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2018 MLB season preview

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:22 pm

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Postby David » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:25 pm

Should we do a bold predictions thread?

I say we do a bold predictions thread.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:25 pm

David wrote:Should we do a bold predictions thread?

I say we do a bold predictions thread.

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Re: 2018 MLB season preview

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:30 pm

This formerly respected writer picked the cardinals to win the division and NL pennant.
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Re: 2018 MLB season preview

Postby David » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:37 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:This formerly respected writer picked the cardinals to win the division and NL pennant.


he at least basically admitted that it was dumb and he did it just to do something different
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Postby UMFan83 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:59 pm

David wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:This formerly respected writer picked the cardinals to win the division and NL pennant.


he at least basically admitted that it was dumb and he did it just to do something different


thats cool. he could have picked like the pirates. something unsavory about picking the cardinals to do anything but fail miserably
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Postby NOLA » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:12 pm

It’s not that I doubt the Cubs’ talent. It’s that I fear the Cardinals’ malarky. It’s been too quiet recently.

Oh, I guess I never considered the malarky factor.
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Re: 2018 MLB season preview

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:13 pm

Did this article linked to in that never get posted here?

https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/bat ... -next-cba/

MESA, Ariz. – As much as Kris Bryant steamed at the time, he kept his mouth shut and took it when the Cubs used the service-time rules against him as a rookie in 2015

Two All-Star appearances, an MVP award and one historically slow free agent market later, Bryant sees the writing on the wall and doesn’t plan to be quiet anymore.

“This offseason is one that really opened my eyes,” said Bryant, who hadn’t considered broader labor issues a priority. “But now it is. I need to study up, have my voice heard, continue to learn, because this is going to affect us for years to come. And I’d be foolish not to kind of offer myself out there.”

Bryant, who hopes to replace Jake Arrieta as the Cubs’ player rep when the players make that decision this month, is one of a fast-growing number of players around the game speaking up after being awakened by a free agent market that stunned top free agents by a sudden deflation in offers, and even raised whispers of collusion.
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