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by Backtobanks
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 5516

Re: Trade targets 2019

Hes still a good hitter and he doubled his launch angle this year compared to career average. 92 average EV and I believe his sprint speed is equal to Bryant. Hed be a solid addition. Kendrick has also doubled his launch angle and is having a career year. Versatile enough to handle 5 positions pass...
by Backtobanks
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 All Star thread
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: 2019 All Star thread

Descalso is running 6th. :-k
by Backtobanks
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 5516

Re: Trade targets 2019

Cubswin11 wrote:I’ll throw out Niko Goodrum of the Tigers who somewhat intrigues me as bat add, especially if CarGo doesn’t work or they punt Descalso to the moon.


If the Nationals decide to throw in the towel, Howie Kendrick would be a great addition.
by Backtobanks
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 186
Views: 5901

Re: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$45m

Somehow I guess I missed the news story that PTR won the last Powerball Lottery.
by Backtobanks
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 186
Views: 5901

Re: Kimbrel?

Bote McBoteface wrote:Its been 10 hours since he had a draft pick attached. Hurry up and sign him.



The problem is that he hasn't reduced his asking price in those 10 hours.
by Backtobanks
Wed May 29, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Billy Buckner passed away
Replies: 36
Views: 1783

Re: Billy Buckner passed away

As long as you pretend that homers, triples, doubles, singles, errors, fielder's choice, sacrifices, etc. don't exist. Dude, again, my dad is talking about how he thinks it's better to make a contact out as opposed to striking out, regardless of whether there's someone on base or not. He's not pini...
by Backtobanks
Wed May 29, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Billy Buckner passed away
Replies: 36
Views: 1783

Re: Billy Buckner passed away

Making contact has the possibility of something happening (more good than bad) while striking out offers nothing. What about dropped third strikes? check and mate. BRB; just figured out Backtobanks is my dad. https://media2.giphy.com/media/j79HTufbN1ppC/giphy.gif You didn't show up on my Ancestry p...
by Backtobanks
Wed May 29, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Billy Buckner passed away
Replies: 36
Views: 1783

Re: Billy Buckner passed away

or it could be a double play which is twice as bad as striking out...or a triple play which is 3 times as bad! Making contact has the possibility of something happening (more good than bad) while striking out offers nothing. You just pretend double plays don't exist. Cool. As long as you pretend th...
by Backtobanks
Wed May 29, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Billy Buckner passed away
Replies: 36
Views: 1783

Re: Billy Buckner passed away

Whenever I watch baseball with my dad, one of his most common refrains if a Cubs batter has two strikes is how he wants them to, "just make some contact," regardless of whether it's a situation where making a contact out instead of striking out means anything. Some people just still get t...
by Backtobanks
Tue May 28, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Billy Buckner passed away
Replies: 36
Views: 1783

Re: Billy Buckner passed away

Whenever I watch baseball with my dad, one of his most common refrains if a Cubs batter has two strikes is how he wants them to, "just make some contact," regardless of whether it's a situation where making a contact out instead of striking out means anything. Some people just still get t...
by Backtobanks
Tue May 28, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Billy Buckner passed away
Replies: 36
Views: 1783

Re: Billy Buckner passed away

He was my favorite player until I started reading Bill James. Then I had an irrational dislike for him, but have come back around. He was a great player and fun to watch, but the sabermetrics fans weren't kind to him. It also shows how the game has changed - now everybody swings for the fences and ...
by Backtobanks
Mon May 27, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Adduci called up, Collins optioned
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: Adduci called up, Collins optioned

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:Why the horsefeathers is this loser batting 5th today?



Because he's replacing one of our best hitters.
by Backtobanks
Wed May 22, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 5516

Re: Trade targets 2019

I like Giles as a reliever but he seems like a headcase. Also yes, the Astros gave up (what at the time seemed like) a lot to get him and then sold super low to acquire a domestic abuser. Also: The Cubs have claimed righty Chandler Shepherd, per Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. Shepherd ...
by Backtobanks
Sun May 19, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 5516

Re: Trade targets 2019

Guancous wrote:A Lindor trade would have to start with Javier Baez.


Have Theo work his magic and convince them to take Russell instead.
by Backtobanks
Sat May 18, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 5516

Re: Trade targets 2019

If the Nationals decide to fly the white flag, Eaton could provide a late season spark. Of course salary could be a problem, unless something could be worked out.
by Backtobanks
Sat May 18, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 5516

Re: Trade targets 2019

Bote McBoteface wrote:The Indians are not trading Lindor.


They won't be trading Ramirez either. The Indians have pitching and desperately need offense.
by Backtobanks
Thu May 16, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 5516

Re: Trade targets 2019

Bear Cub wrote:Lots of dreaming going on here!


More like delusion rather than dreaming. Andrus and Rendon are way too rich for PTR. Haniger is probably untouchable. Ramirez or Lindor would wipe out our whole prospect list. DeShields isn't worth the effort.
by Backtobanks
Fri May 10, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1686
Views: 154903

Re: Baez impresses Baez

So, B2B, since I can't quit you apparently, is it your opinion that Hendry drafted Willson Contreras, or is it a fact that Hendry drafted Willson Contreras? Just want to make sure we all understand you. You want to argue semantics when you're busy throwing your opinion around. The FACT is that Baez...
by Backtobanks
Fri May 10, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1686
Views: 154903

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Okay, I know Hendry gets credit for "drafting" Javy under his watch just before he got fired, but I seriously doubt he did anything special or got highly involved. Hendry tries to brush off the Hayden Simpson debacle in the 2010 draft by saying he let his scouting director choose who he w...
by Backtobanks
Fri May 10, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1686
Views: 154903

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Is drafting Javy the single best thing Hendry did in his entire tenure? Okay, I know Hendry gets credit for "drafting" Javy under his watch just before he got fired, but I seriously doubt he did anything special or got highly involved. Hendry tries to brush off the Hayden Simpson debacle ...
by Backtobanks
Thu May 02, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4679
Views: 342286

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

And...what does that have to do with anything? Are we really just at juiced ball vs juiced players after all of this? Who cares? Offense is down compared to where it was 20 years ago. By every meaningful measure. Juiced ball means more HRs. We are at record-setting era with the number of HRs. Maybe...
by Backtobanks
Thu May 02, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4679
Views: 342286

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

What are you even arguing at this point? Semantics? That line Tim referenced is better today than it was in Burnitz' era because the average production today is worse than the average production then. The HR rate is skyrocketing now as compared to the steroid era when we know players were using ste...
by Backtobanks
Thu May 02, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4679
Views: 342286

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Current OPS league wide is .742 (245/321/421), which is 18th in the last 30 years. Jeremy Burnitz played over 100 games every year from 1997 to 2006. All 10 of those years had a higher league wide OPS than 2019. 2000 was the highest, at .782. Of course steroids had nothing to do with the statistics...
by Backtobanks
Wed May 01, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4679
Views: 342286

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Fine - How about Schwarber's actual 2018 production of .238/.356/.467? Considering most of Burnitz's best seasons came during the juiced ball era, that Schwarber line from last year is more than comparable. He's also rating as an above average defender again, no matter how many times you try to cla...
by Backtobanks
Wed May 01, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4679
Views: 342286

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

There is a difference between actual production and projections. I don't hate Schwarber, I just think that the Cubs would be a better team if they had traded him a couple of years ago when his trade value was high and we probably could have received some young pitching. I admire his work ethic and ...

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