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Postby Brian » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:37 am

Mark is in Arizona and Boys of Spring has updated so I'd say it's time to start the Spring Training thread




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Re: Spring Training 2020 (aka Mark Gonzales blurry photo szn)

Postby SouthSideRyan » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:01 pm

Correction: that’s Clayton Kershaw
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Re: Spring Training 2020 (aka Mark Gonzales blurry photo szn)

Postby David » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:03 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:Correction: that’s Clayton Kershaw


I thought it was Brett Jackson
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:39 pm

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Nice try you fools, the whole outworking foes thing only works in movie montage form to 80s music
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Postby Brian » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:12 pm

IT'S OFFICIALLY SPRING TRAINING

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Postby Brian » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:49 pm

All pitchers have now reported

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Postby Brian » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:23 pm

has to be a flip phone

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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:15 pm

I 1 million percent endorse this. It makes the most sense and he’s the most logical option and it stops the nonsense narratives around the lead off spot. Optimistic this is indicative they’re gonna run thing by the numbers a bit more and not Joe’s “gut feelings.”

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Postby David » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:18 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:I 1 million percent endorse this. It makes the most sense and he’s the most logical option and it stops the nonsense narratives around the lead off spot. Optimistic this is indicative they’re gonna run thing by the numbers a bit more and not Joe’s “gut feelings.”



I think that's a given and I think it's at least a likely source of some minor improvement
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:31 pm

I hope it isn't just Ross's gut feeling....
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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:36 pm

minnesotacubsfan wrote:I hope it isn't just Ross's gut feeling....

Deciding to lead off the guy with a career .373 OBP, coming off a season he was over .400, and is 8th in MLB in OBP since 2014 doesn’t seem like a gut feeling. If it is, it’s at least a better feel than running Almora, Kemp, Descalso, etc out there at leadoff.
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Postby Brian » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:46 pm

Nice of Theo to squeeze a presser in between workouts

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Postby David » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:47 pm

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minnesotacubsfan wrote:I hope it isn't just Ross's gut feeling....

Deciding to lead off the guy with a career .373 OBP, coming off a season he was over .400, and is 8th in MLB in OBP since 2014 doesn’t seem like a gut feeling. If it is, it’s at least a better feel than running Almora, Kemp, Descalso, etc out there at leadoff.


yeah, to me we have a bunch of dudes i'd be fine with (on numbers alone) doing it, and there's definitely no justification for throwing actual terrible hitters there. the only wildcard to me is how the individual player reacts to it. heyward and schwarber might be totally fine there or might have totally been in their own heads about it (i believe both have said as much) - but we know rizzo embraces it.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:49 pm

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minnesotacubsfan wrote:I hope it isn't just Ross's gut feeling....

Deciding to lead off the guy with a career .373 OBP, coming off a season he was over .400, and is 8th in MLB in OBP since 2014 doesn’t seem like a gut feeling. If it is, it’s at least a better feel than running Almora, Kemp, Descalso, etc out there at leadoff.


yeah, to me we have a bunch of dudes i'd be fine with (on numbers alone) doing it, and there's definitely no justification for throwing actual terrible hitters there. the only wildcard to me is how the individual player reacts to it. heyward and schwarber might be totally fine there or might have totally been in their own heads about it (i believe both have said as much) - but we know rizzo embraces it.

Yeah that’s the other thing, at worst Rizzo seems indifferent about it and at best he seems to embrace it. We know Heyward doesn’t like it and KB has said he doesn’t or wouldn’t like it either. Schwarber and Happ had their chances and either let it get to their heads and/or just sucked. Willy vs LHP I don’t mind as an option either, but the numbers suggest along with every subjective thing we know that it should just be Rizzo.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:50 pm

Brian wrote:Nice of Theo to squeeze a presser in between workouts


whose dong is jed checking out?
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:52 pm

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minnesotacubsfan wrote:I hope it isn't just Ross's gut feeling....

Deciding to lead off the guy with a career .373 OBP, coming off a season he was over .400, and is 8th in MLB in OBP since 2014 doesn’t seem like a gut feeling. If it is, it’s at least a better feel than running Almora, Kemp, Descalso, etc out there at leadoff.


yeah, to me we have a bunch of dudes i'd be fine with (on numbers alone) doing it, and there's definitely no justification for throwing actual terrible hitters there. the only wildcard to me is how the individual player reacts to it. heyward and schwarber might be totally fine there or might have totally been in their own heads about it (i believe both have said as much) - but we know rizzo embraces it.


primarily, I meant his hint at "other guys" in the tweet.
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Re: Spring Training 2020 (aka Mark Gonzales blurry photo szn)

Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:22 am

Yeah, things sound like they must have been great between Joe and Theo/FO for the last year+

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Postby Bluescale » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:04 am

minnesotacubsfan wrote:I hope it isn't just Ross's gut feeling....


Ross doesn't get to have gut feelings. He was brought in to do as he's told. At least that's what I hope...
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Re: Spring Training 2020 (aka Mark Gonzales blurry photo szn)

Postby CubinNY » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:06 pm

Bluescale wrote:
minnesotacubsfan wrote:I hope it isn't just Ross's gut feeling....


Ross doesn't get to have gut feelings. He was brought in to do as he's told. At least that's what I hope...

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Postby Brian » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:36 pm

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Postby Andy » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:42 pm

Brian wrote:our tiny faced king


Rizzo is unequivocally right to be pissed off, but it's pretty clear that from the moment the CBT became a thing that the owners DID mean it to be a salary cap.
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