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Discussion in 'Pro Sports' started by Bret44, Apr 4, 2016.
Today is the Day!
Time for Bryzzo to put the Ding back in Dinger tonight!
Is this the official thread? I thought Rulezzz was starting the official thread.
I have no clue. Is it? I just wanted to get the Season started!
It's on him for not starting it sooner. You're too late Rulezzz!!!
Too much randomness in baseball to ever feel comfortable with any predictions in the playoffs, but I have a really hard team seeing this team not winning at least 90 games. Theo and co have done a great job of not only building a high ceiling team, but one with a high floor as well.
ISUcubswin is gonna be pisssssssed
Anything short of winning the NL Central would be a disappointment
Inb4 dbag cardinal fans
AL East: Blue Jays (top seed)
AL Central: Indians
AL West: Astros
AL Wild Card: Royals over Rangers
NL Central: Cubs (top seed)
NL East: Nationals
NL West: Giants
NL Wild Card: Dodgers over Mets
Cubs over Dodgers
Giants over Nationals
Royals over Blue Jays
Astros over Indians
Cubs over Giants
Astros over Royals
Cubs over Astros
How awful would it be if the Cubs came out and just got destroyed tonight?
Not awful at all. Its a long season, so if it happened frequently, it would start becoming awful.
2012 Starting Lineup compared to what I project tonight (no entirely fair, as Cubs opening in AL park this year, but still):
1. DeJesus, RF 1. Fowler, CF
2. Barney, 2B 2. Heyward, RF
3. Castro, SS 3. Bryant, 3B
4. Soriano, LF 4. Rizzo, 1B
5. Stewart, 3B 5. Zobrist, 2B
6. Baker, 1B 6. Schwarber, DH/LF
7. Byrd, CF 7. Soler, DH/LF
8. Soto, C 8. Montero, C
9. Dempster, P 9. Russell, SS
Quite the change. Anybody see the lineup differently tonight?
EDIT: Sorry for the format. Looked a heck of a lot better when I submitted it. Oh well...you get the gist.
Sounded like La Stella may DH instead of Soler tonight from what I've read and possibility of Zobrist hitting 3rd and Bryant 5th too.
One question I have is do you think Szczur is on bought time and will be the odd man out when Baez comes off the DL? I don't know who else they would cut or send down, Szczur is out of options they'd have to send him through waivers
with all due respect to Mr Szczur, he's not really the caliber of player you worry about if he doesn't make it through waivers.
Yeah, I'm not concerned about losing Szczur. I like him, and it's nice to have him, but I'd rather have LaStella, Kawasaki (he'll be up eventually) and Ramirez (I think he'll prove to be very valuable, even if he's not quite the same pitcher we saw in 2014).
Yes and agree with Clark, Szczur is just a guy. John Andreoli is a very similar player in AAA with three option years left ready to take his spot.
Oh I agree about Szczur, he's not indispensable by any means but if he has to go through waivers he probably gets claimed and will not be back with the Cubs I bet. I think Kawasaki makes it up a some point too and how can you not love a guy that has some killer karaoke talent too!
Yeah I agree that he would be claimed too. The Cubs 40 man has just a few more spots to go until we get to the point where pulling anyone off of it will be somewhat painful. But that's how you want it to be an a huge improvement from 2012-13 when the Cubs were claiming guys left and right because almost every other team had a better 40 man than us.
For those in Central Iowa and turn on ESPN2 tonight and it potentially shows up as Blacked Out it appears that Fox (KDSM) is showing the game. At least it appears on my guide to be shown (as long as if it's correct).