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....and death is not an option...Bullpen Edition


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#1 Oswego Chris

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:49 PM

As we prep for the upcoming season, I thought it might be fun to play manager in sort of a "History of Bad Cubs Baseball" (yes I know thats redundant!)

One run lead in the 9th, guys on first and second ,nobody out....which of these guys do you bring in,,,,and death is not an option!

A. LaTroy Hawkins
B. Mel Rojas
C. Kevin Gregg


good luck!

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:57 PM

Um I'll go with D) Doug Dascenzo - he has a flawless pitching record. I always go with the D when the other choices are shit.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:00 PM

come on MG, you have to choose one....death and Dascenzo are not options!

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:07 PM

E. Dave Smith

This is the worst closer that I remember watching.

How about this line compliments of baseball-reference.com.

W-L (0-6) 6.00 ERA 17 SAVES 1.75 WHIP and a measly 16 K's in 33 IP

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:11 PM

Hawkins... shudder. He choked so many times but he has the best raw stuff out of any of them. Easier for the blind squirrel to find the nut if his sense of smell is good

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:19 PM

come on MG, you have to choose one....death and Dascenzo are not options!

Dougy is ALWAYS an option... But if in your totalitarian world I must choice from your three meager choices I go with Hawkins but he must wear a Dascenzo jersey.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:25 PM

Ironically all three of those guys were good with the Twins, Expos, and Blue Jays respectively, prior to joining the Cubs. As was Smith with the Astros.

I guess the Cubs never quite caught on to the fact that closers are like race cars....they go real fast but burn out quickly.

Cubs GMs (Himes, McPhail, Hendry) just kept coming back to the used car lot.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:30 PM

Since death isn't an option, how about brutal torture?

There really is nothing worse than just knowing that your closer is gonna blow it. That's what it was like (or felt like, at least) when those guys came in.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:00 AM

F. Dick Tidrow
And that's a bad miss...

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:44 AM

my answer to my own question was going to be Hawkins...based on stuff he would have the best chance at striking guys out....of course he would have to be able to ignore the racist shouts of the members of the KKK and Aryan Nation that he said were in the bleachers....

in his defense I am sure some of that crap goes on out there....Jaques Jones said something like that too...

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:45 AM

Eh, probably Gregg. Downward movement and he could get a grounder.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:34 AM

I would have to go............ Hawkins.

Gregg just plain stunk as a Cub.
Rojas - I'd have to take death...... or Dick Tidrow...... Can Mitch Williams be an option?

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:34 AM

F. Dick Tidrow

Did you just say "F Dick Tidrow?"

Whoa, buddy.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:05 AM

Ironically all three of those guys were good with the Twins, Expos, and Blue Jays respectively, prior to joining the Cubs. As was Smith with the Astros.


Gregg closed for Florida before coming over to the Cubs... and wasn't even very good when he was with them. He had a 76% save percentage which is pretty mediocre.

Hawkins was really good as a setup man before coming over but the only full season he was a closer for the Twins his ERA was almost 6.00

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:11 AM


F. Dick Tidrow

Did you just say "F Dick Tidrow?"

Whoa, buddy.


Not only that but it was a F . (period)

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