NL Central Also-Rans: Everyone but the Brewers I guess

Discussion about other teams, non-cubs players, baseball history, sabr vs scouting, etc.
User avatar
Derwood
Stall Monitor
Posts: 67970
Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:44 pm
Location: 375 Miles East of Wrigley
x 981
x 1878

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Derwood » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:46 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Ennder on Brewerfan.net at 8:51 PM on 6/11 wrote:Cubs won a world series so it is really hard to knock them but the post world series years have been a disaster for them. They went from having one of the best rosters in baseball plus one of the best farm systems to having no farm system at all and a number of very dubious looking contracts.


0 x

User avatar
bukie
Superstar
Posts: 18536
Joined: Sat May 31, 2003 4:17 am
Location: Midlothian, IL
x 32
x 1959
Contact:

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby bukie » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:53 pm

What number of dubious looking contracts? Is the number 1?
0 x
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn't exist.

User avatar
Duke Silver
Superstar
Posts: 11349
Joined: Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:45 am
x 12501
x 9099

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Duke Silver » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:09 pm

It’s a wonder they haven’t went all r_mack over there after being thoroughly embarrassed so often by a team with so many dubious-looking contracts.
0 x

User avatar
Derwood
Stall Monitor
Posts: 67970
Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:44 pm
Location: 375 Miles East of Wrigley
x 981
x 1878

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Derwood » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:11 pm

bukie wrote:What number of dubious looking contracts? Is the number 1?


I'm guessing they are counting Heyward (lol, considering his past month), Darvish (lol, it's been 2 months) and......??
0 x

User avatar
Transmogrified Tiger
Inner-Circle HOF
Posts: 55633
Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2003 4:23 pm
Location: Greater St. Louis
x 420
x 5819

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:15 pm

Chatwood is almost certainly the other.

And they still have one of the most talented rosters in the game and they still have the money to drop a bunch of cash on Harper's doorstep.
0 x

User avatar
David
Inner-Circle HOF
Posts: 60625
Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2003 12:33 am
Location: Chicago
x 7728
x 4701

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby David » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:16 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Chatwood is almost certainly the other.

And they still have one of the most talented rosters in the game and they still have the money to drop a bunch of cash on Harper's doorstep.


a few posters there were so relieved when they signed darvish, convinced that it meant there was no way they could go after harper and machado now.
0 x
Image

The Cubs’ transaction list under Epstein and Hoyer reads like a work of fiction, a wish-fulfillment list composed in hindsight.

User avatar
Sammy Sofa
Licks Butts
Posts: 77097
Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2005 3:45 am
Location: Washington DC
x 9457
x 12575

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:37 pm

KeithStone53151 wrote:I was at the game yesterday, the single best part of the game for me was watching Schwarber try playing left field. That guy is an absolute disaster out there, most of my bar league softball team is better in the outfield than him. It's actually hilarious.


I mean, the guy had watched Braun butcher it up out there for, what, a decade, and this is his take.
1 x
► Show Spoiler

ScrubMD
5-Time All-Star
Posts: 5571
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:45 pm
x 61
x 932

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby ScrubMD » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:47 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
KeithStone53151 wrote:I was at the game yesterday, the single best part of the game for me was watching Schwarber try playing left field. That guy is an absolute disaster out there, most of my bar league softball team is better in the outfield than him. It's actually hilarious.


I mean, the guy had watched Braun butcher it up out there for, what, a decade, and this is his take.


Do you expect him to focus on Heyward getting a 110mph game-tying hit off Hader, or their Vaunted Bullpen giving up 5 runs in the 11th, or their best hitter being a 38yo backup catcher? He has to find something.
0 x

ScrubMD
5-Time All-Star
Posts: 5571
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:45 pm
x 61
x 932

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby ScrubMD » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:53 pm

The concept of a team having enough fans to be able to absorb a couple less-than-ideal contracts turns Brewers fans into Westworld robots looking at an iphone.
2 x

Janelle-Alexis
Role Player
Posts: 114
Joined: Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:52 am
x 7
x 40

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Janelle-Alexis » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:36 pm

Keith Stone wrote:The Cubs FO made a dreadful big $ signing, and look like they potentially made 2 more bad ones this past offseason...


Dumb GM: Signing Darvish and Chatwood.

Smart GM: Trying to sign Darvish and Chatwood (and every other FA pitcher) but failing because you have a garbage franchise that is every free agent's 26th choice.

Brewer fans are going to be so smug this offseason when they sign Logan Forsythe and the Cubs are forever stuck with Bryce Harper's contract.
12 x

User avatar
illiniguy
Hall of Fame
Posts: 25515
Joined: Sun Jun 01, 2003 1:59 pm
Location: Kansas City
x 76
x 30

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby illiniguy » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:47 pm

I'm curious if that Endderr guy would be devastated with the Brewers winning 93 games, the division, and then making the Final Four? What a disaster, why haven't we fired Theo?
0 x
Image

17 Seconds
Hall of Fame
Posts: 22603
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:36 am
x 766
x 1346

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby 17 Seconds » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:57 am

why do i follow this horsefeathering sport

0 x

User avatar
Ding Dong Johnson
Crap Bag
Posts: 33852
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:42 am
Location: Durnsville
x 755
x 5323

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:45 am

the sport is fine. why do you follow the writer?
0 x
Image

17 Seconds
Hall of Fame
Posts: 22603
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:36 am
x 766
x 1346

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby 17 Seconds » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:50 am

i do not follow a bob nightengale
0 x

CaliforniaRaisin
Inner-Circle HOF
Posts: 90448
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2003 2:20 pm
Location: Pasadena, CA
x 568
x 2795

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:51 am



Really?
0 x
Image

User avatar
PackLandVA
All-Star
Posts: 2074
Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2004 5:42 pm
Location: Embracing the suck...somewhere.
x 255
x 302

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby PackLandVA » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:54 pm

VB's pitching taking a dump today.

-Chase gets chased after giving up 6 ER in 5.1 (glad he dominated Cubs in last start)
-Jeffress couldn't hold the game tied and let in 2 inherited from Chase's start.
-Rest of bullpen has given up 4 (so far) including a dong allowed by Knebel.

Score is 10-5 in top of 9th.
0 x
Sticks the landing!!!

NonProfitCow
All-Star
Posts: 4501
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:15 am
x 117
x 407

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby NonProfitCow » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:18 pm

PackLandVA wrote:VB's pitching taking a dump today.

-Chase gets chased after giving up 6 ER in 5.1 (glad he dominated Cubs in last start)
-Jeffress couldn't hold the game tied and let in 2 inherited from Chase's start.
-Rest of bullpen has given up 4 (so far) including a dong allowed by Knebel.

Score is 10-5 in top of 9th.

And they had a pitcher puke on the mound. Twice.
0 x

User avatar
Cubswin11
Hall of Fame
Posts: 22508
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:17 pm
x 5613
x 4303

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:37 pm

Cain to DL and Shaw is out the next two days with a wrist injury that will be re-evaluated at that time.

Shaw’s wrist injury sounds very Zobrist like from last year.
0 x
Screw Pitchers

User avatar
PackLandVA
All-Star
Posts: 2074
Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2004 5:42 pm
Location: Embracing the suck...somewhere.
x 255
x 302

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby PackLandVA » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:07 pm

The VBs have played only 1 more home game than road game so far this year.....and yet the VBs are ALWAYS at home it seems.
0 x
Sticks the landing!!!

User avatar
PackLandVA
All-Star
Posts: 2074
Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2004 5:42 pm
Location: Embracing the suck...somewhere.
x 255
x 302

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby PackLandVA » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:52 pm

Now that the Cubs are back in first place, I think this is the thread that should be used to discuss the VBs (instead of the "Teams that will not win the WS" thread.

Marte HRs in the first and the VBs are already down.
0 x
Sticks the landing!!!

User avatar
Hairyducked Idiot
Kyle in disguise
Posts: 33761
Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:42 pm
Location: Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man
x 1656
x 1580

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:18 pm

PackLandVA wrote:Now that the Cubs are back in first place, I think this is the thread that should be used to discuss the VBs (instead of the "Teams that will not win the WS" thread.

Marte HRs in the first and the VBs are already down.


It should always have been used to discuss the Brewers. Y'all spook too easy.
1 x

User avatar
Derwood
Stall Monitor
Posts: 67970
Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:44 pm
Location: 375 Miles East of Wrigley
x 981
x 1878

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Derwood » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:29 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
PackLandVA wrote:Now that the Cubs are back in first place, I think this is the thread that should be used to discuss the VBs (instead of the "Teams that will not win the WS" thread.

Marte HRs in the first and the VBs are already down.


It should always have been used to discuss the Brewers. Y'all spook too easy.


Says the guy who started the thread and specifically didn't include the Brewers in the title
0 x

User avatar
Hairyducked Idiot
Kyle in disguise
Posts: 33761
Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:42 pm
Location: Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man
x 1656
x 1580

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:33 pm

Derwood wrote:
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
PackLandVA wrote:Now that the Cubs are back in first place, I think this is the thread that should be used to discuss the VBs (instead of the "Teams that will not win the WS" thread.

Marte HRs in the first and the VBs are already down.


It should always have been used to discuss the Brewers. Y'all spook too easy.


Says the guy who started the thread and specifically didn't include the Brewers in the title


They were in the original title.
0 x

User avatar
Derwood
Stall Monitor
Posts: 67970
Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:44 pm
Location: 375 Miles East of Wrigley
x 981
x 1878

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Derwood » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:40 pm

Ah, so they were.
0 x

Bull
Formerly MrWood
Posts: 3740
Joined: Fri May 02, 2003 3:54 pm
Location: Not St Louis anymore!
x 96
x 373

Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Bull » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:39 pm

PackLandVA wrote:The VBs have played only 1 more home game than road game so far this year.....and yet the VBs are ALWAYS at home in October it seems.

Fixed
1 x
Image


Return to “General Baseball Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests