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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:30 am

Bruno7481 wrote:Not adding Giminez keeps the 40 man at 39, right? Maybe they are considering a late addition?


That's a good thought, but with Simmons, Mazzoni, Rosario, and Farrell all on the 40 man currently, there's plenty of flexibility to open up a spot if they truly wanted Gimenez up to start the year.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:27 am

come on, tommy ain’t got no Wyoming number
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:47 am

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:come on, tommy ain’t got no Wyoming number

Do the math
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:55 am

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Postby Duke Silver » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:58 am

While that number is nice, they should have made it 1-800-SEA-LBOY.
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Postby Regular Show » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:17 am

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Caratini made the team over Gimenez, that is very surprising to me.


Yeah, that surprised me too. I thought Gimenez locked up the backup C spot. Caratini is the better hitter and more versatile.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:30 am

Did any veteran catchers get cut this week? Seems like an odd move and minimizes some depth.

Edit: saw Gimenez is going to Iowa. Seems weird still to not got Caritini regular playing time.
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Postby Backtobanks » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:02 am

Cubswin11 wrote:Did any veteran catchers get cut this week? Seems like an odd move and minimizes some depth.

Edit: saw Gimenez is going to Iowa. Seems weird still to not got Caritini regular playing time.


Maybe get him some playing time at the ML level to increase his trade value at the deadline.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:59 pm

Brian wrote:Jon Lester becoming less red assed?

https://www.mlb.com/cubs/news/jon-leste ... -269607536


I wonder who the lead bulls are.

Lester, Rizzo, Heyward, Zobrist? Hendricks?
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Postby Old Style » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:42 am

davell wrote:https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/977339347593842688

Pretty solid.

Any video of the players watching that as it was shown in the ballpark?
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Postby ConstableRabbit » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:25 pm


I guess it's not just photos that are in and out of focus on the Trib's writers' phones...
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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:15 am

The projected opening day lineup (outside of Lester) doesn't have a player over 28 in it, has 6 players 26 and under and 5 players 25 and under assuming the lineup is Schwarber/Happ/Heyward OF Bryant/Russell/Baez/Rizzo IF and Contreras Catching.
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Postby squally1313 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:41 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:The projected opening day lineup (outside of Lester) doesn't have a player over 28 in it, has 6 players 26 and under and 5 players 25 and under assuming the lineup is Schwarber/Happ/Heyward OF Bryant/Russell/Baez/Rizzo IF and Contreras Catching.


Urena, Miami's opening day starter, is a righty, so that seems like the likely lineup, unless he gives Zobrist the start at second. Don't know if Maddon has come out with anything for the lineup against lefties...based on last year I'd like to see Almora and Schwarber essentially platoon (with Happ shifting back and forth), but they might want to give Schwarber ABs against lefties too. Almora has had a pretty terrible spring, especially as the player getting the most ABs (52 ABs, .173/.204/.346). I know Spring stats don't mean anything, but the way Schwarber and Happ have hit might give them most of the starts to begin the year.
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Postby Derwood » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:32 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:The projected opening day lineup (outside of Lester) doesn't have a player over 28 in it, has 6 players 26 and under and 5 players 25 and under assuming the lineup is Schwarber/Happ/Heyward OF Bryant/Russell/Baez/Rizzo IF and Contreras Catching.

But the farm system is bare, so we’re doomed. DOOMED
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Postby The Logan » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:29 pm

Derwood wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:The projected opening day lineup (outside of Lester) doesn't have a player over 28 in it, has 6 players 26 and under and 5 players 25 and under assuming the lineup is Schwarber/Happ/Heyward OF Bryant/Russell/Baez/Rizzo IF and Contreras Catching.

But the farm system is bare, so we’re doomed. DOOMED


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Postby Brian » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:51 am




Didn't see this posted anywhere.
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Postby badger » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:06 pm



Didn’t know where this goes.
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Postby Old Style » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:10 pm

HAPPY OPENING DAY!!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:35 pm

Apparently Maddon said when Happ plays he’s gonna be hitting leadoff. I’d still set number of leadoff hitters used this year at 6.5 and take the over
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:20 am

Cubswin11 wrote:Apparently Maddon said when Happ plays he’s gonna be hitting leadoff. I’d still set number of leadoff hitters used this year at 6.5 and take the over


I, personally, do not think 7 different players will hit leadoff for us.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:26 am

JennieGarthAlgar wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:Apparently Maddon said when Happ plays he’s gonna be hitting leadoff. I’d still set number of leadoff hitters used this year at 6.5 and take the over


I, personally, do not think 7 different players will hit leadoff for us.

Happ, Zobrist, Almora, Rizzo will get his token game or 2, Schwarber, LaStella, Baez/Russell and some AAA/FA guy are all options I see getting at least a game
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby CubinNY » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:16 am

Cubswin11 wrote:
JennieGarthAlgar wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:Apparently Maddon said when Happ plays he’s gonna be hitting leadoff. I’d still set number of leadoff hitters used this year at 6.5 and take the over


I, personally, do not think 7 different players will hit leadoff for us.

Happ, Zobrist, Almora, Rizzo will get his token game or 2, Schwarber, LaStella, Baez/Russell and some AAA/FA guy are all options I see getting at least a game

That’s going to be hard when Happ hits 162 leadoff dongs.
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