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by Bull
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL DH by 2021?
Replies: 60
Views: 1209

Re: NL DH by 2021?

The DH is dumb and lame, but this fight was lost when the DH started becoming a regular thing at lower levels of the game and pitchers no longer bothered working on their hitting. Might as well just get it over with. Pitchers don't suck at hitting because they don't work on it enough, they suck at ...
by Bull
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family sucks in all kinds of ways
Replies: 519
Views: 58715

Re: The Ricketts family sucks in all kinds of ways

Baseball has a long, long history of horsefeathers owners doing horsefeathers things. The owner of the Red Sox sold Ruth's contract because he had a flop on Broadway. Charles Comisky precipitated the "The Black Sox" scandal by treating his star players lousy. Jeff Luria was allowed to buy...
by Bull
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Manager Search (Ross to be hired - Kaplan)
Replies: 375
Views: 35629

Re: Cubs Manager Search (Ross to be hired - Kaplan)

Banedon wrote:



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by Bull
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 21015

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

We need to come up with an acronym or something to just make it clear that you believe the idea of trading Kris Bryant is dumb, motivated by bad and selfish decisions, and should not happen. Against Trading Kris Bryant. ATKB. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF8o3UrwksU Pro Trading Kris Bryant Becau...
by Bull
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Tony Kemp traded to Oakland
Replies: 33
Views: 1292

Re: Tony Kemp traded to Oakland

TomtheBombadil wrote:Hot take: quibbling between the Descalso and Kemps on this roster is a waste of time


Unfortunately, it is all we have.
by Bull
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6899
Views: 596540

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

From a talent perspective, I think we still have more projected production than any other team in the division. I don't really buy into the theory that the whole is less than the sum of the parts with this team. I just think we experienced negative variance last year and that if you played that sea...
by Bull
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6899
Views: 596540

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

As currently constructed, I still think we're the best team in the division. But man am I booooored with this offseason. I'm confused about "still" being the best team? I mean its certainly debatable but our 2nd best reliever right now is Rowan Wick and our position player and rotation de...
by Bull
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1278
Views: 66623

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

An old friend: The Angels signed former Cubs’ prospect Arismendy Alcántara. Alcántara hasn’t played at the highest level since 2017, and his career .189/.235/.315 line (49 wRC+) reflects the plate discipline woes that have done him in. He’s still just 28 years old, though, and his 2019 return to af...
by Bull
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shogo
Replies: 60
Views: 3378

Re: Shogo

They should just make Rizzo the lead off hitter and be done with it. It's fine for stretches but then you lose your most consistent middle of the order bat. Plus he's just a terrible baserunner. You're still putting a guy who gets on base the most in the spot that gets the most ABs. Stack Rizzo/KB/...
by Bull
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6899
Views: 596540

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

mul21 wrote:
Omar wrote:His full name is Reinaldo Albert Almora Jr.

He honestly should have gone with Reinaldo.


We could call him Reinal as a hat tip to the days of Rnny Ceen and Rey rnez.

Reinal failure
by Bull
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6899
Views: 596540

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Derwood wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:I honestly can’t tell if that’s a serious post or an attempt at a joke


Consider the person posting

Just highlighting how ridiculous the lengths are that people need to go to to defend AA.
by Bull
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6899
Views: 596540

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

How the horsefeathers is anybody extolling the virtues of Albert Freaking Almora on here? I thought we were past that nonsense. You have to realize that he is just entering his age 26 season. He has a proven track record and his best days are ahead of him. Arismendy Alcantara only played through hi...
by Bull
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 21015

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

League-wide collusion except for the Yankees, who are some $50MM over the threshold. But then the Yankees have been a useful bogeyman for the small-market teams for nearly 30 years. And, if I remember correctly it will be their second year in a row. Red Sox on pace to go over three years in a row. ...
by Bull
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 21015

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Trading him now so that they don't have to look cheap for not paying him in 2 years. Also some nonsense about how they tried really hard to get him to sign an extension but they couldn't so they had to try to make the team better by trading their best player. Yeah that's the part I'm mad about to. ...
by Bull
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 21015

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Wait, are we trading Bryant to some non-MLB entity? Is there an agreement to have no one offer him a contract in two years when his team control is up? Trading him now so that they don't have to look cheap for not paying him in 2 years. Also some nonsense about how they tried really hard to get him...
by Bull
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 21015

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Yes....Ricketts wants the Cubs underneath the lux tax. That's what is driving this. Very frustrating. I agree with you, but not the post you quoted. Teams have decided to treat the luxury tax as a salary cap. I think Ricketts is doing what he’s told. By....who? Who do you think is in charge here? T...
by Bull
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 21015

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

From someone who put his feelings into words a lot better than me: And again, this is all horsefeathers, a word that’s becoming synonymous with everything Cubs right now. The Cubs aren’t trading Bryant because they think it improves anything, short-term or long. It’s because they don’t want to pay ...
by Bull
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shogo
Replies: 60
Views: 3378

Re: Shogo

I swear I want to try and be more positive about the Cubs, but if they sign this guy it's basically screaming "BUST" in gigantic, building-sized neon letters. A past-30 international player whose main assets seem to be hinged on speed and who has been dealing with foot injuries being sign...
by Bull
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread
Replies: 389
Views: 62972

Re: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread

I know everyone wants to get paid, but I could see this as Rizzo reaching out to take a longer, lower contract to “help” the Cubs keep Bryant. I think Rizzo is as nostalgic as we are and then some, Bobby Bonilla him. Pay him 3 million a year forever. Pay his great-grandkids 3 million a year until th...
by Bull
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 21015

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

there's really no reason to believe they're going to create a giant hole at one position to address another, i'm very confident in saying Robles simply isn't available here idk...the heyman tweet makes it seem like the door might at least be somewhat open (he mentioned him for a reason) if the nati...
by Bull
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1278
Views: 66623

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Cole already back on the market? https://twitter.com/GrantBrisbee/status/1204627378049187850 With Cole, Strasburg, and Grandal all signed should finally see the Cubs make some trades...Jeff Hoffman? Kyle Wright? Chris Archer, Marte, and Frazier? Riveting times ahead That's funny, right there. All t...
by Bull
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: White Sox sign Grandal 4/$73
Replies: 47
Views: 2491

Re: White Sox sign Grandal 4/$73

I don't know why. I'm really not sure there's any production drop off from Contreras to Caratini/Chirinos. OTOH trading Contreras to sign Chirinos is pretty pointless. Chirinos probably isn't a worthwhile upgrade on defense and his 2020 salary will probably be higher than Contreras' I mean, if you ...
by Bull
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1278
Views: 66623

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Out of complete boredom, I looked up what date the Cubs made their first significant transaction in the contention years. Not sure if acquiring or trading Seal Boy is a significant transaction so I included the next transaction in those years as well. 2018: November 29 (Traded Tommy La Stella to An...
by Bull
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central: Reds, Pirates and others
Replies: 629
Views: 100153

Re: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others

weis21 wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:2019 Javier Baez at home:

.309 .345 .588 .933

2019 Javier Baez on the road:

.253 .286 .476 .762

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Have you ever considered officially changing your name to “Devils Advocate”


Sofa's representation is in pro per.
by Bull
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Ricketts family sucks in all kinds of ways
Replies: 519
Views: 58715

Re: The Ricketts family sucks in all kinds of ways

JennieGarthAlgar wrote:What does the D stand for

Dominion

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