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Poll Results: How well will the Cubs do this year

 
  • 21% (4)
    Win World series
  • 5% (1)
    Win the Central Division
  • 15% (3)
    Get a Wild Card Spot
  • 15% (3)
    Be better than the White Sox but miss playoffs
  • 42% (8)
    Continue to be a joke
19 Total Votes  
post #51 of 391
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Another comeback win.  Russell pulled a Bryant and went 0-5 w/ 3 K's in his debut.  But the 2-5 guys delivered big time. 

 

This is going to be a fun season to watch.

post #52 of 391

MAN!  I'm still on a fucking high!  All year I've felt like we always have a shot. 

 

 

 

Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs  ·  9m 9 minutes ago

4 of 8 wins in their last AB.

 

 

 

It's going to be a fun year, but they have to deep six Shitlllleeerr!  He's fucking terrible.  

 

BTW - Do you still wanna trade Castro?  HELL NO!  He's 25 and not even in his prime yet.  Bryant is a damn machine!  Where the hell did he all of a sudden know the strike zone?  Even in the minors he struck out a ton. 

 

#wearegood

 

Edit:  Cards lose!

post #53 of 391

post #54 of 391
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Confession-I bought a Gary Scott rookie card because I thought it be worth something in the future.

 

I could have sworn Hitler was a Yankees fan.

post #55 of 391

Cards are losing Wainwright for the season and a 12:00 game today!  Alright bitches, lets do this!!!!

 

 

#wearegood

post #56 of 391
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Cards are losing Wainwright for the season and a 12:00 game today!  Alright bitches, lets do this!!!!

 

#wearegood

 

That comment is so Busch league.

post #57 of 391
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The White Sox should have the advantage playing in front of no fans in Baltimore tomorrow.  They do it all the time at The Cell.

post #58 of 391

Great article on the Cubs philosophy controlling the strike zone:

 

When I talked with Chicago’s Theo Epstein, he made it even clearer. His overriding philosophy of baseball is this – you must control the strike zone. He believes that is true of pitchers (throw strikes, get ground balls) and hitters (swing at pitches you can drive). The strike zone, in his mind, is like football’s line of scrimmage. Control it, and you win.

 

 

http://www.chicagonow.com/cubs-den/2015/04/cubs-key-to-success-so-far-this-season-controlling-the-strike-zone/

post #59 of 391
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Nice win today.  Another series win but they need to go for the kill tomorrow.  You need sweeps.  The Brewers are next and you can score a ton on them.  having an 8 game win streak heading into a 4 game series in St Louis would be great.

 

And who would have thought the Cubs would be such speed demons.  24 stolen bases so far and they lead the league.  Love the aggressive play.

post #60 of 391

I'm so glad I can turn on the Cubs now and they're a team that is actually competitive.  They have a totally different attitude this year and it shows. 

post #61 of 391

Yeah, I love, love the aggressive play and the patient at bats.  They put pressure on the defense and pitchers every inning.  

post #62 of 391
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First career Home Run for Addison Russell and they win 1-0.  Shockingly it came on a nice day against the Brewers.  Should have been 10-0. I'll take it.  And either Lester came to form or the Brewers just really suck.

post #63 of 391

Brewers are a terrible, terrible team.  But I'll take it!!!!

 

Let's keep it going with Arrieta tomorrow. 

post #64 of 391
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I'm so sick of the Cards winning.  Cubs come off a tough week and are 2 over .500 and friggin 6 out already.  Doesn't help that the Cards were off to their best start since 1899.

 

But Bryant is heating up the power numbers and I'm happy he's in the 2(3rd 2nd time around)  Best hitter should be third.  And with Rizzo behind him they will have to pitch to him.

 

This team needs a streak.  6+ games.  Won't happen till they fix the uneven bullpen but if they start rolling I think they will stay that way.

post #65 of 391

I'm just happy that they won the first two games against the Mets.  Losing to the fucking Brewers was painful. 

 

It's going to be really hard to catch the Cards.  They have a solid team.  I'd be happy as hell with just making the playoffs. 

 

 

Bryant finally opened the Dong floodgates.  Damn, is he a all around talent. 

 

 

Can't stand how good the Cards system is:

 

 


Edited by cccc - 5/13/15 at 11:56am
post #66 of 391
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The Cubs will be in the playoff hunt all year I have no doubt. 88 wins should get you a slot and the Cubs are good enough to be .500 or better all year.

Soler needs patience. I knew that pitcher would be throwing low sliders and sinkers to get a double play. Just lay off till you get 2 strikes. Fairly sure he leads the NL I K's. Still a .280 hitter but he needs to put the ball in play more.

Taking the first 3 from the Mets is nice after blowing 2 series from the Brewers. Time to curb stomp them.
post #67 of 391

Was at the game today.  Been really cold lately, but worth it for a Cubs W. 


First time in the bleachers as well, and I can see I've been missing out on quite a bit.  Heckling the outfielders is fun.

post #68 of 391
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First time in the bleachers as well, and I can see I've been missing out on quite a bit.  Heckling the outfielders is fun.
And Google/Wikipedia makes it so much easier to get info on them.

Nights like last night are why I don't go to a game until June.
post #69 of 391
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The Cubs will be in the playoff hunt all year I have no doubt. 88 wins should get you a slot and the Cubs are good enough to be .500 or better all year.

Soler needs patience. I knew that pitcher would be throwing low sliders and sinkers to get a double play. Just lay off till you get 2 strikes. Fairly sure he leads the NL I K's. Still a .280 hitter but he needs to put the ball in play more.

Taking the first 3 from the Mets is nice after blowing 2 series from the Brewers. Time to curb stomp them.


I have no idea what the fuck is going on with Soler.  He always had pateince and laid off the shit -- Do not expand the strike zone!

 

Besides that they did what they had to do and grind out a win.  The Mets have terrible, terrible offense. 

 

Russell is quietly awesome! 

post #70 of 391
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Was at the game today.  Been really cold lately, but worth it for a Cubs W. 


First time in the bleachers as well, and I can see I've been missing out on quite a bit.  Heckling the outfielders is fun.


How do the new Bleacher look?  How about the new scoreboards in person?

post #71 of 391
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Do they have proper toilets in the bleacher section?  How does the section under the bleachers look?  Any pics?

 

They took away "my spot" in the bleachers with the LED along the bottom of the LF bleachers.  :(

post #72 of 391
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Interesting cold weather splits for Soler.

 

59 and below - 20 GP, 87 PA, .228/.299/.291  0 HR 5 RBI

60 and above - 37 GP, 153 PA, .309/.346/.583 8 HR 28 RBI

 

And he looks miserable.  Needs to get over it.  October can be cold.

post #73 of 391

Sorry no pics, but they're still working on the LF bleachers so still looks iffy still. 

 

The giant screen is cool if you're sitting in the grandstands, but if you're in the RF bleachers it's kinda useless. Although, it really adds to the ballpark and doesn't take away from that Wrigley feel at all, and this is coming from somebody who has very very opposed to any remodeling.  But the new screens work well.  My only complaint is them not using it enough actually, if anything I wanted to see more replays. 

 

When all the construction is done, it's gonna be fantastic and any reservations people had about the upgrade will be erased.  Except if you own apartment seats, then you're SOL. 

 

Oh and there are still troughs in the bleachers!  They have not taken the bleacher troughs, at least not yet, but that could change. 

post #74 of 391
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And Google/Wikipedia makes it so much easier to get info on them.

Nights like last night are why I don't go to a game until June.

 

I need to do more research before I go to the games.  Ya, I could easily see the bleachers being a rocking party come June or July when it hits 90.

post #75 of 391

post #76 of 391

out of rep, but great win

post #77 of 391

I'll take the win, but that was a helluva journey getting there.

 

Cubs have fun on social media.

 

What the hell!  LOL!

 

 

https://instagram.com/p/2un6BtHJ5a/

 

 

 

 

Gammons:

 

Peter Gammons

 

@pgammo

Cubs top of order:Fowler .353 OBP, .387/.344 LHP/RHP Rizzo .468 OBP, .590/.429 LHP/RHP Bryant .407 OBP .360/.419 LHP/RHP What do you do?

post #78 of 391
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That was a crazy win.  Both times at bat at 3-1 I was screaming at Szczur to take the pitch.  The 10th inning might have been ball 4.

 

And with Lester/Arrietta we have a real shot at 7 in a row.  The boobs on ESPN said after a Cubs win that Lester was back in form but they won't really contend till next year because they need a #2 pitcher behind Lester.  Dopes.

post #79 of 391
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http://screengrabber.deadspin.com/pittsburgh-pirates-lose-in-hilarious-fashion-1704845377?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

 

That was a crazy win.  Both times at bat at 3-1 I was screaming at Szczur to take the pitch.  The 10th inning might have been ball 4.

 

And with Lester/Arrietta we have a real shot at 7 in a row.  The boobs on ESPN said after a Cubs win that Lester was back in form but they won't really contend till next year because they need a #2 pitcher behind Lester.  Dopes.


I heard that too!  Idiots!  Lester has to go deep in this game.  The Pen needs a rest. 

post #80 of 391
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Noooooooooooooooooo!  Schlitter is warming up.

 

Interesting-Andrew McCutchen has the Wrigley record for OBP.  I would have thought Mike Schmidt.

 

And whenever someone says(before Bryant) that the Cubs haven't had a 3rd baseman since Santo I always say you forget Bill Madlock?  Only a few years but he could hit. 

post #81 of 391

 

So Wood is in the pen and I assume Wada is coming up.  I really, really love that. 

post #82 of 391
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Noooooooooooooooooo!  Schlitter is warming up.

 

Interesting-Andrew McCutchen has the Wrigley record for OBP.  I would have thought Mike Schmidt.

 

And whenever someone says(before Bryant) that the Cubs haven't had a 3rd baseman since Santo I always say you forget Bill Madlock?  Only a few years but he could hit. 


Madlock was one of the best pure hitters ever to step on the diamond.  Dude was a genius with the lumber. 

post #83 of 391
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Addison Russell needs some pine tar.  He keeps launching his bat into the stands.  I swear he leads the league in it.

post #84 of 391
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Randy Johnson was 13-0 with a 1.91 era against the Cubs.  Doesn't surprise me. 

post #85 of 391
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Loving Rizzo this season.  Completely different player than 2 years ago when he hit .230

 

And the Cards are coming back to Earth and the Cubs are actually catching them.  Nationals/KC home stand will test that. 

 

And them pitching to Goldschmidt in the 9th the other night ticked me off.  He's the one guy who can beat you and they let him.

post #86 of 391
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My god did Bryant kill that pitch. He hit the top of the new scoreboard in left
post #87 of 391

Addison Russell... Just doing stuff.

post #88 of 391
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Addison Russell... Just doing stuff.
I have no idea what billy bean was doing trading him. It's not like he got some great ace pitcher to lead his team. At best he got a rental #2 and #4.
post #89 of 391
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I have no idea what billy bean was doing trading him. It's not like he got some great ace pitcher to lead his team. At best he got a rental #2 and #4.


Because Bean knew his window of winning a WS was closing and he went for it.  Didn't work of course...

post #90 of 391

Russell has been so damn impressive.  Day in and day out.  The most surprising thing about all these kids (and the cubs in general) is quality AB's.  It's beautiful to see.

 

 

Bryant's was a fucking bomb!   It drove me crazy when all our hard hit balls didn't carry out and Bryce's did! 

 

 

Defense was great tonight. 

 

 

Also, I'm getting spoiled.  I want Schwarber up and in LF! 

post #91 of 391
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Because Bean knew his window of winning a WS was closing and he went for it.  Didn't work of course...


But at least trade for a guy like Lester.  A top prospect in baseball deserves an ace.

post #92 of 391
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But at least trade for a guy like Lester.  A top prospect in baseball deserves an ace.


 

 

And the year Shark had was incredible.  I agree A's overpaid, but I'll take it.  He was probably the best pitcher that was available last year.

 

Edit:  and they got Hammels also. 

post #93 of 391
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The Shark was never a true ace.  And he was having a good year on a very bad team.  Never had any real pressure. 

post #94 of 391
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The Shark was never a true ace.  And he was having a good year on a very bad team.  Never had any real pressure. 


And the A's was a very good team and he posted similar numbers.  Never bought into pressure.  He had a great season, cheap, and was the best option out there. 

post #95 of 391

I actually like how the Cubs are in just about every single game.  This is a tough, tough month and I'm happy to see them responding.  The O is still a mixed bag as you'd expect from them being so damn young. 

 

Hammels should be a all star no doubt.  He's been awesome. 

 

I'd like to see a trade for a vet LF and some BP help. 

post #96 of 391
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I'd like to see a trade for a vet LF and some BP help. 

Only if they don't give up anything.  Take on someone's payroll and give up single A prospects.

post #97 of 391
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Only if they don't give up anything.  Take on someone's payroll and give up single A prospects.


The only untouchable in the minors would be Schwarber the rest I'd pull a trade if it made sense. 

post #98 of 391

Can I just say how much I hate the Cardinals?

 

38-20? Are you fucking kidding me?

post #99 of 391

Crazy three hour rain delay actually played out nicely.  Watched the Hawks then the Cubs.  Both win!

post #100 of 391
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Can I just say how much I hate the Cardinals?

 

38-20? Are you fucking kidding me?


Cubs need another 6+ game winning streak to get and stay 10 games over .500 as they don't want to get too far behind

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