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Old 02-19-2019, 09:39 AM
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FiveThirtyEight takes a look at the Cubs' decline since 2016 and how the Brewers and possibly Cardinals are passing them by.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...-be-a-dynasty/
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:06 AM
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This will be a great race to watch.
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:51 AM
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If Trevor Bauer didn’t suck, we would be talking about “Year 110 and counting.” What a ****sack he is, and honestly, that entire organization with him.
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:13 AM
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https://theathletic.com/837222/2019/...eds-to-change/

Bryant being pretty open with his thoughts on service time manipulation. Should be a fun negotiation for the Cubs in a few years.
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Old 02-26-2019, 12:20 PM
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I'm certainly not a Cub fan but you have to give the organization credit for pouring their OWN money into the park and area. At least Ricketts will walk the crowd and hobnob with fans. You never see our f/o doing that.
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Old 02-26-2019, 01:50 PM
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At least Ricketts will walk the crowd and hobnob with fans. You never see our f/o doing that.



The Sox owner wont even talk with the media.
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Old 02-26-2019, 04:57 PM
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The Sox owner wont even talk with the media.
How times change no?

"Eddie and I never discussed how to talk to reporters. We’ve just been ourselves. I always though Jack Kennedy was the kind of person I looked up to in that regard. He always gave the media a fair shake and understood you guys have a job to do. Without responsible people willing to divulge some accurate information, it’s hard to do it right. It was a much better approach then Nixon, who figured the media, was his enemy. Doing it Kennedy’s way just makes a lot more sense to me. After all, nobody can buy the kind of advertising Chicago teams get. What other line of work finds newspapers assigning people to follow you around and write about how the business is doing every day? At Balcor, we have to hire a public relations firm to get our names in the paper. When baseball teams get that for free, it makes sense to cooperate.” – Jerry Reinsdorf to Bob Logan. From the book ‘Miracle On 35th Street.’ Pg. 154. Published 1983.

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Old 02-26-2019, 07:00 PM
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If Trevor Bauer didn’t suck, we would be talking about “Year 110 and counting.” What a ****sack he is, and honestly, that entire organization with him.
Seriously.
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Old 02-26-2019, 07:01 PM
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If Trevor Bauer didn’t suck, we would be talking about “Year 110 and counting.” What a ****sack he is, and honestly, that entire organization with him.
Trying to win a WS with #2 and 3 starters out and almost did. Too bad the #4 was Bauer.
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:54 PM
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Big feature by the way, multiple pages, on Bauer in this week's Sports Illustrated.
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Old 02-26-2019, 09:16 PM
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Trying to win a WS with #2 and 3 starters out and almost did. Too bad the #4 was Bauer.
It just goes to show you how hard it is to win a WS title. Even after the Cubs executed their rebuild so spectacularly well and had the payroll flexibility to bring in more talent, they're still an injury-riddled Indians team away from having no title to show for the effort.

I'm not suggesting their window for another title is closed, it's not out of the question for them to win it all again this year. But that rotation looks rather shaky now and they're facing payroll restrictions.

Here's another article about what they face heading into 2019:
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/...edium=referral
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:30 PM
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It just goes to show you how hard it is to win a WS title. Even after the Cubs executed their rebuild so spectacularly well and had the payroll flexibility to bring in more talent, they're still an injury-riddled Indians team away from having no title to show for the effort.

I'm not suggesting their window for another title is closed, it's not out of the question for them to win it all again this year. But that rotation looks rather shaky now and they're facing payroll restrictions.

Here's another article about what they face heading into 2019:
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/...edium=referral
I recently saw a story (non-Chicago based) that said they could have the best starting rotation in the National League.
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Old 03-07-2019, 08:01 AM
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I was listening to 670 yesterday and they had Maddon and Theo on at different times yesterday and I don't think I've ever heard a manager and FO that are on completely different pages than those two are. It wouldn't surprise if me at all if Maddon is gone if they get off to a slow start.

Someone pointed out this morning that his staff now appears to be guys that Theo looks for in a potential manager.
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Old 03-19-2019, 05:29 PM
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Darvish had to leave today’s game with a blister on his finger. That contract might end up worse than the Heyward deal.
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:28 PM
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Darvish had to leave today’s game with a blister on his finger. That contract might end up worse than the Heyward deal.
Blisters usually aren't that big of a deal unless they keep coming back. If so, he may have to stop using a particular pitch that's causing it.
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