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by Backtobanks
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1067
Views: 59811

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

If we're talking thin crust Giordanos still > Malnatis, but thin Chicago is were the local joints really shine (not sure I've ever ordered thin crust from the chain places unless also ordering deep dish too) I have only had Malnati's thin crust, it was ok. The mom and pop places are the place to go...
by Backtobanks
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3999
Views: 251366

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Was looking up deGrom’s numbers and saw he had a 1.98 FIP. So I looked up who had the lowest ever and it was Christy Mathewson in 1908 at 1.26. Out of the top 17, only one was after 1910. It was 1999 Pedro at 1.39. Next best post 1910 was Doc Gooden in 1984 at 1.69. As if we needed more proof that ...
by Backtobanks
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 560
Views: 21313

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:I’d rather have chatwood than dex. Nice guy though



I'd rather have Chatwood's contract than Fowler's contract.
by Backtobanks
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 560
Views: 21313

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Little Slide Rooter wrote:
JennieGarthAlgar wrote:http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25226392/chicago-cubs-open-trading-3b-kris-bryant

Open to trading KB? What the actual horsefeathers is happening


It’s called click bait.


Maybe Theo ought to use bait and switch. Get offers for Bryant and then send Bote instead.
by Backtobanks
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 560
Views: 21313

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Not too many players, just too few teams. Why complicate matters when we can get rid of Chatwood, Duensing, and Kintzler in one trade while picking up a #5 starter, a solid lefty, and a speedy utility guy without spending any more of PTR money. Just a bow to your legendary three team trade proposal...
by Backtobanks
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 560
Views: 21313

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Too many players involved to happen, but here goes: Cubs get Leake, Gordon, and Elias plus $3 million in 2019 and $12 million in 2020 Mariners get Happ, Chatwood, Duensing, Kintzler Money is basically even in 2019 & 2020. 2021 Cubs have $5 million buyout on Leake and $1 million buyout on Gordon...
by Backtobanks
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 964
Views: 61811

Re: Addison Russell

I can't believe that some team wouldn't take him as a throw-in on a trade.
by Backtobanks
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 560
Views: 21313

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Too many players involved to happen, but here goes: Cubs get Leake, Gordon, and Elias plus $3 million in 2019 and $12 million in 2020 Mariners get Happ, Chatwood, Duensing, Kintzler Money is basically even in 2019 & 2020. 2021 Cubs have $5 million buyout on Leake and $1 million buyout on Gordon,...
by Backtobanks
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1067
Views: 59811

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

My money is on option 2. It probably isn't actual collusion, but this is what collusion would look like. it could only be collusion if one of the teams were to sign him well under market value while the others stood around and watched and somehow getting a kick-back, which won't happen Real collusi...
by Backtobanks
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1067
Views: 59811

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

So the Yankees say they're out, and the Dodgers and Cubs both have news released that they may not have the money... How peculiar. Is everyone scared off by his asking price or are the teams using the same strategy to try and lower his price? I think it's a little bit of both. I'm sure there are ma...
by Backtobanks
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 560
Views: 21313

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

There is a part of me that enjoys trying to brainstorm how to optimize the roster given constraints, team building has always been a fun puzzle in that way for me. The Dodgers especially have shown the benefit of not being slave to free agency to find really good production(Turner, Muncy, Hill, etc...
by Backtobanks
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Maddoning
Replies: 262
Views: 10777

Re: It's Maddoning

PTR is going to low ball all the FA's to save money and then trade Maddon for Renteria to save a few more $$$$.
by Backtobanks
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 560
Views: 21313

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Saw a blog from a NY writer on what the Yankees ought to do this offseason. He suggested a trade of Stanton for Darvish and I wondered if that could be expanded to Stanton + Gray + $$$$ for Darvish + Chatwood. Obviously the amount of money involved (and in what years) would be the sticking point. Fi...
by Backtobanks
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: MLBTR FA Predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 532

MLBTR FA Predictions

Of possible interest to NSBB: Harper 420,000,000/14 Dodgers Machado 390,000,000/13 Phillies Kimbrell 70,000,000/4 Cards Donaldson 20,000,000/1 Cards Gonzalez 36,000,000/4 Twins Britton 33,000,000/3 Astros Robertson 33,000,000/3 Mets Lowrie 30,000,000/3 A's Miller 27,000,000/3 Red Sox McCutchen 45,00...
by Backtobanks
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1067
Views: 59811

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Kurkjian's full quote Five years ago, we assumed that, by the fall of 2018, Harper would be a generational player with an unprecedented track record that included multiple MVPs, a World Series ring and a guarantee of 500 home runs, all of which would mean a $400 million to $500 million contract. Th...
by Backtobanks
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1067
Views: 59811

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I have to wonder if this is fake news. I can't believe that Harper and Boras are going to make a choice without hearing all of the offers. Harper said he wants to get a record contract, so it's hard to believe he may be leaving $50 million on the table because he's friends with KB.
by Backtobanks
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 560
Views: 21313

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

TomtheBombadil wrote:I want Ian Anderson from the Braves, please!



I'm sure Theo will try his best since you said please.
by Backtobanks
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 560
Views: 21313

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Well, I just wasted time trying to see if there's a possible Quintana deal that makes sense for me, and I can't figure one out. In general, acknowledging that you aren't likely to get Quintana level proven production in a deal ... I'd want, when considering Quintana's age, production, cost, and mar...
by Backtobanks
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 560
Views: 21313

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Well, I just wasted time trying to see if there's a possible Quintana deal that makes sense for me, and I can't figure one out. In general, acknowledging that you aren't likely to get Quintana level proven production in a deal ... I'd want, when considering Quintana's age, production, cost, and mar...
by Backtobanks
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1067
Views: 59811

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

The majority of the Bleacher Nation twitter feed is people saying they'd pass on Harper. It drives me up the every loving wall. The Ricketts family are billionaires making 10s of millions of dollars quarterly. They own an entire block of buildings in the third largest city and are launching their o...
by Backtobanks
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1067
Views: 59811

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

The majority of the Bleacher Nation twitter feed is people saying they'd pass on Harper. It drives me up the every loving wall. The Ricketts family are billionaires making 10s of millions of dollars quarterly. They own an entire block of buildings in the third largest city and are launching their o...
by Backtobanks
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 38
Views: 2356

Re: 2018-19 Other Team Transactions That Don’t Matter

Cubswin11 wrote:He would’ve been a nice SS/Utility option and that seems really cheap.






Yeah he would have been a great option after Marwin Gonzalez.
by Backtobanks
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Chili has gone bad
Replies: 105
Views: 5605

Re: The Chili has gone bad

Fairly interesting article. Says he was not able to connect at all with several players, talked about refining his message to get through to “millennials” etc. was a big fan of Zobrist though but declined to comment on everyone else. https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/chili-davis-not-going-to-blam...
by Backtobanks
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Realistic Trade Targets
Replies: 69
Views: 4339

Re: Realistic Trade Targets

Anyone else interested in Nick Castellanos? I consider Harper a must but still want to add a good RH bat. Castellanos plus one or two of their arms (Jimenez, Norris, Greene, Mize, Burrows, Manning) seems like it could end well for the Cubs I'd rather do Peralta and Bradley in the diamonback fire sa...
by Backtobanks
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Realistic Trade Targets
Replies: 69
Views: 4339

Re: Realistic Trade Targets

If Arizona is blowing it up Bradley would be a really nice target. Maybe they view him as part of the future, but Ketel Marte would also be a nice pickup too as the backup MIF target. If we lose out on Harper and somebody makes a decent offer on Schwarber, I would love to add Peralta to the Ray and...

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