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by Andy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4313
Views: 297259

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Brian wrote:It's looking like the next 5ish years the only free agents will be people currently under contract with the Cubs.

Just wait until that new TV deal kicks in, though. /s
by Andy
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4313
Views: 297259

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Apparently some games were already played? I had no idea. I was very confused by the whole thing. None of the apps made note of it being a regular season game, its just next to all the spring training games. I get the reasoning and know this isn't that unique, but 2 weeks before everybody else star...
by Andy
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5646
Views: 398522

Re: RE: Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

what about Montero? Overall he got a 13+ WAR career boost. He went from 15.something to nearly 30. Yep, among the biggest increases I'm not here to trash framing stats, but it is really hard for me to believe it's so important that it makes Miguel Montero almost literally twice as good a baseball p...
by Andy
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: That Eloy Jiminez contract is a thing (6/43 with 2 options)
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: That Eloy Jiminez contract may be a real thing

NonProfitCow wrote:Gonna be weird for him making that kind of money while toiling away in the minors working on his defense.

No kidding. If they thought this was close, and I assume they had an inkling at least that it was, why did they option him?
by Andy
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5646
Views: 398522

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Is there even any players that could have been realistically extended this offseason? (outside someone taking an insanely team friendly deal) I think priority 1 should be Bryant, and I think it will happen, but you have to prove his shoulder isn't destroyed. Hendricks, probably Contreras If Contrer...
by Andy
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Brewers in talks with Kimbrel
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: Brewers in talks with Kimbrel

This team deserves to have great players go to their direct competition after the horsecrap penny-pinching garbage this offseason.
by Andy
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2019 HR Derby [Entry Thread]
Replies: 14
Views: 389

Re: 2019 HR Derby [Entry Thread]

C - Yasmani Grandal $75
1B - Paul Goldschmidt $100
2B - Javy Baez $100
SS - Alex Bregman $100
3B - Matt Chapman $75
OF - Aaron Judge $75
OF - Bryce Harper $100
OF - Mike Trout $200
OF - Mookie Betts $100
DH - Cody Bellinger $75

Sending bench players
by Andy
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4313
Views: 297259

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

David wrote:so i ended up at a plain white t's show in rosemont last night out of nowhere and then i saw the band that did this song from mvp baseball


MVP had some terrific music. I have almost all the songs from the 3 years of those games.
by Andy
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread
Replies: 322
Views: 21056

Re: 2018-2019 Bulls season thread

There is absolutely no way Self is coaching the Bulls next year
by Andy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Rule Changes Are Coming
Replies: 105
Views: 2300

Re: Rule Changes Are Coming

If a batter is announced, you bring a pitcher in, then a new batter is announced, does that count as two batters? Because it should That's actually a good question and I would agree with your position. I suspect with the 3-batter minimum, such occurrences will be lessened. There were actually a cou...
by Andy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Productions - original content thread
Replies: 20
Views: 1217

Re: Cubs Productions - original content thread

I haven't had time to dive into a lot of this yet, but the "top 10 comebacks of the Maddon era" video was terrific and I'm looking forward to watching more of this stuff.
by Andy
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Rule Changes Are Coming
Replies: 105
Views: 2300

Re: Rule Changes Are Coming

Just to make sure I say something positive, I like pitcher maximums. There were too damn many pitchers on rosters. It used to be 12-man staffs seemed excessive and the Cubs were carrying 14 at times the last few years, which is dumb. That said, three-batter minimum is complete horsefeathers. I don't...
by Andy
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: dongs are awesome, yay dongs!
Replies: 116
Views: 5478

Re: dongs are awesome, yay dongs!

Z took Buehrle deep twice in a game once, 06 I think. That was fun.
by Andy
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3512
Views: 196260

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

2019...minus 2008...that stuff is from over 8 years ago, at least! I want to go back and read that thread where everyone fellated themselves with polls and rankings for who the best posters were. I think there might have been some embarrassing stuff in there. all i remember is i got a small upset w...
by Andy
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Spring Training Thread
Replies: 295
Views: 12612

Re: 2019 Spring Training Thread

weis21 wrote:brenley kind of sucks. i don't remember disliking him when he was with len. we're so lucky for len and jd

Brenly isn't a great baseball analyst but he was a lot of fun with Len.
by Andy
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3512
Views: 196260

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

wasn't there talk that mlb would step in if a team tried to circumvent the luxury tax by reducing the AAV with a ridiculously long contract like NHL teams try to do? i suppose you can barely pull a 13 year deal off with a 26 year old, tho. Yeah, in a world where Pujols is still getting paid until h...
by Andy
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3512
Views: 196260

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Deeg wrote:LAD supposedly offered something like 4/160. If I'm Harper I would have found that very tempting indeed.

Supposedly 4/180, and while tempting I don't blame him for not taking it. The way things are going I doubt he'd have made 150M after those 4 years.
by Andy
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1353
Views: 91602

Re: Addison Russell

I hated Hundley and I was like 13 at the time and hadn't moved past hero worship of anyone who was on a sports team yet. The only other king of the hated (with apologies to LaTroy Hawkins and a few others) is Edwin Jackson. I know he's a decent guy and it wasn't his fault he was Theo's first big FA...
by Andy
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1353
Views: 91602

Re: Addison Russell

I hated Hundley and I was like 13 at the time and hadn't moved past hero worship of anyone who was on a sports team yet. The only other king of the hated (with apologies to LaTroy Hawkins and a few others) is Edwin Jackson. I know he's a decent guy and it wasn't his fault he was Theo's first big FA ...
by Andy
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3512
Views: 196260

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

i cant believe there's no opt outs. there's gonna be a strike and then a new cba and $25 mil is gonna be next to nothing. Imagine if LeBron had signed a decade long 25m a year contract before the last CBA, he'd be passing up on $15 million per year. Just insane. I kind of see it the other way. If t...
by Andy
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3512
Views: 196260

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Surprised he didn’t get any opt outs in there. Rosenthal is saying he didn't want an opt-out. That doesn't make any sense unless it was to get extra money out of them. There's no reason to not want as much control as they are willing to give you. Yeah, he probably didn't want one in exchange for th...
by Andy
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3512
Views: 196260

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

soccer10k wrote:
Andy wrote:Christ, 13 years? Obviously that's for luxury tax purposes but Bryce is obviously pretty sure he wasn't going to have a career after 36 (which, given the way of things these days, is probably a safe bet)


Surprised he didn’t get any opt outs in there.

Rosenthal is saying he didn't want an opt-out.
by Andy
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3512
Views: 196260

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Christ, 13 years? Obviously that's for luxury tax purposes but Bryce is obviously pretty sure he wasn't going to have a career after 36 (which, given the way of things these days, is probably a safe bet)
by Andy
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: dongs are awesome, yay dongs!
Replies: 116
Views: 5478

Re: Favorite Cubs dongs?

what a wonderful thread. only one that comes to mind that hasn't been posted, jim edmonds' game tying home run against the braves with the throwback uniforms. https://youtu.be/ex-EYbpU4vI?t=11124 len kasper's finest moment as the cubs announcer, imo Edmonds' dong against STL when he bat flipped and...
by Andy
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 194967

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

I unfollowed everyone and everything I didn't want to see on Facebook for a long long time, and a while ago Facebook apparently decided that that didn't matter, because I now see most everything anyone posts regardless of whether I unfollowed them or not. I don't post much myself anymore outside of ...

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