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willis

Member Since 01 Sep 2011
Offline Last Active Oct 01 2013 10:37 AM
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In Topic: Pirates v. Cubs - September 25, 2013 (TV: WGN)

25 September 2013 - 12:29 PM

Arrieta with an 8 pitch first...me likey.


In Topic: Are you willing to give Sveum another chance?

26 August 2013 - 10:24 AM

No. If there is an opportunity to grab a good, experiened manager then for all hell, please get him. Sveum, although put in a bad spot, has not been a good manager. I don't care if he had a team littered with All Stars, the Cubs wouldn't be good. He just isn't (wasn't) the right choice and the cubs won't get where we all want them to get with him at the helm.

 

Not everything is his fault and he has been given wrecked rosters. I will grant everyone that. But he annoys the living shit out of many fans with his actions and even more so his words. I've never liked the hire and still don't. It was a cheap option to lay out a losing plan that would net some high drafts. IF winning becomes a goal soon, then someone like Scioscia would be a welcomed change.

 

The lineups make me scratch my head at times, but the damn handling of the bullpen and the continuous mistakes he makes with the pitching staff is just unbearable.

 

Saying all of that, he'll be back and be here for awhile. The FO loves him and they don't give a crap about losing wins at this point. They want their high draft pick and this guy was their guy, and they won't admit a mistake. So it is, Sveum will be the manager for awhile. Sigh.


In Topic: The Core

12 August 2013 - 11:46 AM

yeah it's not hate, it's that there is a guy coming up that seems to be very good defensively and much better with the bat in Alcantara. He's at least a year away probably but still that would eliminate Barney for me being part of the core moving forward.
 

his defense is amazing, his bat just doesn't play to this level.


In Topic: The Core

12 August 2013 - 11:27 AM

Hard to call Lake part of the "core" at this point. Too little time under his belt and hasn't proven enough. He's been awesome, but too early to get over zealous on what he has done and will be.

 

Shark

Wood

EJax

Castro

Rizzo

Castillo

 

And that's all she wrote. Soon enough Barney will be irrelevant so I'm not counting him in. DeJesus and Schierholtz will either be here one more year or shipped out before then, so they don't count. Parker and Strop could be core BP pieces but again, like Lake, too little experience with the Cubs to label them core...although I've liked what I've seen.


In Topic: Cubs v. Phillies - August 8, 2013 (TV: CSN)

08 August 2013 - 11:25 AM

Long at bat for Utley, but Shark wins it.


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