Which Crazy Surprise Things Will Happen?

Which of these are most likely?

Ian Happ becomes a young-Zobrist-like WAR monster with 30+ HR power
18
12%
Javy learns how to walk a little and hit RHP better and unlocks superstar potential
22
14%
Rizzo or Bryant have sub-2 win seasons
2
1%
Contreras leads the team in WAR (by excellent performance, not default)
21
13%
Almora puts it together vs RHP and puts out a 4+ WAR season
20
13%
Darvish finishes top 2 in Cy Young
12
8%
Lester pitches himself out of the rotation
4
3%
Lester has a huge bounceback and leads the team in fWAR (again, by performance, not default)
7
4%
Chatwood figures it out, takes advantage of an elite Cubs infield defense to put up the best ERA on the staff
13
8%
Schwarber breaks out and hits for enough average to put up a .950 OPS
33
21%
Hendricks pitches himself out of the rotation and Montgomery steps in and never looks back
4
3%
 
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Re: Which Crazy Surprise Things Will Happen?

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:13 am

Yeah, but putting Happ instead of Almora in your sig negates any good call you made.
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Re: Which Crazy Surprise Things Will Happen?

Postby David » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:16 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:Yeah, but putting Happ instead of Almora in your sig negates any good call you made.

i didn't even vote for that one

that said, happ has the same career fWAR as almora in about 2/3 the amount of games so i wouldn't go calling that one quite yet
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Re: Which Crazy Surprise Things Will Happen?

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:17 am

David wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Yeah, but putting Happ instead of Almora in your sig negates any good call you made.

i didn't even vote for that one

that said, happ has the same career fWAR as almora in about 2/3 the amount of games so i wouldn't go calling that one quite yet


I would.

I'm going bold; once Happ gets sent down he's never coming back.
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Re: Which Crazy Surprise Things Will Happen?

Postby jersey cubs fan » Sun May 27, 2018 1:56 am

Does a Yu darvish Tommy John surgery count?
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Re: Which Crazy Surprise Things Will Happen?

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sun May 27, 2018 2:00 am

[expletive], who is the possible soothsayer who picked Rizzo to have a terrible year?
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Re: Which Crazy Surprise Things Will Happen?

Postby Brian707 » Tue May 29, 2018 6:56 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:[expletive], who is the possible soothsayer who picked Rizzo to have a terrible year?



My money is on jamfan
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Re: Which Crazy Surprise Things Will Happen?

Postby UMFan83 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:12 pm

I just want to say when I originally voted on this I thought it said Lester leads pitchers in fWAR and not team so I am going to pretend like I am nailing this prediction right now

I also voted for the Almora choice which is on track and while Contreras isnt leading the team in fWAR he’s 2nd
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Re: Which Crazy Surprise Things Will Happen?

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:39 am

jersey cubs fan wrote:Dark horse candidate: Hendricks fails miserably

He is the same age as Jimi when he died.

This could happen, and conceivably barely hurt the Cubs chances.

This wasn't a request Kyle
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Re: Which Crazy Surprise Things Will Happen?

Postby Duke Silver » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:29 am

Is it too late to change my pick from "Chatwood has the best ERA on the staff" to "Javy somehow wins MVP?"
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Re: Which Crazy Surprise Things Will Happen?

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:49 pm

my sub-2 war for rizzo pick is looking pretty good
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