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Old 10-21-2017, 09:27 PM
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Bosio came in with Theo. Just a guess here that Joe need a scapegoat for his mishandling of the bullpen.
Kevin Hickey and Jim Hickey, any relationship? Both pitched in the Sox system
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:27 PM
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Kevin Hickey and Jim Hickey, any relationship? Both pitched in the Sox system
Both south siders who went to Kelly High School, they have to be brothers, but I can't find a statement to that effect.
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:41 PM
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Don't be surprised if you see the Astros or Yankees with t-shirts like that tonight.
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Its almost certainly the official shirt.

Maybe all of MLB is trolling the Cubs!


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Old 10-22-2017, 12:22 AM
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If anything, it seems like the MLB assumed the Cubs were going to win and designed shirts that would play into the idiotic #flythew hashtag.

Don't get me wrong, it's hilarious that the cubs don't get to wear them...but it seems unlikely those shirts are just a coincidence. Or trolling.
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:58 AM
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If anything, it seems like the MLB assumed the Cubs were going to win and designed shirts that would play into the idiotic #flythew hashtag.
Or they saw a slogan the Cubs used that worked well generically, and borrowed heavily from it, which is far more likely.
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Old 10-22-2017, 05:45 AM
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Or they saw a slogan the Cubs used that worked well generically, and borrowed heavily from it, which is far more likely.
Right, there is nothing wrong with this at all.
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Old 10-22-2017, 08:07 AM
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Or they saw a slogan the Cubs used that worked well generically, and borrowed heavily from it, which is far more likely.
Yeah, once the Astros shirts also used the slogan, it immediately became generic and lame. It’s a pity.
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Old 10-22-2017, 10:03 AM
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Yeah, once the Astros shirts also used the slogan, it immediately became generic and lame. It’s a pity.
Can you imagine if the Sox had won the pennant this year? WSI's collective head would have exploded...
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Old 10-22-2017, 11:56 AM
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The Cubs never really had enough pitching, particularly in the pen. Somebody should pick up their ex pitching coach though - this is the guy who dressed up Samardzija and Hammel for a key trade; and turned Arrieta into an ace if only for a while.
They should have also moved Schwarber last offseason - whatever he was or ill become as a hitter, he cannot play defense at all at any position. They knew that and it limits his value in the NL.
Now he just had a season where he Kd in 1/3 of his at bats...
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:23 PM
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Schwarber still intrigues me, he is young, he is cheap for years to come, has power from the leftside, he has a decent arm, cant play OF but he may be able to play 1st at least as well as Abreu. Its always nice to have a 3rd catcher in cases of emergency. He seems like a good guy and teammate. I think the cubs over value him so it will never happen, but Id take a flyer on him at the right price.
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:24 PM
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The Cubs never really had enough pitching, particularly in the pen. Somebody should pick up their ex pitching coach though - this is the guy who dressed up Samardzija and Hammel for a key trade; and turned Arrieta into an ace if only for a while.
They should have also moved Schwarber last offseason - whatever he was or ill become as a hitter, he cannot play defense at all at any position. They knew that and it limits his value in the NL.
Now he just had a season where he Kd in 1/3 of his at bats...
He’s better than Matt Davidson.
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:55 PM
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He’s better than Matt Davidson.
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Schwarber still intrigues me, he is young, he is cheap for years to come, has power from the leftside, he has a decent arm, cant play OF but he may be able to play 1st at least as well as Abreu. Its always nice to have a 3rd catcher in cases of emergency. He seems like a good guy and teammate. I think the cubs over value him so it will never happen, but Id take a flyer on him at the right price.
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The Cubs never really had enough pitching, particularly in the pen. Somebody should pick up their ex pitching coach though - this is the guy who dressed up Samardzija and Hammel for a key trade; and turned Arrieta into an ace if only for a while.
They should have also moved Schwarber last offseason - whatever he was or ill become as a hitter, he cannot play defense at all at any position. They knew that and it limits his value in the NL.
Now he just had a season where he Kd in 1/3 of his at bats...
2017 OPS
Schwarber: .782
Davidson: .711
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Old 10-22-2017, 01:16 PM
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He’s better than Matt Davidson.
From “star” to “better than Matt Davidson,” in just one season....
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Old 10-22-2017, 01:45 PM
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From “star” to “better than Matt Davidson,” in just one season....
.071 better than Davidson in 2017 OPS. I don't claim to be an expert on OPS so maybe someone else can explain how much better .071 is. I'd say, yes Schwarber was better but barely.
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Old 10-22-2017, 02:21 PM
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.071 better than Davidson in 2017 OPS. I don't claim to be an expert on OPS so maybe someone else can explain how much better .071 is. I'd say, yes Schwarber was better but barely.
It’s a significant difference, fueled almost entirely by Schwarber drawing a substantial number of walks and Davidson drawing barely any walks. Davidson walked twice as often in the minors as he did last year, and he is going to need to get that part of his game back on track if he is going to survive in the majors.
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