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by Little Slide Rooter
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/22 World Champion Cubs (Arrieta) @ Reds (Reed) 12:10 ABC 7
Replies: 223
Views: 2239

Re: 4/22 World Champion Cubs (Arrieta) @ Reds (Reed) 12:10 ABC 7

We've scored 7 runs. It's the second inning. they have 4 and Jake is throwing batting practice It's April. We're very likely to be good. We haven't even played well and are in first. We won the world series. If we hang on to this one, it will be the most painful 4 game win streak in recent memory.
by Little Slide Rooter
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/19 Brewers (Milone) @ World Champion Cubs (Hendricks) 1:20 WGN
Replies: 275
Views: 3186

Re: 4/19 Brewers (Milone) @ World Champion Cubs (Hendricks) 1:20 WGN

2nd game in a row that I tuned out before a big comeback that I kinda-sorta expected. As long as I can rememberer, Brewer Ball has been to score a horsefeathers of runs and give up a horsefeathers and two. We just haven't been good enough to capitalize until the past few years. That Eric Thames is l...
by Little Slide Rooter
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Opening Day Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-6-17
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Re: Opening Day Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-6-17

Box Scores: Iowa won 1-0 Box Score SS C. Young 0/4, K 2B I. Happ 1/3, BB LF M. Zagunis 0/3, BB, 3 K 3B J. Candelario 0/4, 2 K C V. Caratini 2/4, R RF B. Rademacher 1/3, BB SP E. Butler 5.2 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 WP 5-4 GO-FO, 88-54 pitches-strikes RP B. Duensing 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-0 G...
by Little Slide Rooter
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 7527

Re: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

I'm still wrapping my head around the fact that we not only have a "the 3" as good as KB, Rizz, and Schwarb, but an additional 3 in Russell, Contreras, and Baez, who would alone be an exciting "the 3" for most teams.
by Little Slide Rooter
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Random In-season Musings and Rumors
Replies: 53
Views: 2219

Re: Random In-season Musings and Rumors

Time to switch from the Offseason. The Braves just signed Ryan Howard. Phillies Twitter is less than pleased. Did they forget that Ryan Howard's been awful to the tune of -4.5 WAR since 2012? Seriously, I could see an AL fringe contender taking a flier for the possibility of an August call up, but,...
by Little Slide Rooter
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Rasslin' 2.0
Replies: 351
Views: 11521

Re: Rasslin' 2.0

rocket wrote:Never been a huge Hardyz guy, but that pop was awesome and I've probably re-watched it a dozen times


One of the few times that they brought back an attitude era star(s) and I actually cared.
by Little Slide Rooter
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Rasslin' 2.0
Replies: 351
Views: 11521

Re: Rasslin' 2.0

And seriously, why do they keep making Brock Lesner champ? We all know that he'll disappear for a few weeks while Heyman acts as his mouthpiece. Kind of insult to the guys who actually show up to work and stuff. He doesn't even seem to get much fan reaction these days.
by Little Slide Rooter
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Rasslin' 2.0
Replies: 351
Views: 11521

Re: Rasslin' 2.0

The Undertaker's retirement tribute was his most touching yet. I wonder how he'll top it next year.
by Little Slide Rooter
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Saddest excuse for an opening day SP
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Saddest excuse for an opening day SP

I know that none of these teams are going anywhere, but yeesh.
by Little Slide Rooter
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Who Are Your Favorite Deep Sleepers?
Replies: 25
Views: 1320

Re: Who Are Your Favorite Deep Sleepers?

As for bottom of the barrel prospects I could not care less. The time for caring about the desperation rankings passed long ago. This. I, for one, do not miss the days of desperate hopes of guys like Eric Jokisch, Wes Darvill, Jae Hoon Ha, and Robert Whitenack could blossom into serviceable-ish big...
by Little Slide Rooter
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Who Are Your Favorite Deep Sleepers?
Replies: 25
Views: 1320

Re: Who Are Your Favorite Deep Sleepers?

1. Snow White
2. Rip Van Winkle
3. Princess Aurora
4. Lazy Smurf

Sorry. I couldn't resist.
by Little Slide Rooter
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Is Szczur Gone & 40-Man Roster Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 3091

Re: Is Szczur Gone & 40-Man Roster Discussion

https://twitter.com/mlbbowman/status/843832735290609664 Something like this is always a possibility, but I think we'd find teams willing to give us more of a Campania type package for him. I'd say we could get another Eddie Butler or Alec Mills type for him. And as questionable as our post 2017 SP ...
by Little Slide Rooter
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 12135

Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

Not sure if there's a WBC thread (heck, I didn't even know there was a WBC going on until yesterday,) but this evening, Ryan Dempster will take the mound for Team Canada as they take on Carlos Martinez and The Dominican Rupublic. Meanwhile, in where are they now news, Jason Marquis is the apparent a...
by Little Slide Rooter
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Predictions for 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 2891

Re: Cubs Predictions for 2017

At some point, Tommy LaStella is sent down in favor of an extra arm, and he becomes very angry.
by Little Slide Rooter
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Random Offseason Musings and Rumors
Replies: 394
Views: 26903

Re: Random Offseason Musings and Rumors

Cubswin11 wrote:Brandon Phillips to the Braves


For a fist full of cash and pair of non-prospects, one of them being former Cubs farmhand Andrew McKirahan.
by Little Slide Rooter
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs offseason thread
Replies: 707
Views: 42073

Re: Cubs offseason thread

Basically traded a left-handed Szczur for a version of Cahill the past few years who has options, if both hit around their ceilings. Not bad But what if he comes up and hits .400/.600/a billion in his first month and it's the worst mistake ever made by anybody ever until it turns out that it really...
by Little Slide Rooter
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs offseason thread
Replies: 707
Views: 42073

Re: Cubs offseason thread

WrigleyField 22 wrote:Man I kind of feel bad for David Rollins. I bet you he's also always the Bridesmaid, and never the Bride. Or something


Pretty sure there's a few dozen of these guys every offseason. It's just that nobody really notices it unless they make a stop or 2 with their team.
by Little Slide Rooter
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs acquire former top prospect Eddie Butler
Replies: 43
Views: 2450

Re: Cubs acquire former top prospect Eddie Butler

weis21 wrote:LLF approves of this flyer


With Bosio's track record and all that we didn't give up for him and what isn't at stake, who wouldn't?
by Little Slide Rooter
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 12357
Views: 309340

Re: Politics & Current Events

If you think about it, the vision of Heir Trump and Heir Bannon isn't all that unlike that of Theo and Jed's vision for the Cubs. And whether your ultimate goal is a World Championship Ballclub or a fascist dictateocracy, the cost is going to be 3-4 years of hardship. And after all, to make an omele...
by Little Slide Rooter
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs offseason thread
Replies: 707
Views: 42073

Re: Cubs offseason thread

The following 14 pitchers have been invited to major league camp: right-handed pitchers Andury Acevedo, Maikel Cleto, Daniel Corcino, James Farris, Seth Frankoff, Jim Henderson, Casey Kelly, Jhondaniel Medina, Conor Mullee, Fernando Rodriguez, and Ryan Williams, as well as left-handed pitchers Gera...
by Little Slide Rooter
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Starting next year all HOF votes will be made public
Replies: 72
Views: 3036

Re: Starting next year all HOF votes will be made public

Banedon wrote:https://twitter.com/craigcalcaterra/status/822058449513172993


There's also the fact that Thome was the consummate media darling. And I know that shouldn't be a factor, but it is.
by Little Slide Rooter
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Starting next year all HOF votes will be made public
Replies: 72
Views: 3036

Re: Starting next year all HOF votes will be made public

In what world have Derek Lee and Magglio Ordonez been retired for 5 years? *checks BBR.* I guess this one. Wow.
by Little Slide Rooter
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs offseason thread
Replies: 707
Views: 42073

Re: Cubs offseason thread

Banedon wrote: Japanese infielder, Munenori Kawasaki, 35, announced today that he is now close to re-signing with the Chicago Cubs this off-season, as both sides are nearing an agreement. According to the report, Kawasaki will be signing on a minor league deal, with an invite to spring training in ...
by Little Slide Rooter
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs offseason thread
Replies: 707
Views: 42073

Re: Cubs offseason thread

I don't suppose that Jerrod Parker and/or Ross Detwiler stand a snowball's chance in hell of being Bosio'd, do they?

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