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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Buster Bryant, Apr 11, 2016.
Hell of a take on the 3-2 pitch from the Pirates hitter...
Wick easily handled that inning.
So after tonight
Cubs Starters ERA 2.3
Cubs Bullpen ERA 9.36
We currently have arguably the best rotation in baseball so far and the worst bullpen.
Chatwood now has 0.71 ERA and has only issued 2 walks over nearly 13 innings pitched. That's almost as stunning as Yelich starting the year 1-27.
A bad bullpen also is having the issue that nearly everyone is throwing 2-5 mph less this year. I don’t remember seeing this on such a grand scale before.
Extend him... seriously.
I feel the same. See if we can get him locked up for two to three more years. Whatever yips he had that made him lose all control seem to be seriously gone and the movement on all his pitches is excellent.
When are we expecting Brennan Davis to make it to the majors? I'm dreading watching Almora flail around at the plate for another couple years. I wish they'd just stop with platooning him and Happ because over their careers Happ is not much worse than Almora from the right side of the plate.
Davis is projected 2022 kid. Maybe we see him late next season unless he takes another major step but it’s gone be tough to judge that considering the season.
Almora is at least seeing more pitches. But he’s bat is never going to be what keeps him on this roster. I can’t imagine how mentally jacked he is from the struggles to hitting that kid with the foul ball. I’m rooting for him but don’t expect much
I'm rooting for him but we need to move on from him.
Don’t care that it was the Pirates, great to see the bullpen perform in a low scoring close win.
Good to see Bryant finally have a good game.
Bote looking like Baez at third base tonight.
1) Wick is the guy
2) I don’t need Grace on the broadcast
Wick, Jeffress, and Ryan really seems like a good core to build the bullpen around.
The play he made on the mondesi bunt was insane.
Eh... they really need Kimbrel to figure it out.
Ross should put Chatwood or Darvish between Mills and Hendricks in the rotation. Someone who throws some gas in between the two guys who throw slow and change speeds.
On the broadcast last night Len mentioned the Cubs rotation averaged 90mph on its fastball as a staff. The lowest in baseball... yet has the best ERA.
Hendricks and Mills are really good at throwing off-speed, so their fastballs seem faster than they are
I’m aware. I’m just saying they’re in a similar mold so I think putting someone in between them would benefit the club in the long run rather than having them going back to back. Not that it’s been a problem as the rotation is currently mowing through opposing lineups.
He is not tipping pitches - - he just sucks
Eat whatever salary you have to and just designate his ass
Cubs won’t cut him. They stood by Yu and Chatwood. Hopefully he figures it out