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Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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Grimey Drawer

Cubs will probably do nothing, idk what the plan is going forward. Kinda seems like they might just give up and start over. Or do the usual and hope everything turns around this next year and sign a handful of aging veterans who will get 50 PAs each.

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Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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Nervously cackling at the White Sox well I wait for the Cubs to non-tender every player and replace David Ross with Lance Berkman.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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lol I'm not sure how this could get any funnier

The alternative was AJ Hinch and that's still somehow better than who they actually went with

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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I can't believe Ryan Braun is no longer a Brewer, good riddance. 14 years with a team only to get paid to gently caress off, a fitting end.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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People don't like cheering for assholes, it's not that complicated.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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Wait for Albert Pujols to retire

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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I so desperately wish there was a baseball game on right now, anything to distract.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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Kirios posted:

IMO the Red Sox's handling of the scandal is far worse than the Astros and they should be getting roasted a lot more. Instead they're just going to be largely forgotten as the Astros take all the bullets. It sucks.

I'm not sure you could handle a scandal much worse than the Astros have.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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Intruder posted:

I think the biggest part of it is the laughability of banging on a trash can

Relaying signs to a runner on 2nd who then relays it to the batter is a lot less funny.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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How many articles were written about the Astros Revolution and how many teams attempted to model their system only to find out that it was actually just bangin' cans?

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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Chicago's a good town to end up in if you have problems with alcohol, it's pretty dry around here.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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This story just keeps getting better and better

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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Bauer gonna be saved by the lovely market from his dumb rear end "I'll only take 1 year deals" statement cause that's all he's gonna be offered anyways.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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Hahahaha

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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R.D. Mangles posted:

WHO THE gently caress VOTED FOR RYAN TEPERA???????

Took me a few seconds to remember who that even was.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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R.D. Mangles posted:

apparently the guy who voted for Tepera was St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Rick Hummel and he voted for him by accident because he clicked on the wrong name on a drop-down menu.
https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/cubs/how-cubs-reliever-ryan-tepera-got-mvp-vote

lol and of all people it was an old St. Louis guy.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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https://twitter.com/Marlins/status/1327276960595243009

It's official. Cool!

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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I hope you like watching aging veterans and ~prospects~

Just keep Baez, that's all I ask.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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Sydin posted:

Theo doing a presser right now, apparently one of the reasons he claims he's stepping aside is because for the Cubs to pay the $10M he'd be owed next year, they'd had to have cut other FO staff. :lol::lol::lol:

If that's true, gently caress the Ricketts into eternity.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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Ricketts clearing payroll to fund Trumps recounts in Georgia/Wisconsin/Pennsylvania/Nevada, it all makes sense now.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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Jed Hoyer coup attempt confirmed, Cubs fans rise up!

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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Mr. Fix It posted:

what if they contract the yankees

Well they'd have to do the same in the NL.

Oh hey what do you know? I drew the Cardinals.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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One thing that really stood out about the Cubs offense this year was just how bad they were at hitting high velocity fastballs. They could beat up middling to bad teams that didn't have a lot of pitching depth but as soon as they saw someone throwing 95+ they really struggled.

I wonder if it's been an ongoing issue that held over from the Maddon years. He was pretty lax about enforcing BP and guys getting to the field early and I wonder if the Cubs offensive decline can be attributed to a lack of consistently seeing high velocity when training.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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bawfuls posted:

are BP fastballs typically 95+?

No, but usually to simulate high velocity you throw BP from a very close distance. I of course can't say what the issue is but the Cubs really poor hitting versus velocity could be attributed to lax training discipline over the years.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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If you can swing a bat faster because youre stronger and less injury prone than you will also hit the ball harder and hitting the ball harder results in higher batting averages even if you don't hit more homeruns.

There's a lot of benefits to steroids beyond hitting monster homeruns. Having a faster bat speed allows you to see a pitch longer, that alone is a big benefit.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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Sydin posted:

Steroids also significantly up your recovery time, and I imagine being less sore come game time is not an insignificant advantage.

A coupe of years ago I played something like 75 games across 3 different rec leagues in one season. It was brutal. Obviously that's nothing compared to a full major league season and I'm not in nearly as good shape as an MLB player but by midway thru that summer I was just constantly sore and something was hurting every game. Feeling recovered is a big advantage in a long season.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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R.D. Mangles posted:

popete it is time to Roid Up and dominate the chicago rec league circuit with powerful bunts

Turning bunt singles into bunt line outs. But then maybe I'll be able to break a bat over my knee in roid rage.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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Wow, I'm really curious if this came down to Snell being pulled and he is demanding a trade.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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Every team should be in on Blake Snell, that would be an absolute steal.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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Randy
Abducts
Neighbors
Delay
Yikes

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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That 2-seam still looks nice. Would be a good PR move by the new Mets ownership.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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bewbies posted:

I enjoy watching bartolo pitch from a technical perspective, his mechanics are still incredible and I imagine he can throw the baseball in a coffee cup more times than not

also I want to see a guy who throws nothing but mid-80s fastballs be a passable major league pitcher

Yeah basically this. Plus it would just be cool to see a 49 year old pitcher still going in the majors.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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My favourite Bartolo memory was when he threw 38 consecutive strikes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0vlHHwvpPU

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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I hope we can do another Chicagoon outting to a Dogs game next year. That was a lot of fun and they put on a good show.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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KICK BAMA KICK posted:

Don't understand how any MLB club doesn't do this, it's so easy to ship guys between Atlanta and Gwinnett, etc.

I imagine part of it is they don't want to compete against themselves for ticket/concession money. The price of MLB games today makes seeing a AAA team with near MLB quality baseball for a fraction of the cost a pretty attractive alternative.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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more falafel please posted:

I love minor league ball but it's a completely different experience.

It is but if you're talking about taking a family who maybe just wants to have a fun outing together and doesn't care as much about the on field product a minor league game is a hell of a lot cheaper.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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Kyle Schwarber is destined to go to the Yankees and hit 50 home runs over the little league sized right field.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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ScottyJSno posted:

I guess Trump needs those couple of million dollars more than the Cubs need a platoon outfielder with upside.

Trump signed to a 4 year deal as a platoon outfielder confirmed

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

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Ownership is really trying to kill this sport to save a few bucks in the immediate future.

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Oct 6, 2009

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Robinson Cano got the Coronavirus vaccine in 2018???

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