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by squally1313
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 29806
Views: 1396316

Re: Politics & Current Events

Why not both? If you stayed home and pouted and let Donald horsefeathering Trump become president you're part of the problem. Because a majority of Americans simply don't vote at all, ever, so I'm not worried about micromanaging which particular subset to be REALLY mad at, and especially not for th...
by squally1313
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6082
Views: 450018

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

It’s weird, Heyward is having a relatively Ho-hum season, but adding another 20-30 points to his OPS like he’s done every successive year as a Cub. He’ll run into a home run every week or so. By the end of the contract, who knows, he may break an .800 OPS Agreed, the offensive numbers would be fine...
by squally1313
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6082
Views: 450018

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

We have 5 players with 15 Dongs or more, no other team has more than 3. That's kinda cool. Both and Heyward could make it 6 or 7 relatively soon if they get on a heater, Bote is at 9 and Heyward is at 10. Surely this cannot be true?!?! One more and he ties his high in a Cubs uniform! (weeps quietly)
by squally1313
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4734
Views: 344965

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Adding onto this, the last horsefeathers glove corner outfielder to be a real MVP consideration is probably Jose Bautista? Like you have to be an absolutely incredible hitter to be *THAT* valuable when your defensive value is so limited. I feel like I'm the only one actually looking at Eloy's perfo...
by squally1313
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4734
Views: 344965

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

But a floor of 35 WAR and 434 home runs is just insane. Who in their right mind would make *that* specific a comp? The comp is way more general - Gonzalez was a big tall COF, top 5 prospect in baseball, and had the high average/meh walks/big power/bad defense thing going on If you would have just s...
by squally1313
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4734
Views: 344965

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Wait, is it a crazy comp based on Gonzalez's name recognition or something else? I think it's a way more apt comp in size, pedigree, and skills, especially offense, than Schwarber I mean, I understand that in hindsight, or probably even at the time, Juan Gonzalez was a very flawed player who accumu...
by squally1313
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4734
Views: 344965

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Oh, you're almost definitely under selling it and not by a small amount. Okay Steve Stone Ha. I was in the "he's definitely a 2-3 WAR guy who might get to 4+ in a couple prime years" camp up until he kept tearing it up last year. .337/.384/.577 with a 15(!!!!)% K rate in AA/AAA from a guy...
by squally1313
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 29806
Views: 1396316

Re: Politics & Current Events

Maybe I'm missing the context here, but I did not see that at all. What exactly did Biden say about Eastland? He praised the civility with which they got things done together. It was gross. This was hours after telling a bunch of rich donors that nothing would fundamentally change if he was elected...
by squally1313
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 29806
Views: 1396316

Re: Politics & Current Events

Regardless of the bigger context, which you appeared to miss, why is there anything wrong with Democrats criticizing other Democrats at this point in time, which is still the beginning of the nomination process? How do you think these Democratic debates should go? Biden is bad, and should not get th...
by squally1313
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4734
Views: 344965

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Schwarber would be less valuable in the AL/as a DH only because he adds positive value on defense and you’d be taking that away. Come on, man; how long does one season's worth of a Fangraphs defensive rating get to be the sort of thing you can hang a statement like this on? Whatever you do, don't l...
by squally1313
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4734
Views: 344965

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

jersey cubs fan wrote:
squally1313 wrote:What do you mean by "much more valuable" in the AL?

please do not restart this conversation

Fair. If he just stated that normally, I'd be more likely to just be like 'well that's wrong, but whatever'. But it's the whole 'as I've said many times' thing that bugs me.
by squally1313
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4734
Views: 344965

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

To repeat what has been said - he'ss 22 years old with less than 200 PA in the majors. Also, he's playing on a team that can allow him time to grow and he's playing in a league that uses the DH. It's way too early to make predictions on what kind of career he will have, but he certainly looks like ...
by squally1313
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4734
Views: 344965

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

I swear it looks like he took something off that last swing...it was almost Ichiro-esque in putting the ball right where he wanted.
by squally1313
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2018-19 NBA Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 13223

Re: 2018-19 NBA Thread

So I get that while all the Webber comparisons are good and funny, Green wasn't the only one calling for a timeout (two other players and Kerr were all doing it, too), and it really was the only shot the Warriors had at that point of pulling of a miracle. That said, what IS funny is I think that if...
by squally1313
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 6355

Re: Trade targets 2019

JMO but there is no one on the farm Theo should balk at moving for an impact piece that helps the big league club (all caveats about quality of return, how long controlled, etc., etc. apply of course). This is far from fully thought out, but I think given the current roster, it would take a major i...
by squally1313
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 29806
Views: 1396316

Re: Politics & Current Events

Well if I'm reading it right, he's saying that in the situation where a Dem wins the presidency, the Democrats would be slight favorites to take back the Senate (given the voting conditions necessary for a Dem presidential victory). Which is...encouraging.
by squally1313
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 29806
Views: 1396316

Re: Politics & Current Events

Say what you will about his expertise, but this is somewhat surprising and not really what I thought.

by squally1313
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 29806
Views: 1396316

Re: Politics & Current Events

Yeah Banedon is pretty spot on. It'd be incredibly beneficial for people like Beto and Bullock and Bullock and Hickenlooper and (names 9 other people) to either maintain or try to pick up Senate seats as opposed to this ego trip they are on where the best case scenario is they get a good laugh in th...
by squally1313
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 All Star thread
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: 2019 All Star thread

It is definitely a symptom of entitled fandom where I want zero Cubs making the all star game this year.
by squally1313
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4734
Views: 344965

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Good for him. Great story for a dude who seems to be really liked among the players and media.

Apropos of nothing, here's a picture of Bryan Lahair.

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by squally1313
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: David Ortiz shot and wounded in DR
Replies: 23
Views: 911

Re: David Ortiz shot and wounded in DR

The_Achiever wrote:I didn't realize I'd get so much pushback on this! Maybe using the time he got shot isn't the best time to introduce my David Ortiz hot take. :-"


MAYBE?!?
by squally1313
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 186
Views: 6255

Re: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option

Someone tried to ask Kimbrel about the Trump rally at Wrigley and Theo shut it down pretty quickly, said he could make himself available after for whatever other questions. it's not great but it's not a rally, campaign/donor people have a suite at the game. Yeah I think the person asking the questi...
by squally1313
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 186
Views: 6255

Re: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option

Someone tried to ask Kimbrel about the Trump rally at Wrigley and Theo shut it down pretty quickly, said he could make himself available after for whatever other questions.
by squally1313
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 186
Views: 6255

Re: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option

https://twitter.com/MLBBruceLevine/status/1136674705098850304 so, wasn't kimbrel just doing demos for interested teams? Is he really just getting off the couch now? Seems odd to me that he would need that much time to get ready. I don't think there's a lot of upside in communicating some super aggr...
by squally1313
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 186
Views: 6255

Re: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option

he might just think it's a cool song and not care or even think about nugent's politics that said, independently of that, there's still like a 99.99999% chance this white dude from alabama owns several MAGA hats. Have you ever known anyone to like Ted Nugent’s music? Confession: The Blackhawks, if ...

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