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by Bertz
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1631
Views: 82461

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I've always wondered how much a guy like Bryce Harper brings to a team in terms of additional revenue and how they go about trying to factor that in. Not a ton beyond the benefits of winning. Most revenue from merch and other stuff like that goes into one big league-wide pot. Because the Cubs are a...
by Bertz
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1631
Views: 82461

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Both MLB Network and ESPN2 just had Harper segments and the Cubs weren't mentioned once. Charles the cat must be hanging out in different, totally real Las Vegas lobbies than the national writers. The next rumor he gets right will be his first. Is everyone excited for Greg Maddux pitching coach tho...
by Bertz
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 692
Views: 34274

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."



This is going to be a really good winter to build out a bullpen on the cheap
by Bertz
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 692
Views: 34274

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Consider this scenario: The Cubs move Zobrist to a contender for some prospects. They then use that money to sign a top-tier reliever, bring in a contact hitter like Brantley or Markakis and then could still make a move to add an infielder via trade. And the prospects added via the Zobrist trade wo...
by Bertz
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 14: LA Rams at Bears Sunday Night on NBC
Replies: 222
Views: 3160

Re: Week 14: LA Rams at Bears Sunday Night on NBC

The Vikings are not going into Seattle and winning a game. Win one more game and it's over, and it would be soooooooo sweet if it came next week against the Packers.
by Bertz
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1631
Views: 82461

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I don't like the sounds of "professional hitter." Especially when coming from a guy like Ralph, that evokes some half measure horsefeathers like Lemahieu or McCutchen. Hard pass. My mind went to Jed Lowrie or Brantley Gross, though admittedly a little less than my names. In my mind, if th...
by Bertz
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1631
Views: 82461

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I don't like the sounds of "professional hitter." Especially when coming from a guy like Ralph, that evokes some half measure horsefeathers like Lemahieu or McCutchen. Hard pass.
by Bertz
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1631
Views: 82461

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Bryce is coming to the cubs. It’s been in the works for months if not years. Theo is doing all this posturing to save like 1 million AAV and I love him for it. IF....the Cubs sign Harper - how in the hell do they re-sign Bryant? Between Harper and Heyride alone - thats projected to be $60M for 2 pl...
by Bertz
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1631
Views: 82461

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

wishful thinking - harper wants to come to the cubs really really badly and the cubs know it and the budget talk is a ploy to drive down his contract a bit yep i'm going with that :-" if you wanna do wishful thinking, just pretend that we have the budget for harper and he wants to be here, but...
by Bertz
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1631
Views: 82461

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Darvish looks a lot dumber if it really did take us out of Harper range. And Cole! I like Cole and think he'll be solid but spending $20 million with this supposed tight budget doesn't seem like a great use of resources. And Kintzler. Cole and Kintzler are moves they made late enough in the game th...
by Bertz
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1631
Views: 82461

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

The long and short of it is that all of our beat writers except Sharma are morons, and Sharma's not a big time inside sources guy. If Passan/Rosenthal say something, give it some weight, otherwise it's either nonsense or coming from someone who puts out enough nonsense that you can't really say what...
by Bertz
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Goldschmidt to Cardinals
Replies: 50
Views: 1750

Re: Goldschmidt to Cardinals

The Cards were always going to make a big move on offense. This sucks, though it fortunately sucks way less than them getting a comparable player in Donaldson for only money or them getting much better players in Harper/Machado.

I expect them to end up with Kimbrel as well.
by Bertz
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 692
Views: 34274

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

They're totally going to spend $30m on Hamels, a reliever, and a backup catcher and then try and tell us with a straight face that they didn't have the money for Bryce, aren't they?
by Bertz
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4034
Views: 261696

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

by Bertz
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Segura to Phillies Pending NTC
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: Segura to Phillies Pending NTC

jersey cubs fan wrote:https://twitter.com/BNightengale/status/1069608673310167041



Death, taxes, and Bob Nightengale almost immediately being shown to be wrong
by Bertz
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 13: Bears at Giants, Sunday at noon on Fox
Replies: 187
Views: 3642

Re: Week 13: Bears at Giants, Sunday at noon on Fox

Win 1 of the next 3 and worst case scenario Week 17 is for the division, win 2 and Vikings have to win out to win the division (pardon me while I have September PTSD flashbacks) Yeah, when looking at it this way things still look really good. And the Vikings are gonna have a real tough time winning...
by Bertz
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 13: Bears at Giants, Sunday at noon on Fox
Replies: 187
Views: 3642

Re: Week 13: Bears at Giants, Sunday at noon on Fox

I think I'm ultimately more pumped about how awesome the last two minutes of regulation were than I am up upset about the loss. That was incredible.

*I maintain the ability to change my mind about this if the Vikings manage to win in Foxborough
by Bertz
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 13: Bears at Giants, Sunday at noon on Fox
Replies: 187
Views: 3642

Re: Week 13: Bears at Giants, Sunday at noon on Fox

If the Bears lose this how do you feel about the rest of the games? vs LAR - Bears can win this and might but more likely than not they lose 8-5 vs GB - Should win but I think the last time a competitive Bears team beat the Packers in a game they needed to have was in 2010. I’ll pick win but don’t ...
by Bertz
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1631
Views: 82461

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Bryant's hairline is receding so fast we'll be able to track it with Statcast next year
by Bertz
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 13: Bears at Giants, Sunday at noon on Fox
Replies: 187
Views: 3642

Re: Week 13: Bears at Giants, Sunday at noon on Fox

Soul wrote:When did 55+ yard FGs become so much more realistic?


I feel like for the longest time there was just Janikowski, but then Prater got there and suddenly everyone could do it. It's the football equivalent of how all relievers throw at least 95 mph now.
by Bertz
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1070
Views: 68317

Re: Addison Russell

Russell hit .250/.317/.340 last year and is in line to make ~6 million in arbitration. Even if a grievance would be filed (I've never heard of such a thing for a non-tender), it would not be tough to argue that it was merit based. Hell, he made 17 errors in 2/3's of a season, so they could play dumb...
by Bertz
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cano and Diaz to Mets?
Replies: 26
Views: 1131

Re: Cano and Diaz to Mets?

Holy horsefeathering horsefeathers, Mets. LOL https://twitter.com/jeffpassan/status/1068333908817793026?s=21 If this holds up, it's basically the Vernon wells trade. You read the players involved and you're like "Okay okay this all makes sense" but you keep reading and you never find that...
by Bertz
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cano and Diaz to Mets?
Replies: 26
Views: 1131

Re: Cano and Diaz to Mets?

Holy horsefeathering horsefeathers, Mets. LOL https://twitter.com/jeffpassan/status/1068333908817793026?s=21 If this holds up, it's basically the Vernon wells trade. You read the players involved and you're like "Okay okay this all makes sense" but you keep reading and you never find that...

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