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    Cubs over/under predictions?

    I just want to point out that in 3 of his 4 seasons before coming to the Cubs, Q was top 20 in WAR among starting pitchers. He was having a crap season but I'm sure, like most coaches, the Cubs staff thought a change of scenery and their guidance he'd turn it around. I didn't work.
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    Cubs over/under predictions?

    The Q trade was about trying to maximize a window by leveraging the future. While it didn't lead to a title, the only actual loss for the Cubs was Cease. Eloy was never anything but trade bait on this Cubs team. He has no spot in the field or the line up even now.
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    Cubs over/under predictions?

    Do you think the Dodgers would rather have the last 5 years they've had or the last 5 the Cubs have had? Because only one of those includes an actual title. Over the past 5 seasons, you could argue no team has had a better run than the Cubs. Astros? They got outed as cheaters. Nationals? They...
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    After NBA suspends their season, what odds MLB starts on time?

    That would require everyone in the world to get the disease. It's nowhere near that. The worst projection I saw was 1/3 and that was "no one do anything to prevent the spread and it just ran its course." The measures had already been taken to reduce that down to 5 million when the article was...
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    After NBA suspends their season, what odds MLB starts on time?

    This disease has a worldwide death rate of maybe 4% and that's not good but it's not 10% either. People are going to get bored fast and want their entertainment back. I say within 2 weeks the clamor gets big. Within two weeks of that, we get games back
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    After NBA suspends their season, what odds MLB starts on time?

    That could almost be an interesting/fun way to handle this. Let every team keep a 40 man roster, maybe even 50. Plan on normal regular season opening up middle to late May, say Monday before Memorial Day. Start the season on 4/13 and play as the ST facilities, even still having double header or...
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    Cubs over/under predictions?

    ESPN put out an article a couple of days ago naming the top 100 players in MLB. The Cubs had 5 on the list. The Mets, Padres, Twins, Nationals, and Indians had the same. The Astros, Yankees, Dodgers, and Rockies had more. I was a little surprised they had that many and that Rizzo and Contreras...
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    Cubs over/under predictions?

    78. I think they have a May or June slump and Theo does a sell off to load up for the next run.
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    Cheating Astros GM and Manager suspended 1 year

    The Yankees should have a novelty plastic trash can give away the first game the Astros are in town.
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    2020 Spring Training Thread

    I feel for the guy in a lot of ways. But, it cost the Cubs nothing but the invitation and the minor league deal to see what he can do.
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    Kris Bryant to lead off

    Going with the line up of Bryant, Rizzo, Baez, Schwarber, Contreras, Heyward, Happ, Bote Is probably their best go. Both Bryant and Rizzo have OBP of .390 and .391 the past 3 seasons respectively. So, even with a crude adjustment of the GiDP rate of Rizzo over that time, it would still mean...
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    Kris Bryant to lead off

    And how many moves could really be made? Plus, why make that move? The last 3 seasons have shown that Bryant would be better serving the team batting leadoff versus being in an RBI spot. Last 3 seasons, with 310 AB of RISP, his line is only .255/.378/.468. Compare that to a slash line of...
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    Cheating Astros GM and Manager suspended 1 year

    If not for the fact that it would look so bad, if I were the commissioner, I'd send out a memo telling teams on the Astros schedule to keep it below the shoulders and each team gets two.
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    MLB plotting playoff expansion - with reality TV twist

    I think how it is now is best. If you have almost half the league in the playoffs, you'll have almost no trades unless they push the deadline back to almost September.
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    Kris Bryant thread

    Any baseball team is in one of 3 modes, win now, play for next season, or look at it in 2 years. While the Cubs have a few options to get under the threshold, the pitching staff is losing up to 3 starters if they decline Lester's option. Now it frees up over $38 M. A lot of that will be eaten...

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