I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

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Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:54 pm

That tweet cracks me up just because it repeatedly makes me picture some version of Heyward that looks like this:

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Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

Postby Schwarber Fan » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:41 pm

Don’t look now but he’s hitting .271
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Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

Postby cubsclapp » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:29 am



.760 OPS on the season.

vs righties:

.305/.363/.458, 122 wRC+, 8.2 BB%, 8.8 K%.

Even got that wRC+ up to 51 vs lefties!

Will probably see his 7.9 BB% go up a little bit, especially if teams are actually kinda scared of him now.
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Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

Postby Banedon » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:05 am

I know it's almost a meme at this point to say "Heyward is fixed" and this may not last, but it's really great to see him figure it out, even if it's just for a stretch of a few weeks or whatever. He seems like a really great guy, and he really deserves the success.
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Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

Postby Regular Show » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:00 pm

Banedon wrote:I know it's almost a meme at this point to say "Heyward is fixed" and this may not last, but it's really great to see him figure it out, even if it's just for a stretch of a few weeks or whatever. He seems like a really great guy, and he really deserves the success.


Yeah, he seems like a genuinely good guy and a great teammate. He deserves this for sure. I hope this success will last through the regular season (and all the way to the World Series hopefully)...

And then I hope this successful campaign will make it easier for the Cubs to trade him somewhere. I have zero faith in him next season or in the last few years of this contract. I honestly think Oakland would be interested in him and they've been good trade partners with us in the past. Not sure Heyward would be willing to go there though. He'll still have a limited NTC.
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Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

Postby CubInOK » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:19 pm

Heyward looks like he's using all fields in this "figured it out" stretch, and it also looks like teams have stopped shifting on him because of it. He had a single last night that would have been an out if the shift was on.
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Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:25 pm

Is the obp = ba in the last 15 games or so a concern? He seems to be attacking early in the count and having success, but no walks?
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Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

Postby David » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:27 pm

minnesotacubsfan wrote:Is the obp = ba in the last 15 games or so a concern? He seems to be attacking early in the count and having success, but no walks?


no it's not a concern
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Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

Postby big ball chunky time » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:31 pm

what about the lack of stolen bases
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Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

Postby PackLandVA » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:40 am

Frankly, I'd like to see more triples.
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Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

Postby Regular Show » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:12 am

I'd like to see more pep talks/motivational speeches from him. I want Heyward to just randomly go up to strangers on the street and share some inspirational words.
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Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

Postby Brian » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:55 am

He was apparently playing the last two years without hands, so they don't really look all that bad now do they?
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Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

Postby The Logan » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:06 pm

If he just now found his hands then what the hell has he been pissing on for the last two years!?!
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Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:45 pm

Brian wrote:He was apparently playing the last two years without hands, so they don't really look all that bad now do they?


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Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

Postby Duke Silver » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:23 pm

Heyward is an above-average hitter and he's still the 10th-most valuable position player on our team.
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Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

Postby mul21 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:26 pm

Duke Silver wrote:Heyward is an above-average hitter and he's still the 10th-most valuable position player on our team.


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Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

Postby MidoreX » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:10 pm

After last night's 4 hit game he's up to .337/.376/.515 in 109 AB since coming back from the DL, good for a 138 wRC+ during that time. This small taste of what we thought we were getting when we first signed him has been a breath of fresh air, let's hope it continues
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Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

Postby Banedon » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:57 am

Cubs center fielder Jason Heyward was expected to miss at least the next two games after leaving Thursday's 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves because of tightness in his right hamstring, manager Joe Maddon said.
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Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:40 pm

Saw a tweet yesterday (I think) that Heyward hasn’t done any sort of baseball activities yet. So he’s probably going to be out for a while still, hopefully he’s able to get a solid ~10 games in before the playoffs.
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