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  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,836
    bbiggs said:
    Who knows what drove his decision.  I personally don't care about the politics of him or the Marquee network and that has never crept into my mind as I'm watching a game, luckily.  Len is a good dude and I enjoyed him calling games.  I wonder who they'll replace him with.  Hopefully Deshaies sticks around.  Lot of changes within the organization on the north side.

    I was just joking with that comment.  I always bust my friends balls by referring to them as the MAGA Cubs and their right wing network....I highly doubt that would have anything to do with it.  I'm mainly just salty that my cable bill went up $6 a month for that nonsense and I have no option to not pay for it!
    He was quoted as saying if the Cubs were still on WGN or CSN (or whatever the other network was pre-Marquee) he'd still do the job.  It was in fact Marquee that he could not stand to be a part of.
    Now, I don't know if that had to do with politics, but I'm guessing it had to do with network people telling him how to do this or that and not to do this or that.  The suits I'm sure didn't help.

  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,550
    see yu later.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 4,400
    The euphoria of 16 was worth the rebuild. 
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
  • Yesterday will forever be remembered as THE GREATEST DAY IN CUBS HISTORY!!!!

    San Diego took Darvish and his salary way from us!!!!!!!


    3 years with the Cubs

    15-14

    $65 million or so for those 3 years?

    FUCK DARVISH!!!!

    My prediction? He will not win in double digits, for any year, he is with San Diego.

    BANK ON THAT

    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 17,458

    Yesterday will forever be remembered as THE GREATEST DAY IN CUBS HISTORY!!!!

    San Diego took Darvish and his salary way from us!!!!!!!


    3 years with the Cubs

    15-14

    $65 million or so for those 3 years?

    FUCK DARVISH!!!!

    My prediction? He will not win in double digits, for any year, he is with San Diego.

    BANK ON THAT

    That park is pretty friendly to pitchers otherwise, though.
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • Where was San Diego 10-15 years ago when we needed to unload Soriano?

    And why couldn't we throw Heyward in the Darvish deal?

    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,868
    Looks like we’re in full on rebuilding mode.  I’m okay with it. These things are needed from time to time. 
  • Bryant is next to go.

    And I have no problem with that.

    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,868
    Contreras too. I’m okay with that also. 
  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 24,001
    edited December 2020

    And at this point, from a business standpoint? Why not go full blown rebuild?

    How much money was lost last year? By every single baseball team in the majors? How much will be lost this year, since there probably wont be any fans in the stands again. Fuck it, get rid of Darvish, Lester is gone, don't give Bryant a new contract, and start rebuilding.

    Post edited by SPEEDY MCCREADY on
    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,550
    some are saying that with the cards getting arenado, the cubs should go full rebuild because they won’t win the division anytime soon. thoughts?
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 4,400
    I'm really starting to feel confused by what they are doing. They get rid of Darvish...for a crap return. Okay, trimming payroll and starting a rebuild. Fine.

    Then they sign Joc Pederson for a year? Why make that move? Doesn't make sense to me. Now I'm reading they have increased their payroll and may have interest in old veterans? 
    "A smart monkey doesn't monkey around with another monkey's monkey" - Darwin's Theory
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,550
    Yeah, I hadn't considered that...and isn't Pederson essentially another Schwarber?

    maybe they'll go full rebuild, now that they've seen what the Cardinals did.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,868
    The current team is not built to be a real contender. Go in rebuild mode and we’ll wait our turn. Signing veterans on the wrong side of their prime doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Pederson was offered more money by the Sox who are ready to contend now, but chose the Cubs. Very odd. He was getting heckled big time in the 2016 NLCS from the bleachers. Maybe he chose the Cubs because he likes being called jock strap. 🤔
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,550
    I approve of heckling ANY d**ger!
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 15,874
    Just keep Rizzo and Contreras. I don't want to see Hendricks go but he deserves better than wasting his talent on a team in rebuild mode.  And I don't get the hard-on Cubs fans have over Baez. He can tax his ever-expanding strike zone elsewhere.
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,868
    Cubs announced 20% capacity at Wrigley to start the season. I like the direction of this. Look forward to getting back. 
  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,836
    bbiggs said:
    Cubs announced 20% capacity at Wrigley to start the season. I like the direction of this. Look forward to getting back. 
    Yeah, from what I've seen, they have done a good job with the spring training crowds.
    That said, I'm still not going.  Maybe if I had the vaccine, but until then...nope.  
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