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Postby Andy » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:28 pm

Any reason we shouldn't be in on Blake Swihart after the Red Sox surprisingly DFA'd him? He has to be better than Taylor Davis at least, and we can't necessarily count on Caratini being as good as he was pre-wrist injury.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:46 pm

Andy wrote:Any reason we shouldn't be in on Blake Swihart after the Red Sox surprisingly DFA'd him? He has to be better than Taylor Davis at least, and we can't necessarily count on Caratini being as good as he was pre-wrist injury.

Oh weird. I was mad at myself for not picking him up in a deep fantasy league I'm in when someone else snaked him. Why the DFA? Yes, we should grab him.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:58 pm

Andy wrote:Any reason we shouldn't be in on Blake Swihart after the Red Sox surprisingly DFA'd him? He has to be better than Taylor Davis at least, and we can't necessarily count on Caratini being as good as he was pre-wrist injury.

We absolutely should get him
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Postby squally1313 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:00 pm

We probably can't afford him, but in the hypothetical world where we could, how does it work this early in the season? I keep thinking back to August/September waivers, where it's based on your record...does that apply this early on? Or is this a different situation entirely?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby sweetpeteman » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:01 pm

squally1313 wrote:We probably can't afford him, but in the hypothetical world where we could, how does it work this early in the season? I keep thinking back to August/September waivers, where it's based on your record...does that apply this early on? Or is this a different situation entirely?


I think for a while it goes by last season's record
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:17 pm

Q’s change up usage is now at its highest rate (9.5%) since 2015 (10%). He was under 7% last year, just over 9% in 2017 and under 9% in 2016.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Regular Show » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:27 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
Andy wrote:Any reason we shouldn't be in on Blake Swihart after the Red Sox surprisingly DFA'd him? He has to be better than Taylor Davis at least, and we can't necessarily count on Caratini being as good as he was pre-wrist injury.

We absolutely should get him


The Orioles will have the first chance to claim him I believe (and they're run by smart people now).
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Postby Regular Show » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:11 am

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby UMFan83 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:16 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/mlbastian/status/1119629105727721475?s=21


Horrific 2017-2018 offseason continues
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Postby Irrelevant Dude » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:41 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/mlbastian/status/1119629105727721475?s=21


Horrific 2017-2018 offseason continues
There is really no excuse for this one. Chatwood was a calculated risk that didn't work out and Darvish has been an unexpected disappointment, but Morrow was a giant injury red flag from the beginning. Him being significantly injured surprises noone.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby PackLandVA » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:24 pm

Theo has a history of being poor with FA signings.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby stitchface » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:07 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/mdgonzales/status/1121899313141993472?s=21

20 people sounds about right.
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Postby Bull » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:16 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/iowacubsgameday/status/1122579249871896577?s=21

Iowa uniform looks good on him. Keep him there.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Derwood » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:31 pm

Bull wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/iowacubsgameday/status/1122579249871896577?s=21

Iowa uniform looks good on him. Keep him there.


Iowa uniforms look good on no one. Those are beyond hideous
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Old Style » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:34 pm

Is that some sort of Boy Scout tribute?
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Postby Cubswin11 » Wed May 01, 2019 11:14 pm

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu May 02, 2019 3:32 am

We have the 2nd best run differential in MLB (best in the NL). We might be good.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Thu May 02, 2019 3:33 am

Cubswin11 wrote:We have the 2nd best run differential in MLB (best in the NL). We might be good.

best if you consider games played
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby 17 Seconds » Thu May 02, 2019 3:36 am

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/voiceofcohen/status/1123726128458416131?s=21


stupid people fixating on strikeouts and how bad they can make you
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Guancous » Thu May 02, 2019 3:46 am

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Thu May 02, 2019 3:52 am

best case is he like the later years marmol who was bad but still kinda good?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu May 02, 2019 3:53 am

17 Seconds wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/voiceofcohen/status/1123726128458416131?s=21


stupid people fixating on strikeouts and how bad they can make you

I mean, sure. But they were a problem for Happ, few guys can be overly successful with 30%+ k rates. He had clear holes in his swing, he’s never going to be a low K guy but it’s good to see him not doing it in 20 ABs.
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