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by GaryWoods
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Replies: 227
Views: 13428

Re: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

I want another movie in the BB universe now, but I can't think of anything. After BCS wraps up it's all over, which really sucks... I think one of the things I liked most about BB was how thoroughly they tied up the loose ends. Unfortunately in this case "tying up the loose ends" meant ki...
by GaryWoods
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6895
Views: 592923

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

jersey cubs fan wrote:The thing about Hughes making the call is who follows playoff baseball on the radio?


I do, for one. At least I did that series.
by GaryWoods
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Manager Search (Ross to be hired - Kaplan)
Replies: 375
Views: 34956

Re: Cubs Manager Search

I haven't paid enough attention and I suppose I don't really care all that much, but Ross seems to me like not a very good choice. On the other hand, what do I know? https://metro.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/sei_51027668-0193.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&crop=0px%2C8px%2C1922px%2C1009px&am...
by GaryWoods
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Maddoning
Replies: 504
Views: 58440

Re: It's Maddoning

Congrats Joe, but man the Angels are a horsefeathers show right now. Yeah, on a positive lighter note, it'll be interesting to see if he can find creative ways to use Ohtani. On a much more important darker note, this Skaggs situation could turn into a huge mess. I'm guessing there's a good amount ...
by GaryWoods
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6895
Views: 592923

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I do think a de-juiced ball would help the Cubs offense, which was basically the crux of my last foray into the Schwarber thread, but I don't think it specifically helps or hurts our pitching staff. Like Yu and Strop got burned by the juiced ball, but the team as a whole was middle of the pack in H...
by GaryWoods
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 947
Views: 57800

Re: 2020 roster

Quite the contrary - from a Cubs perspective Rendon's contract status is a point in his favor. The only way he comes to Chicago is on a 5-6 year deal and Bryant is only locked down for 2. Honestly, I think the complete opposite. Free agency has been particularly unkind to guys in their mid 30's lat...
by GaryWoods
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6895
Views: 592923

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

The Logan wrote:Yu has always kind of been susceptible to long balls though, granted he was in Texas, but still.


It just comes with the territory for pitchers who keep the ball in the strike zone. Fergie Jenkins was always among the league leaders in home runs allowed.
by GaryWoods
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6895
Views: 592923

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I was bored and ultimately wound up at Lester Strode’s Wikipedia page. This was the final sentence: Despite being one of the few openly black bullpen coaches in the league, Strode is not believed to be a managerial candidate for the team. [6] Can anyone else spot what’s wrong with this sentence? So...
by GaryWoods
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Manager Search (Ross to be hired - Kaplan)
Replies: 375
Views: 34956

Re: Cubs Manager Search

I have to say, as ridiculous as the theory is, I really would love to see a situation where Lester is openly defying Ross, refusing to come out of games, and picking and choosing his starting dates. Then Bryant can go all Roger Dorn pointing out that his contract states he doesn't need to play the ...
by GaryWoods
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Manager Search (Ross to be hired - Kaplan)
Replies: 375
Views: 34956

Re: Cubs Manager Search

cl smooth wrote:And now Gabe Kapler is available. Phillies just fired him.


I'd prefer Gabe Kaplan.
by GaryWoods
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Manager Search (Ross to be hired - Kaplan)
Replies: 375
Views: 34956

Re: Cubs Manager Search

Cubswin11 wrote:

He'd better just stay there until he catches Catfish Hunter.
by GaryWoods
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Manager Search (Ross to be hired - Kaplan)
Replies: 375
Views: 34956

Re: Cubs Manager Search

The evil part of me wants them to bring in Mike Matheny. Not because I think he'd be a good fit; I just have a few friends who are Cardinal fans who have an irrational affection for the dude and are still butthurt that the Cards let him go, and I'd love to witness their reactions.
by GaryWoods
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Manager Search (Ross to be hired - Kaplan)
Replies: 375
Views: 34956

Re: Cubs Manager Search

https://twitter.com/BleacherNation/status/1178771205257650176 I kind of wonder if it might be Borzello. I'm sure they probably feel an obligation to speak to anyone within the organization who expresses interest. But assuming the goal is to bring someone in who can light a fire under these guys, I ...
by GaryWoods
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Manager Search (Ross to be hired - Kaplan)
Replies: 375
Views: 34956

Re: Cubs Manager Search

Omar wrote:Dusty Baker is available


Fortunately Don Baylor is not.
by GaryWoods
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread
Replies: 389
Views: 62565

Re: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread

Derwood wrote:My foot looked like that when I sprained it. It doesn’t turn black and blue for 24+ hours, so it’s quite shocking to see that a day after you injure it


The caption said it was the day he returned to action so it would have been the fourth day after the injury.
by GaryWoods
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 947
Views: 57800

Re: 2020 roster

This season wasn't debilitating -- he had a bad (by his standards) August and then went back to crushing. He went back to crushing the ball for a week after he got the cortisone shot. Over his last 6 games he hit .100/.217/.100. I think the knee is a much bigger problem than we've been led to belie...
by GaryWoods
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 947
Views: 57800

Re: 2020 roster

I don't want to be annoying so I promise I won't say this every time it comes up, but every proposal that includes trading Bryant I have to scream into a pillow to avoid deleting out of spite. It is a bad idea and you should feel bad for considering it, you very bad people you. I get it. Bryant is ...
by GaryWoods
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Who gets traded in the offseason?
Replies: 47
Views: 6434

Re: Who gets traded in the offseason?

I think it's a tossup between Schwarber and Contreras. Schwarber is expendable because his one strength, hitting for power, is well covered by this lineup. Contreras has become expendable with the emergence of Caratini. Possibly both will be dealt as we have multiple holes to fill. If Schwarber goes...
by GaryWoods
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6895
Views: 592923

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

If a rich retired guy got divorced with a young child would he pay child support based on the zero dollars per year income, or would it be based on his worth derived from previously earned money? Varies by state. In my state, the formula for child support is based on the income differential. If he ...
by GaryWoods
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6895
Views: 592923

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Yeah, the ever escalating horsefeathers of seeking out players like Chapman and Murphy, and the ongoing enabling of Russell, all while talking out of the other side of their mouth about things like character and whatnot. Seemingly just rolling right along with the owners crying poor, and then demon...
by GaryWoods
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1813
Views: 156824

Re: Addison Russell

Brian wrote:ignoring whatever the rest of that gibberish was, let's make a rule that you don't qualify for #letthekidsplay if

A) this is your 5th MLB season

AND

B) you have at least 3 baby mamas


Fixed it for you.
by GaryWoods
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Why send Bote down?
Replies: 15
Views: 1882

Re: Why send Bote down?

So every team doesn't carry 14 pitchers? :D Seriously, my guess is that they wanted Cishek back right away and the only pitcher with options is Wick who's pitching well which means they had to send down a position player to make room for him. They probably saw Bote as both the most expendable and th...
by GaryWoods
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Zobrist Begins Minor League Rehab
Replies: 17
Views: 2745

Re: Zobrist Begins Minor League Rehab

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:Almora is hitting 500 at Iowa so he should be called up first.


Who?
by GaryWoods
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Zobrist Begins Minor League Rehab
Replies: 17
Views: 2745

Re: Zobrist Begins Minor League Rehab

Yeah, 3-4 months out for a guy in his late 30s in the middle of a divorce warrants more than 22 PAs. I want Zobrist ready for October more than anything else, October bats will definitely be there for him no matter what, and don't think he has to be rostered before September to be playoff eligible ...
by GaryWoods
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Almora Sent Down
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

Re: Almora Sent Down

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:Anyone know what happened to Machado? Hes barely played lately.


Garcia and Russell being sent down happened. I'd anticipate seeing him in the lineup pretty steadily now that Russell is up.

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