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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby The Logan » Sun May 13, 2018 2:24 am

davell wrote:https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/995465927087947779?s=19

Lol


That Morrow bit was good
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Postby Regular Show » Mon May 14, 2018 3:26 am

davell wrote:https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/995465927087947779?s=19

Lol


Kudos to Brian Duensing for coming up with the idea.

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Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon May 14, 2018 3:06 pm

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby The_Achiever » Mon May 14, 2018 3:23 pm

Desipio regularly cracks me up on twitter. The Justin Wilson tiny face/balloon head is a work of art.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon May 14, 2018 3:36 pm

The_Achiever wrote:Desipio


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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue May 15, 2018 3:37 pm

So with Quintana his curve is busted, and with Yu it's what, his slider? I thought I saw something similar discussed/posted here, that specifically what was off with Yu is he is either not going to his slider as much or it's being hit more this year than in the past.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue May 15, 2018 3:40 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:So with Quintana his curve is busted, and with Yu it's what, his slider? I thought I saw something similar discussed/posted here, that specifically what was off with Yu is he is either not going to his slider as much or it's being hit more this year than in the past.

I posted the Yu thing somewhere in here. I think it’s that his slider is just a completely different pitch so far. He’s throwing it way harder (like 88 vs 83) and not commanding it/hitting different parts of the zone he’s ever hit and it’s getting hit hard or he’s walking the world with it. The movement I think was still okay.


Edit, here’s the article. Think it comes down to guys gotta stop being idiots and walking everyone and get more in the zone. But who knows what they might be working on, scouting reports, just poor performance or health.

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Wed May 16, 2018 6:47 pm

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby philosophizer75 » Wed May 16, 2018 7:18 pm

Top 3 for us without looking has gotta be KB. Javy, and the third one I would honestly guess Schwarber.

Time to go check.

Edit: from what I see, replace Javy with Willson and you have your 1-2-3.

Still, our position player depth is silly.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Wed May 16, 2018 7:21 pm

That is stunning as it pertains to the Rockies.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed May 16, 2018 7:24 pm

We have 7 position players playing at a 3+ win pace and Rizzo isn't one of them.

On the other side of the ledger, we have 4 pitchers playing at a 1+ win pace, 3 are relievers and the other is somehow Chatwood.
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Postby champaignchris » Wed May 16, 2018 8:38 pm

DiceMan4221 wrote:That is stunning as it pertains to the Rockies.


Despite playing 18 of their games in Coors, they're 13th in the League in runs per game. That's raw, without taking park factors into account at all. Their team OPS+ is 80.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Wed May 16, 2018 9:09 pm

champaignchris wrote:
DiceMan4221 wrote:That is stunning as it pertains to the Rockies.


Despite playing 18 of their games in Coors, they're 13th in the League in runs per game. That's raw, without taking park factors into account at all. Their team OPS+ is 80.

Yeah they suck. Their position players had a historically low wRC+ going in to the series in Wrigley a week or whatever ago. I don’t think much has changed since.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Wed May 16, 2018 9:59 pm

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champaignchris wrote:
DiceMan4221 wrote:That is stunning as it pertains to the Rockies.


Despite playing 18 of their games in Coors, they're 13th in the League in runs per game. That's raw, without taking park factors into account at all. Their team OPS+ is 80.

Yeah they suck. Their position players had a historically low wRC+ going in to the series in Wrigley a week or whatever ago. I don’t think much has changed since.

It is surprising that they are that bad at hitting, and doubly so that they have managed a winning record while doing so.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby OleMissCub » Thu May 17, 2018 12:57 pm

Does anyone remember a shirt from like 1990 that had Dawson, Grace, Ryno, and Dunston on it?

Have no idea how I found such a thing in Mississippi, but I got it at a mall way back then. Looked everywhere online but have never been able to find a picture of it.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Hunter » Thu May 17, 2018 10:28 pm

OleMissCub wrote:Does anyone remember a shirt from like 1990 that had Dawson, Grace, Ryno, and Dunston on it?

Have no idea how I found such a thing in Mississippi, but I got it at a mall way back then. Looked everywhere online but have never been able to find a picture of it.


I had the shirt too!
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Postby David » Fri May 18, 2018 2:39 pm

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Postby Banedon » Fri May 18, 2018 3:45 pm

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri May 18, 2018 4:21 pm

I read it as that's how Rizzo also reacts when he tortures the clubhouse attendants for his sadistic jollies.

Probably makes them dress the same, too.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Bobson Dugnutt » Fri May 18, 2018 8:20 pm

it's Bob Nightengale, so it's really not even worth sharing, but I'm sharing anyway:



i like Hamels. but, we don't have the pieces to trade for him, we don't have room on the roster, and we don't have the financial flexibility to fit him in without compromising our chances with Harper and Machado. so, a typical Nightengale rumor.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri May 18, 2018 8:30 pm

Why in the world would we trade for a starter. What a dumb horsefeathering idea with no common sense thought. Do these guys not look at rosters and think logically about roster construction for a second?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri May 18, 2018 8:50 pm

Cole is well past his prime at this point. I prefer all of our current SP to him, even the broken versions of Yu and Q. Hard pass.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Bobson Dugnutt » Fri May 18, 2018 8:51 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:Why in the world would we trade for a starter. What a dumb horsefeathering idea with no common sense thought. Do these guys not look at rosters and think logically about roster construction for a second?


Nightengale certainly doesn't. even if, worst case, Q & Yu don't turn it around, we're very much set with the rotation, for better or worse. with Smyly and maybe Adbert as guys that can step in if such a worst-case scenario arises.
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