Poloplaya14

Poloplaya14

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That's a valid argument but I disagree with it
Commented on Noah Syndergaard: on the trade market for a Cubs shortstop? on Aug 21 2014, 12:02a
Last year was a bit flukish
Commented on Noah Syndergaard: on the trade market for a Cubs shortstop? on Aug 20 2014, 11:58p
Maybe
Commented on Noah Syndergaard: on the trade market for a Cubs shortstop? on Aug 20 2014, 5:44p
If you have elite hitters
Commented on Noah Syndergaard: on the trade market for a Cubs shortstop? on Aug 20 2014, 5:42p
I'm a Cubs fan and I have high hopes for Baez
Commented on Noah Syndergaard: on the trade market for a Cubs shortstop? on Aug 20 2014, 4:17p - 1 reply
I agree that Syndergaard and Baez probably match up closely value-wise
Commented on Noah Syndergaard: on the trade market for a Cubs shortstop? on Aug 20 2014, 4:10p - 1 reply
The Cubs have done a remarkable job of finding effective starting pitchers while investing minimal resources (dollars, draft picks, or otherwise)
Commented on Noah Syndergaard: on the trade market for a Cubs shortstop? on Aug 20 2014, 4:03p - 1 reply
I actually think that package would be somewhat reasonable for Castro
Commented on Noah Syndergaard: on the trade market for a Cubs shortstop? on Aug 20 2014, 3:48p
What on earth does run support have to do with H/IP?
Commented on Noah Syndergaard: on the trade market for a Cubs shortstop? on Aug 20 2014, 3:09p
The Cubs by no means traded for Russell for the purpose of trading away Baez
Commented on Noah Syndergaard: on the trade market for a Cubs shortstop? on Aug 20 2014, 3:02p
Nobody's saying he's guaranteed to improve
Commented on Noah Syndergaard: on the trade market for a Cubs shortstop? on Aug 20 2014, 2:53p
UZR has far too much noise for you to use it as evidence that his defense hasn't improved since 2012
Commented on Noah Syndergaard: on the trade market for a Cubs shortstop? on Aug 20 2014, 2:51p
Why do you think his power is maxed out?
Commented on Noah Syndergaard: on the trade market for a Cubs shortstop? on Aug 20 2014, 2:49p
You're not looking at Castro closely enough if you think he hasn't improved in 4 years
Commented on Noah Syndergaard: on the trade market for a Cubs shortstop? on Aug 20 2014, 2:43p - 1 reply
You're really reaching with some of those names
Commented on The Bulls 12 months from now (SB Nation NBA Theme Day) on Aug 18 2014, 9:31p
for I'm on the season-ticket waiting list and I'll buy them if I get called
Voted on Aug 18 2014, 9:21p
He still got to the line a ton
Commented on USA basketball shakes Brazil in Derrick Rose's return to Chicago on Aug 18 2014, 8:55p - 2 replies
A lot easier to go deep when you have a .232 BABIP against
Commented on Cubs 4, Mets 1: Kyle Hendricks Shines Again on Aug 18 2014, 8:29p - 2 replies
I don't expect fWAR >1
Commented on Cubs 2, Mets 1: Javier Baez Walks! (And Jake Arrieta Dominates) on Aug 18 2014, 3:19a
Reynolds' offense combined with plus defense at either 3B or 2B, as opposed to Reynolds' shitty defense, would be pretty good
Commented on Mets 7, Cubs 3: Audition on Aug 18 2014, 3:17a
I hate watching him play
Commented on USA basketball shakes Brazil in Derrick Rose's return to Chicago on Aug 18 2014, 2:21a - 2 replies
If he can eke out a .310 OBP in the majors with his defense, he'll have some value
Commented on Cubs 2, Mets 1: Javier Baez Walks! (And Jake Arrieta Dominates) on Aug 18 2014, 1:03a - 2 replies
Late 2015 if you wanna push it
Commented on Cubs 2, Mets 1: Javier Baez Walks! (And Jake Arrieta Dominates) on Aug 18 2014, 12:58a
I honestly don't think Szczur will ever get as many PAs as Lake already has
Commented on Cubs Calling Up Matt Szczur Sunday on Aug 17 2014, 1:07p
I grew up in Evanston so I'm biased
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 15 on Aug 16 2014, 3:40p - 1 reply
Butler has an outstanding hit tool
Commented on 3/4-Season Top 111 Prospects on Aug 16 2014, 2:55p
I disagree
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 15 on Aug 16 2014, 1:18p - 2 replies
If he can cut his K% down to 30%, those numbers might be doable
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 15 on Aug 16 2014, 3:22a
*bane
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 15 on Aug 16 2014, 3:21a - 1 reply
"warm body for the bench"
Commented on Cubs Demote Junior Lake To Iowa To Make Room For Dan Straily on Aug 16 2014, 3:15a - 1 reply
The peripherals are all right in line with his results
Commented on Is Jake Arrieta's 2014 season for real? on Aug 15 2014, 1:23a
That Bulls team was so fucking good
Commented on NBA 2014-15 schedule: Bulls open season vs Knicks, Cavaliers on Aug 14 2014, 11:56p
I still think Jackson's results will eventually fall in line with his peripherals
Commented on Brewers 6, Cubs 2: A Whiff And Air Show on Aug 14 2014, 11:25p - 1 reply
Montero is by no means a bad contract
Commented on Brewers 6, Cubs 2: A Whiff And Air Show on Aug 14 2014, 11:22p
Montero is an outstanding pitch-framer
Commented on Brewers 6, Cubs 2: A Whiff And Air Show on Aug 14 2014, 11:19p
I just threw out a couple numbers
Commented on Jon Lester And The Cubs: A Match? on Aug 14 2014, 6:36p
They're on the optimistic side
Commented on Jon Lester And The Cubs: A Match? on Aug 14 2014, 6:34p - 1 reply
The Cubs won't be significantly more likely to contend in 2016-2020 than in 2015
Commented on Jon Lester And The Cubs: A Match? on Aug 14 2014, 5:32p - 1 reply
Unless you can show me where I can find Steamer/ZiPS projections for 5 years out, I'll keep using them
Commented on Jon Lester And The Cubs: A Match? on Aug 14 2014, 5:28p
I don't think it's a pipe dream
Commented on Cubs 4, Brewers 2: Wada Performance! on Aug 14 2014, 5:26p
That's basically the pie-in-the-sky best-case scenario
Commented on Cubs 4, Brewers 2: Wada Performance! on Aug 14 2014, 5:22p
Renteria doesn't really seem to subscribe to that theory
Commented on Cubs 4, Brewers 2: Wada Performance! on Aug 14 2014, 5:21p - 1 reply
As for Lester, I pointed out the Oliver projections that had him still as a 3-WAR pitcher in 2018
Commented on Jon Lester And The Cubs: A Match? on Aug 14 2014, 1:17p - 1 reply
The "specific Olt-related issue" is that he can't make enough contact to be a productive hitter
Commented on Jon Lester And The Cubs: A Match? on Aug 14 2014, 12:32p
So again nothing about Lester specifically
Commented on Jon Lester And The Cubs: A Match? on Aug 14 2014, 2:04a - 2 replies
Do you really think those things?
Commented on Jon Lester And The Cubs: A Match? on Aug 14 2014, 12:28a - 2 replies
I'm not making that assumption
Commented on Jon Lester And The Cubs: A Match? on Aug 14 2014, 12:24a - 1 reply
He's been snakebit
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 12 on Aug 14 2014, 12:13a
"If you think you will be payroll constricted in the future"
Commented on Jon Lester And The Cubs: A Match? on Aug 14 2014, 12:09a - 1 reply
Point-by-point
Commented on Jon Lester And The Cubs: A Match? on Aug 14 2014, 12:05a
Well...
Commented on Jon Lester And The Cubs: A Match? on Aug 13 2014, 10:15p - 1 reply
Using last year's Bulls as a baseline makes no sense to me
Commented on An Optimistic Take on This Year's Bulls on Aug 13 2014, 6:58p - 2 replies
I don't know if we'd have to buy back his rights or anything like that
Commented on The Curious Case of Chris Coghlan on Aug 13 2014, 6:41p
What's funny is scouts absolutely base their opinions off box scores
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 12 on Aug 13 2014, 6:05p
Carmelo Anthony also recently said it wasn't about the money
Commented on Cubs 3, Brewers 0: Masterpiece on Aug 13 2014, 5:59p
I always forget about the batting value when evaluating Travis Wood
Commented on Cubs 3, Brewers 0: Masterpiece on Aug 13 2014, 5:58p
Jokisch is gonna have to beat out Hendricks, Wada, Doubront, Straily and Turner before he gets a crack at Wood
Commented on Cubs 3, Brewers 0: Masterpiece on Aug 13 2014, 5:56p - 1 reply
Well, Wood has been able to maintain an above-average HR/FB rate throughout his career
Commented on Cubs 3, Brewers 0: Masterpiece on Aug 13 2014, 5:55p - 1 reply
Most kids who "meet the academic standards" don't get in
Commented on Cubs 3, Brewers 0: Masterpiece on Aug 13 2014, 1:15p
That doesn't mean it's not easier for athletes
Commented on Cubs 3, Brewers 0: Masterpiece on Aug 13 2014, 1:13p - 1 reply
Or maybe Baez fizzles and we love Castro to 2B
Commented on Cubs 3, Brewers 0: Masterpiece on Aug 13 2014, 1:04p - 1 reply
Injuries happen
Commented on Cubs 3, Brewers 0: Masterpiece on Aug 13 2014, 12:56p
Redundancy is awesome
Commented on Cubs 3, Brewers 0: Masterpiece on Aug 13 2014, 12:50p
Except I really don't think they're being overvalued right now
Commented on How Much Would You Give Up For Giancarlo Stanton? on Aug 13 2014, 3:49a
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