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

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  1. CrossCyed

    CrossCyed Well-Known Member

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    Not trolling, but he's got a chance to be really good for a long time. He's terribad in left field and will be a DH before he hits 30, but he can hit the crap out of a baseball.
     
  2. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    Ya it's a pretty common and even mild cases take more than a month to recover.
     
  3. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    LOL, you think the way he wears his hat effects his pitching?
     
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  4. discydisc

    discydisc Well-Known Member
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    Really hoping Eloy hits one onto Waveland tomorrow.
     
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  5. Walden4Prez

    Walden4Prez Active Member

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    Strop is a setup man at best. Kimbrel can't get here quick enough, that said you have to score runs.

    I am taking the family to the Mets game on Saturday, let's hope for lots of runs and no rain.
     
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  6. NorthCyd

    NorthCyd Well-Known Member

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    Next your going to tell me Monte and Jameel frosting their tips didn't cause us to lose to UAB.
     
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  7. jereseib

    jereseib Well-Known Member

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    So does Strop's hat affect him when had a WHIP between .9 and 1.1 for six straight seasons in Chicago, or just the games that he pitches poorly?
     
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  8. CYdTracked

    CYdTracked Well-Known Member

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    A lot of the bullpen woes hopefully go away when Kimbrel is ready and if Morrow can ever get healthy that will help a ton too. Kimbrel closing and Cishek, Strop, and hopefully (probably wishful thinking at this point) a healthy and effective Morrow to cover the 7th and 8th innings the bullpen would be much more stable. And supposedly they are shopping around for a lefty specialist right now which is badly needed because Monty has not been that good this year and Collins and Ryan suck.

    Still have worries about the inconsistent offense. Hamels threw 7 solid innings and yeah Strop blew it but come on the White Sox suck and have one of the worst pitching staffs in baseball this year and all you could muster up is a solo shot by Schwarber to lead off the game? Seen this scenario play out too many times over the last few seasons where they get solid pitching and the offense can't do their job and score a few runs.
     
  9. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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    If you want to go watch Kimbrel in person. Scheduled for Friday Night in Des Moines.

     
  10. dirtyninety

    dirtyninety Well-Known Member

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    Strop reminds me of this left hander the Cubs had about 10 years ago.....looked really good some of the time....great stuff. He was traded to Yankees. Forget name. The thing about him, after about three live pitches, you could tell he was either on....or off. I think maybe it was Pinella coaching.....you just prayed this guy could put it together....but he couldn't. Strop is this way....and Maddon should know this. You know if he is on in three pitches....and if he sucks, then don't sit there and hold your palm out with wishes in it.
     
  11. dirtyninety

    dirtyninety Well-Known Member

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    Felix Heridia????? My scotch-induced memory recall is kicking in.
     
  12. dirtyninety

    dirtyninety Well-Known Member

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    I wonder what will happen first....the Cubs next World Series Win or the next Cyclone Football Conference Championship?
     
  13. CloneinWDSM

    CloneinWDSM Well-Known Member

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    I feel like I would hate being a defensive player for Lester. Just seems like he can be a real dousche like on that KB play.
     
  14. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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  15. dirtyninety

    dirtyninety Well-Known Member

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    I always try to be empathetic and considerate....I put myself in other peoples' shoes regularly. I can totally get why other fans would hate "Go, Cubs, Go". I have had mixed feelings about it since the first drunk soprano rendition I heard in 1991.
    That said....I sing it.
     
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  16. jereseib

    jereseib Well-Known Member

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    Alzolay is the real deal, I saw him pitch numerous times at Iowa. Kind of odd they would DFA Collins though considering their lack of lefty bullpen arms right now.
     
  17. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    I think it tempers it when the teammates know that the guy is also his own harshest critic. He holds himself to an extremely high standard and accepts responsibility for his own failures. I definitely would not talk to the guy in the dugout when he is pitching.
     
  18. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    Especially since he can't throw a ball to first base.
     
  19. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    So, I get to see the Cubs on TV, but I have to see Chatwood start.
    It ain't right. It ain't fair.
     
  20. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    you may see alozay tho
     
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