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by Bertz
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Guess what an idiot with a Twitter account did now
Replies: 162
Views: 20662

Re: Guess what an idiot with a Twitter account did now

"Having to wait a week for new episodes of non-Netflix shows is horsefeathering FASCISM, MAN." https://twitter.com/TedHope/status/1364374006145552385 Does anyone with a job and/or kids actually prefer the Netflix model? I hate when a new season of Stranger Things comes out and I'm like &q...
by Bertz
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Guess what an idiot with a Twitter account did now
Replies: 162
Views: 20662

Re: Guess what an idiot with a Twitter account did now

"Having to wait a week for new episodes of non-Netflix shows is horsefeathering FASCISM, MAN." https://twitter.com/TedHope/status/1364374006145552385 Does anyone with a job and/or kids actually prefer the Netflix model? I hate when a new season of Stranger Things comes out and I'm like &q...
by Bertz
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 4890
Views: 204806

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

https://twitter.com/sangerkatz/status/1364693972698955778?s=19 It's interesting that these sorts of analyses basically affirm that things were worst last spring, while things like Covid-19 Projections say that the spring and summer peaks were of similar-ish size, and we're both dwarfed by this last ...
by Bertz
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7432
Views: 728536

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

FG also projects Hendricks to post an ERA over a run above his career average and Davies nearly a run above his career average. If both pitchers are relatively healthy and have performances near their career norms, the Cubs starting pitching will be far better than FG projects. Yeah, I think adjust...
by Bertz
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7432
Views: 728536

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I was looking at the FG depth chart projections, and they're really down on the defense: https://www.fangraphs.com/depthcharts.aspx?position=ALL&teamid=17 - Javy is an average shortstop - Nico is an average 2B - Marisnick is an average CF - Willson is a bad C - KB is a kind of bad 3B Those latte...
by Bertz
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 2182
Views: 300947

Re: Minor League Musings

It would sure be fun if the rotation prospects had good years, and if we went into next winter feeling like we had a flock of options, both for highish-end guys, but also as 6th-7th-8th guys who can come up at any time, and actually have a chance to be good. An ideal: Hendricks Alzolay Davies => bi...
by Bertz
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Spring Training 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 981

Re: Cubs Spring Training 2021



Looks like some prospects have in fact been added to the roster. TBD who besides Davis.
by Bertz
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Spring Training 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 981

Re: Cubs Spring Training 2021

Brent is going wild on Twitter over Nico Hoerner’s ass and hips in bo pics. Yep, it’s spring training. Yeah it's... something Speaking of Nico...Sharma and Mooney had a chat today in the Athletic. Not a ton of insight, but both guys sounded pretty confident Nico is making the team and the starting ...
by Bertz
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 903
Views: 49063

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

It's really not a big deal in the end, but it annoys me that we just let Ervin go and his spot is probably going to Maybin. I think Ervin would've handled that spot better. Honestly still prefer having both of them to giving a few million to Marisnick but whatever. I do think it likely says somethi...
by Bertz
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 48294
Views: 2493648

Re: The Politics Thread



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by Bertz
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 4890
Views: 204806

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Does the vaccine 'plans' that you guys are talking about imply that there's sufficient distribution infrastructure set up to actually get the vaccines to people? If that's just talking about production, little less excited....doesn't matter how many vaccines Pfizer etc can ship to the Walmarts and ...
by Bertz
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 4890
Views: 204806

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Does the vaccine 'plans' that you guys are talking about imply that there's sufficient distribution infrastructure set up to actually get the vaccines to people? If that's just talking about production, little less excited....doesn't matter how many vaccines Pfizer etc can ship to the Walmarts and ...
by Bertz
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 4890
Views: 204806

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

by Bertz
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Science Thread
Replies: 299
Views: 58131

Re: The Science Thread



Very astute point from...MC Hammer?!?
by Bertz
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2021 Draft Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 12862

Re: 2021 Draft Thread

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:So Jack Leiter is now working 96-100 (if the TV gun is to be believed) which was definitely not something he could do last year.


by Bertz
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2021 Draft Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 12862

Re: 2021 Draft Thread



I'm already looking forward to the inevitable article debating whether Rocker/Leiter is a better 1-2 than Cole/Bauer.
by Bertz
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 4890
Views: 204806

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

by Bertz
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Food Monstrosities
Replies: 1472
Views: 146753

Re: Food Monstrosities

I was skeptical about Pretzel Reese's, but that was very wrong and bad. They're incredible.
by Bertz
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 2182
Views: 300947

Re: Minor League Musings



Pretty cool that every level (except Iowa) is going to have at least 3 legit guys in both the lineup and the rotation.
by Bertz
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7432
Views: 728536

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

OK I am trying to catch up on the Cubs and maybe care about baseball again, so I actually read the ZIPS pre-season report and dang was that depressing. Then I tried to read the latest Cubs news and apparently we actually let a player go to an arbitration trial, which is low-class and disappointing....
by Bertz
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's HAPPening!
Replies: 194
Views: 30840

Re: It's HAPPening!

by Bertz
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Are we getting Black Monday II? Bears offseason thread
Replies: 704
Views: 16897

Re: Are we getting Black Monday II? Bears offseason thread

I don't hate the Darnold idea. The Jets' have been dysfunctional enough that it's not completely outrageous to think he can be fixed. It's certainly not the likely outcome, but it's a swing at a long term answer. And if/when he fails, he's great tank-fuel. You have to pair him with a draft pick thou...
by Bertz
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Spring Training 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 981

Re: Cubs Spring Training 2021

There were some questions if Adbert had an option or not, good to see he does have one. It’s obviously a sink or swim year for him but with a innings limit on him it’s nice to have the option for flexibility and may not be the worst thing to start him in Iowa or hold him back in Arizona or whatever...
by Bertz
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 48294
Views: 2493648

Re: The Politics Thread

https://twitter.com/patrynard/status/1362414521231568899 It doesn't change the grossness of the attempt, but I can tell you that what's going to happen here is not as scary as that description sounds. They're running a remarketing campaign through Google. So if someone searches "abortion"...
by Bertz
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5846
Views: 597047

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

NonProfitCow wrote:Tim Tebow decided to snip his baseball career.



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