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by Cubswin11
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Spring Training Thread
Replies: 295
Views: 12163

Re: 2019 Spring Training Thread

Almora is a fine option to lead off against a lefty. He should never, ever see a PA against a righty if it can be avoided, though. He’s fine to play vs lefties, preferably he’s hitting lower in the lineup still as we still have 4-6 better leadoff options vs LHP than him. I know I’m somewhat irratio...
by Cubswin11
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Spring Training Thread
Replies: 295
Views: 12163

Re: 2019 Spring Training Thread

Pretty much guarantees Almora leads off/takes our first AB of 2019, horsefeathering fantastic. https://twitter.com/sullivan_ranger/status/1104786945773694977?s=21 did Almora punch you or a loved one in the face No, I just don’t like horsefeathers players on my team. Especially ones put in a role th...
by Cubswin11
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Spring Training Thread
Replies: 295
Views: 12163

Re: 2019 Spring Training Thread

Pretty much guarantees Almora leads off/takes our first AB of 2019, horsefeathering fantastic.

by Cubswin11
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2019 HR Derby [Entry Thread]
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: 2019 HR Derby [Entry Thread]

C: Yasmany Grandal ($75)
1B: Cody Bellinger ($75)
2B: Anthony Rendon ($75)
SS: Eugenio Perez ($100)
3B: Kris Bryant ($50)
OF: Mike Trout ($200)
OF: Aaron Judge ($75)
OF: Kyle Schwarber ($75)
OF: Bryce Harper ($100)
DH: JD Martinez ($200)
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$950 (Will PM Bench Players Shortly)
by Cubswin11
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2018-19 NBA Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 4966

Re: 2018-19 NBA Thread

Piling on Lebron? I’m in. https://twitter.com/yahoosports/status/1102938842452185090?s=21 I’ve also seen that Kuzma fell asleep on D and was pushing LeBron to his man, but that seems unlikely, and who then was LBJ guarding? Lebron hasn’t played defense in a few years, but this year has been especia...
by Cubswin11
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 383
Views: 36677

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

“Darvish not mentally tough enough to hear boos” -Jesse Rogers
by Cubswin11
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Robots Are Taking Over!
Replies: 18
Views: 523

Re: The Robots Are Taking Over!

I think its interesting that they are going to experiment with banning the shift I wonder how much shifting even goes on in independent league and MILB without (i'm assuming) the amount of advanced scouting that there is in MLB. I remember reading an article last year about shifting and teams that ...
by Cubswin11
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Robots Are Taking Over!
Replies: 18
Views: 523

Re: The Robots Are Taking Over!

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:What’s the intent around making the bases bigger? That’s a new one to me.

For 1B bigger so the runner has more space to step to avoid a collision? 2B with the new slide rule it helps protect the fielder a bit to give him more base to play with to hold it? 3B, no idea other than conformity.
by Cubswin11
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Robots Are Taking Over!
Replies: 18
Views: 523

Re: The Robots Are Taking Over!

The 3 batter thing is still dumb as is absolutely no mound visits. But anything for robot umps.
by Cubswin11
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2018-19 NBA Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 4966

Re: 2018-19 NBA Thread

17 Seconds wrote:lebron passed michael on the scoring list and the crowd in LA gave him a half assed ovation for like 15 seconds it was so oddly depressing

Matched his half assed overall effort and attempt to blow the team up this year. Can’t imagine why the fans wouldn’t be overly enthusiastic to applaud him.
by Cubswin11
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: #NotAllPitchers
Replies: 781
Views: 76673

Re: #NotAllPitchers

by Cubswin11
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Spring Training Thread
Replies: 295
Views: 12163

Re: 2019 Spring Training Thread

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:i dont think "struggles" is a strong enough word to describe his second half .300 ops

He was a pitcher at the plate for 50%+ of the year. From middle June on he had a wRC+ in the 40s and wOBA under .250.
by Cubswin11
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: #NotAllPitchers
Replies: 781
Views: 76673

Re: #NotAllPitchers

by Cubswin11
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Spring Training Thread
Replies: 295
Views: 12163

Re: 2019 Spring Training Thread

I have bad news for you if you think that was the problem, Albert

by Cubswin11
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5625
Views: 396373

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

We’re probably still way behind a lot of teams on this stuff. But good to see we’re finally doing things like this. https://twitter.com/sahadevsharma/status/1103338589948129280?s=21 I would guess not actually. I think the Dodgers and Astros (and maybe Yankees?) are WAY ahead of the curve on this so...
by Cubswin11
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Spring Training Thread
Replies: 295
Views: 12163

Re: 2019 Spring Training Thread

by Cubswin11
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5625
Views: 396373

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

We’re probably still way behind a lot of teams on this stuff. But good to see we’re finally doing things like this.


by Cubswin11
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Rule Changes Are Coming
Replies: 105
Views: 2146

Re: Rule Changes Are Coming

No 3 batter minimum, rest of the rules are there though. Also added the rule to limit Dodger like roster manipulation for pitchers going to 15 from 10 days from calling a guy up after he goes down. https://twitter.com/ap_sports/status/1103086087101132801?s=21 Major League Baseball and the players’ u...
by Cubswin11
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: #NotAllPitchers
Replies: 781
Views: 76673

Re: #NotAllPitchers



by Cubswin11
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Rule Changes Are Coming
Replies: 105
Views: 2146

Re: Rule Changes Are Coming

I didnt expect to be so deeply in the minority, but I really like the 3 batter minimum. Shortens game time/down time while also favoring more offense. Isnt that the stated goal of all these rule changes? It probably won't shorten game time at all. Any time saved by not making a pitching change will...
by Cubswin11
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Rule Changes Are Coming
Replies: 105
Views: 2146

Re: Rule Changes Are Coming

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:If you come out of a game before your limit for an injury, mandatory DL trip. Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezey.

Yeah if this goes in to place that seems like the simple answer. Maybe not DL but can’t pitch in the next 2-3 games at least.
by Cubswin11
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Rule Changes Are Coming
Replies: 105
Views: 2146

Re: Rule Changes Are Coming

i think the three-batter minimum is kind of stupid but i also think you'll get to the end of a season and be like "oh that was bad like 4 times overall" so who cares How does it definitely make the game better though? Because we’ll save maybe 7 min a game on pitching changes (not to say t...
by Cubswin11
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Rule Changes Are Coming
Replies: 105
Views: 2146

Re: Rule Changes Are Coming

i think the three-batter minimum is kind of stupid but i also think you'll get to the end of a season and be like "oh that was bad like 4 times overall" so who cares How does it definitely make the game better though? Because we’ll save maybe 7 min a game on pitching changes (not to say t...
by Cubswin11
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Rule Changes Are Coming
Replies: 105
Views: 2146

Re: Rule Changes Are Coming

The three batter minimum is the worst idea ever It really is, it fundamentally changes things. LOOGY’s will become extinct amongst other stupid aspects of it. I get limiting guys in September but 28 seems low (unless it’s on a game to game basis I guess and can shuffle guys on and off at will to th...
by Cubswin11
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Rule Changes Are Coming
Replies: 105
Views: 2146

Rule Changes Are Coming

https://twitter.com/ken_rosenthal/status/1102981544522657792 Most of these are really horsefeathering stupid, but guessing the players/union jumped at accepting anything that added another major league job on every team. The two sides​ have​ made​ significant​​ progress toward an agreement on a num...

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