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by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5507
Views: 381424

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Kyle getting this excited to call things not a dynasty is so on brand I'm almost suspicious it's actually him.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1251
Views: 84771

Re: Addison Russell

folks who don't want him on the team are never going to hear any words from him that will change their minds Personally, that's not true. horsefeathers, it would an insanely refreshing miracle if an abuser was actually upfront about what he did wrong and actually was sorry and wanted to be/do bette...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1251
Views: 84771

Re: Addison Russell

It seems like a situation where easily impressed people are going to be impressed by him actually discussing the topic with even 1% depth, and folks who don't want him on the team are never going to hear any words from him that will change their minds. So I guess kudos to Russell for not going full ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs TV broadcast rights
Replies: 226
Views: 17567

Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

https://twitter.com/670TheScore/status/1096056304555212800 this is the most insanely privileged horsefeathers. ok guys sure we entered into a billion-dollar agreement that will help enrich an alt-right propaganda machine but they probably wont do propaganda on our channel so its cool right Very sim...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Bold Prediction Time
Replies: 76
Views: 1289

Re: 2019 Bold Prediction Time

Maybe these aren't particularly bold, but here goes:

+ 2016-2017 Bryant is back
- The Cubs are shopping for a middle infielder in July
+ The bullpen is very good and especially deep
- Lester is the surprise failure of the rotation
+ The Brewers have a losing record
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 27986
Views: 1199601

Re: Politics & Current Events

lol, I'm 99% sure I've been in that store. I wouldn't have guessed Nike was as big a percentage of the merchandise for a memorabilia-focused place like that one(and a mall store going out of business wouldn't really be news otherwise), but boy am I not sad to see those consequences.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 378
Views: 32809

Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

champaignchris wrote:How could be have possibly made less money by not signing this deal?

Even if he got hurt.

Time to strike on a Hendricks extension?


The number of very good pitchers who hit arbitration and don't end up making 40+ million is...substantial. Pitching is fleeting, take the money.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1206
Views: 75215

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING

Kimbrel on a 1+1 deal is something I’d like to see Wouldn't the Cubs have to forfeit their 1st round draft pick to sign Kimbrel since I believe the Red Sox gave him a qualifying offer? Regardless, it's all a mute point b/c Ricketts won't let Theo spend any money anyways. No, there aren't any outcom...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Rank the offseason moves
Replies: 24
Views: 804

Re: Rank the offseason moves

Paying 20 million for an average starting pitcher in an offseason where you only had 18 million to spend
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Spring Training Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 2160

Re: 2019 Spring Training Thread

Listening to this presser, I don't have a problem with them genuinely attempting to better Russell and maybe save someone else from further abuse, I just don't want to have to root for him on my baseball team. It's a weird feeling I can't exactly reconcile or feel great about on either side. I beli...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 2895
Views: 163008

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 Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2299
Views: 119102

Re: soccer soccer soccer

Honestly, I believe fairly strongly that Tyler Adams is our best bet for consistently elite at his position in the player pool, including Pulisic & Sargent. Agreed, with as quickly as he's acclimated at Leipzig it feels like him being at least a strong 6 in a Champions League team is a near cer...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2299
Views: 119102

Re: soccer soccer soccer

Now is probably not the right time to trot this out, but one of my hottest US soccer takes is that Carleton is/will be Harry Shipp with a ponytail. It'd be real nice for the national team if that were wrong though. Still tough to see a path for Carleton to get too many minutes either way, with Pity ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4196
Views: 284076

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

jersey cubs fan wrote:you'd be crazy to move him out of the rotation, the guy is a machinist


I need to clarify my like is a hate like
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 2895
Views: 163008

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. Wik...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1206
Views: 75215

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING

Yeah, the Cubs are fine as long as everything goes right, but the odds of everything going right over a long season aren't great. Since they didn't spend the money or make any trades (yet), we have to hope the semi-injured bounce back, the old-timers stay "young" for another year, and eve...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4196
Views: 284076

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

ZiPS hates the Brewers again: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/2019-zips-projections-milwaukee-brewers/ Really illustrates how much Cain and Yelich carried them last year, since those are pretty healthy projections for both and that's still more than 4 wins worse than what they did last year. That depth ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1407
Views: 125321

Re: Minor League Musings

Hoerner isn’t quite as advanced as previous college draft picks the Cubs have made, but he’s moving quicker than many expected. Despite making just 17 plate appearances at Low-A South Bend before having his season cut short, there’s a good chance he’ll start the season in High-A Myrtle Beach , wher...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 2895
Views: 163008

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

It's incredibly easy to talk me into good news re: Harper, but the Cubs being a short term deal favorite makes zero sense. 3 years is the window in which you have enough guaranteed money/arb years to worry about the luxury tax, and a short term deal is almost certainly higher AAV too. If the only re...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 27986
Views: 1199601

Re: Politics & Current Events

The part that I'm missing is did she stand to benefit from claiming Native American citizenship on the bar?

Not that this isn't a bad look if not, just trying to understand the degrees of bad.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4196
Views: 284076

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

More to the actual topic, tying the DH to the starting pitcher takes care of everyone's concerns except the most ardent 'why don't we just have 9 designated fielders' weirdos. No pitchers hitting and you still get the late innings strategy. That also has the side effect of dis-incentivizing the ope...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4196
Views: 284076

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

More to the actual topic, tying the DH to the starting pitcher takes care of everyone's concerns except the most ardent 'why don't we just have 9 designated fielders' weirdos. No pitchers hitting and you still get the late innings strategy. That also has the side effect of dis-incentivizing the open...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4196
Views: 284076

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4196
Views: 284076

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

MLBPA asking for this is dumb. It’s not going to move the needle on budgets. Any extra money going toward a DH will come from some other player. It may prolong some careers though. How many? 3. It's a completely worthless thing for ownership to give up. MLBPA gains nothing with it. It's horrible ne...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 378
Views: 32809

Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:andreoli's projected OPS on BBREF is 0.017 lower than Jason Heyward's


Yeah but they're trading us Cueto and his hair is so big they have to buy him an extra seat on all the flights, so they'll make it up in other ways.

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