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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: 1954

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: 356
Views: 32564

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: 492
Views: 44218

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: 492
Views: 44218

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: 35288

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: 72218

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: 72218

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: 72218

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: 1833

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: 106947

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: 72218

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: 356
Views: 32564

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: 72218

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: 72218

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: 5741
Views: 572631

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: 5741
Views: 572631

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: 112
Views: 20953

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: 72218

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...
by Named After Maddux
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 35288

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Cubs finished tied with Boston so either 16th or 17th pick pending a coin flip (that’s how they do that, right?). Ties are broken using the previous year's standings, with worse record winning the tiebreaker. And to think, you people were disappointed the Cubs didn't win 108 games and the World Ser...
by Named After Maddux
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 35288

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

texascub wrote:
Named After Maddux wrote:Cubs finished tied with Boston so either 16th or 17th pick pending a coin flip (that’s how they do that, right?).


Ties are broken using the previous year's standings, with worse record winning the tiebreaker.


Oh nice. Thanks
by Named After Maddux
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 35288

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Cubs finished tied with Boston so either 16th or 17th pick pending a coin flip (that’s how they do that, right?).
by Named After Maddux
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs Manager Search (Ross to be hired - Kaplan)
Replies: 375
Views: 44262

Re: Cubs Manager Search

Give me Astros bench coach Joe Espada. Widely regarded as a good communicator, has worked in both Astros and Yankees system, bilingual, and spent time in Yankees front office. There’s been a few other candidates I’ve heard thrown around that I do like: Josh Bard, Carlos Beltran, Sam Fuld (blast from...
by Named After Maddux
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Maddoning
Replies: 504
Views: 69284

Re: It's Maddoning

CyHawk_Cub wrote:"Moar Addy and Almora" doesn't seem like a wise way to go next year, Joe.


Hey if he wants to push the Padres or Mets to make a trade to acquire them after he signs on to manage, I’m all for it.
by Named After Maddux
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 roster
Replies: 947
Views: 72218

Re: 2020 roster

Contreras is probably the most likely to be moved. He's got the combination of high value but expendable. He's in a high value position and is likely to be able to bring back the value in a trade that makes it worth trading him while the Cubs also have an in house option to replace him. Caratini do...
by Named After Maddux
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs suck and we were always right to hate them (2019 negativity thread)
Replies: 109
Views: 15999

Re: Cubs suck and we were always right to hate them (2019 negativity thread)

I posted most of my thoughts on the season in one of the disastrous Brewers game threads: This team is infuriating. Sure they could make the playoffs, but I’m okay with a significant shakeup. 2016 was a once in a (possibly) lifetime team. I get that, but 2017 it was “the hangover”. 2018 was “everyon...

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