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by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Spring Training Thread
Replies: 113
Views: 4397

Re: The Spring Training Thread

by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings (BA, Fangraphs, BP)
Replies: 122
Views: 5093

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

No Mekkes? And it's still crazy to see Underwood and Galindo on this list. Feels like they've been in the system forever. Probably says more about the system than it does about them. Galindo will be 21 all this coming season and was in the same IFA class as Gleyber Torres, Eloy Jimenez and Jen-Ho T...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings (BA, Fangraphs, BP)
Replies: 122
Views: 5093

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

I'm gonna have to start keeping a list of the players that are inexplicably ranked in front of Rucker. Erling Moreno? Erling '64 IP in 14 injury-plagued and walk-filled starts' Moreno? I'm not shocked Callis (and Keith Law too) like Moreno one spot more, despite the injuries. Moreno has a mid-90s s...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings (BA, Fangraphs, BP)
Replies: 122
Views: 5093

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

From the MLB Pipeline write-ups: Little: He rarely used his changeup as an amateur, so Chicago had him focus on it during his introduction to pro ball, which partially explains his 9.21 ERA in his debut. The Cubs see considerable promise in Little's changeup and see him developing into a starter wit...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2017-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 4988

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2017-2018

The Cubs have made four February signings, per Arizona Phil: http://www.thecubreporter.com/02162018/cubs-sign-cuban-catcher Among the signings is 21-year old (turns 22 next month) RHSP Raidel Orta. He reportedly received a $10,000 signing bonus. A veteran of Serie Nacional (the Cuban major league), ...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings (BA, Fangraphs, BP)
Replies: 122
Views: 5093

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

Biggest jump/fall Here are the players whose ranks changed the most from the 2017 preseason list to the 2018 preseason list. Jump: Adbert Alzolay, RHP (2017: NR | 2018: 1) Fall: Trevor Clifton, RHP (2017: 8 | 2018: 28) Best tools Hit: 55 -- Victor Caratini (Aramis Ademan, Mark Zagunis) Power: 55 --...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings (BA, Fangraphs, BP)
Replies: 122
Views: 5093

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

MLB Pipeline Cubs Top 30 (Callis/Mayo) is out: http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2018?list=chc 1. Adbert Alzolay 2. Aramis Ademan 3. Oscar de la Cruz 4. José Albertos 5. Alex Lange 6. Brendon Little 6. Thomas Hatch 8. Victor Caratini 9. DJ Wilson 10. Nelson Velazquez 11. Miguel Amaya 12. Jen-Ho Tseng 13. D...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3037

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Man, I really want the Cubs to sign him:

by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 855
Views: 51822

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Ugh:



by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Which Cubs jersey(s) would you buy
Replies: 29
Views: 344

Re: Which Cubs jersey(s) would you buy

weis21 wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:I don't like baseball jerseys.

Huh???

Your name is literally JERSEY CUBS FAN

It's like my whole world is now turned upside down.


There's a worse Jersey than baseball jerseys.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4240
Views: 204811

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Derwood wrote:
TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:"Ugh I wish this exciting playoff game was shorter!"


Mound visits are the opposite of exciting. Multiple mound visits in the same inning is really really really the opposite of exciting.


And they kept huddling after every play in the Super Bowl.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3037

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Here's one of the Cuban teenagers, Sandy Gaston. Not shocked from this clip to see he has control issues:

by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3037

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

https://twitter.com/kileymcd/status/966348904492142592 https://twitter.com/kileymcd/status/966370522056613890 https://twitter.com/kileymcd/status/966373707223625732 Haven't seen any of these three linked to teams by Ben Badler thus far. Maybe is just a trick of the camera shooting thru the backstop...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3037

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: 3753

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: 3753

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: 855
Views: 51822

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: 61
Views: 3037

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: 855
Views: 51822

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: 61
Views: 3037

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: 4240
Views: 204811

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: 681

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: 3753

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: 6084

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: 12165

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...

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