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Jed Hoyer Has Serious Confidence in Kyle Schwarber (Because Obviously)

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Thinking back on Kyle Schwarber’s return to the World Series, the best I could sum things up came in a post at the start of this year:

In retrospect, it was absolutely nuts to think Schwarber could contribute meaningfully. And it was something we routinely said when the topic of a Schwarber World Series return came up again and again from conspiracy theorists in the summer months: even if Schwarber were physically able to swing a bat with the torque necessary to be effective, it is implausible to think that he could just pick up a bat after such a long layoff and do it against the best pitchers in the world.

Kyle Schwarber does not respect implausible. Nothing is nuts.

Kyle Schwarber does not respect implausible. Yeah. That.


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Today, Chicago Cubs GM Jed Hoyer hopped on 670 the Score, and he was asked about Schwarber’s home run potential this year. I think he answered perfectly:

That total seems extremely high, when you consider everything … but how could you bet against this guy? Give me the over on everything and all things Kyle Schwarber until he demonstrates otherwise.


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.