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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:20 pm

Brian wrote:Theory: Not having an injury thread is more of jinx than having one.


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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:25 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:First horsefeathers Dr. Gryzlo.


I swear, Dr. Spaceman has less made up-sounding name than this imposter.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:26 pm

the MTA's Dr. Z!

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Postby Backtobanks » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:30 pm

Andy wrote:Every Cub fan goes right to Darvish as a big mistake, but at least he'd been pretty healthy post-TJS. Signing walking medical bill Morrow is looking dumber by the day.


Has he thrown any ML innings since his surgery? Actually I'm worried about what we can expect out of Darvish and whether Bryant's shoulder is okay with rest or will he have more pain.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby David » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:30 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:First horsefeathers Dr. Gryzlo.


I swear, Dr. Spaceman has less made up-sounding name than this imposter.


i might've gone with

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Postby UMFan83 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:44 pm

Andy wrote:Every Cub fan goes right to Darvish as a big mistake, but at least he'd been pretty healthy post-TJS. Signing walking medical bill Morrow is looking dumber by the day.


I mean it was a gamble, but one that allowed them to get a pitcher with elite closer upside at an affordable rate. And he did just that for half a season, maybe he can do that for another half of a season. But I don't hate the move, especially because the Cubs built a pretty deep pen around him with Cishek, Strop, Edwards, Wilson, Monty (forgetting someone?) and supplementing during the season with Chavez when Morrow was still healthy. They certainly had plenty of depth to sustain the injury. Even when Strop went down and Edwards completely lost it, the Cubs were able to put together some semblance of a decent pen.
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Postby Brian » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:48 pm



He obviously didn't see that Nelly picture.
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Postby Forgotmyoldlogin » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:19 am

It bothers me somewhat that the schedule still doesn't list a first pitch time for opening day in Texas.
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Postby weis21 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:22 am

I’m bored and trying to get myself blocked from Kaplan on Twitter. Wish me luck and hopefully the offseason picks up so I don’t have to stoop to such levels again
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Postby Banedon » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:01 pm

weis21 wrote:I’m bored and trying to get myself blocked from Kaplan on Twitter. Wish me luck and hopefully the offseason picks up so I don’t have to stoop to such levels again


Both Kaplan and Haugh blocked me for making fun of a "Kap & Haugh" commercial.
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Postby weis21 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:14 pm

Banedon wrote:
weis21 wrote:I’m bored and trying to get myself blocked from Kaplan on Twitter. Wish me luck and hopefully the offseason picks up so I don’t have to stoop to such levels again


Both Kaplan and Haugh blocked me for making fun of a "Kap & Haugh" commercial.

I really tried to give him the business but he’s yet to block me. He must still be feeling that Christmas spirit
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Postby Bertz » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:44 pm

weis21 wrote:I’m bored and trying to get myself blocked from Kaplan on Twitter. Wish me luck and hopefully the offseason picks up so I don’t have to stoop to such levels again


I found out recently that I work in the same building as all the CSN people, so I've been seeing them around. Kaplan is extremely short and Chuck Garfein has had so much work done he looks like Lisa Rinna.
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Postby David » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:15 pm

I think Kaplan blocked me for calling him out for saying people were making excuses for Castro when he had some mental lapse right after coming off the bereavement list when a relative and a few of his friends died in a car accident.

I mean, yeah, in hindsight, Castro did seem to have a tendency for that sort of thing but that might've been one time to cut him some slack.
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Postby NOLA » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:46 pm

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Andy wrote:Every Cub fan goes right to Darvish as a big mistake, but at least he'd been pretty healthy post-TJS. Signing walking medical bill Morrow is looking dumber by the day.


I mean it was a gamble, but one that allowed them to get a pitcher with elite closer upside at an affordable rate. And he did just that for half a season, maybe he can do that for another half of a season. But I don't hate the move, especially because the Cubs built a pretty deep pen around him with Cishek, Strop, Edwards, Wilson, Monty (forgetting someone?) and supplementing during the season with Chavez when Morrow was still healthy. They certainly had plenty of depth to sustain the injury. Even when Strop went down and Edwards completely lost it, the Cubs were able to put together some semblance of a decent pen.

That decision to bat Strop when he subsequently pulled his hammy pisses me off every time I think about it.
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Postby The Logan » Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:03 pm

Of all the things Maddon has done that make us go "WTF are you doing?" That one kind of takes the cake. Even if he didn't get injured, it was just dumb as horsefeathers to do that and would still rank in the top 3-5, IMO
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Postby weis21 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:10 am

re-watching the cubs 2016 postseason highlights video on youtube (21:38,highly recommend) and nothing has ever been more swag than dex homering and hearing the BANG off the video board in right field after the Miggy HR. I was already on cloud 9 and he just did that for horsefeathers and giggles
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Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:32 pm

weis21 wrote:re-watching the cubs 2016 postseason highlights video on youtube (21:38,highly recommend) and nothing has ever been more swag than dex homering and hearing the BANG off the video board in right field after the Miggy HR. I was already on cloud 9 and he just did that for horsefeathers and giggles


I happened to watch some of Game 5 for the first time last night and didn't even remember we were trailing 1-0 going into the bottom of the fourth and hadn't done anything up to that point, while also trailing 3-1 in the series.

A lot of work had to be done from that point on to win the World Series. Really cool they found a way to get it done, because you never know when the next one might come.
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Postby UMFan83 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:28 pm

CBS sports predicts the 50 best players in 5 years. Only one (Javy somewhere in the 30s) is a Cub. Bryant is number 20 but for some reason they predict he will be on the Dodgers in 5 years

https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/who- ... ssion=true
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Postby Derwood » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:46 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Bryant is number 20 but for some reason they predict he will be on the Dodgers in 5 years


Well yeah, he's going to want to join Harper
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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:09 pm

It's gonna be hilarious when it turns out Bryant does hold a grudge over the service time thing and refuses to re-sign.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:25 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:It's gonna be hilarious when it turns out Bryant does hold a grudge over the service time thing and refuses to re-sign.

Meh, I’m fine with that and how we played it. Given the rules (which are dumb) but probably worth it to us to lose him in FA, and not paying him through his mid-late 30s, to have him for another year.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:16 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:It's gonna be hilarious when it turns out Bryant does hold a grudge over the service time thing and refuses to re-sign.

Meh, I’m fine with that and how we played it. Given the rules (which are dumb) but probably worth it to us to lose him in FA, and not paying him through his mid-late 30s, to have him for another year.


I really wanted to beat this post, which we all knew was coming, with a heavily sarcastic version of this post.

Once Harper (if this franchise is truly badass, also Machado) is signed I want both Bryant and Rizzo locked up forever. All three may leave for a couple years in their early 40s to go hit some HRs in Colorado or a Vegas team but otherwise retire as Cubs.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby 17 Seconds » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:54 am

gleyber number 23? i just don't see the ceiling
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:14 am

17 Seconds wrote:gleyber number 23? i just don't see the ceiling

I know it’s 5 years from now, so it’s kinda the point, but man some of those names seem pretty aggressive for how high they are considering it’s a lot of guys with 1 year or less and/or literally no time in the majors.
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