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by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Chili has gone bad
Replies: 105
Views: 2639

Re: The Chili has gone bad

The league wide offensive drop off probably is due to more bullpening (more platoon disadvantage for hitters, more premium stuff faced, less seeing a SP 3rd time, etc) and I think the ball wasn’t as juiced this year (Someone did one of those x-ray or whatever studies with balls from this year vs la...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Chili has gone bad
Replies: 105
Views: 2639

Re: The Chili has gone bad

Bryant's injury was a big factor clearly, but dropping 60+ hr's from year to year isn't due to one guy. The average team hit 20 fewer HR than last year, and Bryant alone is another 15. they hit 56 fewer hr's. Everyone not named BAEZ loss power. And Baez alone accounted for 11 additional hr's that B...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Chili has gone bad
Replies: 105
Views: 2639

Re: The Chili has gone bad

huh? The offense tanked and is very likely due to his coaching. Its not the first time (see his time at Boston). He gets a lot if not almost all of the blame. Is he getting death threats or something? I think Bryant's injury was the biggest issue. If he's healthy they score a couple more runs and p...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Chili has gone bad
Replies: 105
Views: 2639

Re: The Chili has gone bad

huh? The offense tanked and is very likely due to his coaching. How much do you think hitting coaches actually matter? Mallee got fired because there was a lot of stagnation/regression, Schwarber most notably but also Russell, no progression from Baez, etc. I won't argue that there's clearly some p...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Chili has gone bad
Replies: 105
Views: 2639

Re: The Chili has gone bad

Mooney has gotten better since joining the Athletic but that is a terrible take. However, I can get on board with the sentiment that Chili should not be back but that he'll take way more blame from both fans and players than he deserves. really? i think he's worse and thought he was decent at csn I...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Chili has gone bad
Replies: 105
Views: 2639

Re: The Chili has gone bad

Mooney has gotten better since joining the Athletic but that is a terrible take. However, I can get on board with the sentiment that Chili should not be back but that he'll take way more blame from both fans and players than he deserves.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: According to Kaplan, KB turned down 200 Mill Extension
Replies: 15
Views: 769

Re: According to Kaplan, KB turned down 200 Mill Extension

Boras insists on his client reaching free agency, news at 11
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 157
Views: 3839

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

I generally like players with Kipnis' skillset, but he's now at about 1000 PA with a wOBA around .305, he's not adding value defensively, and at 32 and with one year left on his deal there's little benefit to adding him with Zobrist around and LH corner OFs not in short supply(Heyward, Happ, Schwarb...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 59
Views: 2800

Re: 2018 AFL Rosters

Not a difficult argument to make that Hoerner is our top prospect today, never mind 12 months from now.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: Amazon Scam Site
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Amazon Scam Site

I haven't seen this here, but I have seen the same thing on and off at Fangraphs recently, really annoying because they put so many redirects that sometimes it's really difficult to even use the back button. Seems most logical that it's a rogue ad or two.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Starlin.
Replies: 28
Views: 823

Re: Starlin.

Would I want Starlin Castro on the team given the things he's been accused of personally? No. Would I want to trade for him given that he's been a slightly below average second baseman for multiple years and hits right handed like all of our other IF options? Also no. Would I take him for free consi...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 2746
Views: 147606

Re: TV thread

maniac is like legion mixed with inception and the leftovers, but somehow kind of dull and cheesy. I generally dislike emma stone, but she completely outperformed jonah hill in this. I'm about halfway through, and at the end of every episode I have the same reaction of 'I'm not sure this is good, b...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 157
Views: 3839

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

if gray is actually on the market i gotta assume someone else would offer more than we would. i guess maybe happ+ gets you there? they have too many OF but if they think he could play second and replace DJ (can't spell his last name so he's just DJ) Matt Holiday And Carlos Gonzalez are staring in t...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 157
Views: 3839

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

For someone with the inclination to figure it out, which of these catchers with a decent RAA are FA this year? http://www.statcorner.com/CatcherReport.php Looks like Mathis(1), Grandal(2), and Maldonado(8). Austin Hedges(10), could probably be had in trade without it being painful. Also. I find it ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 157
Views: 3839

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

I would be extremely surprised if Schwarber goes anywhere. The front office loves him and probably values him more than most other teams, and the odds of him helping to bring in a premium SP/CF/2B are pretty slim, at which point you can just use money/players the FO likes less to get the same type o...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 157
Views: 3839

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

- Bring back Hamels(remember, the option is really 14 million for purposes that matter) Really? Doesn’t it count as $20 mil towards the tax if the Cubs pick up the option? We had this conversation back during his hot streak in a thread I can't remember, but essentially, since his 6 million buyout i...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 157
Views: 3839

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

- Don't add a starter but piggyback Darvish/Smyly and Montgomery/Chatwood For as thin as the bullpen was stretched last year, do you really want to give two 'bullpen' spots to guys who are locked in to only pitching every 5 days? You can have Smyly/Chatwood throw ~4 innings a week at once or you ca...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 157
Views: 3839

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Thinking this through made me realize that there's a bit of a roster crunch with pitchers too. Lester, Hendricks, Q, Darvish, Chatwood, Montgomery, Smyly, Edwards, Strop, Morrow, Cishek, Duensing, Kintzler is a full pitching staff before any additions. Sure you can tell Duensing and Kintzler to get ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 157
Views: 3839

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Some scattered ideas that don't necessarily fit together: - Sign Harper - Bring back Hamels(remember, the option is really 14 million for purposes that matter), and the moment it's not damaging to the relationship(maybe in spring training after performances dictate), tell Smyly he's a reliever. - Do...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Maddoning
Replies: 154
Views: 5518

Re: It's Maddoning

Things Joe did well this year: - Maximized the production they got out of Bote - Did not fall into the Matheny trap of going all out to win every single game and burn out the pen - IMO did a nice job of managing SP workloads and when they were pulled(leaned on Lester when needed, gave Hendricks more...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 24872
Views: 958682

Re: Politics & Current Events

Amazon digs around for change in basement sofa; scornfully hucks coins at a handful of people on the street and laughs as the real money continues to pour in. I don't have any particular love for Amazon, and talking about profit with Amazon is always tricky, but the change represents about a third ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 951
Views: 57016

Re: Addison Russell

Russell's administrative leave was extended through the end of the regular season.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5260
Views: 323633

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

This season some things went right but, a whole horsefeathers of things went wrong, I'm not expecting much of them in the playoffs. But, when you consider the whole lot of things that went wrong and the Cubs may still end up with the best record in the NL it's remarkable. Let's remove the Brewers' ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 42837

Re: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Honestly it just sounds like Schwarber has been hilariously, tragically unlucky in timing I suppose that is possible, but when you get outliers like that, I think you have to start assuming that he has a different (and very bad) approach in situations with men on base and late in close games. Just ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Let the hate flow thread - our rosters have been totally mismanaged
Replies: 75
Views: 2448

Re: Let the hate flow thread - our rosters have been totally mismanaged

Morrow can't be the closer if he requires that much babying, I disagree. I have no problem with a closer who only goes one inning and doesn't go back to back all that often. The problem is when you don't stick to that plan. The three inning every time closer is a phenomenon that is going to destroy...

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