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by Backtobanks
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6494
Views: 521961

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Will there be a big manager search with many brought in for interviews or do they already know who they want? I don’t know how it plays out, I’d assume Ross will be heavily rumored. I’m guessing they go with the trend of the relatively unknown guy who’s cheap and “goes by the book” and is essential...
by Backtobanks
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Red Sox fire Dombrowski
Replies: 15
Views: 819

Re: Red Sox fire Dombrowski

Derwood wrote:Not strange at all. It signals to potential GMs that the Sox are hiring, and lets them get things started well before the off season.

Could we see Jed Hoyer heading to Boston?


Sounds good to me if we get compensation.
by Backtobanks
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 653
Views: 83036

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Like, why would anyone look at the Cubs OF and think that signing a guy like Castellanos should lead to them getting rid of Schwarber instead of getting rid of Heyward by any means necessary? Good luck with that plan. Yes, if only we could find other examples of teams doing what needs to be done to...
by Backtobanks
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 653
Views: 83036

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Castellanos has a .607 OPS as a pinch hitter, can't keep him. Rizzo is at .478, might be time to put him out to pasture too. Baez is at .542, definitely pump the breaks on his extension. Bryant is at .583, the gutless choking dog. Thankfully, the MLB leader in pinch hitting the last 3 years(min 10 ...
by Backtobanks
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 653
Views: 83036

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Sammy Sofa wrote:Like, why would anyone look at the Cubs OF and think that signing a guy like Castellanos should lead to them getting rid of Schwarber instead of getting rid of Heyward by any means necessary?



Good luck with that plan.
by Backtobanks
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 653
Views: 83036

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Assuming the Cubs need to make trades to fill some of their holes, Schwarber and Caratini are the only somewhat valuable assets on the roster. I don't think any of the core 4 will be traded, so that leaves the top prospects (Amaya, Hoerner, etc.) or players on the roster.
by Backtobanks
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 653
Views: 83036

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Sammy Sofa wrote:Even Edith Cox would be embarrassed by worrying about PH numbers, B2B. What the hell.



My point is that while he's great at what he does (mash HRs against RH pitching), he has many flaws - lefties, defense, etc.
by Backtobanks
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 653
Views: 83036

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Castellanos has a .607 OPS as a pinch hitter, can't keep him. Rizzo is at .478, might be time to put him out to pasture too. Baez is at .542, definitely pump the breaks on his extension. Bryant is at .583, the gutless choking dog. Thankfully, the MLB leader in pinch hitting the last 3 years(min 10 ...
by Backtobanks
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 653
Views: 83036

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
That all arguably applies to Castellanos, too, except against righties.



Schwarber against lefties - .195/.306/.351/.657


Castellanos against righties - .268/.315/.450/.765


You post this like those are good numbers.



They're way better than Schwarber's.
by Backtobanks
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 653
Views: 83036

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

He's fun to watch when he's on a roll, but he can't hit lefties, can't pinch hit, and needs to be replaced defensively in close games. He's a great option for being a DH/platoon OF in the AL. That all arguably applies to Castellanos, too, except against righties. Schwarber against lefties - .195/.3...
by Backtobanks
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 653
Views: 83036

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

I still think the best move is to sign Castellanos and listen to offers for Schwarber. He's fun to watch when he's on a roll, but he can't hit lefties, can't pinch hit, and needs to be replaced defensively in close games. He's a great option for being a DH/platoon OF in the AL. Why can’t he pinch h...
by Backtobanks
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 653
Views: 83036

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

I still think the best move is to sign Castellanos and listen to offers for Schwarber. He's fun to watch when he's on a roll, but he can't hit lefties, can't pinch hit, and needs to be replaced defensively in close games. He's a great option for being a DH/platoon OF in the AL.
by Backtobanks
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 553
Views: 45951

Re: Trade targets 2019

ConstableRabbit wrote:
TomtheBombadil wrote:Cubs get: Lindor SS, Roberto Perez C

Indians get: Contreras C, Bote IF, Hoerner IF, Alzolay RHP, Marquez LHP

I think I'd do this.



Please tell me you're the GM of the Indians.
by Backtobanks
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Kris Bryant is awesome and we were always right to love him
Replies: 225
Views: 25400

Re: Kris Bryant is awesome and we were always right to love him

The Tribune had a story the other day about what big changes that might happen if the Cubs fail to make the playoffs this year and said that one of the core four (Rizzo, Bryant, Baez, or Contreras) would have to be traded to make a difference. The days of offering Russell, Schwarber, Almora, Happ, e...
by Backtobanks
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6494
Views: 521961

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Mostly because of their enabling of a domestic abuser and partially because the owners are garbage people who support awful things politically. Yeah, the ever escalating horsefeathers of seeking out players like Chapman and Murphy, and the ongoing enabling of Russell, all while talking out of the o...
by Backtobanks
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6494
Views: 521961

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Man, Castellanos keeps winning me over. Sign him in the off season and use Schwarber as trade bait to fill some of the numerous holes on the roster. "Please give us goods and services for this broken button and half a cigarette I found in my pocket, please!" I say be bold, dammit. WITNESS...
by Backtobanks
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6494
Views: 521961

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Sammy Sofa wrote:Man, Castellanos keeps winning me over.



Sign him in the off season and use Schwarber as trade bait to fill some of the numerous holes on the roster.
by Backtobanks
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 553
Views: 45951

Re: Trade targets 2019

Lucroy incoming now? somebody smarter than me (maybe even KrisBryantisaBeast) let me know: what are the Cubs options if they really wanted the guy? Since July 31 is no longer the "non-waiver" trade deadline and just simply the "deadline" for trades (to my knowledge) - is it simp...
by Backtobanks
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 553
Views: 45951

Re: Trade targets 2019

Tony Sipp is available and has has a 2.76 ERA since April 15. Could be an extra lefty in the bullpen.
by Backtobanks
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6494
Views: 521961

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

BigSlick wrote:I love that our GM has to come down and tell the media :

Wild thought guys, let’s give our good hitters more at bats and our bad hitters fewer at bats



It only took 108 games for them to figure this out.
by Backtobanks
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 553
Views: 45951

Re: Trade targets 2019

Of the mistakes Theo has made in the past few seasons (and lets be honest, there have been several) deciding not to trade for Verlander - which effectively resulted in the Quintana trade - may be the worst. There’s no way Verlander is the pitcher with us as he is with the Astros and their cheating ...
by Backtobanks
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 553
Views: 45951

Re: Trade targets 2019

Figure it out, Theo https://twitter.com/mattehalt/status/1156284159897276416?s=21 I wouldn't mind giving up someone like David Phelps for him. You're in luck, because looking over the current roster, I think we have about 6 David Phelps. Done deal - 6 David Phelps to the Mets and 1 edwin Diaz to th...
by Backtobanks
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 553
Views: 45951

Re: Trade targets 2019

From MLBTR: Trading Leclerc would be selling extremely low. I mentioned Leclerc when his name first came up as a trade candidate. He would be a perfect fit - young, under contract for 3 more years with 2 team options, great against lefties before this year, etc. He would be a great long-term addition.
by Backtobanks
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Martin Maldonado to Cubs
Replies: 89
Views: 4814

Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

I don't think think they're trying to trade him. But I also don't think they're opposed in the right deal. They have 3 catchers...if he's something that can help get you a better piece, sure...go for it. But I don't think they're actively shopping him. The rumors are that the Cubs are "feveris...
by Backtobanks
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Martin Maldonado to Cubs
Replies: 89
Views: 4814

Re: Martin Maldonado to Cubs

Sammy Sofa wrote:TRADE CARATINI.


He is one of the few trade chips the Cubs have without giving up their top 3-4 prospects.

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