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by Tim
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: SEAL BOY OUT
Replies: 37
Views: 1419

Re: SEAL BOY OUT

He’s 26, but had some good K numbers in AA/AAA last year (first time in AAA). Seems to be a little wild though. Throw him in the Iowa shuttle bin I guess. https://twitter.com/jefffletcherocr/status/1073333120701587456?s=21 https://twitter.com/mlbastian/status/1073338846320898048?s=21 I assume he wa...
by Tim
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Winter Meetings
Replies: 69
Views: 2842

Re: Winter Meetings

Backtobanks wrote:
TomtheBombadil wrote:Claudio’s a quality add for the Brewers

Soooooooo....Cubs Cubs Cubs



We waiting until the decent players are gone to go dumpster diving.

Every time I see one of your posts this offseason, I feel that I should really look into a downvoting system.
by Tim
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 730
Views: 36668

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

These winter meetings are boring. I'm bored.

Just sign Harper, Lowrie and a bunch of relievers already.
by Tim
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football - Bowl Games
Replies: 85
Views: 1472

Re: College Football - Bowl Games

It would be extremely difficult for a 1 loss ND team to even make a 8 team playoff. So it doesnt bother me that they dont play in a conference. I am pretty sure all B1G schools play 10 P5 games a yr. 9 conference and 1 non con. Prett sure its a rule I don't know if it's a rule but there were B1G te...
by Tim
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football - Bowl Games
Replies: 85
Views: 1472

Re: College Football - Bowl Games

lol I just think if we have this conference setup and all but 4 teams (I think) play in a division that leads to a championship, that championship should mean something. In basketball its an autobid to the NCAA tournament. Same thing here (at least for P5). It's just stupid to make some special acc...
by Tim
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Should we talk about the weather? (Hi-hi-hi!)
Replies: 349
Views: 25653

Re: Should we talk about the weather? (Hi-hi-hi!)

Derwood wrote:Are earthquakes considered “weather”?

Does the weather channel cover them?
by Tim
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 91045

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
What a weird thing to say.


Why?

I think they have been fine.


Stuff like that.

Like, I never get the determination some people have to make it seem like they have no opinion about someone or something.

He does have an opinion. In his opinion, on the balance, they've been meh.
by Tim
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 91045

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:I wouldn't be shocked if we signed Harper, but the "everything is secret good news, 15th degree underwater chess" explanations for every piece of bad news are annoying.

I'm attempting to harbor a careful neutrality.
by Tim
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 91045

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I wonder if “trading future dollars” means more they don’t want to or “can’t” pay him $35-40 mil+ this year and with all the money coming off the next 2 years they want to pay him more like $20 mil this year and jump it starting in 2 years but Bryce/Boras want more in the first year or two and “tra...
by Tim
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 26437
Views: 1079985

Re: Politics & Current Events

Of the reasons why Iowa sucks, continually electing Steve King is near the top: In any congressional hearing about technology, at least a few lawmakers will use Silicon Valley executives as their own personal tech support staff. But usually, the questions at least involve products that their compani...
by Tim
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 91045

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

None of them fit the special category you made up ad hoc to special plead this case, correct But it is true for Harper. So it may be a different situation, eh? This is heavily motivated reasoning All I've said is that the situations are very different from past pursuits and that may drive different...
by Tim
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 91045

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

And they didn't hand him a blank check, and I'm pretty sure they didn't even offer him the biggest contract. They also didn’t tell everyone they couldn’t afford him. The Otani courting was also very public as it happened The Ohtani thing was *very* different out of necessity, driven by the posting ...
by Tim
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 91045

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Every single time they’ve wanted a player, they’ve gone over the top making a pitch to him. They’ve never once played hard to get, because that would be dumb. How many of those players had waged a multi-year hint campaign that they really, really wanted to be a Cub? How many of them were positioned...
by Tim
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 91045

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Meh, I'm still not putting much stock in all the media reports. If Harper wants to be here (and it certainly seems that he does), it makes a lot of sense for the front office to act poor and hope he'll lower his demands to make it work. I refuse to get outraged when everybody is doing exactly what ...
by Tim
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Week 14
Replies: 46
Views: 1096

Re: NFL Week 14

And now it's really over.
by Tim
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Week 14
Replies: 46
Views: 1096

Re: NFL Week 14

Bears a couple minutes away from a 2.5 game lead
by Tim
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 105
Views: 4939

Re: Brexit

British Parliament is weird.
by Tim
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 14: LA Rams at Bears Sunday Night on NBC
Replies: 223
Views: 3414

Re: Week 14: LA Rams at Bears Sunday Night on NBC

https://deadspin.com/it-only-took-four-bears-to-make-jared-goff-look-like-a-1830993041 The videos in the post are near porn level. I loved in the last one after Prince gets the pick, Jackson goes right into lead blocker mode and signals for Prince to follow him. I was irrationally irritated that he...
by Tim
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs coaching staff 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1187

Re: Cubs coaching staff 2019

I don't remember seeing this noted here: Tulsa Drillers hitting coach Terrmel Sledge is returning to the majors as the Chicago Cubs' assistant hitting coach. Sledge, 41, was an outfielder in the majors with the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres from 2004-07. He was a teammate ...
by Tim
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 730
Views: 36668

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Zobrist is a great sell-high candidate, unlike most others on the team. I'd be more than fine with moving him in the right sequence of events.

What won't make people happy is that it *might* mean the Cubs are serious about keeping Russell.
by Tim
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 14: LA Rams at Bears Sunday Night on NBC
Replies: 223
Views: 3414

Re: Week 14: LA Rams at Bears Sunday Night on NBC

Not sure I could name a player of the game for the defense. There were so many outstanding efforts.
by Tim
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 14: LA Rams at Bears Sunday Night on NBC
Replies: 223
Views: 3414

Re: Week 14: LA Rams at Bears Sunday Night on NBC

lol - my feed must be slow.
by Tim
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 14: LA Rams at Bears Sunday Night on NBC
Replies: 223
Views: 3414

Re: Week 14: LA Rams at Bears Sunday Night on NBC

That should be an easy throw for an NFL qb.
by Tim
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 14: LA Rams at Bears Sunday Night on NBC
Replies: 223
Views: 3414

Re: Week 14: LA Rams at Bears Sunday Night on NBC

bloody hell, Trubisky
by Tim
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Lee Smith, Harold Baines elected to HOF
Replies: 64
Views: 1545

Re: Lee Smith, Harold Baines elected to HOF

I’m all for a bigger HOF and making it more of a mueseum of the game instead of letting the voters using arbitrary measurements of worthiness so I like this and hopefully it opens up the flood gates for more guys getting in. Even with this HOF that you suggest, Harold Baines should not be in it. Ca...

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