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Re: South Bend Shuttle

Postby Backtobanks » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:23 pm

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TomtheBombadil wrote:Wow, finally Billy Hamilton is on the Cubs in the role he was born to play


The way things are going, we might need his bat. =D>


Agreed. Now if only we could figure out who to give it to.


We're last in the NL for strikeouts, so maybe some of our bats might be defective.
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Re: South Bend Shuttle

Postby PackLandVA » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:54 pm

I'd bring Hamilton up tomorrow and start him against the Reds for a couple of games. You could really sit any of the three starters in the OF, although Schwarbs hits Mahle pretty well. But Happ and Heyward have been absolute trash against the Reds projected starters. Combined, those two are:

2/30 against Mahle
0/20 against Bauer
2/18 against Gray
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4 for 68 and that's trash

Give Hamilton a shot against his old team. Bat him 9th and make him bunt at least once each of the 3 games. Really couldn't be worse than what the recent lineups have produced.
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Re: South Bend Shuttle

Postby squally1313 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:04 pm

PackLandVA wrote:I'd bring Hamilton up tomorrow and start him against the Reds for a couple of games. You could really sit any of the three starters in the OF, although Schwarbs hits Mahle pretty well. But Happ and Heyward have been absolute trash against the Reds projected starters. Combined, those two are:

2/30 against Mahle
0/20 against Bauer
2/18 against Gray
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4 for 68 and that's trash

Give Hamilton a shot against his old team. Bat him 9th and make him bunt at least once each of the 3 games. Really couldn't be worse than what the recent lineups have produced.


We have the best outfield in baseball so far this year, Billy Hamilton wasn't signed to start. He comes in for Schwarber if we ever decide to take an early lead in games again, and he steals bases when you need him to later on. He's terrible at everything else.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:17 pm

PackLandVA wrote:I'd bring Hamilton up tomorrow and start him against the Reds for a couple of games. You could really sit any of the three starters in the OF, although Schwarbs hits Mahle pretty well. But Happ and Heyward have been absolute trash against the Reds projected starters. Combined, those two are:

2/30 against Mahle
0/20 against Bauer
2/18 against Gray
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4 for 68 and that's trash

Give Hamilton a shot against his old team. Bat him 9th and make him bunt at least once each of the 3 games. Really couldn't be worse than what the recent lineups have produced.

Hamilton is a career 66 wRC+ player. He shouldn’t ever be starting outside of the hangover game after clinching. He’s here to pinch run and play late inning defense. Starting him should not ever be on the table in games they’re trying to win.
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Re: South Bend Shuttle

Postby Derwood » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:17 pm

Hamilton up, Martinez optioned down
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Postby Post Count Padder » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:46 pm

I haven't been watching the games, is Martinez just unlucky? No hits in 14 at bats but only 3 Ks.
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Re: South Bend Shuttle

Postby Derwood » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:49 pm

Post Count Padder wrote:I haven't been watching the games, is Martinez just unlucky? No hits in 14 at bats but only 3 Ks.


Tons of ground balls to the left side
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:02 am

Derwood wrote:
Post Count Padder wrote:I haven't been watching the games, is Martinez just unlucky? No hits in 14 at bats but only 3 Ks.


Tons of ground balls to the left side
Fits right in then
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Re: South Bend Shuttle

Postby Bertz » Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:57 pm



Rea getting optioned is... something? I wonder if it's to stretch him out?
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Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:59 pm

Sending Rea out seems incredibly dumb. He has a FIP/xFIP in the 3s as a RP this year, granted SSS. But he had a use in that role. He’s not really a starter with his profile but he still could go 2-3 innings if needed to soak innings. I don’t get it. Send down/cut that Vargas bum.
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Re: South Bend Shuttle

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:38 pm

The Cubs have somehow managed to fill the roster with two worse offensive players than Albert Almora over the last week in Hamilton (who yeah has value in defense+SBs) and Vargas. That’s impressive.
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Re: South Bend Shuttle

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:10 pm

Adbert down (which isn’t a huge deal, 2 off days next week so he can be back for his next start which should be in Pittsburgh the final week) and Rex Brothers up. We are run by [expletive] morons. Rex Brothers hasn’t been good in since 2015. There’s like 5-7 other guys to call up over Brothers. And Vargas and Winkler have no business continuing to be up either.
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Re: South Bend Shuttle

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Re: South Bend Shuttle

Postby Post Count Padder » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:27 pm

The Blue Jays DFAd Billy McKinney. Bring him home (ish)
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Re: South Bend Shuttle

Postby Bertz » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:29 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/mlbastian/status/1304542658543710208?s=21

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Ummm I feel like this FO wouldn't bring it up unless they were pretty sure it's happening?
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Re: South Bend Shuttle

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:30 pm

The last time Rex Brothers posted a positive WAR (over meaningful innings) and had sub 3.5 in all of ERA, FIP, xFIP in a season, Kris Bryant wasn’t even in the Cubs organization yet.
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Re: South Bend Shuttle

Postby stitchface » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:41 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/mlbastian/status/1304542658543710208?s=21

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impact can also be negative . . .
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