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by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Yu Darvish Thread
Replies: 359
Views: 17446

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Joel Sherman threw out 6/120 for Darvish with $30 mil the first 2 years, $20 mil the next 2 and $10 mil in the final 2 years with opt outs in years 2 and 4. Yes, please I was thinking 5/100 with 25M the first 2 and an opt out after that would be real good. The odds of someone else stepping up to of...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 163
Views: 8084

Re: Bullpen Options

Morrow, Cishek, and a full year of (hopefully) not-2017 Wilson is a fair amount of turnover too. You can quibble that the names are the wrong names, but 3 of the top 5 relievers being new from April 2017 to 2018 is significant.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 163
Views: 8084

Re: Bullpen Options

Neuby wrote:I definitely didn't see him getting a two year deal.


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by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 163
Views: 8084

Re: Bullpen Options

Is it possible this paves the way for Montgomery to start? This is the permutation I think about, because Wilson, Montgomery, and the LH eating righties we have(Edwards, Morrow, kinda Strop) mean there isn't a whole lot of need for a LOOGY in particular. If you're going with Montgomery to the rotat...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 163
Views: 8084

Re: Bullpen Options

Confusing.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1217
Views: 58679

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

d_money wrote:How do the Cubs have Quintana for “twice as long”?


3.5 years v. 2 years
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 19969
Views: 598673

Re: Politics & Current Events



Surely a coincidence that the president's reported BMI falls one pound short of the obesity threshold.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1998
Views: 110048

Re: The Cardinals

There also exists a world in which Tommy Pham craters like Josh Harrison and Rizzo and Bryant combine for 3 more wins than 2017(like they did in 2016). I'm gonna write a blog post titled "how close are the Cardinals to the Cubs" and use that reality to conclude the Cubs are about 15 games...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1998
Views: 110048

Re: The Cardinals

David wrote:meh...it's just a homer blog and homer fans looking for hope in the extreme best case scenario. it's nothing we didn't do here from 2012-14.


That guy writes for Fangraphs.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1998
Views: 110048

Re: The Cardinals

There also exists a world in which Tommy Pham craters like Josh Harrison and Rizzo and Bryant combine for 3 more wins than 2017(like they did in 2016). I'm gonna write a blog post titled "how close are the Cardinals to the Cubs" and use that reality to conclude the Cubs are about 15 games ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1998
Views: 110048

Re: The Cardinals

https://twitter.com/craigjedwards/status/952939910662631425 That is...not how projections work. "If the Cardinals' best players hit their 90% projection and everything else between the 2 teams is at 50%, then the Cubs are only a couple wins ahead" is not worthwhile analysis. If your point...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: McCutchen to the Giants
Replies: 23
Views: 823

Re: McCutchen to the Giants

McCutchen at 1/15 doesn't have a lot of value, so the return doesn't surprise me too much. Seems like the Pirates plan is to: - Hope a couple of their higher end prospects pan out(Polanco, Bell, Meadows, Taillon, Glasnow) - Shore up their roster to eliminate glaring holes(getting Moran and Musgrove ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: McCutchen to the Giants
Replies: 23
Views: 823

Re: McCutchen to the Giants

They didn't have much of a choice, but the Giants are really leaning into the path the Tigers went down a few years back.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Yu Darvish Thread
Replies: 359
Views: 17446

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Bobson Dugnutt wrote:lol the yankees interest in darvish is so real they’re willing to give him $16 million a year


Also they'd show you the money right now but it actually goes to a different school that's far away.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2018 Cubs Convention
Replies: 42
Views: 2066

Re: 2018 Cubs Convention



Willson is the sports fandom version of having a puppy.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1217
Views: 58679

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

Also, that's not that bad a package for the Pirates. There's no superstar potential headliner, but the Cubs equivalent is in the neighborhood of Happ, Montgomery, Maples, and a prospect. I can respect the idea that if you're trading Cole it's a somewhat rare opportunity to add star-level upside, but...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1217
Views: 58679

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

r_mack wrote:Good God, we gave up Eloy for Jose Quintana


Quintana is better and we have him about twice as long.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1217
Views: 58679

Re: Starting Pitching candidates



by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Offseason Transactions
Replies: 278
Views: 17343

Re: Offseason Transactions

Are they planning on Reyes being a pen only option this year or are they going to try and get him to start (with his innings likely being very limited and watched I'd guess bullpen route with maybe a handful of starts)? I could see them going after Colome now. My understanding is he'll start in the...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Offseason Transactions
Replies: 278
Views: 17343

Re: Offseason Transactions

I wonder if they promised him the closer role and go him a little cheaper and he probably wasn’t interested/wanted more money to come here (or to another team) who couldn’t guarantee that I'm more surprised the Cardinals didn't make that happen. Gregerson, Lyons, and Cecil are all fine to good reli...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Offseason Transactions
Replies: 278
Views: 17343

Re: Offseason Transactions

In the abstract I'd have given Reed that for sure. Morrow + Cishek + maybe Darvish v. Morrow + Reed + stronger maybe Cobb is a debate worth having, although Reed's willingness to come to a team that signed Morrow is probably a factor.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Reliever Steve Cishek for 2/$13M
Replies: 67
Views: 2918

Re: Cubs Sign Reliever Steve Cishek for 2/$13M

TIL Cishek is 6-6

by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs arbitration eligibles
Replies: 32
Views: 1077

Re: Cubs arbitration eligibles

OK, so 2.25 means 150k versus 200k. That makes sense. That said, I guess that number goes up every time during the season a guy goes on the DL and a guy comes up. So, maybe we need to save a bit more just for those occurrences? Cobb at a 15 mill AAV and a low rent backup C seems the most likely sce...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs arbitration eligibles
Replies: 32
Views: 1077

Re: Cubs arbitration eligibles

FWIW, you gain an extra million by using the real numbers and not rounding to the hundred thousands. If you assume Caratini at backup C, Montgomery as the 5th starter, and a 4 man bench you have 36.8 million to play with. Considering that a 4 man bench is more than within reach if you aren't trading...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 1994
Views: 77344

Re: TV thread

Same. I don't have a DVR (basic cable is provided with my HOA and I stream so damn much). If you guys would do me a solid and keep just talking about good shows to watch it would be appreciated. (I mean I guess that's what is already going on just urging people to give recommendations - Sofa put me...

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