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by David
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 307
Views: 13404

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

well, harper has been on average about a 5.3 win player per full season of his career, so 70% of that would be a 3.7 win player which is pretty good
by David
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1338
Views: 92541

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Man, I really miss watching Manny Ramirez hit. Ah, I miss watching Ken Griffey Jr. (in his prime) hit, but what's the point in mentioning it lol. Also, Ichiro when he first came over was something else. Manny was a great hitter, but I never felt that awe-inspired watching him hit. manny was a goofy...
by David
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 307
Views: 13404

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

I'm not too worried about losing Eloy. Even with him destroying AAA it's doubtful that he's much more than Schwarber. Maybe we chose the wrong arm to cash him in for, but using him to shore up the rotation was absolutely the right move. Cease is looking more and more likely to actually be something...
by David
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Dogs Are Awesome, Yay Dogs!
Replies: 472
Views: 32916

Re: Dogs Are Awesome, Yay Dogs!

oh man the shocked look on his face is killing me every single time that loops
by David
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 307
Views: 13404

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

Eloy is jorge 2.0, now with fewer walks

(no but seriously i'm just saying if he's going to be some great player he's gonna have to hit a hell of a lot to make up for probably being a bad defender at a not so valuable position)
by David
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1325
Views: 64421

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

I'm confused Chicago’s Problem: Not Enough 21 Personnel The Bears were bad with their personnel usage in 2017, and that is putting it mildly. The Bears threw 58% of their passes out of 11 personnel, a below-average rate. These passes were terrible. Trubisky was successful on just 35% with 5.6 YPA. ...
by David
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1325
Views: 64421

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

by David
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1338
Views: 92541

Re: Baez impresses Baez

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:
David wrote:Man, I really miss watching Manny Ramirez hit.


this is cracking me up


one of my favorite players ever :dontknow:
by David
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1338
Views: 92541

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Man, I really miss watching Manny Ramirez hit.
by David
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bears 2018 Offseason: Matt Nagy Hired as Head Coach
Replies: 1325
Views: 64421

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: 1085

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: 1085

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: 1338
Views: 92541

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: 1338
Views: 92541

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: 205
Views: 8161

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: 205
Views: 8161

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: 205
Views: 8161

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: 1325
Views: 64421

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: 1325
Views: 64421

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: 1085

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: 1085

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: 1085

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: 2526

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: 1085

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: 1085

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

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