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by Tim
Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Today's wish list...
Replies: 152
Views: 15643

Re: Today's wish list...

Coghlan for Skaggs is an interesting value swap, but having a quality 4th OF means more to me than having a good 8th starter. I don't think you're getting a worthwhile 4th OF in free agency, so unless there's another deal already in the works to address it, I'd rather not get rid of Coghlan. Consid...
by Tim
Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Today's wish list...
Replies: 152
Views: 15643

Re: Today's wish list...

The Angels need a LF and it sounds like they prefer it to be a left-handed bat. They also don't want to go over the luxury tax threshold which means they can't add much more than ~$4 million in salary. I don't really love the fit Coghlan has on the team going forward, can't play CF and is probably ...
by Tim
Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Today's wish list...
Replies: 152
Views: 15643

Re: Today's wish list...

From Badler: Scouts noticed a physical difference in Ruiz, who appears to have added around 25 pounds and is now closer to 5-foot-10, 195 pounds. He’s a good athlete who throws strikes, mixes his pitches liberally and has solid stuff across the board. On Monday, his fastball operated at 89-92 mph, t...
by Tim
Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Today's wish list...
Replies: 152
Views: 15643

Re: Today's wish list...

What's the hold up with Norge Ruiz? He's the one I want them to sign the most anyway. Well, I want them all, but I'd put Sierra, Gutierrez and Morejon above Ruiz. Unless there's new reports out there, it sounds like Ruiz's stuff has dipped enough to be worried about an injury with him. I think Sier...
by Tim
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Today's wish list...
Replies: 152
Views: 15643

Re: Today's wish list...

Seems to me, since the Heyward/Zobrist signings everyone has been looking at the Cubs to try and make a trade for 3.5+ WAR starting pitching or an ace reliever without giving up Soler or Baez; needless to say, the cost of pitchers in trade this offseason has been well beyond questionable. So my wis...
by Tim
Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Today's wish list...
Replies: 152
Views: 15643

Re: Today's wish list...

The latest stuff on Sierra doesn't sound promising. No good offers in hand, lots of worries he's a two pitch guy that can't start.....If he's cheap enough, I'd love to take that chance though. Reminds me of the same concerns with Iglesias basically. I think the top notch pen arm is my top priority,...
by Tim
Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Today's wish list...
Replies: 152
Views: 15643

Re: Today's wish list...

After thinking about it a bit, I have to say that I'm pretty comfortable with the pen we have right now. Rondon/Strop/Grimm is pretty solid to close out games. Cahill and Wood both excelled in relief roles last year. If healthy, Ramirez has the talent to fit into the high leverage part of the pen. B...
by Tim
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Today's wish list...
Replies: 152
Views: 15643

Re: Today's wish list...

Given that Milwaukee is somewhat actively tanking, I'm still interested in what it would take to get Will Smith.
by Tim
Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: New Board Software Thread
Replies: 328
Views: 67997

Re: New Board Software Thread

Sammy Sofa wrote:No errors, but we keep getting blank screens after we post. If you refresh it just posts again.

Yeah, I know. I've got family in town and haven't had much of a chance to work on it. My initial pass through the code didn't show anything obvious.
by Tim
Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2016 Cubs Farm and Prospect Musings
Replies: 100
Views: 14628

Re: 2016 Cubs Farm and Prospect Musings

I mean - there's other context involved (farm system is weaker, highest upside guys are at the lower levels and/or got hurt) - but I dig me some Candelario and have him as an easy top 10 system guy. I think he can be a similar on field player to Chase Headley , but I always compare him to Mike Lowe...
by Tim
Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Chapman to Yankees for 4 minor leaguers
Replies: 144
Views: 16160

Re: Chapman to Yankees for 4 minor leaguers

If it weren't for Chapman being a potential major slime ball, I wish we would have done that move for non top-100 minor leaguers.
by Tim
Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Pitchers we can trade for....
Replies: 461
Views: 36044

Re: The Pitchers we can trade for....

He's not as big a priority to me now that we have Warren. I'd still love to sign him as stashable depth, but my guess is that he'd prioritize a team where he has a chance at the rotation in 2016.

At this point, I'm all about adding as many upside guys as possible.
by Tim
Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Projecting the 2016 Cubs
Replies: 114
Views: 15651

Re: Projecting the 2016 Cubs

Sooooo glad to see the above gif after reading that tweet. I THINK I might have half a clue what the tweeter was attempting to do, but I have 0% of a clue what insight the actual stats and comps in the tweet should provide. The hidden columns show what Cubs pitchers go with that forecast and comp. ...
by Tim
Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2015-16 International Free Agency Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 47868

Re: 2015-16 International Free Agency Thread

davell wrote:I'd much rather sign multiple pitchers than spend huge on him.

I've said it before...I want them all.
by Tim
Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: New Board Software Thread
Replies: 328
Views: 67997

Re: New Board Software Thread

Banedon wrote:It's only giving errors when I post. And it still posts despite the errors, so it's more of a nuisance right now than anything.

Yeah, there appears to be something going on in one of the damn files again. Sucks to be me this week.
by Tim
Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Cardinal 2016 Expectations
Replies: 38
Views: 5133

Re: Cardinal 2016 Expectations

Where's the option for below 65 wins?
by Tim
Sun Dec 27, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 16: Bears (5-9) @ Lovie Smith's Bucs (6-8), Noon FOX
Replies: 28
Views: 3347

Re: Week 16: Bears (5-9) @ Lovie Smith's Bucs (6-8), Noon FOX

hell of a play by Cutler to Mariani there.
by Tim
Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Week 16: Bears (5-9) @ Lovie Smith's Bucs (6-8), Noon FOX
Replies: 28
Views: 3347

Re: Week 16: Bears (5-9) @ Lovie Smith's Bucs (6-8), Noon FOX

Ah yes, the Lovie Smith defense before the half. I remember this.
by Tim
Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Javy Baez 2016 Prediction
Replies: 24
Views: 3792

Re: Javy Baez 2016 Prediction

I like the Steamer projection: .252/.302/.457 across 335 PA
by Tim
Fri Dec 25, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Star Wars Thread
Replies: 1073
Views: 52874

Re: Star Wars Thread

Derwood wrote:
OleMissCub wrote:
seanimal wrote:
Bunts Lick Butts wrote:ummm finn is lando's son actually


IS NOT *stomps*


That would be the single hardest eye roll ever if that happened. Please God no.


Lando is the only brother in the Universe, so who else's son would he be?

uh...mace windu?
by Tim
Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Javy Baez 2016 Prediction
Replies: 24
Views: 3792

Re: Javy Baez 2016 Prediction

What if Tampa offered Jake O and Kiermaier for Javy and Soler? Do you do that deal? So fast before Tampa can try and take the offer off of the table. My love of dong heavy offense disagrees with that, though I acknowledge Kiermaier's presence as the best defensive CF'er in baseball and how valuable...
by Tim
Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Happy Festivus
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Happy Festivus

I refuse to be pinned.
by Tim
Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Levine- Theo Epstein putting Stock in Soler
Replies: 56
Views: 4935

Re: Levine- Theo Epstein putting Stock in Soler

Considering he hit 37 hr in a 130 game minor league season at age 20, I'd say he's certainly capable of hitting 42 in his prime years. But saying that he's capable of that does not in any way imply that I'd bet on him actually achieving that.
by Tim
Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Star Wars Thread
Replies: 1073
Views: 52874

Re: Star Wars Thread

Loved it. Harrison Ford doesn't even try and act any longer and I still loved it. Ween can get lost. How much better would the prequels have been with Adam Driver as Aniken? the answer is: much. Rey has to be Ren's younger sister, no? No, she doesn't. She could be Luke's daughter. She c...
by Tim
Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Star Wars Thread
Replies: 1073
Views: 52874

Re: Star Wars Thread

Star Wars has always had crappy science. It's something the series has willfully ignored, and has asked the audience to do as well. The retractable wings on the Emperor's shuttle are stupid. Clearly the wings do nothing in space....why design a ship that has to bother retracting pointless wings to ...

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