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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:17 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:Morrow and Darvish both playing catch in KC right now per twitter


that's actually just clayton kershaw throwing to one of those nets that bounce the ball back at you
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Postby TMan92 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:32 pm

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Best comment by Bako was I asked him if Hendricks reminded him of Maddox (because he was his personal catcher in Atlanta). Response was “Doggy could throw in the 90s if he wanted to.”
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Postby ConstableRabbit » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:42 pm

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Cubswin11 wrote:Morrow and Darvish both playing catch in KC right now per twitter


that's actually just clayton kershaw throwing to one of those nets that bounce the ball back at you

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Brian » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:50 pm

Of the players weekend jerseys I've seen for sale so far, nicknames are the same as last year except ...

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Albert Almora Jr.: "TICO"
Anthony Bass: "FISH"
Javier Baez: "EL MAGO"
David Bote: "BOAT"
Kris Bryant: "KB"
Victor Caratini: "VIC"
Tyler Chatwood: "CHATTY"
Jesse Chavez: "DADO"
Steve Cishek: "SPEEDPASS"
Willson Contreras: "WILLY THE BEAST"
Yu Darvish: "YU-SAN"
Brian Duensing: "DEUCE"
Carl Edwards Jr.: "STRINGBEAN SLINGER"
Cole Hamels: "HOLLYWOOD"
Justin Hancock: "HERBIE"
Ian Happ: "HAPPER"
Kyle Hendricks: "HENDO"
Jason Heyward: "J-HEY"
Brandon Kintzler: "SALT"
Tommy La Stella: "LA STELLA"
Jon Lester: "LEFTHANDER"
Brandon Morrow: "B MO"
Mike Montgomery: "MONTY"
Jose Quintana: "LELO"
Anthony Rizzo: "TONY"
Randy Rosario: "PELO FINO"
Addison Russell: "ADDY"
Kyle Schwarber: "SCHWARBS"
Drew Smyly: "SMILES"
Pedro Strop: "STROPY"
Justin Wilson: "J WILLY"
Ben Zobrist: "ZORILLA"
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby PackLandVA » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:50 am

Brian wrote:Of the players weekend jerseys I've seen for sale so far, nicknames are the same as last year except ...

EDIT: Tommy the only fun hater this year

Albert Almora Jr.: "TICO"
Anthony Bass: "FISH"
Javier Baez: "EL MAGO"
David Bote: "BOAT"
Kris Bryant: "KB"
Victor Caratini: "VIC"
Tyler Chatwood: "CHATTY" "WALKY"
Jesse Chavez: "DADO"
Steve Cishek: "SPEEDPASS"
Willson Contreras: "WILLY THE BEAST"
Yu Darvish: "YU-SAN"
Brian Duensing: "DEUCE" "DfaEUCE"
Carl Edwards Jr.: "STRINGBEAN SLINGER"
Cole Hamels: "HOLLYWOOD"
Justin Hancock: "HERBIE"
Ian Happ: "HAPPER"
Kyle Hendricks: "HENDO"
Jason Heyward: "J-HEY"
Brandon Kintzler: "SALT"
Tommy La Stella: "LA STELLA" "LA FOCA"
Jon Lester: "LEFTHANDER"
Brandon Morrow: "B MO"
Mike Montgomery: "MONTY"
Jose Quintana: "LELO"
Anthony Rizzo: "TONY"
Randy Rosario: "PELO FINO"
Addison Russell: "ADDY"
Kyle Schwarber: "SCHWARBS"
Drew Smyly: "SMILES"
Pedro Strop: "STROPY"
Justin Wilson: "J WILLY"
Ben Zobrist: "ZORILLA"
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby stitchface » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:10 am

PackLandVA wrote:
Brian wrote:Of the players weekend jerseys I've seen for sale so far, nicknames are the same as last year except ...

EDIT: Tommy the only fun hater this year

Albert Almora Jr.: "TICO"
Anthony Bass: "FISH"
Javier Baez: "EL MAGO"
David Bote: "BOAT"
Kris Bryant: "KB"
Victor Caratini: "VIC"
Tyler Chatwood: "CHATTY" "WALKY"
Jesse Chavez: "DADO"
Steve Cishek: "SPEEDPASS"
Willson Contreras: "WILLY THE BEAST"
Yu Darvish: "YU-SAN"
Brian Duensing: "DEUCE" "DfaEUCE"
Carl Edwards Jr.: "STRINGBEAN SLINGER"
Cole Hamels: "HOLLYWOOD"
Justin Hancock: "HERBIE"
Ian Happ: "HAPPER"
Kyle Hendricks: "HENDO"
Jason Heyward: "J-HEY"
Brandon Kintzler: "SALT"
Tommy La Stella: "LA STELLA" "LA FOCA"
Jon Lester: "LEFTHANDER"
Brandon Morrow: "B MO"
Mike Montgomery: "MONTY"
Jose Quintana: "LELO"
Anthony Rizzo: "TONY"
Randy Rosario: "PELO FINO"
Addison Russell: "ADDY"
Kyle Schwarber: "SCHWARBS"
Drew Smyly: "SMILES"
Pedro Strop: "STROPY"
Justin Wilson: "J WILLY"
Ben Zobrist: "ZORILLA"


Mostly pretty boring - Pelo Fino is my favorite other than of course El Mago (and Herbie made me laugh)
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:21 am

BOAT = GOTE
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby 17 Seconds » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:26 am

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:BOAT = GOTE


it's spelled goatse, look it up
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:30 am

17 Seconds wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:BOAT = GOTE


it's spelled goatse, look it up

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Stu » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:37 am

stitchface wrote:
PackLandVA wrote:
Brian wrote:Of the players weekend jerseys I've seen for sale so far, nicknames are the same as last year except ...

EDIT: Tommy the only fun hater this year

Albert Almora Jr.: "TICO"
Anthony Bass: "FISH"
Javier Baez: "EL MAGO"
David Bote: "BOAT"
Kris Bryant: "KB"
Victor Caratini: "VIC"
Tyler Chatwood: "CHATTY" "WALKY"
Jesse Chavez: "DADO"
Steve Cishek: "SPEEDPASS"
Willson Contreras: "WILLY THE BEAST"
Yu Darvish: "YU-SAN"
Brian Duensing: "DEUCE" "DfaEUCE"
Carl Edwards Jr.: "STRINGBEAN SLINGER"
Cole Hamels: "HOLLYWOOD"
Justin Hancock: "HERBIE"
Ian Happ: "HAPPER"
Kyle Hendricks: "HENDO"
Jason Heyward: "J-HEY"
Brandon Kintzler: "SALT"
Tommy La Stella: "LA STELLA" "LA FOCA"
Jon Lester: "LEFTHANDER"
Brandon Morrow: "B MO"
Mike Montgomery: "MONTY"
Jose Quintana: "LELO"
Anthony Rizzo: "TONY"
Randy Rosario: "PELO FINO"
Addison Russell: "ADDY"
Kyle Schwarber: "SCHWARBS"
Drew Smyly: "SMILES"
Pedro Strop: "STROPY"
Justin Wilson: "J WILLY"
Ben Zobrist: "ZORILLA"


Mostly pretty boring - Pelo Fino is my favorite other than of course El Mago (and Herbie made me laugh)



Pelo Fino is great, he kinda has that Billy Dee Williams thing going on with his hair. And agree on Hancock, hilarious. Hendricks should be "Carl" -- isn't that what the team calls him?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

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Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:29 pm

Is Tommy looking like a seal catching on out there or do a lot more northsidebaseballers use twitter than I previously thought?

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Postby UMFan83 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:47 pm



I love how Carrie says “if” because we’re so dong challenged that it’s a possibility they don’t hit a HR at Wrigley with him in the pen the rest of the year
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby bauermj » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:22 am



This move surprised me. I would have thought Bass was a part of the September discussion, perhaps though not likely 25th man on postseason roster. You wouldn't do this, then add him right back to the 40 man would you? I guess him clearing maybe gives an indication he wouldn't get rule 5 claimed if that comes into play with Bass being a possible 2019 option.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammys Boombox » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:33 am

According to Fangraphs the Cubs are at 86.6% chance to win the division. 97.4% to make the postseason. The Dodgers are the next closest team in the NL at 81.9% to make the postseason. Not bad considering the Rizzo slump, the Bryant injury and the starting rotation being trash.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby bauermj » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:22 pm

bauermj wrote:This move surprised me. I would have thought Bass was a part of the September discussion, perhaps though not likely 25th man on postseason roster. You wouldn't do this, then add him right back to the 40 man would you? I guess him clearing maybe gives an indication he wouldn't get rule 5 claimed if that comes into play with Bass being a possible 2019 option.


As a follow up to the Anthony Bass decision, it seems CubsProspects had a noteworthy take on it. Very likely end of the road between Mr. Bass & the Cubs:





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Postby Tim » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:46 pm

Am I the only one who would prefer innings from Bass to Kintzler?
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:12 pm

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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:15 pm

hey ian, what's the difference between a chickpea and garbanzo bean?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby PackLandVA » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:26 am

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Postby Regular Show » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:31 am

bauermj wrote:
bauermj wrote:This move surprised me. I would have thought Bass was a part of the September discussion, perhaps though not likely 25th man on postseason roster. You wouldn't do this, then add him right back to the 40 man would you? I guess him clearing maybe gives an indication he wouldn't get rule 5 claimed if that comes into play with Bass being a possible 2019 option.


As a follow up to the Anthony Bass decision, it seems CubsProspects had a noteworthy take on it. Very likely end of the road between Mr. Bass & the Cubs:







Thanks for posting that. I'm also very confused by this decision. I was a big fan of Bass and thought he was very solid in his time up here. I don't know why they took him off the 40-man roster and exposed him. We could certainly use him in September if healthy. I don't understand the rationale behind this move at all.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:46 am

Regular Show wrote:
bauermj wrote:
bauermj wrote:This move surprised me. I would have thought Bass was a part of the September discussion, perhaps though not likely 25th man on postseason roster. You wouldn't do this, then add him right back to the 40 man would you? I guess him clearing maybe gives an indication he wouldn't get rule 5 claimed if that comes into play with Bass being a possible 2019 option.


As a follow up to the Anthony Bass decision, it seems CubsProspects had a noteworthy take on it. Very likely end of the road between Mr. Bass & the Cubs:







Thanks for posting that. I'm also very confused by this decision. I was a big fan of Bass and thought he was very solid in his time up here. I don't know why they took him off the 40-man roster and exposed him. We could certainly use him in September if healthy. I don't understand the rationale behind this move at all.

He’s a 30 year old RP who was good for ~10 innings then got hand foot and mouth disease and then another injury. We’re going to need to make 40-man moves for Yu and Smyly in the next 2-3 weeks and maybe also add a guy through waivers. It made sense to “risk” it to clear a 40-man spot. Also if nobody else claimed him, what does that tell us about him?


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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby PackLandVA » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:23 pm

Can anyone explain where Jim Hickey falls with the underwhelming performance of the Cubs pitching staff this season? Has he made anyone better??

I get that Lester is getting up there in age, so he's bound to eventually lose effectiveness. And I get that Darvish is injured. But what about everyone else. The only pitcher that seems to have made strides from last year is Wilson. Monty has been good, but really similar to how he pitched last year...just starting more.

Q - inconsistent.
Hendricks - inconsistent.
Chatsuck - DISASTER

Most of the relievers have been decent to good with some occasional hiccups. But they've all been pretty good in the past before Hickey. If Chili is to blame (rightfully) for the Cubs diminished power, than Hickey certainly has to take a fair share of blame for the pitching woes.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Brian » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:31 pm

time to initiate the 2018 Red Sox post Chili bump and fire him now.
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