The Chili has gone bad

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Re: The Chili has gone bad

Postby TomtheBombadil » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:07 am

Balls. Would have been cool to have a guy named Chili Davis around.

Kevin Long would be my dream hire? Is that even true? He’s overqualified anyway probably
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Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:20 am

Find out who Bryce Harper likes. Hire that person.
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Re: The Chili has gone bad

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:23 am

UK wrote:https://yanksgoyard.com/2018/01/29/yankees-coaching-carousel-comes-end/

PJ Piliterre is my favorite choice.


NO MORE HITTING COACHES WITH GOOFY NAMES.
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Postby UMFan83 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:25 am

Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:Find out who Bryce Harper likes. Hire that person.


Maybe Bryce’s and Kris’ dads can be co-hitting coaches
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Re: The Chili has gone bad

Postby Brian » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:34 am

I'm not sure if he's ever swung a bat, but if anybody is going to bring power back it's this guy
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Postby NotSoSober » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:24 am

What took so long. Hire Manny Ramirez and bring his horsefeathering doctor with him
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:40 am

Chili no longer being served in the game room.
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Re: The Chili has gone bad

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:47 am

The pitch to Bryce couldn't be simpler now. Contract offer will be within 95% of his max offer, gets to play with his friend, gets to play in a market and for a team to maximize endorsements, brings to the offense what we are needing, can be the signing that signals and org change back to OBP/SLG, etc. He can be the man without needing to necessarily be the man with the supporting cast but can also be treated as the guy that fixes things.
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Postby Pushfrog98 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:49 am

Unlike at Wendy's, Chili did not give us runs.
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Re: The Chili has gone bad

Postby shnsajax » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:52 am

the mountain by my house got snow yesterday, so its officially chili season in my book.
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Re: The Chili has gone bad

Postby UK » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:03 am

If I was to wager on this one, my money would be on Derek Shelton.
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Postby Regular Show » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:15 am

UK wrote:If I was to wager on this one, my money would be on Derek Shelton.


Don't know much about him but I'm all on board. He's from my hometown of Carbondale, Il.
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Postby Bear Cub » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:12 am

Magadan is available.
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Re: The Chili has gone bad

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:12 am

It's like some kind of Faust-ian bargain to be able to gaze upon Bryce Harper, but then to also have to sometimes look at his dad, too.
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Re: The Chili has gone bad

Postby Banedon » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:02 pm

Patrick Mooney is pretty hilariously self-righteous about this.

There appeared to be a lot of rejoicing on Twitter after the Cubs fired Davis, a strange reaction for an accomplished professional who contributed to a 95-win team. It’s easier to blame Davis than wonder if those young players were rushed through the minors or anointed too early in their careers or stunted in development because of all the matchups-based lineups.

Maybe this team could’ve used another veteran hitter like Daniel Murphy – to talk through at-bats and process game plans faster – for more than just the last six weeks of the season. Kris Bryant’s left shoulder is kind of important to his swing – and the offense clearly wasn’t going to be the same with the 2016 NL MVP limited to only 102 games. It would be nice if the Cubs weren’t constantly looking back at the home plate umpires and making faces after called third strikes.

But this is what the Cubs have become now, a second-place team with a sense of entitlement. Everyone knows Epstein isn’t afraid to make big moves or uncomfortable decisions and this only feels like the beginning of a long winter of changes. Good luck to the next hitting coach, who will do a much better job if he’s working in the cage with Bryce Harper or Manny Machado.


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Postby UMFan83 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:12 pm

Banedon wrote:Patrick Mooney is pretty hilariously self-righteous about this.

There appeared to be a lot of rejoicing on Twitter after the Cubs fired Davis, a strange reaction for an accomplished professional who contributed to a 95-win team. It’s easier to blame Davis than wonder if those young players were rushed through the minors or anointed too early in their careers or stunted in development because of all the matchups-based lineups.

Maybe this team could’ve used another veteran hitter like Daniel Murphy – to talk through at-bats and process game plans faster – for more than just the last six weeks of the season. Kris Bryant’s left shoulder is kind of important to his swing – and the offense clearly wasn’t going to be the same with the 2016 NL MVP limited to only 102 games. It would be nice if the Cubs weren’t constantly looking back at the home plate umpires and making faces after called third strikes.

But this is what the Cubs have become now, a second-place team with a sense of entitlement. Everyone knows Epstein isn’t afraid to make big moves or uncomfortable decisions and this only feels like the beginning of a long winter of changes. Good luck to the next hitting coach, who will do a much better job if he’s working in the cage with Bryce Harper or Manny Machado.


https://theathletic.com/584702/2018/10/ ... -cubs-way/


Holy crap what an awful take
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Re: The Chili has gone bad

Postby treebird » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:20 pm

i swear mooney used to be different. that is truly awful. there is plenty coming out to suggest that the players did not like chili and thought he was detrimental, but sure, take this as an opportunity to attack the fans and the front office.
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Re: The Chili has gone bad

Postby Bull » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:29 pm

treebird wrote:i was even eating a bowl of chili when i got the news what a glorious day

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Re: The Chili has gone bad

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:36 pm

Banedon wrote:Patrick Mooney is pretty hilariously self-righteous about this.

There appeared to be a lot of rejoicing on Twitter after the Cubs fired Davis, a strange reaction for an accomplished professional who contributed to a 95-win team. It’s easier to blame Davis than wonder if those young players were rushed through the minors or anointed too early in their careers or stunted in development because of all the matchups-based lineups.

Maybe this team could’ve used another veteran hitter like Daniel Murphy – to talk through at-bats and process game plans faster – for more than just the last six weeks of the season. Kris Bryant’s left shoulder is kind of important to his swing – and the offense clearly wasn’t going to be the same with the 2016 NL MVP limited to only 102 games. It would be nice if the Cubs weren’t constantly looking back at the home plate umpires and making faces after called third strikes.

But this is what the Cubs have become now, a second-place team with a sense of entitlement. Everyone knows Epstein isn’t afraid to make big moves or uncomfortable decisions and this only feels like the beginning of a long winter of changes. Good luck to the next hitting coach, who will do a much better job if he’s working in the cage with Bryce Harper or Manny Machado.


https://theathletic.com/584702/2018/10/ ... -cubs-way/


The Cubs were as middle of the pack as you can get when it comes to strikeouts, and that's what he calls out? Their team batting average and OBP were great...the glaring thing missing, especially in the second half, was power (ESPECIALLY dongs), and Mooney wishes they were slapping the ball around even more than they were.

Oh, and everyone is greedy and mean because of what happened to poor Chili, but the Cubs need more horsefeathers like Daniel Murphy (who managed only a .297 .329 .471 .800 with the Cubs, which was right in line with the rest of his ho-hum as horsefeathers season). GREAT CALL, DICK.
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Re: The Chili has gone bad

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Re: The Chili has gone bad

Postby Bertz » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:46 pm

treebird wrote:i swear mooney used to be different. that is truly awful. there is plenty coming out to suggest that the players did not like chili and thought he was detrimental, but sure, take this as an opportunity to attack the fans and the front office.


He turned into a hot take doom boner artist towards the end of his CSN tenure. I assumed he was still a good writer just trying to goose his poor traffic numbers, but given that he's stayed that guy at the Athletic I guess he is just fundamentally a hack.
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Re: The Chili has gone bad

Postby Banedon » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:41 pm

I almost posted earlier this morning that the exit interviews had to really go against Chili. If players had been saying something like "the results aren't there, but what Chili is doing is going to make us better eventually", he'd still be around.
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Re: The Chili has gone bad

Postby BigSlick » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:17 pm

Usually I don’t think hitting coaches matter or do much at all, so I’m actually pretty surprised to see hitters legitimately thought he ruined their swings.

I just wanted a blood sacrifice for this hell hole of a season, but if it actually helps fix things, all the better
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