 4th to do it now instead of next year. Why do I like getting the pick a year early? The Bears should be thin...
by Bertz
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1214
Views: 46224

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

Robert Mays of the Ringer has talked about how coverage linebackers who are fast are becoming more valuable with the way offenses are changing (RPOs, more emphasis on slot guys. RB passes, etc.). It still probably doesnt make ILB a priority position, but maybe it is not as low on the positional spec...
by Bertz
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1214
Views: 46224

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

I feel like a big surprise in store for the Bears tonight. I dont think they'll trade down, and I think they're gonna take someone that most believe they could have still had in a trade down scenario. Also, every draft day, this should be required reading https://www.theringer.com/2016/7/20/1604354...
by Bertz
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4580
Views: 242348

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

pretty sure the sound at wrigley has been coming from the video boards since they put those in. they put some loud ass speakers there and the neighborhood was immediately complaining about how the music could be heard from a mile away. The first week or two was insane. I lived just east of Halsted ...
by Bertz
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1214
Views: 46224

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

Todd McShay put out a draft buzz article this morning, and it has got some interesting tidbits in it. http://www.espn.com/nfl/draft2018/insider/story/_/id/23290452/todd-mcshay-2018-nfl-draft-buzz-everything-hearing-top-prospects-teams-picks -Browns are taking a QB at 1, increasingly looking like All...
by Bertz
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 22030

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

Keith Law released his initial Top 50 this morning. He says to expect a run on college guys to open the draft, since after Casey Mize no one has really differentiated themselves on talent. Of the guys he has ranked in our vicinity, I think I like Noah Naylor. Law comped him to Brett Lawrie as a fron...
by Bertz
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1214
Views: 46224

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

Almost literally the same player as Josh Bellamy (I'm one of the rare Bears fans that don't hate him). 4th/5th WR who can play well on special teams. That's what I figured. I don't hate Bellamy, I just wish he would drop less passes when he gets forced into to receiving lineup. I'd this guy drops l...

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