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About almagest

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    Yoan Moncada
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    2005, Beckham nut shot on a foul ball, Buehrle's perfect game
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  1. almagest

    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    There were bad passes and one pass too many a couple of times but overall I agree. They looked great in the first three quarters.
  2. almagest

    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    Some notes from the game: White looked pretty good moving the ball but his shot is not great Felicio is even worse live than he is on TV Gafford is solid but got into foul trouble quickly I liked the three-point focus The back of the bench is atrocious Zion is like a faster Barkley
  3. almagest

    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    I'll be at the game tonight. Really interested to see Lonzo & Zion on the Pels side and Coby White for the Bulls.
  4. almagest

    A Realistic Offseason

    I wouldn't think about that until he's closer to free agency and you don't think you can resign him. No guarantee you're going to get what you want for trading him. Honestly, you'll probably get a similar package to what we got for him in the first place - one higher minors top 20 prospect and a couple of lower-level solid options. I don't think teams can afford much more than that and trading him now with so many years left on his deal after a 5+ WAR season would mean we'd need to get more back to make it worth it.
  5. almagest

    NLDS- Cardinals/Braves

    Even if STL comes back going from down 1-0 with 2 outs in the 9th to up 3-1 is a big comeback.
  6. almagest

    NLDS- Cardinals/Braves

    Big comeback by the Braves. Wow.
  7. almagest

    ALDS- Rays/Astros

    He was a year behind me in high school. We also played in little league together.
  8. Betts would be an enormous upgrade in our biggest position of need. It only makes sense if they can sign him to an extension and if the ask doesn't involve any prospects of note, which means it doesn't really make sense. Would be a great potential move, though.
  9. An L here with Detwiler getting shelled but a 4-4 from Timmy and homers from Moncada Eloy and Collins.
  10. almagest

    Hahn SOTU

    I really don't have concerns about our drafting now, though I wish they had better "silver medal" choices.
  11. almagest

    State of Chicago baseball: the tipping point

    They have the talent to win 95-100 games on the offense still, and that likely won't change next year. They need a lot of pitching help though. Lester might be done, Hamels is probably a 5th starter at best, Quintana is best as a 3 or 4, Hendricks is fine, and hopefully, Darvish can continue pitching well. That's three dependable starters with only Darvish having ace potential - you could argue Hendricks but I'd need to see 30+ starts and ~200 innings before I'd give that to him. They almost definitely don't have the money for Cole but that's a great fit for them. They also don't have much trade capital to acquire an ace. I assume they'll be active in the mid to lower-tier free-agent pitching market but will that be enough for them?
  12. This is just like the Tatis trade. Traded for Josh Fields (the reliever version) LOL
  13. almagest

    Cubs thread 2k19

    Gleyber Eloy and LeMaheiu for sure. Not terrible to have a guy who can hit 40+ HRs in right field if he's one of your middle of the road players either, assuming this isn't an outlier year for Soler.
  14. almagest

    2019 MLB Catch All thread

    Yelich done for the year. Broken kneecap after fouling a ball off.