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by Irrelevant Dude
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5761
Views: 415006

Re: RE: Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

https://twitter.com/mlbastian/status/1119629105727721475?s=21 Horrific 2017-2018 offseason continues There is really no excuse for this one. Chatwood was a calculated risk that didn't work out and Darvish has been an unexpected disappointment, but Morrow was a giant injury red flag from the beginni...
by Irrelevant Dude
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4418
Views: 312131

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

I know it is silly and there are so many bigger things to worry about, but the more I hear about players going to the "IL", the more I hate it. What was wrong with calling it the Disabled List?
by Irrelevant Dude
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Wrigley Renovations and Related Wrigleyville Stuff
Replies: 544
Views: 59523

Re: Wrigley Renovations and Related Wrigleyville Stuff

This doesn't look like a potential bottleneck at all... https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/media/116255090-132.html Instead of being able to traverse the upper deck by using the wide walkway under the press box (which actually offered a view of the game), now there is a very narrow walkway that run...
by Irrelevant Dude
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bote Extended
Replies: 23
Views: 759

Re: Bote Extended

Well, good for Bote I guess. He went from essentially a nobody with no MLB future to set for life within the span of a year.
by Irrelevant Dude
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bote Extended
Replies: 23
Views: 759

Re: Bote Extended

The core is in place... Hendricks, Bote, and Heyward
by Irrelevant Dude
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Hendricks extended through 2023
Replies: 84
Views: 4465

Re: RE: Re: Hendricks extended through 2023

Kyle's one of my favorite guys on the team, so I'm happy for him that he's getting paid, but I don't love this deal on paper. The idea of guaranteeing money to a guy still two years from FA who already only throws 87-88 seems unwise. I have the same fear. Hi is my favourite pitcher on the team by f...
by Irrelevant Dude
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Happ to AAA to Start Season
Replies: 39
Views: 1634

Re: Happ to AAA to Start Season

That's a start. Now trade him for a bag of balls.
by Irrelevant Dude
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4418
Views: 312131

Re: RE: Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Brian wrote:It's looking like the next 5ish years the only free agents will be people currently under contract with the Cubs.
Surely not locking anyone up with an extension will never backfire.
by Irrelevant Dude
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 207144

Re: RE: Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Anyone have the ricketts email to send them a strongly worded letter I wonder if we will see less Tom walking around Wrigley greeting fans this year. It would give me great joy to see him roundly booed when shown on the big screen, but 90% of fans at Wrigley will be oblivious to what has (or hasn't...
by Irrelevant Dude
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 207144

Re: RE: Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Brian wrote:full no trade
In other words, he will pick who he wants to be traded to once he figures out how much he hates Philly.
by Irrelevant Dude
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 207144

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Single game tickets are on sale now!
by Irrelevant Dude
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 389
Views: 19529

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

Can we get this thread back on topic with more well-deserved owner-bashing?
by Irrelevant Dude
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 389
Views: 19529

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

Oh horsefeathers off Tom. Arbitrarily hard-capping the payroll in the absolute middle of the competitive window for the team's core is ridiculous. An argument could be made that the Cubs didn't feel Harper was a smart investment. That isn't an argument I would agree with, but it is an argument nonet...
by Irrelevant Dude
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread
Replies: 330
Views: 24929

Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

rawaction wrote:Portis and Parker for Otto Porter? You kidding me with this? And they give a 2nd. Wtf?

Another Jr. Keep them coming!
by Irrelevant Dude
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4418
Views: 312131

Re: RE: Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

The NL DH could happen this year. Yes, please https://twitter.com/ken_rosenthal/status/1092969842355945472?s=21 I know I'm in the minority, but I still want no part of the DH. It seems strange to me though that they would even be considering such a change less than 2 months from opening day. If and...
by Irrelevant Dude
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 389
Views: 19529

Re: RE: Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

I think there is a nonzero chance that all this negative PR could force the Cubs hand into spending money they hadn't intended to spend. It is still unlikely, but a shock signing of Bryce Harper would completely change the narrative. "You screwed up Dad. Now we have to do something to change p...
by Irrelevant Dude
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 389
Views: 19529

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

I think there is a nonzero chance that all this negative PR could force the Cubs hand into spending money they hadn't intended to spend. It is still unlikely, but a shock signing of Bryce Harper would completely change the narrative. "You screwed up Dad. Now we have to do something to change pu...
by Irrelevant Dude
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 389
Views: 19529

Re: RE: Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

Imagine trying to convince the version of yourself from the beginning of 2016 that the Cubs would not only win the WS that year, but that barely 2 years later we'd be at this point, despite the WS-winning team and FO mostly intact. I was just thinking about that last night. If you told me the Cubs ...
by Irrelevant Dude
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 207144

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Joe Maddon wrote:"And just to go out and purchase players to purchase players, you might not be getting better than you already have.”

Come on Joe. This is Bryce horsefeathering Harper we're talking about, not Billy Hamilton.
by Irrelevant Dude
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 207144

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

MLB off-season is the worst. Free agency in the other major sports is largely resolved within a few weeks, but in baseball we have to put up with months of posturing and non-activity. There is no more hot stove. There is only a lukewarm tub of bathwater, while team owners count their growing piles o...
by Irrelevant Dude
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 207144

Re: RE: Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Man, horsefeathers the Ricketts if this doesn't happen. Tom Ricketts puts a friendly public face to ownership that makes it appear like the team is being run by a baseball-first family business, but the reality is they are in it for the money (which they unfortunately spend on some very questionabl...
by Irrelevant Dude
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 28918
Views: 1303902

Re: Politics & Current Events

One of the problems that a lot of people like myself — we have very high levels of intelligence, but we’re not necessarily such believers. You look at our air and our water and it’s right now at a record clean. But when you look at China and you look at parts of Asia and when you look at South Amer...
by Irrelevant Dude
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is
Replies: 687
Views: 67577

Re: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is

There is only one untouchable on this roster and it is Tommy La Stella.
by Irrelevant Dude
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 28918
Views: 1303902

Re: Politics & Current Events

Checking on the Senate races yet to be called, it looks like they are all likely to go Republican. As much as I hate to say it, Republicans came out on top yesterday. They won basically every close Senate race, which was pretty much their best case scenario. The results also reinforced Trump's influ...
by Irrelevant Dude
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 207144

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Why are teams going to be inclined to get a trade done sooner if the Cubs are strapped for cash? Like, who is that going to rush along outside of teams trying to swap bad contracts? I just don't get the people who are so adamant why this is some kind if elaborate ruse when there's little to no adva...

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