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Timothy Scarbrough

Member Since 06 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Nov 03 2013 02:10 PM

#51999 Who is the face of the Cubs franchise?

Posted by Timothy Scarbrough on 30 July 2013 - 06:31 PM

You know, if no one steps up to claim the mantle, I'm more than willing to.


Just sayin'.

That is a little bit ambitious for a 41st round pick, don't you think?

#51675 PHASE TWO...not Free Agents

Posted by Timothy Scarbrough on 28 July 2013 - 09:44 AM


Scouting your own talent is something the Braves seem to have done extremely will with their pitching.  It is rare you see a braves pitcher that has been traded do well.  I'll be happy if the front office gets anywhere above 50 percent of the prospects to keep versus trade right.


That would be amazing.  I took a look at about 5 years worth of prospect ratings and seemed like about 1 in 3 of the top 40 prospects make it and way fewer after that (of course my definiton of making it is somewhat arbitrary and could be argued).


Hey, we may get lucky and have a better success rate because the cubs have been getting guys that could make an impact by this time next year, maybe scouting/ranking of the minor leagues is better now, and maybe Theo and Jed are just a whole lot smarter than everyone else.  If a bunch of these guys are gone in a year or two and if we get guys like Price and Stanton that would be amazing.  Hope you pick the right two or three to keep and make a couple good signings.Then your rolling.



Here is a study done, based on WAR on BA's top 100. http://www.royalsrev...p-mlb-prospects

In the top 40 or so, about 30% had what was defined as superior success, generating 2.5 WAR.

#49426 Give Castro A Chance

Posted by Timothy Scarbrough on 05 July 2013 - 03:21 PM

If I remember what I read in Jonah Keri's book correctly, Derek Jeter's defense, while flashy, was piss poor his first few years as well.

#49072 The Die Hardian Way

Posted by Timothy Scarbrough on 30 June 2013 - 06:43 AM

Die hard
June 29, 2013 at 11:00 pm

If Theo can’t trade Sori to AL team after last couple of games then he needs to resign


June 29, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Any GM that decides to trade *for* Soriano based on the last 2 games should be fired.


Die hard
June 30, 2013 at 6:32 am

For whom the bell trolls,,, it trolls for thee


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