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Old 08-23-2019, 04:58 PM
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Morrow out for the year so he won’t pitch at all this season.

Cubs will end up paying him $21 million over the last 2 seasons for 30 innings of work.
That’s just the cost of doing business.
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:34 PM
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With the Nats sweep the Cubs are 69-61, three behind STL in the loss column and a couple games ahead of the pack for the WC2. I think winning the division will be tough. But anything can happen I guess.

Speaking of which, after a good week the Sox are 60-70, nine games worse. If we end up with, say, 10 fewer wins than them, after they won 95 last year and we lost 100, I am going to regret not making some friendly pre-season bets.
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:50 AM
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With the Nats sweep the Cubs are 69-61, three behind STL in the loss column and a couple games ahead of the pack for the WC2. I think winning the division will be tough. But anything can happen I guess.

Speaking of which, after a good week the Sox are 60-70, nine games worse. If we end up with, say, 10 fewer wins than them, after they won 95 last year and we lost 100, I am going to regret not making some friendly pre-season bets.
Let's not write them off for the division just yet. I enjoy that many of my Cubs fan friends are just disgusted with this team right now.

My one Cub friend totally echos this sentiment:

https://www.mlb.com/cubs/news/cubs-s...-wrigley-field

"They just cannot do the little things."
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:45 AM
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Swept by the Nats at home and now have to go to New York and face Stroman, Thor, and deGrom.
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Old 08-26-2019, 11:14 AM
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Let's not write them off for the division just yet. I enjoy that many of my Cubs fan friends are just disgusted with this team right now.

My one Cub friend totally echos this sentiment:

https://www.mlb.com/cubs/news/cubs-s...-wrigley-field

"They just cannot do the little things."
Yeah, the NL Central has been a back-and-forth affair this entire season between the Cubs, Cardinals and Brewers. Whenever it's seemed like one team would pull away, another would take the lead back, and the cycle had repeated itself. The Cubs might still win this division by five games.
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:21 PM
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Let's not write them off for the division just yet.
I didn't. I said that I thought it would be tough but that anything can happen. People who disagree with any part of that are certainly entitled to their opinion.
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Old 09-05-2019, 05:20 PM
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Kimbrel back on the IL (not sure why they put guys on the IL in September, but what do I know?)
https://670thescore.radio.com/cubs-p...qoyhN_YUcklMSA

Good thing the Cub fans have the Bears to cheer on.
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Old 09-07-2019, 04:34 AM
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"'He got a changeup. He genuflected and hit it out, back wall in right-central field at Miller Lite Field,' Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. 'The ball just, really, there's zero gravity in this ballpark. It's incredible. But, I'm not denigrating Yelich. He's a really good hitter. It was a great at-bat. But, I cannot believe how the ball carries here.'"

https://www.mlb.com/news/christian-y...s-to-beat-cubs

Zobrist and Schwarber one and two in the lineup? Really?

The ball would carry for your team too if they're lucky enough to put a bat on the ball.
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Old 09-07-2019, 05:22 PM
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Baez thumb fracture. That's a shame.
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Old 09-07-2019, 10:59 PM
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Good "D" in left. Thanks for the win Kyle
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Old 09-07-2019, 11:39 PM
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Good "D" in left. Thanks for the win Kyle
No reason for him to be out there in the first place. Not complaining though.
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Old 09-08-2019, 01:42 AM
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Good "D" in left. Thanks for the win Kyle
Who gets that ball? Nobody, my eyes tell me. Can't blame the LF.
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:07 AM
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It's the Christian Yelich show. Keep it coming.

https://www.mlb.com/news/christian-y...ches-30-steals

In defense of Schwarber the ball was slicing away from him. Anyone that ever played the outfield in baseball knows that's a very difficult ball to handle.

I doubt our LFer could do better. (Especially since Shwarber is a very good athlete.)

Given the money spent on generational talent to date, who much do you pay Bellinger or Yelich or Trout?
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:47 AM
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Who gets that ball? Nobody, my eyes tell me. Can't blame the LF.
Exactly. Which is why you play it off the wall and hold the runner.
Although I agree with a previous poster that our LF would have done the exact same thing.
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:51 AM
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"'He got a changeup. He genuflected and hit it out, back wall in right-central field at Miller Lite Field,' Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. 'The ball just, really, there's zero gravity in this ballpark. It's incredible. But, I'm not denigrating Yelich. He's a really good hitter. It was a great at-bat. But, I cannot believe how the ball carries here.'"

https://www.mlb.com/news/christian-y...s-to-beat-cubs

Zobrist and Schwarber one and two in the lineup? Really?

The ball would carry for your team too if they're lucky enough to put a bat on the ball.
Watching the Cubs this year - at least offensively- reminds of the pre-2005 White Sox teams. Essentially softball teams - swinging for the fences, capable of putting up 12 or 13 runs. Sandwiches between several gams of 1 or 2 runs.

It took balls to make a trade like Carlos Lee for a an OF with no power who stole bases. Will be interesting to see if the Cubs attempt a similar shake up.
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