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by KingCubsFan
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-12-18
Replies: 15
Views: 574

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-12-18

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:In what is almost certainly a kiss of death for his start tonight, after seeing some of the Top 20s in the other thread, I think Thompson might be the most underrated prospect in the system.

Given his size, I doubt he sticks as a starter.
by KingCubsFan
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 Mid Season Top 20
Replies: 30
Views: 901

Re: 2018 Mid Season Top 20

Amaya is far and away the #1 prospect for me. I'd probably go with Hoerner after that.
by KingCubsFan
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 166
Views: 11426

Re: Regular Season Rumors

TomtheBombadil wrote:I would like to think Theo has something big up his sleeve, bigger than Happ. Something cool and entertaining like Almora for Jonathan Gray

Just what the Rockies need-another outfielder.
by KingCubsFan
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1173
Views: 80561

Re: Baez impresses Baez

TMan92 wrote:
CubInOK wrote:Baez is an All-Star starter.


It is amazing to me that he is getting a ton of grief on this when Bryce Harper is on the team. Do people even look at at statistics?

Is he? He’s 0.2 WAR behind Albies with 76 less plate appearances. And he can play SS and 3B. Hardly an outrageous decision by the fans.
by KingCubsFan
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 144
Views: 6736

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Good news? It's an extremely cautious timeline, which I am fine with, but this injury shouldn't be a 2 month ordeal like this. They don't really need to push him though and this should keep him fresh for October. We shouldn’t be surprised. They are prolonging the inevitable, he’s gonna go under the...
by KingCubsFan
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Midseason Assessment (aka - what do we need at the deadline?)
Replies: 68
Views: 2164

Re: Midseason Assessment (aka - what do we need at the deadline?)

Get Hand and Trienan. I want a super bullpen for the playoffs. Have the starters get us through 4 innings and hand it over to Cishek, Edwards, Hand, Trienan and Morrow. What...are you one of those weird people that has something against Strop? I love Strop’s consistency and what he brings to the te...
by KingCubsFan
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Midseason Assessment (aka - what do we need at the deadline?)
Replies: 68
Views: 2164

Re: Midseason Assessment (aka - what do we need at the deadline?)

Get Hand and Trienan. I want a super bullpen for the playoffs. Have the starters get us through 4 innings and hand it over to Cishek, Edwards, Hand, Trienan and Morrow.
by KingCubsFan
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-3-18
Replies: 27
Views: 722

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-3-18

TomtheBombadil wrote:So what does a midseason Cubs top 10 look like? Some mix of (by level):

Alzolay
Bote
Maples
Mekkes
de la Cruz
Short
Lange
Ademan
Amaya
Hoerner
Velazquez
Marquez

Trades, please!

Gotta think Amaya and Hoerner are at the top of any list.
by KingCubsFan
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impregnates Baez
Replies: 43
Views: 3066

Re: Baez impregnates Baez

sweetpeteman wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:the decor screams hospital.



Specifically, Northwestern.

Yep, that’s Prentice.
by KingCubsFan
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-19-18
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-19-18

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Nelson Velázquez hit his first HR of the season. José Albertos: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K,

Reivaj Garcia is 2/4 with a double so far. Erling Moreno: 4.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 8-1 GO-FO.


I guess that's progress for Albertos. What injury was Moreno dealing with?
by KingCubsFan
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 662
Views: 22405

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

OleMissCub wrote:This isn't like Russell Wilson being drafted, or when the Rangers drafted Jameis Winston (who was a good college player), or when the Cubs drafted Colin Kaepernick (a tremendous high school pitcher).


I had totally forgotten about this. The Cardinals twitterverse would go wild if they knew.
by KingCubsFan
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-6-18
Replies: 21
Views: 890

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-6-18

Am I the only one completely incapable of remembering the difference between Hatch and Lange? Like I know Hatch was the OSU 3rd rounder and Lange the LSU guy, but their profiles are similar enough that every time I read something about one of them I never internalize it as them specifically. Lange ...
by KingCubsFan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 662
Views: 22405

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Both Cease and Estrada were 6th-round picks. Maybe this will be the round? D.J. Wilson was 4th round, he's the only other million-dollar superslot I can recall. (Well, obviously Sands and Steele, too...) The 7-figure bonus overslots under this regime were Underwood in the 2nd round in 2012; Sands (...
by KingCubsFan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 662
Views: 22405

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

I would add that Theo and Co., along with his branches, often look for a certain type/mold. For lack of better way of saying it, they look for the next Ellsbury (certainly, one can say the next Betts) and Pedroia, and while there is value in that, there's also a risk of getting too locked in on a t...
by KingCubsFan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 662
Views: 22405

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Bertz wrote:So what do we think a good outcome for Hoerner looks like? Something like Jed Lowrie or Asdrubal Cabrera?

My first thought was Pedroia
by KingCubsFan
Wed May 09, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Manny Machado Thread
Replies: 461
Views: 31544

Re: Orioles are shopping Machado and the Cubs are interested per Gordo

Since 2015, Russell is 12th among SS in WAR. Machado appears to be well on his way to another 6 WAR season this year. The unique thing about the Cubs is that they also have the 13th ranked SS in Baez. So even if Machado doesn't resign, you've got a replacement in Baez and the ability to insert anoth...
by KingCubsFan
Thu May 03, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-2-18
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-2-18

This is the most boring the farm system has been since the Brett Jackson/Josh Vitters days.
by KingCubsFan
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1239
Views: 56412

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

Are the Bears really going to use the #8 pick on a guard? Maybe I'm just meatballing here but that seems like a not so wise use of a pick that high. Here's my question to you. Would you draft Nelson if he could have the same trajectory as David DeCastro, but at LG? 2 1st team All Pro, 1 2nd team, a...
by KingCubsFan
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2018 Cubs Bold Predictions Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 4797

Re: 2018 Cubs Bold Predictions Thread

-Heyward is benched by June and both Almora and Happ gets over 500 plate appearances
-Alzolay makes at least one start for the team and is a Top 50 prospect by the end of the season
-Javy hits 35 homeruns and is an All Star starter
-Edwards leads the team in saves
-Hendricks leads the team in IP
by KingCubsFan
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1239
Views: 56412

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

OK, so we went into this with 51.7 mill to spend, counting draft picks....This includes Fuller, Bellamy, Meredith, and Callahan. Although, we may need to match offer sheets, which would increase their number. Supposedly we're looking at extending Goldman and Amos too, which would increase their num...
by KingCubsFan
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives
Replies: 419
Views: 19519

Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:I like how Theo said “oh y’all don’t wanna sign any FAs? Ok we’ll re-stock our rotation and pen with good players on insanely good deals, feel free to keep colluding.”

Going against collusion is the new market inefficiency
by KingCubsFan
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates
Replies: 376
Views: 33507

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

NonProfitCow wrote:They Brewers had a player named Geoff, so they can horsefeathers right off.

Is this a St. Louis thing?
by KingCubsFan
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cain to Brewers
Replies: 83
Views: 3401

Re: Cain to Brewers

Cubswin11 wrote:
Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:
Agony and Ivy wrote:I wonder if they'll take Santana and try and land a SP with him.


I'd think it's a lock a pitcher is happening, I just wonder of what caliber.

Santana for Salazar or Tehran I bet

Salazar would make a lot of sense for both sides.
by KingCubsFan
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 71300

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

David wrote:They think the Cubs can't afford Harper if they sign Darvish this year. That's cute.

Saw that too. It's funny that they think Theo doesn't plan ahead for both. Luckily, Stearns is 30 steps ahead.
by KingCubsFan
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1239
Views: 56412

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

David wrote:

Interesting that he appears to be targeting guys with experience in systems involving mobile QBs (Wilson, Mariota).

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