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GirlieView (12/25/2014)

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GirlieView Definitions

  • Lizzie = A funny, timely quote made on the VFTB site by our writers or commenters.
  • Lizard = The best Lizzie.
  • MVL = Most Valuable Lizzie’er: The person with the most Lizzies in the period under review (usually the past two weeks.)
  • Top 10 of the 2014 Offseason = The folks with the most aggregate Lizzie points YTD (1 point for every Lizzie, 3 points for every Lizard.)

As you already know, this is all completely subjective and according to my whims.

Lizzies

  • I am pretty happy with all moves so far, but they could hire me to keep the spreadsheet. I would have no useful purpose, but it would be a nice Christmas present. and everyone needs a dork around the office
  • Trade Carrie Muscat for Lizzie
  • I doubt she would put up with our shit.
  • I actually had not anticipated us getting CM back in that trade. It was more of an upgrade for the Cubs, and CM gets DFA’d.
  • In a blow to the overall organizational “coolness”, the Cubs lost Rock Shoulders to the Rule 5 draft. He will join other career minor leaguers F. Flintstone and B. Rubble with the Rangers.
  • Is Mr. Slate their bench coach? I was really hoping Rock would make it to the Bigs as a Cub just because of his name. This will definitely be logged in the not cool column now that Dork is the dugout spreadsheet coach.
  • Three’s a charm. This feels pretty good leading up to Christmas. It must be the roids.
  • Since it’s a Christmas gift, let’s see them go get Cole Hamels from the Phillies for Edwin Jackson and that batboy.
  • But then we’d be mean to the Phillies and you can’t be mean at Christmastime. We have to find a way to make them think Edwin is a gift…or the batboy…but then again, every time he pitched it would be a gift to the other team.
  • I am more interested in their playoff roster since their opening day roster will not be their playoff roster.
  • If Junior Lake is a starter – there won’t be a playoff roster.
  • I love when a Scott Boras scheme goes a rye…
  • I like it when his schemes go a pumpernickel.
  • I like it when his schemes go a seven grain whole wheat.
  • which fills four of the expected seven (sigh) slots.
  • Glad to hear they’ve found another beard to replace the loss of James Russell’s beard from last season.
  • I think Noah_I is Theo.
  • Wow are there some conspiracy theorists here. “I” is my middle initial. Nothing so interesting. Also, being Jewish (well, or at least Jewishish) and of Ashkenazi descent, there won’t be a Noah II at least as long as I’m alive. Of course, Theo is also Jewish. So maybe I AM him, spending all my spare time writing blog posts. You’ll never know. Mwahahaha!
  • The consensus here is that you are Theo. Therefore, you are Theo.
  • We’ve had Muskat keeping us in check for years. FWIW.
  • My guess is that looking at these top guys is not where the cubs will be looking.

Lizard

  • All I can say is Noah_I/Theo has given me the best Christmas I could ask for – a realistic hope that the Cubs’ season will go beyond opening day.

Shout Outs

  • No one had their very first 2014 off-season Lizzie this time so let’s have a shout out for everyone! Thanks for being here!

MVL

  • Congratulations to Eddie von White, our Most Valuable Lizzie-er this time! Four times in a row way to go EVW!

Top 10 of the 2014 Offseason (one point for each Lizzie, three points for the Lizard) – I’ll post the full list this time!

1. Eddie Von White
2. Doc Raker
2. jswanson
4. Seymour Butts
5. Doug S.
6. Dork
7. Jedi
7. Jerry in Wisconsin
9. Noah Eisner
10. Buddy
10. Mark From Toronto
10. Sean Powell
13. SBardo
14. cap’n realist
14. Joe Aiello
14. Sherm
17. SouthKakalakiCubsFan
18. Andy
18. Bryan
18. Kizzfastfists
18. Ray Brettman

Chit Chat

Merry Christmas! Chat about anything that strikes your fancy!

  • Doc Raker

    Merry Christmas EVW, way to put up some Lizzie substance. Good job to Seymour on being the best comment framer. Seymour has the most Lizzies that are not worthy of a Lizzie per the Questec Lizzie rater. On the contrary, Jeremiah has the worst Lizzie framer rating on the board according to Questec, apparently Jeremiah does have Lizzie worthy comments but they don’t get the call per Questec. Apparently, it just isn’t the substance of the comment but how it is delivered, or framed, that matters. Dork has this all on a spread sheet and Noah_I , a.k.a Theo is keeping a watchful eye from the front office as Jswan goes along his happy go lucky flippant way. CAPS is still missing in action as he pursues a life of normalcy.

    • Eddie Von White

      Thanks Doc Raker and Merry Christmas everyone! My son gave me a Cubs i-phone cover for Christmas and his girlfriend is now his fiancee. And I got another MLV. I could get used to this. Its a wonderful life!

    • Eddie Von White

      Thanks Doc Raker and Merry Christmas everyone! My son gave me a Cubs i-phone cover for Christmas and his girlfriend is now his fiancee. And I got another MLV. I could get used to this. Its a wonderful life!

  • SBardo

    Merry Christmas to everyone, have a safe and fun holiday with your families.

    On a baseball note, “wait ’til next year” hasn’t been this exciting for quite awhile, let’s go Cubs!

    • Eddie Von White

      The anticipation has never been greater.

  • SBardo

    Merry Christmas to everyone, have a safe and fun holiday with your families.

    On a baseball note, “wait ’til next year” hasn’t been this exciting for quite awhile, let’s go Cubs!

    • Eddie Von White

      The anticipation has never been greater.

  • Jerry in Wisconsin

    It looks like everyone is out boxing today.

    • Eddie Von White

      Oh Canada

  • Doug S.

    Merry Christmas to the VFTB family. Finally got that other family stuff done, now time to chill, enjoy some football and plan a baseball trip.
    Cheers!!

  • EVW…hats off buddy. Keep it up so we don’t have to see Maui Raker on top of the Lizzie board.

    Happy holidays to you all…pretty excited for another lazy short work week and super-weekend. Here’s to you nerds and let’s hope the ratio of personal to professional spreadsheeting time is without parens.

    • Doc Raker

      Bitterness is not attractive Jswan, hasn’t CAPS taught you anything.

      Anyone watching the World Junior Hockey championship on the NHL Network? It is a great tournament with lots of future NHL players on the ice. I have heard hockey front office people talk about how analytics is getting big in hockey in evaluating players and teams. Dork- it looks like you have another sport you could spread sheet if you wanted.

      Let’s get through the holidays and then we are one step closer to hearing stories of ex big leaguers dinning with Seymour. Shortly thereafter actual big leaguers will show up for ST.

      • Seymour Butts

        Indeed!
        21 days from now I will be playing baseball in a Cub uniform.
        Kind of makes any snarky Raker directed comment unnecessary.

      • Seymour Butts

        I’ve met that guy.
        He has some not as interesting family members as well.

      • Whatever you do, don’t expect him to come through with any promised hockey tickets.

      • Seymour Butts

        I’ve met that guy.
        He has some not as interesting family members as well.

      • Seymour Butts

        Indeed!
        21 days from now I will be playing baseball in a Cub uniform.
        Kind of makes any snarky Raker directed comment unnecessary.

  • EVW…hats off buddy. Keep it up so we don’t have to see Maui Raker on top of the Lizzie board.

    Happy holidays to you all…pretty excited for another lazy short work week and super-weekend. Here’s to you nerds and let’s hope the ratio of personal to professional spreadsheeting time is without parens.