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by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1670
Views: 82915

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I wonder if “trading future dollars” means more they don’t want to or “can’t” pay him $35-40 mil+ this year and with all the money coming off the next 2 years they want to pay him more like $20 mil this year and jump it starting in 2 years but Bryce/Boras want more in the first year or two and “tra...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 107
Views: 6453

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

Isn't Tulo a bit of a McCann/Lester style leader/weirdo? If he can still physically fake it at SS that might be worth a go.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 692
Views: 34306

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

I can see Zobrist being a part of some type of 'turn a paperclip into a mansion' series of moves. For example, if the return for Zobrist meets or exceeds the cost to get Cesar Hernandez, then that's basically a free 5 million. Happ and Bote's presence also make it easier to replicate his expected pe...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 692
Views: 34306

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

To add on to that, Soria could make a lot of sense as a short term guy who can close. You have him locking down the 9th and don't have to worry as much about scrambling in the 9th because Morrow needs more rest than normal. Strop, Morrow, and Edwards are great setup men, Cishek and Montgomery are gr...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 692
Views: 34306

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

We’re interested in Soria. As the 2nd relief pitcher added (if we assume we are adding 2) I’m fine with it. As the main one that would be underwhelming. https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-spt-cubs-joakim-soria-20181206-story.html I dunno, Soria’s age adds some risk, but all reli...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1670
Views: 82915

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Mmmm, yeah, if there's anything that's going to lure a team to taking on that horsefeathering millstone of a contract, it's guys like Happ and Schwarber. Apparently you didn't hear that Schwarber isn't on the trade block, so we'll have to lure a team to take on Heywards contract by using Chatwood, ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1670
Views: 82915

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

cl smooth wrote:There are more than a handful of Cubs fans who want Michael Brantley on the team instead of Bryce Harper. I don’t get it.


Batting average.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1670
Views: 82915

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Bryant is my line for not caring about rationality, if he’s remotely healthy he better stay a Cub no matter the consequences.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: FanGraphs Cubs Top 31 Prospects List
Replies: 14
Views: 512

Re: FanGraphs Cubs Top 31 Prospects List

The reports on Hoerner and Roederer are very exciting. Also this bit on Davis' dad and uh, chores is fun: His mother was a track and field athlete at the University of Washington and his father is former NBA All-Star, Reggie Theus. In addition to his athletic gifts, scouts rave about Davis’ maturity...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4034
Views: 261718

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

oh no

RIP Luis
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1670
Views: 82915

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Hamels better throw 400 innings with a 0.75 ERA
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5330
Views: 350964

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Brian wrote:Theory: Not having an injury thread is more of jinx than having one.


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by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1670
Views: 82915

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

If this is the faustian bargain we have to make to get Harper I'll accept it, but I won't be happy about it. Hamilton is so horrific with the bat that you can't justify him a roster spot.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: THE 2019 injury thread
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: THE 2019 injury thread

absolutely not
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4034
Views: 261718

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

I’m all for this mostly because it would horsefeathers with the Brewers the most https://twitter.com/jaysonst/status/1070322236001828864 So managers can't position players where he wants them? I think batters ought to learn how to hit to the opposite field or lay down a bunt to the opposite side. h...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Goldschmidt to Cardinals
Replies: 50
Views: 1754

Re: Goldschmidt to Cardinals

Little Slide Rooter wrote:Not that Goldy would have a place on the Cubs, but did the Cards basically snag him for Mike Montgomery, Taylor Davis, and Giosker Amaya?


I'm glad you asked

No
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1670
Views: 82915

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Seriously though, would the Cubs having or not having interest in Harper change anything in terms of other teams pursuit? The argument I've seen/made(though not the only one), is that if the Cubs really want Harper, but need to clear a Chatwood or Heyward-sized amount of salary to afford him, then ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Goldschmidt to Cardinals
Replies: 50
Views: 1754

Re: Goldschmidt to Cardinals

Goldschmidt is awesome, so that's objectively bad news. Silver linings: - Carpenter was a 5 win 1B last year and between likely offensive regression and the fact that he can't throw a ball 100 feet, I'm not sure 2019 Goldschmidt/Carpenter at the corners is more than a win or so better than 2018 Carp...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 2856
Views: 163884

Re: TV thread

Netflix doesn't release their viewing data, but they wouldn't spend the money if people weren't still watching it like crazy. We'll still turn on the reruns on Nick quite a bit though. I mean, I'm sure you can logic your way to it if you look at raw viewership, my point is that in the absence of Fr...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 2856
Views: 163884

Re: TV thread

More than 800,000 yearly subscriptions'-worth for a sitcom that went off the air 15 years ago. I really don't understand how you get there, are there really legions of people whose Friends-watching is the bedrock of their subscription? Netflix doesn't release their viewing data, but they wouldn't s...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 2856
Views: 163884

Re: TV thread

More than 800,000 yearly subscriptions'-worth for a sitcom that went off the air 15 years ago. I really don't understand how you get there, are there really legions of people whose Friends-watching is the bedrock of their subscription?
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1670
Views: 82915

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I just realized that Passan and/or 670 article said the White Sox met with Bryce in Vegas in November and their stupid video board thing that got leaked was just something they filmed to bring with them for it (it wasn’t part of an in person pitch in Chicago).... but there were rumors/reports he wa...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 692
Views: 34306

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

I think it’s probably easier to bridge the gap between Haniger and Happ for Atlanta and just cut out the middle man than it is to get the Ms to trade Haniger and Seager for a return that headlines some low ceiling prospects. You can at least dream on Kelenic and Crawford maximizing their potential a...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1070
Views: 68339

Re: Addison Russell

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by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Segura to Phillies Pending NTC
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: Segura to Phillies Pending NTC

No one who trades Jean Segura away ever regrets it. He’s like the white elephant gift of trade chips.

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