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by Bertz
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5485
Views: 380228

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat



Did we know that Edward's had the best fastball spin rate in baseball? Also, does Carl not have a dedicated thread?
by Bertz
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Bold Prediction Time
Replies: 73
Views: 1056

Re: 2019 Bold Prediction Time

Paraphrasing myself from another thread earlier this winter, but Tyler Chatwood the reliever might look an awful lot like Cubs era Wade Davis: - Both are big time spin rate guys (Chatwood's actually better) - Both guys can't throw strikes (Chatwood's Zone% last year was 43.3%, Davis' was 43.4% with ...
by Bertz
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency, 2019-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 665

Re: International Free Agency, 2019-2020

I wonder about the prudence of basically committing your full IFA bonus pool for one premium prospect like in the alleged agreements of the NYY and A's with Dominguez and Puason, respectively. You can always trade for more space/pool money I guess, but teams might not cooperate. I don't think I'd w...
by Bertz
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Bold Prediction Time
Replies: 73
Views: 1056

Re: 2019 Bold Prediction Time

Good Stuff - The pitching is really good, top 3 by ERA and top 5ish by more advanced measures. It's basically the staff we thought we were going to get last season. - Darvish in particular shoves, but Cubs Twitter continues to irrationally hate him because of some high profile blowup against like th...
by Bertz
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5485
Views: 380228

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

https://twitter.com/BleacherNation/status/1095772768220692480 Remember when projections (not necessarily PECOTA but others) had the Cubs winning like 105 games a couple of years ago? pecota is big on framing right? i bet if we swapped out contreras for grandal we'd just to first Sort of. Their fram...
by Bertz
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 3057
Views: 189104

Re: TV thread

Hulu's future is a pretty big question mark anyway. With all the different media outlets building their own streaming service, there's a good chance it falls apart in the next few years, imo. I have a feeling Disney will eventually buy the last 30% ownership stake in Hulu, and then just merge it wi...
by Bertz
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 2882
Views: 161936

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

The Bryce Harper 'Dexter Fowler surprise spring training show up' is definitely happening today* https://twitter.com/MeganMawicke/status/1095398820177825793 * or there's a more reasonable explanation Based on how this winter has gone it's probably more like Darvish has late stage leprosy and they'r...
by Bertz
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 2882
Views: 161936

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I'm willing to be shown wrong, but I don't remember his really bad off the field stuff being a known when he was signed. There was stuff like an altercation with an umpire and some fights with teammates, but I think the DV stuff came out at the end, possibly when he was already on the Mariners.
by Bertz
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Chicago Bears offseason
Replies: 220
Views: 8985

Re: Chicago Bears offseason

David wrote:great news, we aren't signing kareem hunt


Yeah, I didn't think they were going to, but a pretty big relief to have it confirmed.
by Bertz
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4196
Views: 283783

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

EVERY. HORSEFEATHERING. TIME.

by Bertz
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1206
Views: 75111

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

The more I look at this team the more I am able to talk myself into the pitching staff. The starting staff isn't sexy, but it looks solidly above average. There's upside there too. Darvish obviously, but Quintana too. For as bad as he was last year, his velocity was fine, and he threw strikes and mi...
by Bertz
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: BA, BP, Fangraphs & Keith Law's Cubs' Top Prospects List
Replies: 68
Views: 4372

Re: BA, BP & Fangraphs Cubs' Top Prospects List

I find it hard to complain about McLeod when the totality of his drafts and signing periods has been pretty stellar. More balance would obviously be nice, but dumping him because he can't develop pitchers would seem to be a real "throwing out the baby with the bathwater" situation. Agreed...
by Bertz
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: BA, BP, Fangraphs & Keith Law's Cubs' Top Prospects List
Replies: 68
Views: 4372

Re: BA, BP & Fangraphs Cubs' Top Prospects List

I find it hard to complain about McLeod when the totality of his drafts and signing periods has been pretty stellar. More balance would obviously be nice, but dumping him because he can't develop pitchers would seem to be a real "throwing out the baby with the bathwater" situation.
by Bertz
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: BA, BP, Fangraphs & Keith Law's Cubs' Top Prospects List
Replies: 68
Views: 4372

Re: BA, BP & Fangraphs Cubs' Top Prospects List

I don’t have Premium but I believe this is Keith Law’s Cubs Top 10 Prospects: 1. Amaya 2. Hoerner 3. Marquez 4. Alzolay 5. Davis 6. Roederer 7. Ademan 8. de la Cruz 9. Uelman 10. Swarmer That 8-10 sure is different. 7-10 is a little jumbled. Here's the full list: 1. Miguel Amaya 2. Nico Hoerner 3. ...
by Bertz
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 2882
Views: 161936

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Yeah ZiPS has been mostly broken since Nate Silver left. The issue du jour IMO is that they're overstating the predictive power of their proprietary statistics, as cool as they are. That being said the overall point still stands that the Cubs are super vulnerable. All five teams in the division are ...
by Bertz
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Video Game Thread
Replies: 1492
Views: 99651

Re: Video Game Thread

Has anyone played Wargroove yet? I read that it's supposed to be the spiritual successor to Advance Wars, which if even a little true means I'm probably going to put 1000+ hours into it. Also, I'm early on but Kingdom Hearts 3 is kind of incredible. A little too easy but that's really my only compla...
by Bertz
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4196
Views: 283783

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

i feel like mentioning the 58mph base line like this is more than a little silly considering his arm was in tatters but whatever, here's an article on driveline and kyle zimmer https://twitter.com/rustindodd/status/1092432585408565248 I feel like "he went to Driveline" is going to be the ...
by Bertz
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 2882
Views: 161936

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I'm not worried about them getting their money. This is just the new normal. The modern ivy league front office is so far up its own ass that it can't get anything done (FA or trade) without a deadline. You will see teams fill holes in November/December, but luxury items are going to be a Jan/Feb th...
by Bertz
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1206
Views: 75111

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

The AAA relievers are gonna need to learn to hit and play positions to be able to keep even half of them. Speaking of that I was kind of hoping we would be the ones to grab Matt Davidson, but the Rangers signed him yesterday. He's going to be a fun Michael Lorenzen type for somebody. I like the app...
by Bertz
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1206
Views: 75111

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



It was probably safe to assume Barnette had minor league options but good to see confirmation
by Bertz
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 3508
Views: 203482

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Batman Beyond is awesome. It's been several years so I don't know how it holds up, but I especially remember Return of the Joker being incredible.
by Bertz
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 2882
Views: 161936

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

the other weird thing is why are we not at least pretending we're interested...what reason is there behind putting the message out there that they are in a budget crunch? why piss off your fans when you can make it look like you tried and you just didn't win out? none of it makes sense to me. there...
by Bertz
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Video Game Thread
Replies: 1492
Views: 99651

Re: Video Game Thread

I certainly understand the frustration, but technical issues/outages happen. And two hours is REALLY fast to have it resolved. Outages do happen, but crap like this is exactly why everyone told Microsoft to horsefeathers off to start this generation when they unveiled their always online plan. Why ...
by Bertz
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: BA, BP, Fangraphs & Keith Law's Cubs' Top Prospects List
Replies: 68
Views: 4372

Re: BA, BP & Fangraphs Cubs' Top Prospects List

In Keith Law's rankings Amaya came in at 91 and Hoerner came in at 110
by Bertz
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors
Replies: 147
Views: 13940

Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

I'd think rangy and young OF Jason Heyward would look great running down balls in that huge outfield. (except that one time last year that ball hit off his head and he got injured or whatever.....) If you trust Ian Happ as the backup CF, Heyward for Cueto makes a ton of sense for both teams (Cubs w...

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