NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

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

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:26 am

Tommy Pham's eventual flameout is gonna make Carlos Gomez look like Sean Casey.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby champaignchris » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:39 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Tommy Pham's eventual flameout is gonna make Carlos Gomez look like Sean Casey.


So you don’t think last year’s .368 babip is sustainable?
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:42 pm

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Cubswin11 wrote:Also apparently Pham is unhappy with the amount the Cardinals decided to pay him in his last year before arbitration


Well, Tommy, maybe if you weren't hot garbage until you turned 29 you would've earned more money based on your performance history, ya dingus.


Or the Cardinals could be less cheap with pre-arb players (like the Cubs).

The Cardinals are being cheap and trying to pat themselves on the back for being generous.



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

Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:09 pm

Zach Davies had an oblique injury and may miss the start of the year, that means 3 of Wade Miley, Junior Guerra, Yovanni Gallardo, Brandon Woodruff or Brent Suter will be in the Brewers rotation to start the year. VAUNTED DEPTH.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Regular Show » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:19 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:Zach Davies had an oblique injury and may miss the start of the year, that means 3 of Wade Miley, Junior Guerra, Yovanni Gallardo, Brandon Woodruff or Brent Suter will be in the Brewers rotation to start the year. VAUNTED DEPTH.


I'm convinced they're gonna sign 1 of the 3 remaining SP (Arrieta, Cobb and Lynn) on the market once the price drops down far enough. My guess is Cobb in like a week or so. Some starting pitchers are going to go down, and demand will increase.

Still, it's a dangerous game these FA pitchers are playing.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Derwood » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:15 am

Ryan Braun said Saturday he's "not remotely comfortable" at first base yet.

Braun played left field, his natural position, in Saturday's Cactus League game, and the veteran has been splitting time at both positions thus far in camp. The team has a glut of starting-caliber outfielders with the recent acquisitions of Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain to go with 2017 breakout star Domingo Santana and Braun, so the team is hoping Braun can get comfortable enough at first base to share time with Eric Thames this year. The situation makes all three players -- Braun, Santana and Thames -- somewhat uncomfortable to draft this spring given the uncertainty, but in a perfect world the logjam will work itself out. It's a situation worth monitoring as we near Opening Day.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby weis21 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:31 am

to be fair they didn't ask him how comfortable he feels in LF which would probably be "definitely not remotely comfortable"
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby champaignchris » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:16 pm

weis21 wrote:to be fair they didn't ask him how comfortable he feels in LF which would probably be "definitely not remotely comfortable"


Right. That article referred to left field as his “natural position” and I almost shot Diet Coke out my nose laughing.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby mul21 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:30 pm

champaignchris wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Tommy Pham's eventual flameout is gonna make Carlos Gomez look like Sean Casey.


So you don’t think last year’s .368 babip is sustainable?


Eh, based on the Cards propensity for giving undeserved deals to pre-arb guys, I can understand him being a little ticked after 6 WAR season. Especially at the same time they just gave Dejong and his 30% K rate a big deal.

Also, if I was a Cards fan, I'd be much more concerned about him going blind again than I would be his BABIP.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

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

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:36 pm

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I had to double check and make sure the Brewers beat writer didn’t accidentally copy and paste the Reds starting rotation instead of the Brewers
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Postby Thed Hoyerstein » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:13 pm

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

Postby David » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:37 pm

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

Postby The Logan » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:22 pm

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40 second showers?
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby DiceMan4221 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:26 pm

The Logan wrote:40 second showers?

Can't he just pee in the shower and call it an environment-saving-day like every other guy?
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Liam Neeson » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:26 pm

The Logan wrote:
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40 second showers?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navy_shower
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby cl smooth » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:27 pm

The Logan wrote:
CyHawk_Cub wrote:


40 second showers?


len and jd talked about brent suter and his tree-hugging ways during a cubs/brewers game in late september. i just about pissed my pants laughing when they brought up his 40-90 second showers.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby 17 Seconds » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:39 pm

The Logan wrote:
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40 second showers?


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

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:17 pm

Suarez got the contract I'm thinking Russell should take
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Bluescale » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:49 am

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:Suarez got the contract I'm thinking Russell should take


Since Russell will hit FA quite a bit younger, and since he received a $2.6M signing bonus, there isn't quite the same urgency for him to jump. And based on the year he had last year, I don't think there's quite the same urgency for the Cubs to offer him such an extension. Now, if he has a 4WAR season this year, the Cubs calculus might change, but Russell's is less likely to sign if he thinks he can sustain it.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Bull » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:29 pm

Bluescale wrote:
We Got The Whole 9 wrote:Suarez got the contract I'm thinking Russell should take


Since Russell will hit FA quite a bit younger, and since he received a $2.6M signing bonus, there isn't quite the same urgency for him to jump. And based on the year he had last year, I don't think there's quite the same urgency for the Cubs to offer him such an extension. Now, if he has a 4WAR season this year, the Cubs calculus might change, but Russell's is less likely to sign if he thinks he can sustain it.

$2.6M doesn’t go very far with all the child support payments he has.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby The Logan » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:46 pm

It's fun to make fun of the Brewers futile efforts to compete against the Cubs, but this video they made is pretty fun:

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

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:42 pm

The Logan wrote:It's fun to make fun of the Brewers futile efforts to compete against the Cubs, but this video they made is pretty fun:


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