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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:48 pm

I think literally any sitcom can survive on CBS. What the holy horsefeathers.
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Postby Regular Show » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:09 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:I think literally any sitcom can survive on CBS. What the holy horsefeathers.


Didn't 2 Broke Girls get cancelled?

I've never heard of this sitcom. Why would you get Addison Russell? I hope he didn't take any swings while they were filming. If he did then some of the film crew better watch out lol.
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:00 am

Regular Show wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:I think literally any sitcom can survive on CBS. What the holy horsefeathers.


Didn't 2 Broke Girls get cancelled?


Yeah, they really headed that one off at the pass after only 6 short seasons and 138 miserable episodes.
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:02 am

Russell on a TV set? O/U on hair and makeup girls that got pregnant is at 1.5
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Postby javy knows my name » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:38 am

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:more surprising than finding out there's a television program out there called "superior donuts" was finding out it's in its 2nd season


I'm most surprised that Bob Sanders nailed the possessive and contractive form on an internet
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:49 am

javy knows my name wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:more surprising than finding out there's a television program out there called "superior donuts" was finding out it's in its 2nd season


I'm most surprised that Bob Sanders nailed the possessive and contractive form on an internet

the horsefeathers? that hurts, man
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby javy knows my name » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:04 am

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:
javy knows my name wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:more surprising than finding out there's a television program out there called "superior donuts" was finding out it's in its 2nd season


I'm most surprised that Bob Sanders nailed the possessive and contractive form on an internet

the horsefeathers? that hurts, man


I'm sorry, that was too personal. I know you as a no-punctuation guy, I didn't mean to imply that you were a dummy
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Postby The Logan » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:18 am

Regular Show wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:I think literally any sitcom can survive on CBS. What the holy horsefeathers.


Didn't 2 Broke Girls get cancelled?

I've never heard of this sitcom. Why would you get Addison Russell?


The show is set in Chicago. The only reason I know that is because David Koechner is on it and he was in town doing a stand-up show and stopped by Second City to promote it on the news several months back.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:35 am

I knew it existed and thought it looked like some Becker spinoff after accidentally running across it in one of those "the tv was on cbs while I watched something on the DVR situations."
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Postby Duke Silver » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:17 pm

Tommy's waiting on the call, CBS...

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Postby Bull » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:25 pm

Regular Show wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:I think literally any sitcom can survive on CBS. What the holy horsefeathers.


Didn't 2 Broke Girls get cancelled?

I've never heard of this sitcom. Why would you get Addison Russell? I hope he didn't take any swings while they were filming. If he did then some of the film crew better watch out lol.


Not sure if this is a "Russell loses baseball bats while swinging" joke, or a "Russell sleeps around (swings) and gets girls pregnant" joke.

Either way, he has trouble controlling his swing
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Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:02 pm

It came up in the GT today but thought I'd post it here to keep the discussion going. The results haven't been great but the process has been really good by Russell so far this year and good things should start happening soon. As the Duke'ster and I pointed out Russell this year... He had a 15% BB and K rate going in to today, that's good. His Contact% is up and his O-Swing% is way down. He had a 29% LD rate, which is 8% higher than his career average and he did it by cutting down his GB rate by 9% over his career average, that's a very good and positive indicator. He is hitting for a little too much soft contact and his IFF% is high but he also has the highest % of hard hit balls he's ever had in his career, 7% above his career rate. If he can shift some of that soft contact for even medium contact good things are going to start to happen. He's putting himself in good spots, he just isn't executing as much as he should and can on balls in the zone yet.

Even if we assume the K and BB rate go 5% the wrong way (~10% BB rate ~20% K rate when the season ends) if he keeps doing what he's doing for even a healthy 145 games, plays great defense, and the batted ball profile bounces a bit from weak to medium or hard contact we could be in for a breakout year. If he BABIPS just around his career .295 rate (which should go up with some of the positive indicators) we could be in for a 20 HR .260/.350/mid .400's slash line with elite defense as a median projection, that's a 4+ WAR player.

Edit: I'll add if he continues what he's doing with even a little wrong way movement on the K/BB rate mentioned above but he puts up .320-.330ish BABIP (which shouldn't be crazy out of the question) he's basically Corey Seagar from last year.

I know this is all projecting good and wishful things but there’s real reasons to believe it and why look at the negative side of things when you can look for the positive things in life.
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Duke Silver » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:04 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:It came up in the GT today but thought I'd post it here to keep the discussion going. The results haven't been great but the process has been really good by Russell so far this year and good things should start happening soon. As the Duke'ster and I pointed out Russell this year... He had a 15% BB and K rate going in to today, that's good. His Contact% is up and his O-Swing% is way down. He had a 29% LD rate, which is 8% higher than his career average and he did it by cutting down his GB rate by 9% over his career average, that's a very good and positive indicator. He is hitting for a little too much soft contact and his IFF% is high but he's also has the highest % of hard hit balls he's ever had in his career, 7% above his career rate. If he can shift some of that soft contact for even medium contact good things are going to start to happen. He's putting himself in good spots, he just isn't executing as much as he should and can on balls in the zone yet.

Even if we assume the K and BB rate go 5% the wrong way (~10% BB rate ~20% K rate when the season ends) if he keeps doing what he's doing for even a healthy 145 games, plays great defense, and the batted ball profile bounces a bit from weak to medium or hard contact we could be in for a breakout year. If he BABIPS just around his career .295 rate (which should go up with some of the positive indicators) we could be in for a 20 HR .260/.350/mid .400's slash line with elite defense as a median projection, that's a 4+ WAR player.


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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:14 pm

Duke Silver wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:It came up in the GT today but thought I'd post it here to keep the discussion going. The results haven't been great but the process has been really good by Russell so far this year and good things should start happening soon. As the Duke'ster and I pointed out Russell this year... He had a 15% BB and K rate going in to today, that's good. His Contact% is up and his O-Swing% is way down. He had a 29% LD rate, which is 8% higher than his career average and he did it by cutting down his GB rate by 9% over his career average, that's a very good and positive indicator. He is hitting for a little too much soft contact and his IFF% is high but he's also has the highest % of hard hit balls he's ever had in his career, 7% above his career rate. If he can shift some of that soft contact for even medium contact good things are going to start to happen. He's putting himself in good spots, he just isn't executing as much as he should and can on balls in the zone yet.

Even if we assume the K and BB rate go 5% the wrong way (~10% BB rate ~20% K rate when the season ends) if he keeps doing what he's doing for even a healthy 145 games, plays great defense, and the batted ball profile bounces a bit from weak to medium or hard contact we could be in for a breakout year. If he BABIPS just around his career .295 rate (which should go up with some of the positive indicators) we could be in for a 20 HR .260/.350/mid .400's slash line with elite defense as a median projection, that's a 4+ WAR player.


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Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:36 pm

How about we just keep this to ourselves though Duke and you don’t go writing about it
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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:04 am

Yeah, Addison has mouths to feed, Duke. Please don't take away his livelihood.
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Re: Addison Russell

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Did he wear a condom?
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Duke Silver wrote:Did he wear a condom?


Is this what you would say to him if he did?

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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Brian » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:34 am

Duke Silver wrote:Did he wear a condom?


Almora and Baez recently impregnated their respective wives/fiances and are both on offensive tears. So there may be a couple of reasons we need to keep Addi away from condoms.
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Regular Show » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:52 am

Brian wrote:
Duke Silver wrote:Did he wear a condom?


Almora and Baez recently impregnated their respective wives/fiances and are both on offensive tears. So there may be a couple of reasons we need to keep Addi away from condoms.


Geez, how much child support do you want him to pay?

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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Guancous » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:46 pm

I trust Addison’s process and he’s due for some good luck. Just noting how absurd it is that he only has 2 RBI so far. To illustrate this fluke, here are some players who have more:

Clayton Richard
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Phil Ervin
Alcides Escobar
Magnerrius Sierra

He’s tied with Robert Acuña (who got called up yesterday) and Jorge Soler.
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:23 am

Since I posted my thoughts above he's gone 3% BB rate, 14% K rate, 18% LD, 45% GB and 25% IFF rates and is at 22% hard hit contact with a.192/.222/.231 line with only 1 XBH (that doesn't include his 1-3 tonight since Fangraphs isn't updated yet). We appear to have some sort of Freaky Friday situation on our hands with me taking the Duke'sters power cursing players.
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Duke Silver » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:09 am

Cubswin11 wrote:Since I posted my thoughts above he's gone 3% BB rate, 14% K rate, 18% LD, 45% GB and 25% IFF rates and is at 22% hard hit contact with a.192/.222/.231 line with only 1 XBH (that doesn't include his 1-3 tonight since Fangraphs isn't updated yet). We appear to have some sort of Freaky Friday situation on our hands with me taking the Duke'sters power cursing players.


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Re: Addison Russell

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:28 am

Start pulling the ball some, Addy. The middle of the field has not been too kind to you.
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