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by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Ronald Torreyes is not a Cub
Replies: 34
Views: 1686

Re: Ronald Torreyes is now a Cub

My memory of Torreyes was that his best quality was his hit tool and that he was limited to 2B defensively, now Fangraphs is telling me he's been above average in limited time at 2B, SS, and 3B in MLB, while the hit tool is basically all that works in MLB(this part isn't surprising). Fine by me to h...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2279
Views: 108033

Re: soccer soccer soccer

I think Steffen absolutely has the potential to eventually start for a team like City, unlike the keepers who were statistically better and obviously more consistent this year but it's a long shot. If we weren't 4 years away from the next world cup, id be more wary of this move. Makes a lot more se...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 6722

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

This might be a silly question, but what is Dietrich good at? He’s a minus defender everywhere, he doesn’t hit for average, and while he has some pop in his bat he’s not likely to exceed a .330 wOBA, plus he’s about to turn 30 so it’s not gonna get better. I’d rather bet on La Stella bouncing back ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Other Team Offseason Transactions Not Worth a New Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 6722

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

This might be a silly question, but what is Dietrich good at? He’s a minus defender everywhere, he doesn’t hit for average, and while he has some pop in his bat he’s not likely to exceed a .330 wOBA, plus he’s about to turn 30 so it’s not gonna get better. I’d rather bet on La Stella bouncing back i...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2279
Views: 108033

Re: soccer soccer soccer

I like Steffen a lot, but it’s weird that this move comes after a season where he was wholly unremarkable in MLS. By one measure there were over 30 keepers better, and he definitely wasn’t in the top 5 this year.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 26402
Views: 1076206

Re: Politics & Current Events

CubinNY wrote:
Thurman Merman wrote:Racist. It means racist.

The MSM will do anything to soften the language for White people.


I was listening to a podcast on White Identity Politics yesterday and the guest was using racially conservative in a couple places. I think it's the formal/survey term used in political science.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Rule 5 draft/40 man roster
Replies: 37
Views: 2097

Re: Rule 5 draft/40 man roster

*does shot of koolaid*

Getting arms like Wick and to a lesser extent Clarkin is the type of thing you might do if you’re filling Chavez’s spot for cheap to use money elsewhere.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Rule 5 draft/40 man roster
Replies: 37
Views: 2097

Re: Rule 5 draft/40 man roster

CubsWin wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:We lost that Rowengardner dude we claimed from the Mets last month to the Rangers. 40-man now at 38.

You mean Reinheimer?


like he said, Runamoker
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2279
Views: 108033

Re: soccer soccer soccer

Even in a friendly against a US B team where they have like 75% possession, Italy can't help but spend the entire game gooning it up with cynical gamesmanship
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Ian Clarkin(andout) claimed from CWS
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: Ian Clarkin claimed from CWS

Seems like a situation where you tell the guy 'you're a reliever now, you throw only two pitches, go get it' to see if that unlocks the potential.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Rule 5 draft/40 man roster
Replies: 37
Views: 2097

Re: Rule 5 draft/40 man roster

Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/1064944683913236480?s=19




Wick seems like he has big velocity but more control concerns than Brewer.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 26402
Views: 1076206

Re: Politics & Current Events

Disinformation campaigns are the things that are malicious. This guy creates (bad) satire and exploits idiots who share it for profit while his liberal followers turn it around and shame those same people for sharing fake stories on the internet. He's baiting the morons and then shaming them for fa...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 26402
Views: 1076206

Re: Politics & Current Events

Welp, there's an idea I had a couple years ago I never followed through on that someone else has become successful off of. :banghead: That’s not the kind of success you want. It’s only fueling the insanity. Dudes like that are going to laugh all the way to the re-education camp. It's one thing to d...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Is there a sports cards discussion?
Replies: 36
Views: 1374

Re: Is there a sports cards discussion?

This thread is timely, I was going through some keepsakes and found one of the few cards I kept, a 1996 Topps Stars Jordan atomic refractor. It looks like it held its value pretty well from when I'd pore through Beckett every month, depending on the grade it looks like I could get anywhere from $200...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 724
Views: 35583

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

The Indians also have similar concerns as the White Sox do as to how much the bottom can fall out of attendance(they won 90+ games and were 21st in attendance, outdrawn by the likes of Minnesota and San Diego), that might inform how they would want a trade return to look like.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 1931
Views: 88964

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Post Count Padder wrote:Deep dish pizza isn't really pizza, regardless of who makes it. *

Don't @ me


* Unless Bryce Harper says it is and demands it when in order to sign with the Cubs


Save it for the semantics dome, E.B. White
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5332
Views: 351731

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I haven't read a lot of the specifics, but it sounds like the big lever is that they're trying to better negotiate in-market streaming and similar stuff with RSNs across the league, and that probably has a far bigger impact on the TV deal.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4034
Views: 262190

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Setting aside everything else, Mexico City is 2000 feet higher in elevation than Denver. It would barely be the same sport.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 724
Views: 35583

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

If the Mariners are tearing it down, why would they trade for an arb eligible headliner in Schwarber? Especially for Diaz, who would garner tons of interest and Seattle could define the shape of the return.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 26402
Views: 1076206

Re: Politics & Current Events

Elevate Nancy to VP? Standard procedure for the highest ranking senator. Wasn’t this House of Cards season 2 or 3’s premise? Not exactly, my recollection is Underwood pulls strings to convince the sitting VP he'd be happier and more influential running for governor of his home state(which has a dem...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Technology Chit-Chat
Replies: 855
Views: 49889

Re: Technology Chit-Chat

Looking into getting a new desktop for work, doesn't need to be super fancy. Budget of about $500. Really only need the bare bones of word processing and web browsing. Need to have plenty of hard drive storage as well to transfer files, etc. from my old laptop. Suggestions? I just bought a desktop ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 26402
Views: 1076206

Re: Politics & Current Events

Ohio just re-elected a democratic senator by 7 points
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 724
Views: 35583

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

Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:Theo/Jed says something or indicates something we like = 100 percent telling the truth.
'
Theo/Jed says something or indicates something we don't like = Not true. Just playing around. Going to sign Bryce soon.


Don't be willfully obtuse, it's a really bad look.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 2859
Views: 164330

Re: TV thread

jersey cubs fan wrote:


this may not be the most pressing question but why do you need to put Keith David in a Nutty Professor fat suit
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The 2018-2019 Cubs Offseason Rumors & Discussion Thread - "On wrongs swift vengeance waits..."
Replies: 724
Views: 35583

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

Not the 2027 Cubs even. Try the Cubs in three years when they hope to sign Bryant and maybe Baez and others and they have $80 million wrapped up in three players already. Sure, I suppose they can worry about that then. 3 years from now you're talking about essentially a different franchise. Bryant,...

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