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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Theo/Jed have a track record of having prospects spend a good amount of time in AAA ball. Typical goal of 500 PA's before promotion. Obviously some exceptions, Alcantra didn't quite get to 500 for example. Hard to envision Soler essentially skipping AAA (20-30 games this year) and starting on the opening day roster next year. Possible though, we'll see!


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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneman003 View Post
    Theo/Jed have a track record of having prospects spend a good amount of time in AAA ball. Typical goal of 500 PA's before promotion. Obviously some exceptions, Alcantra didn't quite get to 500 for example. Hard to envision Soler essentially skipping AAA (20-30 games this year) and starting on the opening day roster next year. Possible though, we'll see!
    Honest question:

    If you are a serious Cubs fan, and you happened to live equal distances from Wrigley and Principal Park, and you had a free ticket to either, which team would you go see? I'd honestly give some thought to seeing the I Cubs over the actual Cubs this year.



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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCubswin View Post
    Getting more and more excited for this future. Been reading a few articles that came out the last few hours saying that many have been skeptical about the Cubs idea of banking on these prospects for the future, but the skeptics are slowly dying out.

    Moving Baez to 2nd, Soler to AAA, Almora to AA, Schwarber going through three levels in just a month is saying that all of these guys are right on pace for where they need to be for the majors, if not better.

    Almora will be a late 2015, 2016 man. Because of this, we have no guaranteed outfielders for next year, so I'm sure Soler starts the year out there in 2015, so I wouldn't mind him getting a September call-up, especially if they think 2015 could be a big year.
    I have a friend here who happens to be a Cards fan who was much higher on the prospect plan that I was, just because I'm leery of how many prospects don't make it. It looks like he was right, and I'm awfully glad.

    We're looking to get very, very good.


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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    Honest question:

    If you are a serious Cubs fan, and you happened to live equal distances from Wrigley and Principal Park, and you had a free ticket to either, which team would you go see? I'd honestly give some thought to seeing the I Cubs over the actual Cubs this year.
    To Wrigley and Murphy's is the way I'd point the car.

    It pains me that Wrigley Field is no longer the stadium that I've visited most.



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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCubswin View Post
    Getting more and more excited for this future. Been reading a few articles that came out the last few hours saying that many have been skeptical about the Cubs idea of banking on these prospects for the future, but the skeptics are slowly dying out.

    Moving Baez to 2nd, Soler to AAA, Almora to AA, Schwarber going through three levels in just a month is saying that all of these guys are right on pace for where they need to be for the majors, if not better.

    Almora will be a late 2015, 2016 man. Because of this, we have no guaranteed outfielders for next year, so I'm sure Soler starts the year out there in 2015, so I wouldn't mind him getting a September call-up, especially if they think 2015 could be a big year.
    I'd be surprised if they think 2015 will be a big year. The Cubs could potentially have one of the youngest starting lineups in the league next year and the rotation will be a mess. I think the Cubs will be huge players for David Price in FA but that's after next season.



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    I'm trying very hard to contain my soul boner for the future Cubs lineup. I'm still very optimistic though.



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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    Honest question:

    If you are a serious Cubs fan, and you happened to live equal distances from Wrigley and Principal Park, and you had a free ticket to either, which team would you go see? I'd honestly give some thought to seeing the I Cubs over the actual Cubs this year.
    I feel a need to get there before the guys are all gone.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    I'm trying very hard to contain my soul boner for the future Cubs lineup. I'm still very optimistic though.
    My step brother jumped off the bandwagon this year. Don't think that I'm just gonna let him jump back on when they get good.



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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

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    I feel a need to get there before the guys are all gone.
    CF outing for sometime in August?



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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

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    My step brother jumped off the bandwagon this year. Don't think that I'm just gonna let him jump back on when they get good.
    We've been suffering in silence for so long. We really do deserve it.



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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    I'd be surprised if they think 2015 will be a big year. The Cubs could potentially have one of the youngest starting lineups in the league next year and the rotation will be a mess. I think the Cubs will be huge players for David Price in FA but that's after next season.
    Who knows, they could be big spenders this offseason, too. Potential FA starters this winter: Scherzer, Cueto, Lester (another guy Theo knows well). Any one of those guys would give the Cubs a bonafide ace. Pair one of them with Price after next season, maybe trade a couple of our log-jammed prospects for more pitching, and you've got a young, potent, cheap lineup and a strong pitching staff.


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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    I feel a need to get there before the guys are all gone.
    My dad had tickets to their double-header last weekend so we could see Bryant, only to realize he wasn't going to be in town because he was in Minnesota. Definitely will be making a trip to Sec Taylor before the season's over now that Soler is there, too.


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    Watching the game on MLB.tv. Saw a kid walking down the aisle at Wrigley sporting I-State gear


    That's some good parenting



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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Cubs have already said multiple times they will be spending this year if they feel the player is a good fit for the Cubs.

    If I had to guess, Cubs get Lester OR Shields, and Liriano to join the rotation and go for a 3 year deal for Nick Markakis or Nelson Cruz to cover right field (whichever the Orioles don't take back.) And I know thats expensive, but Soriano's contract is off the table, we have a **** ton of money to spend, and we could still afford Price when he's a free agent.


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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    I'd be surprised if they think 2015 will be a big year. The Cubs could potentially have one of the youngest starting lineups in the league next year and the rotation will be a mess. I think the Cubs will be huge players for David Price in FA but that's after next season.
    I don't understand this. Every year people think the rotation is going to be awful and every year it's one of the best in baseball before the trade offs. Theo and Jed have been great in finding values of guys who have been hurt or not that good in previous years. They have done it every year and I expect them to do it again this offseason. Not to mention, they are actually going to spend some money. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see them go after Lester hard. The strength of this years FA class is pitching, they will go after enough to have a good rotation again.



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