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:
4. Hamels (if he has a legendary postseason run that leads to a WS)
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...
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).
"It was met with, basically, he didn't want to talk about that. He didn't want me to tell him that. I just basically said, 'Well that's why we want an electronic strike zone.'" -- Ben Zobrist