OFFICIAL 2019 CHICAGO CUBS THREAD!!!!

Discussion in 'Professional Sports' started by bogeyman, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. judzeehawk

    judzeehawk Well-Known Member

    He'll need to play better than he has the last two years.
     
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  2. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    Juan Soto comes up big AGAIN! Against pitching that has been shutting everyone else down.

    Soto is turning this 2019 postseason into his personal showcase. One clutch hit after another, several with the Nats staring at possible elimination.

    He is reminding me of 2010 Patrick Kane and this team is reminding me of the 2010 Black Hawks. Remember, this kid is 20 years old. Most kids his age are sophomores in college or playing low A ball. This kid is toying with the best seasoned veterans baseball has to offer.

    This is not a guarantee that he will turn into Albert Pujols in his prime, or Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, or Christian Yelich. But again, the kid isn't old enough to legally consume alcohol.

    The key now will be how he adjusts when the pitchers make theirs. Pitchers have learned to go hard inside on Kris Bryant, or up the ladder, and Bryant will exaserbate temporary failure by chasing.

    Bryant will be 28 next year. He is what he is. He's Tim Wallach, maybe Scott Rolen. But Soto, wow! Sky could be the limit for this kid.
     
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  3. chucktownhawk

    chucktownhawk Well-Known Member

    Very talented young man, Soto. Great start to the series. Ok, I'm hearing Ross or Joe Espada from the Astros as the next skipper for Chicago. Which? Probably Rossy
     
  4. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't they have named Ross by now if he was the guy?

    Now that the series has started no managerial hirings can be announced for any teams until the series is over.
     
  5. JG10Hawk

    JG10Hawk Well-Known Member

    That was my original thought as well until I read several articles posted yesterday that said Ross also just recently had a 2nd interview. This was believed to take place after Espada's 2nd interview so who knows which is the actual leader. If it's Ross we should know soon I would think.
     
  6. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    Breaking news. It's David Ross.
     
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  7. chucktownhawk

    chucktownhawk Well-Known Member

    Chicago interviewed Espada twice before the WS started according to what I read. I think Rossy has interviewd twice also. According to Theo, "he's in no rush", whatever that means.
     
  8. chucktownhawk

    chucktownhawk Well-Known Member

    Well, there you go......
     
  9. spliff45

    spliff45 Well-Known Member

    So, Mike Matheny 2.0 it is
     
  10. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    Ross has the respect of the two most important players on the team, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez.

    If this doesn't work I can't see it happening because the players walked over Ross like the Arch Heads, Yadier in particular, did Matheny.
     
  11. deanvogs

    deanvogs Well-Known Member

    I've been told the only way a first time coach is hired is because of Nepotism. Is David Ross Theo's long lost son?
     
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  12. judzeehawk

    judzeehawk Well-Known Member

    It's official. David Ross is the Cubs new coach.
     
  13. bogeyman

    bogeyman Well-Known Member

    Gonna be an interesting offseason for sure. A lot of holes to fill and we have a large payroll already.
    From my perspective we need a 2B (maybe they think Hoerner is ready), a CF, a leadoff man preferably, a couple starting pitchers and bullpen help including a fallback if Kimbrel sucks/or hurt.
     
  14. judzeehawk

    judzeehawk Well-Known Member


    I believe they think Hoerner is going to take over 2nd. base. Cubs haven't been having very good luck with closers staying healthy so having a fall back would be very nice. I don't think the Cubs will bring in a lead off man and find one within. Anybody know anything about Castellanos?
     
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  15. bogeyman

    bogeyman Well-Known Member

    Castellanos was good for us, but man that would mean we move Heyward to RF (unless we move Schwarb). I really want to keep him in RF where he is a Gold Glover and game changer. In CF he is just average.
     
  16. judzeehawk

    judzeehawk Well-Known Member


    I'm thinking Cubs will move Schwarb in a trade for some pitching maybe?
     
  17. bogeyman

    bogeyman Well-Known Member

    I don't think it is beyond the realm of possibilities. I think good pitching might be hard to find though, everyone wants it. Need to develop some of our own for a change.
     
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  18. chucktownhawk

    chucktownhawk Well-Known Member

     
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  19. judzeehawk

    judzeehawk Well-Known Member

    Cubs let go of Phelps, Morrow, Holland, Graveman, Barnette and sent Webster to AAA Iowa. They did pick up Q's option. That's 6 pitchers gone so it'll be interesting who they bring in or who steps up from the home grown variety. Cubs did pick up Rizzo's option also. I'm getting the feeling Castellanos isn't going to be a Cub.
     
  20. bogeyman

    bogeyman Well-Known Member

    I like Castellanos, but I just don't know if he is really the main need for this team right now. we need a CF or leadoff type guy worse. Also pitching.
     
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