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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby The Logan » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:27 am

Brian wrote:https://twitter.com/jon_greenberg/status/1101222877343481856


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*Thats to Greenberg, btw
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:10 pm

That guy probably trains the best butlers.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Brian » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:07 pm

Financials on the buyback of the last 5% from the Tribune came out today.

The Chicago Cubs paid Tribune Media $107.5 million for the broadcast company’s remaining 5 percent ownership stake in the team, a deal that values the club at $2.15 billion.


At the Rickett's purchase price (845 million for 95%) 5% was worth 44.5 million. (unless I screwed up the math which is very possible and I already did on my first try)
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:14 pm

I saw your original math Brian and will judge you forever for it
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby squally1313 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:17 pm

But those Marlins people said they lost money, so
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:50 pm

We’re probably still way behind a lot of teams on this stuff. But good to see we’re finally doing things like this.


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Postby TomtheBombadil » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:57 pm

No doubt only good intentions
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Bertz » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:03 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:We’re probably still way behind a lot of teams on this stuff. But good to see we’re finally doing things like this.




I would guess not actually. I think the Dodgers and Astros (and maybe Yankees?) are WAY ahead of the curve on this sort of stuff, and then we're probably in that second tier of smart teams. I mean in the article they mention that they've already got like 3-4 years of Kinatrax data, whereas Rapsodo and Edgertronic have only really blown up league wide over the last 18-24 months.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:19 pm

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Cubswin11 wrote:We’re probably still way behind a lot of teams on this stuff. But good to see we’re finally doing things like this.




I would guess not actually. I think the Dodgers and Astros (and maybe Yankees?) are WAY ahead of the curve on this sort of stuff, and then we're probably in that second tier of smart teams. I mean in the article they mention that they've already got like 3-4 years of Kinatrax data, whereas Rapsodo and Edgertronic have only really blown up league wide over the last 18-24 months.

The Astros are ahead of everybody in this stuff and they just outright cheat, but I think we’re decently behind a lot more teams than you think (I’d add the Rays and Brewers amongst others to the above mentioned). At least in terms of having guys who truly know how to use this stuff and interpret/implement it to our benefit it.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Brian » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:58 pm

I like these.

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Regular Show » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:31 pm

Brian wrote:I like these.



Very cool. I like it.
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Postby big ball chunky time » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:38 pm

the arrows should all be pointing down
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Postby Brian » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:40 pm

because their ERAs are going down
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:41 pm

Brian wrote:I like these.


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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Tim » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:44 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:...
quintana line will get you annoyingly close to your destination, but not actually at your destination

Sounds like some flights I've been on.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Bull » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:10 pm

Tim wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:...
quintana line will get you annoyingly close to your destination, but not actually at your destination

Sounds like some flights I've been on.

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Because the plane crashed, or because you flew into Sanford instead of Orlando Int’l. Because I’ve done that and it was annoying. Especially since my rental car was paid for and waiting for me at Orlando Int’l.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Tim » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:29 pm

Bull wrote:
Tim wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:...
quintana line will get you annoyingly close to your destination, but not actually at your destination

Sounds like some flights I've been on.

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Because the plane crashed, or because you flew into Sanford instead of Orlando Int’l. Because I’ve done that and it was annoying. Especially since my rental car was paid for and waiting for me at Orlando Int’l.

Yes.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:51 pm

apologies if this has already been posted... i hadn't noticed it since the cubs first put it up

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:57 pm

don't know what you're talking about
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:22 pm

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we are soooo broke
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:32 pm

Bryant and Boras probably weren’t in any rush to talk extension this offseason. 2018 was basically Bryant’s worst baseball season ever and because of an injury, not exactly a good look to immediately demand an extension that same offseason

If he goes off this year, and he will, I’m guessing they get something done next offseason.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Brian » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:04 pm

Is there even any players that could have been realistically extended this offseason? (outside someone taking an insanely team friendly deal)

I think priority 1 should be Bryant, and I think it will happen, but you have to prove his shoulder isn't destroyed.
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