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by Bertz
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Chicago Bears offseason
Replies: 233
Views: 10324

Re: Chicago Bears offseason

There it is

by Bertz
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Sports Media Thread
Replies: 1256
Views: 75482

Re: Sports Media Thread

When looking at both frequency and quality, Jeff was probably the best baseball writer out there aside from Grant, and he works in a very different lane. This is a pretty huge loss.
by Bertz
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Favorite Cubs dongs?
Replies: 63
Views: 712

Re: Favorite Cubs dongs?

For some reason the Aramis one against the Brewers is still my favorite by a pretty wide margin
by Bertz
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 3099
Views: 191629

Re: TV thread

So while I'm talking about my binge of AD, I just hit the 4th season. I know there was an original cut of 15 mostly solo episodes and then a remixed 22 episode season which cut up the stories a bit...if anyone has seen them both, which do you recommend watching? Netflix really wants to push the rem...
by Bertz
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Spring Training Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 5585

Re: 2019 Spring Training Thread

Joe's inability to admit a mistake is almost pathological at this point. This would have been such an easy one to go "yeah we want to look for opportunities to get him a little more rest in the first half this year" and be done with it.
by Bertz
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5563
Views: 384616

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: 90
Views: 2098

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: 845

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: 90
Views: 2098

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: 5563
Views: 384616

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: 3099
Views: 191629

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: 3071
Views: 172432

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: 3071
Views: 172432

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: 233
Views: 10324

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: 4230
Views: 286950

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: 1223
Views: 78080

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 & MLB Pipeline's Cubs' Top Prospects List
Replies: 77
Views: 5454

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 & MLB Pipeline's Cubs' Top Prospects List
Replies: 77
Views: 5454

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 & MLB Pipeline's Cubs' Top Prospects List
Replies: 77
Views: 5454

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: 3071
Views: 172432

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: 1508
Views: 100918

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: 4230
Views: 286950

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: 3071
Views: 172432

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: 1223
Views: 78080

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: 1223
Views: 78080

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

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