MLB: ***Official 2019 Chicago Cubs Season Thread***

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  1. Cyched

    Cyched Well-Known Member

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    Didn't see anything yet, so figured I'd get the ball rolling. Season begins tomorrow!

    What are your guys' predictions this year? I think we can retake the division this year if everyone stays healthy, but the Brewers will be salty again and Goldschmidt makes the Cards more of a threat.

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  2. CloneinWDSM

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    3rd

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  3. KnappShack

    KnappShack Well-Known Member

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    2016 is a loooong time ago.

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  4. DrizzyCyclone

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    Depends on the pitching staff’s ability to stay healthy/avoid regression. I don’t see how they’ll win the division, but they’ll be a wild card
     
  5. CycloneErik

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    1st place, 103 wins
     
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  6. FerShizzle

    FerShizzle Well-Known Member

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    Was just wondering if it was time for this thread.

    2019 = the year of the Bote
     
  7. FerShizzle

    FerShizzle Well-Known Member

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    Only 1st place? You’re not a real fan.
     
  8. FerShizzle

    FerShizzle Well-Known Member

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    This isn’t the week to pull this ****!
     
  9. FerShizzle

    FerShizzle Well-Known Member

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    IF... most of the regulars play up to their potential and the team plays with a little more energy and urgency, then they could win a lot of games. This is the kind of roster that could rip off some long winning streaks and 20 win months.

    See the ball, hit the ball, catch the ball, throw the ball.
     
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  10. cyfanatic13

    cyfanatic13 Well-Known Member

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    It’ll be a heated battle with the Cards down the stretch. Brewers will regress a little bit. I’ll say Cubs win the central by 2 games and bow out in the NLCS
     
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  11. FerShizzle

    FerShizzle Well-Known Member

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    I would guess that Yelich and Cain will not both have MVP type seasons again. And their starting pitching has overachieved 2 years in a row.
     
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  12. Die4Cy

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    Yup. A lot more pressure on the Brew Crew this year to repeat. But there is pressure on the Cubs this year, as well. They are banking on players that in some cases were pretty unreliable a year ago. I think the division is going to be tight right down to the end and injuries to a key player here or there will be huge.
     
  13. CloneFan4

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    Not happy with the lack of money spent by the Ricketts this off season but excited for the season either way
     
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  14. BigJCy

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  15. ISUTex

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    2nd place. Lose Wild Card game. Maddon resigns.
     
  16. cmjh10

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    FIFY
     
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  17. BCoffClone125

    BCoffClone125 Active Member

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    I agree that I was a little disappointed that we weren't more aggressive in free agency this offseason. That being said, we still won 95 games last year with many of our key contributors having a down year and almost everyone is back. If KB and Contreras can get going again, I feel good about another year in the playoffs.

    Seems like we are still lacking the elite pitching that most of the other top NL squads have, would love to see make an addition before the trade deadline this year if a good arm is available.
     
  18. CycloneDaddy

    CycloneDaddy Well-Known Member

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    I like the Cubs chances with a healthy Bryant and Adi back to hookers and blow.
     
  19. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    That's the whole point, IMO, though, is that we didn't need to spend money. We won 95 games last year with one of the most inconsistent offenses in the league, and arguably your best starting pitcher and best bullpen pitcher shelved all season. We needed to make sure we fixed our issues, and that's what we did by getting a new hitting coach.

    Our pitching staff had the 2nd best team ERA last year, and hopefully Darvish will add to that and Morrow is back soon enough.

    The rest of the Division got better yes, but I still think the Cubs roster has the best talent. The biggest question I have is if that talent will show up or not. Hopefully we made enough tweaks to the coaching staff and that makes the difference that is needed.
     
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