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by Bull
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 785
Views: 46168

Re: Baez impresses Baez

minnesotacubsfan wrote:Is there anything this man cant do

dance
by Bull
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs lose another rule 5 pick
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Cubs lose another rule 5 pick

David wrote:
minnesotacubsfan wrote:Im very unclear how this forces the Cubs out of a rule-5 pick. Can someone explain it?


lmao


its a schtick, right. surely its a schtick.
by Bull
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Winter Meetings 2017 thread
Replies: 178
Views: 6789

Re: Winter Meetings 2017 thread

he's not some case of unrealized potential, a down injury-plagued 2017 aside (you think this is the time to sell high??). he had accrued damn near 7 fWAR before his 23rd birthday. he's an elite defensive SS who walks and has power, and he's not even 24 yet. I dont care what his WAR is if hes an abu...
by Bull
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Winter Meetings 2017 thread
Replies: 178
Views: 6789

Re: Winter Meetings 2017 thread

Baez or Russell to the Padres only seems to make sense to me if there’s a second move following that up, such as a trade with the Rays or Jays for Archer or Stroman. I'm a little slow, but I'm not following. How does trading away a middle infielder make more sense if followed up by a trade for a st...
by Bull
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread
Replies: 617
Views: 36201

Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

Since he's come here and sucked offensively I thought he should almost change his stance be more of what Derrek Lee did. Get way more straight up and not so crouched and incorporate a bigger leg kick. They are both really tall (for a baseball player) and long, athletic guys and that more straight u...
by Bull
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Sign Morrow for 2/$18 + $3M Buyout or $12M Option
Replies: 96
Views: 2617

Re: Cubs Close to Signing Morrow for 2/$18 + $3M Buyout or $12M Option

Remember when we were upset about giving a 31 year old reliever with a 171 ERA+ 3years/12million? Its a good time to be a reliever.
by Bull
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Where will Giancar-go? The Yankees.
Replies: 221
Views: 7120

Re: Where will Giancar-go?

jersey cubs fan wrote:remember that picture?


I really should have put a watermark on that picture.i took that picture sitting 3 rows behind swastika guy in St Louis. Posted it here and on my Facebook.
by Bull
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood for 3/$38M
Replies: 140
Views: 3215

Re: Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood for 3/$38M

treebird wrote:


Good thing our organizational philosophy is changing to "throw more strikes"
by Bull
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1163
Views: 47578

Re: The Cubs are a Finalist for Shohei Ohtani

The idea of a 6 man rotation with him (or doing something like after every 6-8 starts for him his spot is skipped to let the rest of the guys stay on their normal rest and he gets use to a MLB starters schedule while still getting rest) seems to be really smart and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s p...
by Bull
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Offseason Transactions
Replies: 190
Views: 10351

Re: Offseason Transactions

I seem to recall Cardinal fans saying they'd rather have Diaz than Russell. That makes me laugh. Grichuk > Bryant Grichuk is also definitely getting moved this offseason. I think Piscotty might get traded too. What will Cardinals fans say then lol? That they'd rather have Giancarlo than Heyward.
by Bull
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 785
Views: 46168

Re: Baez impresses Baez

UMFan83 wrote:Happy birthday Javy


Missing the matador slide.
by Bull
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1163
Views: 47578

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Ohtani

You are looking at ABs not PAs. Lester had 65 PAs and all the Cubs starters had injuries last year. Arrieta had 70 and 83 PAs the 2 previous years and Lester had 75 and 71 over those years. 70-80 is a fair estimate of PAs for a good starting pitcher hitting 9th (sometimes 8th). I imagine Ohtani wou...
by Bull
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3995
Views: 189520

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

treebird wrote:
Omar wrote:buy one get one half off?


maybe jake will come back for cheap if we bump up tommy la stella’s salary

it’s a seal at twice the price


Can heart mean "groan?"
by Bull
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Justin Wilson & Alex Avila for Candelario, Paredes & Cash
Replies: 235
Views: 8703

Re: Cubs Acquire Justin Wilson & Alex Avila for Candelario, Paredes & Cash

sweetpeteman wrote:I saw "Cubs acquire" and got briefly excited thinking that a move had been made only to be greatly disappointed that it was just this thread.

So say we all.
by Bull
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1163
Views: 47578

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Ohtani

100+ isn't enough. A NL starting pitcher gets about 70-80 PAs in a season hitting 9th on the days they start. Promise him whatever he wants and let him actually do it for the first season. If he sucks offensively then you transition him to a more traditional role in year 2. I'd suggest letting him ...
by Bull
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1163
Views: 47578

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Ohtani

You only have to get him 100-200 ABs once. If he can't hang, he's smart enough to know. Or maybe he's such a freak that he'll just make himself better. Or maybe you get a 14 WAR player. It literally doesn't matter. Promise him whatever it takes to get him here. If he can't do it well enough, keep h...
by Bull
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1163
Views: 47578

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Ohtani

Worst case scenario, a guy you spend next to nothing on gets hurt and can't pitch for you, or anybody else. There is no downside to promising him plate appearances. Except that you’re depending on him in your rotation. But you’re right, him on Cubs DL is better than him on the Dodgers playoff roste...
by Bull
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1163
Views: 47578

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Ohtani

So basically we want Theo to sexily lie to his face, because in no sane world does anyone want a prized pitcher getting a ton of extra unnecessary AB's, right? That's a tough moral decision: Theo lying to him and we sign him or Theo telling the truth and we have no chance of signing him. I go with ...
by Bull
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1163
Views: 47578

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Ohtani

I'm sure Theo will figure out multiple arguments in his presentation and face to face to persuade him that avoiding the AL/DH is better for his overall development and ability to be both a pitcher and hitter long term and the NL/the Cubs are the best route to go to achieve the 2-way player dream. S...
by Bull
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 2722
Views: 127301

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Dusty really needs something better to do in his free time Edit: oh wait Fangraphs, nevermind he has no idea what that is It's probably due to Reddit. Somebody posted this thread: Road to 267.2 WAR Which lead to somebody asking if he could come up with the lowest WAR player of all time, to which so...
by Bull
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3995
Views: 189520

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

he also did the jersey tug thing when hendrix dominated CLE in WS last year and was leaving the game That tug was in Game 6 of the NLCS against the Dodgers. The jersey tug and the Schwarber “look my legs work” in game 7 are my 2 favorite under the radar moments of the championship run Is it in this...
by Bull
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1163
Views: 47578

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

Bertz wrote:

Ham City
by Bull
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Offseason Rumors
Replies: 152
Views: 7889

Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

legitimately keeping the powder dry for bryce harper wouldn't exactly break my heart. and i fully expect a trade for an SP on top of what looks like a very likely cobb signing. I think we have to sign Harper next yr to keep Bryant beyond 2021. IF Harper doesn't join Bryant in Chicago, Bryant very l...
by Bull
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Alex Cobb Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 4805

Re: The Alex Cobb Thread

Cobb, on the Cubs: Cubs (in) on the Cobb, Cobb on the Cubs! Stop it with the corny Cobb puns. I really feel like this was part of the plan from day one, to grow hitters and woo pitchers. Maddon and Hickey are a big part (all?) of that. Archer and Price may have been the intended targets, but I feel...

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