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by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Chris Bosio Fired
Replies: 65
Views: 1186

Re: Chris Bosio Fired

https://twitter.com/ChrisDeLuca/status/921836085877133312 anyone know when the FO suggested Bosio would return or is he just making stuff up? if it's based on Theo saying it was up to Joe what coaches returned? because that's not that. Probably based on the quote from Joe saying that he likes all t...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Chris Bosio Fired
Replies: 65
Views: 1186

Re: Chris Bosio Fired



by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Chris Bosio Fired
Replies: 65
Views: 1186

Re: Bob Nightengale: Chris Bosio Fired

I'm honestly not sure how much affect hitting and pitching coaches have. I think having good organizational approaches is important. And it's obviously better to have a pitching coach who is more knowledgeable. But all of that work is done behind the scenes, so it's hard for us to know exactly how ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Chris Bosio Fired
Replies: 65
Views: 1186

Re: Bob Nightengale: Chris Bosio Fired

minnesotacubsfan wrote:Refresh mu memory: what did Bisio say about molina?


He carried on about how the ball sticking to his chest protector was cheating, and also suggested the fix was in with the signs behind home plate (recall Baez losing a ground ball in them)
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Chris Bosio Fired
Replies: 65
Views: 1186

Re: Chris Bosio Fired

I'm surprised. If you want to craft a narrative, Bosio made the org look bad with the accusations he made about Molina and especially Thames early in the season. Theo did mention organizational issues related to the number of walks given up, so maybe Bosio wasn't on the same page. Contreras being a ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 1800
Views: 53484

Re: soccer soccer soccer

much better now, 3 good looks including a ball off the post in the last 5 minutes
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 1800
Views: 53484

Re: soccer soccer soccer

things are not going great early for the U-17s
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Theo's Presser
Replies: 22
Views: 755

Re: Theo's Presser

Out of all the hitters that might be on the trading block who could we get the most in return for? If you include Baez in that group(even though his odds of getting dealt are near nil), then it's him. After that, it's probably very situational depending on a team's evaluation and their needs. There...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: John Mallee
Replies: 99
Views: 1471

Re: John Mallee

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by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Theo's Presser
Replies: 22
Views: 755

Re: Theo's Presser

- They're going to add 2 SP for sure. Which is fine, but I better not need to clamor for Montgomery while Tseng gets starts in May if someone is hurt. - pre-2018 Javy and Almora are in line for bigger roles than pre-2017 Javy and Almora. Well deserved given their progress this year. - Because Javy a...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3719
Views: 170503

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

The Cubs have averaged 97 wins a year for a 3 year span(most in MLB), have made the NLCS all 3 years, and won a world series. They lose 2 of their best 15 or so players, and only one or two others are on the downside of their careers. Whether they've met the narrow definition of dynasty, and worries...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: John Mallee
Replies: 99
Views: 1471

Re: John Mallee

Hinske is the assistant hitting coach
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: John Mallee
Replies: 99
Views: 1471

Re: RE: Re: John Mallee

The lack of improvement among most of the young offensive core is a little disconcerting to me. Add to that, the awful year Zo had after the injury, and Heyward's significant improvement didn't even come close to producing an average line - there's enough uncertainty to feel like the FO will mix th...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: John Mallee
Replies: 99
Views: 1471

Re: John Mallee

Why all the ridicule? Are people happy about the offense? How is everyone so sure that the offense didn’t underperform. They put up good numbers and won a WS. But to say a team didn’t underperform you’d have to know what the full potential of the players is. What I do known is Rizzo, Bryant and Bae...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: John Mallee
Replies: 99
Views: 1471

Re: John Mallee

The lack of improvement among most of the young offensive core is a little disconcerting to me. Add to that, the awful year Zo had after the injury, and Heyward's significant improvement didn't even come close to producing an average line - there's enough uncertainty to feel like the FO will mix th...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: John Mallee
Replies: 99
Views: 1471

Re: John Mallee

If Heyward went out next year and somehow lucked into a normal (pre-Cubs) Heyward year where he played elite defense, hit like .280/.380/.440 (which is good for maybe like 4-5 WAR)...would he opt out? Heyward will be 29 on opening day 2019 and will be guaranteed 5/106 if he stays. He'd have to real...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: John Mallee
Replies: 99
Views: 1471

Re: John Mallee

I know the offense has been really good, but I also feel like it has under performed a little the last two years. are you for serious? yes, I can't find the preseason projections, but I think they were projecting better than a wRC+ of 105 and 101, and IIRC many here thought the projections were too...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3719
Views: 170503

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

bukie wrote:That reads like an article Cameron has been itching to post since July.


Doing a CTRL-F for Schwarber in his recent chat is hilarious.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: John Mallee
Replies: 99
Views: 1471

Re: John Mallee

I think a fanbase's ability to judge a hitting coach(or pitching coach) is basically 0.0%. I think the front office is full of smart people, so I'll have to trust their judgment when it comes to what coaches to retain or fire. I'd say you can judge approach right? So, P/PA is about the only tangibl...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: John Mallee
Replies: 99
Views: 1471

Re: John Mallee

I think a fanbase's ability to judge a hitting coach(or pitching coach) is basically 0.0%. I think the front office is full of smart people, so I'll have to trust their judgment when it comes to what coaches to retain or fire.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3719
Views: 170503

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-cubs-already-need-to-retool/ There are obviously enough core pieces in place to just make some minor adjustments and still come back as the favorites in the NL Central. A year ago, it looked like the Cubs could mostly just put things in cruise control and win the...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3719
Views: 170503

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

This might be too soon but this season was a success. How many championship teams even win their division the following year, let alone advance to the NLCS or ALCS? Most of the core is intact for next year. No career ending injuries and the team remains divisional favorites. Frustrating not to repe...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 899
Views: 41770

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

minnesotacubsfan wrote:What would it take to get Yu Darvish


Lester money, with a chance at needing another year on the deal
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 13
Views: 433

Re: FA Bullpen Options

FYI I made the executive decision to remove the FA from the thread title, since I think the FA and trade options here are intertwined. Last offseason there was talk of trading for Colome or Edwin Diaz. Both kind of had down years this season, but I'd still be interested in either. Can they be had at...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani
Replies: 283
Views: 19138

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

Is he available when FA opens or are there other dates for guys like him? Is there a set window from when he’s available until he has to decide or is it like regular FA? He needs to be posted, which means everyone in the world will bid the max of 20 million, and then he'll basically have FA negotia...

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