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Well this is a bold strategy.

• The Cubs are expected to carry 13 relievers this year.

"When you look at the names among the relievers, it's hard to imagine less than 13," Maddon said. "And when you look at the position players, there's so much versatility. I think the combination of versatility and looking for at-bats -- why put another guy on the bench who you're looking for at-bats for?"


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Postby Brian707 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:28 am

I remember thinking Mike Harkey was going to be awesome and then a couple years later Gary Scott was finally the 3rd baseman of the future
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Postby Derwood » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:34 am

Brian707 wrote:I remember thinking Mike Harkey was going to be awesome and then a couple years later Gary Scott was finally the 3rd baseman of the future


Kevin Orie


Though what's funny is that after all those years of "Every 3B has sucked since Santo" narrative, we've had amazing runs with Aramis and now Bryant.
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Postby Brian707 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:13 pm

Derwood wrote:
Brian707 wrote:I remember thinking Mike Harkey was going to be awesome and then a couple years later Gary Scott was finally the 3rd baseman of the future


Kevin Orie


Though what's funny is that after all those years of "Every 3B has sucked since Santo" narrative, we've had amazing runs with Aramis and now Bryant.



Oh horsefeathers, I forgot we had two dud 3rd basemen prospects in the early 90's
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Postby Hunter » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:36 pm

Derwood wrote:
Brian707 wrote:I remember thinking Mike Harkey was going to be awesome and then a couple years later Gary Scott was finally the 3rd baseman of the future


Kevin Orie


Though what's funny is that after all those years of "Every 3B has sucked since Santo" narrative, we've had amazing runs with Aramis and now Bryant.


As a teenager, I though Vance Law was going to be pretty good after his 88 season.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Derwood » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:16 pm

Looking through Baseball Reference and it seems that I had erased from my mind that Luis Valbuena was our primary 3B for the three seasons before Bryant.
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Postby David » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:20 pm

Derwood wrote:Looking through Baseball Reference and it seems that I had erased from my mind that Luis Valbuena was our primary 3B for the three seasons before Bryant.


You won't believe who we traded him for!
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Postby ConstableRabbit » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:49 pm

Luis Valbuena returned my cheer and Lo Viste from the stands with a Lo Viste. One of the highlights of the 2014 season.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:02 pm

David wrote:
Derwood wrote:Looking through Baseball Reference and it seems that I had erased from my mind that Luis Valbuena was our primary 3B for the three seasons before Bryant.


You won't believe who we traded him for!

I was a big Valbuena fan, but I was pretty pumped about that trade.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:16 pm

David wrote:
Derwood wrote:Looking through Baseball Reference and it seems that I had erased from my mind that Luis Valbuena was our primary 3B for the three seasons before Bryant.


You won't believe who we traded him for!


Other GMs hate this one sneaky trick!
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Postby Derwood » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:19 pm

David wrote:
Derwood wrote:Looking through Baseball Reference and it seems that I had erased from my mind that Luis Valbuena was our primary 3B for the three seasons before Bryant.


You won't believe who we traded him for!


My memory for trades and transactions is basically non-existent. For all of the trivial, useless stuff that occupies my brain, who got traded for who and when is not part of it
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Postby David » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:26 pm

Derwood wrote:
David wrote:
Derwood wrote:Looking through Baseball Reference and it seems that I had erased from my mind that Luis Valbuena was our primary 3B for the three seasons before Bryant.


You won't believe who we traded him for!


My memory for trades and transactions is basically non-existent. For all of the trivial, useless stuff that occupies my brain, who got traded for who and when is not part of it


lol guys he really doesn't know this is so derwood
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Postby Derwood » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:32 pm

David wrote:
Derwood wrote:
David wrote:
You won't believe who we traded him for!


My memory for trades and transactions is basically non-existent. For all of the trivial, useless stuff that occupies my brain, who got traded for who and when is not part of it


lol guys he really doesn't know this is so derwood


Whatever, you know what I mean [tm]
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Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:34 pm

Derwood wrote:
David wrote:
Derwood wrote:Looking through Baseball Reference and it seems that I had erased from my mind that Luis Valbuena was our primary 3B for the three seasons before Bryant.


You won't believe who we traded him for!


My memory for trades and transactions is basically non-existent. For all of the trivial, useless stuff that occupies my brain, who got traded for who and when is not part of it


Hint: not Kevin Durant
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Postby UMFan83 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:35 pm

Derwood wrote:Looking through Baseball Reference and it seems that I had erased from my mind that Luis Valbuena was our primary 3B for the three seasons before Bryant.


When I think of Valbuena, the first thing that still comes to my mind is that breakout series he had against the Cubs in 2009 as a member of the Indians (in a series the Cubs swept despite him)
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Postby David » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:38 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
Derwood wrote:Looking through Baseball Reference and it seems that I had erased from my mind that Luis Valbuena was our primary 3B for the three seasons before Bryant.


When I think of Valbuena, the first thing that still comes to my mind is that breakout series he had against the Cubs in 2009 as a member of the Indians (in a series the Cubs swept despite him)


the first thing that comes to mind for me are gloriously bat flipped singles
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Postby Derwood » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:58 pm

JennieGarthAlgar wrote:
Derwood wrote:
David wrote:
You won't believe who we traded him for!


My memory for trades and transactions is basically non-existent. For all of the trivial, useless stuff that occupies my brain, who got traded for who and when is not part of it


Hint: not Kevin Durant


Yes, perfect example of me not remembering a huge player transaction.
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Sammy Sofa wrote:
David wrote:
Derwood wrote:Looking through Baseball Reference and it seems that I had erased from my mind that Luis Valbuena was our primary 3B for the three seasons before Bryant.


You won't believe who we traded him for!


Other GMs hate this one sneaky trick!


we traded him for ALBERT EINSTEIN
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Postby Productive Outs » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:00 pm

Not sure if this should be its own thread.

A group of friends and I are looking to make a weekendish trip to Wrigley this year. I'm the only member of the group that has been before. We don't really care about a particular series. Would like to do Thurs-Fri-Sat, but I know there aren't many Thursday home games that precede weekend home series (2 of which are the Cardinals, if memory serves). Considering all of that, does anyone think we need to use the presale? I chatted with someone on Cubs.com earlier today. They said that since we didn't care about specific games, we would be fine to wait until the normal sale and just call.

Having been to Wrigley before, and having sat in multiple areas, I don't really care where we sit. That being said, what's the best option for value AND cool seats for first timers? Sorry for all the questions. I've never done this before, and search wasn't very kind to me.

edit: I totally forgot that the board moved to a new server or whatever. Gonna search the archive.
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Postby squally1313 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:04 pm

Productive Outs wrote:Not sure if this should be its own thread.

A group of friends and I are looking to make a weekendish trip to Wrigley this year. I'm the only member of the group that has been before. We don't really care about a particular series. Would like to do Thurs-Fri-Sat, but I know there aren't many Thursday home games that precede weekend home series (2 of which are the Cardinals, if memory serves). Considering all of that, does anyone think we need to use the presale? I chatted with someone on Cubs.com earlier today. They said that since we didn't care about specific games, we would be fine to wait until the normal sale and just call.

Having been to Wrigley before, and having sat in multiple areas, I don't really care where we sit. That being said, what's the best option for value AND cool seats for first timers? Sorry for all the questions. I've never done this before, and search wasn't very kind to me.


First timers, presumably of drinking age? Have to go with bleacher seats. You should be fine on the normal sale, although the Cardinal games are the ones that are most likely going to go first. Looking over the schedule, June 7/8/9 (Phillies, Pirates x2) or August 23/24/25 (Cincy x3) would probably lead to more reasonably priced tickets, either in the regular sale or through Stubhub. Obviously the Cardinals would be the best atmosphere, but assuming the Cubs play like they're supposed to, any summer weekend game will be packed.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:12 pm

Productive Outs wrote:Not sure if this should be its own thread.

A group of friends and I are looking to make a weekendish trip to Wrigley this year. I'm the only member of the group that has been before. We don't really care about a particular series. Would like to do Thurs-Fri-Sat, but I know there aren't many Thursday home games that precede weekend home series (2 of which are the Cardinals, if memory serves). Considering all of that, does anyone think we need to use the presale? I chatted with someone on Cubs.com earlier today. They said that since we didn't care about specific games, we would be fine to wait until the normal sale and just call.

Having been to Wrigley before, and having sat in multiple areas, I don't really care where we sit. That being said, what's the best option for value AND cool seats for first timers? Sorry for all the questions. I've never done this before, and search wasn't very kind to me.

Upper deck box infield is a good view and a good way to make sure their first time isn't blocked by a pole. Either of the sections all the way down the line, (200-202 or 240-242) are a good way to ensure you don't get a pole, and you're fairly close to the field, but you are limiting your best view of the entire field. Still you can sometimes score a decent value on those tickets compared to infield sections.
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Postby David » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:15 pm

Productive Outs wrote:Not sure if this should be its own thread.

A group of friends and I are looking to make a weekendish trip to Wrigley this year. I'm the only member of the group that has been before. We don't really care about a particular series. Would like to do Thurs-Fri-Sat, but I know there aren't many Thursday home games that precede weekend home series (2 of which are the Cardinals, if memory serves). Considering all of that, does anyone think we need to use the presale? I chatted with someone on Cubs.com earlier today. They said that since we didn't care about specific games, we would be fine to wait until the normal sale and just call.

Having been to Wrigley before, and having sat in multiple areas, I don't really care where we sit. That being said, what's the best option for value AND cool seats for first timers? Sorry for all the questions. I've never done this before, and search wasn't very kind to me.

edit: I totally forgot that the board moved to a new server or whatever. Gonna search the archive.


one of the best values and one of my favorite places to sit = front of upper deck (400) infield
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Postby Andy » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:33 pm

David wrote:
Productive Outs wrote:Not sure if this should be its own thread.

A group of friends and I are looking to make a weekendish trip to Wrigley this year. I'm the only member of the group that has been before. We don't really care about a particular series. Would like to do Thurs-Fri-Sat, but I know there aren't many Thursday home games that precede weekend home series (2 of which are the Cardinals, if memory serves). Considering all of that, does anyone think we need to use the presale? I chatted with someone on Cubs.com earlier today. They said that since we didn't care about specific games, we would be fine to wait until the normal sale and just call.

Having been to Wrigley before, and having sat in multiple areas, I don't really care where we sit. That being said, what's the best option for value AND cool seats for first timers? Sorry for all the questions. I've never done this before, and search wasn't very kind to me.

edit: I totally forgot that the board moved to a new server or whatever. Gonna search the archive.


one of the best values and one of my favorite places to sit = front of upper deck (400) infield

The best value ticket in sports. For some reason the market has never figured out how awesome those seats are.

I have an annual trip with friends where we sit in the bleachers per tradition, but any other game I go to I try to sit in the 400s.
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Postby UMFan83 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:01 pm

Andy wrote:
David wrote:
Productive Outs wrote:Not sure if this should be its own thread.

A group of friends and I are looking to make a weekendish trip to Wrigley this year. I'm the only member of the group that has been before. We don't really care about a particular series. Would like to do Thurs-Fri-Sat, but I know there aren't many Thursday home games that precede weekend home series (2 of which are the Cardinals, if memory serves). Considering all of that, does anyone think we need to use the presale? I chatted with someone on Cubs.com earlier today. They said that since we didn't care about specific games, we would be fine to wait until the normal sale and just call.

Having been to Wrigley before, and having sat in multiple areas, I don't really care where we sit. That being said, what's the best option for value AND cool seats for first timers? Sorry for all the questions. I've never done this before, and search wasn't very kind to me.

edit: I totally forgot that the board moved to a new server or whatever. Gonna search the archive.


one of the best values and one of my favorite places to sit = front of upper deck (400) infield

The best value ticket in sports. For some reason the market has never figured out how awesome those seats are.

I have an annual trip with friends where we sit in the bleachers per tradition, but any other game I go to I try to sit in the 400s.


I could have sworn in reason years theyve disproportionately raised prices on those seats.

It is hilarious though that people who don't know better buy seats 20 rows up in the 200 level and spend the game with the overhang blocking off part of the OF all because they assume lower deck > upper deck
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