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by toonsterwu
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1467
Views: 73269

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

I think my thoughts on the trade are rather simple ... Ryan Pace had to make the deal. Whatever the price, he had to make the move. For him, he's nearing the end of the rope for him, but that's besides the point. They had to make major improvements this year, and let's face it, a pass rushing lineba...
by toonsterwu
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL Rosters
Replies: 14
Views: 844

Re: 2018 AFL Rosters

I wouldn't read too much into Hoerner getting sent there, other than the fact that they wanted him to get in some work. I mean, I'm sure they are confident in him, but I feel like this is more a nod towards getting work in for the lost time.
by toonsterwu
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-30-18
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-30-18

Longenhagen had prospect notes that included Swarmer about a week or so ago, and it was admittedly, fairly disappointing to read. He suggests that all his pitches are fringy (which suggest 40/45's) and play up because of the delivery (to be fair, the difference between fringy and average isn't a ton...
by toonsterwu
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-23-18
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-23-18

Danny Hultzen in the AZL: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K As a UVA fan, I'm obviously biased, but I am really curious if he can bounce back. His abbreiviated stint against South Carolina in 2011 in the tournament was as good a performance as I've seen, considering the circumstances (he was vomiting betwe...
by toonsterwu
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-19-18
Replies: 17
Views: 757

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-19-18

With Steele, I don't care all that much about the results (obviously positive results are better). I want to know what he was throwing. If he's hitting mid-90's with a power sinker as a starter ... and he finishes the year strong (and heads to Arizona) ... I'm not so sure he isn't top 5, and perhaps...
by toonsterwu
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-19-18
Replies: 17
Views: 757

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-19-18

Well, that sucks for Yu. But I do applaud that he seems proactive about it now. Gotta look long term with him, due to the contract. ____ With the way he's eating solid innings, getting a healthy number of K's, and not giving up a lot of hits, I'm gonna be awfully surprised if Swarmer doesn't have 50...
by toonsterwu
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-19-18
Replies: 17
Views: 757

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-19-18

Is it injury? I would guess, without checking right now, that they just wanted him to get an inning of work in.
by toonsterwu
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-19-18
Replies: 17
Views: 757

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-19-18

Swarmer has to be one of the favorites as of now for MiLB pitcher of the year. It's an impressive run he's put together in AA, and it seems like the scouting reports in AA are holding from Myrtle, which is one of those things you always hope for, but don't always get. Going to be interesting to see ...
by toonsterwu
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-18
Replies: 22
Views: 1052

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-14-18

90-92 fastball for Lange, on a good day, isn't super inspiring. I've been surprised that after all the curveball buzz, that he hasn't K'd more guys. K-rate hasn't been bad, or anything, but given how few A-ballers can hit average curves, much less excellent ones, I'd have figured he'd have a few mo...
by toonsterwu
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 687
Views: 38115

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Holy crap, that looks like a heck of a deal for the Rays for Archer. Interesting thing on the Orioles deals is it sure looks like Duquette's talk about focusing on international spending is true. Gotta think Victor Victor Mesa is there's ... you don't make these moves to add money unless you have a ...
by toonsterwu
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 687
Views: 38115

Re: Regular Season Rumors

In other news, the Yanks traded Tyler Austin for Lance Lynn and the Red Sox got Ian Kinsler. Kinsler and Pedroia don't get along, from their year together at ASU. This could be fun. Wasn't it more Kinsler not liking Pedroia for taking his position than anything, or is there something else I'm forge...
by toonsterwu
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 687
Views: 38115

Re: Regular Season Rumors

3 team trade...... Almora and prospects to Marlins, Realmuto to Nats, Bryce, Maybin and Ziegler to Cubs Then separate trade of Happ and Monty and prospects for DeGrom I really doubt the Marlins do that. They are supposedly asking for Robles and Kieboom already, two likely top 50 guys, and the Natio...
by toonsterwu
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 687
Views: 38115

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Cubswin11 wrote:
toonsterwu wrote:makes me wonder if it's Brach, who I'm decidedly lukewarm on. I think he got over-used the last few years and isn't nearly the same guy he once was.

He got traded to the Braves today


ah sorry missed that, busy day.
by toonsterwu
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 687
Views: 38115

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Neuby wrote:Greg Holland
Chris Tillman
Enny Romero
Tim Federowicz

New Iowa shuttle candiates hitting the free agent wire this week.


I'd put a big heck no on Holland/Tillman. Tillman is done, IMO, as a starter. Maybe he can find something in the pen ... maybe.
by toonsterwu
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 687
Views: 38115

Re: Regular Season Rumors

nevermind. missed the Brach trade.
by toonsterwu
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-29-18
Replies: 15
Views: 919

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-29-18

Still think there's a ton of similarities between Steele and Zach Britton. The Orioles mistake was giving up on Britton as a starter too early. I don't suspect the Cubs will make that same mistake.
by toonsterwu
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Cole Hamels for Eddie Butler, Rollie Lacy & PTBNL
Replies: 109
Views: 6938

Re: Sources: Cubs have a deal in place for Cole Hamels

The PTBNL piques my interest. It could be nothing, but I seem to recall some trades where PTBNL was put in there to give an opposing team time to assess a group of players to pick from. Admittedly, considering the Rangers ate a huge chunk, giving up Lacy and perhaps a lesser pitching prospect seems ...
by toonsterwu
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Cole Hamels for Eddie Butler, Rollie Lacy & PTBNL
Replies: 109
Views: 6938

Re: Sources: Cubs have a deal in place for Cole Hamels

On a separate side note, looks like Rollie Lacy is the headliner of the deal. You have to make this deal every day, considering the Rangers are eating some of the contract. That said, I can't help but be mildly curious to see how Rollie develops. He lacks huge upside, but is polished and has a start...
by toonsterwu
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Cole Hamels for Eddie Butler, Rollie Lacy & PTBNL
Replies: 109
Views: 6938

Re: Sources: Cubs have a deal in place for Cole Hamels

Sounds like a good deal. I wouldn't want Hamels long term, but he's had a nice bounce back this season, and it seems like the Rangers are eating a lot of the deal and we're not giving up some top level talent, so all in all ... okay. Should add some stability to the back end of the rotation. Fangra...
by toonsterwu
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Happ (not the serial killer) to Yankees
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: Happ (not the serial killer) to Yankees

It's Drury and McKinney and potentially more going to Toronto. less than nothing I'm somewhat stunned that JA Happ only got Drury/McKinney. McKinney is squat ... a useful AAA OF, emergency option, I guess, unless he turns it around. Seems like the Blue Jays just fell in love with the idea of Drury....
by toonsterwu
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Cole Hamels for Eddie Butler, Rollie Lacy & PTBNL
Replies: 109
Views: 6938

Re: Sources: Cubs have a deal in place for Cole Hamels

Sounds like a good deal. I wouldn't want Hamels long term, but he's had a nice bounce back this season, and it seems like the Rangers are eating a lot of the deal and we're not giving up some top level talent, so all in all ... okay. Should add some stability to the back end of the rotation. Fangrap...
by toonsterwu
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Red Sox acquire Eovaldi
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Re: Red Sox acquire Eovaldi

Think this is a good trade for the Red Sox, solid for the Rays. Beeks is intriguing, but it's still hard for me to buy that he's anything more than an overachieving end of the rotation ceiling type. Good secondaries helps overcome some of that, so he's a good asset, but Eovaldi might've been one of ...
by toonsterwu
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Britton to Yankees
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: Britton to Yankees

Looks like a solid return for the Orioles. A healthy Britton probably nets more, but there's been too much uncertainty on his health. It would've been a high price to pay from our system, in that it would've taken key depth away, but Tate was a 2nd tier guy for the Yankees and they desperately need...
by toonsterwu
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-25-18
Replies: 38
Views: 1331

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-25-18

Total side note, but Uelman has some intrigue. He has a legitimate power sinker, and there's, by most accounts I've seen, the potential for some decent secondary offerings. He just doesn't have the polish on it yet, but if he can become as polished and consistent as, say, Rollie Lacy, that's a very ...
by toonsterwu
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Britton to Yankees
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: Britton to Yankees

Looks like a solid return for the Orioles. A healthy Britton probably nets more, but there's been too much uncertainty on his health. It would've been a high price to pay from our system, in that it would've taken key depth away, but Tate was a 2nd tier guy for the Yankees and they desperately neede...

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