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by TomtheBombadil
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 3513
Views: 204865

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

OTOH that Zac Efron’s a handsome son of a gun, isn’t he? Is he one of those actors that is secretly a secret agent? I don’t see the point in being that jacked to do acting...That’s a lie, probably makes life a little easier.
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 3513
Views: 204865

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Hillbilly Elegy sounds as if Ayn Rand’s nonsense got Disneyfied? Is that in the ballpark?
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1216
Views: 77077

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING

As they were on Torres, Jimenez, Cease and Paredes. In general sure, but with the first three especially there was at least a hint of knowing how the prospect game/rankings work and being able to forecast future trade value given some relatively easy to achieve friendly circumstance Paredes and Ama...
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1216
Views: 77077

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING

Life after Contreras really should be Amaya, because I think he has a chance to be a star. But my gut feeling is we're going to give him away in another short-sighted trade for a reliever. Don’t want to overstate this or anything but I know for a fact the Cubs were extremely high on Amaya from Day 1
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3012
Views: 169880

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I hold out hope for this scenario - internally between Theo & Ricketts they have a broad contract structure for Harper that they are comfortable with. There is reports from real media people that the Cubs have asked to be kept in the loop when final offers are coming in. If their number is comp...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3012
Views: 169880

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Again the most sickening part of this offseason is that the owners literally have to do zero work to get people to side with them. No collusion my balls
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1216
Views: 77077

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING

I think they could always afford to add a $3-4M guy like Brach, but they had to wait for all the pitchers who were actually good to get signed by the teams actually trying to improve before a guy like Brach would sign for their budget. Oh for sure they could always afford it, just I am under the in...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1216
Views: 77077

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING

So what’s the subsequent move to fit Brach’s massive salary on the payroll? Wasn’t that a thing - the Cubs being so broke that they could not add even low rung middle relief to the payroll - like a week ago? Why after and not before the signing? Why am I still hoping?
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1216
Views: 77077

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING

Hedges would probably take Willson’s job from him. He’s a talent and Contreras hibernates or something for half a season every year Edit: Thought Hedges was 24....I still like him enough to not take that back Adding Hedges allows to cut down on innings for Contreras behind the plate to keep the bat...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1216
Views: 77077

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING

Hedges would probably take Willson’s job from him. He’s a talent and Contreras hibernates or something for half a season every year

Edit: Thought Hedges was 24....I still like him enough to not take that back
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors
Replies: 147
Views: 14115

Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

hot take alert: if the Cubs had an equivalent offseason as the Dodgers this place would be at like 10x it's current meltdown. Yeah, probably true. Still time for them to fix it with Harper, Realmuto, and Kluber. Aren’t there literal documents stating the Dodgers’ goal of getting under the LT? With ...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Pollock To Dodgers 5/55+
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: Pollock To Dodgers 5/55+

$11-12 million a year for a 3 WAR multi-skilled starting CF? Steal. Maybe it’s a 5 year deal for salary cap, sorry “luxury tax”, purposes, Pollock was shooting for 3/54, and comporomised rather than get Grandal’d? W/e, good add for the Dodgers
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1216
Views: 77077

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING

Bluescale wrote:You know what would be awesome? Signing someone who deserves more than a minor league deal...


You might get your wish when they hand out a tiny one year deal to a late-30’s reliever
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1413
Views: 126104

Re: Minor League Musings

Eloy Jimenez is MLB.com’s top OF prospect. confetticannon.gif
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 284
Views: 32700

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019



The video has him at 6'4" 218 @ age 17 lol...He's listed as a OF/1B in the video so must be relatively new to pitching? I wouldn't try to sell myself as a R/R 1B either
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING
Replies: 1216
Views: 77077

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread AKA The Rickettssss take a dump on EVERYTHING

Seriously, given the expectations and the stakes, this is the worst offseason in living team history I was actually thinking the opposite. Looking at all those names that possibly just might be capable ML pitchers in flashes, it seems clear that Theo’s Plan is coming to fruition. That’s wave after ...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1413
Views: 126104

Re: Minor League Musings

Rutgers baseball legend Bobby Brownlie! I remember that pick so well - one year too late as he had gotten hurt and lost both the fastball and curveball. All the teams knew it too except apparently the Cubs...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 394
Views: 34004

Re: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread

Remember that Phil Coke got $2 million for being left handed and existing
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5527
Views: 383314

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

There are forms of radiation that are continually passing through the entire earth. Obviously, too much radiation = bad. But it takes a lot of radiation to reach those levels. Not an excuse to put a person through concentrated doses probably/possibly unnecessarily, particularly given the large sums...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5527
Views: 383314

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Sneezes...X-rays...Tomato/Tomahto? This is the kind of dismissive garbage stated when there’s zero to risk, which is not the position teams and players are in

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