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#1 Fishin Phil

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:09 AM

Suppose a miracle happens, and the Cubs get off to a hot start in 2014?  Let's just say that they are toward the top of the standings at the end of May.  Would that accelerate The Plan?  Is every season still sacred?

 

I know it's a long shot, but hey, a puppet can dream can't he?


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:19 AM

Actually, I do think they would look to make deals to supplement the team (without trading any of the top impact pieces).



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:28 AM

Apparently, a puppet can dream big.


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:37 AM

Apparently, a puppet can dream big.

 

Thank you Kyle.

 

;)


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:40 AM

 

Apparently, a puppet can dream big.

Thank you Kyle.

 

;)

That's a bit of a low blow, no?


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:51 AM

Apparently, a puppet can dream big.

Thank you Kyle.
 
;)
That's a bit of a low blow, no?
The lowest of the low but a puppet lacks the Brains to comprehend.

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#7 Cubbie Blues

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:55 AM

Nanoo Nanoo.


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:13 AM

That was kind of mean, sorry.


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:24 AM

Damn, that escalated quickly.

 

I see the FO being willing to deal any player at any time if the return is good.  They do have a wildcard in Baez.  If they are in contention come mid-May AND Baez is raking at Iowa, I think he gets the call.  Since they will probably be out of it, I wouldn't expect him until after the Super 2 cutoff.  I honestly think that he will be the type to come up and just mash the shit out of the ball until the league figures him out.  Diving into his numbers yesterday he was more impressive last year than I thought and I'm not nearly as down on him as I was.

 

At the deadline I don't see them making any deal they wouldn't make in the offseason.  Meaning, they aren't going to trade for a rental player unless they think he will sign a Cubs friendly extension (fat chance (I don't quite understand this expression, a fat chance would be a large chance, wouldn't it?)) but if Miami made Stanton available at the deadline they would be in on him.



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:26 AM

I always took the term "fat chance" to mean that even a fat person had a chance (like with a girl).


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:27 AM

I always took the term "fat chance" to mean that even a fat person had a chance (like with a girl).

 

Of course you would!

 

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:28 AM

You really think Baez will come up and mash? Every time he has been promoted, he has struggled and then after he adjusted, he mashed. Not the other way around. I still am concerned with his K%. It goes up with every promotion as well doesn't it?


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:37 AM

I'm in full on optimism mode for 2014.  This way, he comes up, mashes, we win the WS and I can tell Kyle to STFU every time he posts something.

 

If I am being wholly realistic, it does worry me but prior to his promotion he was walking over 10% of the time and King less than 20% of the time.  For about 6 weeks in AA he was able to get his walk rate around 10% and his K rate to 20%.  Hopefully, his only issue is that he has some makeup and approach issues and those will get sorted out when he fails in the bigs.  Hopefully, his early low-BB rate was due to pitchers not being able to get 4 balls past him without throwing something he could hit (although, with that theory, the K rate scares me even more).

 

I guess you are right, though, he did struggle for a week or two when he first came to AA.  We will see.  If he struggles for a bit, I will have to really bite my tounge until we get a good sample size.



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:43 AM

I still don't have a feel if it's approach, eye, or contact skills that is his problem. Adjusting seems to lend itself to approach or seeing a stretch of lesser pitchers. His problems early on seem to say he has a contact problem, but if he was trying to swing for the fences with ever PA then I would expect to see some contact issues. I'm basically hoping for the moon, but bracing myself for complete disaster.


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:31 AM

It seems likely that any young guy (such as Baez and Bryant) who is hitting a ton of HRs would soon be swinging for the fences in every PA. I hope that is their only problem, because that is correctable.






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