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by David
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Chicago Bears offseason
Replies: 503
Views: 31741

Re: Chicago Bears offseason

apparently this is what phil emery looks like now?

by David
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 All Star thread
Replies: 11
Views: 477

Re: 2019 All Star thread

josh bell is good now? huh.
by David
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2018-19 NBA Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 12644

Re: 2018-19 NBA Thread

Pretty pleased with my bet on Toronto at +230 when it was 1-1.

Obviously that means GSW will come back and win.
by David
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 125
Views: 4451

Re: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore

I was sure Kelton would be awesome because his name sounded like Helton.
by David
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 186
Views: 5887

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

was just checking In to see people's thoughts on the Kimbrel signing, nice to see it devolved into some kind of anti-trump thread fairly quickly, I guess things are pretty much as terrible as ever... See you guys in a couple years when Trump is your president again... nice to see you're still a nut...
by David
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 186
Views: 5887

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

as of April '17 https://twitter.com/ryanhannable/status/849003501833379840 So he may be interested in the Trump fundraiser this weekend. Ted Nugent may be a deranged lunatic but Stranglehold is an awesome song and iirc didn't Rivera or some other bigtime closer used to come out to it? How the hell ...
by David
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 186
Views: 5887

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.
by David
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bote Extended
Replies: 25
Views: 1528

Re: Bote Extended

so far this year, in ~50 games, fangraphs has his production worth $7.6M
by David
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 186
Views: 5887

Re: Kimbrel?

Morosi is on the Score saying that he's got another source, separate from Rosenthal's, who thinks the Cubs are frontrunners for Kimbrel.

I think he said it was another MLB executive who has been involved in the talks.
by David
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 186
Views: 5887

Re: Kimbrel?

I know its a pipe dream and who knows if Morrow is even alive much less in line to return but how awesome would this set up be in October: 9th - Kimbrel 8th - Morrow 7th - Strop 6th - Cishek Get Will Smith or Doolittle too for what little it's worth, matt spiegel was on for transition with the park...
by David
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 234
Views: 7015

Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Draft vaguely reminds me of our 2008 draft (Cashner, Shafer, Chris Carpenter, Justin Bristow early on). I actually liked that draft at the time, so I'll reserve judgment on this one, but time obviously hasn't made that class look all that great. I'm just curious what their plan is with all these ar...
by David
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 125
Views: 4451

Re: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore

one game in and he's assured himself a spot on the season highlight video
by David
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 125
Views: 4451

Re: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Schwarber Fan wrote:I like this move. Good numbers at Wrigley IIRC


.245 .290 .553 .843



this is damn near impossible for me to believe. i feel like he donged every time up.
by David
Thu May 30, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 125
Views: 4451

Re: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore

I most remember Trachsel from my first game at Wrigley Field. My dad was teaching me how to keep score. After Brian Hunter lead off the game with a double my dad turned to me and said, “Well, there goes the no hitter.” Only hit the Astros got that day. https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHN/C...
by David
Thu May 30, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 125
Views: 4451

Re: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore

i remember trachsel most for having an even/odd year thing
by David
Thu May 30, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 125
Views: 4451

Re: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore

If nothing else, he can join Phil Nevin, Joe Nathan, Dan Haren, and Jason Kendall (among others) on the All Wasn’t he a Cub for a Minute? Team. crazier than all of these combined, for me, is that steve trachsel was briefly on the 2007 team. https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2398/2222216831_5ac660b8e2_b...
by David
Thu May 30, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 125
Views: 4451

Re: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore

let this be our 2019 edmonds
by David
Wed May 29, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Billy Buckner passed away
Replies: 36
Views: 1614

Re: Billy Buckner passed away

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:Dad's are funny. Mine is steadfast in his belief that momentum is real and losing the first game of a 3-game set means you've basically lost the series.


well, i mean, it does, kinda...definitely dramatically increases the likelihood. but it's because of the most basic math, not momentum.
by David
Wed May 29, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Billy Buckner passed away
Replies: 36
Views: 1614

Re: Billy Buckner passed away

espn's bottom line scroll had his 86 error as the first thing mentioned next to his death announcement. ridiculously horsefeathers.
by David
Wed May 29, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Billy Buckner passed away
Replies: 36
Views: 1614

Re: Billy Buckner passed away

Whenever I watch baseball with my dad, one of his most common refrains if a Cubs batter has two strikes is how he wants them to, "just make some contact," regardless of whether it's a situation where making a contact out instead of striking out means anything. Some people just still get t...
by David
Wed May 15, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6059
Views: 446735

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I really don't care who is at fault. Divorces happen. Wondering for those who have gotten divorced, how long do you get to be away from your job while dealing with it? Like is Zobrist gone for more than a month, or does the dude need to get back to work? how long before we stop comparing major leag...
by David
Mon May 13, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1685
Views: 154265

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Before the axe handle stuff came out, Bryant was also crediting him directly with identifying some issues (pre swing movement iirc) that were contributing to his struggles

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