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by Duke Silver
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Chris Bosio Fired
Replies: 65
Views: 1253

Re: Bob Nightengale: Chris Bosio Fired

I'm honestly not sure how much affect hitting and pitching coaches have. I think having good organizational approaches is important. And it's obviously better to have a pitching coach who is more knowledgeable. But all of that work is done behind the scenes, so it's hard for us to know exactly how ...
by Duke Silver
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Chris Bosio Fired
Replies: 65
Views: 1253

Re: Bob Nightengale: Chris Bosio Fired

Definitely a little strange. I don't like it. But I also don't know if I should care. I thought Bosio was a great pitching coach. But, then again, all of our pitchers started throwing 4 mph slower this year and we walked like 7 per 9 innings. So what the hell does he know? I'm honestly not sure how ...
by Duke Silver
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Chris Bosio Fired
Replies: 65
Views: 1253

Re: Bob Nightengale: Chris Bosio Fired

Everyone who wanted the hitting coach to take the fall:

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by Duke Silver
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3720
Views: 170640

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Those articles are going to be really funny when we win 108 games next year.
by Duke Silver
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: John Mallee
Replies: 119
Views: 1670

Re: John Mallee

I hear Dusty Baker is looking for work.
by Duke Silver
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3720
Views: 170640

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

"The Cubs cruised to an NL Central title this year and will next year, too. Last year it looked like the Cubs could cruise to the NL Central title every year, but that's not the case anymore."
by Duke Silver
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Rants
Topic: random rants
Replies: 522
Views: 24215

Re: random rants

I do some off sight contractual work for a large health insurance company and I have to go through their periodic corporate training. I don't know what it's like with other large companies, but this one is bad. Today I had to sign a release agreeing to give them blanket approval to search me and my...
by Duke Silver
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3720
Views: 170640

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-cubs-already-need-to-retool/ There are obviously enough core pieces in place to just make some minor adjustments and still come back as the favorites in the NL Central. A year ago, it looked like the Cubs could mostly just put things in cruise control and win thei...
by Duke Silver
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1970
Views: 103923

Re: The Cardinals

That's a lot of talk from a fan of a team that's finished a combined 26.5 games behind the Cubs over the last two years while losing 27 of the last 41 head-to-head games.
by Duke Silver
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals
Replies: 296
Views: 10310

Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

I hope Teddy checks in over here during a series in May and gets that notification to remind him of tonight.
by Duke Silver
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals
Replies: 296
Views: 10310

Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Teddy17 wrote:It comes down to Strasburg being the Strasburg he’s been for the past two months. If he is, it becomes very difficult for you guys to win.


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by Duke Silver
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1970
Views: 103923

Re: The Cardinals

How many years of not making the playoffs will it take before they stop acting like they are special?
by Duke Silver
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1970
Views: 103923

Re: The Cardinals

Dexter, right now:

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by Duke Silver
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux
Replies: 220
Views: 17930

Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Thread title needs to be changed. It's incredibly disrespectful to Kyle to compare him to a guy with an ERA above 3 and a losing record in the playoffs.
by Duke Silver
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals
Replies: 296
Views: 10310

Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Yeah, I'm not sure if or how much experience matters. I bet it does a little. There's a lot of pressure in the playoffs and people fail under pressure all the time at a variety of things. So it probably matters some. But one of the reasons we have so much experience is because we are freaking good. ...
by Duke Silver
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals
Replies: 296
Views: 10310

Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

I have a feeling we won't be seeing Teddy again after tonight.
by Duke Silver
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals
Replies: 296
Views: 10310

Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Won't complain about start times...the Cubs have certainly benefited in the past. The only thing thats difficult is that the games will be going on during my commute home. Luckily my company has Monday as a holiday, so no issues there. Lets sweep and not worry about Games 4 and 5. Yeah, I'm going t...
by Duke Silver
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs DFA Felix Pena
Replies: 11
Views: 694

Re: Cubs DFA Felix Pena

UMFan83 wrote:Nooooooo, who is going to mop up our blowout playoff victories now?


Knowing Joe, probably Wade Davis.
by Duke Silver
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: International shenanigans in Atlanta?
Replies: 23
Views: 702

Re: International shenanigans in Atlanta?

Just pay him under the table in order to get him to wait. What's the worst that could come of it?
by Duke Silver
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals
Replies: 296
Views: 10310

Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

Looks like we're going to have to sweep the Vaunted Nats to prove a point.
by Duke Silver
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1970
Views: 103923

Re: The Cardinals

They weren't even better than the Iowa Cubs.
by Duke Silver
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2017 HR Derby {Discussion & Transaction Thread}
Replies: 317
Views: 8455

Re: 2017 HR Derby {Discussion & Transaction Thread}

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:I won the derby we do at work, and it came with $20 so this one can horsefeathers off

but thanks for doing it southpaw


Yeah, well, I won a new car!

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by Duke Silver
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Front Page Article Discussion
Topic: Jon Lester's Cutter Is a Cut Above the Rest
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: Jon Lester's Cutter Is a Cut Above the Rest

RIPD Jon Lester's season No, I thought ahead here. Since trading Schwarber from my fantasy team fixed him, and Lester is on my team, I'll just have to trade him, too. Update: Just released him from my fantasy team 30 minutes ago. He'll be good to go for the playoffs. Update: Jon is 2-0 with a 0.82 ...
by Duke Silver
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3720
Views: 170640

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Interesting article on Lester's second half: https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-weirdest-thing-about-jon-lesters-season/ If Fangraphs knows, the Cubs know. Have to wonder what they plan to do about it. For an update on this... It's possibly article worthy, but lol at me doing that right before the...

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