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by Bryant's Disco Ball
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7088
Views: 644334

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

It's still so weird that when his eight-year contract is done J-Hey is still only going to be 33. It's usually like 41 on these long-term contracts. I wasn't quite as infatuated as many about him simply because I don't think he is going to tap into some huge power based on his resume, but his resume...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7088
Views: 644334

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Brian wrote:This is going to be the heart of our lineup soon, I can feel it.

(edit: ugh, I thought his free agency was a lot sooner than 3.5 seasons from now. Needs to have that falling out with Dusty soon.)



2.5 seasons from now.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5522
Views: 518102

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Is it just me, or are guys hitting a lot of homers again these days?
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: remember when we thought we were special thread
Replies: 94
Views: 6338

Re: remember when we thought we were special thread

i'm much more confused than i am worried. baseball is weird but it's been a long time since i've seen this drastic of a slump or whatever is going on with our pitching right now. This is exactly where I'm at. It's just so bizarre that an entire staff from starters to relievers would mostly all just...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Candelario up; Cogs to DL
Replies: 27
Views: 1648

Re: Candelario up; Cogs to DL

Derwood wrote:YES!!!! The team mascot will save us!


Yup. This is this year's magician move.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread
Replies: 669
Views: 63966

Re: Time to worry about Heyward yet?

So when everybody wanted him this offseason had nobody really watched him much or is he a way different-looking hitter than 2015?
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7088
Views: 644334

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

40-16 is a purrty record. I like the whole "have 50% more games over .500 than actual losses" Wonder if we'll hit 50 wins before we hit 20 losses. This team is fun. :bow: My, how times have changed. Wonder if the Cubs will win their 60th before their 40th loss. :( At the time of that post...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison is (Mostly) Fixed At The Plate
Replies: 39
Views: 3833

Re: Addison is (Mostly) Fixed At The Plate

Tim wrote:
Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:
Tim wrote:How old were you when you swore your oath against having fun?


I'm reading that like he's being serious and not sarcastic.

Given his relentless negativity, I stand by my interpretation.


I'm willing to believe you then. No offense to him.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison is (Mostly) Fixed At The Plate
Replies: 39
Views: 3833

Re: Addison is (Mostly) Fixed At The Plate

Addy also just pulled his OPS+ above 100 and his slugging above .400 Plus offensive value + the best defense at his position in the league isn't bad, is it? Seems All-Star worthy to me How old were you when you swore your oath against having fun? I'm reading that like he's being serious and not sar...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: remember when we thought we were special thread
Replies: 94
Views: 6338

Re: remember when we thought we were special thread

Honestly, when they are making Moneyball 2 , the movie needed some more tension and antagonism. This will be perfect for character arc. Duke, you are good with numbers. I am not. Is an eight-game lead on July 3, playoff percentage-wise, a really sizeable lead or do the Cubs sort of have to start pl...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Rusney Castillo on outright release waivers
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Re: Rusney Castillo on outright release waivers

Red Sox Place Rusney Castillo On Outright Waivers https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2016/06/red-sox-place-rusney-castillo-on-outright-waivers.html I know this would be the exact opposite of a low risk, but is there still a high reward to be had? Are his issues something that can be fixed or is he a lo...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Fri May 20, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7088
Views: 644334

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I think that answers the question. Thanks, sir.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Fri May 20, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7088
Views: 644334

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I suck with math and percentages and probabilities. Today, I learned that if a team has a seven-game winning streak, the chances of them losing a game in the next three is no bigger than at any other time. The Cubs have a nice lead in the NL Central. I've read a few times from one of the better post...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Wed May 18, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline
Replies: 1510
Views: 97736

Re: 2016 Trade Deadline

For no particular reason, here's a short list of teams that could be ready to back up the truck in the next few weeks and what they could move. Not necessarily guys that would be fits for us, just guys that could be on the move. Brewers : Jonathan Lucroy: Had no idea he was a free agent after this ...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue May 17, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The unthinkable, an ESPN writer suggests the Angels should trade Trout with Cubs as a possible landing spot
Replies: 138
Views: 8749

Re: The unthinkable, an ESPN writer suggests the Angels should trade Trout with Cubs as a possible landing spot

He's a 9-win player in one spot. Calling him worth Russell or Bryant plus several top prospects *is* including a discount for his salary. Curious, would you be willing to do Russell, Schwarber, Happ, Torres and Contreras for him and his salary or too much? The only reason I say no to that particula...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue May 17, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The unthinkable, an ESPN writer suggests the Angels should trade Trout with Cubs as a possible landing spot
Replies: 138
Views: 8749

Re: The unthinkable, an ESPN writer suggests the Angels should trade Trout with Cubs as a possible landing spot

Quick back of the envelope math: 5 win x 5 years = 25 wins 9 wins x 5 years = 45 wins 7 million/win with 10% inflation puts you at 385 million for Trout and about 215 for hypothetical 5 win Russell. That's about 250 million in surplus value for Trout v. a little under 200 for Russell. So if you wan...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue May 17, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The unthinkable, an ESPN writer suggests the Angels should trade Trout with Cubs as a possible landing spot
Replies: 138
Views: 8749

Re: The unthinkable, an ESPN writer suggests the Angels should trade Trout with Cubs as a possible landing spot

Quick back of the envelope math: 5 win x 5 years = 25 wins 9 wins x 5 years = 45 wins 7 million/win with 10% inflation puts you at 385 million for Trout and about 215 for hypothetical 5 win Russell. That's about 250 million in surplus value for Trout v. a little under 200 for Russell. So if you wan...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue May 17, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The unthinkable, an ESPN writer suggests the Angels should trade Trout with Cubs as a possible landing spot
Replies: 138
Views: 8749

Re: The unthinkable, an ESPN writer suggests the Angels should trade Trout with Cubs as a possible landing spot

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:He's a 9-win player in one spot. Calling him worth Russell or Bryant plus several top prospects *is* including a discount for his salary.


Curious, would you be willing to do Russell, Schwarber, Happ, Torres and Contreras for him and his salary or too much?
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue May 17, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The unthinkable, an ESPN writer suggests the Angels should trade Trout with Cubs as a possible landing spot
Replies: 138
Views: 8749

Re: The unthinkable, an ESPN writer suggests the Angels should trade Trout with Cubs as a possible landing spot

i don't think people fully appreciate that Trout's already making a lot of money and that rightly should/will affect trade bounties i mean, his obligations (5x28, basically) are still a bargain for a player of his level, but i'm not sure that featuring a player like Russell who might be a 5-win pla...
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Fri May 13, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Guess Jake's New Team in 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2383

Re: Guess Jake's New Team in 2018

I figured all the talk of this by the baseball world would start next season. It feels sort of premature.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue May 10, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Screw the Closer
Replies: 18
Views: 2190

Re: Screw the Closer

UMFan83 wrote:He won't be laughing when it costs him millions in arbitration


To be fair to him, he didn't say he was laughing. Haha.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue May 03, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1795
Views: 217663

Re: Baez impresses Baez

mike2482 wrote:Who plays Mr. Carosi?


One of the Ricketts.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue May 03, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1795
Views: 217663

Re: Baez impresses Baez

David wrote:maybe lackey is jessie's step brother, eric


Eric was a weird one. He apparently was going to stick around and had a thing going with Lisa..............never to be mentioned again.

Maybe that's the way Lackey will be after a few seasons. So, yeah, good fit.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue May 03, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Theo Speak
Replies: 327
Views: 54496

Re: Theo Speak

Sammy Sofa wrote:I don't understand what is happening.


I don't either. But you got two likes for that post.
by Bryant's Disco Ball
Tue May 03, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Theo Speak
Replies: 327
Views: 54496

Re: Theo Speak

Sammy Sofa wrote:OK?


Finally. You agree.

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