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by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2906

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Badler just linked us to Gallardo. He sure did. Said he was the standout there today despite not having the best FB velocity, with the best combination of fastball, offspeed stuff and control. He's 6'1", 187 lbs. Gallardo is the second 7/2/18 IFA linked to the Cubs. The first is 16-year old Do...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 3663

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

Am I the only one that missed that Justin Hooper blew out his arm in fall ball? I was really excited to see him this year after his big Cape performance last summer. I knew about it, but I'm a big UCLA fan. Really disappointed because it sounded like he was going to run away with a spot in the week...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 3663

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

Texas Tech lefty Stephen Gingery and FSU lefty Tyler Hilton both need TJS.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 853
Views: 51724

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:I read on another forum that his defense is his friend gave him something to stay awake on a long car ride. You sure it's for weed?


Yeah, you're right. There was no mention of "drug of abuse" in the press release like there normally is when it's weed.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2906

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019







Haven't seen any of these three linked to teams by Ben Badler thus far.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 853
Views: 51724

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Second time in three years the top pitching prospect in baseball has been suspended for weed (Reyes in 2016):



So dumb they even bother testing, and made worse that they only test minor leaguers.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2906

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Julio Pablo Martinez was granted his free agency. The top 3 teams interested in him are the Marlins, Yankees and Rangers. MLB's annual international showcase is this week in Santo Domingo. Ben Badler had a piece on some of the top prospects in the showcase. None are linked to the Cubs, though he doe...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4223
Views: 204163

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

i was reading this random baseball book the other night and this error was so bad it makes me question accuracy of information contained in every book ever. https://i.imgur.com/Lpegd11.jpg I guess Dusty is partially absolved. Whoever thought it was a good idea to have a 9 year old pitching in an ML...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: JD Martinez to Red Sox 5/110
Replies: 18
Views: 668

Re: JD Martinez to Red Sox 5/110

Let's pay $100 million for a 30-year-old outfielder that already can't play defense to try to make us a 99-win team instead of a 98-win team and in the process go over the luxury tax and have right field accounted for when Bryce Harper is about to join us next year. There's a segment of Cubs twitte...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 3663

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

Oregon State OF Trevor Larnach had a 3.034 OPS this weekend. BA has him ranked 92nd in their draft board rankings but he clearly jumped quite a bit on draft boards this weekend.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates
Replies: 159
Views: 6054

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

by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives
Replies: 418
Views: 12116

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

So much for this signing knocking down the rest of the dominoes. Every other big FA still sitting out there I wonder if at this point some guys are sitting out, out of principle to prove a point for another week or so even if they have decent offers (like JD and his 5/125 or whatever and Hosmer and...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 3663

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

Carson's younger brother:







by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 3663

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

More on Hankins:



Another draft pitcher injury:

by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings (BA, Fangraphs, BP)
Replies: 112
Views: 4838

Re: BA's Top 10 Cubs Prospects

Cubs Top 10 Prospects 1. Aramis Ademan, SS 2. Adbert Alzolay, RHP 3. Jose Albertos, RHP 4. Victor Caratini, C 5. Alex Lange, RHP 6. Oscar De La Cruz, RHP 7. Brendon Little, LHP 8. Thomas Hatch, RHP 9. Jen-Ho Tseng, RHP 10. Nelson Velazquez, OF I got my BA Prospect Handbook yesterday. Here is 11-31:...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 3663

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

Some draft lists have him as the top prospect in the draft right now.

by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 2986
Views: 140433

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

17 Seconds wrote:i'm still banking on pogs coming back around


Alf pogs?
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 3663

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

https://twitter.com/keithlaw/status/964152594011770881 It's an ESPN Insider article. His list is pretty different from other lists I've seen so far. He has Florida RHP - B. Singer really low at #22, and LHP - S. McClanahan at #13, which also seems too low. He has N. Madrigal way too low for an adva...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives
Replies: 418
Views: 12116

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

has anybody found a link to the full press conference? I think it touched on much beyond Darvish, no? There were two consecutive conferences. First there was one for the Yu Darvish signing with Theo, Yu and Yu's translator. Then, there was the start of ST conference with Theo, Jed and Joe. No idea ...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Darvish to Cubs, 6/$126 Million + Incentives
Replies: 418
Views: 12116

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

Y'all are really overreacting to the Quintana statement, imo Yeah, it seems strange. When I heard Theo say it, I didn't take it at all negatively as a few of you have. Theo has talked a few times about how disappointed and frustrated he's been for the players this offseason. Can't imagine many othe...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4223
Views: 204163

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

they did get a shortstop you weirdo that's only the single best and most memorable thing about 2004 Eventually. god what a dark and horsefeathers couple of years that was trading sammy and throwing him under the bus, replacing him with jeromy horsefeathering burnitz, nomar rips his groin off like a...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Yusei Kikuchi and Other Top MLB Prospects in Asia
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: Yusei Kikuchi and Other Top MLB Prospects in Asia

I want Bae but he's not on the list. Washington DC is not in Asia. I want Bae but he's not on the list. Washington DC is not in Asia. Korea is in Asia. I googled it. http://www.ajc.com/sports/baseball/braves-compare-korean-signee-bae-trae-turner/8aJ66RmwLF20y7PTdZPgWP/ He's referring to Bryce Harpe...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Yusei Kikuchi and Other Top MLB Prospects in Asia
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Yusei Kikuchi and Other Top MLB Prospects in Asia

https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-top ... s-of-asia/

Yusei Kikuchi, LHP, Japan - likely coming next offseason
Seong-Beom Na, OF, Korea
Takahiro Norimoto, RHP, Japan
Po-Jung Wang, OF, Taiwan
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, OF, Japan
Jeong Choi, 3B, Korea
by CaliforniaRaisin
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 2986
Views: 140433

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

I do not recall him ever being more valuable than B. Harper? When was that? S. Castro was pretty valuable after his 2011-12 seasons, and then had a bad year in 2013. He bounced back in 2014, but missed some time due to injuries. Then it was pretty much downhill from there... I don't specifically re...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings (BA, Fangraphs, BP)
Replies: 112
Views: 4838

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

BP's Top 100 is out: https://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/article/37535/baseball-prospectus-top-101-prospects-2018-top-mlb-prospects-ronald-acuna-victor-robles-vladimir-guerrero-jr-eloy-jimenez/ Adbert Alzolay is the only Cub, coming in at 95. Gleyber is 3, Eloy 6, Cease 47. Here's what BP ...

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