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2016 Cubs Convention Info

Postby davell » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:48 pm

http://www.bleachernation.com/2016/01/0 ... -sandberg/

Sandberg in, still no Sammy. List of guests and activities.
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Re: 2016 Cubs Convention Info

Postby Derwood » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:54 pm

Based on my experience last year, you can just wander in off the street and attend everything (outside of autograph sessions) without paying for a convention pass

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Re: 2016 Cubs Convention Info

Postby StylesClash » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:09 am

I know getting any sort of juicy info from Theo would probably be tough, but I'm curious about his draft philosophy. All four of his Cub drafts the first round selection has been used on a positional player, with many of the next several picks being used on pitching.

Based on this track record I'm wondering if Theo and Jed view pitching as too risky to use a first round pick on (especially with all four years the first round pick being in the top ten).

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Re: 2016 Cubs Convention Info

Postby KingCubsFan » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:33 am

StylesClash wrote:I know getting any sort of juicy info from Theo would probably be tough, but I'm curious about his draft philosophy. All four of his Cub drafts the first round selection has been used on a positional player, with many of the next several picks being used on pitching.

Based on this track record I'm wondering if Theo and Jed view pitching as too risky to use a first round pick on (especially with all four years the first round pick being in the top ten).

I don't think you need any sort of information to know that's how they feel. They've both said many times that they prefer drafting pitching in bulk, and that college position players tend to have a better hit rate in the first round compared to others.

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Re: 2016 Cubs Convention Info

Postby David » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:43 am

StylesClash wrote:I know getting any sort of juicy info from Theo would probably be tough, but I'm curious about his draft philosophy. All four of his Cub drafts the first round selection has been used on a positional player, with many of the next several picks being used on pitching.

Based on this track record I'm wondering if Theo and Jed view pitching as too risky to use a first round pick on (especially with all four years the first round pick being in the top ten).


You're wondering that? Like King said, they've explicitly said it several times. And it's been talked about here lots. Like some element of the "[expletive] pitching" philosophy is brought up in some way in probably half the baseball related posts.
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Re: 2016 Cubs Convention Info

Postby David » Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:10 am

Think this is kinda the official debut of WSCR as the Cubs station

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Re: 2016 Cubs Convention Info

Postby SouthSideRyan » Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:20 am

Pat Hughes or Tom Poston?
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Postby David » Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:23 am

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Re: 2016 Cubs Convention Info

Postby David » Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:36 am



Is it me or is it weird that he's in Florida right now? Haven't most of the top prospects usually gone to this thing? I don't think Almora is there either.

Guess they're shifting away from all the farm system stuff they've done the past few years.

http://chicagocubsonline.com/archives/2 ... endees.php
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Re: 2016 Cubs Convention Info

Postby Derwood » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:23 am

Last year it was just a few guys who were on the verge of coming up (Bryant, Schwarber, CJ, etc. )

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Postby David » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:30 am

Derwood wrote:Last year it was just a few guys who were on the verge of coming up (Bryant, Schwarber, CJ, etc. )


Schwarber wasn't really seen that way at this time last year.
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Re: 2016 Cubs Convention Info

Postby Derwood » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:32 am

David wrote:
Derwood wrote:Last year it was just a few guys who were on the verge of coming up (Bryant, Schwarber, CJ, etc. )


Schwarber wasn't really seen that way at this time last year.


True, but I think he was considered a lock for the majors. He certainly acted like he didn't think he belonged up there

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Re: 2016 Cubs Convention Info

Postby David » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:35 am

Derwood wrote:
David wrote:
Derwood wrote:Last year it was just a few guys who were on the verge of coming up (Bryant, Schwarber, CJ, etc. )


Schwarber wasn't really seen that way at this time last year.


True, but I think he was considered a lock for the majors. He certainly acted like he didn't think he belonged up there


Even that's a stretch. Especially since they were still committed to him as a catcher. He hadn't played any higher than high A at that point.

It was really pretty outrageous that he got up as soon as he did. One of the most shocking developments of last season.
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Re: 2016 Cubs Convention Info

Postby Derwood » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:47 am

Can't argue with that

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Re: 2016 Cubs Convention Info

Postby Bull » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:39 pm

Derwood wrote:Based on my experience last year, you can just wander in off the street and attend everything (outside of autograph sessions) without paying for a convention pass

I'm kind of counting on this.

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Re: 2016 Cubs Convention Info

Postby Derwood » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:09 pm

Bull wrote:
Derwood wrote:Based on my experience last year, you can just wander in off the street and attend everything (outside of autograph sessions) without paying for a convention pass

I'm kind of counting on this.


There was absolutely no gate or line queue to get into the hotel. They don't have the entire hotel booked just for the convention, so they can't prohibit guests from getting in. My friend and I had passes, but a second friend joined us without one, and he did everything with us

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Re: 2016 Cubs Convention Info

Postby David » Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:39 pm

Crane Kenney on with Boers and Bernstein :shock:
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Re: 2016 Cubs Convention Info

Postby Banedon » Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:51 pm

David wrote:Crane Kenney on with Boers and Bernstein :shock:


I bet everyone is on "make nice" behavior.

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Re: 2016 Cubs Convention Info

Postby SouthSideRyan » Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:56 pm

I hope he wore his jersey.
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Re: 2016 Cubs Convention Info

Postby David » Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:10 pm

Full uniform, IIRC.
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Re: 2016 Cubs Convention Info

Postby David » Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:01 pm

im way too hyped to watch this opening ceremony

https://twitter.com/CSNChicago/status/6 ... 6361480192

they're streaming it too
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Re: 2016 Cubs Convention Info

Postby Gilby » Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:18 pm

Get off the stage Ted. I want to see Heyward.

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Re: 2016 Cubs Convention Info

Postby David » Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:23 pm

lol did coomer get booed
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Re: 2016 Cubs Convention Info

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:31 pm

*Sob* Castro would have loved to get one of those cartoon faces most of all!

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