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Postby Schwarber Fan » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:22 pm

I think that’s all of them.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:20 pm

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Driveline R&D has this metric called Stuff Plus, which essentially takes every breaking ball over the last five years and gives it a number,” Uvila told me earlier this week. “It’s kind of like wRC+, where 100 is average. I think the highest one was a dude with the Cubs, named [Dillon] Maples, and his graded out at something like 240. So there’s this range of pitches, and looking at the list, I saw this theme of curveballs at 84-85 [mph]. I said, ‘Man, I need to throw this pitch harder.’”


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Postby UMFan83 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:14 pm

This is cool. Had no idea there was a random massive Cubs fandom in Belize.

https://www.mlb.com/news/why-are-there- ... -in-belize
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:07 pm

UMFan83 wrote:This is cool. Had no idea there was a random massive Cubs fandom in Belize.

https://www.mlb.com/news/why-are-there- ... -in-belize

I don't spend a lot of time imagining escaping this hellscape, but when I do, I'm thinking about Belize, and largely because of the Cub connection. (That and my wife really likes scuba diving.)
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:10 pm

I’ve looked into Belize before, but it didn’t have anything to do with the Cubs.
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Postby Bertz » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:32 pm



Totally expected to find Hendricks in this article, but did not expect to see Alec Mills
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Postby Banedon » Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:55 pm

Farewell blurry Spring Training pics....

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Bertz » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:22 am



Not great!
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Postby Brian » Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:37 am

This is the exact last moment before the cliff.

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Postby Proven Veteran » Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:47 am

Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/1351379873797967872?s=19

Not great!

The Cubs should fire whoever talked to her from the team.
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Postby Bertz » Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:07 pm

Proven Veteran wrote:
Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/1351379873797967872?s=19

Not great!

The Cubs should fire whoever talked to her from the team.


The Cubs' statement mentioned that both of them are gone already. I'm guessing not Theo or Scott Harris, as they're high enough profile they would have been named. But whoever it was had to be sufficiently high enough that you'd come to with a problem with one of Theo's lieutenants.

Didn't the Cubs' old PR guy have some contentious relationships with reporters around the time of the Russell stuff?
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Postby TarzanJoeWallis » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:49 pm

Bertz wrote:
Proven Veteran wrote:
Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/1351379873797967872?s=19

Not great!

The Cubs should fire whoever talked to her from the team.


The Cubs' statement mentioned that both of them are gone already. I'm guessing not Theo or Scott Harris, as they're high enough profile they would have been named. But whoever it was had to be sufficiently high enough that you'd come to with a problem with one of Theo's lieutenants.

Didn't the Cubs' old PR guy have some contentious relationships with reporters around the time of the Russell stuff?

Based on the article it sounds like she is a Japanese reporter who was following the team. I wonder if she spoke with the team’s interpreter. Did we have a Japanese interpreter with the team in 2016?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Bertz » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:06 pm

TarzanJoeWallis wrote:
Bertz wrote:
Proven Veteran wrote:The Cubs should fire whoever talked to her from the team.


The Cubs' statement mentioned that both of them are gone already. I'm guessing not Theo or Scott Harris, as they're high enough profile they would have been named. But whoever it was had to be sufficiently high enough that you'd come to with a problem with one of Theo's lieutenants.

Didn't the Cubs' old PR guy have some contentious relationships with reporters around the time of the Russell stuff?

Based on the article it sounds like she is a Japanese reporter who was following the team. I wonder if she spoke with the team’s interpreter. Did we have a Japanese interpreter with the team in 2016?


Munenori Kawasaki was briefly on the team (which surprised me, I though he was just a ST guy), so that makes sense. Koji Uehara also signed over the 2016-2017 winter, so maybe his guy?
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Postby Brian » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:10 pm

he traveled with the team during the postseason, he's there in all the celebrations.

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Postby CubinNY » Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:26 pm

I like him already
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Postby Brian » Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:10 am



Around the convention week I was going to post in the Marquee thread how wild it was that they got their own network and couldn't put together something of a convention but I didn't care enough.
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Postby NonProfitCow » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:56 pm

Flula Borg is a delight.
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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:12 am

OK I am trying to catch up on the Cubs and maybe care about baseball again, so I actually read the ZIPS pre-season report and dang was that depressing.

Then I tried to read the latest Cubs news and apparently we actually let a player go to an arbitration trial, which is low-class and disappointing.

What is there to be excited about this year? Javy is always awesome. Hendricks are pretty cool. Kris Bryant is cool like half his seasons so maybe we get a good one. The division is full of turds and we might be king turd, I guess. Anything new to have fun with?

Edit: Oh wait I forgot we traded Darvish. Cross him off the list then.
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Postby Bertz » Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:57 am

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:OK I am trying to catch up on the Cubs and maybe care about baseball again, so I actually read the ZIPS pre-season report and dang was that depressing.

Then I tried to read the latest Cubs news and apparently we actually let a player go to an arbitration trial, which is low-class and disappointing.

What is there to be excited about this year? Javy is always awesome. Hendricks are pretty cool. Kris Bryant is cool like half his seasons so maybe we get a good one. The division is full of turds and we might be king turd, I guess. Anything new to have fun with?

Edit: Oh wait I forgot we traded Darvish. Cross him off the list then.


There are some indications we're on the cutting edge of pitching design and development. So either that's true, which would be extremely horsefeathering fun, or we get a huge fire sale in July (which IMO is also pretty fun).

Oh and the minors are worth following again.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:26 am

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:What is there to be excited about this year?


The lineup is going to make a season long BP session out of the skeleton crew pitching staffs around the league trying to go from 60 to anything higher

Hendricks is really starting to put together a career. He could cruise to 40+ career WAR if he pulls a James Shields and throws up 10 WAR at 31-32, set himself up nice
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Postby soccer10k » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:43 am

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:What is there to be excited about this year?


Highlights from 2016 still exist?
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:44 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:What is there to be excited about this year? Javy is always awesome.


Unfortunately not true.
Hendricks are pretty cool.

This isn’t British baseball you wanker.

Kris Bryant is cool like half his seasons so maybe we get a good one. The division is full of turds and we might be king turd, I guess. Anything new to have fun with?

Edit: Oh wait I forgot we traded Darvish. Cross him off the list then.


There’s a whole slew of new slappy out makers at the end of the bench, and Jason Heyward is probably due for another awful season. Plus they don’t have 5 starting pitchers in a season they’ll need about a dozen.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:05 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:What is there to be excited about this year?


Ownership is saving on baseball ops expenses, so that has me super pumped, being the fan of financial statements that I am.
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