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Thread: Schwarber supposedly not on market. Seriously??

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    If you get Harper, Bryant is batting 2nd and Harper is 3rd. Those are locks. We have the weapons to do lefty/righty/lefty/righty all the way down which is huge.

    Rizzo did well at lead off and then if you've got a healthy Bryant and Harper behind him, that will be a nightmare for pitchers. Then you definitely want Baez at #4. Then Schwarber at #5 to keep the lefty/righty thing going.

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    If you get Harper, Bryant is batting 2nd and Harper is 3rd. Those are locks. We have the weapons to do lefty/righty/lefty/righty all the way down which is huge.

    Rizzo did well at lead off and then if you've got a healthy Bryant and Harper behind him, that will be a nightmare for pitchers. Then you definitely want Baez at #4. Then Schwarber at #5 to keep the lefty/righty thing going.
    Even without Harper the Cubs have a fearsome lineup.

    Almora
    Bryant
    Rizzo
    Baez
    Schwarber
    Contreras
    Descalso
    Heyward

    This is a lineup with potentially 5 or 6 All Stars in it. Like in 2016 when the Cubs sent their entire infield to play for the NL. Harper would make this lineup unbelievably potent

    Almora
    Bryant
    Harper
    Rizzo
    Baez
    Schwarber
    Descalso
    Contreras

    I left out Heyward because I think to get Harper we will have to trade his ass.

    But Schwarber is probably the best pure hitter in this lineup. He can hit for power and has a line drive swing. I watched him in the HR derby last year and I couldn't believe how much power he had to center field. The ball exploded off his bat.

    Plus with Iopace as the hitting coach were going to see a lot more HR's out of this lineup. Remember 2017 when the Red Sox has Chilli Davis as their hitting coach. They replaced him and then hit like madmen. Iopace emphasizes launch angle whereas Davis wanted the teach them to hit the ball to the opposite field. Emphasizing launch angle will make at least 5 of these guys hit at least 20 HR's. Were going to steamroll people this year with or without Harper.

    I think we should consider trading Almora and/or Happ for more relief pitching. We will have probably the best starting rotation in the NL if not the whole of MLB. This team is almost the exact team we won the World Series with. Except they have all done it before and have so much more playoff experience. Screw the Brewers, the Cubs should be the easy favorite to win the Central. ESPN just posted an article about the power rankings and the Cubs ranked 5 behind the Red Sox, Yankees, Astros, and Dodgers. I disagree with the Dodgers because that big trade they pulled off wasn't to get Harper. They need another catcher, another outfielder, and another pitcher. They can't afford Harper because they want to stay under the Luxury Tax.

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