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by Tim
Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: So...Now What?
Replies: 71
Views: 1666

Re: So...Now What?

If you want to talk certainty...

We don't even know for sure if there's going to be baseball next spring. This negotiation is going to be really acrimonious.
by Tim
Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Passan - Bryant to the Giants
Replies: 101
Views: 3319

Re: Passan - Bryant to the Giants

This is stupid. Bryant redefined 17. The end Mark Grace wore #17 for 13 years and had well over 2,000 hits with the Cubs. Obviously Kris Bryant had a much higher peak, but there is something to be said for the consistency and length of contributions from Grace. I think they lay equal claim to the n...
by Tim
Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: So...Now What?
Replies: 71
Views: 1666

Re: So...Now What?

WrigleyField 22 wrote:What's the realistic bottom out for this roster here on out as far as draft standing?

Going to be tough to tank at least one day of every five as long as Hendricks is pitching.
by Tim
Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-31-21
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-31-21

Keegan went 3IP, 0H, 4K, 1BB, 0R

Not a bad start to getting stretched.
by Tim
Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-31-21
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-31-21

Myrtle Beach:

Herz with a really solid start: 5IP, 9K, 0BB, 1HRA, 2H, 1R
Made with a double and a triple (and no k's)
Nwogu and Howard with ugly 3K games, tho

Tenn:

Davis has walked & gotten plunked; no k's
Morel with a hit & walk; no k's
by Tim
Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: So...Now What?
Replies: 71
Views: 1666

Re: So...Now What?

I don't think anyone read my master plan v1.0.0 I did. My main critiques would be a couple guys have the likely competition for their market undersold(Gray, Thor, Semien), I’m not a fan of Marte as a target, and Buxton being 1 year from FA is an additional problem to solve, plus Im not sure how ben...
by Tim
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: So...Now What?
Replies: 71
Views: 1666

Re: So...Now What?

I don't think anyone read my master plan v1.0.0 I did. My main critiques would be a couple guys have the likely competition for their market undersold(Gray, Thor, Semien), I’m not a fan of Marte as a target, and Buxton being 1 year from FA is an additional problem to solve, plus Im not sure how ben...
by Tim
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: So...Now What?
Replies: 71
Views: 1666

Re: So...Now What?

If you squint, you can see a playoff caliber bullpen and lineup in 2022 with the right moves and luck in the form of health, rebounds, and callups. Getting one of the top tier SS free agents would allow Nico to take on a Ben Zobrist super utility type role with Madrigal holding down 2B. Things coul...
by Tim
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Kimbrel traded to the White Sox
Replies: 102
Views: 3216

Re: Kimbrel traded to the White Sox

Not to mention their examples of Boston coming back and winning immediately after a sell-off during a down year.
by Tim
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Kimbrel traded to the White Sox
Replies: 102
Views: 3216

Re: Kimbrel traded to the White Sox

They’ve traded away everybody and stink. It’s a total and complete rebuild. okay pick apart my terminology but you knew exactly what I meant. it means we are probably going to attempt to be competitive faster than some thought. teams dont typically trade away their best asset for 2 major leaguers w...
by Tim
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: So...Now What?
Replies: 71
Views: 1666

Re: So...Now What?

What's the realistic bottom out for this roster here on out as far as draft standing? Looking at the projected remaining standings at Fangraphs: The best we could hope for at this point would be fifth. There's a whole cluster of teams in the 69-74 win range, with the Cubs currently projected at 74 ...
by Tim
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: So...Now What?
Replies: 71
Views: 1666

Re: So...Now What?

My Master Plan - v1.0.0 Remainder of 2021: Sit down with Ross and let him know that his job the rest of this year is not to win baseball games. His job the rest of this year is to evaluate players for 2022. That may mean ruffling some veteran feathers. It may mean living with some heartache as inexp...
by Tim
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now complete!)
Replies: 554
Views: 43730

Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now complete!)

I went through every single post today. Thanks again bukie for doing this.

God I miss when this team was awesome and fun and awesome fun.
by Tim
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now complete!)
Replies: 554
Views: 43730

Re: Top 108 Moments for the 2016 Cubs (Now at #84)

Tim wrote:God, I love these.

Yeah. This was therapeutic tonight.
by Tim
Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Kimbrel traded to the White Sox
Replies: 102
Views: 3216

Re: Kimbrel traded to the White Sox

Madrigal horsefeathering sucks and this trade sucks. His batting average is all empty calories and he needs to make contact and BABIP at crazy levels to be worth anything. And he blew his hamstring out already and is done for the year, which certainly should be good for a slappy/defense first type....
by Tim
Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Kimbrel traded to the White Sox
Replies: 102
Views: 3216

Re: Kimbrel traded to the White Sox

17 Seconds wrote:imagine being told before the season that we'd get a chance to turn kimbrel into madrigal and heuer

Before the season it would have actually been much more exciting.
by Tim
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2021 Trade Deadline Targets, Rumors, and Rampant Speculation
Replies: 778
Views: 31901

Re: 2021 Trade Deadline Targets, Rumors, and Rampant Speculation

Who’s #2? Kevin: https://www.fangraphs.com/prospects/the-board/2021-in-season-prospect-list/summary?sort=-1,1&team=chc&type=0&filter=&pos= its stunning that in the end, the best player we got was for Rizzo. I would have guessed Kimbrel. maybe time will change that perspective Madrig...
by Tim
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2021 Trade Deadline Targets, Rumors, and Rampant Speculation
Replies: 778
Views: 31901

Re: 2021 Trade Deadline Targets, Rumors, and Rampant Speculation

So, in the end, we got our new #2, 7, 12, 14, 20, 24, 28, 29 & 56 prospects. Plus a pretty interesting popup guy in Kilian. And two major leaguers in Madrigal and Heuer. And all we had to do was give up Rizzo, Bryant, Baez, Kimbrel, Marisnick, Pederson & Williams This post probably deserves...
by Tim
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2021 Trade Deadline Targets, Rumors, and Rampant Speculation
Replies: 778
Views: 31901

Re: 2021 Trade Deadline Targets, Rumors, and Rampant Speculation

So, in the end, we got our new #2, 7, 12, 14, 20, 24, 28, 29 & 56 prospects. Plus a pretty interesting popup guy in Kilian. And two major leaguers in Madrigal and Heuer. And all we had to do was give up Rizzo, Bryant, Baez, Kimbrel, Marisnick, Pederson & Williams This post probably deserves...
by Tim
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Javy traded to Mets, won't learn any of their names
Replies: 69
Views: 2617

Re: Javy traded to Mets, won't learn any of their names

minnesotacubsfan wrote:
Tryptamine wrote:
minnesotacubsfan wrote:
who?


PCA the prospect.


sorry, I figured it out in the other thread, whats wrong with PCA?

Out for the year with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder.
by Tim
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2021 Trade Deadline Targets, Rumors, and Rampant Speculation
Replies: 778
Views: 31901

Re: 2021 Trade Deadline Targets, Rumors, and Rampant Speculation

So, in the end, we got our new #2, 7, 12, 14, 20, 24, 28, 29 & 56 prospects. Plus a pretty interesting popup guy in Kilian. And two major leaguers in Madrigal and Heuer.

And all we had to do was give up Rizzo, Bryant, Baez, Kimbrel, Marisnick, Pederson & Williams
by Tim
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Passan - Bryant to the Giants
Replies: 101
Views: 3319

Re: Passan - Bryant to the Giants

17 Seconds wrote:assuming health, kilian gets a shot in the rotation by next season, right?

Assuming his results continue as-is, I'd say he'd get a mid-season shot next year. He's only got 100 minor league innings.
by Tim
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Passan - Bryant to the Giants
Replies: 101
Views: 3319

Re: Passan - Bryant to the Giants

Callis just said that Kilian is 90-95, up to 98 this year after getting stronger during the shutdown last year

That's fairly promising with that kind of command
by Tim
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Marisnick to the Padres
Replies: 13
Views: 763

Re: Marisnick to the Padres

Fangraphs on Espinoza: Acquired from Boston for Drew Pomeranz in July 2016, Espinoza had only thrown 32 innings of affiliated ball for the Padres until, after a series of injuries and the pandemic, he was finally back to start 2021. I was at what was, to this point, Espinoza’s last outing as a top p...
by Tim
Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Rizzo traded to the Yankees
Replies: 124
Views: 5046

Re: Rizzo traded to the Yankees

Leave this out of the Rizzo thread.

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