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by Northsider
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline
Replies: 1510
Views: 73210

Re: 2016 Trade Deadline

Really, it's not just next year though - it's this year too and Montero and Heyward are just black holes offensively. At least Heyward provides good defense but Montero looks completely washed up (injury maybe?). If Lucroy were left-handed, it would be better but running Montero out there is starti...
by Northsider
Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4991
Views: 288450

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

The Logan wrote:Matusz is gonna be fixed now and is gonna make Jake Arrieta look like Jake Westbrook


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Poor orioles fans
by Northsider
Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline
Replies: 1510
Views: 73210

Re: 2016 Trade Deadline

https://twitter.com/nickpiecoro/status/759617120107958272 If they actually considered Luis Castillo(traded in Cashner deal) for Shelby Miller.....Offer them Candelario or Zagunis and see if it works..... DBacks have a completely traditional (or, as they call it, 'real') approach to baseball. They l...
by Northsider
Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs add Chapman for Torres, et al. imb wishes we paid more
Replies: 1282
Views: 37630

Re: Cubs add Chapman for Torres, et al. imb wishes we paid more

http://m.tmz.com/#article/2015/12/08/aroldis-chapman-domestic-violence-photos/ Not sure if this has been posted (I'm sure it has) but the hate for chapman is unreal. I've never seen anything like this in Chicago sports. It's pathetic, and it's mostly female reporters trying to bolster their name, o...
by Northsider
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs add Chapman for Torres, et al. imb wishes we paid more
Replies: 1282
Views: 37630

Re: Cubs add Chapman for Torres, et al. imb wishes we paid more

Maybe we should start a donations thing, send $x to a local women's shelter everytime he appears in a game ... You must be CEO of your PR company. Such a CEO (or PR employee) would be taking that idea to Chapman however possible, have him volunteer at women's shelters, and have him write about the ...
by Northsider
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs add Chapman for Torres, et al. imb wishes we paid more
Replies: 1282
Views: 37630

Re: Cubs add Chapman for Torres, et al. imb wishes we paid more

Maybe we should start a donations thing, send $x to a local women's shelter everytime he appears in a game ...
by Northsider
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade deadline best case scenarios
Replies: 19
Views: 1554

Re: Trade deadline best case scenarios

I don't think 4 deals is really a plausible outcome, especially Miller and Paxton, and especially Miller and Paxton if Colome is added. There's only so many roster spots. For me, a best case scenario is trading for Archer and Colome without surrendering Baez, and preferably without trading Happ or ...
by Northsider
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade deadline best case scenarios
Replies: 19
Views: 1554

Re: Trade deadline best case scenarios

I don't think 4 deals is really a plausible outcome, especially Miller and Paxton, and especially Miller and Paxton if Colome is added. There's only so many roster spots. For me, a best case scenario is trading for Archer and Colome without surrendering Baez, and preferably without trading Happ or ...
by Northsider
Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade deadline best case scenarios
Replies: 19
Views: 1554

Trade deadline best case scenarios

Who would you like to see the Cubs obtain, and for whom? I'd like to see, with fillers going both ways: Cubs acquire: Reddick, Colome, (Shelby) Miller, Paxton For Reddick: Zagunis For Colome: Torres, Clifton For Miller: Happ For Paxton: Soler Sent down/DFA'd: Richard Rationale: Reddick's plate disci...
by Northsider
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline
Replies: 1510
Views: 73210

Re: 2016 Trade Deadline

philosophizer75 wrote:I would move Schwarber for Mike Trout and maybe Jose Fernandez. That's it, unless some crazy 15 player deal was concocted.

I'd add Machado and Kershaw, with maybes for Corey Seager and Francisco Lindor.
by Northsider
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2382
Views: 156781

Re: The Cardinals

sneakypower wrote:i'm going to start calling Aledmys Diaz the Challenger Space Shuttle

Challenger was a tragedy, Diaz is clearly a comedy. I propose "Jeb Busch" instead.
by Northsider
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 1158
Views: 82559

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Ewww pre-surgeried with already diminished velocity pitching. Not even Glasnow? You may be right. My concern was the Marmol-esque walk rate at AAA so far, and I'd certainly want assurance from scouts that Marmol is a poor comparison. IIRC, control is one of the hardest things for coaches to help a ...
by Northsider
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 1158
Views: 82559

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Taillon and Bregman for me. I'd love to get Bosio a top-tier young talent for once, and Taillon is that right now. (Arrieta was older, and hadn't been thought of as a top talent for several years at the time). Bregman looks like what would happen if Rogers Hornsby possessed a younger Baez (BB%/K%, H...
by Northsider
Sat May 28, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline
Replies: 1510
Views: 73210

Re: 2016 Trade Deadline

Northsider, to be quite honest, I wouldn't do that much, but from a "do I think that would be enough?", I would hope so. Really, considering how elite prospects are protected, a package starting with Torres should be able to get a pen arm, as long as Torres doesn't fall flat on his face t...
by Northsider
Fri May 27, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline
Replies: 1510
Views: 73210

Re: 2016 Trade Deadline

davell wrote:I think we'll do our best to get Matusz honestly. If they straighten him out, it saves us the prospects heading towards a reliever, that can be used to address something else.


Hopefully. I love the idea of grabbing ex-Oriole pitchers, Arrieta and Strop are too much fun.
by Northsider
Fri May 27, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline
Replies: 1510
Views: 73210

Re: 2016 Trade Deadline

I'm open to anything, a lot of it dependent on how the team looks in the summer, but I don't think a straight package comparison makes sense in that a) Yankees may try to move Miller sooner than later, placing a higher value on Betances b) Kimbrel was signed down, while, unless I'm mistaken, Betanc...
by Northsider
Fri May 27, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs scouting Rich Hill
Replies: 35
Views: 2318

Re: Cubs scouting Rich Hill

I'd kindof rather target Drew Pomeranz; basically the same pitcher as Rich Hill, but younger and has extra team control. Really pitching well this year, but fangraphs noted that he wasn't able to add a cutter this offseason (Bosio's specialty). We can drop him in the pen at the deadline, he's a left...
by Northsider
Fri May 27, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline
Replies: 1510
Views: 73210

Re: 2016 Trade Deadline

As long as we're looking at dominant relief pitchers, why not target the younger, (contractually) cheaper Betances? I'd start negotiating by trying to make Torres/Vogelbach the centerpieces; value is similar to Margot/Guerra for Kimbrel, with Torres more valuable and Vogelbach less, but I suspect Ji...
by Northsider
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4991
Views: 288450

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Who else here has a Cubs tat? I don't have a tattoo of any kind, but if I did it would not be a a Cubs tattoo. I only have one tattoo. Never regretted it. What would your (horrendous) non-Cubs choice be? My brother and I have made a sort of pact about that. Neither of us will get a tattoo unless st...
by Northsider
Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Blackhawks 15-16 season
Replies: 268
Views: 12741

Re: Blackhawks 15-16 season

Agreed on Gustafsson. That article about Theo et. al. testing the reaction times of draftees to find guys who can dominate at the upper levels? You can SEE Gusty reacting faster than everyone else on the ice. Give him some development time and I think he'll be better than the big three. Wait you th...
by Northsider
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Blackhawks 15-16 season
Replies: 268
Views: 12741

Re: Blackhawks 15-16 season

But yeah blue line depth is a hole still. God forbid Keith or Hammer goes down (and Seabrook although he's having a down year defensively). But like Stan said, there are a lot of young defensive players on the Hawks/Rockford. If we find one halfway decent guy out of that group, I think the Hawks ca...
by Northsider
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3741
Views: 208712

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

David wrote:Theo killing the trade game


We're also tops in Rule 5
by Northsider
Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Great Coghlan Podcast Interview
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: Great Coghlan Podcast Interview

I've been a fan of signing Austin Jackson and trading Coghlan for pitching this offseason; but after listening to that I'm hoping to see him stick around with us for a long time. He's really bought into how valuable stats can be for a player, and I want that around the rest of our young guys. It go...
by Northsider
Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Great Coghlan Podcast Interview
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: Great Coghlan Podcast Interview

I've been a fan of signing Austin Jackson and trading Coghlan for pitching this offseason; but after listening to that I'm hoping to see him stick around with us for a long time. He's really bought into how valuable stats can be for a player, and I want that around the rest of our young guys.
by Northsider
Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Sickels' Top 20 Cubs prospects for 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2021

Re: Sickels' Top 20 Cubs prospects for 2016

Curious, does that come from a long time Cubs fan sense of fatalism or is there a real sense that these guys a sorta meh? The dollars and focus put into the farm would suggest that there will be some leaps made by at least a couple of them. There should be some general acceptance that these guys ar...

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