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by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs to sign Jeremy Jeffress
Replies: 27
Views: 694

Re: Cubs to sign Jeremy Jeffress

Mildly concerning velocity drop last year, but on the whole this looks like as much true stability that a FA reliever can bring for less than a million. Not a ton, but probably worthwhile given how many wild cards they've stacked up at the end of the pen.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Astros have decided on Dusty Baker as manager per Nightengale
Replies: 17
Views: 387

Re: Astros have decided on Dusty Baker as manager per Nightengale

so you're saying the astros went fishing in the trash can for managers
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL DH by 2021?
Replies: 60
Views: 1206

Re: NL DH by 2021?

Because there is. How to sequence relievers and pinch hitters, when to sacrifice or double switch to optimize for the rest of the game, a big chunk of that goes away with a full time DH. You don't have to think it's some earth shaking difference, no one will tell you it's a completely different spor...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1278
Views: 66610

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

squally1313 wrote:The one thing I hadn't really thought about in the Horner MLBvAAA decision is that I don't know who is the backup SS in the event he starts the year in AAA.


Probably Bote, maybe Descalso or Bryant. You're probably shuffling someone in from Iowa if Baez is out more than 48 hours even with Hoerner.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1278
Views: 66610

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

how does Scooter keep Almora off the roster? Only way I can see is if they flex Nico to be the RH CF option, but that seems really unlikely compared to just letting Nico get more AAA playing time.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL DH by 2021?
Replies: 60
Views: 1206

Re: NL DH by 2021?

Tie it to the starting pitcher please.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2521
Views: 185031

Re: soccer soccer soccer

Interesting thing about Reyna is that he's actually really physical and more of an athlete than Claudio. He should get called up to the national team this summer. If he keeps getting these cameos I wouldn't be surprised to see him in March, especially since Weah's health is up in the air, Boyd fell...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Castellanos to Reds 4/64 With Opt Outs
Replies: 23
Views: 801

Re: Castellanos to Reds 4/64 With Opt Outs

The Reds are basically the 2016-18 Cardinals at this point, probably a half step worse since their depth won't be as good. That'll be really irritating and if they get a bunch of stars to align they could get the wild card, but they aren't the favorite or even 2nd best team in the division. The team...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs close to a deal with Steven Souza
Replies: 36
Views: 1718

Re: Cubs close to a deal with Steven Souza

Probably gonna be some unhappy people when he ends up taking more at bats away from Schwarber than Heyward, but that's a future problem. Smart addition.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Offseason Top Prospect Lists
Replies: 44
Views: 3379

Re: Offseason Top Prospect Lists

Davis hit .306 with a .346 BABIP and a sub-20% K rate in full-season ball at age 19. The numbers aren't everything, but you would think if contact was going to derail him that those numbers wouldn't be as strong as they are.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1278
Views: 66610

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

I've recently been thinking that buying out Lester at 10 million is lot less of a foregone conclusion than a lot of people think it is. You're paying him 10 million no matter what so wouldn't he have to be really bad not to want to have to spend 15 more (especially considering there's only 2 locks ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1278
Views: 66610

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

Would this be allowed to skirt the LT..... Lester has a LT hit of $25 million currently. He’s owed $20 million this year and has a $10 mil buyout/$25 mil option next year. Could we sign him to like 2/35 so his LT hit comes down ~$8 million? I don't see why not, Lester gets a guaranteed 2021 and mor...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2521
Views: 185031

Re: soccer soccer soccer

wolf stansson wrote:Gio Reyna debuted for Dortmund last weekend. That's tight.


Just getting Bundesliga minutes at 17 is awesome, but to do it at a power like Dortmund, and in an attack that already has Haaland, Reus, Gotze, Sancho, Hazard, Paco Alcacer, and Larsen is outright crazy.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2798
Views: 272672

Re: The Cardinals

Yeah I unfortunately don't see too many places where the Cubs would blow that out of the water. The outfield in total lines up pretty closely, just give Schwarber the 2.4, Heyward the 1.3, and Happ (with Almora dragging him down) the 0.9. 13.8 from the infield should be mostly covered by Baez/Bryan...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NBA 2019-20 Season Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 5949

Re: NBA 2019-20 Season Thread

Blake only turns 31 in March, and this year will be the 4th year in 5 that he's missed 20+ games, plus he missed his entire rookie year with a knee injury. Tough to take the 'he only broke down with age' as accurate or reassuring compared to Zion. Always playing the contrarian aren't you? I never s...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NBA 2019-20 Season Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 5949

Re: NBA 2019-20 Season Thread

Blake only turns 31 in March, and this year will be the 4th year in 5 that he's missed 20+ games, plus he missed his entire rookie year with a knee injury. Tough to take the 'he only broke down with age' as accurate or reassuring compared to Zion.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33778
Views: 1804306

Re: Politics & Current Events

Man, Drew reminding me Bernie is a 79 year old who just had a heart attack. I really hope he picks a good VP if he wins. With either Bernie or Biden, is there some "reconciliation" with the VP pick. With either one you'd want a young and minority or women pick just for identity politics, ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 3993
Views: 338503

Re: TV thread

I wasn’t sure what to expect with John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch, but it was creative and clever, plus the final act really takes it from good to great. Eh, it was ok. Would have preferred the effort spent on a stand up routine. I mean, yeah, in a perfect world I'd have a new hour of stand u...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 3993
Views: 338503

Re: TV thread

I wasn’t sure what to expect with John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch, but it was creative and clever, plus the final act really takes it from good to great.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Travis Lakins From Red Sox for Cash/PTBNL
Replies: 18
Views: 1003

Re: Cubs Acquire Travis Lakins From Red Sox for Cash/PTBNL

what are the odds that Jed said something snarky to Theo in October about not having enough optionable relievers, and without Bread Guy to take the fall Theo just told them to make the whole team out of optionable relievers, I say 50/50 Do the odds account for the amount of times Theo is passed out...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33778
Views: 1804306

Re: Politics & Current Events

No, I'm not asking the Dems to rally around Bernie. Never was. I'm asking them to try and not actively alienate the left of the party. They can take shots at Bernie, but the shots they are taking are unusually petty, telling, and self-defeating. They can't even mask their contempt of the left of th...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Travis Lakins From Red Sox for Cash/PTBNL
Replies: 18
Views: 1003

Re: Cubs Acquire Travis Lakins From Red Sox for Cash/PTBNL

what are the odds that Jed said something snarky to Theo in October about not having enough optionable relievers, and without Bread Guy to take the fall Theo just told them to make the whole team out of optionable relievers, I say 50/50
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs TV broadcast rights
Replies: 302
Views: 42149

Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

can anyone who works for the cubs make a single good decision

like maybe on accident
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017
Replies: 277
Views: 15849

Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 20987

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

What is Carter Kieboom's ceiling? Kiley McDaniel: realistically, annually like 2.5 to 3.5 WAR. I could see a peak season between 4 and 5. Mmmm....could have all of that for just an aging Kris Bryant with some luck Having a hard time squaring that with the 60 FV they put on him a month ago, which wh...

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