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by Backtobanks
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3512
Views: 194997

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Cubfanintheknow wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:https://twitter.com/JonHeyman/status/1100840939960946689


Butbutbut.... I thought the Giants were going to take Jason Heyward so we could get Harper! :lol:


You do wonder about their FO when they might prefer Harper over Heyward.
by Backtobanks
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5639
Views: 397242

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

CubinNY wrote:I hope Theo writes a book someday. I hope there is a chapter in the book about this off-season and the decision to stand pat. I really want to know why.


I think that chapter might have a few references to PTR.
by Backtobanks
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Spring Training Thread
Replies: 295
Views: 12386

Re: 2019 Spring Training Thread

JennieGarthAlgar wrote:Probably just to say his goodbyes and to officially hand his locker over to Bryce


Actually probably just the opposite, he came back to use the locker that the Cubs were going to give to Harper before they realized he was serious about wanting a big contract.
by Backtobanks
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4288
Views: 296148

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

“I trust my ability and the talent that I have,” says Syndergaard. “So I feel like I’m going to bet (on) myself in free agency and not do what [Aaron Nola and Luis Severino] did.” Gj Noah Syndergaard, sucks he will never be a Cub because of this uppity attitude I have a feeling the Cubs trade for h...
by Backtobanks
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1237
Views: 84553

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

Cubswin11 wrote:For horsefeathers sake, guarantee the guy a few mil and be done with it. He’d be a really nice addition.



We would probably have to clear some payroll to afford him at a few million.
by Backtobanks
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1237
Views: 84553

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

How about Jose Iglesias? Because he’d be cheaper than Marwin and a quality defensive SS with a serviceable bat and doesn’t beat up his spouse. If we sign him we might have the inside track on getting his cousin Enrique to sing the 7th inning stretch. Those relative connections really worked for the...
by Backtobanks
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Spring Training Thread
Replies: 295
Views: 12386

Re: 2019 Spring Training Thread

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:im taking the over on that happ/almora/schwarber OF war


Obviously they have the potential to do better, but last year they had 1.5, .9,1.6,and .6 for Schwarber, Almora, Heyward, and Happ according to Baseball Reference.
by Backtobanks
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 349
Views: 14146

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

Cubswin11 wrote:
CubinNY wrote:
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
Don’t forget all that money we spent on IFAs that went nowhere

One of them will be hitting HRs for the White Sox for years to come.

I think we’ll overcome not having a bat first/DH only corner OF’er maxing out at 2.5-3 wins.


That would be an improvement over our bat first/DH only corner OF.
by Backtobanks
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Spring Training Thread
Replies: 295
Views: 12386

Re: 2019 Spring Training Thread

For horsefeathers sake, Joe. He caught about 100,000 more innings than the next closest guy last year. Also, if the mental side of things is something that’s wearing on him maybe get a veteran backup in there to help ease that burden instead of horsefeathering Vic. https://twitter.com/mdgonzales/st...
by Backtobanks
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Spring Training Thread
Replies: 295
Views: 12386

Re: 2019 Spring Training Thread

PackLandVA wrote:
Brian wrote:


I'd be careful if I were "the Rizz". PTR always looking for a deal.


PTR would wait for Lester, Darvish, Hamels,Bryant, and Zobrist to make the same offer before he would budge.
by Backtobanks
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5639
Views: 397242

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

https://mobile.twitter.com/BenLindbergh/status/1096456617841881089 Injuries, changes in pitcher usage, and a heightened awareness of prospect-success rates have shifted the way talent evaluators view the best up-and-coming arms in baseball. Good thing for Theo & company because we really don't ...
by Backtobanks
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3512
Views: 194997

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Let's not forget that he used the state to pay for his stadium while he is raking in tons of $$$$.
by Backtobanks
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3512
Views: 194997

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Brian wrote:


Trump has a better chance of his emergency getting through Congress than Theo getting it through PTR.
by Backtobanks
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Bold Prediction Time
Replies: 90
Views: 3012

Re: 2019 Bold Prediction Time

SouthSideRyan wrote:
TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:you want a bold prediction, pick which cubs player dies on the field this year


Can we count Ryan Dempster?


Better yet can we count owners?
by Backtobanks
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs TV broadcast rights
Replies: 241
Views: 20591

Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

I think this broke me. From Chapman to Russell to Murphy to Joe to emails to this offseason being perfectly set up for the Cubs and destroyed by financial ignorance, to now their big TV plan being a partnership with Sinclair...I think I'm done with the Cubs for a while. I like the players for the m...
by Backtobanks
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1237
Views: 84553

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

I keep forgetting Marwin Gonzalez is still a FA. Unless there’s some sort of injury or off field stuff that isn’t public going on I’d be all for signing him and trading some combination of Almora/Happ/Bote, Kintzler and a prospect to the Padres for Hedges and one of their RPs (preferably Castillo)....
by Backtobanks
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1237
Views: 84553

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

The Cubs won 95 games last year with way more going wrong than right. I’d ask you to pick a new schtick but I know you don’t have it in you to avoid bad faith arguments. I posted something positive and you start with the negative "schtick". All winter people have posted about the lack of ...
by Backtobanks
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1237
Views: 84553

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

Yeah, the Cubs are fine as long as everything goes right, but the odds of everything going right over a long season aren't great. Since they didn't spend the money or make any trades (yet), we have to hope the semi-injured bounce back, the old-timers stay "young" for another year, and eve...
by Backtobanks
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1237
Views: 84553

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

The more I look at this team the more I am able to talk myself into the pitching staff. The starting staff isn't sexy, but it looks solidly above average. There's upside there too. Darvish obviously, but Quintana too. For as bad as he was last year, his velocity was fine, and he threw strikes and m...
by Backtobanks
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 408
Views: 37501

Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

Giants signed Rene Rivera to minor league contract. I guess we can't even afford minor league deals anymore.
by Backtobanks
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 436
Views: 53202

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

schwarber is a big thick rust belt boy who loves cops, doesn't take a lot of deduction to figure out who he didn't vote for because he's a millenial but would have voted for if he had registered to vote (its donnie trump) He's only part thick rust belt boy. He's also show choir boy who escaped rust...
by Backtobanks
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4288
Views: 296148

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

WrigleyField 22 wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:Theo must have had inside information which is why he said early in the offseason that Schwarber wasn't available.

Theo's insider information:

Schwarber is a good baseball player (and passable LF)


And would be a great DH.
by Backtobanks
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4288
Views: 296148

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Theo must have had inside information which is why he said early in the offseason that Schwarber wasn't available.
by Backtobanks
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 349
Views: 14146

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

I think there is a nonzero chance that all this negative PR could force the Cubs hand into spending money they hadn't intended to spend. It is still unlikely, but a shock signing of Bryce Harper would completely change the narrative. "You screwed up Dad. Now we have to do something to change p...
by Backtobanks
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family kind of sucks
Replies: 349
Views: 14146

Re: The Ricketts family kind of sucks

horsefeathers Joe, Pete, Tom, Todd, and the rest of the Ricketts. I don’t understand why rich people also have to be dicks. It seems like they all are. My dealings with people who have that kind of money are next to none, but I have to imagine being born into a family that had loads of money leads ...

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