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Postby squally1313 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:39 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:I really hope Hendricks gets his due alongside Rizzo, Bryant, Lester, Javy, in 10-15 years when everyone looks back at this Cubs era. None of this happens without him somehow unlocking a god mode changeup and succeeding wildly with a profile that no other pitcher in the big leagues has.


Game 6 against the Dodgers goes down as the most enjoyable baseball game I've ever watched.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:46 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:I really hope Hendricks gets his due alongside Rizzo, Bryant, Lester, Javy, in 10-15 years when everyone looks back at this Cubs era. None of this happens without him somehow unlocking a god mode changeup and succeeding wildly with a profile that no other pitcher in the big leagues has.

Absolutely, even if he would’ve died last year when he was throwing 83 MPH fastballs. His 2016 alone immortalized him in Cubs history.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Brian » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:07 pm

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TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:I really hope Hendricks gets his due alongside Rizzo, Bryant, Lester, Javy, in 10-15 years when everyone looks back at this Cubs era. None of this happens without him somehow unlocking a god mode changeup and succeeding wildly with a profile that no other pitcher in the big leagues has.


Game 6 against the Dodgers goes down as the most enjoyable baseball game I've ever watched.


yes, WS Game 7 was crazy and obviously had the end result everybody wanted, but NLCS Game 6 is just a masterpiece.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Regular Show » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:08 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:I really hope Hendricks gets his due alongside Rizzo, Bryant, Lester, Javy, in 10-15 years when everyone looks back at this Cubs era. None of this happens without him somehow unlocking a god mode changeup and succeeding wildly with a profile that no other pitcher in the big leagues has.


I'm not positive about this, but I feel like Hendricks will be more fondly remembered than Lester in 10-15 years by Cubs fans. I certainly enjoy watching Hendricks more and appreciate what he does in such a unique way. I think he'll get his due from Cubs fans down the road.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Regular Show » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:13 pm

Probably in 10-15 years they'll be rated this way (in the minds of Cubs fans).

Cubs pitchers from this era:
1. Arrieta
2. Hendricks
3. Lester
4. Hamels (if he has a legendary postseason run that leads to a WS)
5. Strop
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:47 pm

Regular Show wrote:Probably in 10-15 years they'll be rated this way (in the minds of Cubs fans).

Cubs pitchers from this era:
1. Arrieta
2. Hendricks
3. Lester
4. Hamels (if he has a legendary postseason run that leads to a WS)
5. Strop

I'm pretty sure the vast majority of our fan base thinks Strop sucks, or at the least is nothing special.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby BigSlick » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:49 pm

Brian wrote:
squally1313 wrote:
TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:I really hope Hendricks gets his due alongside Rizzo, Bryant, Lester, Javy, in 10-15 years when everyone looks back at this Cubs era. None of this happens without him somehow unlocking a god mode changeup and succeeding wildly with a profile that no other pitcher in the big leagues has.


Game 6 against the Dodgers goes down as the most enjoyable baseball game I've ever watched.


yes, WS Game 7 was crazy and obviously had the end result everybody wanted, but NLCS Game 6 is just a masterpiece.

Yeah I have to say Game 6 probably was a much more enjoyable watch in terms of pure mastery of the sport, Hendricks faced the minimum right? It was crazy. And just making the World Series was nigh unfathomable to me, that was the night I went down to Wrigleyville and walked among the drunk folks.

I'm a crazy person so World Series Game 7 almost killed me, but ended the right way.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Brian707 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:59 pm

Game 6 vs the Dodgers also ended in like 2 hours and 20 minutes which is unheard of in playoff baseball. I didn't even have time to get drunk before the game ended. My dad won the playoff lottery to buy tickets to the NLCS, he picked game 2 instead of game 6 because he had a wedding to go to for the clincher. I really wish he would have blown off the wedding as we sat thru that Kershaw domination instead.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby squally1313 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:04 pm

Regular Show wrote:Probably in 10-15 years they'll be rated this way (in the minds of Cubs fans).

Cubs pitchers from this era:
1. Arrieta
2. Hendricks
3. Lester
4. Hamels (if he has a legendary postseason run that leads to a WS)
5. Strop


We've got 2, hopefully 3 years left on Lester's deal, and Hendrick's has two more arbitration years. If Arrieta goes down as the best/most memorable pitcher of this era, things will probably have gone pretty badly in the next few years. No one is going to top Jake's 2015, but ultimately what happens in October is going to stick around for me, and I think Kyle and Jon have quite a few big playoff games left ahead of them.
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:10 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
Regular Show wrote:Probably in 10-15 years they'll be rated this way (in the minds of Cubs fans).

Cubs pitchers from this era:
1. Arrieta
2. Hendricks
3. Lester
4. Hamels (if he has a legendary postseason run that leads to a WS)
5. Strop

I'm pretty sure the vast majority of our fan base thinks Strop sucks, or at the least is nothing special.


yea, I'd be stunned if Strop is thought of much at all outside of NSBB'ers. #5 might be John Lackey because of his legendary mound melt down in game 2 (I think it was game 2) last year, but not in a good way.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:14 pm

minnesotacubsfan wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:
Regular Show wrote:Probably in 10-15 years they'll be rated this way (in the minds of Cubs fans).

Cubs pitchers from this era:
1. Arrieta
2. Hendricks
3. Lester
4. Hamels (if he has a legendary postseason run that leads to a WS)
5. Strop

I'm pretty sure the vast majority of our fan base thinks Strop sucks, or at the least is nothing special.


yea, I'd be stunned if Strop is thought of much at all outside of NSBB'ers. #5 might be John Lackey because of his legendary mound melt down in game 2 (I think it was game 2) last year, but not in a good way.

a large contingent of cubs twitter rightfully loves strop
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:16 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
minnesotacubsfan wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:I'm pretty sure the vast majority of our fan base thinks Strop sucks, or at the least is nothing special.


yea, I'd be stunned if Strop is thought of much at all outside of NSBB'ers. #5 might be John Lackey because of his legendary mound melt down in game 2 (I think it was game 2) last year, but not in a good way.

a large contingent of cubs twitter rightfully loves strop


considering how little I twitter should tell you that I had no idea that was true
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:17 pm

Way too many dumb Cubs fans don't like him because of his hat.
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Postby ConstableRabbit » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:24 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
minnesotacubsfan wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:I'm pretty sure the vast majority of our fan base thinks Strop sucks, or at the least is nothing special.


yea, I'd be stunned if Strop is thought of much at all outside of NSBB'ers. #5 might be John Lackey because of his legendary mound melt down in game 2 (I think it was game 2) last year, but not in a good way.

a large contingent of cubs twitter rightfully loves strop

I also think that him getting hurt this year caused a lot of people to appreciate how good he is.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Regular Show » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:26 pm

minnesotacubsfan wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:
Regular Show wrote:Probably in 10-15 years they'll be rated this way (in the minds of Cubs fans).

Cubs pitchers from this era:
1. Arrieta
2. Hendricks
3. Lester
4. Hamels (if he has a legendary postseason run that leads to a WS)
5. Strop

I'm pretty sure the vast majority of our fan base thinks Strop sucks, or at the least is nothing special.


yea, I'd be stunned if Strop is thought of much at all outside of NSBB'ers. #5 might be John Lackey because of his legendary mound melt down in game 2 (I think it was game 2) last year, but not in a good way.


Yeah, I was talking about how they'll rate all the Cubs pitchers that are viewed favorably lol.

Yeah, Lackey makes the list if we're talking about Cubs pitchers that sucked. Honestly, most of the crappy pitchers will fade from memory. We won't even remember them in 10-15 years. Now, that probably won't happen with Lackey...

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Strop has been around for a few years and was a key part of the turnaround for this franchise. He's been awesome every year he's been here. Fans are noticing how important he is with Morrow out. People were ripping Maddon on sports talk radio for letting him hit and get hurt. His profile has certainly increased this year. I think Cubs fans will remember him fondly in the future (he'll show up for every Cubs Convention and I wouldn't be surprised if he joins the organization after he retires in some coach/mentor role).
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby bcl412 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:11 pm

I basically want him to never suck and be a hall of fake pitcher.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:13 pm

bcl412 wrote:I basically want him to never suck and be a hall of fake pitcher.


I dont want him to be fake. I like the real Kyle.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:48 pm

Brian707 wrote:I didn't even have time to get drunk before the game ended.

i got horsefeathering hammered
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Gilby » Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:59 pm

Career 3.06 ERA including postseason. What a horsefeathering boss.
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Postby Regular Show » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:17 pm


Good Stuff. The pitch sequence against Votto is hilarious.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby 17 Seconds » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:42 pm

every time i see a pitcher thread bumped, i assume he's hurt
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby champaignchris » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:47 pm

Lot of mentions of Game 6 against the Dodgers in 2016... Game 1 against Washington in 2017 was almost as good, and in some ways it was more the prototype of an ideal Hendricks start... weak ground ball after weak ground ball after weak ground ball.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby TomtheBombadil » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:05 am

I thought he'd be figured out by now. Now I more legitimately wonder if he'll have a mid-late career velocity surge ala Hamels and Shields thanks to good health, mechanics, and some old fashioned chutzpah.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Brian » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:31 pm

Does Kyle now have the nickname 'Drix', if so why and if so who give it to him and why haven't they been fired yet?




side question: who thought he was injured or dead because I bumped this?
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:17 pm

Brian wrote:Does Kyle now have the nickname 'Drix', if so why and if so who give it to him and why haven't they been fired yet?


side question: who thought he was injured or dead because I bumped this?


Well, I can answer the why. (Hendricks - Hen = dricks = drix) The rest remains a mystery.
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