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4 minutes ago, Kyyle23 said:

At some point it becomes a true mental block.  Crazy to see how bad they are on the road

Quite a roster for $215 million. Since May 7, I think they are one game under .500??? At some point, you are what you are. 

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7 minutes ago, Tony said:

Quite a roster for $215 million. Since May 7, I think they are one game under .500??? At some point, you are what you are. 

Pretty much the best 2 days of the baseball season so far.  

Shut up in advance to “I don’t care what the cubs do, why do you” guy.  🤓

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15 hours ago, Jack Parkman said:

Jose Quintana is leading the Cubs pitching staff in fWAR. 

https://www.fangraphs.com/teams/cubs

I miss Jose, and if the Cubs are stupid enough to give into their fanbase and decline his option I'd take him back in an instant. 

They aren't declining his option. They never were going to.

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8 hours ago, ron883 said:

They aren't declining his option. They never were going to.

I don't think they're that stupid either. 

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1 hour ago, Jack Parkman said:

I don't think they're that stupid either. 

It's not even a thought. If he had a 6.00 ERA, the option would have been picked up. It was never going to be declined. 

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20 minutes ago, Tony said:

It's not even a thought. If he had a 6.00 ERA, the option would have been picked up. It was never going to be declined. 

The only reason why it even crossed my mind is if they want to go after Gerrit Cole. Hamels comes off the books this year, and Lester after next year. Should they want to do that, they could decline Quintana to free up money. 

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26 minutes ago, Jack Parkman said:

The only reason why it even crossed my mind is if they want to go after Gerrit Cole. Hamels comes off the books this year, and Lester after next year. Should they want to do that, they could decline Quintana to free up money. 

Then you pick up the option and trade Quintana, who still has value because of the team-friendly deal. It was never, ever going to be declined, unless he had a career-ending injury. 

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14 minutes ago, Tony said:

Then you pick up the option and trade Quintana, who still has value because of the team-friendly deal. It was never, ever going to be declined, unless he had a career-ending injury. 

Yeah that makes more sense. Though I wonder if they lose some leverage in a trade if they are over the luxury tax and have to move someone. 

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3 minutes ago, Jack Parkman said:

Yeah that makes more sense. Though I wonder if they lose some leverage in a trade if they are over the luxury tax and have to move someone. 

They still maintain leverage having a 31 year old pitcher that's historically been a very god No. 3, pretty good No. 2 on a incredibly cost controlled salary. 

The deal Hahn got him to sign just gave Q a tremendous amount of value.....see Eloy and Cease. 

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16 hours ago, TheTruth05 said:

Cubs would be around minimum 6/7 GB in any other division.

Glad all I hear about is how great they are at home and awful they are on the road, only to come home and get swept by a decent team.

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16 hours ago, TheTruth05 said:

Cubs would be around minimum 6/7 GB in any other division.

Wow, I haven't looked at the standings in a long time but you ain't lying.

 

They'd actually be at least 10 games back in any other division. They'd be in 3rd in the NLE, ALC and ALW and 4th in the ALE. :o

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On 8/23/2019 at 12:54 AM, ron883 said:

They aren't declining his option. They never were going to.

Would love to see Q step up in the playoffs. Q is a good guy.

Gotta love the old belly slides. Baez jammed his thumb last weekend and not ready to play. I personally prefer that productive hitters do not make base-running their forte. God forbid Jimenez tries that for the Hose. 

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Schwarber went from a guy the media and others were saying Cubs should trade in the offseason to now being part of the future.

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13 minutes ago, SoxAce said:

Schwarber went from a guy the media and others were saying Cubs should trade in the offseason to now being part of the future.

That WAR is skyrocketing and might hit 2.0 very soon. The Babe is back!!

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Baez has a hairline thumb fracture. Big shoes for Z to help fill along with Russell. 

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On 9/7/2019 at 3:55 PM, pcq said:

Baez has a hairline thumb fracture. Big shoes for Z to help fill along with Russell. 

Cubs are going all out with Baez injured.  They are calling up top prospect Nico Hoerner to play SS.

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