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

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:55 am

It also is not that crazy that they upgraded a strength, considering how their OF defense improved significantly, which helps their pitching.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Bluescale » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:28 am

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Bluescale wrote:Brewers wanted to be able to say they were in on all the pitchers, but didn't want to get saddled with any big contracts.

So they gave a 32 year old CF a 5/80 contract, when their OF was their strength?


CF was not a strength. They got all of 1.3 WAR out of that position last season. This year they're projected to get 3.2 WAR, thanks to Cain. Not to say that I think it made sense to go after CF rather than a SP, but they probably thought they would be able to trade Santana for a pitcher. Once that fell apart, doubt they wanted to hand out another big contract to a pitcher.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby TomtheBombadil » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:29 am

I think the Brewers' moves will make alot more sense if Arcia remembers he can hit and Hiura moves fast through the minors. Before anyone gets on me for saying Arcia can hit please check out what he was doing at 19 and 20 in High A and AA for full seasons. He can hit, not a great hitter but there's plenty to think his physical prime will offer some strong seasons. He seems like a breakout candidate for me with the combo of the league giving everyone a power boost and playing most of the year at just 23...I also think they will have a big year down on the farm with Hiura emerging as an elite prospect and Tristan Lutz as a guy who might be in 2020.

I'm fine saying all this because the Cubs are just that good. I like that the division is earnest, it'll make it more hilarious when they lose anyway plus the future Cubs are buying their stars.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:28 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:I think the Brewers' moves will make alot more sense if Arcia remembers he can hit and Hiura moves fast through the minors. Before anyone gets on me for saying Arcia can hit please check out what he was doing at 19 and 20 in High A and AA for full seasons. He can hit, not a great hitter but there's plenty to think his physical prime will offer some strong seasons. He seems like a breakout candidate for me with the combo of the league giving everyone a power boost and playing most of the year at just 23...I also think they will have a big year down on the farm with Hiura emerging as an elite prospect and Tristan Lutz as a guy who might be in 2020.

I'm fine saying all this because the Cubs are just that good. I like that the division is earnest, it'll make it more hilarious when they lose anyway plus the future Cubs are buying their stars.


The current Brewers are the Hedge Fund Orioles. That is not a compliment, and they are not an Arcia or Hiura from being competitive.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Tim » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:54 pm

The Brewers are like a stars and scrubs lineup without any stars.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby TomtheBombadil » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:09 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:The current Brewers are the Hedge Fund Orioles. That is not a compliment, and they are not an Arcia or Hiura from being competitive.


Competitve? Ha! They'll all settle for entertaining. I think the Orioles are a great comp for their ceiling now and the next 5 years or so.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:20 pm

I mainly was just looking a way to shoehorn in the Hedge Fund Orioles bit, because I thought of that a couple days ago and have been dying to use it ever since.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Bluescale » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:36 am

Tim wrote:The Brewers are like a stars and scrubs lineup without any stars.


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

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:57 am

What the horsefeathers was Anderson doing even sliding there...
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:52 pm

Yelich to the DL with the oblique issue
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby NonProfitCow » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:36 pm

Eugenio Suarez to the DL with a fractured thumb.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Banedon » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:39 pm

Milwaukee television reporter A.J. Bayatpour was arrested on battery charges after police said that he punched a reporter from a rival network at Friday’s Brewers game, according to FTV Live. Bayatpour was taken into custody on Saturday and has since been released on bail.

Bayatpour works for FOX affiliate WITI Channel 6, while the man he allegedly assaulted, Ben Jordan, works for NBC affiliate WTMJ Channel 4.


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

Postby George Hayduke » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:19 pm

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Milwaukee television reporter A.J. Bayatpour was arrested on battery charges after police said that he punched a reporter from a rival network at Friday’s Brewers game, according to FTV Live. Bayatpour was taken into custody on Saturday and has since been released on bail.

Bayatpour works for FOX affiliate WITI Channel 6, while the man he allegedly assaulted, Ben Jordan, works for NBC affiliate WTMJ Channel 4.


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

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:14 pm

Joey Votto vs. All Fans will never fail to crack me up:

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

Postby Banedon » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:19 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Joey Votto vs. All Fans will never fail to crack me up:



Thom Brennaman, however, is NOT a national treasure.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:54 pm

Banedon wrote:
Thom Brennaman, however, is NOT a national treasure.

Just of a different type.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Duke Silver » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:06 pm

Someone spelled "Cubs" wrong in the title.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:30 am

Cain and Santana collided in CF tonight and apparently Santana hurt his leg. Cain was already banged up and not moving great either.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby The Logan » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:58 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:Cain and Santana collided in CF tonight and apparently Santana hurt his leg. Cain was already banged up and not moving great either.


Now who's laughing at Stearns for having 7 outfielders on his roster, huh?
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby The Logan » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:00 pm

Spoiler alert: It's still us.

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

Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:08 am






He missed like 60 games last year in part due to a back injury. They also announced today that even though he's eligible to come off the 10-day DL tomorrow that Yelich isn't ready yet and will stay on the DL with his oblique injury.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates, Cubs

Postby Duke Silver » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:33 pm

Shocking that every Brewer that randomly had a career year last year has went back to being bad.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates, Cubs

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:49 pm

Vaunted Pirates? Super annoying.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates, Cubs

Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:57 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:Vaunted Pirates? Super annoying.

VB’s 2.0. Cervelli and Harrison both got hit on the hand/wrist today and may be hurt.
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