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by squally1313
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 79
Views: 1684

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

CubsWin wrote:Can we discuss this logically yet or is the knee jerk hysteria still going?

Were we not being logical when we all said this was an incredibly stupid idea?
by squally1313
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 79
Views: 1684

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

trying to build a ten-year contention window or whatever is almost always a complete failure and I get sick of teams attempting to draw out a window rather than cashing in on one. Trading Kris Bryant now so you can hope to be better position in 2021 is most likely going to end with 85 wins in 2019 ...
by squally1313
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 466
Views: 21618

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

What does most of that even mean
by squally1313
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 79
Views: 1684

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Fine I’ll take Soto
by squally1313
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 466
Views: 21618

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

To repeat myself for the 87th time, Quintana was a top 30 pitcher by fWAR last year and is going to make about the same amount as Tyler Chatwood this year.
by squally1313
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33102
Views: 1736566

Re: Politics & Current Events

https://www.google.com/amp/s/newrepubli ... ey-problem

Based on this (spot on) article, I think the book you’re looking for is ‘Smartest Guys in the Room’.
by squally1313
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Rants
Topic: Wife’s TV watching habits
Replies: 53
Views: 5831

Re: Wife’s TV watching habits

Credit where credit is due....my wife had someone talk her into starting Shameless...and she, in turn, got me to start watching it with her. It's going to take forever for us to get caught up on it...we're midway through season 2...but that's a pretty damn fun show. It gets unwatchable bad. I fell ...
by squally1313
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33102
Views: 1736566

Re: Politics & Current Events

CyHawk_Cub wrote:

ELI5, he asks, knowing he will most likely hate the answer.
by squally1313
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33102
Views: 1736566

Re: Politics & Current Events

If you look at the 2016 map, the only blue states that I can even remotely see as risks to flip would be Nevada and New Mexico, and both just elected D senators(one flipping the seat) by solid margins. Even then they combine for 11 votes. On the other hand, you have: Pennsylvania (20): D the previo...
by squally1313
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NBA 2019-20 Season Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 2504

Re: NBA 2019-20 Season Thread

CoolHandLuke wrote:You dodo, if that expanded court happens they aren't going to charge third row prices for the new front row.

Not sure if this was directed at me, but eliminating the last two rows of court side seats is still a pretty big blow to the bottom line.
by squally1313
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NBA 2019-20 Season Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 2504

Re: NBA 2019-20 Season Thread

Derwood wrote:I'm not sure moving the line back will help. Players are already shooting from 2 feet behind the line

I’m not sure moving the fences back will help. Players are already hitting home runs into the second deck.
by squally1313
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 33102
Views: 1736566

Re: Politics & Current Events

https://twitter.com/AmbJohnBolton/status/1197946364669370368 I am so horsefeathering tired of all these terrible people being fully complicit in terrible decisions and policies for years and years trying to turn around and be like 'Trump is bad now, give me money and attention'. This guy belongs in...
by squally1313
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 913
Views: 52109

Re: 2020 roster

I mean, we think we just disagree on his ability, and if we disagree on how to properly value players (bWAR vs fWAR), we probably aren't going to come to some sort of middle ground. If you're a FG guy, he was the 26th best pitcher in baseball last year. Over the last two years, he's the 29th best pi...
by squally1313
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Blackhawks 2019-2020 - A New Window
Replies: 80
Views: 6261

Re: Blackhawks 2019-2020 - A New Window

Jonathan Toews did not seem particularly happy about the Hawks deciding to only dress 11 forwards. “I mean, things were going pretty good with four lines and the lineup that we had. You’ll have to ask the coaches on that one.” Yeah, that's all of the core that have publicly complained about Collito...
by squally1313
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 913
Views: 52109

Re: 2020 roster

That's a 5.13/3.14/3.63 performance Yeah, that's why I brought it up. It's a nice microcosm of his career - periphs that hang in there to give the presentable or better FIP, an ERA above the FIP, and nothing in there to really believe some force of nature was working against him or anything to get ...
by squally1313
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 913
Views: 52109

Re: 2020 roster

He had a lower ERA than FIP in 2018. Basically if I'm looking at his rate numbers for 2018 and 2019, especially knowing how the power environment exploded from 2018 to 2019 (1200 more home runs), it's hard for me to trust bWAR when it says Quintana had a better 2018 than 2019. He had bad sequencing...
by squally1313
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 913
Views: 52109

Re: 2020 roster

His finish to the season pretty much sums up how I feel about Quintana: 54.1 IP / 5 HRs / 54 Ks / 11 BBs (oh look everything's fine and then) / 67 H / 5.13 ERA / 37 RS / 28% LDs That's a 5.13/3.14/3.63 performance with a .360 BABIP and a 58.9 LOB%, both of which would be the worst in baseball over ...
by squally1313
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 913
Views: 52109

Re: 2020 roster

Well there's no point in getting involved with that type of conversation, but I've always been under the impression that bWAR focuses more on what actually happened, more results based, whereas fWAR is better suited for predicting future performance. For all the talk of the home run surge, his HR/9...
by squally1313
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 466
Views: 21618

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

If I'm a White Sox fan, there better be some trades coming. They drafted a first baseman, Vaughn, 3rd overall like, a year ago, and he's close to being ready. And then you have Zack Collins, drafted 10th overall, who came up as a catcher but looks to be more of a Schwarber type, emergency only catch...
by squally1313
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 913
Views: 52109

Re: 2020 roster

Any of the first three can bring back 2020 help, the last one is throwing the towel in on 2020-2021 so might as well get the prospects with the upsides That said I'd be happy for returns that reflect the players: Contreras - Someone cheap with a clear skill the 2020 Cubs can use, say CF defense, bu...
by squally1313
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Blackhawks 2019-2020 - A New Window
Replies: 80
Views: 6261

Re: Blackhawks 2019-2020 - A New Window

If you're scoring goals with the line up you have, why make a change like going with 7 defensemen? I guess it could vaguely maybe make sense in some sort of "show the boys that I'll sabotage our chances to win to make a point" sort of way. Maybe Colliton just watched that scene from Hoosi...
by squally1313
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 913
Views: 52109

Re: 2020 roster

I still think all of this trade talk (Contreras, Quintana, Schwarber, Bryant, etc.) had better bring back immediate help for 2020-2021 and not just prospects with upsides. Any of the first three can bring back 2020 help, the last one is throwing the towel in on 2020-2021 so might as well get the pr...
by squally1313
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NBA 2019-20 Season Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 2504

Re: NBA 2019-20 Season Thread

And eliminate like 2 rows of the most expensive seats in the building? Yeah, good luck with that.
by squally1313
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 913
Views: 52109

Re: 2020 roster

Both good points. I just don't really trust any of our starting options outside of Yu, Hendricks, and Quintana, and I'm not a big fan of getting rid of one of them when there is still at least one hole to fill. I think Segura's value would take a hit moving from short over to second, and I think tha...
by squally1313
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 913
Views: 52109

Re: 2020 roster

Segura has 3/45 or so left, they apparently are in on Didi and want to move Kingery back to the IF. Like last year, he still would be a really nice target for us at 2B if they are looking to reshuffle things a bit/move money around. Something around some combo of Q, Bote, Happ and some smaller piec...

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