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by Bull
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5634
Views: 531293

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Regular Show wrote:

They say “on the Rockies opening day roster” as if its an improvement on his previous situation.
by Bull
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7202
Views: 657391

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

https://twitter.com/TonyAndracki23/status/1286310215621672968 Definitely one of the best trades in Cubs history. Jose was my favorite Cub at the time, but even back then it was obviously an awesome trade. Jose Hernandez was your favorite Cubs player on a team that had Sammy Sosa, Mark Prior, Kerry ...
by Bull
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2020 Schedule Released
Replies: 51
Views: 5401

Re: 2020 Schedule Released

At the rate people are getting infected lately, maybe we'll hit that fabled mid-20s percent rate and it'll start burning out by then. Pathetically, that might be our best hope. Our bodies only remain immune to the three coronaviruses that cause common cold (some 30% of common colds, I think) for 18...
by Bull
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2020 Schedule Released
Replies: 51
Views: 5401

Re: 2020 Schedule Released

So... are we just pretending Covid will be under control by April? No, just wishfully thinking I'd guess At the rate people are getting infected lately, maybe we'll hit that fabled mid-20s percent rate and it'll start burning out by then. Pathetically, that might be our best hope. Our bodies only r...
by Bull
Fri May 01, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7202
Views: 657391

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I came up for season tickets this year and passed, when I originally signed up the rough math worked to me coming up 10 or so years from now when I could maybe make something work. But it just didn’t make sense right now for me. I live ~3 hours away and could maybe get to 12-15 games a year on an o...
by Bull
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5634
Views: 531293

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

"You're going to look back in 30-40 years and say there was only one Shoshei Ohtani" I feel like this is true but not in the way the author maybe meant. I think it's going to be true in a Glenallen Hill, Rob Deer, Aroldis Chapman, Dwight Gooden, even Kerry Wood kind of way rather than a Ba...
by Bull
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Cubs Over/Under
Replies: 22
Views: 2616

Re: Cubs Over/Under

Michael Cerami makes a solid point on Cubs talk podcast (Jeff Nelson filling in for Kaplan). He says the Cubs will either win less than 75 or more than 95. If they're in the middle of the pack they will be sellers to get under the tax cap and position them to spend 2021. We all know the impact of th...
by Bull
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 492
Views: 39763

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Every time I see a new post in this thread I think there’s been a trade. /s
by Bull
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1429
Views: 98218

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

That makes sense, but we know they've been working on this a while. Extensions don't generally just get knocked out in a couple weeks or in a relatively quick manner (Bote one being an exception). Cubs have been trying to do some of these extensions for years now... Just seems like there is more ex...
by Bull
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs TV broadcast rights
Replies: 524
Views: 63115

Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Hawk4Hall wrote:Bring in Joe Carter and make it a crowded booth.

Josh Lewin too!



This would require billions of dollars in booth renovations. No money to field a winning team until 2095.
by Bull
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL DH by 2021?
Replies: 66
Views: 4388

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: 549
Views: 74275

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: 42011

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: 492
Views: 39763

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: 2663

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: 7202
Views: 657391

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: 7202
Views: 657391

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: 1429
Views: 98218

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: 5204

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: 7202
Views: 657391

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: 7202
Views: 657391

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: 7202
Views: 657391

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: 492
Views: 39763

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: 492
Views: 39763

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: 492
Views: 39763

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...

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