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Postby 17 Seconds » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:02 pm

"... this young man is going to be a major league star"

going to be, stoney?
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Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby David » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:50 pm

17 Seconds wrote:"... this young man is going to be a major league star"

going to be, stoney?


well, to be fair he's still got under 300 MLB PAs but yeah the legendary 13 playoff games or whatever have kind of sealed that deal
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Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby Derwood » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:55 pm

David wrote:
17 Seconds wrote:"... this young man is going to be a major league star"

going to be, stoney?


well, to be fair he's still got under 300 MLB PAs but yeah the legendary 13 playoff games or whatever have kind of sealed that deal


I'd say he's not a "star" yet. Certainly he is among Cubs fans, but it's going to take more for him to rise to that level (which he undoubtedly will)
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Postby David » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:56 pm

national fans eat up stuff like his world series comeback...add in the fact that he was great and those 4 games almost make you a star on their own. nevermind the absolutely ridiculous dongs in the 2015 playoffs.
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Postby 17 Seconds » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:13 pm

even if he has a .750 ops the rest of his career, he's still a star at this very moment
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Postby bcl412 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:22 pm

Depends on definition of star but his monster dongs in 2015 and The Comeback have at least given him some folk hero status.
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:21 pm

CubmanPi wrote:I'm ready to look at a whole bunch of those for the next 7.5 months.

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Postby Duke Silver » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:36 pm

This Addison Russell kid might be pretty good.
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:18 pm

I bristled at the star line, but what really got me was the notion that he didn't face any lefthanders last year, or whatever. Uhhh it's not like they sat him down, Steve.
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Postby Donzo » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:15 pm

Stone was nothing but very positive about the Cubs. He even came off as enthusiastic when he praised the entire structure of the Cubs organization.
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Postby David » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:44 am

montgomery has made georgie look silly 2 times now
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Postby David » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:47 am

heyward hit that on the screws for an out
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Postby Duke Silver » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:35 am

David wrote:montgomery has made georgie look silly 2 times now


Still watching? How does Anderson look?
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Postby Duke Silver » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:37 am

Addi hit his 5th homer.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:25 pm

and then he liked the tweet
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Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:55 pm

What's the difference between LeMahieu and Theriot other than BABIP and some marginal power that could be park aided? And there really are people that exist that think LeMahieu is some major piece we let get away? He wouldn't even play regularly on our roster right now, he'd be the last guy on the bench in the LaStella/Szczur spot.
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Postby wvcbxl » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:14 pm

Nice running catch by Schwarber :-D
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:52 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:What's the difference between LeMahieu and Theriot other than BABIP and some marginal power that could be park aided? And there really are people that exist that think LeMahieu is some major piece we let get away? He wouldn't even play regularly on our roster right now, he'd be the last guy on the bench in the LaStella/Szczur spot.

Well DJ was sitting around 93 I believe with his exit velocity last year. That will play in any park. But he has largely been a similar hitter prior to that, relying on an inside-out approach. But the exit velo shows that the bat speed is certainly legit and the potential for power is there, even without Coors.
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Postby David » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:57 pm

Arrieta flashing his dong

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We Got The Whole 9 wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:What's the difference between LeMahieu and Theriot other than BABIP and some marginal power that could be park aided? And there really are people that exist that think LeMahieu is some major piece we let get away? He wouldn't even play regularly on our roster right now, he'd be the last guy on the bench in the LaStella/Szczur spot.

Well DJ was sitting around 93 I believe with his exit velocity last year. That will play in any park. But he has largely been a similar hitter prior to that, relying on an inside-out approach. But the exit velo shows that the bat speed is certainly legit and the potential for power is there, even without Coors.


This is not a very accurate interpretation of exit velocity. Maybe in a park whose dimensions are the reason for it being a hitter's park, but Coors is flattening breaking balls, which makes them 1) easier to drive and 2) forces pitchers into more fastballs anyway. There's also some potential measurement hazards of exit velocity calculated at altitude, but that's secondary to the point. I can't go to a funhouse of mirrors that shows I'm 9 feet tall and say that makes me 9 feet tall elsewhere, same logic applies.
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Postby OleMissCub » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:00 pm

Just saw that Jake's HR is the longest HR ever hit by a pitcher in the statcast era.
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Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
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Cubswin11 wrote:What's the difference between LeMahieu and Theriot other than BABIP and some marginal power that could be park aided? And there really are people that exist that think LeMahieu is some major piece we let get away? He wouldn't even play regularly on our roster right now, he'd be the last guy on the bench in the LaStella/Szczur spot.

Well DJ was sitting around 93 I believe with his exit velocity last year. That will play in any park. But he has largely been a similar hitter prior to that, relying on an inside-out approach. But the exit velo shows that the bat speed is certainly legit and the potential for power is there, even without Coors.


This is not a very accurate interpretation of exit velocity. Maybe in a park whose dimensions are the reason for it being a hitter's park, but Coors is flattening breaking balls, which makes them 1) easier to drive and 2) forces pitchers into more fastballs anyway. There's also some potential measurement hazards of exit velocity calculated at altitude, but that's secondary to the point. I can't go to a funhouse of mirrors that shows I'm 9 feet tall and say that makes me 9 feet tall elsewhere, same logic applies.


I get that, but I don't think he'd be able to maintain 92.5 if he wasn't putting up some very good EV on the road as well. Lemahieu led the Rockies, and was a full 2 MPH higher than Arenado, for instance, who was 2nd on the team.
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Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby JeffH » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:15 pm

Cubs-Reds today at 3 p.m. Central on DirecTV 665.

LF Schwarber
1B Bryant
C Montero
CF Almora
3B La Stella
2B Happ
RF Andreoli
P Hendricks
SS Young

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