Things are looking Grimm for Justin

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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Bear Cub » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:23 am

Need to get Strop throwing well and throwing soon.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Bertz » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:18 pm

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Bertz wrote:According to Sharma it looks like Anthony Bass is likely going to get the last spot in the bullpen now that Grimm is bad.


Really? Anthony Bass is the guy they take? I think I'd prefer Eddie Butler for that last spot.


It was the Athletic so I won't post it all here but the long and short of it is that Butler sucks despite his stuff because of his lack of deception or command, and Bass might be a guy who just needs to change his pitch mix (more sliders and more high fastballs) to be successful.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby biittner77 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:48 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:I hate that less than two years after a World Series title you cynical bastards are ready to shove any of these guys off the train and pretend there was never anything good about these players. They are human, you know.

I prefer to remember the good times and celebrate the positive.

He had a hot wife.


That's true for most of them.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby The_Achiever » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:20 pm

It sounds like he had become an oversensitive douche on twitter lately but he was on the Cubs team that went all the way, so I wish him well.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby BigbadB » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:57 pm

He had the perfect name to be a lights out closer. Unfortunately, that was the only thing he had to be a lights out closer. I wish him well!
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:20 pm

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Bertz wrote:According to Sharma it looks like Anthony Bass is likely going to get the last spot in the bullpen now that Grimm is bad.


Really? Anthony Bass is the guy they take? I think I'd prefer Eddie Butler for that last spot.


It was the Athletic so I won't post it all here but the long and short of it is that Butler sucks despite his stuff because of his lack of deception or command, and Bass might be a guy who just needs to change his pitch mix (more sliders and more high fastballs) to be successful.


The other thing that I found noteworthy from that column was the point that they had success doing this with Duensing last year. I don't have a particular fondness for Bass and didn't think Grimm was a big problem, but with Grimm gone and considering that I'm a pretty big Butler skeptic, I'm not opposed to giving the 8th bullpen spot to someone else the front office seems to like. I did kinda like the idea of Butler helping to give Montgomery's role more definition though.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Duke Silver » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:03 pm

That stinks to hear about Butler. I didn't really have much hope for him. He's not good and his stuff is very underwhelming. But his stuff used to be better. So I had a faint hope that we could unlock whatever is hiding in there, whether it was from Hickey changing something or it just naturally coming out with a move to the pen.

Whatever, it's the last spot in the pen. So I really don't care.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Rob » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:20 pm

It's the last spot in the pen, so it doesn't matter much at all... but I'd have rather seen Grimm in the role than either of Butler or Bass. Grimm has at least displayed the ability to miss some bats, even if his control gets wonky at times.

But no matter which of the three it was, the odds are high Theo and Jed would have replaced them with a waiver wire claim in a month or two anyways. So whatever.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby CubinNY » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:11 pm

Bertz wrote:According to Sharma it looks like Anthony Bass is likely going to get the last spot in the bullpen now that Grimm is bad.

Wasn’t he in New Kids On The Block?
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby CubinNY » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:11 pm

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Bertz wrote:According to Sharma it looks like Anthony Bass is likely going to get the last spot in the bullpen now that Grimm is bad.

Wasn’t he in New Kids On The Block?

Or was it Boys2Men
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Brian » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:28 pm

The best Grimm moment comes in a game the Cubs lost.

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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:36 pm

Brian wrote:The best Grimm moment comes in a game the Cubs lost.



I also enjoyed his work in Game 4 of the 2015 NLDS. Struck out three to work around a Bryant error and keep the Cubs up 4-2.



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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Regular Show » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:03 am

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Brian wrote:The best Grimm moment comes in a game the Cubs lost.

I also enjoyed his work in Game 4 of the 2015 NLDS. Struck out three to work around a Bryant error and keep the Cubs up 4-2.



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I should've wrote that I hope Grimm joins a good team (outside the NL Central) and becomes a good reliever again. He was an important member of this new Cubs era where we expect them to win the division and make it to the playoffs every year.

He has dominant stuff and a great hook when his command is on. Seemed like a good guy and a good teammate. Maybe a little too sensitive on twitter.

Anyway, thanks for the good work these past few seasons Grimm. Good luck wherever you go. #Flagsflyforever
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby champaignchris » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:55 am

He has a plus fastball and a plus curve and seemed to have very little idea how to use those pitches to get people out.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Sammys Boombox » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:07 am

It’s hard for me to dislike any player that contributed to the 2015 NLDS win or the WS win.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Regular Show » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:13 am

Sammys Boombox wrote:It’s hard for me to dislike any player that contributed to the 2015 NLDS win or the WS win.


I agree in theory, but in reality...

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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby ScrubMD » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:00 pm

I think there will need to be a debate over how to define "contributed".
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Sammys Boombox » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:17 am

ScrubMD wrote:I think there will need to be a debate over how to define "contributed".


Grimm definitely contributed to the NLDS win in 2015.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:48 pm

Sammys Boombox wrote:
ScrubMD wrote:I think there will need to be a debate over how to define "contributed".


Grimm definitely contributed to the NLDS win in 2015.


So did Lackey. Probably contributed more to the 2015 NLDS win than the 2016 playoffs.

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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby UMFan83 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:57 pm

Grimm ends up in the ex-Cub outpost that is Kansas City
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Regular Show » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:36 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Grimm ends up in the ex-Cub outpost that is Kansas City


Yeah, KC really does like signing former Cubs players. I'll be rooting for him and Soler and Hammel. Almost forgot about him.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby David » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:06 am

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
Sammys Boombox wrote:
ScrubMD wrote:I think there will need to be a debate over how to define "contributed".


Grimm definitely contributed to the NLDS win in 2015.


So did Lackey. Probably contributed more to the 2015 NLDS win than the 2016 playoffs.

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i screamed loud enough for the whole block to hear me when that happened
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby Sammys Boombox » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:06 am

David wrote:
CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
Sammys Boombox wrote:
Grimm definitely contributed to the NLDS win in 2015.


So did Lackey. Probably contributed more to the 2015 NLDS win than the 2016 playoffs.

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i screamed loud enough for the whole block to hear me when that happened


My very well mannered, therapy trained Labrador retriever basically attacked me because I guess my antics scared her that much.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:09 am

David wrote:
CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
Sammys Boombox wrote:
Grimm definitely contributed to the NLDS win in 2015.


So did Lackey. Probably contributed more to the 2015 NLDS win than the 2016 playoffs.

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i screamed loud enough for the whole block to hear me when that happened


I screamed loud enough... that the whole office knew the Cubs did something good. And someone suggested maybe it would be better if I was at bar down the street.
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Re: Things are looking Grimm for Justin

Postby ScrubMD » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:13 am

Sammys Boombox wrote:
ScrubMD wrote:I think there will need to be a debate over how to define "contributed".


Grimm definitely contributed to the NLDS win in 2015.


I was replying the Lackey post. I mostly like Grimm.
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