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by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1672
Views: 167827

Re: Minor League Musings

Castro is a really good comp. I'd expect a few more walks but that's not enough for me to quibble. Yeah I like a Starlin/Lemahieu (taking out some of the Coors inflation) type with more walks as a comp and also at least a little more versatile defensively. What even happened to Castro? He kinda jus...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 20212

Re: Trade targets 2019

Sounds like the Castellanos chatter is heating up. He makes some sense, but he seems like a great distillation of what I haven’t liked about most of the Cubs’ trades in recent years. Castellanos can hit, but he’s a DH/bad corner OF. If that profile is what you need, why not try to find someone who ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 20212

Re: Trade targets 2019

Sounds like the Castellanos chatter is heating up. He makes some sense, but he seems like a great distillation of what I haven’t liked about most of the Cubs’ trades in recent years. Castellanos can hit, but he’s a DH/bad corner OF. If that profile is what you need, why not try to find someone who e...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6202
Views: 477313

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

You missed Fowler at .755, which helps a small bit.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Terrible Umpires Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 21476

Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

I will admit that I have no idea what Boone is talking about in the context of arguing with the umpire. Like I get the positive connotation of 'savages in the box', but how does that at all relate to them being angry with the strike zone? I thought it was a bad lip reading thing until I actually pla...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 4085
Views: 272896

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Banedon wrote:This...exists.



I mean, Jennifer Hudson is killing it, but wow....


by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 20212

Re: Trade targets 2019

hypothetically trading Schwarber for Soler is a master class in uselessness and separation from reality
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Martin Maldonado to Cubs
Replies: 75
Views: 2050

Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Montgomery's been saying 'I want to start' for 2 and a half years, the idea he forced a move in the midst of his worst season as a Cub seems really unlikely.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6202
Views: 477313

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

squally1313 wrote:Do we want to talk about Cubs vs Barstool? No? Alright cool.


Some Twitter searching isn't getting me much anywhere, how do I get a little more context without clicking a barstool link?
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Martin Maldonado to Cubs
Replies: 75
Views: 2050

Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

As far as the trade itself goes, lots of folks have made these thoughts, but in no particular order: - Contreras might be out for an extended period, although early reports are this is unlikely - Caratini might be on his way out the door in another trade, which would be good business, IMO - Maldonad...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Martin Maldonado to Cubs
Replies: 75
Views: 2050

Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

I don't really like him as a catcher and our pitching has degraded each year hes been our fulltime catcher. Team ERA- by year: 2017: 91 - T-4th in NL 2018: 91 - T-2nd in NL 2019: 93 - 4th in NL KBB (where framing really shows, IMO) 2016: 2.91 2017: 2.60 2018: 2.14 2019: 2.53 1) how is this showing ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Martin Maldonado to Cubs
Replies: 75
Views: 2050

Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:I don't really like him as a catcher and our pitching has degraded each year hes been our fulltime catcher.


Team ERA- by year:

2017: 91 - T-4th in NL
2018: 91 - T-2nd in NL
2019: 93 - 4th in NL
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 30398
Views: 1462530

Re: Politics & Current Events

I'm having trouble with the disconnect between "Carlson says crazy white nationalist things to make receptive viewers more extreme" and "at a Conservative conference Carlson sympathizes with Jacobin to make liberals associate him with leftism while simultaneously not alienating any o...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 30398
Views: 1462530

Re: Politics & Current Events

https://twitter.com/AdamSerwer/status/1150823653040381952 If you're unclear about Serwer's meaning: https://twitter.com/supraliminality/status/1150838954473582599 I'm having trouble with the disconnect between "Carlson says crazy white nationalist things to make receptive viewers more extreme&...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4867
Views: 370184

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Tony Thomas! Younger, dumber me definitely thought he was gonna be a MLB 2B
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 3419
Views: 237273

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

fyi New York has much better public transit than Perth, probably could've gotten a train where you wanted to go instead of swimming there
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Terrible Umpires Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 21476

Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

If they add the rule about pitchers needing to step off to pickoff runners, all those runners are gonna have an extra half-step on their leads to make up for geared up catchers. Net neutral on the running game, the strike zone is more accurate, and we give the LHP balk pickoff moves the fiery death ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 20212

Re: Trade targets 2019

Sogard would be a good fit and he serves as a pretty direct one for one replacement for Descalso. If your expectations are calibrated to "league average hitter when shielded from tough lefties" rather than what he's done so far in 2019, he's a good get. Also, he's a proven adequate option...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4867
Views: 370184

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Just for a quick comparison, there are 35 catchers with 300+ innings so far this year. Contreras would be 22nd in WP+PB/Inning and 23rd for only WP/Inning.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1672
Views: 167827

Re: Minor League Musings

For the record, I'm ambivalent on abolishing the draft. I think abolishing it has some appealing positives, but I also recognize that the odds that route ends up favoring big market teams is pretty high. I'm just not sure how much it favors them. For the rest of those concerns, to me that gets lumpe...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2398
Views: 143884

Re: soccer soccer soccer

Concacaf announced the new qualifying format for the 2022 World Cup: https://www.concacaf.com/en/world-cup-qualifying-men/article/concacaf-announces-format-for-the-2022-fifa-world-cup-confederation-qualifiers As far as I understand it, this is the short version: - The Top 6 teams by FIFA ranking in ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1672
Views: 167827

Re: Minor League Musings

I agree 100% that it would kill parity. No it wouldn't. The biggest spenders aren't going to be able to horde everybody any more than they already can. A team's operating budget will still be a budget. If a Baltimore only wants to spend $60m on the major league roster they will have all the money i...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1672
Views: 167827

Re: Minor League Musings

I didn't include supplemental firsts because 1) their success rate is quite different than the rest of rounds 2-10; 2) they aren't consistent picks, the Cubs have had 4 supplemental firsts in the draft pool era(2 in 2012, one each in 2017 and 2019), the Cardinals have had TEN, thanks to their compet...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1672
Views: 167827

Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Minor League Musings

It's not "some serious goalpost moving". That's really dumb. I've always been talking about performance after the 1st round in rounds 2 through 10 (or thereabouts). Study the Cardinals and their draft history or the Astros. To continue with the draft pool era comps: Cardinals draftees in ...

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