It's Maddoning

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Re: It's Maddoning

Postby Brian » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:22 pm

yeah I don't think it's a great loss, but just weird timing.
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Re: It's Maddoning

Postby Backtobanks » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:23 pm

PTR is going to low ball all the FA's to save money and then trade Maddon for Renteria to save a few more $$$$.
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Re: It's Maddoning

Postby Andy » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:50 pm

Brian wrote:yeah I don't think it's a great loss, but just weird timing.

It's totally a shot at Joe. The timing is curious, but there could be a million reasons for that.

I was as pissed off at Hickey as anyone the first half of the season (I have the posts to prove it), but outside of Chatwood's utter collapse, which probably wasn't his fault, on balance he seemed fine. But if all these changes energize the team somehow, that's ok too.
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Re: It's Maddoning

Postby TMan92 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:37 pm

When does Theo put on the gorilla suit?
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Re: It's Maddoning

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:35 am

This is all so horsefeathering weird.

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Re: It's Maddoning

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:26 am

Damn, they should have hired Derek Johnson then.
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Re: It's Maddoning

Postby Gilby » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:11 am

Theo's in a bit of an extended slump when it comes to general decision making. The feeling around this team should be way more positive than it actually is right now.
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Re: It's Maddoning

Postby Tim » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:03 am

Gilby wrote:Theo's in a bit of an extended slump when it comes to general decision making. The feeling around this team should be way more positive than it actually is right now.

I'm 90% confident that we could essentially stand pat at this point and win 90+ games and make the playoffs in 2019 (barring abnormal health issues). I don't feel bad, I just want more.
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Re: It's Maddoning

Postby Banedon » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:06 pm

Gilby wrote:Theo's in a bit of an extended slump when it comes to general decision making. The feeling around this team should be way more positive than it actually is right now.


Eh...some of the results haven't been good. But how many people at the time those decisions were made thought they were bad? Sometimes the right decisions don't pan out. I don't know what the story with Hickey is, and having to replace him after a year surely isn't ideal, but it definitely seems out of the ordinary and not something that can necessarily be pinned on something Theo should have foreseen.
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Re: It's Maddoning

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:27 pm

Banedon wrote:
Gilby wrote:Theo's in a bit of an extended slump when it comes to general decision making. The feeling around this team should be way more positive than it actually is right now.


Eh...some of the results haven't been good. But how many people at the time those decisions were made thought they were bad? Sometimes the right decisions don't pan out. I don't know what the story with Hickey is, and having to replace him after a year surely isn't ideal, but it definitely seems out of the ordinary and not something that can necessarily be pinned on something Theo should have foreseen.


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Re: It's Maddoning

Postby UMFan83 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:33 pm

Really weird to leave a coach dangling in the wind like that. I almost wonder if Hickey is having health issues or something and is voluntarily leaving but the Cubs want to find a successor before announcing
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Re: It's Maddoning

Postby Brian707 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:59 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
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Cubswin11 wrote:Yeah it seems like they’re trying to smoke Joe out with this move



The next step is for them to board up his office

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