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by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 41377
Views: 2226434

Re: Politics & Current Events

Trump netting about 4 million fewer votes than 2016 and also holding on to PA, MI, and WI, 3 historically blue states he won by a combined 75k votes that snapped back to blue strongly in midterms, strikes me as something short of 'easily'. I'm again torn between 'yes be vigilant do not get comfortab...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2847
Views: 220023

Re: soccer soccer soccer

so not being impressed by Morris makes one a eurosnob? Surprised by the lashing out. I'm not sure why I'm not allowed to have a different opinion than you. Not talking about you, a significant portion of USMNT fandom made up their mind about Morris several years ago and is loudly ignorant of the pl...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 4628
Views: 415974

Re: TV thread

Even at the same cost, YTTV has the benefit of not having contracts, not supporting local monopolies, and better mobile/app support. If cost were the primary consideration though, YTTV makes it easy to share accounts. Ours has been shared with another family for multiple years without issue, recordi...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Almora Sent Down
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Re: Almora Sent Down

now we’ll never get to see cubswin11 play marry/f***/kill with Almora, Yelich, and Elon Musk
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Maybe Maybin
Replies: 16
Views: 614

Re: Maybe Maybin

looks longingly at picture of Manuel Margot
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Trade Deadline Targets/Rumors
Replies: 156
Views: 6838

Re: 2020 Trade Deadline Targets/Rumors

32 year old with a big velocity drop this year feels like a suboptimal amount of downside even for an acquisition that isn't going to require a ton of resources.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2847
Views: 220023

Re: soccer soccer soccer

Morris had a decision to make when he graduated and chose the Sounders over Werder, but since then there's been zero chatter about a move to Europe. Part of that is understandable since he had growing pains and lost a year to injury, but even when he signed the contract that wolf mentioned it took e...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Trade Deadline Targets/Rumors
Replies: 156
Views: 6838

Re: 2020 Trade Deadline Targets/Rumors

It’s so funny to me to see multiple pitchers from the 2016 Indians become household names when during the world series I was thinking ‘now is the time, kill the scrub’ because they weren’t Kluber or their bullpen of death.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: How do you fix the Cubs?
Replies: 47
Views: 2065

Re: How do you fix the Cubs?

Not so much talking about specific tactics here but more general approach. On the pitching side of things, I don't want to oversimplify and say 'get good at developing pitchers', but I think that's the primary place to focus. They seem to be on the right track, but they need the farm system's output...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Jose Martinez traded to Cubs
Replies: 37
Views: 2012

Re: Jose Martinez traded to Cubs

Im sure Martinez is a perfectly fine person, but I can’t bring myself to be anything but annoyed that positionless spaz is on the Cubs.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 4628
Views: 415974

Re: TV thread

So I'm way late to this, but anyone else watch Future Man on Hulu? I'm about 4 episodes into Season 2 now, and while I haven't loved it the way I loved season 1, the series as a whole has really been an absurd delight. Wolf is just a fantastic character. I thought it ran out of steam a bit by the e...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2847
Views: 220023

Re: soccer soccer soccer

stitchface wrote:Can Morris by converted to a 9?


He plays exclusively on the wing for club, and his skill set is not a clean fit for how Berhalter's USMNT plays with a 9, so I would say no unless there's a big change.

If you're looking for a winger that might be a sneaky good fit as a USMNT 9 I think it's Weah.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2847
Views: 220023

Re: soccer soccer soccer

Speaking of Cannon, it looks like he's going to Boavista in Portugal, which may be a stepping stone to Lille in particular.

by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2847
Views: 220023

Re: soccer soccer soccer

My hottest USMNT take is that Nagbe is wildly overrated by the fanbase. He's a good player, and isn't way below the standard of USMNT midfield depth, but one off wonderstrikes aside he's not goal dangerous with any regularity with passes or shots, and he's a passenger defensively. I'd rather have Yu...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: The Politics Thread
Replies: 41377
Views: 2226434

Re: Politics & Current Events

Someone who says a variant of 'I hate Trump but can't vote for the alternative' is in search of a way to rationalize inaction/status quo to themselves. They will almost certainly be a person mostly insulated from the consequences of the Trump presidency and don't want to spend time thinking about wh...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2847
Views: 220023

Re: soccer soccer soccer

It sounds like Berhalter is pretty committed to his regista role, which simplifies things significantly as I think Yueill overrtook Bradley by the end of last year. Main questions would be: - Reyna or Morris on the right wing - who plays left back(A Robinson? Ream? Dest w/ Cannon on the right?) - wh...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2847
Views: 220023

Re: soccer soccer soccer

Steffen is at Man City too, plus Gloster and/or Ledezma have the chance to break into the PSV first team this year.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7334
Views: 692322

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Yes, they are going to kill the game long term to make a larger percentage of dollars, short term. Nothing says more about the current state of America than this. We are a nation of 17 year olds with untreated ADHD. For many people, kids especially minor league baseball is their only live access to...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7334
Views: 692322

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

For the specific roles mentioned, the only thing that makes sense to me is that there's significant headwinds about shortening the draft and cutting out some of the minor leagues, which is going to limit how many people you need to do the draft and bring along your minor league teams(plus fewer othe...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7334
Views: 692322

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

This might be a totally stupid question to ask so rip away. But, MLB scouts- how necessary are they these days when we have Track man and such that totally blows away even the keenest eye tests? There's just so much information available that they could never provide. What are they even bringing to...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 585
Views: 100448

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

This was interesting, it shows how Darvish's ZiPS projections have changed over the course of his Cubs tenure: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/darvish-has-whirled-his-way-back-to-the-top/ His outlook for 2021-2023 now is better than it was when he first signed, which is pretty crazy even considering he'...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2847
Views: 220023

Re: soccer soccer soccer

This strikes me as a very opportunistic and bet-on-yourself move, both of which are very on brand for McKennie. The odds of there being a semi-reasonable path to minutes at a club like Juve would've taken probably 2 more stops if not for the way 2020 panned out. My bias is towards playing time over ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Video Game Thread
Replies: 2039
Views: 214359

Re: Video Game Thread

High Score on Netflix is fantastic for you gamers out there. Highly recommended. Not only for the trips down memory lane, which are just awesome, but they break down the history of gaming into serious detail. It is a ton of fun and super educational. I think its 6 parts, starting with arcades, then...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 2043
Views: 275979

Re: Minor League Musings

https://twitter.com/BaseballAmerica/status/1297949863322226693?s=20 :barf: Is there a tl;dr or important takeaway for non-subscribers? The lede makes it clear MLB thinks it can reduce expenses by taking over, but I'd also think that puts them at even greater risk of MiLB players getting added to th...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7334
Views: 692322

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Mooney says the Cubs are too horsefeathers to use Marquez or Carraway this season. The Cubs do not view Brailyn Marquez and Burl Carraway as realistic options to help the major-league team this season. Marquez is 21 years old and has never pitched above the A-ball level. Carraway is 21 years old an...

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