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2018 rotation

Postby Old Style » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:15 pm

So now that the Cubs finally signed Darvish, how does the rotation line up?

Lester
Darvish
Quintana
Hendricks
Chatwood

Is that what we most likely see? I imagine Joe will want to go R-L-R-L (or flipped) to start.
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Postby Tim » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:20 pm

More than the sequence of the pitchers, I'm curious about how they'll manage usage. Chatwood is an extreme injury risk, Darvish a moderate injury risk and Lester is aging. I wonder if they go to a quasi-6 man rotation or if they play DL shenanigans during the season. Especially in the second half if they have built up a bit of lead and they want to work in time for Smyly and possibly Alzolay.
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Re: 2018 rotation

Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:23 pm

Don’t really care what the order is as long as Lester/Q don’t go back to back since they are most similar and let Lester be the opening day starter as the vet. This rotation is gonna kick ass.
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Re: 2018 rotation

Postby philosophizer75 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:37 pm

Regular season - 6-man Lester>Yu>Q>Hendricks>Monty>Chatwood

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Yu>Q>Hendricks>Lester
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Re: 2018 rotation

Postby Regular Show » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:45 am

Tim wrote:More than the sequence of the pitchers, I'm curious about how they'll manage usage. Chatwood is an extreme injury risk, Darvish a moderate injury risk and Lester is aging. I wonder if they go to a quasi-6 man rotation or if they play DL shenanigans during the season. Especially in the second half if they have built up a bit of lead and they want to work in time for Smyly and possibly Alzolay.


DL shenanigans, just like the Dodgers. It's a smart strategy and the 10-day DL is perfect for this strategy.

I think Chatwood will surprise some of us, and might be more durable than we expect. Pitching at altitude takes a huge toll on anyone. Incorporating that curveball into his arsenal again and having a strong defense behind him can only help. I think he could be our 3rd best starter by the end of the year.
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Re: 2018 rotation

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:02 am

Tim wrote:More than the sequence of the pitchers, I'm curious about how they'll manage usage. Chatwood is an extreme injury risk, Darvish a moderate injury risk and Lester is aging. I wonder if they go to a quasi-6 man rotation or if they play DL shenanigans during the season. Especially in the second half if they have built up a bit of lead and they want to work in time for Smyly and possibly Alzolay.

Yes, I would love to go to a 6-man rotation like they did in the second half of 2016.
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Re: 2018 rotation

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:06 am

There's an off day every week until the 3rd week of June, so they'll be halfway to a 6 man rotation on that alone until nearly the all-star break, plus the early months are more rainout prone.

That said, as founding member of the Start Montgomery PAC, I do not object one bit to him getting more innings.
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Re: 2018 rotation

Postby Bertz » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:11 am

Tim wrote:More than the sequence of the pitchers, I'm curious about how they'll manage usage. Chatwood is an extreme injury risk, Darvish a moderate injury risk and Lester is aging. I wonder if they go to a quasi-6 man rotation or if they play DL shenanigans during the season. Especially in the second half if they have built up a bit of lead and they want to work in time for Smyly and possibly Alzolay.


I imagine that, even with perfect health from everyone, Montgomery starts 15 games or so. I'd guess the plan is 30 starts each for Quintana, Darvish, and Hendricks, 25 for Chatwood, and the full 32-33 for Lester (purely because he'll be a real crab ass if he doesnt get his 200 innings). I mainly wonder how they'll do it. Maybe open up the season with a 6 man rotation, cut down to 5 around Memorial day, and then bring it back in late August?
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Re: 2018 rotation

Postby Banedon » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:04 pm

Quintana will be #1 and Darvish #2.

Because everybody knows Yu always follows Q.
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Re: 2018 rotation

Postby Bull » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:13 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:There's an off day every week until the 3rd week of June, so they'll be halfway to a 6 man rotation on that alone until nearly the all-star break, plus the early months are more rainout prone.

That said, as founding member of the Start Montgomery PAC, I do not object one bit to him getting more innings.

Except those first six days. Opening day starter will go on regular rest in his second start. Might be nice throw Monty a bone and let him start there.
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Re: 2018 rotation

Postby Old Style » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:36 pm

Bull wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:There's an off day every week until the 3rd week of June, so they'll be halfway to a 6 man rotation on that alone until nearly the all-star break, plus the early months are more rainout prone.

That said, as founding member of the Start Montgomery PAC, I do not object one bit to him getting more innings.

Except those first six days. Opening day starter will go on regular rest in his second start. Might be nice throw Monty a bone and let him start there.

It's Monday morning so excuse me if I am reading that wrong. Are you suggesting that Montgomery be the Opening Day starter?
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Re: 2018 rotation

Postby javy knows my name » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:39 pm

Old Style wrote:
Bull wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:There's an off day every week until the 3rd week of June, so they'll be halfway to a 6 man rotation on that alone until nearly the all-star break, plus the early months are more rainout prone.

That said, as founding member of the Start Montgomery PAC, I do not object one bit to him getting more innings.

Except those first six days. Opening day starter will go on regular rest in his second start. Might be nice throw Monty a bone and let him start there.

It's Monday morning so excuse me if I am reading that wrong. Are you suggesting that Montgomery be the Opening Day starter?


In place of the opening day starter's second start on day 6
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Re: 2018 rotation

Postby HawkeTrackler » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:14 pm

Banedon wrote:Quintana will be #1 and Darvish #2.

Because everybody knows Yu always follows Q.


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Re: 2018 rotation

Postby Bull » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:55 pm

javy knows my name wrote:
Old Style wrote:
Bull wrote:Except those first six days. Opening day starter will go on regular rest in his second start. Might be nice throw Monty a bone and let him start there.

It's Monday morning so excuse me if I am reading that wrong. Are you suggesting that Montgomery be the Opening Day starter?


In place of the opening day starter's second start on day 6

Lol, yes, this. Less old style, more Monday morning coffee, man.
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Re: 2018 rotation

Postby Old Style » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:04 pm

Bull wrote:
javy knows my name wrote:
Old Style wrote:It's Monday morning so excuse me if I am reading that wrong. Are you suggesting that Montgomery be the Opening Day starter?


In place of the opening day starter's second start on day 6

Lol, yes, this. Less old style, more Monday morning coffee, man.

Oh, thank God. I am not a morning person if that wasn't already obvious.
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Re: 2018 rotation

Postby The_Achiever » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:08 pm

But will it have mitt-popping potential?
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Re: 2018 rotation

Postby badger » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:27 pm

Banedon wrote:Quintana will be #1 and Darvish #2.

Because everybody knows Yu always follows Q.


How on earth does this get 17 likes. People are just tossing them out like they have no meaning anymore...
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Re: 2018 rotation

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:36 pm

badger wrote:
Banedon wrote:Quintana will be #1 and Darvish #2.

Because everybody knows Yu always follows Q.


How on earth does this get 17 likes. People are just tossing them out like they have no meaning anymore...


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Postby weis21 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:47 pm

badger wrote:
Banedon wrote:Quintana will be #1 and Darvish #2.

Because everybody knows Yu always follows Q.


How on earth does this get 17 likes. People are just tossing them out like they have no meaning anymore...

i'm probably the biggest "like whore" and even i didn't give it a heart fwiw
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Re: 2018 rotation

Postby David » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:06 pm

weis21 wrote:
badger wrote:
Banedon wrote:Quintana will be #1 and Darvish #2.

Because everybody knows Yu always follows Q.


How on earth does this get 17 likes. People are just tossing them out like they have no meaning anymore...

i'm probably the biggest "like whore" and even i didn't give it a heart fwiw


Same. HUGE EYE ROLL, BRANDON
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Re: 2018 rotation

Postby Banedon » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:45 pm

David wrote:
weis21 wrote:
badger wrote:
How on earth does this get 17 likes. People are just tossing them out like they have no meaning anymore...

i'm probably the biggest "like whore" and even i didn't give it a heart fwiw


Same. HUGE EYE ROLL, BRANDON


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I used one one of my top-secret alts to like it twice.
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A day later and all of a sudden people are qyuing up to pretend they didn't like the joke
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