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by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 165
Views: 3532

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

ricketts is going to use that world series win as a shield forever This is part of the reason I find the "flags fly forever" mantra/rationalization to be moronic. It was totally predictable, IMO. These are not good people, at their root. YMMV. I'm not sure I follow what you're saying here.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Chili has gone bad
Replies: 113
Views: 8136

Re: The Chili has gone bad

The New York media sure thinks they know a lot about the inner secrets of the Cubs organization all of a sudden.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 2364
Views: 124702

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

There’s a really good Stockholm syndrome/mormon joke here that is just beyond my grasp
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1019
Views: 59824

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

It's maddening how many Cubs fans (on other sites) still think that a) leadoff hitter is a "thing", b) that it's a major need, and c) that not having one is the reason the Cubs didn't go far last year. 2018 leadoff hitting statistics are basically identical to 2016 numbers. Of all the thi...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Arbitration Agreements
Replies: 23
Views: 716

Re: Cubs Arbitration Agreements

By my count, the absolute maximum number of days Russell can spend on the roster is about 153. At least with the Cubs schedule, other teams might be a day or two different.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 22023

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

by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1019
Views: 59824

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

Season starts today, this is the pen... fun. 1. Tyler Chatwood 2. Steve Cishek 3. Brian Duensing 4. Carl Edwards Jr. 5. Brandon Kintzler 6. Mike Montgomery 7. Pedro Strop edit - Kyle Ryan got a major league deal so maybe him too 4 very good relievers, 2 dead weights and the hope that Chatwood's bra...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1019
Views: 59824

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

They have to be thinking that Hamels is a near lock for 30 starts and 3+, maybe 4+ WAR. Otherwise they're in the category where a tactical buy-low addition gets you really close to Hamels production. To quote myself since literally nothing has happened since then: I have a hard time understanding wh...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Brewers sign Grandal
Replies: 28
Views: 1116

Re: Brewers sign Grandal

Just trying to put a positive spin...if you look at Steamer projections, the Cubs still come out quite a bit better. Top 7 position players projected WAR: Cubs - 22.7 Cardinals - 21.6 Brewers - 18.8 Top 6 pitchers projected WAR: Cubs - 12.9 Cardinals - 11.5 Brewers - 7.1 Of course the Brewers way o...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 27119
Views: 1139134

Re: Politics & Current Events

by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1019
Views: 59824

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

So that podcast is just him telling the story of how he did it once the statute of limitations expires?
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football - Bowl Games
Replies: 164
Views: 5788

Re: College Football - Bowl Games

If you're a smart school, you'll hire a Saban understudy. They learn how to cheat very, very well under Saban and then implement that in other places. In the past 8 years since Dabo became head coach, Clemson has landed 22 five-star players. In the previous 8 years they landed 2. Rivals 2019 recrui...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1019
Views: 59824

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

The glass half full (maybe "head in the sand") interpretation of this is still the same as it's been all winter. The team came into the winter with basically just enough money to add Bryce, $30ish million. Because of the respective performances of Hamels and Chatwood, retaining Cole and d...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1019
Views: 59824

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

"Then why did you give Cole Hamels 20 million dollars", he screamed into a pillow in between shots of bleach
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 27119
Views: 1139134

Re: Politics & Current Events

I mean, nobody finds it a little messed up that the reaction of “black guy, any person of color, tomato/tomatho(!)” is the out? I find it weird that you've chosen the movie with the first black Disney princess, whose protagonists are exclusively POC with a bent towards women(unless you want to coun...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 27119
Views: 1139134

Re: Politics & Current Events

This is pretty current since I saw it yesterday, probably sane to throw it on a sports forum at 1 AM on a Monday: Black men in Disney’s The Princess and the Frog are either dead or the villain. This is factually incorrect. All of the protagonists are either black or POC. I think the idea is that Na...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 22023

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

I think it says the guy on the Yankees/Mets beat has no idea what the Cubs plan is.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1334
Views: 117615

Re: Minor League Musings

Spin Rate is stolen bases for nerds, a secondary skill that is undeniably positive, but weighted way too highly by enthusiasts
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5362
Views: 364664

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Ah, Javy may never be better than a 5+ win MVP candidate? Shame.

17 Seconds wrote:gleyber number 23? i just don't see the ceiling


Next-gen Placido Polanco
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Sports Media Thread
Replies: 1233
Views: 70836

Re: Sports Media Thread

by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2293
Views: 114831

Re: soccer soccer soccer

wolf stansson wrote:Hopefully we get to see Ebobisse play major minutes.


*looks at forward list*

Me too.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 22023

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

SouthSideRyan wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:


His injuries may have played a role in that right?



Somewhat, but he didn't get better after coming back from injury(6+ ERA in September), injuries beget injuries, and he'll be 34 by Memorial Day.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 22023

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

Soria to the A's Kinda glad we avoided him. His contract wasn’t bad or anything but would hope we are aiming higher. Robertson, Allen, Ottavino, Britton (if medicals check out and they feel good), etc. Robertson is the only one of those guys I'd prefer to Soria(and it's close), especially at 2/17. ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 22023

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

by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 27119
Views: 1139134

Re: Politics & Current Events

LMAO, 2+ years in & "economic angst" is still trotted out unsarcastically. https://twitter.com/mikiebarb/status/1075751009811644417 Claire, I voted for you and I agree that focusing on practical things like healthcare is a good idea in a red state, but you lost by a surprising margin ...

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