MLB: ***Official 2022 Chicago Cubs Season Thread***

ISUCubswin

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The tone the MLB has set is that the first team to hit a batter can continue hitting batters all they want. The second team can not retaliate.
 

VeloClone

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The tone the MLB has set is that the first team to hit a batter can continue hitting batters all they want. The second team can not retaliate.
It sucks, but you need to be smarter about it. When he threw behind the guy he should have gone outside a couple of pitches before throwing at his hip again. It was pretty obvious he was pitching at him.

That being said, the Brewers have had no qualms about hitting batters who crowd the plate and even batters who don't crowd the plate but have the audacity to take a position in the box where they can cover the whole plate. Many of the beans have been unintentional but some of them have been: "I'm going inside to brush him back and if he can't get out of the way of my heater fast enough, oh well."
 

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Well I see Hendricks got lit up a bit today. Wisdom 0-3 so far with the lone positive being no K's but makes him now 1 for 16 with a walk and 7 K's to start the season. I know it's real early but I was worried coming in about if Wisdom could come close to replicating what he did last season and there aren't really any better 3B option on the roster at the moment so if he is still hitting poorly a month into the season what is the plan?

Not really worried about production from any other position at the moment because they have some options or guys close to ready in the minors they can give a shot to but 3B is not one of those positions they have any better internal options with.
 

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Third base was my biggest “so wtf are we doing here” this off-season.

My guess is Wisdom came into the year with a shot knowing Happ and Hoerner could move there in emergency situations, along with Villar, given we have enough guys that can handle outfield.

When things inevitably go south, Strumpf, Garcia, and Machado can be called up from the minors and probably do the same things Wisdom is doing.
 

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Third base was my biggest “so wtf are we doing here” this off-season.

My guess is Wisdom came into the year with a shot knowing Happ and Hoerner could move there in emergency situations, along with Villar, given we have enough guys that can handle outfield.

When things inevitably go south, Strumpf, Garcia, and Machado can be called up from the minors and probably do the same things Wisdom is doing.
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Rabbuk

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Third base was my biggest “so wtf are we doing here” this off-season.

My guess is Wisdom came into the year with a shot knowing Happ and Hoerner could move there in emergency situations, along with Villar, given we have enough guys that can handle outfield.

When things inevitably go south, Strumpf, Garcia, and Machado can be called up from the minors and probably do the same things Wisdom is doing.
They dont care about the on field product. They care about all the commercial ******** they own in wrigleyville.
 

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Tough one tonight, left 18 runners on base. This team likely won't make the playoffs but I do appreciate that the offense appears to be a little more consistent this year and not totally dependent on the homer through a week of games.