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Postby squally1313 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:04 pm

Milton Bradley was perfect for my dumb fandom at the time because I was still incredibly naive and/or had blinders to player's personal lives, but also thought I was a genius sabermetric fan who just discovered walk rates and assumed every hitter was basically a .270 hitter who just had good or bad BABIP luck. Between him and Fukudome I thought we were set.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:09 pm

Looking at it from a strictly baseball standpoint, they completely botched a perfectly serviceable signing. The guy's power numbers were clearly inflated the year before by being in Texas, yet that, of course, was what Hendry and co. glommed onto instead of how good the guy was at getting on base. They had Fukudome and Bradley, who put up a .375 and .378 OPS respectively, yet Bradley had a whopping ZERO PA hitting first, and only 108 batting second. Fukudome at least had over 300 PA hitting first or second, but still had almost 300 PA further down in the lineup.

Meanwhile Ryan horsefeathering Theriot had over 600 PA that season hitting first or second.
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Postby UMFan83 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:10 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:Milton Bradley was another half ass move by this half assed franchise during their half assed 2000s. He was yet another OF meant to cover skipping on Beltran, and also the FO’s attempt to show they were hip to the fancy OBPs and OPSs the kids were going crazy for. I remember wanting to like the move because he could play, but not having a good feeling overall because he was a dick and made of glass.


I'm drawing a blank now but I remember there being several options for an OF who can get on base and hit lefties well and they picked the one with the least track record and the one with by far the most character issues. That said, I remember being happy about it because I think he had the best 2008 season out of the options and I was more tone deaf to social issues at the time.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby David » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:11 pm

i'm so horsefeathering glad ryan theriot is no longer a thing i have to care about

horsefeathers did i hate him, and it was only made worse by what a fan favorite he was
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Postby NOLA » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:29 pm

David wrote:i'm so horsefeathering glad ryan theriot is no longer a thing i have to care about

horsefeathers did i hate him, and it was only made worse by what a fan favorite he was

He is douching it up every Friday evening on the local drive time sports radio show here, aka "The Riot Radio Hour". It's a hodgepodge of hot takes on grittiness and winners, with lots of good ole boy redneck comedy relief about him drunk deer hunting or riding 4 wheelers in the woods. I do like the show but have to turn it off for that hour.

BTW, he regularly rails on Big Z, mostly thinly vailed comments on his intelligence.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:42 pm

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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:53 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
TomtheBombadil wrote:Milton Bradley was another half ass move by this half assed franchise during their half assed 2000s. He was yet another OF meant to cover skipping on Beltran, and also the FO’s attempt to show they were hip to the fancy OBPs and OPSs the kids were going crazy for. I remember wanting to like the move because he could play, but not having a good feeling overall because he was a dick and made of glass.


I'm drawing a blank now but I remember there being several options for an OF who can get on base and hit lefties well and they picked the one with the least track record and the one with by far the most character issues. That said, I remember being happy about it because I think he had the best 2008 season out of the options and I was more tone deaf to social issues at the time.


Just looked it up. Got it backwards...they wanted a lefthanded power hitting OF.

Options included:

-Bradley (0.7 fWAR in 2009, 0.2 total for the rest of his career, 3 years)
-Dunn (1.1 fWAR in 2009, 4.0 total for the rest of his career, 6 years)
-Ibanez (3.4 fWAR in 2009, 2.7 total for the rest of his career, 6 years)
-Abreu (2.7 fWAR in 2009, 5.1 total for the rest of his career, 5 years)

None of them were great long term options (Dunn and Ibanez both had -2+ fWAR seasons in either 2010 or 2011) but Bradley ended up the worst of the options for 2009. The Cubs finished 7.5 games out of a playoff spot so it likely wouldn't have mattered but we really f'ed that one up.
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:57 pm

I assume we all wanted Dunn.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:06 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:I assume we all wanted Dunn.


I still want Dunn
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby David » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:14 pm

i like what this guy, cam ellis, has to say about this stuff

https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/cubs/ ... he-can-get
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Postby Brian » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:18 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:I assume we all wanted Dunn.


For a couple of years this was basically an Adam Dunn fan site
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Brian » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:33 pm

The Bryce Harper 'Dexter Fowler surprise spring training show up' is definitely happening today*









* or there's a more reasonable explanation
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Postby Bertz » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:40 pm

Brian wrote:The Bryce Harper 'Dexter Fowler surprise spring training show up' is definitely happening today*









* or there's a more reasonable explanation


Based on how this winter has gone it's probably more like Darvish has late stage leprosy and they're scrambling on a containment plan
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:55 pm

Bertz wrote:
Brian wrote:The Bryce Harper 'Dexter Fowler surprise spring training show up' is definitely happening today*









* or there's a more reasonable explanation


Based on how this winter has gone it's probably more like Darvish has late stage leprosy and they're scrambling on a containment plan


It's actually a lot of detail basically guaranteeing that Russell is going to be a Cub this year, so worse.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby David » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:02 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Bertz wrote:
Brian wrote:The Bryce Harper 'Dexter Fowler surprise spring training show up' is definitely happening today*









* or there's a more reasonable explanation


Based on how this winter has gone it's probably more like Darvish has late stage leprosy and they're scrambling on a containment plan


It's actually a lot of detail basically guaranteeing that Russell is going to be a Cub this year, so worse.


Hasn't that not been in question for a while now? He keeps up whatever they're making him do and he manages not to horsefeathers up again and he gets to play once his suspension is up?
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby UMFan83 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:22 am

lol....

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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:24 am

UMFan83 wrote:lol....



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Postby weis21 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:25 am

UMFan83 wrote:lol....


Well, to be fair the cat hasn’t been TOLD the cubs are out of it so he’s technically correct
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Postby Cubfanintheknow » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:39 am

weis21 wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:lol....


Well, to be fair the cat hasn’t been TOLD the cubs are out of it so he’s technically correct


Anyone else questioning the #HotStove hashtag?
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:17 am

Brian wrote:The Bryce Harper 'Dexter Fowler surprise spring training show up' is definitely happening today*









* or there's a more reasonable explanation

Confusion over central/mountain time and whether Arizona recognized DST.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Brian » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:11 pm

it begins

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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:15 pm

Bryant's inability to get Harper to sign with the Cubs should count against his WAR.
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Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:04 pm

Brian wrote:it begins



Just checked Cat's Twitter. Great ratio of following to followers. Great traffic, which includes tweets that have hundreds of retweets and likes.

I'm sort of sad how gullable so many people are, but if he's seeking attention, he's done well for himself.
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Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Postby ThePenguin11 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:47 pm

Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:
Brian wrote:it begins



Just checked Cat's Twitter. Great ratio of following to followers. Great traffic, which includes tweets that have hundreds of retweets and likes.

I'm sort of sad how gullable so many people are, but if he's seeking attention, he's done well for himself.


Has Charles the Cat ever had info that turned out to be legitimate before?
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