MLB: ***Official 2017 Chicago Cubs Spring Training Thread***

Discussion in 'Pro Sports' started by Bret44, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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    Man this kid has been raking this Spring:

     
  2. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

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    Finally, a decent hitting prospect.
     
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  3. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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    Video of it:

     
  4. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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  5. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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  6. tman24

    tman24 Well-Known Member

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    With Molina and Baez there arent going to be many that steal a base against them.
     
  7. Bret44

    Bret44 Well-Known Member

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  8. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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    I know it's just a World Baseball Classic outing but Hector Rondon getting torched. He hasn't been "right" for awhile now. He also looks like he is overweight too.
     
  9. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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    A nice Spring Schwarbomb to enjoy:

     
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  10. Bret44

    Bret44 Well-Known Member

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    How good has Javy been in the WBC? I am so excited about how he and Addy will be in the middle this year. They will be better talented this year, just hope the balls can fall and they can do it again!
     
  11. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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    Getting closer to the real deal:

     
  12. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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    Hhhmmm...not starting Hendricks to the 5th game:





     
  13. CYdTracked

    CYdTracked Well-Known Member

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    I'm not concerned with the order of the rotation to start the season because it will change throughout the year. Plus you could "spin" it saying you are skipping Hendricks turn in the rotation going with a 4 man rotation the first time through then starting over with Hendricks. Just a creative thought there... The rotation has been pretty healthy the last couple years so they are due for an injury and considering Anderson's injury history and Lackey being 38 years old Montgomery or someone that will start in AAA will likely spend a few turns through the rotation at some point this year. I can even see Montgomery making some spot starts either to skip Anderson once in the rotation or to go with a 6 man rotation when they have a long stretch of games without a day off.

    I also would not rule out a trade for a starter at some point this year with Arietta and Lackey's upcoming free agency. Happ could possibly be used if a top notch young and controllable arm comes available and Calendario is pretty much MLB ready right now and blocked by Bryant at 3B so the Cubs have some valuable trade chips to add to this roster both for the short term and long term if needed.
     
  14. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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    1 week to the real deal starts:

     
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  15. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    Aka one week until the off season beard comes off.
     
  16. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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  17. CloneinWDSM

    CloneinWDSM Well-Known Member

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    Welp just finished Reign Men on CSN


    I'm ready for Opening Night Sunday.
     
  18. jburke

    jburke Well-Known Member

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    Just saw the Cubs released Kawaskai...... What is the next move, trade Szcur for young reliever, and upgrade Happ???
     
  19. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    I don't see how Happ plays much for us in the next few years. I got to imagine his trade value right now is pretty high though.
     
  20. jburke

    jburke Well-Known Member

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    How do you see that? If he continues down the improvements strides he is currently I see a better option of trading La Stella or Szcur.... He is OF utility and 2B ans a switch hitter to boot.....
     

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