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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:27 am

big ball chunky time wrote:
Little Slide Rooter wrote:Just out of curiosity, who do you dipshits have an mind as a replacement?


literally anyone?

Except the guy you replied to.
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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:29 am

Little Slide Rooter wrote:Just out of curiosity, who do you dipshits have an mind as a replacement?


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Postby Duke Silver » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:31 am

CyHawk_Cub wrote:He was already fired, but he keeps on showing up at the park. Ricketts will never turn down labor he's already paid for, as tight as things are for the Cubs budget-wise.


And I said, I don't care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Theo that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I'm, I'm quitting, I'm going to quit. And, and I told Tom too, because they've moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were merry, but then, they took our alcohol away, but I kept my red wine because I got it from Binny's, and I kept the wine glass for my red wine and it's not okay because if they take my wine then I'll set the building on fire...
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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:32 am

Deeg wrote:Don’t discount Girardi as a possibility. If the Cubs decide to totally scapegoat Maddon and want to do a culture 180, he fits the bill.

horsefeathers no
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Postby champaignchris » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:28 am

If the team keeps looking as mentally out of it as it did tonight, you can scroll up your predictions by a few weeks.
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Postby NOLA » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:52 am

CyHawk_Cub wrote:
Little Slide Rooter wrote:Just out of curiosity, who do you dipshits have an mind as a replacement?


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Postby Forgotmyoldlogin » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:16 am

UMFan83 wrote:If its going to happen its going to be early enough in the season to believe that a managerial change can salvage the season. April is too early. I'm thinking late May. Lets go May 27th, the day after getting swept at home by the Reds to bring the Cubs record to 24-28.


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Postby NotSoSober » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:18 am

May 6th after the Cubs are swpet by the Cardinals at Wrigley

But hopefully today
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:57 am

Have an mind
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Postby BigSlick » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:11 pm

Remember when Joe was hired he was touted as the sabermetric friendly manager who was gonna do stuff by the numbers? Then he did a bunch of baffling nonsense all the time?

I truly want to see what happens if you put a 17 year old nerd who has a Fangraphs subscription in as manager

lets see what happens
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Postby biittner77 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:28 pm

CubinNY wrote:Who says they can't find a better manager? I haven't liked Maddon since he almost lost the WS with his choke moves.


The Key word being almost.

Don Baylor didn't get fired until July 4th. Dusty didn't get fired, just not renewed. Granted, that was a different regime but I think the answer for Maddon would be August 1 or not at all. What's wrong with the Cubs isn't Maddon's fault so if he got fired it would be as a scapegoat for a disappointing season. Why would PTR pay someone else and Maddon to finish out a lost season when he can save a few grand by just letting Maddon play out his contract?
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:41 pm

Yeah, I don't think the dude is getting fired even if this tiny sample size blows up into a gigantic disaster season; the FO already made things clear by pointing out that this is effectively a lame duck season if things don't go well, so they might as well just ride it out and part ways at the end of the season if they miss the playoffs (or make it and quickly exit via a short series of sad, mournful farts yet again). Firing Maddon earlier than that would be immensely awesome and satisfying (this is an objective fact, so shut up and throw your keyboard away), but I don't think for a second that they have any intention of escalating things beyond just mutually parting ways at the end of a contract with the guy who was technically manager when the Cubs finally won another WS. The only way I could see it going another way would be if he actually lives up to the Drinky Joe meme are starts calling out the players and the org publicly.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:05 pm

Maddon's on-field moves have been fine to me, there's stuff that I would do different but by and large the logic is sound and I can't in good conscience think there's a big difference in Awesome Mystery Manager X than Maddon in that department. I have Maddon fatigue in listening to him talk because he's a good and comfortable public speaker and so he ends up saying nonsensical things or saying too much that annoys me. That's ultimately more aesthetic than a strategic flaw, unless you've reached the point where the Maddon-led clubhouse also has fatigue, in which case I'm picking the players over him. The coaching carousel around him is a small indicator in that regard, as well as the underperformance/regression of the core as a whole.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:08 pm

Make Jed do the job.
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Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:13 pm

When is the last scheduled game, September 29th? OK then Ill go with September 30.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:17 pm

JennieGarthAlgar wrote:When is the last scheduled game, September 29th? OK then Ill go with September 30.

already taken, you need to up your bid
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Postby Andy » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:24 pm

JennieGarthAlgar wrote:When is the last scheduled game, September 29th? OK then Ill go with September 30.

To be pedantic, at that point his contract simply wouldn't be renewed and it wouldn't be a firing.
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Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:32 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
JennieGarthAlgar wrote:When is the last scheduled game, September 29th? OK then Ill go with September 30.

already taken, you need to up your bid


Damn it. Well I guess there will be rain outs and rescheduled games, so Ill pick Sept. 31st or 32nd.
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Postby The_Achiever » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:36 pm

July 8, the first day of the All star break.
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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:46 pm

So the Great Communicator didn't communicate this news to Carl before the regular season. 'K.

Or he did and Carl just said "horsefeathers it, Imma do it anyway."

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Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:37 pm

The League sent Joe a letter detailing how it was wrong and he was all like, "I have no interest in reading this. This is between MLB and CJ and I have nothing to do with it."
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:46 pm

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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:53 pm

If I can be a blind homer for a second it is absolute garbage that the league is so concerned about Edwards' delivery because all it takes to be legal is a barely perceptible bit of movement at the pause, whether it's his arms or whatever. And it's with the bases empty too.
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Postby Flames24Rulz » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:03 pm

April 29
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:12 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote: a blind homer for a second .


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