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by davell
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3229
Views: 157066

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread



Not for nuttin'
by davell
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W
Replies: 602
Views: 24306

Re: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W

As long as his back looks good, he's who I want at 6 or 7. If its iffy, then I want Bamba. If both those are off the board at 6, JJJ is likely available and he'd be my next choice. But, I AM worried about Porter defensively and if he can be effective in the NBA at the 3. Still, the upside is enormou...
by davell
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 6204

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Mlb.com came out with their top 30 IFAs. They list the Cubs with Gallardo (5th) and Lopez (17), who we had heard about, but also have them on another LHP at the back end of the list named Joel Machado (28). That SS we heard them linked to, Rafael Morel, was not listed. If we're guessing pricetags, ...
by davell
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 936
Views: 32228

Re: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach

I'm really hoping we trade down. I'm perfectly fine with any of Nelson, Edmonds, Ward, Fitzpatrick, Smith, Jackson, Davenport, or Landry. Those last 3 could/should be around in the middle of the 1st. I've even seen Landry last until the 2nd in a few mocks. If that's remotely possible, I'd be beyond ...
by davell
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 948
Views: 56926

Re: Baez impresses Baez

by davell
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 948
Views: 56926

Re: Baez impresses Baez

i remember feeling like i was on a one man crusade in his defense in the 2014-15 offseason but i'm sure i wasn't the only one on his side I know I've been pro-Javy on everything. I don't remember any long debates on his defense. I DO remember you replaced him in your signature last year with Happ, ...
by davell
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 6204

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

I can't get anyone to answer a question on who's linked to Rodriguez. I remember seeing someone list some teams expected to spend heavily and the Cubs weren't mentioned. But, you can't take much from that, as it could have just been a list of teams that have already committed big money. I'm definite...
by davell
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-18-18
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-18-18

Yeah, Little disappointed last year with his velo. But it could be written off by being the end of the year. There's no excuses now though. Its just down and his strike zone command still seems non existent too.
by davell
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-16-18
Replies: 25
Views: 716

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-16-18

How hard would it even be to get under the LT in 2 years after Zobrist, Morrow and Lester are all off the books, that’s over $50 million between the 3? Hopefully we just suck it up and take the LT hit the next 2 years and get under/reset the year after that. Oh, we're going to go over. Next year. W...
by davell
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-16-18
Replies: 25
Views: 716

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-16-18

Didn’t AZ get destroyed by pretty much everyone when they made that deal though? They did. But, a team isn't taking on a 100 mill, without getting something very good in return. And for these next few years, I think there's going to be a decent amount of these deals. Because I don't see a single te...
by davell
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-16-18
Replies: 25
Views: 716

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-16-18

The commish job is not THE reason. The true point is Hayward sucks, is paid lots of money, and moving his salary off the books will give us a bunch of added flexibility. It would take Ademan plus to move him . But, the added draft picks, plus the IFA class additions, should allow us to move a few g...
by davell
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-16-18
Replies: 25
Views: 716

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-16-18

Don't see them or ANY team heading into the draft pick loss section of the luxury tax, no matter how much money they can afford to spend. Theo especially, since he may have designs on the commissioner gig himself, at some stage. MLB doesn't want teams exploiting that and I don't see teams doing it....
by davell
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-16-18
Replies: 25
Views: 716

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-16-18

Probably not. But I don't remember Arizona's system when they moved Touki with Arroyo. At any rate, I think they'll do their best to move Heyward, for Bryce. And it's take Ademan plus other solid prospects to get a team to eat most of that deal. And I think the FO would jump at doing it actually . ...
by davell
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-16-18
Replies: 25
Views: 716

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-16-18

I'm not worried about K rates with Ademan yet. Nor am I going to take his SLG rates seriously either. But, I do think he's a top 50ish prospect by the end of the year. And a very nice lead piece to pair with Heyward, to unload his contract, in the offseason. I’m hoping we don’t need to get rid of a...
by davell
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-16-18
Replies: 25
Views: 716

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-16-18

I'm not worried about K rates with Ademan yet. Nor am I going to take his SLG rates seriously either. But, I do think he's a top 50ish prospect by the end of the year.

And a very nice lead piece to pair with Heyward, to unload his contract, in the offseason.
by davell
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W
Replies: 602
Views: 24306

Re: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W

They're not dealing Portis, but it it took him and the Pels pick, to move up to grab any of these3, I'd do it in a heartbeat. pretty sure portis and our own pick let alone the pels pick doesn't do the job if we end up with the 6th pick Eh, there's at least a chance one of this group makes it to 4. ...
by davell
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W
Replies: 602
Views: 24306

Re: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W

As a UNC fan/alum, it's easy for me to hate Duke guys obviously. I'm not sure I love the fit with Bagley joining Lauri on the front line.... Who's guarding the 5? I'd guess Lauri. But, we'd have some deficiencies for sure. Offensively though? Damn, we'd be fun. Bagley's motor is going to make him an...
by davell
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W
Replies: 602
Views: 24306

Re: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W

I just don't think he's going to be successful in the NBA. He's not able to create his own shot, despite being so athletic. His shooting stroke is slow too. I think he's a bench guy. Him and Kevin Knox are the 2 guys in this draft that are going to likely to top 15, that I'm dead set against. ( with...
by davell
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W
Replies: 602
Views: 24306

Re: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W

At this point, I've got it in these tiers..... Ayton Bagley, Doncic Porter, Bamba JJJ, Mikal Bridges, Carter, Young It'd be awesome to move into the top 3. Lots have JJJ in a higher tier than I do, but I'm fine with any of that tier at 6(or 7,8,9) I like Sexton and Miles Bridges more than Carter an...
by davell
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-13-18
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-13-18

Hatch with a solid outing of 5 3 0 0 2 3, with a 6/2 GB ratio.
by davell
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W
Replies: 602
Views: 24306

Re: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W

Should we start a separate offseason thread? Is resigning Lavine a sure thing? Should it be? I checked out a while* ago. *circa 2015 He'll resign for sure. They want him back and he wants to be back. There's only 7 or 8 teams that even have cap space this off-season though. So he may not be able to...
by davell
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W
Replies: 602
Views: 24306

Re: 2017-18 Bulls Thread - Fly the Tank W

At this point, I've got it in these tiers.....

Ayton

Bagley, Doncic

Porter, Bamba

JJJ, Mikal Bridges, Carter, Young

It'd be awesome to move into the top 3. Lots have JJJ in a higher tier than I do, but I'm fine with any of that tier at 6(or 7,8,9)
by davell
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 948
Views: 56926

Re: Baez impresses Baez

https://twitter.com/realcubsinsider/status/984570901067808768 Javy has lived up to the expectations, as far as I'm concerned. There were a lot that wanted him dealt, there were a lot that thought he'd bust. Hes good now, still improving quite a bit, and is one of the most watchable guys in the game...
by davell
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2017-2018
Replies: 73
Views: 5833

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2017-2018

What's awesome is they found a way to spend 5.975 mill when their budget was under 5 mill. Not even including sub 100k guys.....

The lefty pitcher, Garcia, has some interesting notes.
by davell
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 936
Views: 32228

Re: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach

Not sure I'd like trading down this far, but 8 and 115 for 23,31, and 95 is in the vicinity from the outdated trade value chart.....

It'd give us 4 picks in the top 95 and you'd still have an early 4th too, to navigate with somewhat.

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