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by davell
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Business of Baseball (AKA never side with management)
Replies: 145
Views: 16908

Re: The Business of Baseball (AKA never side with management)

It also REALLY devalues High School players draft position. No team is taking those guys anywhere remotely early, unless they're a Griffey type talent. You're not drafting guys you think you're getting 2-3 years out of, at best. When the alternative is 4-5 years of major league time out of college ...
by davell
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Business of Baseball (AKA never side with management)
Replies: 145
Views: 16908

Re: The Business of Baseball (AKA never side with management)

I really like the idea of control starting when a player becomes a pro. Let control be 7 or 8 years, but that includes your time in the minors. It would disincentivise things like keeping players like Vlad Jr. down in the minors just because. That doesn't fix everything, but it's a good first step....
by davell
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Business of Baseball (AKA never side with management)
Replies: 145
Views: 16908

Re: The Business of Baseball (AKA never side with management)

I really like the idea of control starting when a player becomes a pro. Let control be 7 or 8 years, but that includes your time in the minors. It would disincentivise things like keeping players like Vlad Jr. down in the minors just because. That doesn't fix everything, but it's a good first step....
by davell
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread
Replies: 330
Views: 30054

Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

SouthSideRyan wrote:I mean I have nostalgia for the Bulls thread when Rose was around.


Stay tuned. Based on his comments after the game, I'm scared as horsefeathers that he's coming back next year.
by davell
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Business of Baseball (AKA never side with management)
Replies: 145
Views: 16908

Re: The Business of Baseball (AKA never side with management)

I disagree, based on how I configured the money. The players receive much more in their early years. Personally, I think they make more this way, than if the system stays the same. Plus, it technically allows the small markets extra time with their good players too, if they're willing to pay. Concei...
by davell
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Business of Baseball (AKA never side with management)
Replies: 145
Views: 16908

Re: The Business of Baseball (AKA never side with management)

Here's my general idea, stealing some from each the NFL and the NBA...... Double minor league salaries. First 2 years are auto renewals, but players get paid a million per year.(prorated, if they're in the minors some..... Next 2 years are arbitration. But, moving from the current 40/60/80% model to...
by davell
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Fired Hoiberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2537

Re: Fired Hoiberg

This move is dumb. I'm not sure whether Hoiberg is a good coach or not. And I think that it's very fair to have this opinion. First, he was given a roster that was damn near the opposite of what he'd want for his offense. Then, they went young and to this point, Lauri and Dunn played ONE game this ...
by davell
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Fired Hoiberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2537

Re: Fired Hoiberg

6 championships the last 28 years, best record in the league with Rose recently, got rid of Butler at the right time, drafted pretty well for where they were at, and have been at the top of league attendance total for years. Weren’t winning in the East with LeBron. The Bulls have a solid core right...
by davell
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Fired Hoiberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2537

Re: Fired Hoiberg

This move is dumb. I'm not sure whether Hoiberg is a good coach or not. And I think that it's very fair to have this opinion. First, he was given a roster that was damn near the opposite of what he'd want for his offense. Then, they went young and to this point, Lauri and Dunn played ONE game this s...
by davell
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Segura to Phillies Pending NTC
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

Re: Segura to Phillies Pending NTC

DiPoto will trade off Haniger, Seager, and anything else he can move by the WM. A few days later, he'll get bored, trade for Kluber, Thor, Bumgarner, Greinke, and Jon Gray before January. Realizing he's got no hitters though, he'll re-reverse course, and sell off for the second time during January.
by davell
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 102082

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

No non-tenders candidates I really wanted to hit FA did but some of the possibly more interesting ones: Sam Howard LHP Yangervis Solarte SS/IF Hunter Strickland RHRP Tim Beckham SS/IF Chris Owings IF/OF Looks like trades are where it’s at after Harper...Pretty meh on the FA class after the big ones...
by davell
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: SEAL BOY OUT
Replies: 37
Views: 3912

Re: SEAL BOY OUT

soccer10k wrote:
Brian wrote:The best moment of his Cubs career?

Image


Can’t be. That horsefeathers Ross was there.


They were only laughing to make sure Ross didn't take a switch to them after the game.
by davell
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: SEAL BOY OUT
Replies: 37
Views: 3912

Re: SEAL BOY OUT

Fairly certain his blubber brings us a hefty sum of cash out of this. But, Angels likely weighing that option versus sending us Trout. Not sure which has more value. Hopefully Theo gets his choice and makes the right call.
by davell
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 102082

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

MLBTR this week put together a really good list of contract swap candidates: https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2018/11/2018-19-contract-swap-candidates.html There's a lot of interesting names here, but one really jumped out to me. Yasmany Tomas is owed $32.5 million the next two years by the Dbacks, h...
by davell
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 230414

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Still doesn’t seem like much of a hurdle Boooo Cubs Hey, I agree completely FWIW. My honest guess is IF Ricketts has limited payroll, it's because of an uncertain TV deal that'll eventually work out just fine and shouldn't affect money available for Bryce. I am very interested to see if any team ju...
by davell
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 230414

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

No idea how that dude does math. Its 20% on 206-226, then you're taxed 32% on 226-240. So while its still not a ton, its 8.48 mill, if the payroll was 240. Getting Bryce into 240 requires a lot of wiggling, but it is at least feasible. Edit- That dude forgot a whole tier. The tax starts at 206, not ...
by davell
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 3419
Views: 237082

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

by davell
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Is there a sports cards discussion?
Replies: 36
Views: 2871

Re: Is there a sports cards discussion?

Someday I'm going to pay for college with the metric ton of late 80's and early 90's cards I have somewhere at my parents' house! Surely they've done nothing but explode in value, right? That Sam Horn 88 Topps exploded. As did the Matt Nokes Trophy card. And of course, the Vicente Palacios Rated Ro...
by davell
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 102082

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Honestly, we'll just have to agree to disagree. I don't look at Q and Schwarber as special value. Schwarber probably has the value of a top 50ish prospect, in my mind. And if I'm off, I think I'm on the high end. Q? I'd be surprised if we could get a top 100 for him. Top 100-150 lead guy, is what h...
by davell
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 102082

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Honestly, we'll just have to agree to disagree. I don't look at Q and Schwarber as special value. Schwarber probably has the value of a top 50ish prospect, in my mind. And if I'm off, I think I'm on the high end. Q? I'd be surprised if we could get a top 100 for him. Top 100-150 lead guy, is what he...
by davell
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 102082

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

I’d take Newcomb/Inciarte/Anderson easily over the Cubs’ offer there, but how many teams have that lying around? Are the Braves in a rush to add a 33 YO starter? I think the Cubs are way more likely to offer the proposed package than the Braves are. There's not MANY teams, with that type of currenc...
by davell
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 102082

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

1) I don't think they'll actually deal him. We operate like when we hear WE need to shave money, it's nonsense, but when others do, it's just true. Again, just don't think they'll do it. 2) I don't think percentages show that top end prospects failure rates are THAT high at all. And I do think they'...
by davell
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 102082

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Kluber is INSANELY good. The Indians, if they traded him, would receive an absolute HAUL. His last 5 seasons? Over 200 innings each year. 31 fWAR. Seriously, THIRTY ONE. 32.6 bWAR. I mean....... horsefeathers lol. The Indians can and would do much better than anything we've got to offer, that starts...
by davell
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 102082

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Maybe it's delusion, but the more I think about this(TT's post seriously helped), I just can't see us not being seriously involved. There's obviously no guarantee we get him...... But yeah, I can absolutely see us acting like we need to pare payroll some. If we tried to dump Duensing, Kintzler, Chat...
by davell
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1249
Views: 102082

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Honestly, I'd LOVE to give him a 15 year contract, with an old out EVERY year during years 6-15. OK, this is exactly what I'm talking about, but whatever I'm not gonna spend all offseason having this argument. We need Bryce Harper because he's awesome and figuring out what he's worth or how we get ...

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