My Buddy

 

Thanks to reader Hollinger for this fantastic Photoshop work.

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Hmmm....I was hoping the Photoshop work was Rob G's face on Mike Fontenot's body.

lol! Awesome.

“He is a carbon copy of Mike Fontenot,” said Oneri Fleita, the Cubs’ Vice President of Player Personnel. “He can hit and has learned to play third base, short and second. He’s a real gamer.

Nate Spears! What do I win? I believe AZ Phil has said in the past that he thinks Spears has less power than Mighty Mike, though.

Spears is the correct answer....

Current or former prospect? Theriot if it's former. Ryan Flaherty?

Wittenmeyer reporting that Fuld and Fox have been cut, with more cuts on the way this afternoon.

My buddy makes me think of this: http://cakeplow.com/uploaded_images/mybuddy.jpg

yeah, I used Whipple's idea for the title from the previous thread.

Ah, must have missed it. Kwam-pit-korng-pom. By the way, am I the only one who finds it unacceptable that Fontenot is wearing pants? http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i4/josephsh...

cakeplow dot com makes me think of this... http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_TwK3s2Eg87g/SaubSQI...

I haven't been advertising for any spots in the fantasy head-to-head league I run each year at yahoo because, well, 16 of us all returned from last season to play this year.

One of us had to drop out, however, so if anyone here wants in, drop me an email at trans.at.tcr at gmail.com and I'll hook you up. The brief version: A head-to-head league that uses lots of stat categories with a mildly sabrmetric bent to it, and lots of active roster positions.

The big thing to know is that if a team goes "Dead" for thirty days (no activity from the owner) it will have its players dispersed to waivers to get redrafted by the rest of the league owners. So don't inquire about the league if you aren't convinced that you can stay active for the year. If you join, you get to play with 15 fellow Cubs fans in a very active and friendly league. Not a bad deal. Draft is this saturday.

The missing owner is me. I can vouch it's a fun league with cool people involved and now it's even cooler with me out of it. It's heavy on stats and I'm not a huge stat guy but it's easy to follow and alot of luck plays into it. Overall a thumbs up from me, I can't play due to heavier work load. Enjoy.

Actually, you're not the missing owner - your loss DROPPED us to 16, and we were fine, before this second loss.

So anyway, you get the "All Clear" and a "thanks" for the endorsement.

 

 

I think you would ban me from the league after you found out I'm watching "Twilight" with my wife right now.

I think Rob should ban you from TCR in general for admitting that. At least you have your priorities straight..cruising TCR while watching, shows your true allegiance.

that's alright, the Angel Fan Wife wants to watch it this weekend. She lets me chat online with anonymous baseball fans, I watch sappy movies with her. It's all about the give and take.

My question: Is she an LA of A Angels fan? Or is she actually an Angel that happens to be your wife? It appears to be the latter "yes honey, you can go live in your fantasy world with your anonymous friends"...pure gold... Joking aside, thanks Rob and the whole crew who make this site possible, TCR is what gets me through boring days at school.

well I like to think of her as an angel, but she does root for the Anaheim Angels. She doesn't recognize the LA Angels of A name.

She's a big fan of Scioscia and Pedro aka Vlad.

I watched that in the theater with my girlfriend. We both laughed the entire time. It is a terrible, terrible movie. The acting is atrocious, the dialogue is dumb, the whole thing feels like it takes place in like 3 days when in reality it was like 4 months. She liked the books, but we both agreed the movie was total crap.

my wife devoured the books in like 2 weeks and is a big fan. She's also a huge Harry Potter fan but thinks the movies are just okay, so I doubt she'll be too enthralled by the film, but it's her duty to watch it I think.

I don't mind the popularity of the whole Twilight series. I no longer have to tell people how to pronounce my name (Cullen), people just say 'oh, like the guy from Twilight'...yes, like the guy from twilight...i never thought it was a hard name to understand, but I guess people are dumb...But the down side is when i tell people my name they often responsed "oh, whats your first name"... My girlfriend ate the books up too. She refused to give into the trend, then borrowed the first one and has since read them all twice, seen the movie, and purchased it on DVD once it came out. Never tricked me into watching it though.

I'm also a huge Harry Potter fan (I love the deeper themes of love, friendship and moving forward in the face of unknowing, a/k/a faith). I somehow doubt that I'll ever have any interest in reading the Twilight books and so far, none of the females in my life seem like a candidate to be sucked in by the movie. However, if the right woman asked, I'd watch it with her and try not to snicker excessively. Especially if I thought it would put her in the mood... ("...a guy'll [watch] anything if he thinks it's foreplay." -- Annie Savoy, Bull Durham) See, made it topical.

Wow, made the front page. Thanks, guys.

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  • crunch 6 hours 19 min ago (view)

    corey seager signed a deal for 32.5m a year and that means carlos correa is having a really great day.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 6 hours 54 min ago (view)

    Texas has a wildly expensive middle infield. They've also set the market really high for the remaining SS. And they did it single handedly.

     

  • crunch 8 hours 21 min ago (view)

    c.seager goes to TEX for 10/325.

    they've committed to spend 1/2 billion this week (marcus semien added, too).

    meanwhile, the cubs complained to the local paper about how their new multi-million dollar sports betting lounge isn't a casino and they sent out a "cyber monday" ad to offer the great deal of it costing nothing to get on the season tickets waiting list.

    it already is and will continue to be a hell of a 24 hours.  maybe the cubs will *shrug* i dunno...do something worth talking about.

     

  • crunch 12 hours 28 min ago (view)

    BA released their top-10 cubs prospects list...

    1. Brennen Davis

    2. Cristian Hernandez

    3. Brailyn Marquez

    4. Pete Crow-Armstrong

    5. Jordan Wicks

    6. Kevin Alcantara

    7. Caleb Kilian

    8. Owen Caissie

    9. DJ Herz

    10. Yohendrick Pinango

    reggie preciado got robbed.

     

  • crunch 12 hours 55 min ago (view)

    m.scherzer mets 3/130m (wow)

    that's more than the entire payroll for PIT last season per year and only a bit less than what BAL, CLE, and MIA paid out.

     

  • crunch 13 hours 42 sec ago (view)

    both are equally useful to a baseball team.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 14 hours 11 min ago (view)

    The violinist or the camera staring afficionado?

     

  • Hagsag 14 hours 11 min ago (view)

    Taylor Davis might be next.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 14 hours 30 min ago (view)

    STOP THE PRESSES! They signed someone. Some random lefty RP named Locke St.John.

    Sounds like a Bond villain.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 14 hours 31 min ago (view)

    That's a good way of looking at it. The race for the top draft pick is a pretty hardcore competition, too.

     

  • crunch 15 hours 11 min ago (view)

    hey, they're working hard as hell.

    just last week tom ricketts and other chicago sports team owners went out of their way to respond to a Tribune article calling sports betting lounges "casinos" by co-authoring a letter to the paper.

    DraftKings being happy seems to be the cubs #1 offseason priority.

     

  • Sonicwind75 16 hours 5 min ago (view)

    Just depends on what your definition of "being competitive" means.  Technically the Cubs (barring a strike) will be "competing" against other baseball teams and therefore will "be competitive".  

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 16 hours 25 min ago (view)

    Flurries of activity and Cubs crickets.

    BuT wE'rE tRyInG tO cOmPeTe!

     

  • Hagsag 19 hours 46 min ago (view)

    Hey, Jed didn't lie. He said this wasn't a rebuild.

     

  • crunch 1 day 7 hours ago (view)

    ...and that was fake.

    you can't even rely on a blue checkmark account anymore on twitter.  thanks world.

    okay, that was a real account (blue check) who retweeted someone they thought was real.  this is inception-level internet stupidity and the account he re-tweeted is now disabled.

     

  • crunch 1 day 7 hours ago (view)

    cubs weren't linked heavily, but m.semien is off the board to the rangers...7/175m

    trevor story seems to be the most cubs-linked middle IF'r, but i havent heard anything about story/cubs in weeks.