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@GBTS @SuburbanKid @mb21 I think they use show the Constructicon stomping on Wrigley Field in the ACB masthead as this blog goes quietly into the ether and OVBlog rises from the ashes...

4 years ago on Carlos Silva to be DFA after all? | Articles

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@GBTS @SuburbanKid @mb21 I am definitely looking forward to the destruction of the internet at the hands of the Obstructed View Constructicon.

4 years ago on Carlos Silva to be DFA after all? | Articles

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@SuburbanKid Faget point to you for old times' sake.

4 years ago on Carlos Silva to be DFA after all? | Articles

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Damn you, phantom LiveFyre box!!!!

4 years ago on Carlos Silva to be DFA after all? | Articles

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From previous...

[quote name="Mercurial Outfielder"]I guess. But we're getting a different story every day now re: what the plan was for Silva/the 5th SP spot. Getting rid of Silva is good, but the manner in which it is occurring is too hamfisted for me to take it as an encouraging sign.[/quote]

The prevailing quasi-conspiracy theory is that the Cubs were hoping for some kind of taker (anybody, please!) would take Silva off their hands before cutting him anyway. So this seems to be in line with the Rosenthal Tweet. I guess they'd get the league minimum in salary relief anyway if someone bothers to put Silva on their roster.

[quote]Dare we hope?[/quote]

This report made me shed tears of joy that the Cubs might actually do something right.

4 years ago on Carlos Silva to be DFA after all? | Articles

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@mb21 BLANK!

It's so weird being able to comment on two systems at the same time. I've broke 4-D.

4 years, 1 month ago on Livefyre Conversation - http://www.anothercubsblog.net/chicago-cubs/projections/projecting-the-2011-cubs-sean-marshall.html

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Something's amiss in that table...some of the walk totals seem to be swapped with the strikeout totals. I think Marshall has a pretty good K/BB rate and the average of all those projections suggest he's around K/BB of 1.0 which I don't think is correct.

4 years, 1 month ago on Livefyre Conversation - http://www.anothercubsblog.net/chicago-cubs/projections/projecting-the-2011-cubs-sean-marshall.html

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@bubblesdachimp @mb21 Although I think he might actually flip Soto and Soriano so Soto bats 6th. Who knows.

4 years, 1 month ago on Cubs cut 18, roster down to 40 | Articles

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@bubblesdachimp @mb21 Well, Soto's probably slated for the #7 spot because they want speed at the top of the lineup, so it's not like Quade learned that much in his time at Oakland...

4 years, 1 month ago on Cubs cut 18, roster down to 40 | Articles

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@bubblesdachimp @mb21 I think Colvin won the spot outright last year. He just hit really well.

I think the point was to have Castillo get regular playing time in Iowa instead of rotting on the bench like Koyie should.

4 years, 1 month ago on Cubs cut 18, roster down to 40 | Articles

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Beef Castle ---> yard

4 years, 1 month ago on Cubs cut 18, roster down to 40 | Articles

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@Aisle424 @Lukas_ @mb21 Maybe they should ask Reed Johnson where they should eat.

4 years, 1 month ago on Cubs cut 18, roster down to 40 | Articles

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@mb21 It seems mocking Alvin is hilarious by default.

4 years, 1 month ago on ACB Top 8: A Post About Posts | General

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ROFL

"

Goose (Chicago)

What do you think is more doable...Cubs World Series this year or the Illini winning the National Championship?? I won't hold my breath on either....

Bruce Levine (1:21 PM)

I don't like the odds on either. I'll pick the Cubs winning the World Series."

4 years, 1 month ago on ACB Top 8: A Post About Posts | General

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@berselius @Manni Stats Shit. Isn't that almost what Fuld said after he went to Tampa?

4 years, 1 month ago on ACB Top 8: A Post About Posts | General

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@berselius Don't forget Augie.

4 years, 1 month ago on ACB Top 8: A Post About Posts | General

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@berselius Weird. I wonder if Brett still gets in some hacks today or if they'll change up the lineup in the Rockies game.

It's also annoying that Smith got sent down when he was doing so much better than DeWitt on both sides of the field. Oh well.

4 years, 1 month ago on ACB Top 8: A Post About Posts | General

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@berselius Any clue who got cut today? I know Jay Jackson and Vitters were on the cut list.

4 years, 1 month ago on ACB Top 8: A Post About Posts | General

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Someone want to explain the puppy kicking part?

Also, (dying laughing)

4 years, 1 month ago on ACB Top 8: A Post About Posts | General

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@berselius @mb21 If it does rain on Opening Day, then it will be like a misting station.

4 years, 1 month ago on Projecting the 2011 Cubs: Ryan Dempster | Projections

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@mb21 I guess they are confident that there won't be any rain on April Fool's Day.

4 years, 1 month ago on Projecting the 2011 Cubs: Ryan Dempster | Projections

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@mb21 Gah! Can he still play defense? Maybe they'll just flip a coin and see who they'd rather burn money for, Michael Young or Castillo.

4 years, 1 month ago on Projecting the 2011 Cubs: Ryan Dempster | Projections

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@AndCounting I call him "Demp" but will call him "Dumpster" every now and then as a show of affection. Big fan of the Dempster.

4 years, 1 month ago on Projecting the 2011 Cubs: Ryan Dempster | Projections

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@GW But he can't reveal them.

4 years, 1 month ago on ACB Top 8: The Great Chicago Curse | General

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@GW I just hate that this rumor is even out there. The last time something this stupid was suggested, Matt Garza became a Cub.

If they're not happy with DeWitt, just cut him and use Marquez Smith or something.

4 years, 1 month ago on ACB Top 8: The Great Chicago Curse | General

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@GW Fuck this.

4 years, 1 month ago on ACB Top 8: The Great Chicago Curse | General

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BABIP giveth, and BABIP taketh away.

4 years, 1 month ago on ACB Top 8: The Great Chicago Curse | General

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@mb21 @AndCounting @cdw @GBTS I can't really find a story linked to this, but facebook has a "Casey the Punisher" fan page now.

4 years, 1 month ago on ACB Top 8: The Great Chicago Curse | General

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Hmmm. This might actually be a good meme whenever the Cubs get blown out, if someone can transpose a Cubs logo on the slammed-kid.

4 years, 1 month ago on ACB Top 8: The Great Chicago Curse | General

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@GBTS The article said the big kid was suspended. I wonder who was actually shooting the video though.

4 years, 1 month ago on ACB Top 8: The Great Chicago Curse | General

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http://deadspin.com/#!5781702/the-ultimate-anti+bullying-psa-kid-fights-back-with-devastating-body-slam

Kid WIN

4 years, 1 month ago on ACB Top 8: The Great Chicago Curse | General

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@mb21 @Aisle424 @berselius Probably not. I guess their best hope is to send Silva to someone else for nothing and just pay a portion of the salary.

4 years, 1 month ago on ACB Top 8: The Great Chicago Curse | General

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@mb21 @berselius I thought it was already Zambrano's fault. Can they double up the blame-targeting?

4 years, 1 month ago on ACB Top 8: The Great Chicago Curse | General

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@Aisle424 @mb21 @berselius I wonder if they have insurance on Silva's contract. They can diagnose him with a lower fat strain and that should be enough for a 60-day DL stint.

4 years, 1 month ago on ACB Top 8: The Great Chicago Curse | General

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http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/yankees-nationals-scouting-carlos-silva/

I don't see Silva going to the Yankees or the Nats either.

I also don't think the Cubs have the cajones to just DFA him.

4 years, 1 month ago on ACB Top 8: The Great Chicago Curse | General

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"In order to break the “curse” (or actually prove it's existence), the Cubs need to consistently make the playoffs (which they've started doing in the Hendry era), bettering their odds of winning the coin toss."

Yes please.

4 years, 1 month ago on ACB Top 8: The Great Chicago Curse | General

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@SuburbanKid Preemptive shutdown of blog?

4 years, 1 month ago on Pictures of Koyie Hill | Articles

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@berselius Sounds like fun. I hope to see "Cubs lose" a lot on the new site then.

4 years, 1 month ago on Sabermetrics completely debunked | Articles

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I thought you were setting up a macro for that.

4 years, 1 month ago on Sabermetrics completely debunked | Articles

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Cubs win.

4 years, 1 month ago on Sabermetrics completely debunked | Articles

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Cubs ---> can't lose today

4 years, 1 month ago on Sabermetrics completely debunked | Articles

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Jeff Samardzija looks like a musketeer with that thing growing on his face.

4 years, 1 month ago on Sabermetrics completely debunked | Articles

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