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vinny
07-09-2012, 12:51 PM
http://deadspin.com/5924188/chicago-paper-cubs-not-a-total-train-wreck-like-that-actual-train-wreck-on-the-front-page

Unfortunately, you have to pay for Daily Herald access to read the actual article. But here's the link in case you want to pony up:

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120705/sports/707059680/

The takeaway: even though the team's W-L record is abysmal, they're 4-2 in off season moves! :redneck

FoulTerritory
07-09-2012, 03:08 PM
http://deadspin.com/5924188/chicago-paper-cubs-not-a-total-train-wreck-like-that-actual-train-wreck-on-the-front-page

Unfortunately, you have to pay for Daily Herald access to read the actual article.

Why on earth would anyone pay to read the Daily Herald online?

Foulke You
07-09-2012, 03:39 PM
The Sun Times ran a "what if" article a few days ago that wondered if this Cubs season "would have been different" if Rizzo was here from Day 1. I literally laughed out loud. They would have 2 or 3 more wins, tops. This is assuming that NL pitchers wouldn't have adjusted to him in time he was up.

asindc
07-09-2012, 04:15 PM
Is there such a thing as a partial train wreck?

cub killer
07-09-2012, 04:28 PM
The Sun Times ran a "what if" article a few days ago that wondered if this Cubs season "would have been different" if Rizzo was here from Day 1. I literally laughed out loud. They would have 2 or 3 more wins, tops. This is assuming that NL pitchers wouldn't have adjusted to him in time he was up.
Good point. I can't stand these excuse-making daydreamers. "What if Wrigley had mostly night games? What if Sianis was allowed his goat?" Herpaderp.

And now they're claiming the moral victory of offseason moves. Really? Really?? :rolleyes:

http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/23209751.jpg

white sox bill
07-09-2012, 05:18 PM
Is there such a thing as a partial train wreck?
Yes thats where all of the 57 cars being pulled and the locomotive all get major damage to them. But the caboose remains intact.

Kinda like the north siders

Moses_Scurry
07-09-2012, 05:37 PM
The Sun Times ran a "what if" article a few days ago that wondered if this Cubs season "would have been different" if Rizzo was here from Day 1. I literally laughed out loud. They would have 2 or 3 more wins, tops. This is assuming that NL pitchers wouldn't have adjusted to him in time he was up.

Rizzo's April would have probably been worse than LaHair's April, and I doubt the cubs would have started the season with LaHair in the outfield. Therefore their record would probably be worse.

DumpJerry
07-09-2012, 06:16 PM
What if the Cubs had hired a Manager with previous experience managing a MLB team for an entire season? That is crucial for success, according to the Cub fans I know.

Risk
07-09-2012, 06:25 PM
The Daily Herald article is certainly derp-worthy.

Risk

fram40
07-10-2012, 04:34 PM
Why on earth would anyone pay to read the Daily Herald online?

Barry Rozner? Pay for that guy? I turn him off whenever I hear him on the Score.

I sure as hell ain't paying for that

fram40
07-10-2012, 04:39 PM
What if the Cubs had hired a Manager with previous experience managing a MLB team for an entire season? That is crucial for success, according to the Cub fans I know.


What if the '69 Cubs had five HOF players? Instead of only 4? (and a HOF manager)

Would it have made the (alleged) collapse any more dramatic? Would the Amazins have been even more amazing?

tstrike2000
07-10-2012, 05:34 PM
To think that Rizzo would've made that big of a difference from day 1 is laughable. Playing Rizzo would've been better than having to play garbage like Ian Stewart, but yes, the team is a train wreck. They've been on a "hot" streak which did nothing more than move them a half game out of last place in front of Houston.

palehozenychicty
07-11-2012, 10:26 AM
Oh, those Cubbies. Golly, gee whiz!