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Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Postby Regular Show » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:33 pm

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Regular Show wrote:I've been on the Bote bandwagon since the beginning. People who follow the minors really closely noticed him and we talked about him last year. Check the minor league threads.


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I don't expect you (or anyone really) to go back and check the old threads, but I just wanted to state this to refute the idea that he's a non-prospect and came out of nowhere. Scouts and prospect analysts noticed him and obviously Cubs' brass. He was added to the 40-man roster and would've been selected in the rule 5 draft most likely.

I just hate the idea or notion this is some fluke and that he's "probably nothing".
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Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:35 am

Counterpoint: The minor league forums fawn over lots of guys who end up becoming wet turds in the majors.
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Postby Derwood » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:51 am

I would permanently delete the minor league forum from my feed if I could
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Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Postby javy knows my name » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:08 am

Regular Show wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
Regular Show wrote:I've been on the Bote bandwagon since the beginning. People who follow the minors really closely noticed him and we talked about him last year. Check the minor league threads.


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I don't expect you (or anyone really) to go back and check the old threads, but I just wanted to state this to refute the idea that he's a non-prospect and came out of nowhere. Scouts and prospect analysts noticed him and obviously Cubs' brass. He was added to the 40-man roster and would've been selected in the rule 5 draft most likely.

I just hate the idea or notion this is some fluke and that he's "probably nothing".


[expletive], you wanted to spike the football on a long shot call you made in hopes that we e-fellate you
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Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Postby Regular Show » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:38 am

javy knows my name wrote:
Regular Show wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
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I don't expect you (or anyone really) to go back and check the old threads, but I just wanted to state this to refute the idea that he's a non-prospect and came out of nowhere. Scouts and prospect analysts noticed him and obviously Cubs' brass. He was added to the 40-man roster and would've been selected in the rule 5 draft most likely.

I just hate the idea or notion this is some fluke and that he's "probably nothing".


[expletive], you wanted to spike the football on a long shot call you made in hopes that we e-fellate you


What? Okay, I've posted here long enough for people to know that isn't what I'm about... I wasn't even the biggest Bote fan or backer here. I liked him last year, but other posters liked him more and/or noticed him before me.

I only want credit when I push for an amateur prospect in the draft and they end up being legit/making it to the big leagues. I really don't make "long shot calls" on prospects in our farm system. I like Eloy a lot, and wasn't a fan of the Quintana trade but that isn't really some edgy hot take.
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Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Postby ScrubMD » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:45 am

I always fully buy in to relief prospects who put up video game numbers in the low minors and I don't think I've been right yet. Mekkes is the one though.
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Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Postby ConstableRabbit » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:51 pm

Banedon wrote:https://streamable.com/5wn0e

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Postby 17 Seconds » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:22 am

Banedon wrote:https://streamable.com/5wn0e


it's funny how he does the gary thorne part in english
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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:52 am

I kinda assumed they grinded together, didn’t need it made explicit
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Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Postby soccer10k » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:14 am

Regular Show wrote:Tommy is still our best PH option


Tommy might not be our best PH option even if he's the only position player left on the bench.
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Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Postby Regular Show » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:48 am

soccer10k wrote:
Regular Show wrote:Tommy is still our best PH option


Tommy might not be our best PH option even if he's the only position player left on the bench.


So what I think you're saying is you want a pitcher to PH in that scenario?

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Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:17 pm

Keith Law kills me, gawd. He just cannot take even the slightest hint of criticism, even if it's not remotely close to a direct swipe.

Chuck: Was David Bote on any scouts radar as any kind of a prospect? Sure, it’s a SSS, but you have to love how he plays the game and what he brings offensively and defensively. I guess he’s a reminder that scouting isn’t an exact science.
Keith Law: He was #12 on my Cubs ranking preseason, so I guess he’s a reminder that you should read the stuff I write?

Ooooh you had him at 12 in one of the worst prospect orgs in baseball, you were right on him, baby!
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:29 pm

12’s are always winners
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Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:33 pm

this must be the only reason why people list absurdly long organizational lists, so if one of the lower guys actually does something they can say they saw it coming.
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Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

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TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:Keith Law kills me, gawd. He just cannot take even the slightest hint of criticism, even if it's not remotely close to a direct swipe.

Chuck: Was David Bote on any scouts radar as any kind of a prospect? Sure, it’s a SSS, but you have to love how he plays the game and what he brings offensively and defensively. I guess he’s a reminder that scouting isn’t an exact science.
Keith Law: He was #12 on my Cubs ranking preseason, so I guess he’s a reminder that you should read the stuff I write?

Ooooh you had him at 12 in one of the worst prospect orgs in baseball, you were right on him, baby!

Hak Ju Lee is still gonna be the Rays starting SS, Damn It!!!
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Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Postby 17 Seconds » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:28 am

Regular Show wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
Regular Show wrote:I've been on the Bote bandwagon since the beginning. People who follow the minors really closely noticed him and we talked about him last year. Check the minor league threads.


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I don't expect you (or anyone really) to go back and check the old threads, but I just wanted to state this to refute the idea that he's a non-prospect and came out of nowhere. Scouts and prospect analysts noticed him and obviously Cubs' brass. He was added to the 40-man roster and would've been selected in the rule 5 draft most likely.

I just hate the idea or notion this is some fluke and that he's "probably nothing".


when i said he was a "non-prospect" i just meant he was older and never really made any lists. and "probably nothing" was relative to the hyperbole about how we have another great starter locked in or whatever. and the fact that was was talked about in the minor league forum doesn't really mean much, considering how little there is to talk about there right now.

having said that, bote is fun and cool. i hope he does lots of good baseball things.
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Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Postby Chocolate Milk » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:39 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:Keith Law kills me, gawd. He just cannot take even the slightest hint of criticism, even if it's not remotely close to a direct swipe.

Chuck: Was David Bote on any scouts radar as any kind of a prospect? Sure, it’s a SSS, but you have to love how he plays the game and what he brings offensively and defensively. I guess he’s a reminder that scouting isn’t an exact science.
Keith Law: He was #12 on my Cubs ranking preseason, so I guess he’s a reminder that you should read the stuff I write?

Ooooh you had him at 12 in one of the worst prospect orgs in baseball, you were right on him, baby!

I can't get over what an unnecessary dick he was here. I love how seriously some sports writers take themselves.
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Postby UMFan83 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:13 pm

Oral history of the Bote grand slam:

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2439 ... grand-slam

I think Monty posts here:

Mike Montgomery: "I was on the bench. It seemed to be one of those games we were going to lose. Then [the Nationals] add two in the ninth and I figured the only chance we had is if they made errors or walked guys. Instead, they hit a couple guys."
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Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:16 pm

La Stella: "[Anthony] Rizzo and I were talking about it and he had his hand in front of my face, so I moved his hand out of the way and he took it to mean I wanted him to do something with his hands.


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Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Postby Banedon » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:44 pm

Someone get KB's wild temper under control please...such violent talk...

It was nice to punch them in the chin and steal one from them."
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Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Postby Regular Show » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:10 pm

Bob Bote:
In the ninth inning, I was downstairs folding clothes. I watched every pitch until [Ryan] Zimmerman got his base hit, then I got up and I said, 'The game is over.' I started folding some laundry.


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Postby Regular Show » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:21 am

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Re: David Bote is a Golden God and Deserves His Own Thread

Postby Gilby » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:09 pm

6 DRS in just 169 innings at third base. I know Maddon loves having Russell and Baez up the middle, and for good reason, but Bote has looked so good defensively, I really don't think we're losing much there with Bote starting over Russell. Hopefully he's still an above average hitter by October because that could be a DEEP lineup in the playoffs.
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