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Re: Addison Russell

Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:23 pm

when people say addy
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Chocolate Milk » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:24 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:So this guy sucks right?

defense trending down
offense trending down
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what other things do you hate about addison russell

Not a big fan of his face
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby The_Achiever » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:25 pm

I thought this guy was going to be really good.
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:26 pm

The broken record refrains of, "he's only 24!!!!!" just mean it'll be even longer that we get to be annoyed by how much of a relative disappointment he is.
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:28 pm

His batting stance/swing always looks just a little off
Pokemon weirdo
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby sneakypower » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:29 pm

he's just JJ Hardy, is that good or is that bad

eh who knows & who cares
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:32 pm

We are, as always, fickle mush heads.
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Banedon » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:32 pm

I'm always an optimistic fan. When you guys start [expletive] on some guy, I'm usually the type to try to be more measured about it. It took me forever to finally recognize that Heyward sucked (before he kinda stopped sucking). But Addison is consistently the guy in the lineup I have the least amount of confidence in, and it's been that way for a good long while now. And then his off field stuff just makes it that much harder to give any kind of benefit of the doubt.
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:33 pm

Trade Almora for whatever in the offseason, sign Bryce and Russell becomes a defensive sub/2 time a week starter (probably mostly vs LHP) and last man on bench. Problem solved. This is on the assumption Bote can play some OF (specifically CF) and joe said last night he will get a chance to do that in the offseason/ST.
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:39 pm

I have no way to prove anything I ever say, but I was the first to fully turn on him
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:41 pm

Baez forgot his name
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:45 pm

Learned last week he is better than league average for shortstops or something.

Don't care. He sucks. Should have traded him for Machado.
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:45 pm

I was of the opinion that Baez > Russell over a year ago, and I remember absolutely no one agreeing with me. On a side note, am I the only one that thinks Squirtle is Baez's spitit animal?
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Duke Silver » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:06 pm

He sucks and we were always wrong to not hate him.

Mostly, he's a horsefeathers person and can get horsefeathers.
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:12 pm

My only issue with the idea of trading Russell, is I'm guessing his value isn't all that high and he could still fill a decent role on the team. He probably shouldn't be planned as a 145-150+ game starter next year with Bote and hopefully Bryce around. But he can still be pretty valuable for us in a role as a defensive sub/depth for injuries/start maybe 80-100 games. My biggest issue with the idea of trading him would mean we have to sign like a Jordy Mercer type for likely more aav than he'll cost in arbitration next year and Russell still has the great defense which we can deploy and hope for the bat to not be complete ass.
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby PackLandVA » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:15 am

I agree with above. No reason to give him away or "blink first" on a so-so trade. The Cubs are pretty good this year with a sh!t rotation. Adding Harper or Machado and they can still be pretty good with a sh!t rotation. Maybe, just maybe, not playing everyday turns him around. At least enough to raise his value.
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:29 am

jersey cubs fan wrote:when people say addy


YOU SAY SADDY
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby PackLandVA » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:34 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:when people say addy


YOU SAY SADDY


I've been referring to him as Baddy.
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Little Slide Rooter » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:47 am

Can the facetious posters post in green and those who are being serious stop being stupid? Serious request, because I can’t tell anymore.
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby davell » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:58 am

jersey cubs fan wrote:when people say addy


36 kids say "Daddy?"
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:24 am

Little Slide Rooter wrote:Can the facetious posters post in green and those who are being serious stop being stupid? Serious request, because I can’t tell anymore.


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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:46 am

I for sure, no joke, think Addison Russell is a really bad offensive player and I think he's only getting worse. If he ever gets his slugging percentage near .400 maybe I will think he's average.

ETA: He has seven XBH since July 1 and two total in his last 25 games. He doesn't have one this month. His last one came on July 31 against Pittsburgh, which I think was the one where he even screwed that up by getting thrown out at third.

That said, I always will appreciate him for the grand slam.
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:11 am

Haha in the offseason I said we should trade him cause of reasons and people, I think a certain robotman leading the charge, was like "HES A 24 YEAR OLD 3 WAR PLAYER ARE YOU CRAZY?" or something I dont remember. But I was definitely one of the first to be all about shipping him out.

Its weird to talk about trading current guys as I hope they all play great, even Daddison Russell, but if we are going to add Bryce this offseason maybe package Daddy with Schwarber for the biggest return we can get and play up his defense+youth+supposedBarryLarkinpotential to someone stupid like the Mets. Make Chatwood be a part of it to add salary, and get one of those GOOD starting pitchers some teams out there have.. include Almora or Happ or both if you have to, I dont care.

By then the Cardinals will cut Dex and we will sign him for minimum and he will go back to All Star levels because karma is real.

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Re: Addison Russell

Postby TMan92 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:29 am

Any of you bozos think he might be injured?
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Re: Addison Russell

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:41 am

TMan92 wrote:Any of you bozos think he might be injured?

It came out last month (maybe a little later actually) he has some sort of hand or finger injury and basically just has to play through it. It won’t get worse that they’re risking further injury but also won’t get better without extended rest. I think it’s definitely playing a role. Sounds similar to Zobrist’s wrist thing last year.
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