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by David
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1300
Views: 62281

Re: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach

by David
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Will Javy Baez win NL MVP?
Replies: 28
Views: 840

Re: Will Javy Baez win NL MVP?

It's August 2nd. Javy currently sports a .302/.335/.575 slash line with a deserved reputation as a spectacular defender and baserunner. The Cubs have the best record in the National League. That matters to voters, even if it shouldn't, necessarily. He's currently tied for 3rd in the NL with Freddie...
by David
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Will Javy Baez win NL MVP?
Replies: 28
Views: 840

Re: Will Javy Baez win NL MVP?

he's in the conversation

by David
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1336
Views: 90632

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Banedon wrote:I feel like the Baez MVP conversation is still relatively local though. I haven't seen him get much consideration from national or out of town writers.

by David
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1336
Views: 90632

Re: Baez impresses Baez

The_Achiever wrote:I know RBIs are dumb but I still want Javy to get like 130 of them. He's really becoming Manny-esque at the plate.


Manny Ramirez had a 14% career walk rate.
by David
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 5764

Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Just go find the next Nick Ahmed or a younger version of Alcides Escobar and bat them ninth. Alcides Escobar has a career wRC+ of 69, while Russell is at 91. That's an even bigger difference than 2017 and 2018 Anthony Rizzo. I think you might be underrating Russell's bat just a tad. What is Russell...
by David
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 5764

Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Yeah, that might not even get half of Trout. Why would a team trade the best player of this generation for a crappy Russell, crappy Almora, Happ and some not top-5 MLB prospects? Russell is an above average everyday player who is 24. He isn't crappy. That's a laughable package for Trout, but he isn...
by David
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 5764

Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Russell, Happ, Almora and prospects for Mike Trout? Cmon guys Yeah, that might not even get half of Trout. Why would a team trade the best player of this generation for a crappy Russell, crappy Almora, Happ and some not top-5 MLB prospects? Russell is an above average everyday player who is 24. He ...
by David
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1300
Views: 62281

Re: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach

ok so what'll it take to take khalil mack Truckloads of cash and draft picks. Do it. This article says multiple firsts plus. I’m in. It would fill one of the few glaring holes on roster for the long term with an elite young player at a critical position, and could put them in the playoffs this year...
by David
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1300
Views: 62281

Re: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach

ok so what'll it take to take khalil mack
by David
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Will Javy Baez win NL MVP?
Replies: 28
Views: 840

Re: Will Javy Baez win NL MVP?

I'll say this much...I think the early results are highly underselling his shot. Javy was +2000 to win last week i know and if i weren't so averse to dealing with bovada's cash out nonsense (they sent me some crazy canadian check that nobody wanted to cash out for me last time) i'd put a little mon...
by David
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Will Javy Baez win NL MVP?
Replies: 28
Views: 840

Re: Will Javy Baez win NL MVP?

Nope. He's going to get dinged on both sides of the debate. Old-timers aren't going to vote for him because of his antics. Analytics guys are going to have a hard time getting past his walk rate, even if his WAR figures are high. It'll go to Freeman or Arenado. you and derwood have mentioned his &q...
by David
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Will Javy Baez win NL MVP?
Replies: 28
Views: 840

Re: Will Javy Baez win NL MVP?

I'll say this much...I think the early results are highly underselling his shot.
by David
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cole Hamels: Somehow Justin Verlander
Replies: 62
Views: 2254

Re: This is the Cole Hamels thread

estes gave up 4 or more runs in 14 of his 29 starts as a cub. he walked 83 in those 29 starts. to compare, chatwood has given up 4 or more runs in 7 of his 19 starts and walked 85 in those 19 starts. estes had a bWAR of -1.3 in 2003 while chatwood has a current bWAR of 0.3. are estes and chatwood t...
by David
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Will Javy Baez win NL MVP?
Replies: 28
Views: 840

Re: Will Javy Baez win NL MVP?

for the record, i voted yes. i'm feeling like there's momentum headed that way and he's probably got the highest q rating of any of the people in the conversation (as far as the popularity contest part goes). i could easily see it going arenado, though, especially if they grab the west (not gonna ha...
by David
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Will Javy Baez win NL MVP?
Replies: 28
Views: 840

Re: Will Javy Baez win NL MVP?

Derwood wrote:Are there enough olde-thyme writers/voters who will hate his "antics" enough to punish him and vote for someone more vanilla?


old timey types would love the RBIs and wave off the walk rate/OBP though
by David
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Will Javy Baez win NL MVP?
Replies: 28
Views: 840

Will Javy Baez win NL MVP?

It's August 2nd. Javy currently sports a .302/.335/.575 slash line with a deserved reputation as a spectacular defender and baserunner. The Cubs have the best record in the National League. That matters to voters, even if it shouldn't, necessarily. He's currently tied for 3rd in the NL with Freddie ...
by David
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Which Crazy Surprise Things Will Happen?
Replies: 65
Views: 5301

Re: Which Crazy Surprise Things Will Happen?

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:
David wrote:looking pretty safe to say that the best answer here was #2 with a bit of an asterisk

he didn't need to learn to walk a little. he does whatever the horsefeathers he wants.

rizzo still has a bit to go to get to 2 war


i feel safe in saying he'll be fine
by David
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cole Hamels: Somehow Justin Verlander
Replies: 62
Views: 2254

Re: This is the Cole Hamels thread

Man, how is that even possible? If anything, I remember him as being even worse than he was. It made me so mad that Dusty kept him in the rotation all year. estes gave up 4 or more runs in 14 of his 29 starts as a cub. he walked 83 in those 29 starts. to compare, chatwood has given up 4 or more run...
by David
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Which Crazy Surprise Things Will Happen?
Replies: 65
Views: 5301

Re: Which Crazy Surprise Things Will Happen?

looking pretty safe to say that the best answer here was #2 with a bit of an asterisk

he didn't need to learn to walk a little. he does whatever the horsefeathers he wants.
by David
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Cole Hamels: Somehow Justin Verlander
Replies: 62
Views: 2254

Re: This is the Cole Hamels thread

well... at least, we got the one game... Another lefty by the name of Shawn Estes gave us one good game in '03 too. I went back and looked at his numbers and he was MUCH worse than i remembered. How dare you Man, how is that even possible? If anything, I remember him as being even worse than he was...
by David
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1336
Views: 90632

Re: Baez impresses Baez

abuck1220 wrote:he should probably be playing more than 20% of the innings at ss.


Russell has played on a 3+ win pace, struggles and all. That's perfectly cromulent.
by David
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: #NotAllPitchers
Replies: 712
Views: 53593

Re: #NotAllPitchers

by David
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates
Replies: 410
Views: 37328

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Sammy Sofa wrote:Why?


fortunately i lucked into finding this pretty easily because the search function was no help

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=2030&start=175
by David
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates
Replies: 410
Views: 37328

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Duke Silver wrote:https://twitter.com/fran_cervelli/status/1024494794935074816


i'm sure mojo will insist that this, too, is not a subtle (well, it's definitely not that) shot at the cubs though

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