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by UMFan83
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 15075
Views: 401673

Re: Politics & Current Events



Oof. Feel bad making fun of him during comey testimony now.
by UMFan83
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Random In-season Musings and Rumors
Replies: 256
Views: 11395

Re: Random In-season Musings and Rumors

i don't know, i'd be thrilled to have him, but would be worried about overpaying for him when we're a coin flip to even make the playoffs this season Coin flip? We're only 3 games behind Milwaukee in the loss column. Even BP has us at 60% for making the playoffs and they are the most pessimistic of...
by UMFan83
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Random In-season Musings and Rumors
Replies: 256
Views: 11395

Re: Random In-season Musings and Rumors

Tim wrote:A Britton/Davis back of the pen would be pretty amazing.


and Britton is under control for next year so good replacement for Davis if we don't extend him
by UMFan83
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3010
Views: 137273

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:He's second in OPS amongst catchers in the NL behind Buster Posey.


And 2nd in MLB amongst catchers in fWAR although a lot of that is defensive value.
by UMFan83
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3010
Views: 137273

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Does Willson have his own thread yet? I would create one but I can't think of a clever title for it. Anyways, in the last month Willson has hit like a superstar. From June 16 to July 16: .356/.411/.690/1.101, 8 2B, 7 HR Yes his BABIP is .393 over that stretch but IDGAF. After a really slow start, Wi...
by UMFan83
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 2104
Views: 95982

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

bukie wrote:It's July 16, and the Giants have not won a single game this year started by Madison Bumgarner.


Yeah but neither have the Cubs
by UMFan83
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 2104
Views: 95982

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Jeez, just noticed the Dodgers are 28-4 since June 7. They are scary good which will make their inevitable playoff collapse more funny.
by UMFan83
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1646
Views: 84181

Re: The Cardinals

I'm that dork who basically acts like 50% might as well be 0%. So many convos with my wife go like this: Wife - Can I use your charger? Me - No I still need to charge my phone Wife - Well mines at 1% what is yours at? *looks and sees its at 53% Me - Only like 10% Wife - What? You've been charging i...
by UMFan83
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 631
Views: 25206

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

Even I scoffed. Super weird I don't remember the details of a trade from nine years ago. This trade was a board highlight. A poster said that he called the Tribune Company switchboard and the secretary said a trade was imminent. We all laughed and the poster relied not to poke fun because he had ca...
by UMFan83
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 631
Views: 25206

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

Maybe I'm just missing some obvious examples, but I cannot think of too many trades that the Cubs have made that I regret that we made. Like even the Harden deal, he gave us like 25 quality starts and could only go like 4 innings in the playoffs before falling off the rails and if you look at WAR th...
by UMFan83
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 273
Views: 7783

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

bd811 wrote:
CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Quintana is going to wear 62 with the Cubs.

Should've traded for Archer since he wears a real number.


wow i thought they retired bob howry's number.


only because the poop emoji wasn't invented yet
by UMFan83
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 631
Views: 25206

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

David wrote:hey guys, fun fact, the cubs once traded mark derosa for chris archer

that's nuts did you guys know that?


Did you know the Cubs once just gave away Josh Hamilton to the Reds for cash?
by UMFan83
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 631
Views: 25206

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

David wrote:
TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:every time we trade with oakland im like wow we gave up nothing

so who knows


it's funny I feel the same way considering we gave up what ended up being a future perennial mvp candidate for harden


More importantly Matt Murton and a poster's son
by UMFan83
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 631
Views: 25206

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

can't see what package we could put together at this point without dealing an MLBer but billy beane has done some weird horsefeathers so who knows If any team could make it work, it'd probably be Oakland with their penchant for guys who don't necessarily have super high ceilings, although I agree i...
by UMFan83
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3010
Views: 137273

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Jesus, what a click bait, hot take troll. https://twitter.com/MorrisseyCST/status/885574350396641281 It’s a trade that is all about the future, which is fine if the future is what floats your boat. And it apparently floats an armada, judging by Cubs fans’ reaction to the trade on social media. But ...
by UMFan83
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 273
Views: 7783

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

Everyone knows theres about an 85% chance Quintana allows a run in the first inning of his first start and there will be 4 variations of "I guess he's officially a cub" jokes made in the game thread right?
by UMFan83
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 273
Views: 7783

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

This is the best one IMO: Yeah this totally makes sense for the Cubs. That doesn't mean it isn't a deal that will hurt them long term though. I just look at it with Brewer colored glasses on. Next year we start to really break in the prospects, the year after they get stretched out to playing a ful...
by UMFan83
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 273
Views: 7783

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

davell wrote:https://twitter.com/MattSnyderCBS/status/885568143216832513

Did this actually happen?



Yep someone said they heard Quintana to the Cubs for 4 prospects last night on White Sox Reddit

https://www.reddit.com/r/whitesox/comme ... h=43044eb4
by UMFan83
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 273
Views: 7783

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

Just curious- do you guys think this would have been enough to get Sale in the offseason, or did the Cubs give up less for Quintana than the Red Sox did for Sale? The Red Sox offer was better. moncada is at worst on PT with Jimenez but a majority still have Moncada slightly higher plus he's much cl...
by UMFan83
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 273
Views: 7783

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

Meh trade imo. I always thought Quintana was more of a #3 on a good team and I think we paid the price of getting an ace. Would MUCH rather have Archer, who might've been available in 2 weeks. Our farm system is now in the bottom 5 in baseball. We havent had very good drafts in the past 5 years out...
by UMFan83
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 273
Views: 7783

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

So Arrieta and Lackey make about $31m this year and will be off the books. Quintana will make ~10m a year each of the next 3 years. Obviously we'd still need to fill a rotation spot but thats $21m in surplus funds for.....Harper? Where's the other 24m? Hopefully the Cubs have the payroll flexibilit...
by UMFan83
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 273
Views: 7783

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

Goodbye buddy

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by UMFan83
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 273
Views: 7783

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

jersey cubs fan wrote:https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/885554407550726146


Glad I can get both my mom and Ken Rosenthal's takes on the trade in one place.
by UMFan83
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 273
Views: 7783

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

cbbryan wrote:
Tim wrote:I'm okay with trading away Eloy + Cease. But I more like Quintana than love him.

This is where I'm at too.


Since 2013, Quintana has the 7th highest WAR amongst starting pitchers.

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