Poloplaya14

Poloplaya14

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I believe Bakers pitch framing numbers are about average
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 31 on Aug 1 2014, 2:55p - 1 reply
There absolutely is a way of proving that statistically
Commented on Report: Chris Valaika Being Recalled By Cubs on Aug 1 2014, 2:49p - 1 reply
Those guys were ranked ahead of Soler largely because he couldn't stay healthy
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 31 on Aug 1 2014, 12:53p
Smyly's stuff is way better
Commented on James Russell, Emilio Bonifacio Traded To Braves on Aug 1 2014, 12:16a - 1 reply
Arrieta's pitching like an ace
Commented on Cubs 3, Rockies 1: Almost Perfect on Jul 31 2014, 7:22p - 1 reply
You're way underselling Smyly
Commented on James Russell, Emilio Bonifacio Traded To Braves on Jul 31 2014, 7:16p - 1 reply
I don't think Corey Black's value is all that different from Caratini's
Commented on James Russell, Emilio Bonifacio Traded To Braves on Jul 31 2014, 6:10p
This is way better than the return we got for Jeff Baker
Commented on James Russell, Emilio Bonifacio Traded To Braves on Jul 31 2014, 5:26p
Rosscup then
Commented on James Russell, Emilio Bonifacio Traded To Braves on Jul 31 2014, 5:05p - 1 reply
Guessing Doubront slides in and takes Russell's bullpen spot seeing as the rotation's full and he's out of options
Commented on James Russell, Emilio Bonifacio Traded To Braves on Jul 31 2014, 5:01p - 2 replies
Lol
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline: Overflow Thread on Jul 31 2014, 4:57p
I think he sees him as a guy who may or may not develop into a useful player sometime down the road
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline: Overflow Thread on Jul 31 2014, 4:55p - 1 reply
Even if you think he's better than a spare part
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline: Overflow Thread on Jul 31 2014, 4:43p
I wouldn't sleep on his chances of hitting well enough to be a big league 3B either
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline: Overflow Thread on Jul 31 2014, 4:42p
Nice
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline: Overflow Thread on Jul 31 2014, 4:41p
I don't see why it should be of more value to Oakland than Boston
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline Open Thread on Jul 31 2014, 4:36p - 2 replies
I like Smyly a lot
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline: Overflow Thread on Jul 31 2014, 4:17p - 1 reply
He's getting there
Commented on Kevin Love trade rumors: Bulls reportedly no longer in contention on Jul 31 2014, 4:16p
All three are having down years
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline: Overflow Thread on Jul 31 2014, 4:04p
A point or two better than league-average at high volume is pretty damn good for the PF position
Commented on Kevin Love trade rumors: Bulls reportedly no longer in contention on Jul 31 2014, 3:57p - 1 reply
The Heat just needed their role players to knock down open shots
Commented on Kevin Love trade rumors: Bulls reportedly no longer in contention on Jul 31 2014, 3:55p
I don't think their frontcourt is good enough
Commented on Kevin Love trade rumors: Bulls reportedly no longer in contention on Jul 31 2014, 3:54p - 1 reply
What exactly do people mean when they say Irving is unproven?
Commented on Kevin Love trade rumors: Bulls reportedly no longer in contention on Jul 31 2014, 3:50p - 5 replies
Let's see
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline: Overflow Thread on Jul 31 2014, 3:45p - 2 replies
And as I type that, Lake blows Arrieta's perfect game
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline: Overflow Thread on Jul 31 2014, 3:35p - 1 reply
You know
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline: Overflow Thread on Jul 31 2014, 3:32p - 1 reply
6/130 for Lester
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline: Overflow Thread on Jul 31 2014, 3:26p - 1 reply
$30MM or so will be tied up in arbitration guys and auto-renewals
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline: Overflow Thread on Jul 31 2014, 3:23p - 1 reply
Which would just barely get us up to the median MLB payroll
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline: Overflow Thread on Jul 31 2014, 3:21p
Okay well if you go on a spending spree that includes Lester/Masterson and maybe a bat like Pablo Sandoval, I suspect you'll get people to come to the games
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline: Overflow Thread on Jul 31 2014, 3:18p
Correct
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline: Overflow Thread on Jul 31 2014, 3:14p - 1 reply
The Russell/Baez/Bryant contingent won't be FA-eligible for 6+ years
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline: Overflow Thread on Jul 31 2014, 3:11p - 2 replies
You go on a spending spree that includes Lester/Masterson and maybe a bat like Pablo Sandoval and I suspect you'll see an uptick in season ticket saless
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline: Overflow Thread on Jul 31 2014, 3:08p - 1 reply
Consider that if the Cubs gave Lester $25MM/year
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline: Overflow Thread on Jul 31 2014, 3:07p - 1 reply
While that tidbit is interesting
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline Open Thread on Jul 31 2014, 3:01p - 1 reply
A comment like "But at least you're learning" is way douchier than what Kyle said
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline Open Thread on Jul 31 2014, 2:54p - 1 reply
Not necessarily
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline Open Thread on Jul 31 2014, 2:21p
My point is that you (and a decent contingent of other folks on this site) have an inflated perception of what a pick after the 2nd round is really worth
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline Open Thread on Jul 31 2014, 2:04p - 1 reply
As Hairy Angel mentioned above
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 30 on Jul 31 2014, 1:58p - 2 replies
He's making it look easy
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 30 on Jul 31 2014, 1:58p - 1 reply
He struggled last year, but he's .378 for his career on 3s
Commented on Kevin Love trade rumors: Bulls reportedly no longer in contention on Jul 31 2014, 1:17p
And yet he traded it away without an afterthought
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline Open Thread on Jul 31 2014, 1:12p - 1 reply
You were obviously expected to write something along the lines of..
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline Open Thread on Jul 31 2014, 1:09p - 2 replies
That pick really doesn't have that much value
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline Open Thread on Jul 31 2014, 1:02p - 1 reply
Cavs are definitely going to have a hard time stopping anybody
Commented on Kevin Love trade rumors: Bulls reportedly no longer in contention on Jul 31 2014, 12:59p
xRAPM has Korver as s +3 and Butler as a +1.5
Commented on Derrick Rose Team USA mini-camp video on Jul 31 2014, 12:40p - 1 reply
I dunno
Commented on Kevin Love trade rumors: Bulls reportedly no longer in contention on Jul 31 2014, 12:28p - 2 replies
Although they still matter a lot less
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline Open Thread on Jul 31 2014, 12:08p
It's worth including in the analysis that the A's shed $10MM of payroll next year with this move
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline Open Thread on Jul 31 2014, 12:05p - 1 reply
True
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline Open Thread on Jul 31 2014, 12:04p - 1 reply
This trade absolutely flies in the face of Dave Cameron's theory that incremental wins don't matter as much once you're already likely to make the playoffs
Commented on 2014 MLB Trade Deadline Open Thread on Jul 31 2014, 12:00p - 1 reply
The note about his frame is also relevant
Commented on Cubs Acquire Jonathan Martinez As PTBNL In Darwin Barney Deal on Jul 31 2014, 11:47a
He's still K'ing a ton, as others have pointed out
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 30 on Jul 31 2014, 11:44a
Fearless prediction
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 30 on Jul 31 2014, 1:00a - 2 replies
It doesn't bother me
Commented on Derrick Rose Team USA mini-camp video on Jul 31 2014, 12:12a - 1 reply
Nobody on the select team is making the team
Commented on Derrick Rose Team USA mini-camp video on Jul 30 2014, 11:16p - 1 reply
Let me preface that
Commented on Thoughts On Cubs Prospect Billy McKinney on Jul 30 2014, 7:21p - 1 reply
Aren't we all
Commented on Thoughts On Cubs Prospect Billy McKinney on Jul 30 2014, 7:16p - 2 replies
Looking at Doubront's numbers more closely
Commented on Cubs Acquire Felix Doubront From Red Sox on Jul 30 2014, 6:52p
Doubront has 3 years of team control left
Commented on Cubs Acquire Felix Doubront From Red Sox on Jul 30 2014, 4:59p
Don't buy that
Commented on Cubs 4, Rockies 3: Baker Street on Jul 30 2014, 4:22p - 1 reply
I noticed the velocity drop too
Commented on Cubs Acquire Felix Doubront From Red Sox on Jul 30 2014, 4:13p - 3 replies
for Meh
Voted on Jul 30 2014, 4:00p
AL vs. NL gives Masterson the edge
Commented on Cubs 4, Rockies 3: Baker Street on Jul 30 2014, 2:54p
Is that good for us?
Commented on Cubs 4, Rockies 3: Baker Street on Jul 30 2014, 2:54p - 1 reply
Good numbers
Commented on Cubs Acquire Jonathan Martinez As PTBNL In Darwin Barney Deal on Jul 30 2014, 2:39p - 1 reply
He puts the ball in play so seldomly that a .300 BABIP wouldn't even make him look good
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 29 on Jul 30 2014, 2:29p
It'd be awesome if he was as good a hitter as lahair was
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 29 on Jul 30 2014, 2:28p
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