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by Bruno7481
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Morrow for 2/$18 + $3M Buyout or $12M Option
Replies: 96
Views: 2605

Re: Cubs Close to Signing Morrow for 2 Years + Option

Rosenthal says its 2 years and 21 million (9 million in 2018 and 2019).

3 million buyout or 12 million vesting option for 2020.
by Bruno7481
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Morrow for 2/$18 + $3M Buyout or $12M Option
Replies: 96
Views: 2605

Re: Cubs Close to Signing Morrow for 2 Years + Option

Cobb does seem inevitable at this point. Assuming he signs, they would be in a pretty good spot to sit back and see what comes their way either through free agency or trade. I’d agree the bullpen needs another piece, and at this point my preference would be someone who could fill that 9th inning rol...
by Bruno7481
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Morrow for 2/$18 + $3M Buyout or $12M Option
Replies: 96
Views: 2605

Re: Cubs Close to Signing Morrow for 2 Years + Option

Considering the concerns on Morrow’s workload, is it crazy to think they still look to acquire a closer and keep Morrow out of that role?
by Bruno7481
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Morrow for 2/$18 + $3M Buyout or $12M Option
Replies: 96
Views: 2605

Re: Cubs Close to Signing Morrow for 2 Years + Option

Can we all just appreciate how amazing it must be to be a reliever in professional baseball these days?

Morrow had a 7.00+ ERA, 1.5 WHIP, and gave up more than 11 hits per nine in AAA....last year.
by Bruno7481
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood for 3/$38M
Replies: 140
Views: 3201

Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood for 3/$38M

For every positive thing I find (statcast data, GB rate) there is something that offsets it (walk rate, strikeout rate). But, that is probably true for every 5th starter in the league. Can’t really say if I like it, but I don’t hate it. How’s that for analysis? I trust the research and analysis capa...
by Bruno7481
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3995
Views: 189358

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I was pleased with his .480 SLG, finished just short of an .800 OPS. I didn’t think anything was egregious, but I think his 2017 offensive season was better than 2016. I think he was destined to slide some defensively after having such a crazy 2016 with the glove. The Cardinals coming in 9th seemed ...
by Bruno7481
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3995
Views: 189358

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

You have to love the power rankings piece for 2018 before any moves are made. Cubs are 8th. “Look, they should be good again, and maybe even better. That young foundation of position players remains, but while Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo were great in 2017, Addison Russell and Javier Baez didn't i...
by Bruno7481
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1111
Views: 50511

Re: Starting Pitching Options FA 2018

Chatwood in the neighborhood of 16-18 million per year seems absolutely crazy. I completely agree that he is intriguing and feel getting him out of Coors would be a great benefit to him. He's very intriguing, but I would be a lot less intrigued if that is the asking price. Despite the splits, he is...
by Bruno7481
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1111
Views: 50511

Re: Starting Pitching Options FA 2018

Chatwood in the neighborhood of 16-18 million per year seems absolutely crazy. I completely agree that he is intriguing and feel getting him out of Coors would be a great benefit to him. He's very intriguing, but I would be a lot less intrigued if that is the asking price. Despite the splits, he is ...
by Bruno7481
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs open 2018 in Miami
Replies: 23
Views: 1132

Re: Cubs open 2018 in Miami

Back to 6 games against the White Sox including a 3 games at GRate the 2nd to last week of the season. That is the first thing that jumped out at me Edit: Also 10 game road trip to start the season? Geez The 6 games as opposed to 4 is likely due to Inter-league rotation being AL Central v. NL Centr...
by Bruno7481
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-17
Replies: 51
Views: 1669

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-17

I knew Zagunis had on base skills, but had no idea his career OBP was over .400. On a related note he is my 9 yr old son's favorite prospect. 2 years ago in Myrtle Beach we were given a tour of the clubhouse and my son just had to use the Pelicans bathrooms and he did his business at the urinal next...
by Bruno7481
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2016-2017 College Basketball Thread
Replies: 455
Views: 15376

Re: 2016-2017 College Basketball Thread

UMFan83 wrote:
Bruno7481 wrote:Tom Crean has been fired by IU.


will be interesting to see where he goes. LSU maybe?


I'm sure IU hopes he goes somewhere. I think the $4 million buyout is reduced significantly if he takes another job.
by Bruno7481
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2016-2017 College Basketball Thread
Replies: 455
Views: 15376

Re: 2016-2017 College Basketball Thread

Tom Crean has been fired by IU.
by Bruno7481
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2016-2017 College Basketball Thread
Replies: 455
Views: 15376

Re: 2016-2017 College Basketball Thread

SouthSideRyan wrote:Doesn't IU owe Crean a [expletive] of money if they fire him? They may be waiting him out hoping he heads elsewhere to save some cash.


Pretty sure the buyout is 4 million until July 1st.
by Bruno7481
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2016-2017 College Basketball Thread
Replies: 455
Views: 15376

Re: 2016-2017 College Basketball Thread

IU really bungled that. I assume they were trying to protect Crean, but I think it is too late. I think he is on his way out one way or the other. if he was going to get canned, why is IU waiting? I don't think it's going to happen this year. There just seems to be quite a bit of smoke surrounding ...
by Bruno7481
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2016-2017 College Basketball Thread
Replies: 455
Views: 15376

Re: 2016-2017 College Basketball Thread

IU really bungled that. I assume they were trying to protect Crean, but I think it is too late. I think he is on his way out one way or the other.
by Bruno7481
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now complete!)
Replies: 545
Views: 27506

Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #31)

This season, I attended the game either before or after 1) Jake Arrieta's no hitter and 2) Kris Bryant's 5-5 game with 3 HR and 2 doubles. Also in the past, I've just missed Kyle Farnsworth destroying Paul Wilson, Starlin Castro's debut, and even the game where the Peoria Chiefs faced the Dayton Dr...
by Bruno7481
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now complete!)
Replies: 545
Views: 27506

Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #32)

My list: 2003: Clemens going for 300. Choi almost dies; Karros hits a bomb to ruin #300 2013: Rizzo's Cubs debut v. Mets 2015: Game 4 NLDS clincher against STL 2016: NLCS Game 1. The switch of emotions in Wrigley from the top of the 8th to the Momtero GS in the bottom of the 8th NLCS Game 2 2016: Ga...
by Bruno7481
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3995
Views: 189358

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

In watching the postseason home run video it just hit me how similar Baez Game 7 homerun was to his Futures Game homer. While those were some dark days at the major league level, it was fun to follow the minor league system and then get a glimpse of it in the Futures Game. You knew things would get ...
by Bruno7481
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Brett Anderson deal reached, pending physical
Replies: 56
Views: 3914

Re: Brett Anderson deal reached, pending physical

He just followed the following on Twitter:

Jason Parks
Kyle Schwarber
Chicago Cubs

And....

Tomi Lahren
by Bruno7481
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Brett Anderson deal reached, pending physical
Replies: 56
Views: 3914

Re: Brett Anderson deal reached, pending physical

UMFan83 wrote:Image


He does have a point.
by Bruno7481
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Brett Anderson deal reached, pending physical
Replies: 56
Views: 3914

Brett Anderson deal reached, pending physical

Per Rosenthal on Twitter...

Obviously not an automatic physical. I'll save the "if" scenarios until he passes it.
by Bruno7481
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 1847
Views: 72742

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

Anybody been to St. Louis for a game lately? Just found out I will be in St. Louis in mid-April for a conference. The Cardinals are hosting the Pirates that week. I feel like my love of baseball will overtake my distaste for the BFIB,so I will probably catch a game. Besides, not like I'll have many ...
by Bruno7481
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2017 Cubs Convention - Now with less old people bitching at the FO (probably)
Replies: 33
Views: 1786

Re: 2017 Cubs Convention - Now with less old people bitching at the FO (probably)

Is it wrong of me that I have absolutely no desire to attend this thing? About 10 years ago my mom bought me a pass. My wife and I went up for the weekend and each day I spent a few hours there (she didn't have a pass, she spent her time on Mich. Ave). I pretty much hated it. Lots of people, boring ...
by Bruno7481
Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now complete!)
Replies: 545
Views: 27506

Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #103)

I had completely forgotten about the 7 at bats from Ryan Kalish this year.

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