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    The Cubs are in Second place!

    It's about time. They're starting to come around.



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    Thumbs down Re: The Cubs are in Second place!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    It's about time. They're starting to come around.
    Worthless thread. They are below .500 and if Cinci and/or Pittsburgh win tonight they will be back in 3rd/4th place.



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    Re: The Cubs are in Second place!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    It's about time. They're starting to come around.
    I couldn't be happier...after getting down 4-0 in the top of the first, i thought we were back to our old ways, but they really are playing well right now...



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    Re: The Cubs are in Second place!

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    Worthless thread. They are below .500 and if Cinci and/or Pittsburgh win tonight they will be back in 3rd/4th place.
    Maybe you're worthless

    And by the way we are ONLY 1 game away from .500

    CUBS WIN CUBS WIN!!!!



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    Re: The Cubs are in Second place!

    They're not there yet, and won't be for a while....

    But they are playing REALLY, REALLY well, and that's what has me excited.



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    Re: The Cubs are in Second place!

    This is the Cubs team that we all thought would start the season. If the pitching struggles then we have the fire power of the offense to keep us in games. The excitement is growing in Chicago! Now lets just hope the Bulls can pull off the upset of the Pistons!



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    Re: The Cubs are in Second place!

    Quote Originally Posted by ZJohnson View Post
    This is the Cubs team that we all thought would start the season. If the pitching struggles then we have the fire power of the offense to keep us in games. The excitement is growing in Chicago! Now lets just hope the Bulls can pull off the upset of the Pistons!
    Now that the Mavs are out I'll be pulling for the Bulls bigtime. Best off luck to ChiTown



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    Re: The Cubs are in Second place!

    Cubs are on a winning streak right now, anything is possible!


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    Re: The Cubs are in Second place!

    Quote Originally Posted by thakeepa14 View Post
    They're not there yet, and won't be for a while....

    But they are playing REALLY, REALLY well, and that's what has me excited.
    Exactly. Last year's team would have folded up the tent and gone home after Zambrano's less than stellar first inning. They came back from a 4-0 deficit and much of it with two outs. Still awhile to go, but good news.



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    Re: The Cubs are in Second place!

    For all those that made fun of the Jason Marquis signing, he's looking like a steal so far. 5-1 with a 1.70 ERA. It's too bad Zambrano is off to a slow start, look at the rest of the rotation:

    Zambrano: 3-2 5.80 ERA 29K
    Lilly: 2-2 2.78 ERA 42K
    Hill: 4-1 1.73 ERA 33K
    Marquis 5-1 1.70 ERA 24K
    Guzman (only 1 start though) 0-0 2.19 ERA 11 K's in 12.1 innings.

    The Brewers are playing like the team to beat in the central right now but the Cubs keep playing they way they are right now and they should make it a good race.



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    Re: The Cubs are in Second place!

    I hope this is Rich Hill's year. He's a great guy that has been waiting for his permanent stay in the show.



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    Re: The Cubs are in Second place!

    Marquis had another strong start last night, complete game 3 hit shut out. IIRC, the Pirates didn't get their first hit until the 6th.



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    Re: The Cubs are in Second place!

    As much as I did not like retaining Rothschild, he does get credit for turning Hill around last season after he had that rough first stint in Chicago. I think he sent him back to Iowa and told him to read some book that was supposed to help Hill with the mental aspect of pitching and ever since then he's been lights out. Kid has a nasty curve ball. He's also turned Marquis around too. Apparently Larry found a flaw in his mechanics last season and they worked on it in the offseason after they signed him and well so far whatever it was it's definately working. I read something the other week that even Jason will not say what it is they fixed because they don't want to give hitters any advantage on why his delivery is different than it was last year.

    This team definately has a new swagger under Lou. No more excuses, they went out and got some pitching so they don't have to rely on Wood and Prior and we don't hear anymore of this "well it was a tough loss but that's why we play 162 games" crap that Baker said all the time. If the Cubs lost and played bad Lou calls them out on it and says it's unacceptable and he'll play someone that is playing better if they don't turn it around. Theriot is the perfect example. He's playing just as well as anyone on the team and he was supposed to be the utility guy but now he's starting at SS and if they give DeRosa a day off or play him in RF they move Theriot to 2B to keep him in the lineup.



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    Re: The Cubs are in Second place!

    Quote Originally Posted by ZJohnson View Post
    This is the Cubs team that we all thought would start the season. If the pitching struggles then we have the fire power of the offense to keep us in games. The excitement is growing in Chicago! Now lets just hope the Bulls can pull off the upset of the Pistons!
    They have to stop being beaten by 20 first ... I'm cheering for the Bulls but the Pistons DOMINATED them the first two games.



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    Re: The Cubs are in Second place!

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    The Brewers are playing like the team to beat in the central right now but the Cubs keep playing they way they are right now and they should make it a good race.
    The Cubs have a lot of weapons and Pinella is a good coach. It is interesting that the Brew Crew and Cubbies have similar schedules for the rest of the month:
    The Brewers schedule: @ the Mets; @ the Phils (a Jekyll & Hyde team); Minnesota; @Dodgers; @ SD and then Atlanta + 1 game vs Florida. If they can go 6-6 in their match-ups with LA, NY, Atl & SD and win the Phils series 3-1 and the Twins series I'll consider May to be successful - anything more than that is just icing on the cake.
    The Cubbies schedule: @Phila; @Mets; White Sox; @SD; @LAD & Florida. Could be an extremely telling month for determining who's "in it to win it."


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