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by David
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4180
Views: 202624

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I know generally speaking batting order doesn't overly matter... but if we are going to assume Schwarber/Bryant/Rizzo top 3 most of the time vs RHP do you guys think the pitcher batting 8th will get any thought to get that "extra leadoff guy" in front of those 3? We completely went away f...
by David
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Hosmer to the Padres - 8 Years $144M
Replies: 48
Views: 823

Re: Hosmer to the Padres - 8 Years $144M

I don't think it's a terrible deal if they can actually get him to start lifting the ball more and stop hitting so many damn groundballs. I don't know if you want to tinker with his swing, but it feels like he should be way better. He also seems like a good defensive 1B, but the defensive metrics d...
by David
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings (BA, Fangraphs, BP)
Replies: 106
Views: 4608

Re: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings (BA, Fangraphs, BP)

I thought ademan was a pitcher for a long time
by David
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Hosmer to the Padres - 8 Years $144M
Replies: 48
Views: 823

Re: Offseason Transactions

I don't disagree... But few thought it was a good contract at the time, and in hindsight, I don't think anyone would have done it again (we got what, maybe 2 WAR from the last four or five years we had him? ). At the time, I would have preferred opening up the pocketbook a year or two earlier and n...
by David
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Hosmer to the Padres - 8 Years $144M
Replies: 48
Views: 823

Re: Hosmer to the Padres - 8 Years $144M

Cubswin11 wrote:
Tim wrote:Yep...that aaron guy is pretty smart. Wish he posted here! ;)

Damn, I forgot that was Duke's name. Good summation Duke.


i totally just thought you were kidding/being facetious
by David
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Hosmer to the Padres - 8 Years $144M
Replies: 48
Views: 823

Re: Offseason Transactions

I'm not defending Hendry, but there's a humongous difference between those 2 moves. At least the Cubs signed a bunch that off season. Bought themselves into being the favorites. Plus, Sori was a hell of a lot better player than Hosmer. I don't disagree... But few thought it was a good contract at t...
by David
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Hosmer to the Padres - 8 Years $144M
Replies: 48
Views: 823

Re: Offseason Transactions

Padres fans now know how I felt when we signed Soriano... Ownership picking the wrong year and the wrong guy to open the pocketbook for. I'm not defending Hendry, but there's a humongous difference between those 2 moves. At least the Cubs signed a bunch that off season. Bought themselves into being...
by David
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Hosmer to the Padres - 8 Years $144M
Replies: 48
Views: 823

Re: Offseason Transactions

Padres fans now know how I felt when we signed Soriano... Ownership picking the wrong year and the wrong guy to open the pocketbook for. They immediately won the division the next two years. How was it the wrong year? wrong year in the sense that soriano was the best free agent out there. to this d...
by David
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Hosmer to the Padres - 8 Years $144M
Replies: 48
Views: 823

Re: Offseason Transactions

are we really at the point where we're megathreading a $150M 8 year free agent signing in an offseason where nothing has happened? i think i'm going to crusade against these things again It’s a player who doesn’t affect us signing with a team that doesn’t affect us. I’m fine with the mega thread ye...
by David
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Hosmer to the Padres - 8 Years $144M
Replies: 48
Views: 823

Re: Offseason Transactions

are we really at the point where we're megathreading a $150M 8 year free agent signing in an offseason where nothing has happened?

i think i'm going to crusade against these things again
by David
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Hosmer to the Padres - 8 Years $144M
Replies: 48
Views: 823

Hosmer to the Padres - 8 Years $144M

https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/965077975917121536 https://twitter.com/JonHeyman/status/965169876867407872 I can't decide what I think of this in terms of value. This isn't a horrific deal if he can be the 2015 and 2017 guy much more often than the 2014 and 2016 guy. And yet I'm still incredib...
by David
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Sports Media Thread
Replies: 1027
Views: 39198

Re: Sports Media Thread



I guess Baldy has never heard of Mark Gonzales (or filters)
by David
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates
Replies: 156
Views: 5660

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Went to look up tickets to that first Cubs/Brewers series in Milwaukee and this came up as my section...lol

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(yes i know it stands for field infield box)
by David
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4180
Views: 202624

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

SouthSideRyan wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:
I could have sworn in reason years theyve disproportionately raised prices on those seats.


They have for those and bleachers. The new best value is the front of 200

that's actually where our seats are. i still miss the upper deck IF though.
by David
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4180
Views: 202624

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

by David
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Spring Training Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 3058

Re: The Spring Training Thread


it almost looks like theo is taking the throws at first...


by David
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 426
Views: 13528

Re: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach

by David
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4180
Views: 202624

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Not sure if this should be its own thread. A group of friends and I are looking to make a weekendish trip to Wrigley this year. I'm the only member of the group that has been before. We don't really care about a particular series. Would like to do Thurs-Fri-Sat, but I know there aren't many Thursda...
by David
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4180
Views: 202624

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Looking through Baseball Reference and it seems that I had erased from my mind that Luis Valbuena was our primary 3B for the three seasons before Bryant. When I think of Valbuena, the first thing that still comes to my mind is that breakout series he had against the Cubs in 2009 as a member of the ...
by David
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4180
Views: 202624

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Looking through Baseball Reference and it seems that I had erased from my mind that Luis Valbuena was our primary 3B for the three seasons before Bryant. You won't believe who we traded him for! My memory for trades and transactions is basically non-existent. For all of the trivial, useless stuff t...
by David
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4180
Views: 202624

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Derwood wrote:Looking through Baseball Reference and it seems that I had erased from my mind that Luis Valbuena was our primary 3B for the three seasons before Bryant.


You won't believe who we traded him for!
by David
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4180
Views: 202624

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

by David
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Wrigley Renovations and Related Wrigleyville Stuff
Replies: 410
Views: 28092

Re: Wrigley Renovations and Related Wrigleyville Stuff

https://www.mlb.com/news/chicago-cubs-extend-netting-at-wrigley-field/c-266398882 Some behind the scenes photos of what's going on in the article along with some new info. Another change at Wrigley this year will be that Cubs manager Joe Maddon will have a slightly different point of view from the d...
by David
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Spring Training Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 3058

Re: The Spring Training Thread

Some good pics from Boys of Spring here - http://boysofspring.com/yu-got-that-right/
by David
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 15758

Re: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread

Any time one of our players does something bad, I'm just going to plug my ears and pretend like Anthony is the only person on the team. I would be devastated to find out otherwise -- and I'm usually not deluded into thinking the best of athletes, or people, in general -- but Anthony genuinely seems...

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