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by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4734
Views: 344962

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Come on, man; how long does one season's worth of a Fangraphs defensive rating get to be the sort of thing you can hang a statement like this on? Schwarber has over 2600 innings (~285 full games) in the OF with a UZR/150 of +8.8. He has multiple seasons of 90+ games in the OF with at least an 8.8 U...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4734
Views: 344962

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Schwarber would be less valuable in the AL/as a DH only because he adds positive value on defense and you’d be taking that away. Come on, man; how long does one season's worth of a Fangraphs defensive rating get to be the sort of thing you can hang a statement like this on? Schwarber has over 2600 ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 29806
Views: 1396298

Re: Politics & Current Events

Unsurprising to me that old people in a beltway-adjacent state want the 'back to normal' candidate.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 3488
Views: 236145

Re: TV thread

I'm kinda surprised to see Dead to Me categorized as a comedy, or maybe as a great TV comedy. To me it felt similar to Santa Clarita Diet, but with the comedy/drama proportions flipped. I liked it.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Video Game Thread
Replies: 1662
Views: 125171

Re: Video Game Thread

What are everyone's thoughts on the Switch? Thinking about getting one with Mario Maker 2 coming out. I pulled the trigger on one a few months back and really like it. Big benefits for me are being able to play without monopolizing the TV, making flights go by faster, and the games I have I’m likel...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2619
Views: 225020

Re: The Cardinals

Their extensions have been absolute nightmares so far. 36 year old Molina is making $20M this year and $20M in 2020 while putting up an 82 wRC+. 33 year old Matt Carpenter is due $18.5M in 2020 and another $18.5M in 2021 with a 2022 option of $18.5M while providing a 97 wRC+ so far this year. 33 ye...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2367
Views: 135666

Re: soccer soccer soccer

huge win over france for the U20s. Good to have younger age group success. But why the hell is Sargent not there if he isn't playing in the gold cup? The reasoning they've given is that Sargent has already proven himself at that level last cycle, and even if he just missed the cut(Berhalter's comme...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6082
Views: 450003

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

It is! But in a very shaky bullpen missing any kind of real power arm, I can't help but be wary when a dude not only stops getting as many ground balls, but also isn't striking out nearly as many guys, too. Relying too much on, "oh, I'll just get them to fly out," seems a bit iffy for a g...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6082
Views: 450003

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

https://twitter.com/ballskwok/status/1136676104729714688 Decent, but his strike out and groundball rates are still pretty disappointing given what he's done in the past. Promising, to be sure, but it's not like he's back to his old self. It is different, but in a good way. That FIP would be a caree...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 402
Views: 25671

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

Sammy Sofa wrote:Image

If you spend money on this team you're a [expletive].


using a Jim Jordan gif is twisting the knife, imo
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 186
Views: 6233

Re: Kimbrel?

Now that this is happening, I'll say that there's things to worry about with Kimbrel, from the long layoff, to being almost 32, to any reliever being a roll of the dice to a certain degree. However, for a very, very long time Kimbrel has been insanely good , so there's plenty of reason to be excite...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 186
Views: 6233

Re: Kimbrel?

Now that this is happening, I'll say that there's things to worry about with Kimbrel, from the long layoff, to being almost 32, to any reliever being a roll of the dice to a certain degree. However, for a very, very long time Kimbrel has been insanely good , so there's plenty of reason to be excited...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 186
Views: 6233

Re: Kimbrel?

by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 186
Views: 6233

Re: Kimbrel?

Is anybody else in that limbo where they want this to happen, while still being pretty sure it would end up being a disaster? I saw the Rosenthal tweet and knew I needed to come to this thread before it happened to mention that I'm paranoid Kimbrel is going to be terrible, between age and the super...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Cord Cutting advice
Replies: 76
Views: 3042

Re: Cord Cutting advice

Cobra Kai is fantastic. Question for Youtube TV users. I have PS Vue and the only drawback for that is for instance the Cubs play at 7pm and I am recording it. I want to start watching the game at 8pm while the game is still in progress, I can't start from the start of the game and then fast forwar...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Cord Cutting advice
Replies: 76
Views: 3042

Re: Cord Cutting advice

Cobra Kai is fantastic. Question for Youtube TV users. I have PS Vue and the only drawback for that is for instance the Cubs play at 7pm and I am recording it. I want to start watching the game at 8pm while the game is still in progress, I can't start from the start of the game and then fast forwar...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 8690

Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Draft vaguely reminds me of our 2008 draft (Cashner, Shafer, Chris Carpenter, Justin Bristow early on). I actually liked that draft at the time, so I'll reserve judgment on this one, but time obviously hasn't made that class look all that great. I'm just curious what their plan is with all these ar...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 8690

Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Watching people turn into Comic book guy about the first round pick is one of my favorite traditions.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu May 30, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 125
Views: 4798

Re: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore

like I always say, can't spell Cargo's Dead Cat Bounce without Cargo
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu May 30, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2367
Views: 135666

Re: soccer soccer soccer

The U-20 World Cup is wrapping up the group stage this week, and Honduras still had a chance to advance despite being 0-2 if they beat fellow 0-2 Norway and got a little help. Honduras....will not be advancing: https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matche ... h-timeline
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed May 29, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Cord Cutting advice
Replies: 76
Views: 3042

Re: Cord Cutting advice

Which streaming services do the local channels? I'd like to get the retro OTA channels around me. Depends on the market, https://suppose.tv is your friend in that case. I've not encountered a streaming service that does locals outside of ABC/NBC/Fox/CBS though, maybe toss in PBS too. So if your end...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed May 29, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6082
Views: 450003

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

...do you think BN just makes stuff up? No, I just didn't find a corroborating article from a beat writer at the time I posted it, so I was acknowledging that this was a second hand news story, that's all You mean aside from the one linked in the BN article? https://chicago.suntimes.com/cubs/2019/5...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed May 29, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Cord Cutting advice
Replies: 76
Views: 3042

Re: Cord Cutting advice

More of you cord cutters need to rediscover the antenna. I bought a Tablo so I can stream the signal over the network and IMO it has paid itself off in cable savings within 6 months. Pay 15$ for Sling Blue and you have almost everything you had with cable. Like Banedon mentions, antennas aren't an ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed May 29, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6082
Views: 450003

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Derwood wrote:

It's BN, so take that for what its worth


...do you think BN just makes stuff up?
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue May 28, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Cord Cutting advice
Replies: 76
Views: 3042

Re: Cord Cutting advice

what kind of speed should I be looking for with regards to internet for cord cutting? I want to say my building is locked into RCN. My cable bill is largely outrageous because of fees. How much over the top of advertised price should I expect with a live tv streamer(YouTube or Hulu look like best f...

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