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by squally1313
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread
Replies: 258
Views: 32374

Re: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread

I'm confused...it's 55 points lower than his career average? While hitting essentially the same amount of hard hit balls? I mean...if you want to buy that he's a 10 HR/year guy now, then sure, let's get concerned. But I'm pretty far from there.
by squally1313
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 57872

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

So basically we're at 'I don't like the stats' and then 'well I assume there was someone better that we should have traded for'. Which also conveniently ignores the point of...who are you trading to get these upgrades after you expertly identified that weak players that still held enough value to ge...
by squally1313
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Bat Flip Thread
Replies: 192
Views: 28736

Re: Bat Flip Thread

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:Never in my life did I expect to see a tweet from Corey Black

Oh he's been bad tweeting for years now. Surprised you haven't seen them pop up around these parts before.
by squally1313
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 57872

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Schwarber could have still been valuable to the Braves and also it's obvious since day one that Schwarber is a DH. Those two opinions, back to back, definitely don't contradict at all.
by squally1313
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 57872

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

My point about trading Schwarber (and Russell) back when they had trade value was based on the fact that they were both easily replaced while giving us solid ML pitching (or top pitching prospects). Schwarber always has been the epitome of a DH in a league that doesn't use a DH. Russell's obvious r...
by squally1313
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 57872

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

When we're able to sadly boil it down in hindsight as that the Cubs were saddled with a bizarrely terrible Heyward for multiple years, and were limited to only replacing someone like Schwarber internally, yeah, it looks like they effectively had no choice. That is not, however, the ideal way we wer...
by squally1313
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 57872

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

My point about trading Schwarber (and Russell) back when they had trade value was based on the fact that they were both easily replaced while giving us solid ML pitching (or top pitching prospects). Schwarber always has been the epitome of a DH in a league that doesn't use a DH. Russell's obvious r...
by squally1313
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 28861
Views: 1299483

Re: Politics & Current Events

IMO, VP is such a neutered position that I wouldn't want Warren to get stuck there. I actually think that's the right spot for one of the younger candidates who doesn't get the nod, to ideally set them up to be able to run with a bigger profile. It doesn't have to be a neutered position. It all dep...
by squally1313
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 57872

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

The problem with the Cubs last year and the first month of this season are NOT as Schwarber, Almora, Happ, Contreras, Heyward, Darvish, Quintana, Edwards, Morrow or anyone else not named Bryzzo. Those guys are the fuel of the offense that runs everything else and has a huge impact on the other play...
by squally1313
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 57872

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

You can trade major league talent (who have major league roles) if you have minor league talent there to step in and take over. When you trade the minor league talent, if you trade the major league talent you're left having to sign the Daniel Descalsos of the world. I'm not going to try and go back ...
by squally1313
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 57872

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

I'm not saying they're supposed to magically know which guys aren't going to pan out; I'm saying the assumption should be that some of those guys weren't going pan out because that's baseball, and the prudent thing to do is to take the inherent gamble on who they think that guy or guys might be and...
by squally1313
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 28861
Views: 1299483

Re: Politics & Current Events

Sanders is fine, I guess, and I would vote for him vs. Trump 10 times out of 10. But all things being even close to equal, I'd prefer a non-white, non-male, non-straight and/or non-old person if at all possible Do you have someone in mind? It's really disappointing to me that Warren seems to have b...
by squally1313
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 57872

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

I'm not at all opposed to criticizing Theo/Jed...the failure to develop a single pitcher, what looks to be multiple misses in free agency, and that's before getting into things like Chapman, Murphy, Russell. But it's easy to look back at Happ/Almora/Schwarber/Russell now and be like 'well inevitabl...
by squally1313
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 28861
Views: 1299483

Re: Politics & Current Events

Sanders is fine, I guess, and I would vote for him vs. Trump 10 times out of 10. But all things being even close to equal, I'd prefer a non-white, non-male, non-straight and/or non-old person if at all possible Man, Ive never given a second’s thought to what race, sex, or orientation I want my next...
by squally1313
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 28861
Views: 1299483

Re: Politics & Current Events

Sanders is fine, I guess, and I would vote for him vs. Trump 10 times out of 10. But all things being even close to equal, I'd prefer a non-white, non-male, non-straight and/or non-old person if at all possible Do you have someone in mind? It's really disappointing to me that Warren seems to have b...
by squally1313
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 57872

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

I'm not angry at him; I'm annoyed with the FO. Or for not trading him when his value was high? That, and it applies potentially to multiple guys on the team. I get the video game appeal of fielding a team of almost nothing but homegrown stud bats, but that's not something likely to pan out, and it'...
by squally1313
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 28861
Views: 1299483

Re: Politics & Current Events

Sanders is fine, I guess, and I would vote for him vs. Trump 10 times out of 10. But all things being even close to equal, I'd prefer a non-white, non-male, non-straight and/or non-old person if at all possible Do you have someone in mind? It's really disappointing to me that Warren seems to have b...
by squally1313
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 57872

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

I'm not angry at him; I'm annoyed with the FO. For drafting him? Or for not trading him when his value was high? Or for not trading him not that his value is lowered? Or some other reason? For not trading him when people thought he was the second coming of Babe Ruth. I suggested trading both Russel...
by squally1313
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread
Replies: 37
Views: 3066

Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

https://twitter.com/pnutfinger/status/1118224326044672002 Jason Heyward having a barrel rate of 2.9% for an entire year is so funny to me. I don't really know what the normative line for an average major leaguer but the fact that Jason Heyward only got the barrel of his bat on one ball out of 50 th...
by squally1313
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5761
Views: 414278

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

We probably can't afford him, but in the hypothetical world where we could, how does it work this early in the season? I keep thinking back to August/September waivers, where it's based on your record...does that apply this early on? Or is this a different situation entirely?
by squally1313
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Rants
Topic: Work Jerks
Replies: 118
Views: 6852

Re: Work Jerks

Banedon wrote:
Derwood wrote:If companies gave adequate meal breaks and mid-day breaks, people wouldn't have to eat at their desks like filthy animals


Filthy animals eat at their desks?

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by squally1313
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 57872

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

The window where his numbers were "great" was due to an even tinier sample size than the one you're griping about people reacting to. 3 games in March: .417 .462 1.000 1.462 11 games so far in April: .125 .205 .200 .405 He's projecting to be lucky to be a 2 WAR guy out there. He wasn't go...
by squally1313
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 28861
Views: 1299483

Re: Politics & Current Events

Too big to quote the above about the immigrants/sanctuary cities, but another banner day for the White House who has spent the last 12ish hours denying that this was ever seriously considered, just thrown out as a suggestion, etc. And then... https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/11167422809190...
by squally1313
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 3256
Views: 203076

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

Wait are you a switch hitter too?
by squally1313
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Albie(s) Getting Paid
Replies: 23
Views: 631

Re: Albie(s) Getting Paid

I doubt they did this on purpose, but showing no interest in FA and making it a hellscape for older players is looking real smart right now. Maybe the owners did this on purpose... "I doubt" to "maybe" in two sentences....this was definitely part of the plan. I mean it's also on...

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