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by TomtheBombadil
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 90668

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

not saying he will (and it's a long time ago), but didn't he do exactly that with albert belle (and, for that matter, on an AAV basis, michael jordan)? either way, he's not going there. Honestly most of my comment was based on Reinsdorf’s anti-union reputation as an owner. I was between 8-10 when B...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 90668

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

If Bryant is as much of a plus for the Cubs' chances of getting Harper as we assume he is, then the Sox playing in the same metro has to count for something, right? Ha, the White Sox wish! Even if I were to believe that Harper in Chicago is most about being near his friend, rather than winning a ho...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs better start moving
Replies: 20
Views: 647

Re: Cubs better start moving

MLB.com has a top 10 biggest Cubs trades article up since Sunday, obvious foreshadowing
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Segura to Phillies Pending NTC
Replies: 11
Views: 594

Re: Segura to Phillies Pending NTC

Segura’s a sneaky 29, for some reason I thought he was 26. He’s going to walk into the Phillies clubhouse like:

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by TomtheBombadil
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 726
Views: 35907

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Backtobanks wrote:I'm just pointing out that they might be giving up a star (plus other prospects) for another star.


Meh, he’s closer to the Starlin Castros on the spectrum of extremely young ML MIFers. Different skill mix but some huge flaws in his game that maybe make him a risky bet to get better
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 726
Views: 35907

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

I’d swap in Amaya for Montgomery super fast. Giving away ML pithing isn’t the best idea. Deitrich is the bat on an otherwise all glove bench, but could be swapped for Solarte who I like about the same maybe a little more anyway In fact - give me Solarte and Hamilton instead of Deitrich and Hernande...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Week 13
Replies: 24
Views: 782

Re: NFL Week 13

I wouldn’t be surprised if Todd Bowles got fired after today. He’ll be a good coach somewhere (Arizona?), I think
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1958
Views: 90668

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

The Logan wrote:YOU'RE DOING THE LORDS WORK, KRIS.


Bryant the next day at work:

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by TomtheBombadil
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 726
Views: 35907

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Post Count Padder wrote:The Marlins apparently asked the Braves for Albies and prospects for Realmuto. No way we're meeting their crazy demands.


Reminds me of when the Phillies wanted all the Bryants and [prospect] Russells in the league
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 726
Views: 35907

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

I’d swap in Amaya for Montgomery super fast. Giving away ML pithing isn’t the best idea. Deitrich is the bat on an otherwise all glove bench, but could be swapped for Solarte who I like about the same maybe a little more anyway
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 3373
Views: 181188

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

https://mobile.twitter.com/dororex/status/1068732434374569984 https://66.media.tumblr.com/0998d573d8bedb39d855d2a70c116331/tumblr_pii8kdDCJ41wzw0ebo1_500.gif New Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan designs are tops. The new Godzilla is my third favorite look behind the 1989 and 2016 versions. I think we als...
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 726
Views: 35907

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

No non-tenders candidates I really wanted to hit FA did but some of the possibly more interesting ones: Sam Howard LHP Yangervis Solarte SS/IF Hunter Strickland RHRP Tim Beckham SS/IF Chris Owings IF/OF Looks like trades are where it’s at after Harper...Pretty meh on the FA class after the big ones*...
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Ronald Torreyes is not a Cub
Replies: 34
Views: 1754

Re: Ronald Torreyes is not a Cub

You guys are overthinking it. The Yankees were going to non-tender him, so the Cubs got him for probably nothing to have a crack at re-signing him to a minor league contract. Toss in a line like “Theo is playing 4-D chess while the rest of the division is playing checkers” and this is basically a B...
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Week 13
Replies: 24
Views: 782

Re: NFL Week 13

Already heard one NFL fan dismiss Hunt’s action as him just messing up. Worse than the NFL is this enabling, fanatical, probably at least a little racist and sexist serfdom they’ve built
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 726
Views: 35907

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/craigmish/status/1068612326776016896?s=21


Spoiler: show
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by TomtheBombadil
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cano and Diaz to Mets?
Replies: 26
Views: 1147

Re: Cano and Diaz to Mets?

Not that I’m eager to defend the Mets here but when refering to Cano as dead weight, are we including his bat? The lowest wOBA in his 30s is .334. I think his talent is being a little bit undersold. I say ageism! Ageists!
by TomtheBombadil
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cano and Diaz to Mets?
Replies: 26
Views: 1147

Re: Cano and Diaz to Mets?

Cano’s one of the handful best players and hitters I’ve ever seen so in that sense I hate to see him on the Mets. OTOH the above tweet happened so maybe it won’t be so bad as far as my being entertained.
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 726
Views: 35907

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

I really don't want Willson having to learn a new position other than maybe backup 1B in addition to solving whatever his plate issues were last summer. Yeah, just got a good backup capable of hitting the occaisonal HR. The last thing Contreras needs is more work/a more difficult workload. — The Cu...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 726
Views: 35907

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

Not bad, but that Phillies trade works for no one. I wouldn't make that deal just to get rid of Heyward's contract and the Phillies don't want that either. Doubt they want Russell too. Yeah, writing out the player’s group that trade didn’t make sense for anyone. Quinn’s excess and that roser spot w...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Kyle Ryan
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Kyle Ryan

Cubs have sent this great American message out to anyone who might be able to throw with their LH for a ML inning or 1/3 steadily, start a bullpen game maybe a dozen times, occupy SS for a couple innings 2-5 nights a week, and/or hopefully hit HRs and play CF for < or = Jesse Chavez’s 2017 salary: h...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Kyle Ryan
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Kyle Ryan

Yes please, stockpile all possible dirt cheap replacement level pitchers, SSs, hopefully soon a RHH CF not Almora, and psuedo SSs for the coming Harper storm (Harpercane? Harpnado? Harpluge? Harpzzard?) Fluff ST piece including a clip of him striking out Marlins Yelich on a 91 MPH mystery pitch: htt...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Ronald Torreyes is not a Cub
Replies: 34
Views: 1754

Re: Ronald Torreyes is now a Cub

Generally fits in that he’s cheap, plays the MIF, hits RH, and isn’t incompetent offensively. He was pretty useful to the 2017 Yankees. Hopefully he is only the first and lowest upside of multiple options in this mold, prefer a better defender. They could do worse so he sets a nice floor
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 726
Views: 35907

Re: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."

I spent time on this Significant FAs: Bryce Harper OF David Robertson RP Garrett Richards SP Big trades: Heyward, Quintana, Edwards, and Russell to the Phillies for LHP Ranger Suarez and OF Roman Quinn Happ to the Rockies for Jon Gray Chatwood, Almora to the D’Backs for Tomas, SS Nick Ahmed, and RH...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: chavez out
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: chavez out

Oh, 2/8. I misread and thought it was 1/8. Still fine with not matching
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 6844

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

More disappointed in him not coming back than I probably should be. https://twitter.com/jeffpassan/status/1067491178327744512?s=21 $8 million? Well played, sir, and a hard pass! I thought he’d get closer to $10 than not so was never expexting him back. Now’s the time to mix the future with the pres...

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