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by ConstableRabbit
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6170
Views: 472570

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Green comes off as a complete moron in this. That email is barely comprehensible.
by ConstableRabbit
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Terrible Umpires Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 20351

Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Wow that is bad. Also smooth move by the catcher lol.
by ConstableRabbit
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family sucks in all kinds of ways
Replies: 418
Views: 29872

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

Oh Todd, you scamp. https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-todd-ricketts-wilmette-property-taxes-20190709-c335ggdjvjbvposhwd3f77gwxa-story.html Given the evidence that he clearly tried to pass this off as the old house, can he be jailed for tax evasion? Also makes total sense that he's li...
by ConstableRabbit
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Chicago Bulls offseason
Replies: 145
Views: 7710

Re: Chicago Bulls offseason

And ridiculously high income tax rates doesn’t help Rrrrrrright, because no player wants to play in LA or NY either. Yea no kidding. After the zero state income tax teams (DAL, HOU, SA, MIA, ORL, MEM), Illinois is one of the better states to be a millionaire with its flat tax at 3.75. Only PHI and ...
by ConstableRabbit
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 225
Views: 15483

Re: Trade targets 2019

Cubswin11 wrote:
We Got The Whole 9 wrote:I like Tom's idea of Sogard and Giles. That would be a brilliant maneuver.

Sogard and Descalso have pretty identical career slash lines, wRC+ and wOBA. No horsefeathering thank you.

To be fair, those slash lines, wRC+, and wOBA would be a huge upgrade but yeah that's kind of the point.
by ConstableRabbit
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6170
Views: 472570

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Other than Baez and Willson, it seems the other home grown players have either stalled or regressed since 2016. With the young guys, shouldn’t they be getting better with more reps/experience? Schwarber, Russell, CJ Edwards, Almora, Happ (2017) Maybe I was too optimistic looking forward going into ...
by ConstableRabbit
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Maddoning
Replies: 353
Views: 28953

Re: It's Maddoning

Wait, you want the Cubs to be good now? Yes, from a purely baseball standpoint I always want the Cubs to be as good as they can possibly be. From an emotional standpoint, I am very up and down in that regard this year. Talking/complaining/arguing about them from a baseball standpoint helps me try a...
by ConstableRabbit
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Maddoning
Replies: 353
Views: 28953

Re: It's Maddoning

Wait, you want the Cubs to be good now?
by ConstableRabbit
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Kris Bryant is awesome and we were always right to love him
Replies: 127
Views: 14608

Re: Kris Bryant is awesome and we were always right to love him

You don't deserve nice things, especially not a guy on pace for 30 dongs and 40+ doubles who has a 12% walk rate.
by ConstableRabbit
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Kris Bryant is awesome and we were always right to love him
Replies: 127
Views: 14608

Re: Kris Bryant is awesome and we were always right to love him

There is nothing more NSBB than complaining about your cost-controlled 3B/OF who is putting up a .390 wOBA, 142 wRC+ and is one of the best baserunners in the game. Oh, and is playing at a ~6 fWAR pace.
by ConstableRabbit
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4850
Views: 365839

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

I'm not disagreeing that Eloy is garbage defensively; I'm the one who was suggesting that it makes the most sense to move him to 1B/DH (and ideally much more of the latter) as soon Abreu is gone. The defensive discussion is about Schwarber's value there; I'm murky (shocker) about the disparity betw...
by ConstableRabbit
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4850
Views: 365839

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

I'll fully cop to just doing the (possibly) dumb thing and only going to BR and Fangraphs' defensive WAR/cumulative defensive value numbers. Where is the disconnect? The Defense value you see in the Fangraphs dashboard isn't adjusted for position, so you could use that to compare the relative contr...
by ConstableRabbit
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4850
Views: 365839

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Come on, man; how long does one season's worth of a Fangraphs defensive rating get to be the sort of thing you can hang a statement like this on? Schwarber has over 2600 innings (~285 full games) in the OF with a UZR/150 of +8.8. He has multiple seasons of 90+ games in the OF with at least an 8.8 U...
by ConstableRabbit
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 136
Views: 8032

Re: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore

OleMissCub wrote:Ron Coomer, Tyler Houston, Bill Mueller.

It all changed with that wonderful man named Aramis

I’m pretty sure Houston was mainly a catcher though, right? Mueller was good but had that nasty knee injury.
by ConstableRabbit
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 202
Views: 12098

Re: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option

David wrote:he might just think it's a cool song and not care or even think about nugent's politics

that said, independently of that, there's still like a 99.99999% chance this white dude from alabama owns several MAGA hats.

This is rich coming from a Kanye fan!
by ConstableRabbit
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 202
Views: 12098

Re: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option

David wrote:so what's his entrance music?

In a stunning reversal, he's going to be using Rondon's entrance music circa 2015-2016.
by ConstableRabbit
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 136
Views: 8032

Re: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore

ffs on Instagram the Cubs had a fan question q&a with him and the first question they used was "How did you get your nickname?" and he explained it. Poorly worded maybe but it's not that bad of a question. Who started calling him that, when he started embracing it, etc. are par for th...
by ConstableRabbit
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 136
Views: 8032

Re: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore

ffs on Instagram the Cubs had a fan question q&a with him and the first question they used was "How did you get your nickname?" and he explained it. Poorly worded maybe but it's not that bad of a question. Who started calling him that, when he started embracing it, etc. are par for th...
by ConstableRabbit
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 202
Views: 12098

Re: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$45m

As a person who routinely doesn’t pay enough attention to what’s going on, I thought Kimbrel was coming off an injury and that’s why he hadn’t signed a deal until now. It never ever occurred to me that he could be fully healthy and not find a deal with anyone more than two months into the season. I...
by ConstableRabbit
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 202
Views: 12098

Re: Kimbrel?

What is Kimbrel even looking for/expecting? He just turned 31. His last deal was 4/42 (ended up becoming 5/55 due to team option). Going into 2019, there aren't a lot of great comps for Kimbrel, with the closest guys being older and not quite as good: Miller (2/25), Ottavino (3/27), Robertson (2/23...
by ConstableRabbit
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Terrible Umpires Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 20351

Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

CyHawk_Cub wrote:Image

That graphic shows that Angel called and no one picked up tho.
by ConstableRabbit
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 202
Views: 12098

Re: Kimbrel?

Cubswin11 wrote:It’s Levine, who is bad at words, but he might have let it slip Zobrist retired or plans on it.


I think it's just shorthand.

Will Zobrist's retirement decision impact the signing? I.e., if Zobrist decides to retire.
by ConstableRabbit
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Gigantic Willy Style - The Willson Contreras Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 31082

Re: Gigantic Willy Style - The Willson Contreras Thread

An fWAR bolstered significantly by what increasingly is looking like an unsustainable level of defensive value, and now sandwiched by two seasons of butt. The dude has had 1500 PA at this point, and we're already more than a third of the way through this season; at what point does it go from, "...
by ConstableRabbit
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Gigantic Willy Style - The Willson Contreras Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 31082

Re: Gigantic Willy Style - The Willson Contreras Thread

1.) contreras was butt in lf when he got regular playing time there 2.) the only outfield position he could maybe even remotely pass at is LF which also happens to be the only outfield position we have a semi-competent bat in already i mean i can't believe some of the takes in here. we should trade...
by ConstableRabbit
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 202
Views: 12098

Re: Kimbrel?

What is Kimbrel even looking for/expecting? He just turned 31. His last deal was 4/42 (ended up becoming 5/55 due to team option). Going into 2019, there aren't a lot of great comps for Kimbrel, with the closest guys being older and not quite as good: Miller (2/25), Ottavino (3/27), Robertson (2/23)...

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