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by champaignchris
Wed May 24, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5775
Views: 585436

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: 134247

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: 7389
Views: 717992

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: 134247

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: 15270

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: 134247

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: 7389
Views: 717992

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: 7389
Views: 717992

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: 5585

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: 3129

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: 7839

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: 8477

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: 9244

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: 17627

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: 1982

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: 24356

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 ...
by champaignchris
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Brewers trade Thornburg to Boston
Replies: 7
Views: 1245

Re: Brewers trade Thornburg to Boston

They might be good in a couple years, but they are really going to be a special kind of awful this year.

Fangraphs is projecting their position players to put up a 6.5 WAR combined. And that's before they inevitably trade Braun.
by champaignchris
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Winter Meetings Thread (?)
Replies: 233
Views: 17627

Re: Winter Meetings Thread (?)

Cubswin11 wrote:


Sam Dyson or Alex Claudio, please.
by champaignchris
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs offseason thread
Replies: 707
Views: 59030

Re: Cubs offseason thread

Random musings... I figured that Detroit would decline Cameron Maybin's option and that he'd be a possible depth candidate. He seems like a Theo-y kind of player. But the Tigers traded him to the Angels and the Angels excercised the option. I think the problem with re-signing Dex will be the years, ...
by champaignchris
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: THE CUBS ARE 2016 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!
Replies: 706
Views: 44142

Re: THE CUBS ARE 2016 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!

I am just so happy right now.

Nothing else to say.
by champaignchris
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: ATTN: Lurkers & Returning Posters
Replies: 99
Views: 9386

Re: ATTN: Lurkers & Returning Posters

More lurker than poster the last couple years. Still check the site every day.
by champaignchris
Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Chicago Cubs are the 2016 NL Central Division Champions
Replies: 80
Views: 5911

Re: The Chicago Cubs are the 2016 NL Central Division Champions

badger wrote:I count Lester, Lackey, Chapman, and Sealboy. But your point still stands.


I had to de-lurk to say that Lackey moved to the "like" side of my ledger with his "Not here for a haircut; I came for jewelry" post-game interview.

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