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by squally1313
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Blackhawks 2019-2020 - A New Window
Replies: 63
Views: 3938

Re: Blackhawks 2019-2020 - A New Window

hey, they've been fun and good lately! i still don't trust the defense, but the offense & goaltending have been obviously excellent in this run. Yeah it concerns me that they seem to get outshot every game, and in many cases by a lot. But if the excelling goaltending is sustainable then they mi...
by squally1313
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 71
Views: 3895

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

Out of complete boredom, I looked up what date the Cubs made their first significant transaction in the contention years. Not sure if acquiring or trading Seal Boy is a significant transaction so I included the next transaction in those years as well. 2018: November 29 (Traded Tommy La Stella to An...
by squally1313
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears at Rams SNF on NBC 7:20 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 3596

Re: Bears at Rams SNF on NBC 7:20 PM

This seems unnecessarily cruel to do this now with the game definitely over.
by squally1313
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family sucks in all kinds of ways
Replies: 443
Views: 43691

Re: The Ricketts family sucks in all kinds of ways

Counterpoint: Nah
by squally1313
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017
Replies: 132
Views: 3410

Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017



This could be awesome.
by squally1313
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: sometimes deck chairs need to be rearranged
Replies: 104
Views: 2605

Re: sometimes deck chairs need to be rearranged

I'm late to this discussion on the Astros and how they got their pitching, but it seems a little disingenuous to point to Torres, Eloy, Cease, etc as big successes of our farm system, while not mentioning that the Astros went out and got Cole, Verlander, and Greinke using, you guessed it, prospects ...
by squally1313
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: sometimes deck chairs need to be rearranged
Replies: 104
Views: 2605

Re: sometimes deck chairs need to be rearranged

The idea that they should be feathers in his cap is hinged on the end of last year, and you know it. And it would be great if that turns out to be the case long term, but come on; Happ especially is based on the tiniest of sample sizes. Both of these guys are still question marks to varying degrees...
by squally1313
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: sometimes deck chairs need to be rearranged
Replies: 104
Views: 2605

Re: sometimes deck chairs need to be rearranged

You can debate how much credit Jason McLeod should get for developing Kris Bryant, college player of the year, or the one year Kyle Schwarber spent in the minors before he made it to the pros (or the year and a half for Ian Happ). I would argue not a lot, but that's easy to say because they turned ...
by squally1313
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: sometimes deck chairs need to be rearranged
Replies: 104
Views: 2605

Re: sometimes deck chairs need to be rearranged

Sofa is going to do this better than me, but. The net contributions have been great, and have been incredibly top heavy. We drafted hitters with top 10 overall picks 5 years in a row, and all of them have contributed to our success, to obviously varying degrees. You can debate how much credit Jason ...
by squally1313
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: sometimes deck chairs need to be rearranged
Replies: 104
Views: 2605

Re: sometimes deck chairs need to be rearranged

Could arguably throw Chapman into that last group too. Character issues aside, he played a big part of getting us the title. But maybe you don't have to pay a ransom for the top reliever on the market in order to contend at that level.
by squally1313
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: sometimes deck chairs need to be rearranged
Replies: 104
Views: 2605

Re: sometimes deck chairs need to be rearranged

As far as relievers go, I think they've been a bit below average for multiple reasons, but they should've been able to avoid needing so many deals with the Kintzlers, Brachs, and Duensings of the world with better development. Starters are a little different animal. If you look at the last few year...
by squally1313
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears at Rams SNF on NBC 7:20 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 3596

Re: Bears at Rams SNF on NBC 7:20 PM

I think it has something to do with the fact that the Bears teams that have achieved moderate success in the last 10-15 years have basically been modeled after the 85 Bears...top ranked defense, middling at best offense, and so the 85 team stays in the conversation. It's probably hurting the franchi...
by squally1313
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Blackhawks 2019-2020 - A New Window
Replies: 63
Views: 3938

Re: Blackhawks 2019-2020 - A New Window

I watched about half of last night's game, it was pretty wild. They had their 2nd consecutive regulation win, which is kind of a big deal for them. And now they've sent down Boqvist to make space for Connor Murphy. That game was fun. I didn't make it past the first period but they packed a game's w...
by squally1313
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Kris Bryant is awesome and we were always right to love him
Replies: 246
Views: 30763

Re: Kris Bryant is awesome and we were always right to love him

Now that he and Boas have folded, inevitable due to leverages, it becomes time to discuss whether extending him is Worth It as far as Value. Bryant is Aging and with Aging comes Declining and only that. From there ever since he won the Golden Spikes, went two in the draft, signed a franchise record...
by squally1313
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 745
Views: 35736

Re: 2020 roster

with ballsy moves like these, the Cubs are poised to reclaim their spot atop the NL Central. It's a minor league deal where it's implied that Morrow wants to pay the Cubs back for all the time and money they've invested in him. If that's the case, there is literally no downside to this, nor does it...
by squally1313
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017
Replies: 132
Views: 3410

Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

You definitely don't want to know how many of those 41 home runs he hit at home vs how many he hit on the road, and if you find that out, you really won't want to know whether he played more games at home or on the road.
by squally1313
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 745
Views: 35736

Re: 2020 roster

https://twitter.com/chicagosports/status/1194698986780790785?s=21 with ballsy moves like these, the Cubs are poised to reclaim their spot atop the NL Central. It's a minor league deal where it's implied that Morrow wants to pay the Cubs back for all the time and money they've invested in him. If th...
by squally1313
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017
Replies: 132
Views: 3410

Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

Astros at home, 2017: .279/.340/.472 .812 OPS, 121 wRC
Astros on road, 2017: .284/.351/.483, .834 OPS, 121 wRC
by squally1313
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 745
Views: 35736

Re: 2020 roster

Isn't d'Arnaud a terrible framer or did I make that up? If we're insisting on trading Willy then plan A has to be Grandal and plan B a Caratini/Jason Castro split. I like Castro quite a bit if we go that route. This isn’t directed to you specifically, but something I’ve been wondering about is if a...
by squally1313
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 745
Views: 35736

Re: 2020 roster

Not at all. It's not proof positive he's going to be a star, but their lack of misses at the top of drafts when drafting college hitters is a validation of their ability to get MLB caliber players from that cohort. I guess I'm not sure what type of value you're assigning to Hoerner, but if we're co...
by squally1313
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 745
Views: 35736

Re: 2020 roster

If you need a reason to believe, he is a college bat that this front office drafted in the first round even when that wasn't his consensus value. Not sure if this is supposed to be sarcastic. Not at all. It's not proof positive he's going to be a star, but their lack of misses at the top of drafts ...
by squally1313
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 745
Views: 35736

Re: 2020 roster

At worst he’s likely a cheap bench/role player for a few years and we don’t need to pay the Descalso’s or Kemp’s of the world a few million to fill that role. Why is this a good outcome? He's generally considered a top 50 prospect in baseball right now and a positive outcome would be using him to s...
by squally1313
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 745
Views: 35736

Re: 2020 roster

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
The Logan wrote:What do people see in Nico Hoerner that I don't?


If you need a reason to believe, he is a college bat that this front office drafted in the first round even when that wasn't his consensus value.


Not sure if this is supposed to be sarcastic.
by squally1313
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 745
Views: 35736

Re: 2020 roster

I think the team needs more than an "easy to see a 2.5 win player". If there was any reasonable hope of expecting more than 3-3.5 wins out of each corner outfielder, then you slot Happ in there, take your 2-2.5, and hope he turns a corner. Basically it's just frustrating that you have thr...
by squally1313
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 745
Views: 35736

Re: 2020 roster

I think the team needs more than an "easy to see a 2.5 win player". If there was any reasonable hope of expecting more than 3-3.5 wins out of each corner outfielder, then you slot Happ in there, take your 2-2.5, and hope he turns a corner. Basically it's just frustrating that you have thre...

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