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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:18 pm

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Postby David » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:21 pm

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:33 pm

WASN'T REPORTED HERE, YOU DUMB BAG OF BOLTS.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Guancous » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:54 pm

This might be too soon but this season was a success. How many championship teams even win their division the following year, let alone advance to the NLCS or ALCS?

Most of the core is intact for next year. No career ending injuries and the team remains divisional favorites.

Frustrating not to repeat? Of course! We'll look back at this as a golden era though. Let's take that Giants even year horrsfeathers and reclaim it for ourselves.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:36 pm

Guancous wrote:This might be too soon but this season was a success. How many championship teams even win their division the following year, let alone advance to the NLCS or ALCS?

Most of the core is intact for next year. No career ending injuries and the team remains divisional favorites.

Frustrating not to repeat? Of course! We'll look back at this as a golden era though. Let's take that Giants even year horrsfeathers and reclaim it for ourselves.


Yeah, if you buy into the idea that winning a title has a hangover effect for whatever reason(exhaustion/lack of rest after long playoff run + celebration, lack of urgency having just won a title, etc), then the Cubs are a huge success. They're the first WS winner in 6 years to make the playoffs the next year, and the first in 8 years to win 90 games.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Duke Silver » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:41 pm

https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-cub ... to-retool/

There are obviously enough core pieces in place to just make some minor adjustments and still come back as the favorites in the NL Central.


A year ago, it looked like the Cubs could mostly just put things in cruise control and win their division for the next half-decade. A year later, it’s clear the Cubs have some legitimate issues to try and resolve this winter.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:45 pm

Duke Silver wrote:https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-cubs-already-need-to-retool/

There are obviously enough core pieces in place to just make some minor adjustments and still come back as the favorites in the NL Central.


A year ago, it looked like the Cubs could mostly just put things in cruise control and win their division for the next half-decade. A year later, it’s clear the Cubs have some legitimate issues to try and resolve this winter.


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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby javy knows my name » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:55 pm

Duke Silver wrote:https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-cubs-already-need-to-retool/

There are obviously enough core pieces in place to just make some minor adjustments and still come back as the favorites in the NL Central.


A year ago, it looked like the Cubs could mostly just put things in cruise control and win their division for the next half-decade. A year later, it’s clear the Cubs have some legitimate issues to try and resolve this winter.


Good gracious. Setting aside the terribly unfocused narrative here, he mentions trading 1) Russell at all and 2) Baez OR Russell as if the two were interchangeable, almost ancillary parts of this team. Cameron beings the quality of the Fangraphs staff down a huge amount on his own
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Duke Silver » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:55 pm

"The Cubs cruised to an NL Central title this year and will next year, too. Last year it looked like the Cubs could cruise to the NL Central title every year, but that's not the case anymore."
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby mul21 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:07 pm

Castro's Spray Chart wrote:
Duke Silver wrote:https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-cubs-already-need-to-retool/

There are obviously enough core pieces in place to just make some minor adjustments and still come back as the favorites in the NL Central.


A year ago, it looked like the Cubs could mostly just put things in cruise control and win their division for the next half-decade. A year later, it’s clear the Cubs have some legitimate issues to try and resolve this winter.


Good gracious. Setting aside the terribly unfocused narrative here, he mentions trading 1) Russell at all and 2) Baez OR Russell as if the two were interchangeable, almost ancillary parts of this team. Cameron beings the quality of the Fangraphs staff down a huge amount on his own


He was on with Bernstein and Goff the other day and was saying innumerable dumb things, the worst of which was him talking about recency bias when discussing using Duensing instead of Wilson i the playoffs. Idiot.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby bukie » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:21 pm

That reads like an article Cameron has been itching to post since July.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby bukie » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:22 pm

Also, Russell was worth fewer WAR because he missed like 6 weeks with injury, so he had less time to accumulate it. Numbnuts.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:26 pm

bukie wrote:That reads like an article Cameron has been itching to post since July.


Doing a CTRL-F for Schwarber in his recent chat is hilarious.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:31 pm

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bae0dD3HJTukRlIc8Le8s-vlR-NtSXFxTCmqso0/

not sure why it won't embed, so i made it a link
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:35 pm

David wrote:https://www.instagram.com/p/Bae0dD3HJTukRlIc8Le8s-vlR-NtSXFxTCmqso0/

not sure why it won't embed, so i made it a link

Lol, that's awesome
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Banedon » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:39 pm

David wrote:https://www.instagram.com/p/Bae0dD3HJTukRlIc8Le8s-vlR-NtSXFxTCmqso0/

not sure why it won't embed, so i made it a link


It won't embed cuz the account is protected. I had to just put in a follow request so that I can maybe someday see the pic.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby ConstableRabbit » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:41 pm

LOL is that from today?!
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:42 pm

maybe next time we let Pedro hit against the Dodgers?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby treebird » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:46 pm

mul21 wrote:
Castro's Spray Chart wrote:
Duke Silver wrote:https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-cubs-already-need-to-retool/





Good gracious. Setting aside the terribly unfocused narrative here, he mentions trading 1) Russell at all and 2) Baez OR Russell as if the two were interchangeable, almost ancillary parts of this team. Cameron beings the quality of the Fangraphs staff down a huge amount on his own


He was on with Bernstein and Goff the other day and was saying innumerable dumb things, the worst of which was him talking about recency bias when discussing using Duensing instead of Wilson i the playoffs. Idiot.


cameron is awful, but i've heard stuff about not using wilson from a number of supposedly smart baseball writers, including some i like. i get the small sample stuff, but jesus christ is that ever something you'd only say if you hadn't watched him pitch since the trade.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:47 pm

Banedon wrote:
David wrote:https://www.instagram.com/p/Bae0dD3HJTukRlIc8Le8s-vlR-NtSXFxTCmqso0/

not sure why it won't embed, so i made it a link


It won't embed cuz the account is protected. I had to just put in a follow request so that I can maybe someday see the pic.


it's a video of strop hitting a HR off rizzo at wrigley captioned with "pstroop@arizz_44 Has Been Waiting For This Opportunity To Strike Me Out All Year Long And Well Here Is The Outcome Took Him Deep #BelieveByStrop #Homerun #GoCubs @cubs @believebystrop"
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:47 pm

ConstableRabbit wrote:LOL is that from today?!


i'd assume so

sullivan tweeted a pic of rizzo and others hanging out on the field a little while ago
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