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December 2017



Buddy’s Best – Hot Stove Chatter

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Ohtani finally lands in MLB. Stanton waves his no-trade clause and changes leagues. The Cubs pick up a few new arms. Machado rumors spread like wild fire. Maddon speaks to the media. Here’s what you had to say about it all…

1. I wouldn’t want to play in St. Louis either.
2. You know what amazes me, $38M being low risk.
3. Starlin is one of those players who has value, but always on another team.
4. There is no Machado story. Click bait.
5. We need another October failure to get Maddon out of here.
6. Last season we had an over under on how many different lead off hitters Maddon would use at 7.5. I think in 2018 the over under should be 10.5.
7. Why do the expected when you might impress somebody with an innovation?
8. I wouldn’t pay the price for Machado—they’ll want way too much talent.
9. At this point I’d take any lead off hitter who actually has some lead off hitter credentials.
10. There are no poor Major League ball players.
And now for this week’s question…if the jolly fat guy from up north could bring the Cubs any present this year, what should it be?

  • Seymour Butts

    Archer for Schwarber, straight up.

    • Allan Birmantas

      No. I would never trade a good hitter for a good pitcher. The pitcher would have to be great to make that deal. Pitching is so unpredictable, with their arm problems and the like.

      • Adam Peters

        Equating Schwarber’s accomplishments with Archer’s is absurd.

        Archer has a CAREER ERA of 3.63, and has made 30+ starts the last four seasons.

        Schwarber has played in 200 games in his career with a career BA of .222.

  • Mullets for Russell, Baez, Happ, and Zorb.

  • JTBarrett16

    Heyward, Zobrist, and Maddon gone

    • Allan Birmantas

      You have to pay Heyward, and you want to get rid of the manager who won the WS?

      • JTBarrett16

        Yes. Maddon is a horrible manager

  • Allan Birmantas

    # 7 is right on. I wish I could have put it so concisely.

  • mhughes0379

    “5. We need another October failure to get Maddon out of here.”

    …And this’ll be the last time I come to this blog. Now, I remember why I haven’t.

    • JTBarrett16

      We do need to get him out of here. Joe Girardi is available

  • Karen Hirsh

    Why do you think the Cubs picked up so many pitchers?? Because now Maddon can go to the bullpen 17 times a game instead of 15.

    • Doc Raker

      Because our pitching went caca so we need new arms

    • JTBarrett16

      Great. Just what Maddon needs. More toys

    • Wade Davis sucked and it was time for him to go. Hector Rondon sucked and it was time for him to go. Jake Arietta sucked and it was time for him to go.

  • Buddy
    • I hope CAPS and Raker figure out if Riz should be taking “free hits” before they quit shifting against us.

    • Doc Raker

      Long article. Bunt for a hit Meat when the opposition shifts you.

      • JTBarrett16

        Yes! Him and Schwarber hit to the 2B in the shift so many times last year. Take the free bunt, once the stop shifting, you’ve got that hole on the right side again

      • Well, guess that is settled.

  • Ben

    What you guys think of the Cubs possibly acquiring Yu darvish?

    • Doc Raker

      I don’t want Darvish after watching him caca the bed in the World Series.

      • Ben

        Do you just like saying caca doc? Lol

      • Doc Raker

        Caca is family friendly. Now if you will excuse me I have to get back to watching Arthur.

      • JTBarrett16

        My 5th grade teacher said that that was a swear word in Spanish. Someone said that in class and he sent the kid to his timeout chair. He goes you just said a swear word in Spanish, and then he pointed at this kid who spoke Spanish at home, he goes if you tell anyone what that word means, you’ll be in the chair when he’s done.

      • Seymour Butts

        pinche madre

      • five minute timeout on the heart surgery table, no Arthur..

      • Doc Raker

        Arthur says caca

  • Eddie Von White

    Another World Series Championship would be a nice present.