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by champaignchris
Wed May 22, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2849
Views: 306999

Re: The Cardinals

He meant that all of their starters are equally mediocre that any one of the 5 could be their No 1. It is pretty impressive that all 5 of their starters have ERA’s between 4.34 and 4.93. Well so much for that. Wacha up to 5.80. I don’t think he ever recovered from that 2015 playoff series. A big di...
by champaignchris
Mon May 20, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5741
Views: 571587

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

jersey cubs fan wrote:https://twitter.com/nsbbcom/status/1130575171864158210


He fell off a "non-horse" at his ranch?

So he fell off a cow? Or possibly a llama?
by champaignchris
Thu May 16, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 557
Views: 66236

Re: Trade targets 2019

The Giants seem like a likely trade partner. They’re bad, but they have a number of quality relievers. Smith, Dyson, Vincent and Watson are all relatively interesting targets. If the A’s decide to be sellers, Treinen and Petit could be targets. Colome from the W Sox or Giles from Tor might work. Sha...
by champaignchris
Wed May 15, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7349
Views: 702830

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I really don't care who is at fault. Divorces happen. Wondering for those who have gotten divorced, how long do you get to be away from your job while dealing with it? Like is Zobrist gone for more than a month, or does the dude need to get back to work? Speaking as a former divorce attorney, divor...
by champaignchris
Wed May 15, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7349
Views: 702830

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

The three-page filing says his wife "has been guilty of inappropriate marital conduct which render further cohabitation impossible." https://media0.giphy.com/media/oYtVHSxngR3lC/giphy.gif Again, this doesn’t necessarily mean anything. My understanding is that in Tennessee you can’t have a...
by champaignchris
Wed May 15, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1813
Views: 180128

Re: Addison Russell

That’s precisely the question... good glove/bad bat middle infielders who can backup the starting shortstop are a dime a dozen... so why does it have to be Addison Russell? Why take the publicity hit when there are literally a dozen players who’d happily adequately fill that roll for $2.5MM less per...
by champaignchris
Wed May 15, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Vogelbach
Replies: 23
Views: 3408

Re: Vogelbach

Of course he hits home runs in consecutive games immediately after my post.

Because baseball will always prove you wrong.
by champaignchris
Wed May 15, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7349
Views: 702830

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

The way that there's been absolutely zilch about this in the Chicago press - not really even speculation - makes me think that this is something that connected people know about but aren't talking about, out of deference to Zobrist. I really hope it's not something horrible, but I'm kind of afraid i...
by champaignchris
Mon May 13, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Vogelbach
Replies: 23
Views: 3408

Re: Vogelbach

Since the original post in this thread (25 games), Vogelbach has slashed 184/333/342
by champaignchris
Mon May 06, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen shakeup, Carl's Jr optioned to Iowa
Replies: 15
Views: 3510

Re: Bullpen shakeup, Carl's Jr optioned to Iowa

EricG wrote:CEJ up Maples down.

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Marlins are scoring 2.76 runs a game. If there's a team to help Carl get his feet back under him, it's the Marlins.
by champaignchris
Thu May 02, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1803
Views: 232796

Re: Baez impresses Baez

he's on track to hit like 57 hrs and 136 rbis so I'm going to go ahead and book him as MVP i need to introduce you to cody bellinger (or yelich for that matter - at least until he plays more road games) I think if a shortstop hits 56 and 136, it will make almost no difference what any other player ...
by champaignchris
Wed May 01, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5741
Views: 571587

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Verlander will probably get 3k next year.

Scherzer and maybe Greinke could get to 3k in 2021.
by champaignchris
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5741
Views: 571587

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Amazingly, Hill's career really took off after that. Whereas I, and I'm sure many others here, would have been completely destroyed.
by champaignchris
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1813
Views: 180128

Re: Addison Russell

On top of everything else, is there actually a good baseball reason to take at bats away from Bote and Descalso to give to Russell?
by champaignchris
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Tyler Chatwood is awesome and we were wrong to ever doubt him*
Replies: 11
Views: 2357

Re: Tyler Chatwood is awesome and we were wrong to ever doubt him*

It would be fun if Chatwood were really good this year.

But I’m not going to hold my breath.
by champaignchris
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Albert Almora is insanely good
Replies: 91
Views: 15976

Re: RE: Re: Albert Almora is insanely good

Could've just signed Cain for a quarter of that and won the division by almost 10 games last season That Cain contract is going to age incredibly poorly for the Brewers. He’s 33 and he’s got three more years and $51M left after this year. adam jones sucks though. not as bad as those 2 idiots, but h...
by champaignchris
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Albert Almora is insanely good
Replies: 91
Views: 15976

Re: Albert Almora is insanely good

Surely Ian Happ could be OPSing more than .480.
by champaignchris
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central: Reds, Pirates and others
Replies: 662
Views: 119611

Re: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others

They have pixie dust/devil magic going on. I expect it to continue as long as Yelich & Cain are in Brewers uniforms. Outside of Hader, their pitching staff is horrible. That's where the pixie dust comes in. They went pretty far with that bad pitching staff last year. Cedeno, Gonzalez, Knebel, M...
by champaignchris
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central: Reds, Pirates and others
Replies: 662
Views: 119611

Re: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others

We are back to having the best odds to win the division and make playoffs on fangraphs Brewers are 12-7 with a -2 run differential. That seems sustainable They have pixie dust/devil magic going on. I expect it to continue as long as Yelich & Cain are in Brewers uniforms. Outside of Hader, their...
by champaignchris
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central: Reds, Pirates and others
Replies: 662
Views: 119611

Re: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others

Joey Votto popped up to the first baseman for the first time in his Major League career tonight. 13 years and 7,000-ish at bats. That’s bizarre.
by champaignchris
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs suck and we were always right to hate them (2019 negativity thread)
Replies: 109
Views: 15970

Re: Cubs suck and we were always right to hate them (2019 negativity thread)

So come July, which impending free agents are we going to trade off? Are we even going to be able to get anything of value in return? Hamels, Zobrist, Strop, Cishek, and Kintzler are free agents. Rizzo, Quintana, Brach and Morrow all have club options. Rizzo for two more seasons. Brach, Quintana an...
by champaignchris
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: On what date does Maddon get fired? winner gets an up vote
Replies: 53
Views: 5192

Re: On what date does Maddon get fired? winner gets an up vote

If the team keeps looking as mentally out of it as it did tonight, you can scroll up your predictions by a few weeks.
by champaignchris
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Let the hate flow thread - our rosters have been totally mismanaged
Replies: 107
Views: 11119

Re: Let the hate flow thread - our rosters have been totally mismanaged

Also at the root of this is the failure to develops ANY MLB caliber pitchers. It’s not a complete wash. Godley became the starting catcher on the WS team and Blackburn became Montgomery. But still, develop a 4/5 starter and two serviceable relievers at some point in the last 7 years and then you don...
by champaignchris
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bogaerts got a bump
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: Bogaerts got a bump

Cubswin11 wrote:Rendon is still out there, he’d be an awesome add. Either at 2B or 3B and move KB to the OF. I doubt we have the money for him but one can dream.


Also Gerrit Cole. I forgot about him.
by champaignchris
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bogaerts got a bump
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: Bogaerts got a bump

6/132 extension Not surprised. That takes the biggest position player free agent off the board for 2020. Probably the only guy the Cubs would have been remotely interested. I suppose Puig could have a big enough year to gather some interest and Ozuna could have a bounce back year. Although it's jus...

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