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The Cubs stink

Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:00 am

sticky this plz
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Re: The Cubs stink

Postby PackLandVA » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:04 am

I think a few blasts of Fabreeze, the kind with Contreras scent, will help the putrid smell.
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Postby BigSlick » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:19 am

The Cubs Stinks*
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"The only good sabermetrician is a dead one." --Andrew Jackson, 1776.

I have to admit its getting better...it can't get no worse - The Beatles (On the Cubs)

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Re: The Cubs stink

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:19 am

Meh

Just gotta avoid the Wade LeBlancs and Max Frieds of the league
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Postby The_Achiever » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:47 am

Playing too much slappydick in the dugout and on Twitter. Maddon needs to get their heads in the game!
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:01 am

they will finish under 500 and in 4th place
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Postby Bull » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:20 pm

This needs to be a front page article.
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Postby CubinNY » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:22 pm

The Cobs stinks
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Postby David » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:26 pm

Bull wrote:This needs to be a front page article.

written by duke
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The Cubs’ transaction list under Epstein and Hoyer reads like a work of fiction, a wish-fulfillment list composed in hindsight.

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Oh, the Cubs?

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Re: The Cubs stink

Postby biittner77 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:15 pm

I have a friend on bookface that goes on a tirade every time the Cubs lose. Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if someone else here knew him since he's one of those people that know everyone. His name is Chris Monson.
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Re: The Cubs stink

Postby squally1313 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:09 pm

Bump
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Postby UMFan83 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:15 pm

The team is still in an enviable position moving forward but just thinking about the gutted farm system, relatively high payroll, stunted development from 2 cornerstones (Russell and Schwarber), losing 2 starters including co-ace, I don't feel as great about the long term team as I did before the season.

These things are not static though and I fully trust in theo to make necessary changes. Oh and we still have a chance to win the World Series and it's not a complete stretch.
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Re: The Cubs stink

Postby Bull » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:00 pm

squally1313 wrote:Bump

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UMFan83 wrote:The team is still in an enviable position moving forward but just thinking about the gutted farm system, relatively high payroll, stunted development from 2 cornerstones (Russell and Schwarber), losing 2 starters including co-ace, I don't feel as great about the long term team as I did before the season.

These things are not static though and I fully trust in theo to make necessary changes. Oh and we still have a chance to win the World Series and it's not a complete stretch.


If you think about it, it's pretty crazy how much has gone wrong.

We've gotten very little from all three OF spots (3.4 WAR from Heyward/ALmora/Jay/Schwarbs)

Russell sucked and got hurt (or got hurt and sucked,) same for Zobrist. So the only offensive production we've gotten is from KB/Rizzo/Willson with cameos from Happ and Baez.

Our SP has gone backwards both in production and health, our bullpen is trash save CEJ and Wade, who both have the same Achilles heel anyway. Our trade acquisitions have been either disappointing or regretful.

Even the bright spots are marred by problems — Bryant hasn't had anyone to knock in and is gonna finish with an RBI total in 60s, and Contreras started cold and missed a month with an injury. Even Baez's defense has gone backwards.
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Re: The Cubs stink

Postby UMFan83 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:56 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:The team is still in an enviable position moving forward but just thinking about the gutted farm system, relatively high payroll, stunted development from 2 cornerstones (Russell and Schwarber), losing 2 starters including co-ace, I don't feel as great about the long term team as I did before the season.

These things are not static though and I fully trust in theo to make necessary changes. Oh and we still have a chance to win the World Series and it's not a complete stretch.


If you think about it, it's pretty crazy how much has gone wrong.

We've gotten very little from all three OF spots (3.4 WAR from Heyward/ALmora/Jay/Schwarbs)

Russell sucked and got hurt (or got hurt and sucked,) same for Zobrist. So the only offensive production we've gotten is from KB/Rizzo/Willson with cameos from Happ and Baez.

Our SP has gone backwards both in production and health, our bullpen is trash save CEJ and Wade, who both have the same Achilles heel anyway. Our trade acquisitions have been either disappointing or regretful.

Even the bright spots are marred by problems — Bryant hasn't had anyone to knock in and is gonna finish with an RBI total in 60s, and Contreras started cold and missed a month with an injury. Even Baez's defense has gone backwards.


All good points. The question is how much of that is aberration, how much is not and how much can we fix in the offseason. Do you expect improvements from Heyward, Almora, Schwarber, Russell, Zobrist? Russell I feel the best about but my confidence has waned on him this year. Schwarber can still be good but it's far from a sure thing.

And then how do we fix any holes? We lose 2 SP, a closer and Jay so we will have money but even if you put Monty in a rotation spot, that is a lot to fix.

I dunno you are right a LOT has gone wrong and I probably shouldn't put more emphasis on this year than the previous 2.
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Re: The Cubs stink

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:20 pm

I would be very surprised if this team didn't win the division, but I would also be very surprised if they managed to do jack diddly squat in the playoffs.
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Re: The Cubs stink

Postby Omar » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:10 am

We got this. Willson and Russell will be back by playoffs.

Print 'em.
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Postby CincyCubsFan » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:51 pm

Omar wrote:We got this. Willson and Russell will be back by playoffs.

Print 'em.


Russell has been trash all year.


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Re: The Cubs stink

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:54 pm

CincyCubsFan wrote:
Omar wrote:We got this. Willson and Russell will be back by playoffs.

Print 'em.


Russell has been trash all year.


There's no way you should want Zobrist in over him this year; at the very least you get him and Baez doing delicious defensive things.
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Re: The Cubs stink

Postby squally1313 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:22 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:The team is still in an enviable position moving forward but just thinking about the gutted farm system, relatively high payroll, stunted development from 2 cornerstones (Russell and Schwarber), losing 2 starters including co-ace, I don't feel as great about the long term team as I did before the season.

These things are not static though and I fully trust in theo to make necessary changes. Oh and we still have a chance to win the World Series and it's not a complete stretch.


If you think about it, it's pretty crazy how much has gone wrong.

We've gotten very little from all three OF spots (3.4 WAR from Heyward/ALmora/Jay/Schwarbs)

Russell sucked and got hurt (or got hurt and sucked,) same for Zobrist. So the only offensive production we've gotten is from KB/Rizzo/Willson with cameos from Happ and Baez.

Our SP has gone backwards both in production and health, our bullpen is trash save CEJ and Wade, who both have the same Achilles heel anyway. Our trade acquisitions have been either disappointing or regretful.

Even the bright spots are marred by problems — Bryant hasn't had anyone to knock in and is gonna finish with an RBI total in 60s, and Contreras started cold and missed a month with an injury. Even Baez's defense has gone backwards.


Agree with all this, but it's worth remembering just how high our expectations were, not unjustly so, where a year where pretty much everything has gone bad, we've had to settle for 'only' having like, the 8th best team in baseball.
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Postby Bull » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:52 pm

So much stink.
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:59 pm

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Re: The Cubs stink

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good news... they moved lackey back so he starts the first game of the cardinals series next weekend
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