Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

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Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:31 pm

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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby Derwood » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:13 pm

Yes, easily
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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:12 pm

79.

Not nice.

You heard it here first. I am the prophet of doom (boner).
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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby Bertz » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:12 pm

I'll go ahead and say 93 wins. I don't love the outfield and I don't love the bullpen, but I think both groups have enough options that they'll be quality units by Memorial Day.

The infield and the rotation will be huge strengths. In particular, the dueling KB and Yu revenge tours are gonna be full on baseball porn.
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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby soccer10k » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:07 pm

They’ll be guaranteed an over .500 record with at least 20 games to play.
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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:21 pm

As much as I hate the Cubs (and everything, really), I have to believe they'll be around 90+ again. Now that I've said it, I fully expect a fire sale in August.
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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:27 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:As much as I hate the Cubs (and everything, really), I have to believe they'll be around 90+ again. Now that I've said it, I fully expect a fire sale in August.


This is about 90% I think they're human toilets and karma will smite them, and 10% that I hope it's the most reverse-y reverse jinx of all time.

But mainly I think the pitching is going to be a horsefeathering nightmare.
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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby UMFan83 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:20 pm

I could see a scenario where things fall apart, the teams bullpen depth is exposed and the Cubs still 'dont have money' to fill holes at the deadline.

But I guess you can make various doomsday scenarios with pretty much every team. I say yes, at least 85 wins.
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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:33 pm

Yes but it would be cooler if they didn’t
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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby TomtheBombadil » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:04 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Yes but it would be cooler if they didn’t


Exactly this

This franchise is going to have a big year and they doooo nooooot deserve it but the universe is cruel
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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby Hunter » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:52 pm

The Vegas line is 89.5.

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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:59 pm

I’ll say somewhere between 88 (if the division really turns out to be a death march and everyone wins over 80 games, unlikely but who knows) and 95 (team or two in division underperforms and we have more things go right than wrong).
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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby big ball chunky time » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:32 pm

81-80 (rainout that won't be made up)
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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:12 pm

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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby Derwood » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:46 pm

Vegas line of 89.5 sounds bad until you realize that every other NL Centeal team is even lower
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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby Bluescale » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:52 pm

Derwood wrote:Vegas line of 89.5 sounds bad until you realize that every other NL Centeal team is even lower


Except the Dodgers. And Washington is the same as us.
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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby weis21 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:58 pm

Bluescale wrote:
Derwood wrote:Vegas line of 89.5 sounds bad until you realize that every other NL Centeal team is even lower


Except the Dodgers. And Washington is the same as us.

NL centreal
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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:05 pm

weis21 wrote:
Bluescale wrote:
Derwood wrote:Vegas line of 89.5 sounds bad until you realize that every other NL Centeal team is even lower


Except the Dodgers. And Washington is the same as us.

NL centreal

haven't you heard? MLB approved radical reallignment to go into effect this season with all teams forecasted to finish above .500 in the same division as the cubs.
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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby NonProfitCow » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:05 pm

weis21 wrote:
Bluescale wrote:
Derwood wrote:Vegas line of 89.5 sounds bad until you realize that every other NL Centeal team is even lower


Except the Dodgers. And Washington is the same as us.

NL centreal

NL Centeal
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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby David » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:12 pm

weis21 wrote:
Bluescale wrote:
Derwood wrote:Vegas line of 89.5 sounds bad until you realize that every other NL Centeal team is even lower


Except the Dodgers. And Washington is the same as us.

NL centreal

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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby David » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:13 pm

Derwood wrote:Vegas line of 89.5 sounds bad until you realize that every other NL Centeal team is even lower


89.5 sounds bad?
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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby Derwood » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:31 pm

David wrote:
Derwood wrote:Vegas line of 89.5 sounds bad until you realize that every other NL Centeal team is even lower


89.5 sounds bad?


For a team that has won 90+ for 5 straight seasons and spent a crap ton of money? Yes, it sounds bad
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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby Bluescale » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:32 pm

Bluescale wrote:
Derwood wrote:Vegas line of 89.5 sounds bad until you realize that every other NL Centeal team is even lower


Except the Dodgers. And Washington is the same as us.


No one seems to have noticed this, but apparently I didn't read Derwood's post closely enough...
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Re: Will the 2019 Cubs finish above .500?

Postby David » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:46 pm

Derwood wrote:Vegas line of 89.5 sounds bad until you realize that every other NL Centeal team is even lower


there are 5 teams in baseball with higher totals, and 4 of them are in an american league that is half filled with dumpster fire teams that will roll over for their opposition
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