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by UMFan83
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Almora Call Up Official
Replies: 22
Views: 1319

Re: Almora Call Up Official

Man if we didn't sign Fowler we'd be looking at an OF of Bryant - Heyward - Szczur for as long as Soler's out. Which actually doesn't sound too bad, but Baez/LaStella would be Soler's real replacement.
by UMFan83
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5333
Views: 353510

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

The Ringer, Bill Simmons site, finally posts an interesting article https://theringer.com/chicago-cubs-2016-world-series-quest-jake-arrieta-kris-bryant-e68b07657df2#.t89562k7m Throwback to when Rany totally called this http://grantland.com/the-triangle/chicago-cubs-rebuilding-theo-epstein-javier-ba...
by UMFan83
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Talk Arrieta here
Replies: 568
Views: 36514

Re: Jake Arrieta allows you to clap for him

On a Cubs article reading binge today. This is a good one analyzing Jake's last 9 starts vs. his starts in 2014-2015, even if you don't necessarily agree that 'something is wrong' with Jake Arrieta. Biggest conclusions are: 1) He's attacking lower in the zone more often, 2) He's using his fastball m...
by UMFan83
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5333
Views: 353510

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

The Ringer, Bill Simmons site, finally posts an interesting article

https://theringer.com/chicago-cubs-2016 ... .t89562k7m
by UMFan83
Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Javier Baez's Plate Discipline (Or Lack Thereof)
Replies: 18
Views: 1862

Re: Javier Baez's Plate Discipline (Or Lack Thereof)

How do we do a better job of promoting these articles? I would be happy to post to twitter for visibility but it might be nice to use our "official" NSBB twitter to promote the article with 3-4 tweets over a 2 day period, and have NSBB'ers on twitter retweet. It seems like we've done artic...
by UMFan83
Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5333
Views: 353510

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Just looking at the upcoming schedule, looks like its about to get a little tougher. Obviously the Cubs are the best team in baseball and have played good teams really well but it should be a good test regardless. Mentioned this the other day but yesterday kicked off stretch where 20 of 26 games are...
by UMFan83
Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2284
Views: 109091

Re: soccer soccer soccer

Mannnn This Copa must be pouring money into the right places. http://www.starsandstripesfc.com/2016/6/6/11869352/copa-america--gold-cup-may-merge-one-tournament ESPN Deportes is reporting that CONMEBOL and CONCACAF are working on making the Copa America a once-every-four-years tournament to be perm...
by UMFan83
Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NBA 15-16 season
Replies: 363
Views: 17463

Re: NBA 15-16 season

I'm declaring this series over. Cleveland might win both at home but there is no way they are going 4-1 against team that is 87-14 so far this year. LeBron will be 2-5 in Finals and only a miracle 3 from Ray Allen is keeping him from 1-6. Maybe it's not fair to judge ones legacy on how many titles t...
by UMFan83
Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Carl Crawford DFA
Replies: 12
Views: 1515

Carl Crawford DFA



What happened to his career?
by UMFan83
Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shields to the White Sox
Replies: 15
Views: 1127

Re: Shields to the White Sox

I don't get this trade. Like I get it from the White Sox's perspective. Good trade for them, but not so much for the Padres. Like why not just wait till closer to the trade deadline and see if you can get a better package of prospects? Honestly this return is pretty bad. E. Johnson is not a good pi...
by UMFan83
Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: June Update
Replies: 20
Views: 3731

Re: June Update

Continuing the discussion from the game thread, this is one of the ads that keeps redirecting me from the site. It happens probably 1/3 of the time when I click on a thread.

Using Safari on iPhone

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by UMFan83
Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Shields to the White Sox
Replies: 15
Views: 1127

Shields to the White Sox

Actually not a bad move at all for the Sox. They trade Erik Johnson and Fernando Tatis Jr AND the Padres will eat over half of Shields remaining contract

by UMFan83
Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2496
Views: 187857

Re: The Cardinals

Number to look out for: 15.5

That's the most number of games the Cubs have been ahead of the Cardinals in the standings, at least in the central division era. At 11 now
by UMFan83
Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: TRYING TO UNLOAD SOME TICKETS
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Re: TRYING TO UNLOAD SOME TICKETS

Nah, perfectly fine to do in the past as long as seller is looking for no more than face value which is the case here
by UMFan83
Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5333
Views: 353510

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

CubinNY wrote:The Cubs are 7+ games better than every division leader.


Believe they are only 5 games up on the Giants and 6 on the Nats
by UMFan83
Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2284
Views: 109091

Re: soccer soccer soccer

US is not going to get points here but you gotta at least get a goal here to make it 1-2
by UMFan83
Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2284
Views: 109091

Re: soccer soccer soccer

kujay wrote:Is the play by play a split second ahead of the video?


Well they told me it was a goal while the kick was still in the air so I'm guessing yes
by UMFan83
Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Screw the Closer
Replies: 18
Views: 1834

Re: Screw the Closer

by UMFan83
Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Baseball GIF Thread
Replies: 253
Views: 33070

Re: Baseball GIF Thread

That is Starlin in a nutshell
by UMFan83
Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5333
Views: 353510

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

You now have a couple of options for the Fangraphs playoff odds...you can go by the projections, as it normally has one (they have Cubs at 102.3 wins and a 97.4% chance at winning the division) If you switch it to season to date stats rather than projections, it has the Cubs at 113 wins (lol) but o...
by UMFan83
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 5333
Views: 353510

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I know these are very rudimentary numbers and there are much better ones to use, but sometimes its fun just to look at back of baseball card numbers when they look awesome. I present: the Cubs rotation currently. Jake Arrieta - 1.56 ERA/0.89 WHIP Jason Hammel - 2.09 ERA/1.16 WHIP Jon Lester - 2.29 E...
by UMFan83
Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4035
Views: 263450

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

I kinda always irrationally hated Marlon Byrd so, whatever I met him outside of Scooters on Paulina/Belmont and he was actually pretty nice to me when I gave him congrats on making the All Star team, so I always kind of liked him. Plus in that ASG I believe he threw out a runner to keep the NL tied...
by UMFan83
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Let's get every Cub into the ASG!
Replies: 169
Views: 7103

Re: Cubs vs. Royals All Star Game!

Derwood wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:
Derwood wrote:Works Serieson


You beat my edit (god I hate typing on my phone)


I know, this happens to me all the time and lucky i can ninja edit before anyone sees.
by UMFan83
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Let's get every Cub into the ASG!
Replies: 169
Views: 7103

Re: Cubs vs. Royals All Star Game!

Derwood wrote:Works Serieson
by UMFan83
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: June Update
Replies: 20
Views: 3731

Re: June Donations Drive

I think I hate trying to pimp everyone out for cash more than everyone hates me bugging them about it. So, here's my thought... I'm going to put the ads back on the site. If you run an ad blocker, please remember to donate from time to time. Perfectly fine with that. And I will donate eventually bu...

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