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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Duke Silver » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:04 am

My god, he's done it. Theo has more post-season appearances with the Cubs than Jim Hendry.
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Postby Brian » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:11 am

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Postby soccer10k » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:19 am

Duke Silver wrote:My god, he's done it. Theo has more post-season appearances with the Cubs than Jim Hendry.


First time in franchise history with four straight playoff appearances.
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Postby Regular Show » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:31 am

Duke Silver wrote:My god, he's done it. Theo has more post-season appearances with the Cubs than Jim Hendry.


I fully expected this when we hired Theo. He's done an excellent job so far.

I feel a little bit bad we keep ignoring Jed and how he's basically an afterthought. He deserves some credit too guys.*




*I have no idea how much credit Jed deserves for the Cubs success. I honestly know nothing about some good trade or move or acquisition he recommended. Maybe he's just "Turtle" in Theo's Entourage...
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:34 am

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Duke Silver wrote:My god, he's done it. Theo has more post-season appearances with the Cubs than Jim Hendry.


I fully expected this when we hired Theo. He's done an excellent job so far.

I feel a little bit bad we keep ignoring Jed and how he's basically an afterthought. He deserves some credit too guys.*




*I have no idea how much credit Jed deserves for the Cubs success. I honestly know nothing about some good trade or move or acquisition he recommended. Maybe he's just "Turtle" in Theo's Entourage...

There’s no way Jed doesn’t have a big role and deserves credit, same with Jason.
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Postby Banedon » Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:04 pm

Brian wrote:


Theo is saying mostly the right things, but I call BS on that last bit. Maddon has made his complete disinterest in players' off the field issues plainly evident.
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Postby UMFan83 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:33 pm

Theo sounds like he's ready to sneak out of Wrigley in a monkey suit
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Postby gflore34 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:55 pm

This season some things went right but, a whole horsefeathers of things went wrong, I'm not expecting much of them in the playoffs. But, when you consider the whole lot of things that went wrong and the Cubs may still end up with the best record in the NL it's remarkable. Let's remove the Brewers' best player, number 1 or 2 starter, along with their closer and see how they fare.
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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:11 pm

soccer10k wrote:
Duke Silver wrote:My god, he's done it. Theo has more post-season appearances with the Cubs than Jim Hendry.


First time in franchise history with four straight playoff appearances.


Eat horsefeathers, Mordecai Brown and the 1906-1908 Cubs.
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Postby soccer10k » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:18 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
soccer10k wrote:
Duke Silver wrote:My god, he's done it. Theo has more post-season appearances with the Cubs than Jim Hendry.


First time in franchise history with four straight playoff appearances.


Eat horsefeathers, Mordecai Brown and the 1906-1908 Cubs.


That gutless, choking 104 win 1909 team that went 9-13 against the Pirates deserves all the scorn they’ve gotten over the last century plus.
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Postby UMFan83 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:34 pm

gflore34 wrote:This season some things went right but, a whole horsefeathers of things went wrong, I'm not expecting much of them in the playoffs. But, when you consider the whole lot of things that went wrong and the Cubs may still end up with the best record in the NL it's remarkable. Let's remove the Brewers' best player, number 1 or 2 starter, along with their closer and see how they fare.


They would argue that they spent $86m less in payroll than the Cubs so the Cubs should still be able to beat the Brewers without all of those pieces.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:36 pm

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gflore34 wrote:This season some things went right but, a whole horsefeathers of things went wrong, I'm not expecting much of them in the playoffs. But, when you consider the whole lot of things that went wrong and the Cubs may still end up with the best record in the NL it's remarkable. Let's remove the Brewers' best player, number 1 or 2 starter, along with their closer and see how they fare.


They would argue that they spent $86m less in payroll than the Cubs so the Cubs should still be able to beat the Brewers without all of those pieces.

well therein lies the rub.

the system allows for the Cubs to spend more than the brewers, the Cubs do choose to spend more than the brewers, and the Cubs will continue to spend more than the Brewers for the foreseeable future.

You can't treat that as a flukish thing that may not repeat.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:43 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
gflore34 wrote:This season some things went right but, a whole horsefeathers of things went wrong, I'm not expecting much of them in the playoffs. But, when you consider the whole lot of things that went wrong and the Cubs may still end up with the best record in the NL it's remarkable. Let's remove the Brewers' best player, number 1 or 2 starter, along with their closer and see how they fare.


They would argue that they spent $86m less in payroll than the Cubs so the Cubs should still be able to beat the Brewers without all of those pieces.


And then we can start talking about the Brewers getting an extra 1st/2nd round pick every year, that their owner is capable of supporting a payroll with a smaller delta, that they themselves can narrow the gap by watching the brewers more and attending more games, etc.
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Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:46 pm

Banedon wrote:
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Maddon cares a lot, so im guessing next year on a road trip he will make the players dress up like their favorite female super heroes or something brilliant
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Postby Billy_Buck » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:38 pm

It feels like ... forever ... so makes sense that this one would spike this year. :roll:
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Baseballguyz » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:58 am

gflore34 wrote:This season some things went right but, a whole horsefeathers of things went wrong, I'm not expecting much of them in the playoffs. But, when you consider the whole lot of things that went wrong and the Cubs may still end up with the best record in the NL it's remarkable. Let's remove the Brewers' best player, number 1 or 2 starter, along with their closer and see how they fare.


The Brewers #1 starter missed the entire season. Their #3 starter missed over half of the season, their #5 starter missed over half of the season, their #6 starter missed over half of the season, their #7 starter missed over half of the season. Their closer missed a big chunk of the season. 5 of their top 7 bullpen arms were on the DL at some point. Their entire OF spent time on the DL. Their SS had the worst season of anyone I remember in recent history. Their top 3 catchers all missed significant parts of the season. At one point the Brewers had 16 players on the DL which led to them losing 7 of 8 games right before the break.

The Cubs do not stand out as a team that had it particularly hard overall this season, teams suffer all kinds of setbacks.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Bear Cub » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:09 am

Whatever happens today and this week, I am enjoying this season. I can remember being in a state of "who cares" by Sept 1 or even earlier.
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Postby 17 Seconds » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:22 pm

Baseballguyz wrote:
gflore34 wrote:This season some things went right but, a whole horsefeathers of things went wrong, I'm not expecting much of them in the playoffs. But, when you consider the whole lot of things that went wrong and the Cubs may still end up with the best record in the NL it's remarkable. Let's remove the Brewers' best player, number 1 or 2 starter, along with their closer and see how they fare.


The Brewers #1 starter missed the entire season. Their #3 starter missed over half of the season, their #5 starter missed over half of the season, their #6 starter missed over half of the season, their #7 starter missed over half of the season. Their closer missed a big chunk of the season. 5 of their top 7 bullpen arms were on the DL at some point. Their entire OF spent time on the DL. Their SS had the worst season of anyone I remember in recent history. Their top 3 catchers all missed significant parts of the season. At one point the Brewers had 16 players on the DL which led to them losing 7 of 8 games right before the break.

The Cubs do not stand out as a team that had it particularly hard overall this season, teams suffer all kinds of setbacks.


oh brother. nobody cares about all the scrubs on the brewers that got hurt.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Gmoney08 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:06 am

163 tomorrow would still be 40 man rosters correct?
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Postby mul21 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:12 am

Gmoney08 wrote:163 tomorrow would still be 40 man rosters correct?


Yep, regular season game.
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