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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu May 31, 2018 9:00 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
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David wrote:
yeah, that was a weird question.

florida too, obviously.

just look at how easily cubs fans can get into road playoff games usually too. atlanta couldn't sell out damn playoff games.


You guys are flat out nuts if you don't think all of those markets don't have terrible, obsessive sports media out the wazoo. Atlanta's got three miserable sports radio stations just like the Vaunted Chicago Sports Market. Florida has three dozen(!!!!) sports stations. California has twenty seven.

Illinois? Only a whopping fifteen, less than the twenty that can be found here in Virginia.



Hello from Orange County, California. We've got 3 million people. We've got two sports radio stations, but they rarely run local content. It's almost always national syndicated stuff until it's time for an Angels or Ducks, and then they get a pre-game show of one or two hours. It's all generic PR stuff. The teams sell enough tickets and do enough TV ratings to keep the lights on, but it's not something the whole area gets caught up in.

If there's some frothing racist Kaplan equivalent waiting for Otani to fall apart, I haven't run across them.


Hi from Northern Virginia! I can give you years of reading on all of the local hot takes just on the Redskins name alone. When you're finished with that, I've got a heaping helping of scintillating analysis of Bryce Harper and the problems with his attitude, how he plays, his injuries, his hair, etc., etc.. Then we tackle Strasburg and how weak/fragile he apparently is. Then we can back up the trucks to get the takes about how the Capitals are world class choke artists and don't have the guts or the mental makeup to win. Then we can cry about the Wizards and their immaturity or their lack of a leader or their criminally bad FO/ownership, or still bemoaning everything that happened to the bizarre mid 2000's team. I mean, I know it's just a fly by night podunk operation that can't compare to the sound and fury of the PASSION of Chicago sports media, but hey, they try!

Seriously; the idea that Chicago is some kind of clear leader or model in the world of terrible sports takes is the weirdest bit of self-loathing bragging I've ever seen.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Andy » Thu May 31, 2018 11:25 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/carriemuskat/status/1002315121400705024?s=21

Well, if Joe gets pregnant, we know what happened.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby The Logan » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:48 am

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Being loveable came with the caveat of being losers, Jim. We're done with that horsefeathers.

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Postby ConstableRabbit » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:20 am

jersey cubs fan wrote:The one exception to this rule is probably Southern California. Although this part of the country did create Jim Rome.

Other than that, stupid sports media and sports BEING IMPORTANT is universal.

Bay Area is another.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammys Boombox » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:36 am

I lived in Cleveland in 2011 for 6 months. Talk about some depressing sports talk... And it was impossible to find anything nationally syndicated. Just local shows from the time you woke up until the time you went to sleep.

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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:10 am

I’m glad I have enough horsefeathers to keep me busy so I never have to read or listen to hot sports takes out in the wild. it’s bad enough reading them here from you jive turkeys
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:16 pm

it's 2018 and the all star ballot still only shows triple crown stats and stolen bases
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:15 pm

David wrote:it's 2018 and the all star ballot still only shows triple crown stats and stolen bases

Meh. It's the All Star team, not the All-VORP team. Stars drive in runs and hit dongs.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:17 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:
David wrote:it's 2018 and the all star ballot still only shows triple crown stats and stolen bases

Meh. It's the All Star team, not the All-VORP team. Stars drive in runs and hit dongs.

VORP you!
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby ConstableRabbit » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:57 pm

David wrote:it's 2018 and the all star ballot still only shows triple crown stats and stolen bases

I wouldn't be surprised if the MLBPA wanted it that way.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:29 pm

Since the season is one third through and makes for easy and clean math, let's have some fun with fWAR extrapolations

Yay

Bryant: 7.2
Schwarber: 5.1
Almora: 5.1
Zobrist: 5.1
Contreras: 4.5
Russell: 3.9
Baez: 3.9
Happ: 3.3
Morrow: 1.8
Edwards: 1.8
Cishek: 1.5


Yuck

Rizzo: 1.8
Heyward: 1.2
Lester: 1.5
Hendricks: 1.5
Quintana: 1.2
Darvish: 0.6
Chatwood: 0.4 (this is actually 0.3 but Chatwood loves things that come in fours so we'll humor him)
Duensing: -0.3
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Postby CubinNY » Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:52 pm

Cubs have the 2nd best run differential in baseball.
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Postby soccer10k » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:45 pm

I feel like it's fair to point out that Rizzo was worth 1.1 fWAR in May. If he's close to that the rest of the way, he'll end up around 4 WAR which is what he put up last year.

I know you can't just ignore a month but considering his track record, I think we can bet on Rizzo being more of what he was in May than April the rest of the way. His overall numbers might end up a bit down from normal though just because of how bad he was in April.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Backtobanks » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:55 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Since the season is one third through and makes for easy and clean math, let's have some fun with fWAR extrapolations

Yay

Bryant: 7.2
Schwarber: 5.1
Almora: 5.1
Zobrist: 5.1
Contreras: 4.5
Russell: 3.9
Baez: 3.9
Happ: 3.3
Morrow: 1.8
Edwards: 1.8
Cishek: 1.5


Yuck

Rizzo: 1.8
Heyward: 1.2
Lester: 1.5
Hendricks: 1.5
Quintana: 1.2
Darvish: 0.6
Chatwood: 0.4 (this is actually 0.3 but Chatwood loves things that come in fours so we'll humor him)
Duensing: -0.3


Offensively we look pretty good, but the rotation sucks.
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Postby BigSlick » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:00 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Since the season is one third through and makes for easy and clean math, let's have some fun with fWAR extrapolations

Yay

Bryant: 7.2
Schwarber: 5.1
Almora: 5.1
Zobrist: 5.1
Contreras: 4.5
Russell: 3.9
Baez: 3.9
Happ: 3.3
Morrow: 1.8
Edwards: 1.8
Cishek: 1.5


Yuck

Rizzo: 1.8
Heyward: 1.2
Lester: 1.5
Hendricks: 1.5
Quintana: 1.2
Darvish: 0.6
Chatwood: 0.4 (this is actually 0.3 but Chatwood loves things that come in fours so we'll humor him)
Duensing: -0.3


surprised at how good Russell and Contreras look extrapolated out, also surprised by our entire rotation being that low but those are based on xFIP right? I expect that will improve but if not, well, whatever
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:16 pm

fWAR is based on just FIP, not xFIP. I expect most of the rotation and Rizzo to not be in such a state by year's end, and although it's fun to imagine a team with 9 (!) position players north of 3 fWAR, odds are not great that all of those folks continue their pace the full season.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Regular Show » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:03 am

Have you guys seen this clip lol? It's horsefeathering great and I wonder if Maddon would keep up his end of the deal?

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby The Logan » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:55 pm

In case anyone wanted to read a 1400+ word fluff piece from Jesse Rogers on why Tommy La Stella is the best pinch hitter in baseball, here you go

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2367 ... vers-bench
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Postby Banedon » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:53 pm

The Logan wrote:In case anyone wanted to read a 1400+ word fluff piece from Jesse Rogers on why Tommy La Stella is the best pinch hitter in baseball, here you go

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2367 ... vers-bench


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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:13 pm

The Logan wrote:In case anyone wanted to read a 1400+ word fluff piece from Jesse Rogers on why Tommy La Stella is the best pinch hitter in baseball, here you go

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2367 ... vers-bench


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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Forgotmyoldlogin » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:27 pm

Cubs have the 2nd-best record in the NL right now.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:05 pm

Never forget (or forgive) that the Cubs opted to visit the Trump WH for NO horsefeathering REASON SINCE THEY HAD ALREADY SHOWN UP AFTER WINNING THE WS as we hear all of the brouhaha over the Eagles (the horsefeathering EAGLES) being awesome and not going.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby cl smooth » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:27 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Never forget (or forgive) that the Cubs opted to visit the Trump WH for NO horsefeathering REASON SINCE THEY HAD ALREADY SHOWN UP AFTER WINNING THE WS as we hear all of the brouhaha over the Eagles (the horsefeathering EAGLES) being awesome and not going.


how many opted not to visit trump? i recall carl edwards jr. visiting a museum and gawking over dinosaurs.
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