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by BigSlick
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Rule Changes Are Coming
Replies: 105
Views: 2194

Re: Rule Changes Are Coming

I don't understand the idea that Shifts suck fun out. I love that the defense has more tools at its disposal. Who doesn't love when a pitcher goes into the outfield? or something whacky like, two outfielders and five infielders?

Make the game fun, and strategic damnit
by BigSlick
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others
Replies: 471
Views: 54919

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Everyone but the Brewers I guess

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/Haudricourt/status/1105150449886257154

wait. what? did he ever play second as a major leaguer? (just checked and no)

this seems extremely good for us, who want to see the brewers have terrible defense
by BigSlick
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Rule Changes Are Coming
Replies: 105
Views: 2194

Re: Rule Changes Are Coming

pitch clock pitch clock pitch clock

PITCH CLOCK PITCH CLOCK PITCH CLOCK

just do a pitch clock you guys. all the other 'pace of play' ideas are bad and make baseball objectively worse
by BigSlick
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3512
Views: 194428

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Regular Show wrote:

I know writers don’t get to pick their own headlines, but a writer should be immediately fired and blacklisted for something like this
by BigSlick
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Rule Changes Are Coming
Replies: 105
Views: 2194

Re: Rule Changes Are Coming

The most obvious and easy rule would have been to institute a pitch clock. Stop legislating around it and just do it.

Pitch clock, universal DH, call it a century. Just do it.
by BigSlick
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Rule Changes Are Coming
Replies: 105
Views: 2194

Re: Rule Changes Are Coming

I’m kinda whatever on the three batter minimum

I’m just happy they didn’t ban the shift, which would have made me consider leaving baseball forever *


**i only deliver empty threats
by BigSlick
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3512
Views: 194428

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

We’ve lost Duke, all is lost.

I don’t understand how tight things are. Like, are we not gonna resign Kris Bryant? What are we looking at here
by BigSlick
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3512
Views: 194428

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I think that article is trying real hard to say Harpers best days are behind him, but it would be hilarious and make me feel better about the whole thing.

It would also make me feel better if Jason Heyward could hit the broadside of a barn but we can’t all get what we want can we
by BigSlick
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3512
Views: 194428

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

13 year deal with no opt outs seem bad for both Harper AND the team

Harper passes on the chance to get a second contract in his early 30s, the Phillies pass on a chance to not have to pay this dude when he's 39 years old

Bizarre
by BigSlick
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3512
Views: 194428

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

stupid idiot ninnies could have had bryce harper

instead we're gonna get 3rd in the division.

this sucks man
by BigSlick
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3512
Views: 194428

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Someone text me when Harper signs somewhere
by BigSlick
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3512
Views: 194428

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I’m going to really hate it if baseball offseason are now: “nothing really happens until spring training, or even later”
by BigSlick
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3512
Views: 194428

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Harper had a bad year defensively but I can’t see any possible way you could say he was THREE WINS below replacement bad

That’s Adam Dunn level
by BigSlick
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Are you excited for the Cubs start of the season
Replies: 32
Views: 1690

Re: Are you excited for the Cubs start of the season

Sammy Sofa wrote:Image

i'm more excited for baseball in general just for something to pay attention to
by BigSlick
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3512
Views: 194428

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

God Damnit can Harper sign somewhere and end our horsefeathers misery

This horsefeathers has stretched almost the entire way to spring training
by BigSlick
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1237
Views: 84206

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING

Seriously, given the expectations and the stakes, this is the worst offseason in living team history 2004 was way worse. They (had to) blow up the teams from 2003-2004 and you knew the 2005 team had no chance of being competitive. It was a surrender year after two years of relevance. Us deciding no...
by BigSlick
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3512
Views: 194428

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Its gonna be real stupid if Harper just resigns with Washington, which looks like the most likely scenario now.
by BigSlick
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 349
Views: 14076

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

We had a dream of being the Yankees/Red Sox of the NL Central, just exerting our will all over the division and only rarely ceding ownership of it. Re-stocking for elite teams again and again. It looks like we won’t get that, unfortunately.

But we’re still miles ahead of the 90s Cubs.
by BigSlick
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 349
Views: 14076

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

Honestly, if these are the restrictions they’re dealing with, how long do you expect Theo and Jed to deal with it?

Not to get fatalistic or anything, but woof
by BigSlick
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 349
Views: 14076

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

This makes the Cole Hamels option absolutely BAFFLING. You spent basically all the money that could go to a meaningful signing, immediately at the start of free agency, to a 35 year old pitcher?

What?
by BigSlick
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3512
Views: 194428

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

there is no universe, not any parallel dimension, where the White Sox are a more likely destination than the Cubs

I don't care what the financial situation is. thats not happening. i look forward to this post being quoted and me being flogged for eternity.
by BigSlick
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1237
Views: 84206

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING

I'm gonna need the Cubs to do something exciting because there are no sports I care about until opening day at this point and the Bears horrible loss can't be all I chew on.

So get on it.
by BigSlick
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Chicago Bears offseason
Replies: 365
Views: 16341

Re: Chicago Bears offseason

Losing Fangio sucks, even if it was mostly expected

Thanks Denver Broncos. In the last 4 years you shipped us you're absolute trash head coach and we send you our sterling Defensive Coordinator.
by BigSlick
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Round 1: Eagles at Bears Sunday 3:40 on NBC
Replies: 575
Views: 10153

Re: Round 1: Eagles at Bears Sunday 3:40 on NBC

It can both be true that Nagy was conservative in playcaling in the first half and that Trubisky was pretty mediocre in the first half. In fact, that’s what I think occurred. I guess the thing is with a game this close you can point to any one lackluster factor in the game as responsible, because if...
by BigSlick
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Round 1: Eagles at Bears Sunday 3:40 on NBC
Replies: 575
Views: 10153

Re: Round 1: Eagles at Bears Sunday 3:40 on NBC

I'm not going to lambast Parkey anymore other then to say he was one of, if not the worst FG kicker in the NFL all season. 76% isn't good enough. It sucks he had that one blocked, but part of his job is getting the kick high enough to avoid the block. I hope he practices this offseason and comes ba...

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