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Postby Backtobanks » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:35 pm

Harrelson was the worst announcer that I ever heard. It just goes to show you that if you hang around long enough, somebody will honor you
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Postby CubinNY » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:59 pm

Backtobanks wrote:Harrelson was the worst announcer that I ever heard. It just goes to show you that if you hang around long enough, somebody will honor you

The worst part is he hasn't gotten worse over the years as Hary Carey did, he sucked like this right out of the chute. Reinsdorf loved him for some reason. Let's not forget Jerry made him the GM and he produced one of worst stretches of baseball in WS history.
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:29 pm

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Backtobanks wrote:Harrelson was the worst announcer that I ever heard. It just goes to show you that if you hang around long enough, somebody will honor you

The worst part is he hasn't gotten worse over the years as Hary Carey did, he sucked like this right out of the chute. Reinsdorf loved him for some reason. Let's not forget Jerry made him the GM and he produced one of worst stretches of baseball in WS history.


fires LaRussa, Dombrowski and trades away Bonilla. uff
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Backtobanks » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:26 pm

CubinNY wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:Harrelson was the worst announcer that I ever heard. It just goes to show you that if you hang around long enough, somebody will honor you

The worst part is he hasn't gotten worse over the years as Hary Carey did, he sucked like this right out of the chute. Reinsdorf loved him for some reason. Let's not forget Jerry made him the GM and he produced one of worst stretches of baseball in WS history.


Harrelson must have some naughty pictures of Reinsdorf.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:32 pm

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Postby soccer10k » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:33 am

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This will come as a surprise to literally no one, but Bob Nightengale probably has no idea what he's talking about in this case either.

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Postby soccer10k » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:12 am

Brenly bringing the heat.

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Postby UMFan83 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:21 pm

I cant bring myself to read this article right now

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us ... s-playoffs
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:44 pm

Theo should never be allowed to forget not going all out to get him.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:06 pm

UMFan83 wrote:I cant bring myself to read this article right now

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us ... s-playoffs

He’s begging their loser fans to show up this weekend because they haven’t been the last few home series
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:11 pm

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UMFan83 wrote:I cant bring myself to read this article right now

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us ... s-playoffs

He’s begging their loser fans to show up this weekend because they haven’t been the last few home series


Meanwhile, here's the Cubs and their fans:

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby treebird » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:29 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Theo should never be allowed to forget not going all out to get him.


you keep posting that the cubs just didn’t bother to trade for yelich. who would we have given up? remember that the marlins are doing a twelve year rebuild and probably didn’t want trade packages centered on guys who had already made the majors and used up cheap years.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:41 pm

Some combo made out of pretty much anyone they would have wanted outside of Bryant.

I firmly believe they didn't really try and probably didn't offer anyone worth a damn besides Schwarber. I will indeed harp on this FOREVER.
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Postby Brian » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:05 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Some combo made out of pretty much anyone they would have wanted outside of Bryant.


That combo doesn't exist.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:11 pm

The hell it didn't.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:40 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Some combo made out of pretty much anyone they would have wanted outside of Bryant.

I firmly believe they didn't really try and probably didn't offer anyone worth a damn besides Schwarber. I will indeed harp on this FOREVER.

It probably took Contreras to get him and you don't trade Contreras after the 2017 he had or Javy. If it took some combo of Happ/Almora and minor leaguers I'm sure it would've been done.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:51 pm

The hell I don't.

(Well, OK; you got me with Contreras. Baez I would have traded in a heartbeat for Yelich. Though I would have also traded Baez for Verlander, too, so there's that)
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:52 pm

And trading Baez was hugely influenced by me being into the nonsense about Russell going to be awesome because he was still so young. What a dope I was.
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:14 pm

I'm glad I never really like Addison all that much
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Postby soccer10k » Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:16 am

So deGrom ended the year with 24 straight quality starts, which matches what Jake did between 15 and 16. Jake pitched better than deGrom (more innings, fewer hits, same number of walks, ERA of 0.86 vs. 1.67) but it's not like deGrom pitched poorly.

Jake went 20-1 during his run.
deGrom went 7-9.

Good job Mets offense.
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Postby Derwood » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:20 am

Khris Davis has hit .247 for four straight seasons
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Rob » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:10 pm

A partial list of players Mike Trout passed this season the career fWAR leaderboard:

Jim Edmonds
Alan Trammell
Yogi Berra
Mike Piazza
Roberto Alomar
Duke Snider
Ernie Banks
Chase Utley
Willie Stargell
Kenny Lofton
Joe Torre
Gary Sheffield
Dick Allen
Pee Wee Reese
Darrell Evans
Hank Greenberg
Ryne Sandberg
Joe Jackson
Billy Williams
Sammy Sosa
Dave Winfield
Bobby Abreu
Andre Dawson
Keith Hernandez
Tony Perez
Ichiro Suzuki
Jackie Robinson
Fred McGriff
Robin Ventura
Jeff Kent
Lance Berkman
Todd Helton

His career 64.7 fWAR ranks him 89th of all time on total career value. He's officially entering the part of the list where there are more HOF players than not. He's still just 27 years old.
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:05 pm

Rob wrote:A partial list of players Mike Trout passed this season the career fWAR leaderboard:

Jim Edmonds
Alan Trammell
Yogi Berra
Mike Piazza
Roberto Alomar
Duke Snider
Ernie Banks
Chase Utley
Willie Stargell
Kenny Lofton
Joe Torre
Gary Sheffield
Dick Allen
Pee Wee Reese
Darrell Evans
Hank Greenberg
Ryne Sandberg
Joe Jackson
Billy Williams
Sammy Sosa
Dave Winfield
Bobby Abreu
Andre Dawson
Keith Hernandez
Tony Perez
Ichiro Suzuki
Jackie Robinson
Fred McGriff
Robin Ventura
Jeff Kent
Lance Berkman
Todd Helton

His career 64.7 fWAR ranks him 89th of all time on total career value. He's officially entering the part of the list where there are more HOF players than not. He's still just 27 years old.


i love these lists every year
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