NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Derwood » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:46 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Ennder on Brewerfan.net at 8:51 PM on 6/11 wrote:Cubs won a world series so it is really hard to knock them but the post world series years have been a disaster for them. They went from having one of the best rosters in baseball plus one of the best farm systems to having no farm system at all and a number of very dubious looking contracts.


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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby bukie » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:53 pm

What number of dubious looking contracts? Is the number 1?
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Duke Silver » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:09 pm

It’s a wonder they haven’t went all r_mack over there after being thoroughly embarrassed so often by a team with so many dubious-looking contracts.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Derwood » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:11 pm

bukie wrote:What number of dubious looking contracts? Is the number 1?


I'm guessing they are counting Heyward (lol, considering his past month), Darvish (lol, it's been 2 months) and......??
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:15 pm

Chatwood is almost certainly the other.

And they still have one of the most talented rosters in the game and they still have the money to drop a bunch of cash on Harper's doorstep.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby David » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:16 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Chatwood is almost certainly the other.

And they still have one of the most talented rosters in the game and they still have the money to drop a bunch of cash on Harper's doorstep.


a few posters there were so relieved when they signed darvish, convinced that it meant there was no way they could go after harper and machado now.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:37 pm

KeithStone53151 wrote:I was at the game yesterday, the single best part of the game for me was watching Schwarber try playing left field. That guy is an absolute disaster out there, most of my bar league softball team is better in the outfield than him. It's actually hilarious.


I mean, the guy had watched Braun butcher it up out there for, what, a decade, and this is his take.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby ScrubMD » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:47 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
KeithStone53151 wrote:I was at the game yesterday, the single best part of the game for me was watching Schwarber try playing left field. That guy is an absolute disaster out there, most of my bar league softball team is better in the outfield than him. It's actually hilarious.


I mean, the guy had watched Braun butcher it up out there for, what, a decade, and this is his take.


Do you expect him to focus on Heyward getting a 110mph game-tying hit off Hader, or their Vaunted Bullpen giving up 5 runs in the 11th, or their best hitter being a 38yo backup catcher? He has to find something.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby ScrubMD » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:53 pm

The concept of a team having enough fans to be able to absorb a couple less-than-ideal contracts turns Brewers fans into Westworld robots looking at an iphone.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Janelle-Alexis » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:36 pm

Keith Stone wrote:The Cubs FO made a dreadful big $ signing, and look like they potentially made 2 more bad ones this past offseason...


Dumb GM: Signing Darvish and Chatwood.

Smart GM: Trying to sign Darvish and Chatwood (and every other FA pitcher) but failing because you have a garbage franchise that is every free agent's 26th choice.

Brewer fans are going to be so smug this offseason when they sign Logan Forsythe and the Cubs are forever stuck with Bryce Harper's contract.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby illiniguy » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:47 pm

I'm curious if that Endderr guy would be devastated with the Brewers winning 93 games, the division, and then making the Final Four? What a disaster, why haven't we fired Theo?
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:45 am

the sport is fine. why do you follow the writer?
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:51 am



Really?
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby PackLandVA » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:54 pm

VB's pitching taking a dump today.

-Chase gets chased after giving up 6 ER in 5.1 (glad he dominated Cubs in last start)
-Jeffress couldn't hold the game tied and let in 2 inherited from Chase's start.
-Rest of bullpen has given up 4 (so far) including a dong allowed by Knebel.

Score is 10-5 in top of 9th.
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Re: NL Central Also-Rans: Reds, Brewers, Pirates

Postby NonProfitCow » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:18 pm

PackLandVA wrote:VB's pitching taking a dump today.

-Chase gets chased after giving up 6 ER in 5.1 (glad he dominated Cubs in last start)
-Jeffress couldn't hold the game tied and let in 2 inherited from Chase's start.
-Rest of bullpen has given up 4 (so far) including a dong allowed by Knebel.

Score is 10-5 in top of 9th.

And they had a pitcher puke on the mound. Twice.
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