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by champaignchris
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Des Moines shuttle
Replies: 127
Views: 14984

Re: The Des Moines shuttle

Vinestal wrote:So who goes down when Hendricks is recalled? A bullpen arm I guess? Who?


With only 8 plate appearances in the month of July, I was assuming it would be La Stella.
by champaignchris
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7349
Views: 702033

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Morrissey... Because this deal also somehow made them worse this year? Because there's another pitcher out there the Cubs could have gotten that would have made them better this year? What did he want the team to do? Am I actually going to have to read that article to find out? I just don't.... unde...
by champaignchris
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 322
Views: 28742

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

There's a pretty good chance the Cubs just got the best pitcher to switch teams via free agency or trade or otherwise between now and trade deadline 2018. Barring a complete surprise, Darvish and Archer are the only two contenders, right? Or maybe you think Sonny Gray is on the same level as Quintan...
by champaignchris
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1268
Views: 103381

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

Kershaw's peripherals in the playoffs aren't as good as they are in the regular season, but they're still very good, and far better than what you'd expect from the results. He looks like small sample size bad luck to me. David Price has just gotten shelled in the playoffs. If Kershaw is a playoff ch...
by champaignchris
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Random In-season Musings and Rumors
Replies: 374
Views: 33922

Re: Random In-season Musings and Rumors

Montero is a real issue. I don't think he should be behind the dish much anymore. I doubt they'd dump him this year and I value his glove/framing and mentorship of Contreras but he's borderline unplayable at the Catcher position. He's a FA after this year. The Cubs will let him walk. If Caratini is...
by champaignchris
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Starting Pitching candidates
Replies: 1268
Views: 103381

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

If the Mets are selling and want to balance out their core, trading starting pitching for hitting prospects, is there a guy you go after? De Grom's worrisome health has been covered. Regardless of how the lat heals, Syndergaard looks like he has a ticking time bomb for a right arm and has demonstrat...
by champaignchris
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1813
Views: 179872

Re: Addison Russell

sneakypower wrote:the friend/nanny? said something like "if it were me i'd post the screenshot(s?)" which is worryingly specific


Which could still be anything. Could just be something embarrassing, like texts with a girlfriend.
by champaignchris
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1813
Views: 179872

Re: Addison Russell

Derek Jeter probably had the right idea how to handle things as a young baseball star...

Stay single, bang anything that moves, get married after you retire.
by champaignchris
Mon May 29, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5741
Views: 570342

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread



Binghamton Rumble Ponies?
by champaignchris
Wed May 24, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5741
Views: 570342

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Mookie Wilson. The 2nd best Mookie in MLB history.
by champaignchris
Fri May 12, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: #NotAllPitchers
Replies: 887
Views: 132003

Re: #NotAllPitchers

Liam Neeson wrote:


At some point Mets pitching injuries will stop being funny.

We have not yet reached that point.
by champaignchris
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7349
Views: 702033

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

To set the record, the Cubs would have to surpass 998 runs scored, set by the 1930 Cubs, which is the same year everybody scored a stupid amount of runs... I've long been completely fascinated by those Cubs teams of the late 20s and early 30s. Four HoFers in Hartnett, Kuyler, Hack Wilson, and Horns...
by champaignchris
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: #NotAllPitchers
Replies: 887
Views: 132003

Re: #NotAllPitchers

If it were pretty much anybody besides the Mets, I'd feel bad.
by champaignchris
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Des Moines shuttle
Replies: 127
Views: 14984

Re: The Des Moines shuttle

Does anyone know if it's the Bereavement List or the "Bereavement" List?

I don't want to make a crack about his goldfish passing if he lost a family member.
by champaignchris
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: #NotAllPitchers
Replies: 887
Views: 132003

Re: #NotAllPitchers

Syndergaard left today's game with a blister.

Likelihood it's a chronic Rich Hill-type thing?

Given that it's the Mets, I'm thinking pretty high.
by champaignchris
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7349
Views: 702033

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

jersey cubs fan wrote:your sarcasm killed his dog

I am a horrible person.
by champaignchris
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7349
Views: 702033

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:on this day in 2014...

Image

:barf:


I couldn't remember which Baker that was. It's neither Scott nor Jeff. It's John.

The Cubs sure ran through the Baker brothers there in the early '10s. (They're not brothers.)
by champaignchris
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Predictions for 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 5413

Re: Cubs Predictions for 2017

I predict both Jay and Heyward have higher WARs for the Cubs than Fowler does for the Cardinals.
by champaignchris
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Relief pitchers in the Hall of Fame?
Replies: 26
Views: 3062

Re: Relief pitchers in the Hall of Fame?

Yeah, Rivera's, like, one of a tiny handful of pitchers who make the exception. Otherwise horsefeathers relievers. Not to reignite the WAR discussion, but Rivera has a higher career WAR (per B-R) than Red Ruffing, Three Fingers Brown, Whitey Ford, Schoolboy Hoyt, Sandy Koufax, Al Spalding and Early...
by champaignchris
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Starting next year all HOF votes will be made public
Replies: 72
Views: 7666

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

I don't think either should be in the Hall, but I don't understand how you can vote for Hoffman and not for Wagner. I especially can't see how the difference can possibly be 74% to 10%. Wagner's rate stats are better than Hoffman's across the board.
by champaignchris
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Chapman to Yankees
Replies: 82
Views: 8308

Re: Chapman to Yankees

The farther I get away from it (and Buck's incessant blathering on the subject) the more reasonable Chapman's workload for the Series looks to me. Beginning at the end of the NLCS, his work load was - 3 days off- 1 inning - 3 days off - 1.1 innings - Day off - 1 inning - day off - 2.2 innings - day ...
by champaignchris
Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Depth for the Rotation
Replies: 94
Views: 9134

Re: Depth for the Rotation

I've seen a couple places that the Cubs should try to trade for and then extend Duffy.

Why do people think he'd be willing to extend considering he'd likely be the third best starting pitching free agent behind Kershaw and Arrieta and younger than both of them?
by champaignchris
Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Winter Meetings Thread (?)
Replies: 233
Views: 17304

Re: Winter Meetings Thread (?)

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:I think Nightengale made another typo, this time about the position of one of the White Sox players. Judging by the replies he confused Robertson and Frazier.


There are so many different baseball players. It's hard to keep track of them all.
by champaignchris
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade for Caleb Smith from NYY via MIL in rule 5
Replies: 10
Views: 1973

Re: Cubs trade for Caleb Smith from NYY via MIL in rule 5

So how does this work? Milwaukee drafted Smith in the Rule 5 and then traded him to the Cubs? We know for what?

Same Rule 5 rules apply even though he was traded? If he doesn't make the Cubs roster, the Yankees can take him back?
by champaignchris
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trading Soler to KC for Wade Davis
Replies: 330
Views: 23918

Re: Cubs interested in Wade Davis, deal close?

I'm not objective about this since I've never loved Soler and Davis is (was?) one of my favorite non-Cubs. We're trading our fourth or fifth outfielder for what will be our best bullpen arm. Yeah, Davis only pitched 45 innings last year, but Soler missed two months of the season, too. Really, Davis ...

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