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by BigSlick
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Albert Almora is insanely good
Replies: 91
Views: 14337

Re: Albert Almora is insanely good

Albert Almora is really really bad

He was bad last year and they kept horsefeathers hitting him lead off
by BigSlick
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 675
Views: 91591

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Schwarber has worked hard to be an OF, has made good progress, and he has a very strong arm for a LF, but anyone who thinks he is one of the best or above average defensively is delusional. I didn’t say he was one of the best, but he is average and has had an above average season. Stow your argumen...
by BigSlick
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 675
Views: 91591

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If you think Schwarber is one of the best LF in the game defensively, then you REALLY don't know how to evaluate talent. He’s not one of the best but he’s had several seasons to prove he’s solidly average or above average defensively. You should drop this point of argument because you’re losing it....
by BigSlick
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 675
Views: 91591

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I never said they were weak players. What I did say was that Schwarber skill set is better served as a DH and Russell's reputation as a #1 prospect might influence another team in trade negotiations. Also, I said that both could be replaced rather easily (internally, trade, or FA). As I said before...
by BigSlick
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2793
Views: 265781

Re: The Cardinals

The Logan wrote:https://streamable.com/56qqt

Link if it doesn't playback

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This should count as a home run, come on now
by BigSlick
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central: Reds, Pirates and others
Replies: 622
Views: 95657

Re: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others

Cubswin11 wrote:Imagine if our offense was so fortunate to have *checks notes* the Reds pitching

Looking at the Reds and Pirates numbers vs. everyone else and its almost as if those two teams are playing a totally different sport
by BigSlick
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central: Reds, Pirates and others
Replies: 622
Views: 95657

Re: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others

I know its fewer than 20 games, but we look at pythagorean for Football teams and....

Baseball is really stupid

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by BigSlick
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread
Replies: 68
Views: 12915

Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

https://twitter.com/pnutfinger/status/1118224326044672002 Jason Heyward having a barrel rate of 2.9% for an entire year is so funny to me. I don't really know what the normative line for an average major leaguer but the fact that Jason Heyward only got the barrel of his bat on one ball out of 50 th...
by BigSlick
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 675
Views: 91591

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Schwarber rules, all of you are insane
by BigSlick
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread
Replies: 675
Views: 91591

Re: "Time makes fools of us all" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Schwarber is absolutely fine and will be one of the better players this year

He made a great play on a ball in left when i was there yesterday. I love my big meat boy
by BigSlick
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central: Reds, Pirates and others
Replies: 622
Views: 95657

Re: NL Central: Vaunted Defending Champion Brewers and others

17 Seconds wrote:did you guys know ramirez's highest fwar season was with the brewers?

This is how you know fWAR isn't to be trusted
by BigSlick
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs suck and we were always right to hate them (2019 negativity thread)
Replies: 109
Views: 10771

Re: Cubs suck and we were always right to hate them (2019 negativity thread)

I will say this: if this particular window is coming to a close, there’s little denying that they made the most of it. Depends on how you view it. I mean, you can throw everything out the window and say whatever is worth it if you cherish the World Series, which in many ways I do. However, if "...
by BigSlick
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs suck and we were always right to hate them (2019 negativity thread)
Replies: 109
Views: 10771

Re: Cubs suck and we were always right to hate them (2019 negativity thread)

Harlan Ellison wrote about the Cubs back in 1967: HATE. LET ME TELL YOU HOW MUCH I'VE COME TO HATE YOU SINCE I BEGAN TO LIVE. THERE ARE 387.44 MILLION MILES OF PRINTED CIRCUITS IN WAFER THIN LAYERS THAT FILL MY COMPLEX. IF THE WORD HATE WAS ENGRAVED ON EACH NANOANGSTROM OF THOSE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS...
by BigSlick
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread
Replies: 68
Views: 12915

Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

I 100% believe Heyward is gonna put up a career year this year on a 79 win Cubs disaster season because the Baseball Gods hate us, and it’s the only thing that makes the most sense to happen
by BigSlick
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5193
Views: 447964

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

This Chris Davis stuff is interesting. He clearly is not fit to play Major League Baseball anymore, and yet is healthy and is due like a bazillion dollars still. The Orioles cannot trade him because no one wants an empty roster spot and a bazillion dollars. The Orioles should under no circumstance p...
by BigSlick
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs suck and we were always right to hate them (2019 negativity thread)
Replies: 109
Views: 10771

Re: Cubs suck and we were always right to hate them (2019 negativity thread)

This team eats poop. They've scored 34 runs the last 6 games. They've lost all 6 games. Hacks. What I hate about this, and I mean hate is that I know, probably very soon, they'll go into a stretch of strong starting pitching, and then the runs will dry up. I hate this team. I hate it with the fury ...
by BigSlick
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Fun with early season stats
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

Re: Fun with early season stats

The Cubs have already lost 18% on their playoff likelihood from 64% down to 46% from FanGraphs.

Good job guys!
by BigSlick
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cubs suck and we were always right to hate them (2019 negativity thread)
Replies: 109
Views: 10771

Re: Cubs suck and we were always right to hate them (2019 negativity thread)

Theo must have had no idea before 2018 that they were gonna turn off the money spigot right? It’s the only way any of this makes sense

Also, how can you not draft and develop just one major league quality starter in the last 5 years? After Kyle it’s.....nothing
by BigSlick
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: On what date does Maddon get fired? winner gets an up vote
Replies: 53
Views: 4298

Re: On what date does Maddon get fired? winner gets an up vote

Remember when Joe was hired he was touted as the sabermetric friendly manager who was gonna do stuff by the numbers? Then he did a bunch of baffling nonsense all the time? I truly want to see what happens if you put a 17 year old nerd who has a Fangraphs subscription in as manager lets see what happ...
by BigSlick
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Let the hate flow thread - our rosters have been totally mismanaged
Replies: 107
Views: 9182

Re: Let the hate flow thread - our rosters have been totally mismanaged

3rd place seems very possible and 4th place doesn't seem unbelievable. its bad out there folks

on the other hand they really are dongmashers, so they could give us some fun watching
by BigSlick
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: On what date does Maddon get fired? winner gets an up vote
Replies: 53
Views: 4298

Re: On what date does Maddon get fired? winner gets an up vote

If I say he's not getting fired this year is that the analogue to guessing $1 in the Price is Right?
by BigSlick
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Duensing's Done
Replies: 11
Views: 2504

Re: Duensing's Done

This is cause for celebration. Yes! Yes!
by BigSlick
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Rule Changes Are Coming
Replies: 105
Views: 9790

Re: Rule Changes Are Coming

I don't understand the idea that Shifts suck fun out. I love that the defense has more tools at its disposal. Who doesn't love when a pitcher goes into the outfield? or something whacky like, two outfielders and five infielders?

Make the game fun, and strategic damnit
by BigSlick
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central: Reds, Pirates and others
Replies: 622
Views: 95657

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Everyone but the Brewers I guess

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/Haudricourt/status/1105150449886257154

wait. what? did he ever play second as a major leaguer? (just checked and no)

this seems extremely good for us, who want to see the brewers have terrible defense
by BigSlick
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Rule Changes Are Coming
Replies: 105
Views: 9790

Re: Rule Changes Are Coming

pitch clock pitch clock pitch clock

PITCH CLOCK PITCH CLOCK PITCH CLOCK

just do a pitch clock you guys. all the other 'pace of play' ideas are bad and make baseball objectively worse

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