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by UMFan83
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 202
Views: 13068

Re: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel

That’s fine https://twitter.com/ken_rosenthal/status/1136442298005368832?s=21 I don't love it, but hey, no loss of draft picks and it's not my money (horsefeathers the Ricketts). I also don't know who we could sign this offseason to be the closer for like 2/$30 mil that would be better. It’s really...
by UMFan83
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 202
Views: 13068

Re: Kimbrel?

Nice! Enjoy retirement Zo
by UMFan83
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 202
Views: 13068

Re: Kimbrel?

I know its a pipe dream and who knows if Morrow is even alive much less in line to return but how awesome would this set up be in October:

9th - Kimbrel
8th - Morrow
7th - Strop
6th - Cishek
by UMFan83
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 3544
Views: 257254

Re: TV thread

Not sure if anyone watches but Handmaid's Tale is back and as good as ever so far.
by UMFan83
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 16211

Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

I know you draft guys know this already but crazy the DBacks have 6 of the first 75 picks. Their draft budget must be gigantic
by UMFan83
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Gigantic Willy Style - The Willson Contreras Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 31538

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? I...
by UMFan83
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 136
Views: 8618

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

Career ~72 wRC+ away from Coors. "He's not Jim Adducci" is his sole virtue. There have been studies out there that show that not only does Coors help hitters at home, but it hurts their numbers on the road too. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-cant-the-rockies-hit-outside-the-rock...
by UMFan83
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Gigantic Willy Style - The Willson Contreras Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 31538

Re: Gigantic Willy Style - The Willson Contreras Thread

Sammy Sofa wrote:I believe in his beautiful bat; salvage that goodness by plugging him in to LF.


Yeah seriously, our OF is desperate for guys who can put up an .830-.850 OPS
by UMFan83
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 136
Views: 8618

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

Banedon wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:That was quick:



I wonder if someone is going on the IL? Javy maybe?


Maybe, but if not I would just assume Jim Adduci is going back down. Left handed outfielder replacing a left handed outfielder.
by UMFan83
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 136
Views: 8618

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

That was quick:

by UMFan83
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Gigantic Willy Style - The Willson Contreras Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 31538

Re: Gigantic Willy Style - The Willson Contreras Thread

17 Seconds wrote:trade him before his offense falls off a cliff again. if there's any truth at all to the pitch framing stuff, then hes a bad fit for this staff.


Yeah I’m sure those 300 PAs last year are more indicative of his ability than the other 1200 PAs where he was a very good hitter.
by UMFan83
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 202
Views: 13068

Re: Kimbrel?

Does this even make sense to do? I feel like even with Kimbrel there's a good chance the Cubs won't make the playoffs but Tom will use his contract as an excuse for why they don't sign anyone again next year. A few things...if the Cubs don’t improve the pen that 50% chance of making the playoffs tu...
by UMFan83
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6202
Views: 477210

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

TomtheBombadil wrote:Wow, Rizzo’s at .299/.407/.599 with a 14% K rate and 16 HRs


Great stuff. The only thing that concerns me about Rizzo is that he notoriously can get into megaslumps. What will the Cubs offense look like if/when that happens this year? Maybe it won’t
by UMFan83
Fri May 31, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 136
Views: 8618

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

Leo Gomez goes into that large, faceless pile of "people who played 3b at some point for the Cubs" with no differentiating traits. Honestly you could take any Hispanic-sounding male name and tell me they played 3b for the Cubs in the 80s or early 90s and my brain would say "oh yeah, ...
by UMFan83
Thu May 30, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 136
Views: 8618

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

crazier than all of these combined, for me, is that steve trachsel was briefly on the 2007 team. Steve Trachsel is by far the pitching name I remember most (pre Kerry Wood) from my childhood, and the best year of his career, fWAR wise, he put up a 5.66 ERA. I remember Trachsel most for taking forev...
by UMFan83
Thu May 30, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6202
Views: 477210

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

cl smooth wrote:cubs/cardinals to play in london in 2020:

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2685 ... eries-2020


haha the Cubs got the Cardinals to lose 2 home games instead of 1 and 1
by UMFan83
Thu May 30, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ChiCargo Cubs - AKA that bad man can't hurt you anymore
Replies: 136
Views: 8618

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



Cubs sign Cargo to a minor league deal.
by UMFan83
Thu May 30, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Ball is Insanely Juiced
Replies: 33
Views: 2364

Re: The Ball is Insanely Juiced

OleMissCub wrote:Dietrich himself is likely juicing. He already has more HR this year than he had in 4 times as many AB’s last year.


well probably just insane FB/HR luck. He has more HRs than singles, doubles and triples combined
by UMFan83
Thu May 30, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Video Game Thread
Replies: 1697
Views: 135697

Re: Video Game Thread

Sounds like we will not only have news about the Avengers Project game thats been in development for several years at E3, but we will have gameplay videos. Should be a pretty sweet game.
by UMFan83
Wed May 29, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 30380
Views: 1461890

Re: Politics & Current Events

Hilarious to me that people are acting shocked that McConnell said he would vote on a Supreme Court justice if a slot is open next year. I would have been a lot more shocked if he said they wouldn't vote on it until after the election.
by UMFan83
Wed May 29, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6202
Views: 477210

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

FWIW from Kaplan/Jesse Rogers:



Can't remember if I originally saw this on this forum or twitter so apologies if it was posted already.
by UMFan83
Tue May 28, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Should we talk about the weather? (Hi-hi-hi!)
Replies: 413
Views: 42773

Re: Should we talk about the weather? (Hi-hi-hi!)

Great day to find out my sump pump isn’t working
by UMFan83
Sun May 26, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2018-19 NBA Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 15919

Re: 2018-19 NBA Thread

The_Achiever wrote:Kawhi is incredible. He should sign with the bulls instead of LA this offseason.


I think the Bulls have a better shot at drafting Zion with the 7th pick than signing Kawhi lol
by UMFan83
Sun May 26, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2018-19 NBA Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 15919

Re: 2018-19 NBA Thread

Kawhi has been amazing this playoffs. I really hope he stays in Toronto after this year rather than go to like LA

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