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by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals
Replies: 68
Views: 2007

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: 1885
Views: 72609

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
Replies: 54
Views: 1358

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
Replies: 54
Views: 1358

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
Replies: 54
Views: 1358

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: 113
Views: 5433

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: 173
Views: 6221

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.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 219
Views: 9124

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

Cobb, Reed, Almora+Happ+misc for Yelich, and your favorite backup C and OF is a combo that comes close but probably stays under the luxury tax.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals
Replies: 68
Views: 2007

Re: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals

Trading Ozuna and Stanton isn't indefensible in a vacuum, but they traded them for returns that treated the money saved as an asset, and that money is not gonna get spent, so they're forfeiting a lot of value from the roster straight to ownership.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 113
Views: 5433

Re: Bullpen Options

I horsefeathering hope not 100% agree. but it's starting to feel that way. I'm confused by all the hate for Kintzler. Is everyone that obsessed with the K rate? He's been a groundball machine his entire career, rarely walks guys, and doesn't allow many dongs. He's a FIP beater and his consistent lo...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3995
Views: 189166

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals
Replies: 68
Views: 2007

Re: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals

Looking at the numbers I’m not seeing much difference between Alcantara and Alzolay other than Alcantara had a nominal MLB stint this past year Alcantara has better stuff and worse control, like was said upstream he's more likely than not to be a reliever, and potentially a very good one. It's a go...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals
Replies: 68
Views: 2007

Re: Marcell Ozuna Traded to the Cardinals

Maybe. Maybe not if they acquire Archer or Cole or someone like that. Regardless of their win total in 2018, they're still young and improving. They really aren't that young outside of Arcia, Hader and Philips/Brinson. All the guys that carried them last year were older and had career years (Anders...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 113
Views: 5433

Re: Bullpen Options

I hadn't given Davis any thought really, but the circumstances make sense. His injury history and age make him a poor candidate for a 4+ year deal, and on a 3 year deal teams start to prefer other options really quickly when you add in the cost of the QO pick, which the Cubs don't have to bear. Him ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 113
Views: 5433

Re: Bullpen Options

Assuming we don't bring him back, I guess its one of Reed, Kintzler, or Cishek. After that, I'd love to wait the market out and grab one of Jared Hughes, Sergio Romo, Xavier Cedeno, Zach Duke, Boone Logan, or Tony Watson(if he doesn't grab a 2 year deal). Save for Reed, if that's the list then they...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 113
Views: 5433

Re: Bullpen Options

I don't mind Nicasio or McGee, but Reed or a trade has been top of the list for me.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Winter Meetings 2017 thread
Replies: 173
Views: 6221

Re: Winter Meetings 2017 thread

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/940784328480645121 Sweet googily moogily Guessing that's including a premium to go play on a 96 loss team. I'm guessing this is a throwaway line, but I think the Phillies are going to be competitive in a very weak Division (-Washington). The East will be qui...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1159
Views: 47023

Re: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels

The headline is sensationalized, but a good reminder to never ever trust a pitcher.

by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Winter Meetings 2017 thread
Replies: 173
Views: 6221

Re: Winter Meetings 2017 thread

davell wrote:https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/940784328480645121

Sweet googily moogily


Guessing that's including a premium to go play on a 96 loss team.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Smyly for the camera
Replies: 34
Views: 1082

Re: Smyly for the camera

If we do still trade for a front line starter, or sign Cobb, Smyly may be a Monty replacement. He definitely hedges a bit, but that's a hard sell for me. Regardless of Smyly the odds of viable spot-starters should go up as the season progresses with more time for the likes of Tseng/Mills/Alzolay/et...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 19262
Views: 564574

Re: Politics & Current Events

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by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Smyly for the camera
Replies: 34
Views: 1082

Re: Smyly for the camera

5 million towards the luxury tax this year to not really play a part on the team is non-trivial, but it most likely won't matter. Nice to stack some depth, I wonder if it implies anything about what they're planning for the last rotation spot. Would think we are targeting a more durable option for ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 19262
Views: 564574

Re: Politics & Current Events

don't you tease me NYT tracker, I've been burned before
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Smyly for the camera
Replies: 34
Views: 1082

Re: Smyly for the camera

5 million towards the luxury tax this year to not really play a part on the team is non-trivial, but it most likely won't matter. Nice to stack some depth, I wonder if it implies anything about what they're planning for the last rotation spot.

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