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by Cubswin11
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Sports Media Thread
Replies: 1353
Views: 125083

Re: Sports Media Thread

Simmons is starting a new site, The Ringer, sometime in the Spring/Summer. Taking a lot of ex-Grantlander's with him. From the looks of who is all on board currently it appears it will be more pop culture/TV/movie/music related than sports related.
by Cubswin11
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Cubs 2016 #3 Prospect
Replies: 13
Views: 1793

Re: Cubs 2016 #3 Prospect

I don't understand the Happ love this early. I'm hoping to be proven wrong that he was just out of gas or something, but a .241/.315/.448 line in South Bend w/ a near 25% K rate from a college draftee that doesn't provide much defensive value does not scream like a player that should be getting top...
by Cubswin11
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5469
Views: 509621

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

I wonder how much of that reaction is 'TWO opt outs!?!?!' v. the actual duration/AAV. I bet that's part of it, but I also think most of the votes came from the old guard way of thinking "how do you pay a guy that much who's a career .268 hitter, never had over 100 RBIs and only hit over 20 HRs...
by Cubswin11
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Prediction Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2898

Re: Minor League Prediction Thread

Mark Bellhorn.......eek. I was hoping for Todd Walker. I felt like Walker's defensive shortcomings were overblown and he should have been given more credit for his bat. The two good years of Bellhorn (7.3 fWAR) adds up to almost all of Walker's entire career fWAR (9.5). You absolutely want Happ tur...
by Cubswin11
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Prediction Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2898

Re: Minor League Prediction Thread

And what's a realistic comp? I always go back to the good version of Mark Bellhorn for ceiling. Bellhorn was only good twice, and I think a few years apart too, but otherwise the heavy Iso offense, passable D, switch hitting 2B thing works in my head. --- Draft prediction: Cubs take HS RHP Reggie L...
by Cubswin11
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Cubs 2016 #3 Prospect
Replies: 13
Views: 1793

Re: Cubs 2016 #3 Prospect

Happ, almost went with him at 2. I think he's a top 20ish prospect in MLB by this time next year.
by Cubswin11
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Prediction Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2898

Re: Minor League Prediction Thread

There seems to be a whole lot of excitement for Happ. Anyone care to project a slash line for him? And what's a realistic comp? PS: Since Schwarber received a big league promotion a year after being drafted, if Happ indeed has a breakout season could a September call up be a legitimate possibility?...
by Cubswin11
Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Prediction Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2898

Re: Minor League Prediction Thread

- Almora/Jeimer both have disappointing seasons, Almora not being able to maintain what he did in August and Jeimer not doing it for a full year. - EJM is a lot more advanced than anyone thought and becomes a top 75 prospect with upside - Eloy and Torres both continue to perform well at young ages i...
by Cubswin11
Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Cubs 2016 #2 Prospect
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

Re: Cubs 2016 #2 Prospect

Tim wrote:Should we call this one and move on to #3?

Do it
by Cubswin11
Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Cubs 2016 #2 Prospect
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

Re: Cubs 2016 #2 Prospect

I'm actually going with Happ here, thinking that if he sticks at 2B, that bat could be special for that spot. I'm sure Contreras wins out, but the questions on his D turns it into bat vs. bat for me between these two and I like Happ's a lot more. I almost went Happ with similar reasoning along with...
by Cubswin11
Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Cubs 2016 #2 Prospect
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

Re: Cubs 2016 #2 Prospect

I think Jeimer should probably be added, at least starting for #3. Not that I think he's #3 but he probably should be on the board
by Cubswin11
Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Law's 2016 Farm System Rankings
Replies: 47
Views: 4290

Re: Law's 2016 Farm System Rankings

Law's top 10 for the system, top 100 ranks in parenthesis.... 1. Gleyber Torres, SS (15) 2. Willson Contreras, C (27) 3. Ian Happ, 2B/CF (47) 4. Billy McKinney, OF (69) 5. Albert Almora, OF (88) 6. Dylan Cease, RHP (91) 7. Eddy Julio Martinez, OF (Just missed) 8. Duane Underwood, RHP 9. Eloy Jimenez...
by Cubswin11
Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Better Call Saul (Again)
Replies: 798
Views: 65562

Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

Really good, not that I had any doubts they'd make it work but I was a little worried how last season ended that they'd rush into Jimmy being Saul at the start of this season. Glad that's going to seemingly be a little bit yet. I'm enjoying the ride
by Cubswin11
Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 326
Views: 30066

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

With so many NL teams throwing out bad rosters and trying to lose I could see inflated win totals for the top 5-7ish teams in the NL this year which makes me think the 101 shouldn't be all that of a surprise or even the cardinals in the 90s (though Istill think that's high for them).
by Cubswin11
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1917
Views: 245765

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

I, for one, feel like I will appreciate Almora more when he's traded for a pitcher. Talking about him is about as entertaining to me as talking about Fowler. Different skillsets but all leading down the path to meh. Idk, to me he can be a right-handed Gerrardo Parra who can actually play CF and not...
by Cubswin11
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Music Thread 2.0
Replies: 2313
Views: 192295

Re: Music Thread 2.0

Bunts Lick Butts wrote:Sweet I got a collectors edition

Get Shkerli on the phone and see how much he will pay for it
by Cubswin11
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1917
Views: 245765

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

If he's averaging around 92 and can crank it up to 94-95, that's pretty good velocity.
by Cubswin11
Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Sports Media Thread
Replies: 1353
Views: 125083

Re: Sports Media Thread

Sammy Sofa wrote:Sounds promising, though too bad Brett Morgen wasn't involved. June 17th, 1994 is amazing.

That's my favorite 30 For 30 and it's not even close
by Cubswin11
Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Tommy Hunter signs with Indians
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Re: Tommy Hunter signs with Indians

How many consecutive first round picks do we get?
by Cubswin11
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5469
Views: 509621

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Jenrry Mejia banned for life from MLB for his 3rd positive PED test, he was suspended almost all of last year for his 2nd positive test.
by Cubswin11
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Law's 2016 Farm System Rankings
Replies: 47
Views: 4290

Re: Law's 2016 Farm System Rankings

EJM was on Law's "just missed" list, here's what he said.... Martinez was supposed to get something around $10 million in the last international signing period, but for reasons that aren't entirely clear, the rumored deal never came to fruition and he ended up signing with the Cubs for $3...
by Cubswin11
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: All Things Spring Training 2016 (except games)
Replies: 384
Views: 37796

Re: All Things Spring Training 2016 (except games)

Almost deserves a thread all its own! http://www.chicagonow.com/cubs-den/2016/02/jason-heyward-takes-bp-video/ That's a pretty big leg kick he has going on, on his front leg in that video.... I wonder if that's something they are working on with him. In the video below he has a much smaller/shorter...
by Cubswin11
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Law's 2016 Farm System Rankings
Replies: 47
Views: 4290

Re: Law's 2016 Farm System Rankings

EJM was on Law's "just missed" list, here's what he said.... Martinez was supposed to get something around $10 million in the last international signing period, but for reasons that aren't entirely clear, the rumored deal never came to fruition and he ended up signing with the Cubs for $3 ...
by Cubswin11
Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 326
Views: 30066

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

David wrote:Vegas has the Cubs over under set at 89

I'd be shocked if that isn't bet up to 91-92 by the start of the year. Could even see if there in a few weeks.
by Cubswin11
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2016 TV Schedule Out
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Re: 2016 TV Schedule Out

David wrote:i'm a little surprised they aren't on any non-exclusive espn games on weeknights (aside from the opner) but maybe espn just doesn't plan those out that far ahead.

It has to be they haven't planned out their games yet

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