General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:32 am

My beautiful dong master Jorge...if only.
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Postby Derwood » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:41 am

CyHawk_Cub wrote:My beautiful dong master Jorge...if only.
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He's definitely an all offense guy. .362 wOBA, 125 wRC+, but only a 2.2 fWAR
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:54 am

I don't care. Defense doesn't matter.






Really, I'm kidding about the last part. let me have my grief you monster.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:39 am

That's a really low franchise single season total.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:05 pm



Dear Theo,

Please find a SP or two with this kind of fastball.

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby NonProfitCow » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:13 pm

Well, Cole’s a FA after this year.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby The Logan » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:23 pm

Former Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti just got a new job as a scout...

*record scratch*

for the San Jose Sharks

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:32 pm

NonProfitCow wrote:Well, Cole’s a FA after this year.


Pretty much the only major FA I really want the Cubs to sign, maybe Gregorious, but lol
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Postby Derwood » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:49 pm

Angels might back up the Brinks truck for Cole
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby BigSlick » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:23 pm

NonProfitCow wrote:Jorge Soler now has the Royals single season HR record.

I've always wanted the best for Soler. Glad he's had success there
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby BigSlick » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:26 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:That's a really low franchise single season total.

It took the franchise literally 50 years to have a 40 home run season, its legitimately astounding
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Postby weis21 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:05 am

BigSlick wrote:
NonProfitCow wrote:Jorge Soler now has the Royals single season HR record.

I've always wanted the best for Soler. Glad he's had success there

I'd be legitimately happy if Soler is one day known as "Mr. Royal"
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby javy knows my name » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:09 am

weis21 wrote:
BigSlick wrote:
NonProfitCow wrote:Jorge Soler now has the Royals single season HR record.

I've always wanted the best for Soler. Glad he's had success there

I'd be legitimately happy if Soler is one day known as "Mr. Royal"


I don't think Soler would
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Postby weis21 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:17 am

i'm just saying i hope the best for him
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Postby UMFan83 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:10 pm

Saw this tibdit on Reddit:

Bruce Bochy has managed the Padres and the Giants from 1995-2019. His regular season record over that time is 1995-2019
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:34 pm



Big fan of the LH 12-6 curveball...Fried's also the ultra rare pitcher I might like more post-TJ than before it. He seems like a guy who got hurt, responded correctly by taking his strength and conditioning to another level, and might still be getting better. I'm rooting hard for him to become LH AJ Burnett or whatever but without any success for the Braves as a franchise
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Little Slide Rooter » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:32 pm

Wow, just learned that Yelich’s out for the season. A team with a -27 run differential shouldn’t even be above .500, let alone in contention. Take away 7.1 WAR player, and they’re pretty much sunk.

I guess that essentially takes on one contender in our quest for an extra game.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:25 pm

Dodgers clinch 7th straight NL West title. Remember when we thought we were on their level long-term?
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Brian » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:31 pm

Astros are the team to be jealous of.

I'll take our last 7 years over the Dodgers last 7 100 out of 100 times.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:34 pm

Brian wrote:Astros are the team to be jealous of.

I'll take our last 7 years over the Dodgers last 7 100 out of 100 times.


I'm old enough to remember when we collectively agreed that playoff results were a crapshoot and sustained success is what matters.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:41 pm

Heading into this season the Cubs had won 8 more games, one more World Series, and made the same number of LCS over the last 4 years.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:53 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
Brian wrote:Astros are the team to be jealous of.

I'll take our last 7 years over the Dodgers last 7 100 out of 100 times.


I'm old enough to remember when we collectively agreed that playoff results were a crapshoot and sustained success is what matters.


until you win a WS, sure
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:58 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Heading into this season the Cubs had won 8 more games, one more World Series, and made the same number of LCS over the last 4 years.


why stop there? Surely you can slice it down a little further to squeeze more of an advantage out for the Cubs
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:07 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Heading into this season the Cubs had won 8 more games, one more World Series, and made the same number of LCS over the last 4 years.


why stop there? Surely you can slice it down a little further to squeeze more of an advantage out for the Cubs


The Cubs having a relatively poor season this year and being poorly run more recently than the Dodgers doesn't change the fact they were a half step better over a very long time horizon. Defining 'long term' in a conversation with you is likely to be the 8th circle of hell but 4 consecutive years qualifies to me given that I've long thought that any roster planning beyond 2-3 years is basically absurd.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

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Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Heading into this season the Cubs had won 8 more games, one more World Series, and made the same number of LCS over the last 4 years.


why stop there? Surely you can slice it down a little further to squeeze more of an advantage out for the Cubs


The Cubs having a relatively poor season this year and being poorly run more recently than the Dodgers doesn't make the fact they were a half step better over a very long time horizon. Defining 'long term' in a conversation with you is likely to be the 8th circle of hell but 4 consecutive years qualifies to me given that I've long thought that any roster planning beyond 2-3 years is basically absurd.


You can spin this however you want, but if you get to set the starting point *and* still have to cut out some of the data, you know you’re stretching
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