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by Bertz
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Chili has gone bad
Replies: 105
Views: 2699

Re: The Chili has gone bad

i know you can't read too much into that interview but jesus god how did theo and company get tricked into hiring this idiot. My two guesses are they didn't think the guys would 100% buy in/adapt to the approach and lose their Donging ways but more blend it with their Dongs and have a super approac...
by Bertz
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 7: Patriots @ Bears noon on CBS
Replies: 17
Views: 424

Re: Week 7: Patriots @ Bears noon on CBS

https://twitter.com/FO_ASchatz/status/1052229300857004034?s=19 https://twitter.com/FO_ASchatz/status/1052229656303296514?s=19 this is where DVOA gets me, KC's defense is near the bottom in ypg allowed if not THE bottom, and yet DVOA says they are #1. I understand yards allowed isn't a great indicat...
by Bertz
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 7: Patriots @ Bears noon on CBS
Replies: 17
Views: 424

Re: Week 7: Patriots @ Bears noon on CBS



by Bertz
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Realistic Trade Targets
Replies: 69
Views: 2468

Re: Realistic Trade Targets

Sharma has brought up Doolittle on multiple occasions, even saying there's a reason he brings him up lol..... So, I'm guessing we really like him. He's got 2 club options left, at 6 and 6.5 mill. Does Happ, Monty, and one of Short or Ademan get him? Or is that not in the ballpark? Or straight up......
by Bertz
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Front Office Offseason Additons and Departures
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Front Office Offseason Additons and Departures

Shiraz has gotten a lot of love over the years in puff pieces about the FO. It's not shocking that he's leaving, but it's a little shocking that he doesn't appear to be getting a title bump to GM. He should probably be McDaniels' version of Jed Hoyer.
by Bertz
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 6: Bears @ Miami noon Sunday on Fox
Replies: 304
Views: 3724

Re: Week 6: Bears @ Miami noon Sunday on Fox

I know it's hard to think about when the loss was so frustrating, but Mitchell Trubisky is becoming really good at football. Other than the whole missing wide open receivers thing How many times did this actually happen? Honest question, I missed the first half. Didn't see him miss in the 2nd. He c...
by Bertz
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 11685

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

I don’t know if this is actually legal or how it would be accounted for by MLB (maybe they wouldn’t view it as a new deal but a continuation of his current deal and the current LT hit applies for the next 2 years and only the third year would be accounted as a new deal when that comes?) but if this...
by Bertz
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 7: Patriots @ Bears noon on CBS
Replies: 17
Views: 424

Re: Week 7: Patriots @ Bears noon on CBS

https://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/playoffodds Playoff odds still paint a pretty rosy picture. They saw Miami as a top 10 team coming into last week, so don't penalize us too bad for losing a squeaker to them on the road (even with the Osweiler factor). And the fundamentals (light schedule, lac...
by Bertz
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Realistic Trade Targets
Replies: 69
Views: 2468

Re: Realistic Trade Targets

The payroll's not coming down unless we dump salary or backfill guys with prospects. After 2019, we have a couple guys hit FA, but most/all of that money gets eaten up by arb raises. After 2020, a ton of money comes off the books, but that is because practically the entire pitching staff besides Dar...
by Bertz
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Chili has gone bad
Replies: 105
Views: 2699

Re: The Chili has gone bad

i swear mooney used to be different. that is truly awful. there is plenty coming out to suggest that the players did not like chili and thought he was detrimental, but sure, take this as an opportunity to attack the fans and the front office. He turned into a hot take doom boner artist towards the ...
by Bertz
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 11685

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

MLBTR has their arbitration projections out.

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2018/10/ ... -2019.html

If they cut Russell and Kintzler exercises his option, I have the Cubs at $205.3m ($0.7m under the cap) for tax purposes right at this moment.
by Bertz
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 1262
Views: 96866

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

It sort of irks me when a guy's scouting report changes on a dime in like a month post draft. I've seen no mention of Nico himself making a fundamental change since May, and being a Stanford guy who was always on the periphery of the first round it's not like there were limited looks on him. So were...
by Bertz
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 3256
Views: 161486

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Venom was soooooo bad. Like, I wasn't expecting much, but I had a little hope because of the weird Rotten Tomatoes thing. It reminded me of the Transformers movies, where there were portions of scenes that are actually pretty cool, but it never gets any momentum because most the movie is just straig...
by Bertz
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Pitching Staff, as a whole
Replies: 26
Views: 829

Re: The Pitching Staff, as a whole

I think, no matter what, the team needs to come away this winter with a starter with minor league options that they feel comfortable throwing into the rotation right away in the event of injuries. Ideally he's a fun prospect, but even if he's just some high floor guy that's alright. That way, betwee...
by Bertz
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3932
Views: 237665

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

They really ought to push back the season a week or two. Early November is generally better weather than late March/early April. A lot of older sportswriters raise hell at the idea of November baseball, but who gives a horsefeathers about them?
by Bertz
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 11685

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

I wonder if $40m over the cap is not as much of a red line as we expected, or if they're just particularly confident that they can dump any salary they need to. Otherwise I'm not sure how keeping Hamels works. They're already right around the LT threshold here as the offseason begins. If they're no ...
by Bertz
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye
Replies: 50
Views: 1531

Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

Packers getting crushed right now by Lions. So the Bears either will keep their one game lead in the W column or Rodgers will do more sorcery stuff. Whether it's the lingering knee injury or being 35, Rodgers has been decidedly mediocre this year. Now that obviously won't keep up, but if he's more ...
by Bertz
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 157
Views: 3846

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

Speaking of the Rockies, Ian Desmond is an option I like in a bad contract swap. He would fill our backup SS role. and is still useful against lefties. More relevantly. he's due $40 million the next three years, with a cap hit of $14m per year. Chatwood, Duensing, and Kintzler are due 34 over the n...
by Bertz
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 157
Views: 3846

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

Speaking of the Rockies, Ian Desmond is an option I like in a bad contract swap. He would fill our backup SS role. and is still useful against lefties. More relevantly. he's due $40 million the next three years, with a cap hit of $14m per year. Chatwood, Duensing, and Kintzler are due 34 over the ne...
by Bertz
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 951
Views: 57034

Re: Addison Russell

The Cubs were willing to trade a ton for a guy who had a DV history and got no real blowback over the long term. Other than this being a different environment after #MeToo, what makes anyone believe they will just drop Addison for nothing? If anything, I could see them hanging onto him until the su...
by Bertz
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 157
Views: 3846

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

For someone with the inclination to figure it out, which of these catchers with a decent RAA are FA this year? http://www.statcorner.com/CatcherReport.php Looks like Mathis(1), Grandal(2), and Maldonado(8). Austin Hedges(10), could probably be had in trade without it being painful. Also. I find it ...
by Bertz
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 157
Views: 3846

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

This doesn't really factor much into our plans per se, outside of luxury tax implications, but it just occurred to me that KB's arbitration number is going to be pretty interesting based on his performance this year. Has anyone ever gone down in salary from A1 to A2? You only usually go down if you...
by Bertz
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 11685

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

Hamels is pretty comfortably worth 1/20. IMO, but I don't expect him back. The team's payroll situation is too tight currently, and picking it up and trying to flip him could be too problematic for what would likely only be a moderate reward. I expect one of Harper/Machado, and then a trade of Schwa...
by Bertz
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 4: Tampa @ Bears SUNDAY AT NOON on Fox
Replies: 158
Views: 3400

Re: Week 4: Tampa @ Bears SUNDAY AT NOON on Fox

https://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/playoffodds Bears now clear favorites to win the division, and nearly 80% to make the playoffs. DAVE, which at this point is I believe a 50/50 blend of how they were projected coming into the year and how they've played so far, has them as the third best team ...
by Bertz
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 4: Tampa @ Bears SUNDAY AT NOON on Fox
Replies: 158
Views: 3400

Re: Week 4: Tampa @ Bears SUNDAY AT NOON on Fox

https://twitter.com/Johnathan_Wood1/status/1046493199366311938?s=19 There's also his 17 rushes for 117 yards, which would pace to 68/468. Mitch still looked a bit shakey at the start of the game, but basically was prime Aaron Rodgers after that first TD. I'm hoping that pass got the monkey off his ...

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