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by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4216
Views: 285600

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

ZiPS hates the Brewers again: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/2019-zips-projections-milwaukee-brewers/ Really illustrates how much Cain and Yelich carried them last year, since those are pretty healthy projections for both and that's still more than 4 wins worse than what they did last year. That depth...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 2975
Views: 167371

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Is Zobrist really going to be traded? He's like our 3rd or 4th best player...... :-k :-k Well trading Zobrist would almost certainly be in service of getting a player of similar or better quality like Harper. In which case: Rizzo, Bryant, Baez, Contreras, Harper, and probably Schwarber are all like...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Machado to be a Father (10/$300m)
Replies: 62
Views: 1529

Re: Machado to be a Father (10/$300m)

hitting for power without being a 1B or corner OF? I guess, the IsoPs he tends to run are more borderline top 5 for a 3B. I admit a certain irrationality to my thoughts here too, but Machado feels like one of those guys who is capable of everything and has demonstrated it all in short bursts or in ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Machado to be a Father (10/$300m)
Replies: 62
Views: 1529

Re: Machado to be a Father (10/$300m)

I'm having a hard time articulating this well, but good for San Diego dropping cash, good for Machado getting paid, and boy do I still not believe in Machado as a star player going forward. The Padres can use all the help they can get so I don't want to make it a 'they'll rue the day' conversation,...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Machado to be a Father (10/$300m)
Replies: 62
Views: 1529

Re: Machado to be a Father (10/$300m)

I'm having a hard time articulating this well, but good for San Diego dropping cash, good for Machado getting paid, and boy do I still not believe in Machado as a star player going forward. The Padres can use all the help they can get so I don't want to make it a 'they'll rue the day' conversation, ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Spring Training Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 3815

Re: 2019 Spring Training Thread

Sutcliffe was in Cubs camp and the best thing he saw was James Norwood... we truly are doomed. https://twitter.com/Sut_ESPN/status/1097585971099357184 this guy pitched in games for the cubs last year? i have never heard this name Only a couple, and the results didn't match the stuff, but yeah. I th...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 2975
Views: 167371

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Brian wrote:Pretty sure that's Heyward in the background and the photo is dated today.

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oh you mean the guy clearly being held out of practice compared to the other players, hmmmmmmmmmm
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1413
Views: 125943

Re: Minor League Musings

https://twitter.com/baileyclark36/status/1096551089053167616 Noticed this interaction on twitter and decided I'd click through to Bailey's page since he seemed like he could be fun .... https://media.giphy.com/media/4pMX5rJ4PYAEM/giphy.gif You warned me and I still had this reaction immediately whe...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 328
Views: 10118

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

I don't want to begrudge anyone the owner-hating they're set on, but as far as the roster-building portion goes, I'm way more annoyed with the front office than ownership. Yes, payroll can and almost certainly should be higher, but even if they're literally at their absolute ceiling, it really wasn...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 328
Views: 10118

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

I don't want to begrudge anyone the owner-hating they're set on, but as far as the roster-building portion goes, I'm way more annoyed with the front office than ownership. Yes, payroll can and almost certainly should be higher, but even if they're literally at their absolute ceiling, it really wasn...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 328
Views: 10118

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

I don't want to begrudge anyone the owner-hating they're set on, but as far as the roster-building portion goes, I'm way more annoyed with the front office than ownership. Yes, payroll can and almost certainly should be higher, but even if they're literally at their absolute ceiling, it really wasn'...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 391
Views: 33732

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

Carlos Gonzalez is unsigned because he's bad and hurt and old and bad
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 391
Views: 33732

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

I know the prevailing thought has been that the rest of the free agents have been waiting on Harper/Machado to set the market, but at this point, I'm sorta shocked that Kuechel, Gonzalez, et al are still sitting there unsigned. When does the dam break? I didn’t realize the extent of it until i saw ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5509
Views: 382673

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Kyle getting this excited to call things not a dynasty is so on brand I'm almost suspicious it's actually him.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1251
Views: 85020

Re: Addison Russell

folks who don't want him on the team are never going to hear any words from him that will change their minds Personally, that's not true. horsefeathers, it would an insanely refreshing miracle if an abuser was actually upfront about what he did wrong and actually was sorry and wanted to be/do bette...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1251
Views: 85020

Re: Addison Russell

It seems like a situation where easily impressed people are going to be impressed by him actually discussing the topic with even 1% depth, and folks who don't want him on the team are never going to hear any words from him that will change their minds. So I guess kudos to Russell for not going full ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs TV broadcast rights
Replies: 226
Views: 17792

Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

https://twitter.com/670TheScore/status/1096056304555212800 this is the most insanely privileged horsefeathers. ok guys sure we entered into a billion-dollar agreement that will help enrich an alt-right propaganda machine but they probably wont do propaganda on our channel so its cool right Very sim...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Bold Prediction Time
Replies: 90
Views: 2041

Re: 2019 Bold Prediction Time

Maybe these aren't particularly bold, but here goes:

+ 2016-2017 Bryant is back
- The Cubs are shopping for a middle infielder in July
+ The bullpen is very good and especially deep
- Lester is the surprise failure of the rotation
+ The Brewers have a losing record
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 28074
Views: 1204741

Re: Politics & Current Events

lol, I'm 99% sure I've been in that store. I wouldn't have guessed Nike was as big a percentage of the merchandise for a memorabilia-focused place like that one(and a mall store going out of business wouldn't really be news otherwise), but boy am I not sad to see those consequences.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 391
Views: 33732

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

champaignchris wrote:How could be have possibly made less money by not signing this deal?

Even if he got hurt.

Time to strike on a Hendricks extension?


The number of very good pitchers who hit arbitration and don't end up making 40+ million is...substantial. Pitching is fleeting, take the money.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1206
Views: 76158

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING

Kimbrel on a 1+1 deal is something I’d like to see Wouldn't the Cubs have to forfeit their 1st round draft pick to sign Kimbrel since I believe the Red Sox gave him a qualifying offer? Regardless, it's all a mute point b/c Ricketts won't let Theo spend any money anyways. No, there aren't any outcom...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Rank the offseason moves
Replies: 24
Views: 824

Re: Rank the offseason moves

Paying 20 million for an average starting pitcher in an offseason where you only had 18 million to spend
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Spring Training Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 3815

Re: 2019 Spring Training Thread

Listening to this presser, I don't have a problem with them genuinely attempting to better Russell and maybe save someone else from further abuse, I just don't want to have to root for him on my baseball team. It's a weird feeling I can't exactly reconcile or feel great about on either side. I beli...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 2975
Views: 167371

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

The Bryce Harper 'Dexter Fowler surprise spring training show up' is definitely happening today* https://twitter.com/MeganMawicke/status/1095398820177825793 * or there's a more reasonable explanation Based on how this winter has gone it's probably more like Darvish has late stage leprosy and they'r...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2299
Views: 119467

Re: soccer soccer soccer

Honestly, I believe fairly strongly that Tyler Adams is our best bet for consistently elite at his position in the player pool, including Pulisic & Sargent. Agreed, with as quickly as he's acclimated at Leipzig it feels like him being at least a strong 6 in a Champions League team is a near cer...

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