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by Bertz
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4494
Views: 226611

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

pretty sure the sound at wrigley has been coming from the video boards since they put those in. they put some loud ass speakers there and the neighborhood was immediately complaining about how the music could be heard from a mile away. The first week or two was insane. I lived just east of Halsted ...
by Bertz
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 936
Views: 32228

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

Todd McShay put out a draft buzz article this morning, and it has got some interesting tidbits in it. http://www.espn.com/nfl/draft2018/insider/story/_/id/23290452/todd-mcshay-2018-nfl-draft-buzz-everything-hearing-top-prospects-teams-picks -Browns are taking a QB at 1, increasingly looking like All...
by Bertz
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 234
Views: 11494

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

Keith Law released his initial Top 50 this morning. He says to expect a run on college guys to open the draft, since after Casey Mize no one has really differentiated themselves on talent. Of the guys he has ranked in our vicinity, I think I like Noah Naylor. Law comped him to Brett Lawrie as a fron...
by Bertz
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 936
Views: 32228

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

Almost literally the same player as Josh Bellamy (I'm one of the rare Bears fans that don't hate him). 4th/5th WR who can play well on special teams. That's what I figured. I don't hate Bellamy, I just wish he would drop less passes when he gets forced into to receiving lineup. I'd this guy drops l...
by Bertz
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 936
Views: 32228

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

Not sure I'd like trading down this far, but 8 and 115 for 23,31, and 95 is in the vicinity from the outdated trade value chart..... It'd give us 4 picks in the top 95 and you'd still have an early 4th too, to navigate with somewhat. It looks like trading with the Bills for 22, 53, and 56 would be ...
by Bertz
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Wrigleyville-ish parking question
Replies: 27
Views: 706

Re: Wrigleyville-ish parking question

Parking is pretty decent around Logan Square, but going from there to and from the field is a huge pain. I used to live in Logan while dating my future wife who was in Wrigleyville. Going west to east in Chicago is the worst. Your best option is probably uber. That or do intermediate activities off ...
by Bertz
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-8-18
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-8-18

DJ Wilson looks fun

by Bertz
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 936
Views: 32228

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

Relevant to the Nelson discussion: https://www.theringer.com/2018/4/5/17200244/quenton-nelson-notre-dame-draft-prospect-top-five-pick Offensive line nerds have been gushing about Nelson for months, and their outpouring of love starts with his uncommon mean streak. Plenty of offensive linemen play wi...
by Bertz
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 15
Views: 1292

Re: Regular Season Rumors

by Bertz
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 234
Views: 11494

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

Now that Holland has signed, it looks like the Cubs' top picks are #24, #62, #77, #78, and #98, and they'll have just over $7.5 million in their bonus pools.
by Bertz
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 936
Views: 32228

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

How many teams trade up in the draft for a DB? Seems like a position not suited for that kind of draft pursuit. If 4 qbs go before the bears pick, the bears better take the best available at 8 because pretty much all of the left over top picks fit a Bears need, save maybe WR. Even then.... Was just...
by Bertz
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 936
Views: 32228

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

Bears get Quenton Nelson in Matt Miller's most recent mock: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2766224-2018-nfl-mock-draft-matt-millers-latest-predictions-with-1-month-remaining Mel Kiper also has the Bears getting Nelson http://www.espn.com/nfl/draft2018/insider/story/_/id/22917443/nfl-mock-draft-...
by Bertz
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2018 Cubs Bold Predictions Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 2836

Re: 2018 Cubs Bold Predictions Thread

-Happ & Schwarber both cut their strikeout rates to the low 20's and improve their defense to the point where they are 4+ win guys. - Zobrist is a trainwreck, so much so that we're considering releasing him after the year - The pitching staff is basically as good as in 2016, but less reliant on ...
by Bertz
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cobb to Orioles
Replies: 32
Views: 1483

Re: Cobb to Orioles

Really interested to see if those numbers end up accurate. If so good for him. Weird market this year though. An absolute nightmare for mediocre corner infielders with old player skills, but most other guys did pretty well. I expected more money for Jarrod Dyson and Lance Lynn, but mostly it's that ...
by Bertz
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 214
Views: 12314

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

So is the assumption still generally that he and Boras are almost certainly going to be looking for a long-term deal? Or would they maybe be swayed by a shorter deal with an insane yearly salary? The former definitely still seems to make the most sense since if he took a ridiculously expensive 5-ye...
by Bertz
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Things are looking Grimm for Justin
Replies: 49
Views: 2184

Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

According to Sharma it looks like Anthony Bass is likely going to get the last spot in the bullpen now that Grimm is bad. Really? Anthony Bass is the guy they take? I think I'd prefer Eddie Butler for that last spot. It was the Athletic so I won't post it all here but the long and short of it is th...
by Bertz
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Things are looking Grimm for Justin
Replies: 49
Views: 2184

Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

According to Sharma it looks like Anthony Bass is likely going to get the last spot in the bullpen now that Grimm is bad.
by Bertz
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 936
Views: 32228

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

Barkley is a really interesting wrinkle, as the Browns and Giants are both rumored to be picking him #1/2. Browns could go Barkley and gamble their guy is there or trade up to 2/3 to get whomever they like (this was the rumor last year in which Pace gamed them to trade up to 49ers for Trubisky). Or...
by Bertz
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 936
Views: 32228

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

OK, so we went into this with 51.7 mill to spend, counting draft picks....This includes Fuller, Bellamy, Meredith, and Callahan. Although, we may need to match offer sheets, which would increase their number. Supposedly we're looking at extending Goldman and Amos too, which would increase their num...
by Bertz
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 936
Views: 32228

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

Wilson was a perfect fit with Robinson. Now that's he's not an option AND we got Burton, what's the best fit at WR for us? Snead maybe? What's Kendall Wright's market gonna look like? Yeah this is where I'd expect them to go. Gives Trubisky a guy he already knows, and they have plenty of other plac...
by Bertz
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Jake Arrieta Signs with the Phillies for 3/$75M
Replies: 127
Views: 4527

Re: Jake Arrieta Signs with the Phillies for 3/$75M

An underrated part of the Arrieta story is watching him transform into god-mode Jake in 2014. We still had no idea what was going on with the rotation then. It ultimately didn't matter because we still sucked that year. But his ascension was huge in shaping the last three years for us. I still can'...
by Bertz
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 234
Views: 11494

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

So mlb.com had the Cubs picking 24th, 63rd, 76th (comp pick for Davis) and 98th in the top 3 rounds. With the Arrieta signing, does that become 24th, 63rd, 76th, 77th and 99th? That sounds about right +/- a spot or two on the comp picks (might still depend on where Cobb and Holland go since they ar...
by Bertz
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 234
Views: 11494

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

https://twitter.com/jeffpassan/status/972497154097819648?s=21 His arm is going to explode from that splitter. I have to question the need to throw so many splitters, and by all accounts he threw a bunch, in an early season game against an OOC opponent. I get that he's showing off for scouts and all...
by Bertz
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3229
Views: 157059

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/972130998661124096 So if this is true this means there is a potential that there might be a Cubs game where we will only be able to watch on Facebook and nowhere else? I'd assume it would be like the Thursday night football games that Twitter/Amazon have had,...
by Bertz
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 936
Views: 32228

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

I'm a big Landry fan, but I would have a hard time trading draft picks for the right to pay him big money. For the same money you could probably do Paul Richardson and Albert Wilson, plus whatever that draft pick gets you. The nice thing about having a smoldering crater where your WR core is suppose...

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