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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby UMFan83 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:48 pm

Reading Keith Law’s blurb about the Cubs in his MLB predictions in the Athletic (he has the Cubs tied w Mets for the 2 WC spots, 1 GB the Reds in the NLC) and this is what he had to say about them:

The Cubs didn’t really upgrade their roster this winter, treading water as their rivals tried to improve, but the Ricketts family is so poor that we can all understand their predicament.


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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Regular Show » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:17 pm


Definitely one of the best trades in Cubs history.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:05 am

Regular Show wrote:
Definitely one of the best trades in Cubs history.

Jose was my favorite Cub at the time, but even back then it was obviously an awesome trade.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:32 am

I remember most of Cubs internet fandom being convinced that Hill could not be the PTBNL because of some rule about having played in the same league as Ramirez that year or something.

And then being pissed when it was him because he was an OBP machine in the making while Ramirez was at like .315 career, proving once again that Jim Hendry would never understand moneyball and the Cubs were doomed without a SABR front office
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:34 am

And by most of Cubs internet fandom, I mean me. I said those things. But I made like 400 posts a day back then so by volume that’s what most of us were saying.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:14 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
Regular Show wrote:
Definitely one of the best trades in Cubs history.

Jose was my favorite Cub at the time, but even back then it was obviously an awesome trade.


Jose Hernandez was your favorite Cubs player on a team that had Sammy Sosa, Mark Prior, Kerry Wood, good CPatt, Big Z, etc?

I mean, your favorite could be whoever but that's weird as hell lol
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Bull » Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:36 pm

David wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
Regular Show wrote:
Definitely one of the best trades in Cubs history.

Jose was my favorite Cub at the time, but even back then it was obviously an awesome trade.


Jose Hernandez was your favorite Cubs player on a team that had Sammy Sosa, Mark Prior, Kerry Wood, good CPatt, Big Z, etc?

I mean, your favorite could be whoever but that's weird as hell lol

He was the strikeout king before striking out was cool.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:07 am

David wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
Regular Show wrote:
Definitely one of the best trades in Cubs history.

Jose was my favorite Cub at the time, but even back then it was obviously an awesome trade.


Jose Hernandez was your favorite Cubs player on a team that had Sammy Sosa, Mark Prior, Kerry Wood, good CPatt, Big Z, etc?

I mean, your favorite could be whoever but that's weird as hell lol

I always like some weirdo for arbitrary reasons unrelated to WAR.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby FloridaCubbie » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:15 am

Regular Show wrote:
Definitely one of the best trades in Cubs history.

This sent me down a BR rabbit hole for 2003. Lots of names I completely forgot about.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHC/2003.shtml

Also, don't google Sergio Mitre.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby soccer10k » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:35 am

FloridaCubbie wrote:Also, don't google Sergio Mitre.


*googles Sergio Mitre*

Yeah, that dude is a horrible human being.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby CoolHandLuke » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:44 am

Telling people not to Google someone is like telling people TO Google someone but where they actually do it.

That story is horrible.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby SouthSideRyan » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:29 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
David wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:Jose was my favorite Cub at the time, but even back then it was obviously an awesome trade.


Jose Hernandez was your favorite Cubs player on a team that had Sammy Sosa, Mark Prior, Kerry Wood, good CPatt, Big Z, etc?

I mean, your favorite could be whoever but that's weird as hell lol

I always like some weirdo for arbitrary reasons unrelated to WAR.


He was also only on the team for like 1 month.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby squally1313 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:35 pm

I saw that story pop up on Reddit last week and it was too depressing to even consider linking it here. Was almost relieved I didn't see it brought up until now. Just horrifying.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:21 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
David wrote:
Jose Hernandez was your favorite Cubs player on a team that had Sammy Sosa, Mark Prior, Kerry Wood, good CPatt, Big Z, etc?

I mean, your favorite could be whoever but that's weird as hell lol

I always like some weirdo for arbitrary reasons unrelated to WAR.


He was also only on the team for like 1 month.

You're only off by about 4 years, but who's counting.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby SouthSideRyan » Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:41 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
SouthSideRyan wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:I always like some weirdo for arbitrary reasons unrelated to WAR.


He was also only on the team for like 1 month.

You're only off by about 4 years, but who's counting.


He was on the '03 Cubs for one month. He was your favorite Cub in '03 because of what he did in 1996?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:23 pm

Fun fact: Hernandez is the last player to post a 400 BABIP, in 02.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Post Count Padder » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:02 pm

Brad Wieck to the DL, Ryan Tepera up from South Bend.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:06 pm

I had high hopes for both Sergio Mitre and Micah Bowie.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:09 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:I had high hopes for both Sergio Mitre and Micah Bowie.


Wait, I am getting Mitre confused with Rueben Quevedo
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Post Count Padder » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:19 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:I had high hopes for both Sergio Mitre and Micah Bowie.


Wait, I am getting Mitre confused with Rueben Quevedo

Wow mitre sucks.
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