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Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Postby UMFan83 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:57 am

https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/cub ... ssion=true

The official announcement won’t come until Wednesday night, but the Cubs have drawn starring roles next week for what might the most powerful event of All-Star week in Washington next week.

Second baseman Javy Baez and left fielder Kyle Schwarber, who entered Tuesday night’s game tied for the Cubs’ lead with 17 homers each, make up half the National League field for Monday’s Home Run Derby, according to several team insiders.


Think of all the opposite field singles they will hit!
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Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Postby Derwood » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:58 am

UMFan83 wrote:https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/cubs-javy-baez-kyle-schwarber-fill-half-nl-field-for-mondays-home-run-derby/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

The official announcement won’t come until Wednesday night, but the Cubs have drawn starring roles next week for what might the most powerful event of All-Star week in Washington next week.

Second baseman Javy Baez and left fielder Kyle Schwarber, who entered Tuesday night’s game tied for the Cubs’ lead with 17 homers each, make up half the National League field for Monday’s Home Run Derby, according to several team insiders.


Think of all the opposite field singles they will hit!


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Postby Irrelevant Dude » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:17 am

When did they start inviting Non All-Stars to be in the HR Derby? Are they really that desperate to find guys who want to do it?
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Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:21 am

Irrelevant Dude wrote:When did they start inviting Non All-Stars to be in the HR Derby? Are they really that desperate to find guys who want to do it?

I think they started doing it in the last 2-3 years
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:37 am

This is must-see TV. Bryant was such a disappointment. I expect each of these 2 to do very well.
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HOT DA*N
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Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Postby UMFan83 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:48 am

Cubswin11 wrote:
Irrelevant Dude wrote:When did they start inviting Non All-Stars to be in the HR Derby? Are they really that desperate to find guys who want to do it?

I think they started doing it in the last 2-3 years


Hee Seop Choi participated back in 2005
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Postby The_Achiever » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:52 am

Schwarber is going to hit some serious bombs.
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Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:54 am

UMFan83 wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:
Irrelevant Dude wrote:When did they start inviting Non All-Stars to be in the HR Derby? Are they really that desperate to find guys who want to do it?

I think they started doing it in the last 2-3 years


Hee Seop Choi participated back in 2005

that was the wbc oddball one though. that doesn’t count
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:55 am

also I got $20 on Javy striking out
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Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:56 am

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:I think they started doing it in the last 2-3 years


Hee Seop Choi participated back in 2005

that was the wbc oddball one though. that doesn’t count

Yeah I want to say the change happened because the HR leader at the time didn’t make the ASG, somehow,so they changed it to let him in. Maybe I’m not remembering correctly though.
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Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Postby Derwood » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:56 am

In related news, Rizzo has entered the pop up weakly to second base derby
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Postby PackLandVA » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:07 am

Maybe it will un-screw up Javy’s swing.
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Postby Regular Show » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:15 am

UMFan83 wrote:https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/cubs-javy-baez-kyle-schwarber-fill-half-nl-field-for-mondays-home-run-derby/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

The official announcement won’t come until Wednesday night, but the Cubs have drawn starring roles next week for what might the most powerful event of All-Star week in Washington next week.

Second baseman Javy Baez and left fielder Kyle Schwarber, who entered Tuesday night’s game tied for the Cubs’ lead with 17 homers each, make up half the National League field for Monday’s Home Run Derby, according to several team insiders.


Think of all the opposite field singles they will hit!


So excited by this news!

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Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Postby The Logan » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:17 am

Cubswin11 wrote:
Irrelevant Dude wrote:When did they start inviting Non All-Stars to be in the HR Derby? Are they really that desperate to find guys who want to do it?

I think they started doing it in the last 2-3 years


If I'm not mistaken, they let the captain of the HR derby teams select the roster, regardless if they are in the ASG or not. It's how Stanton and Cespedes won without being in the ASG.
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Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Postby Bertz » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:55 am

Cubswin11 wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:
Hee Seop Choi participated back in 2005

that was the wbc oddball one though. that doesn’t count

Yeah I want to say the change happened because the HR leader at the time didn’t make the ASG, somehow,so they changed it to let him in. Maybe I’m not remembering correctly though.


I believe it's this as well. Might have been Ryan Howard when he had declined enough to no longer be a star but not so much that he wasn't still a prodigious dongsman.
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Postby 17 Seconds » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:36 am

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:This is must-see TV. Bryant was such a disappointment. I expect each of these 2 to do very well.


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Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Postby Banedon » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:36 am

Apparently they moved to a timed round format rather than the "until 10 outs" format. I don't know when that happened since I haven't watched the derby in a few years, but that sounds like an excellent change.
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Postby Andy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:40 pm

Banedon wrote:Apparently they moved to a timed round format rather than the "until 10 outs" format. I don't know when that happened since I haven't watched the derby in a few years, but that sounds like an excellent change.

That was definitely the format when Bryzzo were in the Derby two years ago. I think it was a year or two old at that point.

The Logan wrote:If I'm not mistaken, they let the captain of the HR derby teams select the roster, regardless if they are in the ASG or not. It's how Stanton and Cespedes won without being in the ASG.

Cespedes was the one I was trying to remember. He went and won the Derby handily that year, too, I believe.
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Postby Banedon » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:27 pm

Looks like the format change started in 2015.
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Postby Regular Show » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:23 pm

Banedon wrote:Looks like the format change started in 2015.


Yeah, I don't follow the HR Derby that closely, but this was a good change. It still gets old and stale, but it's exciting when a player from your favorite team is competing in it.

Same thing with the 3-PT Shooting Contest in the NBA.
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Re: Javy and Schwarber entering HR Derby

Postby Regular Show » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:58 am


Good one lol.



So there is a chance the final round in the Home Run Derby is all Cubs with Baez & Schwarber on opposite sides of the bracket.

Pretty awesome. Definitely want Baez to destroy that Muncy guy.
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:22 am

the espn headline was like harper, aguilar, muncy headline hr derby and i was just imagining umfan being pissed
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:47 am

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:the espn headline was like harper, aguilar, muncy headline hr derby and i was just imagining umfan being pissed


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