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by BigSlick
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread
Replies: 543
Views: 30669

Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

I can't even clown on the rando meatballer who wanders into this thread to attack Heyward because....why bother? He's right, for the wrong reasons, he's right to be disappointed.
by BigSlick
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 2253
Views: 102986

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Why does it look like his brain is trying desperately to escape from his skull?
by BigSlick
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Send Schwarber Down!!
Replies: 221
Views: 11118

Re: Send Schwarber Down!!

Hahaha, Schwarber is now OPSing .747 with a .195 batting average. He's trying to do all he can to be a valuable hitter while being under the Mendoza line. However a .747 OPS is only a 92 OPS+ this year, which shows you just how much the juiced ball has affected the run environment. Just 3-4 years ag...
by BigSlick
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Justin Wilson & Alex Avila for Candelario, Paredes & PTBNL/Cash
Replies: 228
Views: 6654

Re: Cubs Acquire Justin Wilson & Alex Avila for Candelario, Paredes & PTBNL/Cash

I wonder if a trade like this is a signal towards approaching the playoffs with every starter on a very short leash and letting a super powerful good bullpen handle roughly half or a majority of each game. A lot of teams were starting to move in that direction over the past couple years, and the Ind...
by BigSlick
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 11625

Re: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

He did, for whatever its worth, just pull his OPS above .700 today too

In terms of arbitrary stat lines, it'll be nice to see him pull that average over the Mendoza line. Let him work the rest of it out over the rest of the season.
by BigSlick
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 273
Views: 9300

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

It's cool to have something to be excited about watching the 2017 Cubs again
by BigSlick
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 792
Views: 35057

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

Honestly I just think a lot of the time starters just get really tired and once the postseason rolls around they're totally exhausted and facing really good teams

but maybe thats too convenient an explanation
by BigSlick
Thu May 25, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: World Series Swag Thread
Replies: 387
Views: 19003

Re: World Series Swag Thread

I think he has a couple people under him now but up through last year he was manning the Facebook/Twitter all by himself
by BigSlick
Tue May 16, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Talk Arrieta here
Replies: 490
Views: 25890

Re: Talk Arrieta here

I always thought Arrieta kinda looked like a jacked up leprechaun but i never said anything because I know he can manhandle me
by BigSlick
Tue May 16, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3171
Views: 146682

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Its only a month into the season, but still, I didn't expect, a month into the season, to have only one starting position player with an OPS+ over 100
by BigSlick
Mon May 15, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: World Series Swag Thread
Replies: 387
Views: 19003

Re: World Series Swag Thread

He has the best job in the world and I am infinitely jealous of him
by BigSlick
Mon May 15, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: World Series Swag Thread
Replies: 387
Views: 19003

Re: World Series Swag Thread

My friend who runs @Cubs let me put on his ring

Its pretty amazing

Image
by BigSlick
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is
Replies: 371
Views: 18330

Re: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is

TomtheBombadil wrote:The guy is on a 4-5+ WAR/fWAR/WARP pace with "just" the .785 OPS he has now.

He's quietly on a 10 game hitting streak and a 6 game walking streak. He's raised his OPS to the .890s and I didn't even notice.
by BigSlick
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread
Replies: 543
Views: 30669

Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

Its April 24th and Jason Heyward got his 3rd home run of the season.

He didn't get his 3rd home run until June 6th last year. (He didn't hit his first until May 17th)
by BigSlick
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread
Replies: 543
Views: 30669

Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

I'm proclaiming Heyward to be "back"
by BigSlick
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1749
Views: 90049

Re: The Cardinals

It's a side benefit that our Victory Tour seasons will coincide with the Cardinals collapsing and looking godawful
by BigSlick
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: There's no tying in baseball!
Replies: 53
Views: 1735

Re: There's no tying in baseball!

All of these weird rules they keep trying to put in to increase pace of play are inferior and more drastic than just instituting and enforcing a pitch clock.

Some may feel thats a more fundamental change than the others, but I would welcome it.
by BigSlick
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3171
Views: 146682

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Small humble/associated brag,

My friend who works for the Cubs just got his Championship ring and this is so [expletive] surreal
by BigSlick
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: ♫ Star Wars, nothing but...Star Wars! ♫
Replies: 603
Views: 21285

Re: ♫ Star Wars, nothing but...Star Wars! ♫

I'm so pumped for Mark Hamill to go Full Mark Hamill and really ham it up

Really looking forward to this
by BigSlick
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1749
Views: 90049

Re: The Cardinals

Duke Silver wrote:I'm really going to enjoy the Cardinals losing 90 games the right way this year.

They're gonna be in 4th place and its gonna rule
by BigSlick
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 11625

Re: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

I had a hideous Matt Clement beard when I was 22 too so I approve of him just being a silly chubby early 20s guy with terrible sense of style.

I love him.
by BigSlick
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Sports Media Thread
Replies: 762
Views: 25636

Re: Sports Media Thread

The worst part of talk radio is callers. And that's kinda B&B's favorite schtick. I find it less annoying than the fact that during football season they have a minimum 3 football guests a day - and they all cover the same ground of a terrible Bears team. At least with callers there's a chance t...
by BigSlick
Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:43 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now complete!)
Replies: 544
Views: 25618

Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #107)

this is cool and will help bridge the gap of attention i'll sorely need before baseball really gets going again

That Brian Matusz game was the only game I was able to go to this year, and like a ding dong, I left before the come back and victory
by BigSlick
Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Sports Media Thread
Replies: 762
Views: 25636

Re: Sports Media Thread

Listening to the final show now. B&B were the lifeline that got me through really dull jobs for the past 5 years that also graciously allowed me to listen to the radio. Hope Boers can enjoy sometime in retirement but it doesn't sound good. Bernstein definitely needs a strong personality that can...
by BigSlick
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: We may be signing Uehara?
Replies: 55
Views: 4133

Re: We may be signing Uehara?

One of the best things about the 2015 playoffs was Mike Shannon struggling to pronounce Cubs players' names as they dong his team to death. (IIRC he had a "Schwaba" and a "Solar" call) This deal seems fine to me and I overall approve of the Cubs strategy regarding relief pitchers...

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