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by champaignchris
Thu Aug 12, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bye Jake, get vaccinated or something
Replies: 52
Views: 2532

Re: Bye Jake, get vaccinated or something

And still not sure why Hoyer decided to go bargain basement with both Jake and Trevor Williams instead of spending basically the same amount of money to get one of Taijuan Walker, Desciafani, or one of the other relatively cheap but legitimate starting pitching options on the market last off season.
by champaignchris
Thu Aug 12, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bye Jake, get vaccinated or something
Replies: 52
Views: 2532

Re: Bye Jake, get vaccinated or something

Kyle Ryan gone too https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/1425862526001192961 huh - that's three out and only two in. I wonder what additional move will be made. Wondering the same thing. Keegan Thompson or Corey Abbott up to take Jake's spot in the rotation? Not that they really need to bring a sixth sta...
by champaignchris
Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2021 Bears season
Replies: 694
Views: 30280

Re: 2021 Bears season

Grossman was the one who got Brett Favre comparisons when he came into the league. Injuries completely stunted his progress. I don’t know if he ever would have been a great or even good QB, but he played only 8 games in his first three seasons in Chicago. Was the starter on a Super Bowl team his fou...
by champaignchris
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2021 Bulls Offseason
Replies: 282
Views: 14250

Re: 2021 Bulls Offseason

The Pacers are hoping better health and way better coaching sends them at least back to where they were two years ago when they had a 50 win pace during the pandemic season. It just shows the depth of the East right now that you didn't even think of them and mentioned 10 teams! I’ve been watching s...
by champaignchris
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: So...Now What?
Replies: 424
Views: 26559

Re: So...Now What?

Ouch. Sounds like Rizzo's hinting that the guys were unhappy as well. Would not surprise me. From the outside looking in, something has just seemed “off” about this team since at least the end of the 2018 season. Hard to put a finger on it, but I would not be surprised if some unhappy “behind the s...
by champaignchris
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2021 Trade Deadline Targets, Rumors, and Rampant Speculation
Replies: 865
Views: 39852

Re: 2021 Trade Deadline Targets, Rumors, and Rampant Speculation

I look at the Ricketts like this: if you meat a nice person and they sold you a car you you wanted for a reasonable price, you would probably feel they were wonderful. If two days later they ripped their mask off to reveal they were actually snake and the car you bought wasn't actually theirs to se...
by champaignchris
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2021 Trade Deadline Targets, Rumors, and Rampant Speculation
Replies: 865
Views: 39852

Re: 2021 Trade Deadline Targets, Rumors, and Rampant Speculation

So what's the team look like next year as it stands? C- Contreras 1B- Wisdom 2B- Madrigal SS- Hoerner 3B- Bote RF- Heyward CF- Ortega? Hermosllo? Deichmann? LF- Happ SP: Hendricks, Alzolay, Steele, Mills, K. Thompson, Marquez, Abbott RP: Heuer, Wieck, Wick (if he's not dead), Maples, Leeper, Rodriq...
by champaignchris
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Jon Lester to the Cardinals
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: Jon Lester to the Cardinals

The Cardinals don't really have an option to sell off. Of their 5 pending free agents, 3 - Molina, Wainwright and Carpenter - have their 5 and 10, Martinez just had thumb surgery and is likely out for the year, and Miller isn't likely to net anything worth doing. So they might as well grab another s...
by champaignchris
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2021 Trade Deadline Targets, Rumors, and Rampant Speculation
Replies: 865
Views: 39852

Re: 2021 Trade Deadline Targets, Rumors, and Rampant Speculation

Neither Bryant nor Rizzo is in today's starting lineup. Baez is. I bet Ross says its a scheduled day off. Day game in the middle of a long stretch without an off day But how pissed would you be if you bought tickets for today's game thinking it might be the last time these guys play in Wrigley, onl...
by champaignchris
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade Deadline Thread (non-Cubs)
Replies: 128
Views: 6356

Re: Trade Deadline Thread (non-Cubs)

I almost have to start rooting for the Giants to win that division simply because an all-or-nothing Dodgers/Padres wild card game will be absolutely IN-SANE!
by champaignchris
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Tepera to the White Sox
Replies: 22
Views: 1215

Re: Tepera to the White Sox

I knew the Cubs would get less for Tepera than they did for Chafin, but a guy barely scraping the top 30 of a bad farm system still seems pretty light.
by champaignchris
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2021 Trade Deadline Targets, Rumors, and Rampant Speculation
Replies: 865
Views: 39852

Re: 2021 Trade Deadline Targets, Rumors, and Rampant Speculation

Hosmer is not-as-good Rizzo. If the Cubs won’t go past 5 years for $70MM for Rizzo they better get a ton of prospects back for taking on Hosmer’s remaining 4 years for $60MM.
by champaignchris
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2021 Trade Deadline Targets, Rumors, and Rampant Speculation
Replies: 865
Views: 39852

Re: 2021 Trade Deadline Targets, Rumors, and Rampant Speculation

https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/1419666680243003392?s=19 https://twitter.com/mike_petriello/status/1419662228849053698?s=19 Circumstances are conspiring to get us a solid return for Davies, which is dumb but I'm certainly not going to complain. Davies will never pass the eye test and he’s not ...
by champaignchris
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Closer to 85%
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: Cubs Closer to 85%

I’m ready to see if Wisdom can handle some left field. At least until Rizzo is traded.
by champaignchris
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2021 Trade Deadline Targets, Rumors, and Rampant Speculation
Replies: 865
Views: 39852

Re: 2021 Trade Deadline Targets, Rumors, and Rampant Speculation

Let's say Rizzo to the Red Sox speculation really does happen (fits their need, full circles it for him). What would people want? I can't imagine the price would be high, considering his season and impending FA. It's an odd system to really find fits, but again, return isn't going to be through the...
by champaignchris
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 8005
Views: 842748

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

https://twitter.com/enosarris/status/1418217615487475725?s=19 Alec Mills is included, if you want to feel better about his performance since he got off the IL and how sustainable it is This one is weird. Every single one of Mills’ pitches has a better Stuff+ in June and July than it did in April an...
by champaignchris
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Pederson to Braves
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Re: Pederson to Braves

Does it seem strange that the Braves, who are only 0.5 games better than the Cubs at 44-45, are buying after losing Acuna? I know their division is closer and this isn’t exactly a franchise changing move but seems a bit odd Playoff odds per BR: Braves 25.7%%, Cubs 4.5% Playoff odds per FG: Braves 9...
by champaignchris
Wed Jul 14, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2021 Trade Deadline Targets, Rumors, and Rampant Speculation
Replies: 865
Views: 39852

Re: 2021 Trade Deadline Targets, Rumors, and Rampant Speculation

Other than "the Ricketts are evil" is there any reason to believe that the team won't have a payroll approaching pre-COVID levels next year? Even after arbitration, their payroll commitment prior to free agency is going to be around $100-$105 MM. They could bring in a couple premier free a...
by champaignchris
Thu Jul 08, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 8005
Views: 842748

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Mike Schmidt led the Majors in Ks in 74, 75, and 76 and had fWARs of 9.4, 7.9, and 8.3.
by champaignchris
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 8005
Views: 842748

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I wonder what’s the all time highest WAR for the MLB leader in K’s I was going to try and find it but I'm just going to go with Aaron Judge's 2017 - lead the league with 208 Ks and had a 8.3 fwar. That’s crazy. Thanks Reggie Jackson had a 8.9 fWAR with 142 Ks in 1969. Babe Ruth led the League in Ks...
by champaignchris
Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Trevor Bauer Continues to get Worse
Replies: 17
Views: 2257

Re: Trevor Bauer Continues to get Worse

I’ll admit that there was a time where I saw Bauer as an endearingly quirky baseball nerd and enjoyed his long-distance bro-mance with Yu.

Maybe the aliens can bring that Bauer back and take this defective one back to the home planet for servicing.
by champaignchris
Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 8005
Views: 842748

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Heading into tonight’s game the Cubs were BABIPing .218 in June. And that number didn’t go up tonight. Easily the worst in MLB by more than .040 lower than the second worse team, StL.

What to make of that? Team-wide bad luck?
by champaignchris
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Will the McCaskeys sell the Bears?
Replies: 135
Views: 5603

Re: Will the McCaskeys sell the Bears?

Mike Florio on WSCR made a great point that I hadn’t thought of before…. The estate taxes due on the Bears when Virginia passes will be astronomical, which is why he thinks the Bears will be sold in the next 5-10 years.
by champaignchris
Sat May 29, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 695940

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Tryptamine wrote:The Orioles have managed to reach special levels of awful after a hot start. They've now lost 18 of their last 20 games.


D-Backs may be even worse. Lost 21 of their last 24 after a 15-13 start.

ETA - Rockies have lost 20 of their last 30, with 6 of those 10 wins coming against the D-Backs.
by champaignchris
Wed May 26, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 695940

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

javy knows my name wrote:Ludacris has hoes in none of those :(


Luda was born in the 217!

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