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by davell
Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Willson's turn
Replies: 223
Views: 11494

Re: It's Willson's turn

I really think we'll see Contreras get 1 of every 5 games to start. He'll get innings in other games and likely hit in all of them. But I figure he's here to learn framing, game calling, and get to know the pitchers. I think this is a "reward" type situation where his bat was SO GOOD, we'l...
by davell
Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Willson's turn
Replies: 223
Views: 11494

Re: It's Willson's turn

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:
davell wrote:Almora and Contreras. 2nd wave accomplished, Theo.

started


Our prospects don't fail.
by davell
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Willson Contreras Called Up
Replies: 42
Views: 2508

Re: Willson Contreras Called Up

I doubt he's here for good honestly. My guess is they do want him working directly with Montero and Ross on framing and also getting to know the pitching staff. He'll get a start or so a week, likely pinch hit and stay in the games late. He's killing it SO HARD in AAA though, that I can see them say...
by davell
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Willson's turn
Replies: 223
Views: 11494

Re: It's Willson's turn

UMFan83 wrote:Is this the last legit prospect acquired during the Hendry administration?


Candelario
by davell
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Willson's turn
Replies: 223
Views: 11494

Re: It's Willson's turn

Let me get this straight C - Contreras 1B - Rizzo 2B - Baez SS - Russell 3B - Bryant LF - Soler (Schwarbs next year) CF - Almora RF - Heyward Rizzo is the oldest player on that list (by 1 day over JHey) at 26. hahahahahahahahaha (In Sandler voice) And now for the complete beat down of major league ...
by davell
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Willson's turn
Replies: 223
Views: 11494

Re: It's Willson's turn

Almora and Contreras. 2nd wave accomplished, Theo.
by davell
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shohei Ohtani Signs with the Angels
Replies: 1181
Views: 68161

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani



Why in the blue horsefeathers does North post there?
by davell
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Willson's turn
Replies: 223
Views: 11494

Re: It's Willson's turn

#Source Theo just whispered to Jed that our Death Star is quite operational.
by davell
Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Willson's turn
Replies: 223
Views: 11494

Re: It's Willson's turn

If there's not 40,000 volleyballs at Wrigley tomorrow, its a missed opportunity.
by davell
Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Willson's turn
Replies: 223
Views: 11494

Re: It's Willson's turn

Well, that's some nice off-day news. Federowicz being gone is obviously the most likely accompanying move. I imagine they'll have Contreras mostly catch one pitcher in particular (Hammel?) to get his feet wet. I could see a Montero DL stint. To me, that'd make MORE sense. Not enough playing time fo...
by davell
Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's Willson's turn
Replies: 223
Views: 11494

Re: It's Willson's turn

Time, time, time, time for some aksion.....
by davell
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:01 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Thread 2015-2016
Replies: 167
Views: 17430

Re: International Thread 2015-2016

Oh yeah, the ML team comes first obviously. I was hoping the lack of a draft budget could allow for one IFA pitcher, like Gutierrez. But, as nice as it'd have been, its awfully hard to criticize the approach. Excellent showing, based on early looks and money spent overall.
by davell
Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline
Replies: 1510
Views: 77936

Re: 2016 Trade Deadline

I'm not sure if the Kimbrel trade is worth using or not, but Boston gave up Margot(top 25ish), Guerra(top 75ish), Asauje, and Allen(both top 30s in a solid system). Kimbrel was under a 3/37 deal, versus 4/19.45 for Doolittle. Kimbrel is better, without the injury history(I think). Still, if you fact...
by davell
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline
Replies: 1510
Views: 77936

Re: 2016 Trade Deadline

I just think in general Zagunis is a good player and intriguing prospect, but he seems like a guy Beane would really value. I wonder how much more than him would have to be included to get Doolittle. I think he'd want Torres. Doolittle is very good, cheap, and has 4 years of control. There's plenty...
by davell
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-16
Replies: 18
Views: 866

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-16

Zagunis went 3-4 with 2 doubles and a walk. Candelario went 3-3 with a triple and a walk.
by davell
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline
Replies: 1510
Views: 77936

Re: 2016 Trade Deadline

Billy is already in trade mode. Go get Doolittle from him now, instead of waiting the Yanks out until whenever they decide(if they even do decide) that they're sellers. Not to mention their likely outlandish asking prices. Doolittle is very good, has his velo back and I can't imagine Billy starting ...
by davell
Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Thread 2015-2016
Replies: 167
Views: 17430

Re: International Thread 2015-2016

Gutierrez, Lazarito, and Arozarena were the only 3 of those that have eligibility. Whether its meant to mean NO ONE is signing or if CF Jonatan Machado or RHP Ronald Bolanos may be signing, is still technically up for debate. Even still, Badler has acted like the Dodgers were the only one still atte...
by davell
Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-16
Replies: 18
Views: 866

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-16

Contreras singled home Andreoli in the 1st, hit streak at 20 games.
by davell
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Albert Almora Own Zone
Replies: 69
Views: 4515

Re: Albert Almora Own Zone

I think there's a decent chance Almora has played his last game in the minors this year. I figure Soler gets dealt before August.
by davell
Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: john lackey sucks and we were always right to hate him
Replies: 280
Views: 23558

Re: john lackey sucks and we were always right to hate him

93.2 average 2 and 4 seam FB yesterday. 4th highest for him since 2008.
by davell
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs sign Brian Matusz to minor league contract
Replies: 73
Views: 7392

Re: Cubs sign Brian Matusz to minor league contract

I keep forgetting we've got Nathan and Aaron Crow. One of those 2 or Matusz should factor in at some point. Pretty solid job of acquiring flyers.
by davell
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Happy Birthday, Mojo!
Replies: 28
Views: 977

Re: Happy Birthday, Mojo!

TomtheBombadil wrote:I'd list but that won't do it justice:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_6


Did I just read thru all those names to basically just see horsefeathering Punky Brewster?
by davell
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-14-16
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-14-16

Jeimer jomer
by davell
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs sign Brian Matusz to minor league contract
Replies: 73
Views: 7392

Re: Cubs sign Brian Matusz to minor league contract

Banedon wrote:

Well duhhhh.


James Shields disagrees
by davell
Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: New Benny, and Other changes (Bulls offseason)
Replies: 798
Views: 22208

Re: New Benny, and Other changes (Bulls offseason)

So lots of rumors today......Bulls won't trade Butler unless Wiggins is involved. KC actually said they want him AND the pick. Boston is floating 3 evidently involving Butler. And they're trying to trade Rose......

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