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    Cubs lose Rothschild to Yankees

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    cant say im too disappointed. cub's pitching has been far from stellar for some time now.



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    Re: Cubs lose Rothschild to Yankees

    Not much of a loss, IMO. Surprised the Yankees wanted him, to be honest.



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    Re: Cubs lose Rothschild to Yankees

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone1985 View Post
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    cant say im too disappointed. cub's pitching has been far from stellar for some time now.
    I think Hendry knew this was going to happen eventually. One thing about Hendry he does no burn bridges, he called the Yankees GM to let him know that Larry was interested.

    Maddux apparently is not ready to be pitching Coach that would have been nice. I am sure we will find someone good. Although, how attractive is it to Coach Z who almost hit Larry with a bat during a tantrum.


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    Re: Cubs lose Rothschild to Yankees

    I may be in the minority, but I'll miss Larry.



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    Re: Cubs lose Rothschild to Yankees

    Quote Originally Posted by GoCubsGo View Post
    I may be in the minority, but I'll miss Larry.
    I just dont know what he brings to the table that another coach cant do. Although, if the next one in ends up being worse for our pitching staff, then we are in big trouble.



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    Re: Cubs lose Rothschild to Yankees

    I've wanted Larry out for years. I can't believe the Yankees want him.



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    Re: Cubs lose Rothschild to Yankees

    Quote Originally Posted by GoCubsGo View Post
    I may be in the minority, but I'll miss Larry.
    I am with you. He had Ted Lilly pitching incredibly well, and helped Dempster return to the starting role and play very well. Not sure anyone could control Z. The issues we have had are due to personnel in the Bullpen, and not to Larry IMO.


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    Re: Cubs lose Rothschild to Yankees

    Quote Originally Posted by GoCubsGo View Post
    I may be in the minority, but I'll miss Larry.
    Over the past decade the Cubs have had many all star performing starters, and some good to great closers. Middle relief has always been an adventure except for Marmol's stint before he became closer.

    Living here, Chicago sports fans have this warped mentality that winning defensively is manly and winning by scoring a lot is feminine. Bears can lose 13-7 and the next day 90% of call in shows will be ripping on the defense instead of the pathetic 7 point offense.

    Same thing with the Cubs. Chicago fans think it's somehow more admirable to win games 2-1 or 1-0 than to win 7-5 or 6-4. Stupid.

    Cubs pitching has not been the major problem, other than some bad luck with injuries from time to time.



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    Re: Cubs lose Rothschild to Yankees

    Quote Originally Posted by GoCubsGo View Post
    I may be in the minority, but I'll miss Larry.
    Agreed. I wasn't too happy when I found out about this yesterday.



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    Re: Cubs lose Rothschild to Yankees

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone1985 View Post
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    cant say im too disappointed. cub's pitching has been far from stellar for some time now.
    There's a reason that he has been retained during managerial changes in the past. This is a big loss imo.



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    Re: Cubs lose Rothschild to Yankees

    Larry doesn't understand the most fundamental rule about pitching; the best pitch in baseball is strike one. Larry teaches his pitchers to nibble at the corners and Cubs pitchers are consistently working from behind. This produces very high pitch counts and not a lot of innings, a staple of the Cubs pitching staff under Larry.

    I don't believe he is a mechanically sound pitching coach.

    He doesn't know how to build a bullpen and he doesn't know how to use it either.

    Shocked that the Yankees with their pitching probs in the playoffs would take Larry, I believe he will only make their probs worse.



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