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by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 119
Views: 5602

Re: Bullpen Options

Travis Wood DFAd by the Padres. Any interest in bringing him back on a cheap deal? I'd explore it. But, only if its at the league minimum. He was awful last year obviously and lost close to 2 MPH off his FB. Is it real or did his pitching coaches horsefeathers him up? My guess is its the former and...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1124
Views: 51465

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

Enn Tea wrote:Why dont we like Lance Lynn? Any word on his asking price?


Everyone just realized this offseason that Lance Lynn is actually a pitching machine stolen from a Pennsylvania batting cage, modified to throw with a little movement, and then stuffed with pillows to look like a person.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 19322
Views: 567287

Re: Politics & Current Events

https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2014-05/enhanced/webdr02/9/19/anigif_enhanced-buzz-10648-1399676883-35.gif Looking forward to Senator Arpaio's appointment? *Looks up Arizona's governor* *Sees it's the former CEO of Cold Stone Creamery* *Considers whether to visit the Late Stage Capi...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 2722
Views: 127317

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

It could be either, my mind went to a lefty first. Probably because if it's a lefty you're seeing their face, and if it's a righty you are seeing the back of their head.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Offseason Transactions
Replies: 190
Views: 10358

Re: Offseason Transactions

Question about the LT, how is the aav decided on a deal like Scherzer’s that pays him out for like 10-20 years after the playing contract with deferments? It doesn’t get divided by the duration he’s paid, right? Just the duration of the playing years in the contract? I have to assume that's correct...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Orioles are shopping Machado (and he wants to go back to SS)
Replies: 84
Views: 3310

Re: Orioles are shopping Machado (and he wants to go back to SS)

This is going to sound worse than I mean it, but what problem does Machado solve? He likely gives you plus defense at SS, but the Cubs get less marginal benefit from that than maybe any team in recent memory. He should be a good hitter(elite for his position), which is an improvement. But he hasn't ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 2060

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Isn't the real fear "What if we can't re-sign Kris Bryant?" Like right now I doubt anyone is too concerned about losing Russell or Schwarber if we get Harper. And yeah, the possibility of not extending Bryant is probably worth it considering we'd have the two best players in the NL togeth...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 2060

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

and i'm not saying this should or will happen, but another thing i don't understand is the fear that if we sign bryce harper, we might not be able to extend someone down the road...well, uh, ok, but we have bryce harper This really gets so undersold. "What if we can't keep all the position pla...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1124
Views: 51465

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

I think it'll go over 40 personally. But, its not just Smyly and his 5, its Chatwood and his 12.7 too. To me, it'd seem more realistic to have found a Corbin or something like that, on a smaller trade, to fill that 5th spot and save the added money for next year. Smyly's contract is no greater than...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1124
Views: 51465

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

I'd be shocked. If we did this, it'd be hard to explain Chatwood and Smyly on the books next year. The LT isn't an issue this year. But, staying under 245 next year, if you've got Darvish and Harper certainly could be. You aren't going to limit yourself to injury rehabs and rentals for this last ro...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1124
Views: 51465

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

I'd be shocked. If we did this, it'd be hard to explain Chatwood and Smyly on the books next year. The LT isn't an issue this year. But, staying under 245 next year, if you've got Darvish and Harper certainly could be. You aren't going to limit yourself to injury rehabs and rentals for this last ro...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 2722
Views: 127317

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

bd811 wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:


i'm blanking. what is BAM?


It was the technology arm that created MLB.tv but has expanded to provide streaming technology to other sports and also some movie/TV streaming stuff after it was spun off/sold.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1124
Views: 51465

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

A report out of Japan seems to be indicating in a brief blurb that the Cubs have emerged as the leader on Darvish.

https://www.nikkansports.com/baseball/m ... 00763.html
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 2060

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

If we miss on him though, who DO we spend on? And I'm not thinking Machado is the actual answer.... I haven't thought about this very hard, but my initial reaction is you do what it takes to buy out a year or two of Bryant's free agency as a first step. Doubt Boras allows that to happen. Boras isn'...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 2060

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

davell wrote:If we miss on him though, who DO we spend on? And I'm not thinking Machado is the actual answer....


I haven't thought about this very hard, but my initial reaction is you do what it takes to buy out a year or two of Bryant's free agency as a first step.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: ♫ Star Wars, nothing but...Star Wars! ♫
Replies: 777
Views: 26768

Re: ♫ Star Wars, nothing but...Star Wars! ♫

Maybe I’m the only one but I was disappointed with the movie. Nothing specific but will spoiler to be safe. I was surprised how much bad dialogue and fan service there was in the way some of the first two acts transpired that would be mocked in any other movie. But that third act...tough to come aw...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Winter Meetings 2017 thread
Replies: 178
Views: 6796

Re: Winter Meetings 2017 thread

I've always had the impression Rizzo has a bit of a different outlook on those things because of his cancer scare, which is also reflected in his philanthropy and why he took that deal in the first place.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: ♫ Star Wars, nothing but...Star Wars! ♫
Replies: 777
Views: 26768

Re: ♫ Star Wars, nothing but...Star Wars! ♫

Maybe I’m the only one but I was disappointed with the movie. Nothing specific but will spoiler to be safe. I was surprised how much bad dialogue and fan service there was in the way some of the first two acts transpired that would be mocked in any other movie. But that third act...tough to come aw...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals
Replies: 68
Views: 2056

Re: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals

I'll take slightly off pawn store metaphors over the Big Dan Teague impression he was doing earlier any day.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 1887
Views: 72846

Re: TV thread

Liam Neeson wrote:Can't wait for the Sora, Mickey, Donald Duck, and Homer level in Kingdom Hearts 3 where they enter the Xenomorph nest that's under the Springfield nuclear power plant.


by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Reliever Steve Cishek for 2/$13M
Replies: 56
Views: 1788

Re: Cubs Sign Reliever Steve Cishek

In 2020 they will have a lot of commitments that would make it very difficult to fit Harper, Darvish and everybody else already here, into a budget. Maybe, but they also lose Zobrist and possibly Morrow's money, with Lester and Chatwood the year after. 2 years from now you'll also have much more cl...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Reliever Steve Cishek for 2/$13M
Replies: 56
Views: 1788

Re: Cubs Sign Reliever Steve Cishek

There is ZERO chance of signing Darvish. If you want Harper later, you can't have Darvish now. Why? What’s the thinking here? We could add Darvish with staying under the LT this year. In 2020 they will have a lot of commitments that would make it very difficult to fit Harper, Darvish and everybody ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Reliever Steve Cishek for 2/$13M
Replies: 56
Views: 1788

Re: Cubs Sign Reliever Steve Cishek

I woke up and saw this and was pretty underwhelmed, but I think that's because I hadn't looked at Cishek all that closely. He's been really effective the last 2 years, and getting back to the NL should only help more. I'm still a little bummed that it likely means they aren't getting something else ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 119
Views: 5602

Re: Bullpen Options



If Kintzler is going to Washington, Colome is going to St. Louis, and Holland still looks most likely to go to the Rockies, how many suitors for Davis are really left? One of the Texas teams? The Twins?
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Winter Meetings 2017 thread
Replies: 178
Views: 6796

Re: Winter Meetings 2017 thread

Last year Longoria was about as productive with the bat as Grichuk, and they got upwards of 5 wins from Gyorko + Wong at 2B/3B. I get that Wong isn't the picture of stability, but I'm still a bit confused that Longoria would be a priority.

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