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by KingCubsFan
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 85
Views: 4239

Re: 2018 AFL

Regular Show wrote:


I look forward to trading him in a package for a reliever.
by KingCubsFan
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread
Replies: 295
Views: 12945

Re: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread

Sammy Sofa wrote:
KingCubsFan wrote:I'd look to add 3-4 legit pen arms


Oh, that's all?

Jorge De La Rosa was our closer at the end of the year. We're starting from scratch.
by KingCubsFan
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread
Replies: 295
Views: 12945

Re: The way too early, but I'm bored, Off-season Options Thread

Given the way that the game is changing, I'd pass on Hamels. He was great this year, but I'd rather spend every available dollar on Harper and the bullpen. Smyly/Montgomery is fine for the regular season. I'd look to add 3-4 legit pen arms, with Morrow being the only guy I'd definitely bring back.
by KingCubsFan
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 710
Views: 43234

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Bear Cub wrote:If the offense gets shutdown again against the Rocks, it will make for an interesting winter.

I'm sure we're going after Harper/Machado no matter what happens in this game (or the rest of the playoffs).
by KingCubsFan
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 4: Tampa @ Bears SUNDAY AT NOON on Fox
Replies: 158
Views: 3706

Re: Week 4: Tampa @ Bears SUNDAY AT NOON on Fox

#1 defense in the league per DVOA after 3 weeks https://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/teamdef 10th in the league overall (27th in offense, 9th in st) https://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/teameff the nice thing is it's reasonable enough to hope/expect that the offense can be a decent amount bet...
by KingCubsFan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-26-18
Replies: 19
Views: 1051

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-26-18

Thanks for the video. Velasquez has a better swing than I thought he would have.
by KingCubsFan
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: homophobe (Daniel Murphy), incoming (to the Cubs)
Replies: 204
Views: 8721

Re: homophobe (Daniel Murphy), incoming (to the Cubs)

CubinNY wrote:I've never been less excited about the Cubs getting a better than average position player.

Milton Bradley?
by KingCubsFan
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 350
Views: 24045

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Thank god for Hamels. If our 4 remaining starters pitch close to where they did in their last starts the Cubs will be fine in the playoffs. Two things I keep telling myself: 1. Outside of the Dodgers, none of the other NL contender offenses are very good. And the Cubs are right with the Dodgers in ...
by KingCubsFan
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-31-18
Replies: 13
Views: 824

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-31-18

Healthy arms don't generally lose velocity at all during a player's late teens and early 20's. Huh? A prep player that is throwing 94 at 18, will in the vast majority of cases, still be throwing 94 as a 21 year old as long as his arm has been healthy. There have been some studies showing this. The ...
by KingCubsFan
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-31-18
Replies: 13
Views: 824

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-31-18

Hrubes20 wrote: Healthy arms don't generally lose velocity at all during a player's late teens and early 20's.


Huh?
by KingCubsFan
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 710
Views: 43234

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Bertz wrote:

I like Ziegler (I'm really partial to guys like him and Cishek) but I feel like given the Duensing situation a guy who can get lefties out might be necessary.

I hope they get Conley.
by KingCubsFan
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Cole Hamels for Eddie Butler, Rollie Lacy & PTBNL
Replies: 109
Views: 7754

Re: Cole Hamels

Rollie Lacy scratched tonight, per Mooney
by KingCubsFan
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 710
Views: 43234

Re: Regular Season Rumors

It's hard for me to to commit to trading for a starter without any information on Darvish's health status. If they trade for a starter, that's telling me that Yu isn't coming back this year. But if they expect Darvish to be healthy for October, I don't see a lot out there in the mid-tier section (i...
by KingCubsFan
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 710
Views: 43234

Re: Regular Season Rumors

I'm just glad it appears we're very serious about adding a starter. It seemed like we were concentrating too much on relievers, based on some of the articles. Given the emphasis on bullpens in the playoffs, I’d rather devote resources to the bullpen to make it as strong as possible for October. But...
by KingCubsFan
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 710
Views: 43234

Re: Regular Season Rumors

I want Alvarado from the Rays. Not sure if the Rays would trade him though.
by KingCubsFan
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Brad Hand & Adam Cimber to Cleveland for Francisco Mejía
Replies: 30
Views: 1852

Re: Brad Hand & Adam Cimber to Cleveland for Francisco Mejía

Post Count Padder wrote:I'm just thinking out loud. Albertos was very recently our top prospect and and is still very young and has potential. He's having a very forgettable year. Because of that are we saying he is now actually useless as a trade chip/prospect?

Certainly useless as a trade chip.
by KingCubsFan
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Brad Hand & Adam Cimber to Cleveland for Francisco Mejía
Replies: 30
Views: 1852

Re: Brad Hand & Adam Cimber to Cleveland for Francisco Mejia

Post Count Padder wrote:Interesting trade.

Going off this then, would something like Albertos for Tyson Ross and Kirby Yates be something people would be willing to do?

Albertos is pretty worthless at this point.
by KingCubsFan
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-12-18
Replies: 15
Views: 894

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: 46
Views: 3139

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: 710
Views: 43234

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: 1534
Views: 112719

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: 350
Views: 24045

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: 75
Views: 4134

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: 75
Views: 4134

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: 1120

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.

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