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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 2,662
    Hopefully Machado.  I really don't want another overpriced right fielder.  You know Machado will produce.  I think he'll stay in LA or join the Yankees, though.
    Agreed
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 13,926
    That would be a hell of an infield though.  Rizzo, Baez, Machado, Bryant around the horn.  Especially if KB gets back on track offensively.
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 3,097
    That would be a hell of an infield though.  Rizzo, Baez, Machado, Bryant around the horn.  Especially if KB gets back on track offensively.
    Getting Machado makes a lot more sense now that Russell is presumably gone. There will still be a couple of odd-men out (i.e. Murphy and Bote), but that’s a good problem to have. 
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 13,926
    bbiggs said:
    That would be a hell of an infield though.  Rizzo, Baez, Machado, Bryant around the horn.  Especially if KB gets back on track offensively.
    Getting Machado makes a lot more sense now that Russell is presumably gone. There will still be a couple of odd-men out (i.e. Murphy and Bote), but that’s a good problem to have. 
    And I'm sure Maddon will pull his lineup shuffling antics to ensure that we have plenty of days of Rizzo-Murphy-Baez-Machado or Rizzo-Baez-Mahcado-Bote with Bryant in left in both situations.
    I still think we are a starting pitcher or two away from being WS competitive again. Lester, Hendricks, & Quintana are the core. I didn't have much faith in Darvish before the injury, and now I really don't have any.  I'm not sure how much Hamels can hang at his age.
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,966
    Hopefully Machado.  I really don't want another overpriced right fielder.  You know Machado will produce.  I think he'll stay in LA or join the Yankees, though.
    machado would cement your Evil Empire, Midwest status.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 13,926
    Wobbie said:
    Hopefully Machado.  I really don't want another overpriced right fielder.  You know Machado will produce.  I think he'll stay in LA or join the Yankees, though.
    machado would cement your Evil Empire, Midwest status.
    You live in a strange world.  We've paid for Lester, Heyward, & Darvish.  Only one of whom even remotely performs at a professional level on a consistent basis.  All other talent is either home grown or acquired through trades, and we've given up a hell of a lot more talent than we've acquired.
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,966
    Wobbie said:
    Hopefully Machado.  I really don't want another overpriced right fielder.  You know Machado will produce.  I think he'll stay in LA or join the Yankees, though.
    machado would cement your Evil Empire, Midwest status.
    You live in a strange world.  We've paid for Lester, Heyward, & Darvish.  Only one of whom even remotely performs at a professional level on a consistent basis.  All other talent is either home grown or acquired through trades, and we've given up a hell of a lot more talent than we've acquired.
    you might have a point. might.

    your IF would be stellar. your OF, not so much.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 2,662
    OF of Bryant, Almora & Heyward....that'll be just damn fine with me. 

    Backing up an IF of Baez, Machado, Rizzo and Murphy/Bote.

    That's 1 defensive liability in Murphy and 1 offensive liability in Heyward. I'll take my chances with that. 

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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 13,926
    If Joe can resist playing Happ and his 3-4 strikeouts every god damn day, our outfield will be fine.
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,966
    I thought bryant was 3B?
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • Gtilley8Gtilley8 DetroitPosts: 983
    Wobbie said:
    Hopefully Machado.  I really don't want another overpriced right fielder.  You know Machado will produce.  I think he'll stay in LA or join the Yankees, though.
    machado would cement your Evil Empire, Midwest status.
    You live in a strange world.  We've paid for Lester, Heyward, & Darvish.  Only one of whom even remotely performs at a professional level on a consistent basis.  All other talent is either home grown or acquired through trades, and we've given up a hell of a lot more talent than we've acquired.
    It's like taking to a Trump voter.  
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,966
    Gtilley8 said:
    Wobbie said:
    Hopefully Machado.  I really don't want another overpriced right fielder.  You know Machado will produce.  I think he'll stay in LA or join the Yankees, though.
    machado would cement your Evil Empire, Midwest status.
    You live in a strange world.  We've paid for Lester, Heyward, & Darvish.  Only one of whom even remotely performs at a professional level on a consistent basis.  All other talent is either home grown or acquired through trades, and we've given up a hell of a lot more talent than we've acquired.
    It's like taking to a Trump voter.  

    low blow :nuh_uh:
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • bflynn1bflynn1 Posts: 1,260
    Anthony Iapoce back in the organization as hitting coach. 
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 13,926
    I don't know if I like that signing.  I understand he worked with many of these guys in the minors, but if you look at the Cubs offensive team numbers compared to the Rangers, the Cubs blew Texas out of the water in nearly every category.  Cubs finished top 10 in most offensive categories whereas Texas was mostly in the bottom 10.
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 13,926
    Russell getting ready to have this 3rd kid with the 3rd different woman in 3 years.  Keep it in your fuckin pants, dude, seriously!
  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 2,662
    This dude is full of poor decisions. I'm very interested in what the Cubs decide to do with him over the next few months.
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
  • Gtilley8Gtilley8 DetroitPosts: 983
    This dude is full of poor decisions. I'm very interested in what the Cubs decide to do with him over the next few months.
    Exactly.  We've largely seen a zero tolerance issue from the front office with off the field distractions.  I think that's the reason there wasn't a huge push to bring back arrieta.  It will be interesting.  
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,966
    Russell getting ready to have this 3rd kid with the 3rd different woman in 3 years.  Keep it in your fuckin pants, dude, seriously!

    shawn kemp says that ain’t nuthin’.
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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 2,662
    Gtilley8 said:
    This dude is full of poor decisions. I'm very interested in what the Cubs decide to do with him over the next few months.
    Exactly.  We've largely seen a zero tolerance issue from the front office with off the field distractions.  I think that's the reason there wasn't a huge push to bring back arrieta.  It will be interesting.  
    Except for that one time we sold our soul for a closer who throws 105 MPH to help win a World Series Championship. Only to then grossly misuse him in the most crucial games and barely escape with the best "W" ever!
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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 2,662
    Wobbie said:
    Russell getting ready to have this 3rd kid with the 3rd different woman in 3 years.  Keep it in your fuckin pants, dude, seriously!

    shawn kemp says that ain’t nuthin’.
    Confession time:

    You finally gave me a heart chuckle. Funny is funny.
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 13,926
    Wobbie said:
    Russell getting ready to have this 3rd kid with the 3rd different woman in 3 years.  Keep it in your fuckin pants, dude, seriously!

    shawn kemp says that ain’t nuthin’.
    Kemp? Pfffttt... Antonio Cromartie puts him to shame. 
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 3,097
    Wobbie said:
    Russell getting ready to have this 3rd kid with the 3rd different woman in 3 years.  Keep it in your fuckin pants, dude, seriously!

    shawn kemp says that ain’t nuthin’.
    Kemp? Pfffttt... Antonio Cromartie puts him to shame. 
    Adrian Peterson is up there as well. ;) 
  • Gtilley8Gtilley8 DetroitPosts: 983
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    Gtilley8 said:
    This dude is full of poor decisions. I'm very interested in what the Cubs decide to do with him over the next few months.
    Exactly.  We've largely seen a zero tolerance issue from the front office with off the field distractions.  I think that's the reason there wasn't a huge push to bring back arrieta.  It will be interesting.  
    Except for that one time we sold our soul for a closer who throws 105 MPH to help win a World Series Championship. Only to then grossly misuse him in the most crucial games and barely escape with the best "W" ever!
    He was properly counselled by that time..... Dude has largely been a choir boy since then.  Did think this story was telling..... Parents just got back from Cuba.... Talking to the locals they asked about MLB players, locals said everyone pays a shit ton of their money back to the govt there, except Chapman.  He doesn't care about seeing his family, so he doesn't pay shit.  
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  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 7,839
    bbiggs said:
    Wobbie said:
    Russell getting ready to have this 3rd kid with the 3rd different woman in 3 years.  Keep it in your fuckin pants, dude, seriously!

    shawn kemp says that ain’t nuthin’.
    Kemp? Pfffttt... Antonio Cromartie puts him to shame. 
    Adrian Peterson is up there as well. ;) 

    don't forget Scottie Pippin

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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 2,662
    Tick tock...

    Waiting for free agency to start.
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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 3,097
    Glad we re-signed Hamels. Expensive but probably necessary. 
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 13,926
    Yeah, I just hope he's more like August Hamels and less like September Hamels.  But it is good to have a veteran arm and someone with playoff experience.
    I didn't even know we had Drew Smyly.  Now watch him come back from TJ surgery and fucking kill it in Texas.
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 3,097
    Yeah, I just hope he's more like August Hamels and less like September Hamels.  But it is good to have a veteran arm and someone with playoff experience.
    I didn't even know we had Drew Smyly.  Now watch him come back from TJ surgery and fucking kill it in Texas.
    Exactly re Hamels.

    And I didn’t know about Smyly either. Strange that he was such a well kept secret to us fans. Lol 
  • bflynn1bflynn1 Posts: 1,260
    I played against Smyly throughout high school and American Legion. 
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