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by Andy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: homophobe (Daniel Murphy), incoming (to the Cubs)
Replies: 139
Views: 1476

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

If he's taking Russell's ABs, good. If he's taking anyone else's ABs, it's probably still ok but less good. Also, even though it makes perfect sense, it's kind of funny that the week Darvish probably becomes toast and Quintana continues to look like ass (granted, less bad in his last start) and we s...
by Andy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2384
Views: 157086

Re: The Cardinals

He's quoting (or paraphrasing) Papa John. I think it's to discuss how ignorant I am being for asking if Fukudome faced additional difficulties beyond the stupid headbands and shirts (and man, would there have been a far different media climate surrounding that today, whereas 10 years ago it was most...
by Andy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football - Week 1 (Sept. 1)
Replies: 0
Views: 65

College Football - Week 1 (Sept. 1)

As always, all times are ET, and I'll be using AP rankings until the playoff committee rankings start. I only include games that don't cost more than a cable subscription to watch, so I'm omitting ESPN+ games from 'nationally available'. Suffice to say that if you're a MAC or Sun Belt fan, the game ...
by Andy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2384
Views: 157086

Re: The Cardinals

Cubs fans are in no position to take the high ground on racial equality. Having witnessed what Baker, Hawkins, Fukudome, etc. went through, I can only hope we have progressed and these examples are the miminorities of our fanbase as are the Cards fans highlighted here. I'm sure this is getting off ...
by Andy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2018 College Football thread
Replies: 21
Views: 649

Re: 2018 College Football thread

Derwood wrote:
NOLA wrote:Twitter blowing up that Urban Meyer was just fired.


Not seeing anything from local radio hosts or OSU bloggers

Some so called connected guy on an OSU forum said it. I just checked and no reporter has said a word. Yet.
by Andy
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 279
Views: 15684

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

PackLandVA wrote:Didn't Theo have a not so great track record with FA in Boston, too?

Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez' bank accounts thought Theo was great in FA in Boston.
by Andy
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2384
Views: 157086

Re: The Cardinals

Derwood wrote:I would like a link to all of these gay jokes you speak of

Everyone dumb enough to approach that line in close to a decade on this board has been crushed by a dozen or more posters. I'm sure they've happened on rare occasion though
by Andy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2018 College Football thread
Replies: 21
Views: 649

Re: 2018 College Football thread

Lucasfilm wouldn't allow it? I thought I had heard that they would and Ole Miss just didn't want to go that way; but them not allowing it does make more sense.
by Andy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cole Hamels: Somehow Justin Verlander
Replies: 62
Views: 2519

Re: Cole Hamels: Somehow Justin Verlander

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:last 2 Wrigley starts:
16 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 22 K

I only know this because Len pointed it out on Twitter, but this isn't true - he pitched here with the Rangers in 16 (and was great in that game as well, just less great than last night)
by Andy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 279
Views: 15684

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

17 Seconds wrote:imagine how cool it would be if returned and dominated down the stretch and in the playoffs

then realize that it still would only be like 25% as cool as what schwarber did

I think you're overshooting by about 24.5% there.
by Andy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4991
Views: 288706

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmFYua_AtKC/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=uio56m2i3b4f I had a single seat to game 4 of the World Series and sat next to Paul Bako, Glendon and Wellemeyer. Was pretty cool to talk baseball with those guys while watching that horse horsefeathers game. OMG, Welle...
by Andy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cole Hamels: Somehow Justin Verlander
Replies: 62
Views: 2519

Re: This is the Cole Hamels thread

are estes and chatwood the worst cub starters of the past 20-25 years? Edwin Jackson in 2014. 6-15, 6.33 ERA, -2.3 bWAR in 140.2 IP. Jesus H Christ I forgot how absolutely terrible Jackson was that year. Fun fact, I basically called Mike Minor's HR off Jackson from the bleachers that year ("if...
by Andy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Will Javy Baez win NL MVP?
Replies: 28
Views: 1080

Re: Will Javy Baez win NL MVP?

I voted no, but I think he has a real shot. The combined effect of the El Mago stuff and the narrative boost he'll probably get from the fact that Bryant and the rotation have been so disappointing (and yet we're still in first place) absolutely thrusts him into the conversation.
by Andy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2018 College Football thread
Replies: 21
Views: 649

Re: 2018 College Football thread

It's not officially CFB season until someone is embroiled in a high-profile scandal made worse by lying about it.
by Andy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Brandon Kintzler for Minor Leaguer Jhon Romero
Replies: 58
Views: 2006

Re: Cubs Acquire Brandon Kintzler for Minor Leaguer Jhon Romero

Southpaw19 wrote:I just remembered that I "met" him 2 weeks ago in Disney World. He was at ESPNZone doing an interview and that's where we had dinner that night.

I really miss Chicago's ESPN Zone.
by Andy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 646
Views: 30716

Re: Regular Season Rumors

itisallpartoftheplan wrote:Jon Morosi said on MLB Network he could see a Beltre to Chicago deal happening in August.

Beltre said he wants to finish his career in Texas earlier today and I'm pretty sure he has no-trade rights.
by Andy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 646
Views: 30716

Re: Regular Season Rumors

it's just a little weird that this board has spent 4 months making fun of the small market brewers at every stop when they've played even with the cubs the entire season. we all make fun of brewerfan.net (as we should), but you could just as easily look at it from the other side and marvel at how c...
by Andy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 646
Views: 30716

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Lefty wrote:What did we give up for Kintzler?

P Jhon Romero, high-A Myrtle Beach.
by Andy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 646
Views: 30716

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Report is Harvey's staying put, so unless Theo had another late ninja move, this is our team.
by Andy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Brandon Kintzler for Minor Leaguer Jhon Romero
Replies: 58
Views: 2006

Re: Cubs Trade for Brandon Kintzler

Report is Jhon Romero going the other way. Lots of strikeouts, but also a 23-year-old reliever in A ball.
by Andy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Brandon Kintzler for Minor Leaguer Jhon Romero
Replies: 58
Views: 2006

Re: Kintzler to Cubs close

Schwarber Fan wrote:We're probably done, right?

There were reports linking us (and the VBs) to Matt Harvey a couple hours ago.
by Andy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Brandon Kintzler for Minor Leaguer Jhon Romero
Replies: 58
Views: 2006

Re: Kintzler to Cubs close

This is a perfectly fine depth move provided it costs almost nothing. He'll be like our 5th-best reliever.
by Andy
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 8141

Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

jehr wrote:Late submission... But didn't Jr Lake start out on fire too?

We sucked, though, so that didn't really fire anyone up that much, I don't think.
by Andy
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 8141

Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

If you add 'unexpectedly' to BigSlick's original question, I think you could go back to Edmonds. All the young guys were fun their first 50 ABs, but in a vacuum none of their successes were all that surprising. Edmonds was cooked and what he did was so out of left field; Bote wasn't considered a maj...
by Andy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Cole Hamels for Eddie Butler, Rollie Lacy & PTBNL
Replies: 109
Views: 6063

Re: Cole Hamels

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:I've seen the science on the Texas pitchers and I'm willing to gamble on long man innings out of our 6th best RP with Chavez, but I'm not willing to trust a rotation spot to it.

I'm willing to trust Chatwood's rotation spot to almost literally anyone in MLB at the moment. Bring on Hamels.

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