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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Bertz » Sun May 06, 2018 4:38 pm

Does anyone know when Patrick Mooney changed from being a pretty good (if slightly boring) beat writer to being Captain Doom Boner? It feels like it happened very suddenly, and he's gotten really bad.

He got like this at the end of his time at CSN, so I don't know that we can blame the Athletic.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby eee123 » Mon May 07, 2018 7:14 am

What happened this year as far as working counts?

"Controlling the strike zone" was a Theo point of emphasis from like early 2015 against most pitchers except maybe occasional games against Kershaw--type guys.

This year, it seems like most of the team is totally failing at working counts and getting pitches to hit. New approach, or just a symptom of the team slump they're going through right now?

Edit: Looks like they're at 3.87 P/PA this year, same as last year, but 0.1 pitches/PA off the 2016 pace.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby d_money » Mon May 07, 2018 12:27 pm

Just think how bad it would be if Lester / Yu / Q went down for the year with an injury. We have next to nothing to fill in (Butler and Monty don’t count).
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Mon May 07, 2018 1:03 pm

d_money wrote:Just think how bad it would be if Lester / Yu / Q went down for the year with an injury. We have next to nothing to fill in (Butler and Monty don’t count).


It would be unequivocally a bad thing, but Montgomery has a sub-4 ERA in nearly 20 starts as a Cub.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Mon May 07, 2018 3:08 pm

d_money wrote:Just think how bad it would be if Lester / Yu / Q went down for the year with an injury. We have next to nothing to fill in (Butler and Monty don’t count).


Those three pitchers have a combined 0.2 fWAR.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Andy » Mon May 07, 2018 3:24 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
d_money wrote:Just think how bad it would be if Lester / Yu / Q went down for the year with an injury. We have next to nothing to fill in (Butler and Monty don’t count).


Those three pitchers have a combined 0.2 fWAR.

No kidding. We'd very likely be a worse team without any of those 3, but they're an odd 3 to single out right now (Lester's weird ability to get around constantly falling behind 3-1 notwithstanding).
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Irrelevant Dude » Mon May 07, 2018 5:23 pm

d_money wrote:Just think how bad it would be if Lester / Yu / Q went down for the year with an injury. We have next to nothing to fill in (Butler and Monty don’t count).

Why don't Butler and Montgomery count? Do you think other teams have extra rotation guys stockpiled and ready to replace top or middle-of-rotation starters without missing a beat? Montgomery and Butler are serviceable replacement 5th starters, and that is really all they need to be.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby UMFan83 » Mon May 07, 2018 7:40 pm

Stephen Piscotti's mother died yesterday from ALS and they put up a fundraiser looking for 100k in donations for ALS research.

https://www.youcaring.com/alstherapydev ... te-1101042

Yu Darvish donated $10k
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammys Boombox » Mon May 07, 2018 7:43 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Stephen Piscotti's mother died yesterday from ALS and they put up a fundraiser looking for 100k in donations for ALS research.

https://www.youcaring.com/alstherapydev ... te-1101042

Yu Darvish donated $10k


Dang. I actually like him. I knew it wasn’t good and saw him very angrily slam his bat down after a K a couple of days ago and was wondering if it was a tough week for him off the field.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Post Count Padder » Tue May 08, 2018 2:57 am

Apparently we gave son of Farrell a trip back to Iowa and promoted someone named Cory Mazzoni.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Thed Hoyerstein » Tue May 08, 2018 2:02 pm

Sammys Boombox wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:Stephen Piscotti's mother died yesterday from ALS and they put up a fundraiser looking for 100k in donations for ALS research.

https://www.youcaring.com/alstherapydev ... te-1101042

Yu Darvish donated $10k


Dang. I actually like him. I knew it wasn’t good and saw him very angrily slam his bat down after a K a couple of days ago and was wondering if it was a tough week for him off the field.


Lester also donated $10k. Go cubs awesome
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammys Boombox » Tue May 08, 2018 7:37 pm

Ian Happ. $500
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue May 08, 2018 7:42 pm

Sammys Boombox wrote:Ian Happ. $500

$1 for every strikeout before the ASB?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby UMFan83 » Tue May 08, 2018 7:46 pm

Sammys Boombox wrote:Ian Happ. $500


Relative to his salary, Happ gave roughly twice as much of his income as Lester and Yu did.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Sammys Boombox » Tue May 08, 2018 8:54 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
Sammys Boombox wrote:Ian Happ. $500

$1 for every strikeout before the ASB?


I would be very happy if he had 500 K before the all-star break.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby soccer10k » Wed May 09, 2018 4:23 am

Cubswin11 wrote:
Sammys Boombox wrote:Ian Happ. $500

$1 for every strikeout before the ASB?


$1 for every person he's murdered.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Cubswin11 » Wed May 09, 2018 10:08 pm

Fire the hitting coach, they said. We’re now up to 4th in the league in RD

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri May 11, 2018 3:36 pm

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby 17 Seconds » Sat May 12, 2018 12:16 am

it's funny how his joke was really just him telling everyone he knew what the word consecutive meant
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby The Logan » Sat May 12, 2018 5:37 pm

This really is a ridiculous lame ass move by MLB



Edit: kudos on the ridiculous word filter, mods.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Sat May 12, 2018 6:23 pm

Wasting their time on that when they should be banning his walk-up song
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