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Postby Derwood » Wed May 20, 2020 12:51 am

Name calling AND a Simpsons video. Trying REALLY hard to be Mojo right now, aren't you? It's cute
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed May 20, 2020 1:07 am

the 1927 Yankees didn’t win a single game in the ALCS so how good were they anyway
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Postby Derwood » Wed May 20, 2020 1:20 am

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:the 1927 Yankees didn’t win a single game in the ALCS so how good were they anyway



JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:I love this board.
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This is just Derwood outrage from the 2005 White Sox not even being mentioned once.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby SheffieldBoy » Tue May 26, 2020 11:25 pm

I'm not sure if this has been posted, but thought it was cute. I saw it on Sheffield Ave yesterday- the Eamus Catuli sign has been updated.

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WTH? We took Ed Howard because he's a very talented SS; not because he's Black lol.

Theo is very smart and dedicated to social justice movements and on the right side on these issues... I just think people are giving him way too much credit for this draft pick and reading too much into it.
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:41 am

Regular Show wrote:https://mobile.twitter.com/Cubs/status/1270903593307181066

WTH? We took Ed Howard because he's a very talented SS; not because he's Black lol.

Theo is very smart and dedicated to social justice movements and on the right side on these issues... I just think people are giving him way too much credit for this draft pick and reading too much into it.

He was the top ss in the draft but why did he fall to #16?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Regular Show » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:51 am

minnesotacubsfan wrote:
Regular Show wrote:https://mobile.twitter.com/Cubs/status/1270903593307181066

WTH? We took Ed Howard because he's a very talented SS; not because he's Black lol.

Theo is very smart and dedicated to social justice movements and on the right side on these issues... I just think people are giving him way too much credit for this draft pick and reading too much into it.

He was the top ss in the draft but why did he fall to #16?


Well, a few factors are probably involved... Maybe bonus demands and wanting full slot, no spring ball or recent looks from scouts, good tools but not elite, Keith Law mentioned something about a shoulder injury or some scouts being concerned about his throwing shoulder (I think he's completely healthy now).

“Howard is sliding a bit, as clubs are worried about a shoulder issue and how it may affect his throwing and thus his ultimate position.”


Again, I think he's completely healthy now.

Howard is a very good SS prospect, but he's not in the same company as Bobby Witt Jr and CJ Abrams -- the top two SS prospects from last year's draft.

Also, it's a very talented draft class so he probably goes higher in another year.
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Postby Post Count Padder » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:31 am

I just noticed in Baseball Reference's 2020 season simulation, we're in dead last at 27-43 and have traded Quintana to the Rays for Kevin Kiermeier and prospect Taj Bradley. We also sign Bryant to a 4 year, $100 mil extension.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Omar » Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:05 am

So a couple days ago on HBO I was watching this animated baseball movie called Everyone's Hero (2006)

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Anyways, it made me feel bad that the Cubs GM and pitcher were the bad guy in this movie.

Also, when the 1932 Yankees came to Chicago the stadium didn't even look like Wrigley Field.
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Postby UMFan83 » Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:54 pm

Random topic of discussion but with the 1998 doc airing tonight I was reading a few things on Sosa and I came across his almost trade to the Yankees in 2000. I vaguely recall these talks but I guess I don’t remember how close it was to being completed.

The rumored trade I’ve seen was Sosa for:

Ricky Ledee
Jake Westbrook
Alfonso Soriano
Jackson Melian

Would you have taken that trade in hindsight, knowing what happened to these players? It might have altered the course of the 2003 playoff run but that’s definitely a very nice return for Sosa, who I believe was going to be a free agent after 2000 or 2001. Those 4 players (ok 3 because I’ve never heard of Melian) and saving the money from Sosa’s next contract (though who knows if they spend that money if it isn’t going to a confirmed draw like Sosa)

Cubs almost certainly still get the 2nd pick in the 2001 draft and take Prior, so we may be looking at Westbrook instead of Clement in the 2003 rotation. We get the front end of Soriano’s career instead of the back end and Ledee was a solid enough backup OF.

I dunno I’m sick of having no baseball to talk about.
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Postby Tim » Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:13 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Random topic of discussion but with the 1998 doc airing tonight I was reading a few things on Sosa and I came across his almost trade to the Yankees in 2000. I vaguely recall these talks but I guess I don’t remember how close it was to being completed.

The rumored trade I’ve seen was Sosa for:

Ricky Ledee
Jake Westbrook
Alfonso Soriano
Jackson Melian

Would you have taken that trade in hindsight, knowing what happened to these players? It might have altered the course of the 2003 playoff run but that’s definitely a very nice return for Sosa, who I believe was going to be a free agent after 2000 or 2001. Those 4 players (ok 3 because I’ve never heard of Melian) and saving the money from Sosa’s next contract (though who knows if they spend that money if it isn’t going to a confirmed draw like Sosa)

Cubs almost certainly still get the 2nd pick in the 2001 draft and take Prior, so we may be looking at Westbrook instead of Clement in the 2003 rotation. We get the front end of Soriano’s career instead of the back end and Ledee was a solid enough backup OF.

I dunno I’m sick of having no baseball to talk about.

I'm pretty sure Melian was a very highly regarded prospect at the time. He flamed out, but would have been a nice 4th piece at the time.
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Postby Tim » Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:17 pm

I had to look it up, but we actually did get him a couple years later. He played at West Tenn as a 22 year old and hit really well (.310/.375/.432). Then he completely flamed out at Iowa the next year and he was never the same after that.
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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:21 pm

I wanted that Sosa trade so bad. I remember listening to the Score for updates every day toward the end of July, and they kept playing “should I stay or should I go.”

The only deadline deals I wanted more were Randy Johnson in 1998 and Nomar in 2003
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:54 am

Sammy Sosa's vibe during this 30 For 30 is Teddy Perkins as a cartel kingpin
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Derwood » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:32 am

The Cardinals groundkeeper dude is such a chud.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:09 am

That was a horsefeathering horrible documentary. Other than for nostalgia purposes of seeing the highlights and going back to that summer there was nothing to like.
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Postby NonProfitCow » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:25 am

Cubswin11 wrote:That was a horsefeathering horrible documentary. Other than for nostalgia purposes of seeing the highlights and going back to that summer there was nothing to like.

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NonProfitCow wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:That was a horsefeathering horrible documentary. Other than for nostalgia purposes of seeing the highlights and going back to that summer there was nothing to like.

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Didn’t need all the self righteous, sanctimonious broadcasters/media old guys involved, would’ve liked to have heard from more players. Also didn’t need to hear from the horsefeathering grounds keeper multiple times, or about how Cardinals fans judge fly balls better and the other nonsense. They completely glossed over Kerry Wood and Sammy carrying a very average Cubs team to a playoff birth and just not as much Sammy/Cubs stuff as I expected. Also the screen cuts with modern day crowd shots but showing 98 highlights was, ummm, odd and cheap.

Watching this really did make me miss baseball though.
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Postby 17 Seconds » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:10 am

Cubswin11 wrote:That was a horsefeathering horrible documentary. Other than for nostalgia purposes of seeing the highlights and going back to that summer there was nothing to like.


that's literally the only reason I would ever watch a movie about the home run chase
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Postby UMFan83 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:30 am

Cubswin11 wrote:
NonProfitCow wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:That was a horsefeathering horrible documentary. Other than for nostalgia purposes of seeing the highlights and going back to that summer there was nothing to like.

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Didn’t need all the self righteous, sanctimonious broadcasters/media old guys involved, would’ve liked to have heard from more players. Also didn’t need to hear from the horsefeathering grounds keeper multiple times, or about how Cardinals fans judge fly balls better and the other nonsense. They completely glossed over Kerry Wood and Sammy carrying a very average Cubs team to a playoff birth and just not as much Sammy/Cubs stuff as I expected. Also the screen cuts with modern day crowd shots but showing 98 highlights was, ummm, odd and cheap.

Watching this really did make me miss baseball though.


I don’t mind them not spending a lot of time talking about the Cubs playoff race, after all this was about the HR race. But if you are trying to tell us how these players felt and what they were dealing with during the year, then yeah there should have been more talk about how Sosa also carried the pressure of balancing trying to get the Cubs into the playoffs with the HR record.

Overall yeah the doc was pretty mediocre. Maybe it was more interesting for someone too young to remember the HR race but it didn’t do a whole lot for me.
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Postby UMFan83 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:46 am

It’s all connected

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Derwood » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:12 pm

I agree, it was pretty mediocre. We were spoiled by The Lat Dance. We’re Ray Langford and Steve Trachsel really the only two players they interviewed?
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