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Postby NOLA » Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:16 pm

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Postby Andy » Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:31 pm

Obviously the correct move. Money aside I do feel kind of bad for him. The Cubs broke him trying to unlock more power and couldn't unbreak him.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Bertz » Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:45 pm

Andy wrote:Obviously the correct move. Money aside I do feel kind of bad for him. The Cubs broke him trying to unlock more power and couldn't unbreak him.


Honestly I think he's just lucky Statcast wasn't implemented a year or two earlier. Jason Heyward xwOBA by year

2015 - .317
2016 - .301
2017 - .319
2018 - .319
2019 - .323

The differences between Heyward any year between 2013 and 2019 look to be like 80% BABIP and the run environment.

Definitely the right call to pull the plug now. I thought it was a pretty safe assumption he wouldn't be back next year but I did think he'd come back in September. Glad the team isn't doing that.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Post Count Padder » Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:07 pm

Great guy and a legend for the Game 7 speech but it's the right call. I've honestly been waiting for it for awhile now.

So does he get to seek a trade and Cubs trade a prospect to find a taker or do we just eat a year of his salary and release him?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Backtobanks » Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:27 pm

Post Count Padder wrote:Great guy and a legend for the Game 7 speech but it's the right call. I've honestly been waiting for it for awhile now.

So does he get to seek a trade and Cubs trade a prospect to find a taker or do we just eat a year of his salary and release him?


Get out the knife and fork because they will be eating his contract.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Tim » Tue Aug 09, 2022 12:49 am

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Post Count Padder wrote:Great guy and a legend for the Game 7 speech but it's the right call. I've honestly been waiting for it for awhile now.

So does he get to seek a trade and Cubs trade a prospect to find a taker or do we just eat a year of his salary and release him?


Get out the knife and fork because they will be eating his contract.

Care to go back a few days and eat that post you made about them understanding sunk costs?
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:33 am

Got way too much credit for basically saying, "hey, youre still the same team that carried me for 6 months"

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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:42 am

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:Got way too much credit for basically saying, "hey, youre still the same team that carried me for 6 months"

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And then promptly struck out with the bases loaded and 1 out in the 10th inning.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:05 am



Last time I saw Schwindel had a WAR of -0.9 this year. Thank horsefeathering god
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Post Count Padder » Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:12 am

UMFan83 wrote:https://twitter.com/pj_mooney/status/1556848325311315968?s=21&t=hJBRms49uLXOSeUDaIMARQ

Last time I saw Schwindel had a WAR of -0.9 this year. Thank horsefeathering god

I like him a lot and was able to chat with him after a game last season. The league figured him out pretty hard this year. Maybe he can get his swing back in Iowa. Maybe.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby CubinNY » Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:39 pm

So far they are doing all the right things to signal they plan to compete in 2023.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Tryptamine » Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:44 pm

UMFan83 wrote:https://twitter.com/pj_mooney/status/1556848325311315968?s=21&t=hJBRms49uLXOSeUDaIMARQ

Last time I saw Schwindel had a WAR of -0.9 this year. Thank horsefeathering god


Please let us see some Mervis at bats so we know if he's an option for next year.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:08 pm

The 2016 defense, best in baseball and maybe the single most underrated aspect of that team, doesn’t happen without Heyward. The next best OF on the roster, defensively, was Bryant and then Matt Szczur according to FGs

Best of luck to a guy that helped completey revamped the clubhouse for this loooohooohoohoooser organization. The clubhouse he leaves is dramatically different from the one he entered. Both might seem the same because of the forced rebuilds (to applause, always applause bc there’s always next year), but losing was the accepted way of life for this org from top to bottom before that group came in and now it’s not (well, in the clubhouse)
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Bertz » Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:16 pm



Almost no chance Kyle makes it back this year at this point
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Derwood » Wed Aug 10, 2022 1:05 pm

The Cubs: 21 games under .500, somehow in 3rd place
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Backtobanks » Wed Aug 10, 2022 7:36 pm

Derwood wrote:The Cubs: 21 games under .500, somehow in 3rd place


Let's hear it for the NL Central.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Wed Aug 10, 2022 7:54 pm

Banedon wrote:https://twitter.com/bubbaprog/status/1557445410339291136

Offensive? So the fake Harry will be uttering "Fukudome" then...
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Tryptamine » Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:25 pm

Banedon wrote:https://twitter.com/bubbaprog/status/1557445410339291136


How could using a using a deceased celebrity's likeness for profit possibly be construed as offensive? In fact, I think the hologram should wear a Budweiser shirt too for a little extra ad revenue. Then we'll bring in Ron and Ernie to sing the 7th inning stretch presented by Wintrust.
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby big ball chunky time » Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:32 pm

"I'm a Cubs fan ... and a Bitcoin man! Buy the dip! Holy Cow!"
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:36 pm

big ball chunky time wrote:"I'm a Cubs fan ... and a Bitcoin man! Buy the dip! Holy Cow!"


this one right here officer
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby UMFan83 » Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:41 pm

big ball chunky time wrote:"I'm a Cubs fan ... and a Bitcoin man! Buy the dip! Holy Cow!"


I was thinking "Cubs fan, MAGA man" but I like yours too
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby CubinNY » Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:06 pm

Call me crazy but I think the field of dreams uniforms should be the every day away game uniform
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Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Postby cl smooth » Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:20 pm

CubinNY wrote:Call me crazy but I think the field of dreams uniforms should be the every day away game uniform


been wearing a variation of the cap for a few years now. love it.
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