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by Bertz
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 1: Bears @ Stupid Cheeseheads 7:20pm NBC
Replies: 500
Views: 7235

Re: Week 1: Bears @ Stupid Cheeseheads 7:20pm NBC

I'm assuming they would have gotten something done with Amos if not for the Mack move, but now they'll have to do it next offseason. It should be fine, it looks like the Bears have ~20 million to play with (Spotrac says 30.1, but that's not updated for Goldman yet), and that's before any cuts to guy...
by Bertz
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 1: Bears @ Stupid Cheeseheads 7:20pm NBC
Replies: 500
Views: 7235

Re: Week 1: Bears @ Stupid Cheeseheads 7:20pm NBC

I feel pretty good about this game, even though objectively it's probably the toughest one on the schedule. The first 3-4 weeks of the year are generally the most prone to weird stuff happening, especially the last several years since the amount of practice time teams have during training camp has b...
by Bertz
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1467
Views: 73697

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

Lol so tell me, are guys like Brady and Montana or whatever other QB with a winning record just lucky? Getting by on the strength of their teams and coaches? We watched Cutler for years miss on down field passes when he just needed 5 yards to keep a drive alive at the end of the game. Stafford’s wi...
by Bertz
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1467
Views: 73697

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

Winners? Losers? *massiveeyerollgif* Lol so tell me, are guys like Brady and Montana or whatever other QB with a winning record just lucky? Getting by on the strength of their teams and coaches? We watched Cutler for years miss on down field passes when he just needed 5 yards to keep a drive alive ...
by Bertz
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread
Replies: 120
Views: 4397

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

I don't expect big moves on the pitching side. I think they bring back Cole, and otherwise focus on depth. The main goal basically being not caught with their pants down again like they did this summer. Basically I'm expecting something like this - Exercise Cole's option - Sign Bryce - Trade Happ to...
by Bertz
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1467
Views: 73697

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

If Trubisky is for real, and I believe in him, this team is loaded. Defense was above average before Roquan and Mack, and should be comfortably Top 10 now. Skill players are great if Robinson is back to at least his '16 form. And the O-line is higher variance than I'd like but is probably at least a...
by Bertz
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2444
Views: 167252

Re: The Cardinals

Yes the Cardinals will probably not win the division but it could get uncomfortably close with the long road trip against .500 and above teams and the back end of 23 in a row while the Cardinals play the Reds, Tigers, Nationals and Pirates. And the Cubs should have run away with it while the opposi...
by Bertz
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 2713
Views: 140669

Re: TV thread

If anyone is still watching, Mr Robot will end after the upcoming season 4. Am definitely still watching. Last season was great and had some amazing episodes. Yeah the show really rebounded from a bit of a down season 2. The one with the riot at the Evilcorp building was probably my favorite episod...
by Bertz
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 350
Views: 22127

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Saw this on ESPN. Insurance money from Darvish helped pay for Murphy "As we mentioned at the time, the Cole Hamels trade was exceptionally CBT-friendly, and therefore, we still had room under the threshold to fit Murphy," Hoyer said. "In addition, the insurance money we are receiving...
by Bertz
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: sam miller appreciation thread
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: sam miller appreciation thread

I LOVE Sam Miller.

I can't decide if he's the most fun of the analytical writers, or the most analytical of the fun writers, but whatever he is he's awesome.
by Bertz
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5184
Views: 308739

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I mean, unless you expect them to play at an .800 win percentage the rest of the way... Its not so much that, its that the Cubs will take a horsefeathers combined with the Cards surge. My only concern is this long stretch without a day off will have a toll. We just need the Cardinals to cool off by...
by Bertz
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Your MLB End Caps
Replies: 33
Views: 1385

Re: Your MLB End Caps

TomtheBombadil wrote:Elvis Andrus and Colon


Samesies
by Bertz
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 1202
Views: 89207

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

BA’s best tools: https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/minor-leaguers-with-major-league-tools/ Best control in the SL: Duncan Robinson Best defensive SS in the SL: Zack Short Best defensive C in the MWL: Miguel Amaya Best defensive 1B in the MWL: Jared Young I didn't realize Short was a plus defe...
by Bertz
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 350
Views: 22127

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Sounds like the plan is for Yu to have rehab starts on the 19th, 24th, and 29th, which would bring him back around Labor Day for the Brewers series.
by Bertz
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1467
Views: 73697

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

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2 ... uarantees/

Looks like Roquan's money can only be voided if he's a Vontaze Burfict level sociopath on the field, which seems fair. Glad it was the Bears that caved, they were in the wrong.
by Bertz
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread
Replies: 235
Views: 12693

Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Bote isn't going anywhere. But I can definitely see one or two of Addy, Almora, and Happ being shipped out for pitching. This is what I'm expecting. I think we sign Bryce or Manny, deal one of those three (likely Happ if Harper. Russell if Machado) for pitching, and Bote takes Seal Boy's roster spo...
by Bertz
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: How much is 1 WAR worth?
Replies: 45
Views: 1576

Re: How much is 1 WAR worth?

538 currently has them at 26% to win the WS, which seems bonkers. I always thought anything really higher than 15% during the regular season was really kinda pointless. It is. Just running some quick numbers, if you were favored in every single playoff game 57/43, you'd have a 26.6% chance of winni...
by Bertz
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cole Hamels: Somehow Justin Verlander
Replies: 95
Views: 5030

Re: Cole Hamels: Somehow Justin Verlander

Someone (Duke) tell me this is sustainable As a Cub he's throwing 93.6 mph. His high for a season is 93.7. Now that's skewed because most guys throw softer in April and then ramp it up. but his velocity is nearly nearly where it was in his prime. My guess is he's not back to being an ace, but there...
by Bertz
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Jorge De La Rosa
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Cubs Sign Jorge De La Rosa

De La Rosa at least looks like he can still get lefties out reasonably well. It's not much but with Duensing and Rosario unable to clear that low bar it should be an upgrade.
by Bertz
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1477
Views: 104156

Re: Baez impresses Baez

While Javy is objectively swinging at more pitches both in and out of the strikezone, I would guess that if we had the numbers we'd find that the quality of pitches he's swinging at is a lot better. To me it seems like he's swinging at far fewer "what the horsefeathers are you doing" type ...
by Bertz
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Jorge De La Rosa
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Cubs Sign Jorge De La Rosa

by Bertz
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread
Replies: 235
Views: 12693

Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Yeah I'm not super high on the predictive power of launch angle and exit velocity, despite the fact that you'd think they'd be incredible for that. Pre-statcast we'd handwave all sorts of small sample size stuff away as luck that's unlikely to repeat itself....and most of the time we'd be right. Now...
by Bertz
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 33461

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

If somehow we could convince Kershaw to opt out after this year and pay him 6 years/185-200 million, we might be better off than Harper at 10yrs./350 million. Kershaw certainly fills a bigger need than Harper, especially with the emergence of Bote possibly moving Bryant to the OF . https://i.giphy....
by Bertz
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 307
Views: 14522

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

I'm not too worried about losing Eloy. Even with him destroying AAA it's doubtful that he's much more than Schwarber. Maybe we chose the wrong arm to cash him in for, but using him to shore up the rotation was absolutely the right move. Cease is looking more and more likely to actually be something,...
by Bertz
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3846
Views: 224539

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread


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