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Would you be Ok with the Cubs Rebuilding?


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#16 Fearbobafett

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 10:11 AM

i would love to get darvish (he should be posted - i have been following closely as he has been on my fantasy rookie team for a couple of years and am finally excited that he could be paying dividends).

I am just not sure that Rickett's is going to be willing to post up what it is going to take to not only get him but then follow up with a big contract. I think he is going to command more than Dice K did.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 11:11 AM

I'm all for a total youth movement. How bout LeMahieu at ss and Castro at 3b. Then my buddy can stay at 2B

If you want to keep your "buddy" in the lineup, it would make sense to move him to shortstop where his bat is more in line with a normal shortstop. LeMahieu could stick to second and Castro to third, but I think that there wouldn't be enough production out of that infield. It's almost like shuffling the same three guys around to different positions.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 10:41 PM

I'm all for a total youth movement. How bout LeMahieu at ss and Castro at 3b. Then my buddy can stay at 2B

If you referring to Barney, we might be worse at 2B than this year, pitching seems to have figured him out. Keep Castro at SS and see how he improves defensively next year. LeMahieu will be considered for 2B or 3B, but I doubt he'll be looked at SS.


I dont understand DJ at 3B, is that just talking about defense? Because 1B and 3B are usually power hitters and I think DJ would need a long spring at camp Colvin

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 05:03 PM


I'm all for a total youth movement. How bout LeMahieu at ss and Castro at 3b. Then my buddy can stay at 2B

If you referring to Barney, we might be worse at 2B than this year, pitching seems to have figured him out. Keep Castro at SS and see how he improves defensively next year. LeMahieu will be considered for 2B or 3B, but I doubt he'll be looked at SS.


I dont understand DJ at 3B, is that just talking about defense? Because 1B and 3B are usually power hitters and I think DJ would need a long spring at camp Colvin

It seems like 3B being a big-time power spot is fading - just look around baseball this year.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 05:53 PM



I'm all for a total youth movement. How bout LeMahieu at ss and Castro at 3b. Then my buddy can stay at 2B

If you referring to Barney, we might be worse at 2B than this year, pitching seems to have figured him out. Keep Castro at SS and see how he improves defensively next year. LeMahieu will be considered for 2B or 3B, but I doubt he'll be looked at SS.

I dont understand DJ at 3B, is that just talking about defense? Because 1B and 3B are usually power hitters and I think DJ would need a long spring at camp Colvin

It seems like 3B being a big-time power spot is fading - just look around baseball this year.

Agreed, there appears to be two reasons for this shift 1) the roid rage is over their are less players able to be built for power and agile enough to cover the hot corner, a future stud 3B will look like .300BA, 20HR. 2) teams are more focused on defense and hence a slugging 3B player will become a 1B or corner outfielder, good 3B will look like god 2B moving forward.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 03:31 AM



I'm all for a total youth movement. How bout LeMahieu at ss and Castro at 3b. Then my buddy can stay at 2B

If you referring to Barney, we might be worse at 2B than this year, pitching seems to have figured him out. Keep Castro at SS and see how he improves defensively next year. LeMahieu will be considered for 2B or 3B, but I doubt he'll be looked at SS.

I dont understand DJ at 3B, is that just talking about defense? Because 1B and 3B are usually power hitters and I think DJ would need a long spring at camp Colvin

It seems like 3B being a big-time power spot is fading - just look around baseball this year.

Agreed, there appears to be two reasons for this shift 1) the roid rage is over their are less players able to be built for power and agile enough to cover the hot corner, a future stud 3B will look like .300BA, 20HR. 2) teams are more focused on defense and hence a slugging 3B player will become a 1B or corner outfielder, good 3B will look like god 2B moving forward.


As a huge Brooks Robinson fan, I'm OK with that.
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#22 Brett

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:38 AM




I'm all for a total youth movement. How bout LeMahieu at ss and Castro at 3b. Then my buddy can stay at 2B

If you referring to Barney, we might be worse at 2B than this year, pitching seems to have figured him out. Keep Castro at SS and see how he improves defensively next year. LeMahieu will be considered for 2B or 3B, but I doubt he'll be looked at SS.

I dont understand DJ at 3B, is that just talking about defense? Because 1B and 3B are usually power hitters and I think DJ would need a long spring at camp Colvin

It seems like 3B being a big-time power spot is fading - just look around baseball this year.

Agreed, there appears to be two reasons for this shift 1) the roid rage is over their are less players able to be built for power and agile enough to cover the hot corner, a future stud 3B will look like .300BA, 20HR. 2) teams are more focused on defense and hence a slugging 3B player will become a 1B or corner outfielder, good 3B will look like god 2B moving forward.


As a huge Brooks Robinson fan, I'm OK with that.

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#23 TWC

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 09:14 AM

As a huge Brooks Robinson fan, I'm OK with that.


Phil, I think you misspelled "Kieschnick".

#24 Fishin Phil

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 11:32 AM


As a huge Brooks Robinson fan, I'm OK with that.


Phil, I think you misspelled "Kieschnick".


Now that's funny right there, I don't care who you are.
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#25 Macho Man

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 10:45 AM

No! The Pirates rebuild. The Mariners rebuild. They rebuild because "We're rebuilding" is an excuse for losing. "It's ok! Losing is to be expected when you're rebuilding!" I don't want to go to Wrigley Field to watch the Iowa Cubs. I don't want be at Wrigley Field down 9-2 to the Cardinals sipping a microbrew that tastes like bark and eating sushi while some guy with a laptop sitting next to me tells me that everything is ok because if I just took the time to calculate total bases plus ground ball outs divided by errors adjusted for home ball park for the two teams I would see that the Cubs are actually ahead of the Cardinals in all the areas that matter. I want to drink American beer and eat fatty pork as a mountain of a man in a Cubs uniform hits towering home runs.

#26 MichiganGoat

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 11:16 AM

OHHHH YEAHHHHH, The Macho Man is here!

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 12:56 PM

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