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by BigSlick
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 202
Views: 21775

Re: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option

Brian wrote:as of April '17



So he may be interested in the Trump fundraiser this weekend.

Ted Nugent may be a deranged lunatic but Stranglehold is an awesome song and iirc didn't Rivera or some other bigtime closer used to come out to it?
by BigSlick
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 202
Views: 21775

Re: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$45m

As a person who routinely doesn’t pay enough attention to what’s going on, I thought Kimbrel was coming off an injury and that’s why he hadn’t signed a deal until now. It never ever occurred to me that he could be fully healthy and not find a deal with anyone more than two months into the season. It...
by BigSlick
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 202
Views: 21775

Re: Kimbrel?

Zobrist's piddly 9 million dollars is stopping us from making baseball moves?

Seriously the Ricketts can go horsefeathers themselves
by BigSlick
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Gigantic Willy Style - The Willson Contreras Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 39024

Re: Gigantic Willy Style - The Willson Contreras Thread

This is the situation: We could probably find a decent defensive catcher who would probably struggle to put up a .700 OPS Putting Contreras in LF denies you a good bat at Catcher, but we may not have anyone else that can put up .800+ OPS in the OF anyway. Is the difference in value made up there? Id...
by BigSlick
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7030
Views: 635355

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Is there nothing to do about this trash offense? It’s unacceptably bad. dont worry, theo is already working on new urgency slogans for next march 6th in the majors in wRC, 4th in wOBA, 3rd in OBP. I can't even imagine the outrage among the other 83% of the league that has been worse than us this ye...
by BigSlick
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7030
Views: 635355

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Is there nothing to do about this trash offense? It’s unacceptably bad.
by BigSlick
Fri May 31, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 136
Views: 14950

Re: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore

i have no idea who any of these people are

they sound like the fake baseball players video games will come up with you when you get a few years into the future
by BigSlick
Thu May 30, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 136
Views: 14950

Re: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore

I’m 100% ok with this move. I didn’t realize CarGo was so bad that he wasn’t even on a roster.

If he does ever make the MLB roster I fully expect him to hit a few dramatic home runs and never once sniff a .300 OBP
by BigSlick
Wed May 29, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 3462
Views: 182433

Re: Game of Thrones

nah Every season after 4 is bad, in some way. 5 is the worst, its just pure torture porn and nonsense, aside from Hardhome, which legitimately rules. Ramsay gets away with everything, Jon's storyline is garbage, the Stannis horsefeathers ends in the most hamfistedly rushed garbage way. It just suck...
by BigSlick
Wed May 29, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Gigantic Willy Style - The Willson Contreras Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 39024

Re: Gigantic Willy Style - The Willson Contreras Thread

I'll see your "Keep Willy at Catcher forever" bet and raise you "Move Schwarber back to Catcher"
:hello:
by BigSlick
Wed May 29, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 3462
Views: 182433

Re: Game of Thrones

And I’m serious when I say that you should just stop after Season 4. nah Every season after 4 is bad, in some way. 5 is the worst, its just pure torture porn and nonsense, aside from Hardhome, which legitimately rules. Ramsay gets away with everything, Jon's storyline is garbage, the Stannis horsef...
by BigSlick
Wed May 29, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7030
Views: 635355

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

the cubs are really bad again

can someone make them less bad
by BigSlick
Wed May 29, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1794
Views: 215569

Re: Baez impresses Baez

it always burns my soul when Javy gets in one of these funks, because he'll go like 2 for 45 and strike out 27 times, but he always gets out of it
by BigSlick
Fri May 24, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7030
Views: 635355

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Was Andres Blanco the "runs gloved in" guy?

My mind is mashed potatoes
by BigSlick
Fri May 24, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Kyle Schwarber, Walksmith
Replies: 7
Views: 2275

Re: Kyle Schwarber, Walksmith

Yeah Schwarbs has been really good since they moved him to lead off. Just keep him there. Everything after 4th in the order is a wasteland anyway But 1-5 is ideally some combo of Schwarber, Bryant, Rizzo, Baez and Contreras.... Ah yeah, i miscounted - mostly because of late 1 of those 5 has been ou...
by BigSlick
Fri May 24, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Kyle Schwarber, Walksmith
Replies: 7
Views: 2275

Re: Kyle Schwarber, Walksmith

Yeah Schwarbs has been really good since they moved him to lead off. Just keep him there. Everything after 4th in the order is a wasteland anyway
by BigSlick
Sat May 18, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 3462
Views: 182433

Re: Game of Thrones

Hmmm Stannis isn’t alive in the show so it isn’t canon for me
by BigSlick
Wed May 15, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Vogelbach
Replies: 23
Views: 3082

Re: Vogelbach

Baseball rules for letting someone who looks like me without my shirt on be a major league player

EDIT: actually i might have more pectoral definition

who wants to know more about me shirtless
by BigSlick
Wed May 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1813
Views: 167508

Re: Addison Russell

Sammy Sofa wrote:What was the "core" of basically untouchable players Theo was talking about at one point? Wasn't it Bryant, Rizzo, Schwarber and Russell?

Yeesh.

Well, uh, two out of four aint bad

Eek.
by BigSlick
Wed May 15, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Addison Russell
Replies: 1813
Views: 167508

Re: Addison Russell

I don't even understand the cynical 'baseball-only' side of this. Addison Russell is not a very good baseball player. I don't even think he's better than Javy defensively. Why are they doing this? It makes no sense to me from any angle.
by BigSlick
Wed May 08, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1794
Views: 215569

Re: Baez impresses Baez

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:Javy had a great year last year when he knocked out 83 XBH, one in every 7.7 PA

This year he has 24, one in every 6.2

Is that good?
by BigSlick
Fri May 03, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7030
Views: 635355

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I'm here for the punishment. Chatwood, Heyward and Maples are all basically fixed (not perfect) and will be good contributors from here on out as the Cubs win the Central and the Series this year. Maples ain’t but I’m buying low on the other guys I bought low on Heyward 2 years ago. That, uh, didn’...
by BigSlick
Thu May 02, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7030
Views: 635355

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

CubsWin wrote:I'm here for the punishment. Chatwood, Heyward and Maples are all basically fixed (not perfect) and will be good contributors from here on out as the Cubs win the Central and the Series this year.

Maples ain’t but I’m buying low on the other guys
by BigSlick
Thu May 02, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 7030
Views: 635355

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

It is pretty amazing what a turnaround this has been from the first 10 games. This looks like a very solid team, though concerns around the pitching will continue for me based on age, no matter what. The hitting is legit though. Even if Heyward and Contreras slow down, I expect a bit more of a boost...
by BigSlick
Thu May 02, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread
Replies: 68
Views: 13425

Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

I recognize that every time we acknowledge Heyward is getting good he gets bad again (he’s Schroedinger’s Batsmen) but I went to FanGraphs to see what the big difference was. Interestingly a lot of things have stayed stable. His Soft/med/Hard hit percentages are very close to previous years, though ...

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