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by UMFan83
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1300
Views: 62282

Re: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach

Good. Hopefully enough time to be a contributor week 1
by UMFan83
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Better Call Saul (Again)
Replies: 589
Views: 21198

Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:if I have learned one thing these past few days it's that nearly everyone I know needs to re-watch several episodes before they can talk to me about this show again


I found this helpful to jog my memory after a year away

by UMFan83
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: How much is 1 WAR worth?
Replies: 45
Views: 930

Re: How much is 1 WAR worth?

What I’m really worried about is that 23 days in a row without an off day stretch that starts in a week
by UMFan83
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General Fantasy Sports Discussions
Topic: Fantasy Football Draft/Keeper Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Fantasy Football Draft/Keeper Advice

So in our annual league last year my team got killed by injury and I decided to sell off members of my team for draft picks. I ended up with the 3rd overall pick and then the top 2 teams in my league’s second round picks so pretty much additional 1sts. So I will have 3 13 14 22 Anyways for keepers I...
by UMFan83
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: How much is 1 WAR worth?
Replies: 45
Views: 930

Re: How much is 1 WAR worth?

We knew that this could happen, we were just in a little bit of euphoric denial. Pitchers are weird and Epstein especially does not really understand them, especially in comparison to the ridiculous track record this front office has in developing position players. It's just hard not to say "m...
by UMFan83
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: How much is 1 WAR worth?
Replies: 45
Views: 930

Re: How much is 1 WAR worth?

The rotation pretty much all sucking when it was supposed to be our strength is one of the strangest things ever to me
by UMFan83
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4972
Views: 284833

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat



I love how Carrie says “if” because we’re so dong challenged that it’s a possibility they don’t hit a HR at Wrigley with him in the pen the rest of the year
by UMFan83
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-11-18
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-11-18

Random question but going to the Cougars game tonight. Any idea if there is anyone worth watching on Kane County or Burlington? It doesn’t look like it based on top prospect lists but figured I’d ask.

I miss the days when I could go to a Cougars game and see Schwarber play.
by UMFan83
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Jorge De La Rosa
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Cubs Sign Jorge De La Rosa

Looks like he is dramatically better against lefties, even this year (.927 OPS vs. righties, .716 OPS vs lefties)
by UMFan83
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Jorge De La Rosa
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Cubs Sign Jorge De La Rosa

Jeez, bad numbers. Add in the Hickey effect and he could be one of the worst pitchers ever!
by UMFan83
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1336
Views: 90637

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Duke Silver wrote:https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/some-of-my-favorite-javier-baez-statistics/


They need to hire a writer solely assigned to write about Javy already.
by UMFan83
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 23645
Views: 841074

Re: Politics & Current Events

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:


I support the Tribune's shift to an Onion-style parody newspaper
by UMFan83
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3724
Views: 204672

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

ConstableRabbit wrote:Nightengale having a great night on Twitter. Apparently JD Martinez is an mvp finalist but Trout isn’t.


by UMFan83
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 611
Views: 28373

Re: Regular Season Rumors



Would be awesome if the As won the pennant after everyone spent all year talking about the Yankees, Red Sox and Astros
by UMFan83
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1300
Views: 62282

Re: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach

*preseason performance means very little*

Fairly uninspiring first offensive and defensive possession
by UMFan83
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Video Game Thread
Replies: 1236
Views: 66520

Re: Video Game Thread

Umm yeah must buy this game as soon as it comes out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw_oH5oiUSE
by UMFan83
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 392
Views: 29376

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Brian wrote:you mean the going to be 31 year old Kershaw that already goes on the DL at least once a year?


Persistent back problems tend to just kind of go away as you get older right?
by UMFan83
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1336
Views: 90637

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Duke Silver wrote:By both bWAR and fWAR, Javy is on pace to have what would be a better season than all but one of Manny's seasons.


Holy horsefeathers that is amazing
by UMFan83
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2018 Blackhaws/NHL Off-Season Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 627

Re: 2018 Blackhaws/NHL Off-Season Thread

Stan Mikita has died :(
by UMFan83
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Will Javy Baez win NL MVP?
Replies: 28
Views: 840

Re: Will Javy Baez win NL MVP?

It looks like Javy's SB and overall baserunning contributions make up for the giant gap in walk rate. Surprised that his defensive value is so low.
by UMFan83
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1336
Views: 90637

Re: Baez impresses Baez

I feel like the Baez MVP conversation is still relatively local though. I haven't seen him get much consideration from national or out of town writers. Yeah...cant remember where but last weekend I saw an article about NL MVP Candidates and there were 5 names listed and Javy wasnt one of them. It w...
by UMFan83
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1336
Views: 90637

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Javy leads the NL in SLG at .594. This is the highest SLG% (qualified) for a Cub since Lee had a ridiculous .662 SLG in 2005. The next closest was Lee's .579 in 2009. Insane.
by UMFan83
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Better Call Saul (Again)
Replies: 589
Views: 21198

Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

Man I was so hoping he was going to say something like “hey weren’t you the lawyer for that Heisenberg guy”? Oh well either way the post-Breaking Bad scenes have ramped up the excitement quite a bit I love that we are moving somewhere with the Gene stories...I almost thought that it would be very li...
by UMFan83
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Better Call Saul (Again)
Replies: 589
Views: 21198

Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

God...after watching that last scene, this is going to be hard to see Jimmy snuffed out forever in favor of Saul. My mouth dropped when he responded to Hamlin. This show is amazing but sometimes I feel like they have too many balls in the air between the different stories of Jimmy, the cartel and Mi...
by UMFan83
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Jay Cutler: Reality TV Star thread
Replies: 25
Views: 1194

Re: The Jay Cutler: Reality TV Star thread

I love that the Bears subreddit shares clips of just the Cutler scenes for every episode. This one was his best to date. Nothing better than a bored Jay Cutler deciding to randomly drop in on his wife's employees to give them horsefeathers while she's out of town.

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