General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby philosophizer75 » Sat May 11, 2019 6:13 pm

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/283 ... trade-list

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner reportedly selected the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees for the eight-team no-trade list allowed by his contract, per Spotrac.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the full list Saturday. It also features the Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals.

Bumgarner's choices don't mean he wouldn't accept a move to one of those clubs. Instead, they give him leverage to potentially pick his own destination among those possible contenders, per Rosenthal.


seems pretty smart of him to me. could we even get him? no way right?
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Sat May 11, 2019 6:15 pm

philosophizer75 wrote:https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2835727-madison-bumgarner-rumors-yankees-cubs-red-sox-among-teams-on-no-trade-list

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner reportedly selected the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees for the eight-team no-trade list allowed by his contract, per Spotrac.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the full list Saturday. It also features the Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals.

Bumgarner's choices don't mean he wouldn't accept a move to one of those clubs. Instead, they give him leverage to potentially pick his own destination among those possible contenders, per Rosenthal.


seems pretty smart of him to me. could we even get him? no way right?

He sucks, why would we want him?
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby philosophizer75 » Sat May 11, 2019 7:15 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:He sucks, why would we want him?


I dunno, didn't really think it through beyond the scope of "could this guy become a Cub?" He doesn't look like he sucks, although I've never really been a fan of his red-assery. Really just posted because I think that's an interesting move by him to take control of where he goes if there are several contenders vying for him.
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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Mon May 13, 2019 4:28 am

Hmm it's as if there's a certain commonality among horsefeathers like Osuna and certain others.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Banedon » Tue May 14, 2019 2:16 pm

I was going to say that athletes are the worst, but really...it's just people overall that suck.

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby weis21 » Tue May 14, 2019 3:43 pm

Banedon wrote:I was going to say that athletes are the worst, but really...it's just people overall that suck.


not that i generally care about random twitter comments but i saw one saying "hopefully they can trade him to the cubs. he will fit in well with their culture along with Russell"

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Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue May 14, 2019 3:44 pm

weis21 wrote:not that i generally care about random twitter comments but i saw one saying "hopefully they can trade him to the cubs. he will fit in well with their culture along with Russell"

thanks, theo

it was a sox fan though
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue May 14, 2019 3:49 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
weis21 wrote:not that i generally care about random twitter comments but i saw one saying "hopefully they can trade him to the cubs. he will fit in well with their culture along with Russell"

thanks, theo

it was a sox fan though


Well...he's still not wrong, sadly.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Bull » Tue May 14, 2019 7:22 pm

Banedon wrote:I was going to say that athletes are the worst, but really...it's just people overall that suck.



Yup. There are piece of crap athletes, Dirty Cops, slimy layers, dirtbag doctors, hypocrite preachers, pedophile teachers, sketchy grocery clerks, crooked construction workers, and call center workers that steal your identity. Abusers and drug addicts in every profession.

There are people that suck and heroes in most every walk of life. We just tend to hear about the bad ones in high profile professions.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue May 14, 2019 9:07 pm

Freddie Freeman shows no mercy:

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby PackLandVA » Thu May 16, 2019 1:14 am

Bet Harper breaks out of his season starting slump next week.
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Postby Regular Show » Thu May 16, 2019 5:01 am


That's pretty good lol.
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Postby Regular Show » Sat May 18, 2019 3:05 am


That's some little league horsefeathers right there lol.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby champaignchris » Mon May 20, 2019 8:57 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:https://twitter.com/nsbbcom/status/1130575171864158210


He fell off a "non-horse" at his ranch?

So he fell off a cow? Or possibly a llama?
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon May 20, 2019 9:00 pm

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jersey cubs fan wrote:https://twitter.com/nsbbcom/status/1130575171864158210


He fell off a "non-horse" at his ranch?

So he fell off a cow? Or possibly a llama?

Clearly he fell off the woman who runs like a horse

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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon May 20, 2019 9:07 pm

I'd fall off that.
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JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:I'd fall off that.


Let's not, please.
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