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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...
3 years, 10 months ago on Carlos Silva to be DFA after all? | Articles
@GBTS @SuburbanKid @mb21 I am definitely looking forward to the destruction of the internet at the hands of the Obstructed View Constructicon.
@SuburbanKid Faget point to you for old times' sake.
Damn you, phantom LiveFyre box!!!!
[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.
It's so weird being able to comment on two systems at the same time. I've broke 4-D.
3 years, 10 months ago on Livefyre Conversation - http://www.anothercubsblog.net/chicago-cubs/projections/projecting-the-2011-cubs-sean-marshall.html
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.
@bubblesdachimp @mb21 Although I think he might actually flip Soto and Soriano so Soto bats 6th. Who knows.
3 years, 10 months ago on Cubs cut 18, roster down to 40 | Articles
@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...
@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.
Beef Castle ---> yard
@Aisle424 @Lukas_ @mb21 Maybe they should ask Reed Johnson where they should eat.
@mb21 It seems mocking Alvin is hilarious by default.
3 years, 10 months ago on ACB Top 8: A Post About Posts | General
@Aisle424 @berselius http://fuckyeahnouns.com/images/throne+of+lies
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."
@GBTS @berselius @Manni Stats I am shamed.
@berselius @Manni Stats Shit. Isn't that almost what Fuld said after he went to Tampa?
@berselius Don't forget Augie.
@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.
@berselius Any clue who got cut today? I know Jay Jackson and Vitters were on the cut list.
Someone want to explain the puppy kicking part?
Also, (dying laughing)
@berselius @mb21 If it does rain on Opening Day, then it will be like a misting station.
3 years, 10 months ago on Projecting the 2011 Cubs: Ryan Dempster | Projections
@mb21 I guess they are confident that there won't be any rain on April Fool's Day.
@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.
@AndCounting I call him "Demp" but will call him "Dumpster" every now and then as a show of affection. Big fan of the Dempster.
If you guys are still QWOPing, this one's for you...
3 years, 10 months ago on ACB Top 8: The Great Chicago Curse | General
@GW But he can't reveal them.
@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.
@GW Fuck this.
BABIP giveth, and BABIP taketh away.
@mb21 @AndCounting @cdw @GBTS I can't really find a story linked to this, but facebook has a "Casey the Punisher" fan page now.
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.
@GBTS The article said the big kid was suspended. I wonder who was actually shooting the video though.
@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.
@mb21 @berselius I thought it was already Zambrano's fault. Can they double up the blame-targeting?
@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.
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.
"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."
@SuburbanKid Preemptive shutdown of blog?
3 years, 10 months ago on Pictures of Koyie Hill | Articles
@berselius Sounds like fun. I hope to see "Cubs lose" a lot on the new site then.
3 years, 10 months ago on Sabermetrics completely debunked | Articles
I thought you were setting up a macro for that.
Cubs ---> can't lose today
Jeff Samardzija looks like a musketeer with that thing growing on his face.