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by Lefty
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 350
Views: 22045

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Another opportunity to marvel at how much better the Brewers' off season was compared to ours.
by Lefty
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 350
Views: 22045

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Even if he would have had TJS two months ago he would not have helped much next year. So he'll be penciled in for 2020 and that's that. Not his first rodeo, but pretty fast turnaround for number two.
by Lefty
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates
Replies: 442
Views: 42408

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

Soria apparently injured.
by Lefty
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates
Replies: 442
Views: 42408

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

Brewers blowing up in 9th.
by Lefty
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 687
Views: 38299

Re: Regular Season Rumors

What did we give up for Kintzler?
by Lefty
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 687
Views: 38299

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Southpaw19 wrote:

Done according to MLB.com

We discussed him in December. Is he signed through next year?
by Lefty
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 687
Views: 38299

Re: Regular Season Rumors

The Cubs will trade Maples for a Tommy Hunter-type from a lousy team.
by Lefty
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 662
Views: 28244

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

No Luke Heimlich through two days. Honestly, I'll consider this whole draft a win as long as we don't pick him. The Cubs don't need the bad publicity, but I wonder on a more societal level whether he should forever be barred based on a teenage mistake (his claims of innocence not withstanding). The...
by Lefty
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 662
Views: 28244

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

davell wrote:Pretty sure he's a 4th year junior.

College didn't make him any smarter though. Still says it was a good decision lol.


I assume a UVA degree has some value.
by Lefty
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 662
Views: 28244

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

CubinNY wrote:
PackLandVA wrote:
Splendid Splinter wrote:First comp that came to mind to me for Hoerner was Michael Young.


First guy I thought of was Bob Horner.

Too many youngsters here to appreciate the high quality of this post.


I'm even older. I was thinking of Joe Hoerner.
by Lefty
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives
Replies: 419
Views: 21553

Re: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives

Theo is so great. He said Darvish was the number one priority going into the off-season. Which of us thought that? We all figured on Cobb, I suppose. And when Chatwood signed it made Cobb seem redundant in that they are both "4s". I never thought it could be a setup for Darvish. I figured ...
by Lefty
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 76525

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Here's an outside the box idea.... If Darvish/Dodgers really want to get back together, tell the Dodgers we'll take Kemp and Ryu all their salary but we need Walker Buehler to do that, throw in a prospect or something going back if needed. They are essentially trading Ryu/Kemp/Buehler for Darvish. ...
by Lefty
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 76525

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

"Good value for a team" right now is hugely hinged on shorting players via their decreasing share of the game's profits. Yeah, we are talking about millionaires vs. billionaires, but it's also still employees vs. owners, too. The flashy, appealing explanation is that this all because team...
by Lefty
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 76525

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

It's not "siding." It's understanding someone else's position. No. It’s years of propaganda. All fans should side with the workers. I don't know that it's necessarily propaganda, as much as it is that sports fans have a feeling of "ownership" in their team. Players come and go, ...
by Lefty
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 76525

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Sammy Sofa wrote:Never side with management.


It's not "siding." It's understanding someone else's position.
by Lefty
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 76525

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

I trust Theo. Heaven forbid, I wouldn't want to anybody to think I didn't. I now know how our grandparents felt about FDR. I just mean I trust Theo to do whats in the best interest of the Club. It sounds like Theo gauged the market for Darvish pretty well so if they lose him to another team, it's c...
by Lefty
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 76525

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

CubinNY wrote:

I trust Theo.


Heaven forbid, I wouldn't want to anybody to think I didn't. I now know how our grandparents felt about FDR.
by Lefty
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 76525

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

I get the sense that Darvish doesn't want to play for the Cubs because of lifestyle issues like weather and distance. For a strictly baseball purpose, who wouldn't want to pitch for these Cubs!? In that light, NO WAY does he go to the Brewers. I suspect when it is all said and done he ends up with t...
by Lefty
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 76525

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

To get back on topic a bit.... I wouldn’t be surprised if the agreement is done (if we are to believe the poster) but teams and the league have an understanding to wait until tomorrow or Friday to announce signings/trades with HOF announcement day being today to give that it’s rightful acknowledgme...
by Lefty
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 76525

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

David wrote:
Banedon wrote:If we can't get him, then I'm 100% ok with the Twins.


If we don't get him, I really don't care where he goes.


If he signs with the Twins I will realize that I never really wanted him. The Twins?
by Lefty
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 76525

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

It got retweeted in my timeline and it's one of the Barstool guys (I know) who has broken Yankees stuff before and he says he's hearing Ellsbury to the Brewers is coming. You would think that clears the way for the Yankees to go get Darvish. Would also make sense why the Brewers have sudden interes...
by Lefty
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 76525

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

Yeah, if you were to try to craft a narrative, Darvish not only probably doesn't want to go to Minnesota, but they don't have the financial might to push a Cubs offer higher, so he's waiting for the Yankees to somehow gain the flexibility to either take their offer or use it as leverage against the...
by Lefty
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 188
Views: 14711

Re: Bullpen Options

Is it possible this paves the way for Montgomery to start?
by Lefty
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1268
Views: 73972

Re: Starting Pitching candidates

Assuming Twins and Astros out on Darvish, we are competing with Dodgers and Yankees; an unenviable financial position. If the luxury tax is so punishing, how can they be in at all?
by Lefty
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: It turns out the real Yu Darvish was the friends we made in this thread
Replies: 1275
Views: 76525

Re: The Yu Darvish Thread

..or that it's Koji.

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