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by Named After Maddux
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Chicago Bears offseason
Replies: 922
Views: 55806

Re: Chicago Bears offseason

I am also really interested in Hurts if the Bears were able to trade down and pick up a 3rd and 4th. I'm not really very experienced with evaluating football players, but I remember one of the knocks on Hurts is he's a "general accuracy" passer rather than "pinpoint accuracy". I ...
by Named After Maddux
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Game Off (MLB suspended indefinitely)
Replies: 77
Views: 8153

Re: Game Off (MLB suspended indefinitely)

Forgotmyoldlogin wrote:If the Rickettses want to gain some good will they could announce they plan to pay their hourly employees.


And their minor league players. Theo mentioned finding them meals and that’s great, but what about a salary/per diem?
by Named After Maddux
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Spring Training 2020 (aka Mark Gonzales blurry photo szn)
Replies: 71
Views: 9743

Re: Spring Training 2020 (aka Mark Gonzales blurry photo szn)

And the bullpen is likely to be Kimbrel Wick Ryan Jeffress Tepera Sadler Winkler Mills Of the bubble guys, sounds like Sadler and particularly Winkler are standing out the most. It’s great to see Winkler and Sadler standing out. Winkler was mentioned hitting 96 with a high spin rate and a solid sli...
by Named After Maddux
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 45717

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:JT Ginn has Tommy John surgery. Was a probable first rounder, potential top 10 pick before the injury.



I imagine the Nationals at #22 or #56 would be a possible landing spot for Ginn.
by Named After Maddux
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 2609
Views: 374033

Re: Minor League Musings

After reading MLB's list yesterday I'm really curious to see how the rotations play out in the lower levels: - Do any of Cruz/Gallardo/Estrada open the year in SB? - Do any of Jensen/McAvene/Clarke open the year in MB? - Whither Jose Albertos? - Was 5 dominant starts enough to show that Brailyn is ...
by Named After Maddux
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1430
Views: 121952

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

With all the SP injuries to the Yankees and Angels coupled with the inevitable move to get under the LT, I’d wonder what Q could bring back. It seems like we talked about it all offseason and the Cubs FO just didn’t get substantial offers to move anyone, but there’s a lot of urgency from teams. Jett...
by Named After Maddux
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Offseason Top Prospect Lists
Replies: 140
Views: 28201

Re: Offseason Top Prospect Lists

Roederer's arm makes me think moved off CF/Billy McKinney type of future in the field. I mean sure hes gonna get stronger and hopefully that improves along with it but until that time comes, I'm just not that enthused about him. How valuable is he if he cant man CF? I'd imagine not very. I still th...
by Named After Maddux
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: If the Astros cheating scandal had happened to the Cubs, how would you feel about the WS win?
Replies: 13
Views: 2862

Re: If the Astros cheating scandal had happened to the Cubs, how would you feel about the WS win?

If it was something to the extent of the Astros, then I would be truly devastated. If it was something like the Red Sox, It'd feel a bit cheapened, but I can't say it would bother me too much other than hearing teams with a little-brother complex (WS, MIL) rag on the Cubs needing to cheat to win a t...
by Named After Maddux
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017
Replies: 373
Views: 43338

Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

https://twitter.com/BNightengale/status/1215657271704702976 Well let’s see, the harshest penalty ever given out was a lifetime ban So they will get a lifetime ban on stealing signs? I don’t expect it, but if MLB found proof they used electronics to effectively steal a World Series then I don’t see ...
by Named After Maddux
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 556
Views: 58031

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

That list doesn't make any sense at all. There is an enormous gulf between some of those guy's value. Toro is not in the same league as the rest. By the way, Toro-Hernandez is the name of one guy. *face palm* that’s right. I completely forgot his full name was Abraham Toro-Hernandez. That makes mor...
by Named After Maddux
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 556
Views: 58031

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

There's a lot of caveats here (not sure about this guy's legitimacy, if this is legit who this came from, names listed are only the first or second player targeted etc), but presented on the slim chance this is anything: https://twitter.com/JohnMcGrathMLB/status/1206344780009164800 This guy was at M...
by Named After Maddux
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 45717

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Per Craig Mish and a few guys at BA, the MLB draft will now be held in Omaha starting next year. I’m a big fan of that change.
https://mobile.twitter.com/craigmish/status/1204234537913348096
by Named After Maddux
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 947
Views: 79712

Re: 2020 roster

The reporting could be wrong, but nothing in the Bryant trade news I’ve seen indicates that a big FA move would come on the heels of it. Either way, there’s no outcome with Cole, Rendon, or Strasburg. How to backfill Bryant depends on the specifics of what he’s traded for, bit I vote that if you’re...
by Named After Maddux
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 947
Views: 79712

Re: 2020 roster

I'll definitely start by saying that I do not agree with trading Bryant. However the more rumors that come out the more it looks like it is a legitimate possibility. Assuming you trade Bryant and sign Rendon (which they should) or obtain a young 3B option in the trade, I wonder about a Bote/Todd Fr...
by Named After Maddux
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 947
Views: 79712

Re: 2020 roster

I'll definitely start by saying that I do not agree with trading Bryant. However the more rumors that come out the more it looks like it is a legitimate possibility. Assuming you trade Bryant and sign Rendon (which they should) or obtain a young 3B option in the trade, I wonder about a Bote/Todd Fra...
by Named After Maddux
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs get another rehabbing A
Replies: 14
Views: 2112

Re: Cubs get another rehabbing A

I really like the move. There’s next to no downside and Cotton’s changeup was + to ++ per BP prior to his TJS. What he’s struggled with is his ability to throw a breaking ball. I wonder if they’re going to try to have him incorporate one of these knuckle curves they’ve had some success with in pitch...
by Named After Maddux
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1430
Views: 121952

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

For someone like me who needs things explained, can anybody tell me why I'm supposed to like Margot? He doesn't seem to hit for average or power and doesn't get on base. He's what Almora should be. He's relatively cheap salary-wise, strong defensive CF, and hits well against LHP. Last year he mashe...
by Named After Maddux
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 947
Views: 79712

Re: 2020 roster

I’m fine with moving on from Almora as I prefer a trade for Margot to complement our OF, but it wouldn’t be a complete shocker to see him back. I remember conversations about how much Theo, in particular, gravitated to Almora during the run up to the 2012 draft. That being said, I read that as tryin...
by Named After Maddux
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017
Replies: 373
Views: 43338

Re: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

sneakypower wrote:https://twitter.com/trevorplouffe/status/1195064380620066817?s=19


Yu Darvish should sue the Astros for $50 million dollars.
by Named After Maddux
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 947
Views: 79712

Re: 2020 roster

Snell for Contreras seems fun, probably take Brujan over Lowe since I think Lowe ends up at 1B and that's occupado I agree, I think Snell and Contreras is intriguing. The great thing about the Rays is there’s a good amount of non-Franco prospects that are enticing. Brujan, Liberatore, and Baz super...
by Named After Maddux
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 947
Views: 79712

Re: 2020 roster

Cubs offseason plan: Trades: Willson Contreras, Jose Quintana for Blake Snell, Josh Lowe, Joe Ryan (net cost -$9 million) if we’re targeting a controllable SP for one of our core players I’d be intrigued with looking at the Rays. There’s been reports that C is a top priority this offseason. Snell is...
by Named After Maddux
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 695937

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/jeffpassan/status/1193614680482361349?s=21


Wonder if San Francisco has enough sourdough bread to handle Harris coming on.
by Named After Maddux
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 6405
Views: 695937

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Ground Control to Brandon Taubman: you’ve really been fired

It’s been easy to root for the Nats after this came out. Hope the Astros don’t get a game 5.
by Named After Maddux
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Star Trek thread
Replies: 125
Views: 25716

Re: Star Trek thread

OleMissCub wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:https://youtu.be/FySrgrKJguE

Image


Dead Chokotay at 1:40??


Possibly, but I'm thinking it's Hugh.
by Named After Maddux
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 947
Views: 79712

Re: 2020 roster

I'm operating with the assumption the Cubs have $32 million to work with this offseason. Offseason plan: I listed rationale in the spoiler tags. Don't bring in Joe Girardi. I can buy in with basically anyone else that's been brought up (Ross, Beltran, Espada, Fuld, Bard, Loretta). I think it'll be R...

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