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chitownsportsfan last won the day on October 23 2020

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  1. chitownsportsfan

    Fegan Nuggets: Collins, Sheets, Burdi, Lambert

    Not that familiar with him but some info on him here. https://www.prospects1500.com/al-central/white-sox/chicago-white-sox-2021-top-50-prospects/ Helluva free break down really.
  2. chitownsportsfan

    Fegan Nuggets: Collins, Sheets, Burdi, Lambert

    Nice to see Lambert and Burdi healthy and able to work out. Need. Moar. Pitching. Depth.
  3. chitownsportsfan

    Gordon Beckham retires

    I don't think so. I think he was overwhelmed mentally at the MLB level. His swing got noticeably worse after his rookie year. Whatever he was doing in the offseason to tinker with it didn't work. When he got under pressure in season he would always revert back to that slow inside out swing that was good for a million popups to 2B. I don't think any amount of time in the minors would have solved his biggest issue, and that was just that he didn't have a great natural swing and wasn't able to ever implement the necessary changes to shorten it.
  4. chitownsportsfan

    Gordon Beckham retires

    He gave us one of the greatest Hawk melt down calls of all time. For that I will always have a place in my heart for him.
  5. chitownsportsfan

    Help Me Understand fWAR

    I will try and explain this as easily and concisely as possible. WAR is based on the idea that baseball is at heart, a discrete sport with a very nice denominator (outs) that allows statisticians to break it down into easily digested parts and assign each action (centered around outs) a value.. This guy named "Tango Tiger" did just that. He assigned a run value to pretty much everything that happens in baseball. The math is a bit beyond my pay grade but he actually uses the empirical data as well (like how many times a double produced a run, or a triple, or a single, or a walk, and so on) to sanity check his math and it turns out his math was pretty much perfect. The values he gave for example to a triple turned out pretty damn accurate. Here is a math primer: https://gosu02.tripod.com/id16.html Once you can assign a run value to every action (stolen base, triple, crazy Luis Robert running catch) it becomes easy to assign overall ranking against the hypothetical "replacement player" who is basically expected to produce enough runs (or prevent enough) so that a team filled with 25 of them would win like 45-50 games. This is the difference basically between a team full of average players (so roughly 81 wins) and one filled with 0 WAR players (replacement level). Pitching WAR is harder because people disagree on how much credit pitchers should get for preventing runs (usually the controversy is in how much hard hit contact they have control over) and always use pitching WAR values with a large grain of salt. In fact take all WAR values with a grain of salt because they are NOT PROJECTIONS ABOUT FUTURE PERFORMANCE. Sometimes a player can just get really fucking lucky all year (Hello Avi Garcia) and every worm burner finds a hole. That player really isn't a 4 WAR player, they just got really lucky one year. Hope this helps.
  6. chitownsportsfan

    Hector is implying Nelson Cruz, we're along for the ride

    Are you familiar with Twitter clout? That's the entire point of the thing.
  7. chitownsportsfan

    Jose Quintana...Signs with Angels (1YR 8M)

    Have to wonder how healthy he is given nobody would even go 2/15 it appears. Might have dodged a bullet here.
  8. chitownsportsfan

    George Springer to Toronto. 6 years/150 million

    I'm good at that price. Jesus. Talk about bidding against yourself. Who else was even in at that price...
  9. chitownsportsfan

    Mets GM Jared Porter fired

    Imagine how good it would have been for her career to just sleep with him and get the sources. Just a horrible position to put her in and this guy as noted is scum. He should be cast out from baseball.
  10. chitownsportsfan

    Madrigal could be ready for opening day

    Pipeline is by far the least accurate scouting list and are usually just rehashes of a player's reputation. Nobody that watched Nick last year thinks he's a gold glove level 2B. He has range issues and arm issues. In fact I am shocked that any scout that ever watched him thought he was a potential SS. He can be a solid 2B but there was talk he'd be a generational type defensive stalwart and that is just not the case.
  11. chitownsportsfan

    Mets GM Jared Porter fired

    Exactly. And she spoke out because she wanted to prevent more of this crap in the future.
  12. chitownsportsfan

    Mets GM Jared Porter fired

    He's scum.
  13. chitownsportsfan

    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    You could just boilerplate "trying to find a FA that fits the budget and ____" every offseason for the Sox.
  14. Youre a bit harsh. 2 million is peanuts. Youre prolly the same guy that said Giolitto was a bum after 2018. 

    1. chitownsportsfan


      lol, have a nice day.