***Chicago Cubs - Still 2016 World Series Champs***

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  1. Trofie

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    They had me tricked for a week there
     
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  2. The Subspace Mariner

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    The big thing that has destroyed the offense is the (expected) regression of players like Frank. We kind of had an idea that Wisdom was probably a .230 hitter with 35 homer power with poor plate discipline, but there was hope that Frank might be decent and not just have been a product of major league pitchers not having a scouting report on him. Only guy I'm worried about is Madrigal. He's just not been himself to start the year. The other guys just are who they are at this point, with the exception of Happ who may have turned a corner.

    Hoerner is a good defensive shortstop with good contact and nearly non existent power.

    Heyward should be DFA'd

    Contreras...let's just get the best return we can

    Schwindel is a 4 A player

    Wisdom plays decent defense and has power

    Ortega and Hermosillo aren't big league bats

    Villar is a great platoon option for a contender

    In Summation...it's tim to return this thread to what it was in 2013-2014...the Cubs Minor League thread.
     
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  3. Bankz

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    That was the goal of this season. Trying to see if guys like Patrick, Frank are legit or not. I think your post is spot on.

    Basically we are doing a mirror rebuild to what Theo did, sign guys on short deals, flip them at the deadline till the farm is ready to show out. My guess is 2023 we improve some to be a fringe playoff team and 2024 should be a legit playoff challenger. But most of that depends on guys on our farm like Killian, Davis, Crow, Franklin develop.

    so far returns of the progress down at the farm is highly encouraging.
     
  4. poor paul

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    wrong thread my bad
     
  5. spagett

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    Welp, we entered unwatchable territory very quickly this season
     
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  6. Bankz

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    Frank optioned to AAA

    Rivas going to be everyday starter at 1B
     
  7. Trofie

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    Thank God we called Schwindel back up was worried about the offense here
     
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  8. Trofie

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    Frank didn't learn anything the past 20 hrs in AAA
     
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  9. The Subspace Mariner

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    Why did we immediately recall Frank?
     
  10. spagett

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    Villar is so bad
     
  11. Buster 5000

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    That was a fun little 8 run first inning.
     
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  12. The Subspace Mariner

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    Every fucking time I don't watch
     
  13. The Subspace Mariner

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    Christopher Morel called up. Heyward likely to the IL it sounds like.
     
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  14. The Subspace Mariner

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    Vogelbach with a triple...
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  15. Chumbolone

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    What is that fat shit even thinking :laugh:

     
  16. Bankz

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    Morel just went deep in his first AB.

    The future is coming boys…
     
  17. The Subspace Mariner

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    He's gotta weigh more than the listed 145, right?
     
  18. Bankz

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    Yeah he looks bigger than 145…


    Also his energy reminds me of Javy… I’m here for it.
     
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  19. Bankz

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    Kinda cool night…

     
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  20. RoderickJaynes

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    This is the exact moment for them to cut heyward. There’s literally no reason for him to be on this roster
     
  21. Bankz

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    If he wants to be a Cub he's going to finish the season as a Cub.
     
  22. Bankz

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    This dude is a stud when it comes to the farm system...

    Great thread for those who want to dive into what could be coming up soon...

     
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    This fucking sucks...
     
  24. The Subspace Mariner

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    If I had to guess on guys we'll see this year, on top of the guys we've already seen

    Brennen Davis (he needs to turn it around if he wants to come up this year though)
    Nelson Velasquez
    Caleb Killian
    Ben Leeper
    Cayne Uekert
    Ryan Jensen (maybe)
    Alex Canario (September)
    Anderson Espinoza

    That's just guys among our top 30 list.
     
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  25. The Subspace Mariner

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    Hip injuries are a bitch. I had one back in high school, and even now if I move the wrong way, I get an extremely painful, aching type of pain in my left hip.
     
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  26. Trofie

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    This team misses so many mistake pitches
     
  27. Bankz

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    Kilian might be getting called up soon. This is exciting stuff...
     
  28. The Subspace Mariner

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    Dude has been outstanding thus far. Prospect I'm most excited with right now is PCA. He was basically a lock to be an elite defensive player, but his bat has been spectacular, and he's developed a power stroke.
     
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  29. Bankz

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    Im still all in on Caissie… started slow but is turning it on.

    Lots of really promising developments up and down the farm so far.
     
  30. Bankz

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  31. The Subspace Mariner

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    IDK how many in here really pay attention to the minors, but we have a bunch of outfield prospects just absolutely mashing over the last month. Caissie, Alcantara, Pinango, Velasquez, Canario, PCA, etc... Could have several more top 100 prospects by end of season rankings.
     
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  32. Bankz

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    wasnt on my radar… will keep an eye on him now, but this seems pretty good.
     
  33. The Subspace Mariner

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    I'm undoubtedly going to jinx him, but Keegan Thompson deserves top 3 Cy Young talk right now. His numbers are actually that good.
     
  34. pianoman

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    Offense was in a terrible place when all our key guys went down (Contreras, Hoerner, etc.), but they’ve really bounced back well the last three weeks. Over our last twenty games we’ve averaged just over 5 runs a game.
     
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  35. spagett

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    Feel bad for Swarmer

    Wisdom with a low throw and Schwindel couldn't make the scoop... couple hitters later and they tie with a 2 run hr

    Frank is a shit first baseman. Doesn't stretch for most throws and not good at scooping. Rizzo spoiled us.
     
  36. pianoman

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    Unfortunate debut for him. Only one earned run and it’s a 4-4 tie when he leaves
     
  37. spagett

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    This team finds ways to lose

    Impressive
     
  38. pianoman

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    I thought they were still doing 7 inning doubleheaders?
     
  39. Bankz

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    nope, it’s been changed back. I liked the 7 inning double headers
     
  40. pianoman

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    PCA promoted to South Bend
     
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  41. spagett

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    Based loaded no outs

    Strikeout, double play

    This team stinks
     
  42. Bankz

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    Team is no longer worth watching for anything other than the young guys who are developing at the big league level.

    We were always going to suck. Just happened a few months early.
     
  43. spagett

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    Seems like a good season to see a game in Pittsburgh... maybe in September

    Prob gonna be less than 30 bucks to get in for 3 games and then it's free reign pretty much everywhere
     
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  44. spagett

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    Heyward activated, Velasquez sent down

    Feel the excitement
     
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  45. Bankz

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    Its really is nonsense that this guy is going to be in the starting lineup at this point. Jed needs to give a reason behind it.
     
  46. spagett

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    Jed: *points at David Ross* he loves him
     
  47. Bankz

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    In much better news….


    DJ is dealing today against a pretty good team.

     
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  48. The Subspace Mariner

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    Fucking love Herz
     
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  49. Bankz

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    Cubs win!

    Farm is looking amazing

    2024 here we come!
     
  50. pianoman

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    I was pissed this was the week they were in town. I was going to go watch Herz and PCA tonight, but I’ve got a 7 am flight out of CVG so I passed. Also Morel is doing way better than I thought he’d be to start his career.