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by squally1313
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Spring Training 2020 (aka Mark Gonzales blurry photo szn)
Replies: 71
Views: 6094

Re: Spring Training 2020 (aka Mark Gonzales blurry photo szn)

Confirmed that any tweet about Javy doing anything still makes me smile like an idiot. So for as much as the rest of the sport might suck right now....still got that going for it.
by squally1313
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5469
Views: 509646

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

It''s a start at least. Minor league players do have a lot of regular everyday costs covered a lot of the times (i.e. room and board, meals, transportation, etc.) and I believe they still get a per diem on the road. So even if it's still painfully low, it's at least a world of difference to a whole...
by squally1313
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5469
Views: 509646

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Imagine getting drafted to the highest level of anything and being told you will start off making the same amount as someone who makes $10/hour.
by squally1313
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 36962
Views: 1977435

Re: Politics & Current Events

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by squally1313
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5469
Views: 509646

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

How is $400 a week anywhere near approaching adequate?
by squally1313
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 36962
Views: 1977435

Re: Politics & Current Events

Wait someone explain this to me, my eyes glazed over after the 400th post about VP nominees. Judas is Sank??? Seriously???
by squally1313
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Kipnis to Cubs Minor League/NRI Contract
Replies: 59
Views: 3795

Re: Kipnis to Cubs Minor League/NRI Contract

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/the-inning-the-cubs-stole/ My wife shot a video of me pacing around the house in the bottom of the ninth. She showed it to me a couple months back, it sounded like i was speaking in tongues. I could not believe the Cubs got out of it, let alone a 1-2-3 inning. I knew the...
by squally1313
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Kipnis to Cubs Minor League/NRI Contract
Replies: 59
Views: 3795

Re: Kipnis to Cubs Minor League/NRI Contract

I LOVE the comeback against SF. Javy, Zo, and Willy were so swaggy. It's tempered a little bit by the fact that Javy and Willy basically hit 17 hoppers that barely reached the center fielder, and this was after Matt horsefeathering Moore essentially shut us down for 8 innings. But yeah, that Zobris...
by squally1313
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Kipnis to Cubs Minor League/NRI Contract
Replies: 59
Views: 3795

Re: Kipnis to Cubs Minor League/NRI Contract

Honestly, if you give me 10 minutes to go back and watch highlights...give me Game 6 against the Dodgers every day. Outside of the fact that it ended with Chapman on the mound, it's pretty much perfect. My favorite thing (other than the obvious WS stuff) to watch from that run is the comeback in SF...
by squally1313
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Kipnis to Cubs Minor League/NRI Contract
Replies: 59
Views: 3795

Re: Kipnis to Cubs Minor League/NRI Contract

Honestly, if you give me 10 minutes to go back and watch highlights...give me Game 6 against the Dodgers every day. Outside of the fact that it ended with Chapman on the mound, it's pretty much perfect.
by squally1313
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Kipnis to Cubs Minor League/NRI Contract
Replies: 59
Views: 3795

Re: Kipnis to Cubs Minor League/NRI Contract

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/the-inning-the-cubs-stole/ I think leaving Chapman in was where my loathing of Maddon was cemented for life. Christ, what an insanely lucky maniac; that article is like a slow motion panic attack. Yep, especially coupled with bringing him in for game 6 in the 7th horsefe...
by squally1313
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 36962
Views: 1977435

Re: Politics & Current Events

I don’t think sanders did well considering he is a neighboring senator who had run in this state 4 years ago and had universal name recognition was beaten soundly by the Klobuchar/Pete combo. . The Astros had an ok year, winning 107 games, but they were beaten soundly by the Oakland/Texas combo (17...
by squally1313
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 492
Views: 37856

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:

1) Good.

2) THEN WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING ALL WINTER

Just the dumbest possible timeline in every way.


Theo finally found out about the deleted alternate ending of Major League and decided to go ALL IN on that strategy.
by squally1313
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Kipnis to Cubs Minor League/NRI Contract
Replies: 59
Views: 3795

Re: Kipnis to Cubs

17 Seconds wrote:a thank you for yanking that slider foul

I think about that swing (and that gift of a pitch) probably once a week.
by squally1313
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1425
Views: 94202

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Yeah all he has do is prove he's better than Descalso and this is a solid move. If he can show some signs of life and work his way into a Kipnis/Bote platoon at second, even better, though Bote also decided to pull an Almora and abruptly start sucking against LHPs in 2019, so who knows.
by squally1313
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1425
Views: 94202

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/tomloxas/status/1227320736848760833?s=21


The Barstool Chicago guys are saying something similar, for whatever that's worth. I do know that he lives in Chicago (my buddy sees him at East Bank most mornings), so might be a friend of a friend thing here.
by squally1313
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5469
Views: 509646

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Why the hell would a stronger team need a 1 game advantage? It's not a need, it's a reward. You want to incentivize trying, which is a problem in baseball right now. The difference between being the #2 seed and the # 5 seed can literally be the division you play in. How does a 1 game lead incentivi...
by squally1313
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5469
Views: 509646

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

The argument for this kind of playoff expanding move, that it will reduce tanking by giving more teams a shot, is more than offset by the fact that the new target for wins will be like 85, and you'll see pretty much all the big market teams doing the same treading water horsefeathers that the Cubs ...
by squally1313
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5469
Views: 509646

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

The argument for this kind of playoff expanding move, that it will reduce tanking by giving more teams a shot, is more than offset by the fact that the new target for wins will be like 85, and you'll see pretty much all the big market teams doing the same treading water horsefeathers that the Cubs h...
by squally1313
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 36962
Views: 1977435

Re: Politics & Current Events

Bloomberg has had pretty much total advertising saturation for what, two months now, coupled with strong name recognition even before that, along with pretty much zero percent of the scrutiny the other candidates have faced...and he's polling in the low teens. That vile leaked audio is just the star...
by squally1313
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Mookie Betts and David Price Traded to the Dodgers
Replies: 154
Views: 10272

Re: Mookie Betts and David Price Traded to the Dodgers

That last part is interesting from Keith Law. The complexity of this deal was a little unique I guess? Three-way trades aren't that common, but I honestly think Boston balked on the initial return after seeing the bad public reaction and used the Graterol medical worries to leverage a better return...
by squally1313
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5469
Views: 509646

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

https://nypost.com/2020/02/10/mlb-plotting-playoff-expansion-with-reality-tv-twist/ This is getting trashed by Baseball Twitter, and I definitely agree in terms of the new format/bracket. Have always thought that picking your own opponent would be a fun way to ramp up the intensity though, so that ...
by squally1313
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5469
Views: 509646

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

I totally get the motivations behind the ideas (and the article does a good job of spelling them out)...more playoff teams, more clinching games, etc. I really don't know how you solve the main problem, which is that ultimately the 'fairest' way to award a champion is pretty much the opposite of the...
by squally1313
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5469
Views: 509646

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

https://nypost.com/2020/02/10/mlb-plotting-playoff-expansion-with-reality-tv-twist/ This is getting trashed by Baseball Twitter, and I definitely agree in terms of the new format/bracket. Have always thought that picking your own opponent would be a fun way to ramp up the intensity though, so that p...

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