Poloplaya14

Poloplaya14

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I don't see how either side's actions are "inexcusable"
Commented on Are Bulls really in the mix for Kevin Love? on Jul 25 2014, 4:43p
So you could basically have a Valbuena/Ruggiano platoon at one lineup spot
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 24 on Jul 25 2014, 4:28p
You won't find too many relievers that don't look good if you take out their worst outing
Commented on Padres 13, Cubs 3: That '70s Show on Jul 25 2014, 4:25p
Zambrano was a great pitcher early in his career but we really shouldn't have given him that extension
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 25 2014, 2:38a
Yeah, let's talk about DFA'ing Jackson when we have 5 starters better than him
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 8:24p - 1 reply
Let me put it this way
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23 on Jul 24 2014, 8:02p
Less than 50/50 to play in the majors?
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23 on Jul 24 2014, 7:56p
Well they already do, relative to American league teams
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23 on Jul 24 2014, 7:49p - 1 reply
Well, it doesn't force AL teams to sign guys like Fielder to a big contract
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23 on Jul 24 2014, 3:07p - 1 reply
I don't know if he practiced what he preached
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23 on Jul 24 2014, 3:04p
I wouldn't say zero incentive
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23 on Jul 24 2014, 3:01p - 2 replies
If Edwin Jackson didn't have his contract, there would be no discussion of releasing him
Commented on Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson? on Jul 24 2014, 2:31p - 1 reply
Lol
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23 on Jul 24 2014, 1:59p - 1 reply
It is also partially a reflection on Szczur
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23 on Jul 24 2014, 11:45a - 1 reply
Well if there were no offers, than DFA'ing him isn't going to work out as a move to save money
Commented on Emilio Bonifacio Activated From DL, Cubs DFA Darwin Barney on Jul 24 2014, 2:15a
It's been the FO's MO to go after starting pitchers with poor ERAs and better peripherals
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 22 on Jul 24 2014, 2:13a
I'm not going to answer your question because I disagree with your premise
Commented on Cubs 6, Padres 0: The Anthony Rizzo And Kyle Hendricks Show on Jul 24 2014, 2:07a
for Awful. Stick with what we have now.
Voted on Jul 24 2014, 2:01a
Players can improve
Commented on Cubs 6, Padres 0: The Anthony Rizzo And Kyle Hendricks Show on Jul 23 2014, 2:22p - 1 reply
You could argue that the Bulls would be better in the short-term not trading for Love
Commented on Bulls making renewed push for Kevin Love, per report on Jul 23 2014, 1:58p
If literally everyone in the league saw their BA jump up by .025
Commented on Cubs 6, Padres 0: The Anthony Rizzo And Kyle Hendricks Show on Jul 23 2014, 1:40p - 1 reply
I would be very happy with that
Commented on Cubs 6, Padres 0: The Anthony Rizzo And Kyle Hendricks Show on Jul 23 2014, 1:19p
It still only matters a very, very trivial amount
Commented on Minor League Ball Top 75 Prospects: mid-season update on Jul 23 2014, 12:45p
I understand that perfectly
Commented on Emilio Bonifacio Activated From DL, Cubs DFA Darwin Barney on Jul 23 2014, 12:41p - 1 reply
The correlation with be 1
Commented on Cubs 6, Padres 0: The Anthony Rizzo And Kyle Hendricks Show on Jul 23 2014, 12:30p - 1 reply
We have enough 4th-OF types
Commented on Cubs 6, Padres 0: The Anthony Rizzo And Kyle Hendricks Show on Jul 23 2014, 12:29p - 1 reply
What do you think it means to "give Hendricks a chance to earn a spot"?
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 22 on Jul 23 2014, 12:20p - 1 reply
The cubs once again proving their reputation for promoting players slowly is wholly undeserved
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 22 on Jul 23 2014, 12:13p - 2 replies
You're making very little sense here
Commented on Cubs 6, Padres 0: The Anthony Rizzo And Kyle Hendricks Show on Jul 23 2014, 12:10p
I really don't understand your hypothetical
Commented on Cubs 6, Padres 0: The Anthony Rizzo And Kyle Hendricks Show on Jul 23 2014, 12:09p
Of course hitters can improve
Commented on Cubs 6, Padres 0: The Anthony Rizzo And Kyle Hendricks Show on Jul 23 2014, 11:45a - 2 replies
Well if there's a team willing to claim him off waivers
Commented on Emilio Bonifacio Activated From DL, Cubs DFA Darwin Barney on Jul 22 2014, 7:49p - 1 reply
Sure
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 21 on Jul 22 2014, 7:47p
I said "tend to"
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 21 on Jul 22 2014, 6:33p - 1 reply
You don't have to DFA him
Commented on Emilio Bonifacio Activated From DL, Cubs DFA Darwin Barney on Jul 22 2014, 4:34p - 1 reply
I wouldn't do it for anything short of a superstar
Commented on Bulls making renewed push for Kevin Love, per report on Jul 22 2014, 4:03p - 1 reply
Kevin Love is 25 and one of the 10 best players in the league
Commented on Bulls making renewed push for Kevin Love, per report on Jul 22 2014, 4:00p - 1 reply
I'm surprised by this move
Commented on Emilio Bonifacio Activated From DL, Cubs DFA Darwin Barney on Jul 22 2014, 3:56p - 3 replies
The problem is high-OBP guys without power don't tend to sustain their OBP at higher levels
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 21 on Jul 22 2014, 2:53p - 4 replies
I'm sure they'd rather keep Noah than Gasol and Taj
Commented on Bulls making renewed push for Kevin Love, per report on Jul 22 2014, 2:38p - 2 replies
Well that'll be a deal breaker
Commented on Bulls making renewed push for Kevin Love, per report on Jul 22 2014, 2:34p - 1 reply
What I'm trying to say is that Almora/Vogelbach don't matter much BECAUSE they have red flags even more concerning than poor K rates
Commented on Cub Tracks Sees Trouble Mounting on Jul 22 2014, 1:42p - 1 reply
But they're more valuable than the other guys because they don't have the red flags that the other guys do
Commented on Cub Tracks Sees Trouble Mounting on Jul 22 2014, 1:36p - 1 reply
Well K rates have been rising since...
Commented on Cub Tracks Sees Trouble Mounting on Jul 22 2014, 1:34p - 1 reply
He's drawn one walk since May
Commented on Cub Tracks Sees Trouble Mounting on Jul 22 2014, 1:31p
If you wanted to adjust the data by accounting for signing bonus
Commented on Cub Tracks Sees Trouble Mounting on Jul 22 2014, 1:23p
Lake's been even worse than predicted
Commented on Cub Tracks Sees Trouble Mounting on Jul 22 2014, 1:15p - 1 reply
Overslotting does skew things a bit but probably not by a dramatic amount
Commented on Cub Tracks Sees Trouble Mounting on Jul 22 2014, 1:13p - 1 reply
And by the way, Baez and Bryant are the only two of our prospects with huge K rates
Commented on Cub Tracks Sees Trouble Mounting on Jul 22 2014, 1:08p - 1 reply
I don't think I agree with that
Commented on Cub Tracks Sees Trouble Mounting on Jul 22 2014, 1:03p - 1 reply
He was never at Baez/Bryant/Russell level
Commented on Cub Tracks Sees Trouble Mounting on Jul 22 2014, 12:15p - 1 reply
He would have to have a specific clause in his contract that would allow him to become a FA
Commented on Cubs Fill Post-All-Star Rotation With Tsuyoshi Wada on Jul 22 2014, 11:40a - 1 reply
Fair enough
Commented on Cubs Fill Post-All-Star Rotation With Tsuyoshi Wada on Jul 22 2014, 11:38a - 1 reply
The plate discipline is there
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 21 on Jul 22 2014, 11:34a - 1 reply
It's a really, really close decision though
Commented on Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2: Rule 7.04 (c) Hurts The Cubs on Jul 21 2014, 7:09p
I think the case is pretty close here, and I'd be really curious to see the win probability calculations
Commented on Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2: Rule 7.04 (c) Hurts The Cubs on Jul 21 2014, 6:32p - 1 reply
I don't think the floor would make baseball a better game
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 20 on Jul 21 2014, 6:23p
Even if a market emerges for those draft picks, that doesn't balance things out any further
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 20 on Jul 21 2014, 6:20p - 1 reply
Lebron went back to Cleveland over other destinations for those reasons
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 20 on Jul 21 2014, 6:15p
There's exactly one compelling reason
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 20 on Jul 21 2014, 6:13p
To be fair
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 20 on Jul 21 2014, 4:46p - 1 reply
I get how the small-market teams benefit
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 20 on Jul 21 2014, 4:45p - 1 reply
I would actually think twice
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 20 on Jul 21 2014, 4:44p
The Yankees and Dodgers are in a league of their own when it comes to spending
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 20 on Jul 21 2014, 4:40p - 1 reply
The cap is absolutely helping parity
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 20 on Jul 21 2014, 4:31p - 1 reply
If the Miami Marlins want to pocket revenue-sharing money instead of spending in on their team...
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 20 on Jul 21 2014, 4:26p - 1 reply
I can't predict the future
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 20 on Jul 21 2014, 9:51a - 1 reply
Well at the time, they overvalued the importance of his "toughness, championship experience and grit"
Commented on Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic press conference live video on Jul 21 2014, 9:36a
Increased revenue sharing and a salary floor would be far worse for the Cubs from a competitive advantage standpoint than giving an extra pick to teams like the Cardinals
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 20 on Jul 21 2014, 9:33a - 1 reply
And Brewer was an outstanding defender
Commented on Bulls finalizing deal with Aaron Brooks on Jul 21 2014, 12:00a
He's not been solid in 2 starts
Commented on Cubs Fill Post-All-Star Rotation With Tsuyoshi Wada on Jul 20 2014, 11:56p
It's unreasonable to expect anyone to predict accurately which prospects will fail and which wont
Commented on Diamondbacks 9, Cubs 3: The House Of Pain Continues on Jul 20 2014, 11:01p - 1 reply
No, u r
Commented on Bulls finalizing deal with Aaron Brooks on Jul 20 2014, 7:51p
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