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It was Jimmy Ryan, and I don't think he did it either time while the team was the Cubs. I think they were the Colts an bleh, the White Stockings, when he did it. (Big shout out to baseball mogul, where I spent an absurd amount of time managing the late 1800s-early 1900s Cubs teams)
Sorry, really it's just a pet peeve when I read generic comparisons based on things that aren't relevant. It would be like saying that the next pitcher drafted that was raised in central Arkansas will be very good because of Cliff Lee, AJ Burnett, and Travis Wood.
Yeah, if central Arkansas was notorious for overusing their pitchers, that would be a fair comparison. A pet peeve of mine is when someone disregards everything in the post they are responding to and calls them irrelevant, then makes a sweeping generalization trying to talk down to the person they are responding to.
NPB plays a 144 games schedule, plus playoffs. Yu Darvish averaged almost 130 pitches per start, not to mention his bullpen sessions, which are typically 200 or more pitches per. Which still doesn't mention the year-round nature of amateur ball that he was subjected to. If these aren't relevant facts, then I apologize.
Yeah, give 31 year old Robinson Cano a 9 year/225 million dollar deal, that always works out well. Almost as well as almost completely emptying the farm and holding KC up at gun point to get one of their best pitching prospects and a supplemental draft pick, and pushing Soler and Bryant into roles on a world series contender before they are going to be ready. Also, I'd rather have Castillo catching in the future than Saltalamacchia and have seen very little out of the current bullpen that leads me to believe that Fujikawa and Russell teamed with a bunch of rookies is going to be a world series caliber pen.
I do like Scherzer, and would very much like to see him come to Wrigley, but I have this ominous feeling about free agent pitchers that says that none of the guys you listed will even reach the market. Kershaw is going to get whatever he wants from LA, and Detroit's owner will keep putting up the money if his team is contending. We might get to see one of Cincinatti's starters on the market considering their payroll limitations, but Jocketty is smart, so he will probably trade them before he loses them to FA.
With the way he's swinging the, bat in the PCL, it seems he needs to work harder to get some semblance of a bat, and stop tweeting in the wee hours if he wants to get out of Iowa so bad. If he keeps this up, Josh Vitters will be playing 3b in Chicago before Stewart. I can't see how anyone has legitimate hope that this guy is going to figure it out and become an asset for the Cubs.
I used to believe that we had a shot at getting something close to 2008-2010 Ian Stewart but if he so depserately wants to sit at home watching WWE while tweeting until all hours of the morning and he thinks Colorado screwed him over and wants to be back there...
GO ON, GET OUT OF HERE. SCREW YOU AND THE DONKEY YOU RODE IN ON.