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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby davell » Tue May 08, 2018 4:55 pm

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That was actually sneaky but I used it as a gag iirc

I was the number one javy backer after 2014 and have never been a javy buster


Why do you feel the need to say you were his number one backer like once a week? There were quite a few of us that have been on his side the entire time.

And sorry, no one's buying you taking him out of your signature as a gag.

And saying this sucks, because you're one of my favorites here.


you seem very upset about this lol


No, just think it's very weird you feel the need to constantly bring something up that's not remotely true.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby David » Tue May 08, 2018 5:04 pm

davell wrote:
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Why do you feel the need to say you were his number one backer like once a week? There were quite a few of us that have been on his side the entire time.

And sorry, no one's buying you taking him out of your signature as a gag.

And saying this sucks, because you're one of my favorites here.


you seem very upset about this lol


No, just think it's very weird you feel the need to constantly bring something up that's not remotely true.


is this a troll post or did you not click any of those links?

the most down i ever got on javy is that i thought the most likely outcome was that most of his value was on defense (and that his insane historic 2016 output in terms of DRS was unsustainable) and mashing the hell out of lefties. i thought he probably would always need to be shielded against all good righties. i also always realized there was a glimmer of a chance of him going balls out superstar.

i also at one point thought that if anyone should be traded (after 2016) for archer or someone like that, it should be him because with all the postseason hype, his perceived value at the time seemed better than his actual value. this offseason i swapped happ into that category instead of him, but i also was pretty much always in "keep them all and horsefeathers trading for pitching" crew.

if you want to dig up the posts, have at it.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby davell » Tue May 08, 2018 5:12 pm

Dude, you saying you've been one of his biggest fans, gets negated by the fact you went the other way on him later. All the way to taking him out of your signature. You can says that was a joke, but your comments on Javy were meh at that point and jibe with taking him out. It's not that hard to see.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby David » Tue May 08, 2018 5:17 pm

davell wrote:Dude, you saying you've been one of his biggest fans, gets negated by the fact you went the other way on him later. All the way to taking him out of your signature. You can says that was a joke, but your comments on Javy were meh at that point and jibe with taking him out. It's not that hard to see.


your interpretation is wrong.

my opinion on him was always more or less the same. from the beginning, it was huge ceiling, low floor (and then his floor went up for me when it was clear he could at least destroy MLB lefties and play great defense). it was just that most everyone else went from being super duper down on him and calling him a bust to liking him way more than i did (in terms of value as a player - i always loved javy as a fun dude to watch).

im not going to waste anymore time arguing over this lol. you can keep telling me what i thought.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby David » Tue May 08, 2018 5:22 pm

ok i'll waste 30 more seconds on it, but only because i'm procrastinating doing actual work.

if this is all about the sig, it was entirely: happ is really good and exciting right now, javy kinda sucks right now, and sneaky posted a funny version of my sig with happ in his place saying "hi guys" so i might as well use it. and after that i just forgot about it and was too lazy to ever remake it because i didn't have the original. i remade it in the offseason at some point. but i'm not sure why my sig is such a big deal lmao.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby davell » Tue May 08, 2018 5:28 pm

Honestly, the sig WAS my biggest issue. Thanks for clarifying that end of things.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby David » Tue May 08, 2018 5:40 pm

i fully cop to my bad takes

i.e. i had a hugely irrational fear that kris bryant was going to brett jackson/mike olt at the big leagues bc of his strikeout rates. turns out he's an actual unicorn (much like rizzo) who somehow got better at making contact in the bigs.

i also said there was no horsefeathering way he'd be a 3B after watching one play in the AFL. i argued literally every time someone penciled him in at 3B and said he was a corner OF.
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Postby Duke Silver » Tue May 08, 2018 5:47 pm

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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby sneakypower » Tue May 08, 2018 5:54 pm

i was always the biggest Javy backer and i have the custom title to prove it
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby davell » Mon May 14, 2018 1:17 am



It is not possible to love Javy more than I do.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby davell » Mon May 14, 2018 5:59 pm



Porn.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby Splendid Splinter » Tue May 15, 2018 2:02 am

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Porn.


My favorite is from 0:08-0:14. It looked like he was going to slide all the way to the backstop.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Tue May 15, 2018 2:33 am

davell wrote:

Porn.

JFC. I've been trying to wear away at my wife (a Sox fan) to name or first born Javi and she wont give in. WHHYY
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Postby Omar » Tue May 15, 2018 10:48 am

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Postby mul21 » Tue May 15, 2018 4:11 pm

The instincts are just absolutely ridiculous.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu May 31, 2018 2:56 am

Saw Rogers tweet Javy hasn’t walked in like 177 PAs. I know he is what he is and he’s never gonna be even a decent walk rate guy but that’s pretty ridiculous even for Javy standards.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby Regular Show » Thu May 31, 2018 3:06 am

Cubswin11 wrote:Saw Rogers tweet Javy hasn’t walked in like 177 PAs. I know he is what he is and he’s never gonna be even a decent walk rate guy but that’s pretty ridiculous even for Javy standards.


Yeah, I know it's been super long since Javy walked. I almost feel like he has a bet going on in the clubhouse with teammates...
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby PackLandVA » Thu May 31, 2018 11:24 pm

8 total walks in April (5 BB, 3 IBB)

ZERO total BBs in May through yesterday.

Also, he batted .303 in April; batting .263 in May through yesterday. Wonder if there's a connection.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby PackLandVA » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:06 am

Full count followed by a BB for Javy tonight.

WOW!!!
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby SeldomSeen » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:16 am

PackLandVA wrote:Full count followed by a BB for Javy tonight.

WOW!!!


Don't get used to it.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:27 pm

the fastball Javy turned around last night for that bomb was 100 mph and up and out of the zone lol
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby Duke Silver » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:57 pm

"Javy gave me a sign to take a bigger lead and at that point I knew exactly what he was thinking," Contreras said. "On the first pitch I did a fake steal which I think prompted the throw over on the second pitch. It worked out. Javy has the best instincts as a runner and player."


Baez was asked if he'll watch the highlight, which is bound to be played a lot in Chicago over the next couple of days.

"Good, yeah," Baez said smiling again. "I would love to see myself."
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby jersey cubs fan » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:59 pm



NEW YORK — Javier Báez stood at his locker shirtless as he readied himself to talk to waiting reporters. As one commented that some prefer he be on camera without his shirt on, he joked that he’d post something soon on social media from his ESPN Magazine Body Issue photo shoot last summer. After fielding a few questions related to his tie-breaking steal of home that ignited the Cubs’ 2-0 victory over the New York Mets, another reporter pointed out that his highlights would be shown on TV over and over again Sunday night.

Good,” Báez said with a wry grin. “I would love to see myself.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby 17 Seconds » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:32 am

i realize now that all we need to do is convince javy that walks are somehow aesthetically pleasing and attractive
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