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by Irrelevant Dude
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: White Sox sign Grandal 4/$73
Replies: 47
Views: 1838

Re: White Sox sign Grandal 4/$73

This pretty much eliminates any desire I have to trade Contreras. I don't know why. I'm really not sure there's any production drop off from Contreras to Caratini/Chirinos. OTOH trading Contreras to sign Chirinos is pretty pointless. Chirinos probably isn't a worthwhile upgrade on defense and his 2...
by Irrelevant Dude
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Lester Strode gets his own thread
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: Lester Strode gets his own thread

Banedon wrote:He's baaaaack.


I'm not sure my idea of a prominent position matches Heyman's.
by Irrelevant Dude
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6759
Views: 571512

Re: RE: Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

A delay really only hurts the Cubs and their flexibility, as trading him is basically off the table until the decision is made. oh no not that So we are not in favor of trading Bryant this offseason? Considering that the Cubs are extremely unlikely to re-sign him in 2 years, I would much rather get...
by Irrelevant Dude
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6759
Views: 571512

Re: RE: Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

https://twitter.com/JonHeyman/status/1187723369409630208 How exactly should this take 'months'? Jesus Christ, months?!??! That’s ridiculous for both parties Not for Bryant. It gives him a little more leverage on a possible mutual agreement or contract extension (unlikely) if the grievance decision ...
by Irrelevant Dude
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Manager Search (Ross to be hired - Kaplan)
Replies: 367
Views: 31813

Re: Cubs Manager Search (Ross to be hired - Kaplan)

Just because I recently looked it up, I know that Dave Martinez signed the exact same contract (years wise) with the Nationals 3 plus club option If the Nats don't tear that contract up after this season and give him more money, they are jerks. Uh huh, cuz that's definitely happened before. It has....
by Irrelevant Dude
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Manager Search (Ross to be hired - Kaplan)
Replies: 367
Views: 31813

Re: Cubs Manager Search (Ross to be hired - Kaplan)

Brian wrote:Just because I recently looked it up, I know that Dave Martinez signed the exact same contract (years wise) with the Nationals 3 plus club option

If the Nats don't tear that contract up after this season and give him more money, they are jerks.
by Irrelevant Dude
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6759
Views: 571512

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

The only thing I can think of that would lead to Bryant having a case is that the Cubs knew about Olt's broken hand and delayed the official diagnosis to buy time. I have to believe they are smarter than that, as medical records would clearly show when the exact injury was diagnosed. Otherwise, it s...
by Irrelevant Dude
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6759
Views: 571512

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

According to Kaplan, Kris Bryant's service time grievance is going to be heard this week.

I can't imagine Bryant winning, since it would seem to open the door for grievances all over MLB.

Also, why did they wait 4 years to resolve this?
by Irrelevant Dude
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Manager Search (Ross to be hired - Kaplan)
Replies: 367
Views: 31813

Re: Cubs Manager Search (Ross to be hired - Kaplan)

Post Count Padder wrote:Fiiiiiiine. Do you think a stipulation is Ross has to hire someone with experience as bench coach?

Is Jim Riggleman available again?
by Irrelevant Dude
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1790
Views: 198676

Re: Baez impresses Baez

I don't even own a PS4 and I still want to buy that.
by Irrelevant Dude
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: Fix your damn avatars and sig pics
Replies: 52
Views: 11243

Re: Fix your damn avatars and sig pics

Sammy Sofa wrote:Irrelevant Dude

Old Style

Also victims of the broken link curse.

It only took me a little over a year after being publicly shamed, but the broken avatar is no more!
by Irrelevant Dude
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Manager Search (Ross to be hired - Kaplan)
Replies: 367
Views: 31813

Re: Cubs Manager Search

I suppose Ross could have already quietly had a second interview, or the Cubs know him well enough that it wasn't necessary. I'm thinking the job might be Espada's to lose though.
by Irrelevant Dude
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Manager Search (Ross to be hired - Kaplan)
Replies: 367
Views: 31813

Re: Cubs Manager Search

Happy for Dave Martinez. Me too. Even though he only played with the Cubs for a few years, he was one of my favorite players as a kid. I thought, as most did, that he was toast earlier this season. I'm really glad the Nationals stuck with him and turned things around. It also provides a future coun...
by Irrelevant Dude
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6759
Views: 571512

Re: RE: Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

https://chicago.suntimes.com/cubs/2019/9/21/20877470/any-reckoning-should-start-at-top-for-a-cubs-team-that-performed-as-well-as-its-roster-was-built I agree with this. Maddon has some fault, but this mess isn't his doing. Anything less than Theo taking primary responsibility will be unacceptable. ...
by Irrelevant Dude
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Add Organist to list of offseason needs
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: RE: Re: Add Organist to list of offseason needs

Gary Pressy whacking on his organ is an essential part of the wrigley field experience. I hope they find a worthy replacement. By "worthy replacement", do you mean current pop music hits blaring over the loudspeakers? Organ music is almost non-existent now at Wrigley anyway, which is unfo...
by Irrelevant Dude
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Maddoning
Replies: 504
Views: 55636

Re: RE: Re: It's Maddoning

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:It's absolutely insane that they have that awful of a RD and are still gonna get into the playoffs.

It's almost like run differential is a nearly meaningless stat.
by Irrelevant Dude
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread
Replies: 349
Views: 59139

Re: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread

I don't get the guys spinning this like it is bad news. It really sucks to lose Rizzo, but after seeing the injury occur yesterday, this seems to be about the best possible news so far. Even a chance of Rizzo being back for the start of the playoffs is more than I would have allowed for yesterday.
by Irrelevant Dude
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Chicago Bulls offseason
Replies: 178
Views: 22085

Re: Chicago Bulls offseason

I don't know anything about Bol Bol, but ESPN has had him as best available for a long time now. Why is he falling so far? Big dude with a bad foot injury giving flashbacks to big dudes past who had nagging foot injuries that shortened their careers significantly, or worse. Makes sense, but seems l...
by Irrelevant Dude
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Chicago Bulls offseason
Replies: 178
Views: 22085

Re: Chicago Bulls offseason

I don't know anything about Bol Bol, but ESPN has had him as best available for a long time now. Why is he falling so far?
by Irrelevant Dude
Mon May 20, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 3462
Views: 172268

Re: Game of Thrones

Ok, let's rewrite the ending in 30 seconds...

Once Drogon sees that Dany has been killed, he goes on a tirade and torches everyone. The final scene ends with the melting of the iron throne, then Drogon flying into the horizon.

Better or worse than the actual ending?
by Irrelevant Dude
Mon May 20, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 3462
Views: 172268

Re: RE: Re: Game of Thrones

I agree that the writing of the "meeting of the seven kingdoms" scene was pretty bad. But I'm not sure what all the better ways to end it would be. I'm down with the idea that someone besides Dany/Jon/Tyrion/Sansa ends up the ruler. I also like the North splitting off and doing their own ...
by Irrelevant Dude
Mon May 20, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 3462
Views: 172268

Re: Game of Thrones

The ending was too tidy for me and nothing really happened in the entire last half of the episode. I was hoping for one last betrayal or plot twist, with at least a semi-dark conclusion. ASOIAF never felt like a series that should tie up all loose ends and finish happily ever after, and they pretty ...
by Irrelevant Dude
Tue May 07, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen shakeup, Carl's Jr optioned to Iowa
Replies: 15
Views: 3134

Re: RE: Re: Bullpen shakeup, Carl's Jr optioned to Iowa

EricG wrote:CEJ up Maples down.

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I know that it is an overaction for a 13th pitcher, but I don't like this. Maples had walked some guys, but has been unhittable. It is pretty clear Maddon doesn't trust him at all.
by Irrelevant Dude
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6759
Views: 571512

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: 5193
Views: 448529

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?

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