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by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 829
Views: 47400

Re: 2020 roster

i don't know how you can uncritically accept there's like a 8 win difference in framing between Contreras and Grandal last 3 years, which is what this all seems to stem from Catchers with Grandal and Contreras' workload receive ~8000 pitches a year. Even if we throw out 90% of pitches as unimpacted...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 829
Views: 47400

Re: 2020 roster

this offseason is shaping up to be a lot of fun "hm we weren't quite able to make the playoffs, so what do we need to do? ok first, let's get a lot worse at the catcher position..." Last year's catching position was worth ~3 wins, maybe a run or two more depending on how exactly you count...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 32989
Views: 1726740

Re: Politics & Current Events

That leads into the practical question I'm curious about, is how you more progressively tax capital. It's very clear that the Gates and Bezos' of the world need to pay more, but even setting aside the IRS/enforcement angle, I have a harder time picturing the specifics of how you more equitably tax ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Brewers trade for a catcher
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Brewers trade for a catcher

Going from one end of the defensive spectrum to the other. Narvaez makes Contreras look like a wizard with the glove.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 301
Views: 16005

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Yeah, Brett's having a mini meltdown on Twitter over this and I don't get it. Bundy when he threw 95 had promise and untapped potential. Bundy now that he throws 91-92 is just a dude. If we ended up with him I would have been fine with it, but he's not very different from other mediocre options lik...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 4291
Views: 329135

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Banedon wrote:Dunno if anyone else has Plex, but they just added around 1000 movies available for streaming...free. Only catch is that they have some ads during them.


Even by the standards of the Roku/Crackle channels, it's a pretty bleak lineup.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 301
Views: 16005

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

I haven't been able to kick the idea of piggybacking rotation spots out of my head(probably not surprising since I've liked it for years), so I'm going to indulge an offseason planned around it. The quick benefits: - you avoid the 3rd time through the order penalty entirely, and can act quickly if a...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Braves continue campaign to sign every free agent (Hamels 1/18)
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Braves continue campaign to sign every free agent (Hamels 1/18)

by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 301
Views: 16005

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

I would laugh that off the phone for Bryant alone. I'd honestly have to think about it for Contreras alone. Trading Bryant and Contreras for 3 pitching prospects who have zero MLB innings and the Astros #14 prospect (a 3B) who got a cup of coffee this year is abject insanity. Whitley is the headline...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 301
Views: 16005

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

I don’t think that’s right. Variance goes both ways. If it trends toward underperformance, that isn’t variance. Thus, the modeling... Edit: Are you saying this kind of line up would be more likely to win big and lose small, and thus pythag is a bad way to measure win prob? I half agree if that is w...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 301
Views: 16005

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

I can imagine in my head that having three poor-range defenders in the OF can cause cascading defensive problems, but isn’t it also true that having a lot of high OBP guys in the same line up has a similar, positive cascading effect for runs scored? Do we still have a heavily GB-producing pitching ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 301
Views: 16005

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

For me it's less about Nick's defense, which I think is below average but ultimately fine, and more the cumulative effect on the outfield. Schwarber in left, Heyward in center, and Nick in right are each individually okay, but cumulatively it could lead to some real problems. Not to mention Happ as...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Tender Deadline Moves
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: Cubs Tender Deadline Moves

For a team struggling with pitching, is non-tendering Hultzen a good idea? It seemed like he was pitching well and worth hanging on to https://twitter.com/cubprospects/status/1201654379650179072 that scares the hell out of me. I feel like he's worth hanging on to, and another team out there will su...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 4291
Views: 329135

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Banedon wrote:https://youtu.be/RxAtuMu_ph4


Really excited that Stranger Things is part of the MCU now.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Tender Deadline Moves
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: Cubs Tender Deadline Moves

minnesotacubsfan wrote:For a team struggling with pitching, is non-tendering Hultzen a good idea? It seemed like he was pitching well and worth hanging on to


by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 301
Views: 16005

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

TIL Souza bats right handed, if you had given me 3 guesses my first 2 would’ve been that he was a lefty. Speaking of RH OF, the more I look around at the options, the more I really want them to pry Margot away from SD. Upside, defense, fits well with LH OF already here, and paves the way to punt Al...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 301
Views: 16005

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

TIL Souza bats right handed, if you had given me 3 guesses my first 2 would’ve been that he was a lefty. Speaking of RH OF, the more I look around at the options, the more I really want them to pry Margot away from SD. Upside, defense, fits well with LH OF already here, and paves the way to punt Alm...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 301
Views: 16005

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

https://twitter.com/cubsrelated/status/1201695428858658816 Gregorius would solve a lot of problems at once. LH second base option that is good enough to start and can be platooned if not, makes decent contact, serves as the backup SS. Only thing missing is that he doesn’t get on base enough to hit ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 301
Views: 16005

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Can you go like a day without this unique brand of insufferable hot takery, or is “post through it” on your family crest or something He can’t. He’s miserable. Nah, just having trouble getting excited about other teams' cast offs. If you're excited about an off season that may include trading our s...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 301
Views: 16005

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Derwood wrote:The fact that you are all drooling over kitchen scraps means the Ricketts are winning


Can you go like a day without this unique brand of insufferable hot takery, or is “post through it” on your family crest or something
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 301
Views: 16005

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Gausman was non-tendered, he’s another good candidate if you want to go in on piggybacking starters like we mentioned for Teheran and Wood
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 301
Views: 16005

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

What does Peraza provide over in house options? Slightly above average at 2B but below average at SS, right handed, high contact/low power, Almorian walk rate. Feels like if that was a need we would have it covered in Hoerner, especially since Peraza isn't really higher on the certainty spectrum.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 301
Views: 16005

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Thed Hoyerstein wrote:
KingCubsFan wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:7 CT is the deadline for tendering contracts tonight, fwiw.

I wonder how Addison is spending his final hours as a Cub.


Even if they did tender him a contract, wouldn't Russell miss where to sign?


He'd probably let the pen fly out of his hand trying to sign.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Willson's Framing
Replies: 10
Views: 655

Re: Wllson's Framing

It is bad. BP, Fangraphs, Statcorner 2017: -3, -9, +4 2018: -18, -18, -13 2019: -9, -9, +4 I would wager the depth of his 2018 struggles has more to do with being overused, but he is undoubtedly well below average. How do Fangraphs and BP calculate theirs? A quick glance at the BP framing page didn...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Willson's Framing
Replies: 10
Views: 655

Re: Wllson's Framing

It is bad.

BP, Fangraphs, Statcorner

2017: -3, -9, +4
2018: -18, -18, -13
2019: -9, -9, +4

I would wager the depth of his 2018 struggles has more to do with being overused, but he is undoubtedly well below average.

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