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by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Gleyber Torres Getting Called up to the Bigs
Replies: 22
Views: 371

Re: Gleyber Torres Getting Called up to the Bigs

What exactly is Torres good at other than being young for each level he’s played at? His numbers aren’t crazy good. sometimes with guys scouted favorably that's enough to portend semi-stardom: Lindor, DiDi, Albies... Those guys have much louder tools than Gleyber though. Torres has jumped up lists ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

For a point of reference, Lester gave up 15 ER in his first 21.2 IP as a Cub. I’m not really worried, two of those starts very much seemed like running out of steam which I expect will improve as the year progresses. I was happy to see him get rid of the hesitation too. Doing that every pitch doesn’...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-21-18
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-21-18

You all won’t believe this, but Underwood got smacked around.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Gleyber Torres Getting Called up to the Bigs
Replies: 22
Views: 371

Re: Gleyber Torres Getting Called up to the Bigs

What exactly is Torres good at other than being young for each level he’s played at? His numbers aren’t crazy good. I’ve been beating this drum for years. Don’t get me wrong, I’d like to have next-gen Placido Polanco on my team, but that is not a thing that I will have an ounce of regret about losi...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-18-18
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-18-18

Little's two outings have come in weather generously described as 40 degrees, I'm not terribly worried about down velocity. 5 walks in 18 batters is a different story, although history is full of guys who take a few games to settle in to a level too.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 2215
Views: 91303

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

how did Donna tweet if Jason changed the password? You can be logged into the same account from multiple devices. But if one person changes the password you are no longer logged into that account. That depends. For example, Twitter might not invalidate 3rd party apps on password reset. So your Twee...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 916
Views: 55400

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Looks like I was wrong about that particular batted ball anyway: https://web.kitsapsun.com/archive/2003/10-11/280691_glanville_triple_keeps_cubbies_.html Glanville hit a liner that skipped past diving left fielder Jeff Conine in the gap and using his best asset, streaked into third. Haven't been ab...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3213
Views: 156059

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

In a 4 year span, the Nats drafted Strasburg, Harper, Rendon, Goodwin, Storen, and Giolito in the first/supplemental first round.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 2215
Views: 91303

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

It's Chipotle, you can literally see the assembly line. If they're so busy that there's no time to fit in an online order in between, then in-store orders are gonna get held up when the time comes. There isn't extra burrito-making capacity they're not using.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-16-18
Replies: 25
Views: 673

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-16-18

Rucker went 3 (uninspiring) innings before Tennessee was rained out, so I would guess he’s not gonna go again tomorrow.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4488
Views: 225850

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

It’s no less bizarre than the average exit velocity of players wearing odd numbered jerseys on tuesdays after the 4th inning. It’s borderline pointless trivia.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-14-18
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-14-18

I’m gonna need Underwood to keep that up for a while before I start believing in him. By my calculations he needs to perform until...2027 to reach that point.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-12-18
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-12-18

lol at "Rudyard Kipling's top draft prospect"
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 916
Views: 55400

Re: Baez impresses Baez

A team that employs Sean Rodriguez has no room to complain about other teams' behaviors. A manager that presumably ordered, or at least had no problem with, his own pitcher intentionally hitting Jake Arrieta in a horsefeathering playoff game as 'revenge' for a couple of accidental plunks - IN A hor...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2017-2018
Replies: 73
Views: 5804

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2017-2018

For some reason this bit on Misael Garcia cracked me up, I think it's how it underscores the absurdity of scouting 16 year olds: Leading up to July 2, Garcia was 6 feet, 170 pounds and was throwing in the mid-to-upper 80s. He’s grown taller and added strength (6-foot-2, 195 pounds) and now has touch...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-18
Replies: 32
Views: 939

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-18

craig wrote:3 players as in position players, or including pitchers too?


Regardless of position. IIRC the only decent player was Alex Wood.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-18
Replies: 32
Views: 939

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-18

I got back to about 2011 last night and I found like 3 players with even 3 career bWAR between 65 and 100. You're fighting an extreme uphill battle so you might as well trust your scouting muscle rather than faint historical trends.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 2339
Views: 94472

Re: TV thread

I'm gonna hire a guy to follow Mojo around and offer him a sandwich 5 times a day while whispering 'the big daaaave"
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Jagoff About Willson Contreras Here, You Lazy Jerkoffs
Replies: 138
Views: 8063

Re: Jagoff About Willson Contreras Here, You Lazy Jerkoffs

Cubswin11 wrote:I know it’s silly and feel free to scold me TT but Willy leads the league in exit velo after the first ~10 games.


Never. It's fun, it's neat! Treat it the same way we point out that Bryce Harper has a slugging percentage over 1.000, it's a delightful absurdity that we can enjoy.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 212
Views: 12105

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

I wonder what Carl is looking at in that picture
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-18
Replies: 32
Views: 939

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-18

my initial gif searches were more....enthusiastically opinionated
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-18
Replies: 32
Views: 939

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-9-18

Hrubes20 wrote:
ScrubMD wrote:Rucker is still awesome. 5IP 3H 1ER 6K 1BB


Nice. 4:3 GO/FO as well, and only used 65 pitches.


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by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-8-18
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-8-18

#Mekkeswatch

2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 K, 2 BB

Both walks came in his second inning.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4488
Views: 225850

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Fire small sample size velocity/release point/movement analysis into the sun I agree that it is silly to read too much into changes in release point and movement over small samples, but velocity stabilizes very quickly. I think it is one of the things that can give us useful information early in th...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4488
Views: 225850

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

some of my favorite writers(Jeff Sullivan in particular) annoy me with this at times. i was thinking about sullivan throughout this whole post. he is great in a lot of ways, but he is a major proponent of poking fun of people who read to much into early results but also goes crazy himself with one ...

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