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by bukie
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2213
Views: 83101

Re: soccer soccer soccer

Four MLS teams against four Mexican teams in the CCL quarters. How many advance? I say one, and the timing of the games sucks for the MLS teams.
by bukie
Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Basketball 2015-16
Replies: 370
Views: 16882

Re: College Basketball 2015-16

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Bob Huggins and his coaching tree pioneered Murderball, please show it respect and call it by its proper name

My question is if his coaching tree is an actual oak log that his players use to swing at players going by?
by bukie
Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Single Game Tickets (Pre-sale info page 2, after the silliness)
Replies: 75
Views: 3797

Re: Single Game Tickets

fivepercent wrote:this thread is fantastic but has anyone found the single game prices yet?

It's ok, I'll get to the bottom of this. I sent a letter to Wrigley Field this morning, should hear back within six weeks.
by bukie
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2213
Views: 83101

Re: soccer soccer soccer

There's really no such thing as a "group of death" in the Copa. Only thing that makes it slightly harder than any other group is having Costa Rica in it instead of Jamaica/Haiti/Panama (though, the US lost to Jamaca AND Panama just last year so it doesn't matter that much). They were alway...
by bukie
Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 326
Views: 20895

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

Which one of these "expert" opinions comes from a Cardinals writer? No. 1: Is this the Chicago Cubs' year? Jesse Rogers: Answering that question means answering it twice -- once for the regular season and once for the playoffs. Remarkably, the Cubs have gone to the postseason in back-to-ba...
by bukie
Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 326
Views: 20895

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

bukie wrote:So to change the subject, predict the rank of the following nine Cubs hitters by overall offense (say wOBA):

Baez
Bryant
Heyward
Montero
Rizzo
Russell
Schwarber
Soler
Zobrist


As for me:
Rizzo
Bryant
Soler
Baez
Russell
Schwarber
Heyward
Zobrist
Montero
by bukie
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 326
Views: 20895

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

So to change the subject, predict the rank of the following nine Cubs hitters by overall offense (say wOBA):

Baez
Bryant
Heyward
Montero
Rizzo
Russell
Schwarber
Soler
Zobrist
by bukie
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 326
Views: 20895

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

The Cubs would handle it exactly the same way they did last year when Montero got hurt. Ross would be the primary catcher and Schwarber would spot start. I felt like two sentences on the subject was sufficient considering both the minimal impact and the exact same scenario already happened last yea...
by bukie
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 326
Views: 20895

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

The Cubs would handle it exactly the same way they did last year when Montero got hurt. Ross would be the primary catcher and Schwarber would spot start.
by bukie
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 326
Views: 20895

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

Jonah Keri writes for SI now: http://www.si.com/mlb/2016/02/18/the-30-preseason-power-rankings 1 CHICAGO CUBS On paper, this is the best team in baseball by a decent margin. Not satisfied with making the NLCS last year, the Cubs went out and signed the best position player on the market (Jason Heywa...
by bukie
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 326
Views: 20895

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

Well, yeah, except most of the projections have them in the low to mid 90s, not 100. So they would need some positive variance overall to get to 100. None of the statistical projections have them in the low to mid 90s except PECOTA. Vegas is not a stat projection. Steamer has them at 99, ZiPs has t...
by bukie
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 326
Views: 20895

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

I feel like a lot of people aren't really understanding the statistic projections clearly. Statistical projections nearly always predict slight regression in every player. Meaning, if every player on the Cubs regressed slightly towards replacement level, the Cubs would project to WIN 100 GAMES . No...
by bukie
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 326
Views: 20895

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

I feel like a lot of people aren't really understanding the statistic projections clearly. Statistical projections nearly always predict slight regression in every player. Meaning, if every player on the Cubs regressed slightly towards replacement level, the Cubs would project to WIN 100 GAMES . Now...
by bukie
Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Blackhawks 15-16 season
Replies: 268
Views: 12514

Re: Blackhawks 15-16 season

I wouldn't mind the tie in the NHL if teams weren't playing for the tie in the last 5 mins of regulation. I think there should be a bigger incentive to win. 3 points for a win, 1 for a tie. Of course I think if they keep the current system there should be 3 points for a regulation win, 2 for an OT ...
by bukie
Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NHL 15-16 season
Replies: 111
Views: 5449

Re: NHL 15-16 season

Banedon wrote:Leafs send D DIon Phaneuf, F Matt Frattin, F Casey Bailey, F Ryan Rupert, D Cody Donaghey to Sens.

Sens send D Jared Cowen, F Colin Greening, F Milan Michalek, F Tobias LIndberg, and a 2017 2nd-round pick to Leafs.

Trying to prove once and for all that all Canadian teams are interchangeable .
by bukie
Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NHL 15-16 season
Replies: 111
Views: 5449

Re: NHL 15-16 season

As of today, 7 of the bottom 9 teams in the NHL are all Canadian teams, and no Canadian team is in playoff position.
by bukie
Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Jean Segura and stuff to D'Backs for Aaron Hill and stuff
Replies: 34
Views: 1548

Re: Jean Segura and stuff to D'Backs for Aaron Hill and stuff

My younger brother is a defensive, healthy 26 year old making far less than 2.6 million. He's about as good a buy-low candidate as Segura.
by bukie
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 326
Views: 20895

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

24 teams into the Fangraphs ZiPS projection, here is the WAR projection comparison: Team C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF DH HIT SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4 SP5 SP PEN PITCH Total Atlanta Braves 0 4 2 0 2 1 2 1 12 3 2 1 1 1 8 2 10 22 Kansas City Royals 3 2 0 3 2 3 4 2 2 21 3 2 2 1 0 8 3 11 32 Toronto Blue Jays 4 1 0 7 4 ...
by bukie
Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Fowler
Replies: 122
Views: 10030

Re: Fowler

Honestly, the move that makes the most sense for Fowler would be to go to the White Sox.
by bukie
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:12 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3619
Views: 196261

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

NonProfitCow wrote:Bryce Harper 2016 ZiPS
.311 .431 .592 1.023
#1 Comp - Ted Williams

I really wish the Cubs had bought "low" on Harper last year when he was disgruntled and the Nats thought he wasn't worth the trouble.
by bukie
Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Blackhawks 15-16 season
Replies: 268
Views: 12514

Re: Blackhawks 15-16 season

This is the first time the Blackhawks have trailed this year.
by bukie
Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bulls 2015-16 Regular Season Thread 2.0
Replies: 234
Views: 10935

Re: Bulls 2015-16 Regular Season Thread 2.0

17 Seconds wrote:i haven't watch many of the games. how bad has mirotic been? does he probably suck?

He's bad at SF. He'd been good at PF but the Bulls have about 5 PFs.
by bukie
Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Basketball 2015-16
Replies: 370
Views: 16882

Re: College Basketball 2015-16

SouthSideRyan wrote:
bukie wrote:
rawaction wrote:Can we get Michigan St. out of the top 15 now and forever? 3 losses in a row, 2 of them at home against bad teams. Maryland coming up.

Iowa's been the best team in the B1G so far. They aren't a bad team.


MSU lost to Wisconsin

That was in Wisconsin. Iowa was the other home loss.
by bukie
Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Basketball 2015-16
Replies: 370
Views: 16882

Re: College Basketball 2015-16

rawaction wrote:Can we get Michigan St. out of the top 15 now and forever? 3 losses in a row, 2 of them at home against bad teams. Maryland coming up.

Iowa's been the best team in the B1G so far. They aren't a bad team.
by bukie
Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: What MLB rules should be changed?
Replies: 70
Views: 3872

What MLB rules should be changed?

ESPN is doing a series on "MLB 2.0", suggesting overhauls for if baseball was rebooted today. Suggestions include mandatory netting from dugout to dugout (which should be done anyway and would be easy), shortened mound visits (easy to do anyway), automatic strike zones (should be done yest...

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