CCS Hall of Fame '19
My favorite teams
They've fooled me so many times over the last several years that I am having a hard time buying in. But the offense does feel different than before. I still don't believe they are world series level and would hate to lose some of these guys for the qualifying offerDont trade them. Let them ride. The leage is frugal right now and those packages wouldnt be worth it. Man, fans make sports and Baez feeds off energy. This team is as fun to watch in a long time. Lets the core have one more go. I know, they have had spurts before but this has a different feel. There is dog in them. There is fight. Thats what they were in 15 and 16. The lineup is more balanced. Bullpen is fucking lights out. Remember, Cleveland plays in the Series cause Francona played the bullpen game the whole playoffs. Best record in the NL this month and only one game lost by more than a run. Thats good ball to watch.
He has only had one bad year. One so so year for him and a good but not great year. He had injuries to his shoulder which zapped some of his power. He worked really hard this off season on hitting the high ball. That was his biggest weakness. Upper strike zone with good velocity. Its paying offHe is not doing anything that he has not done before. This is not like a late bloomer and you roll the dice. It is more-so he is getting back to who he is.
It was a smart move to not spend this off season. Teams that spend are at the beginning of their window, like the Padres and White Sox. At this point in our window you do what you can to cut players that won't be at their peak in the next window. There were too many question marks to spend and possibly finish outside of the playoffs.There are currently 10 teams with bigger payrolls than the Cubs. Of those 10, I'd estimate only the Yankees, Dodgers and the Red Sox have a larger influx of incoming capitol than the Cubs. Hotels, restaurants, rooftop seating, Marquee....plus they own their ballpark.....Ricketts cries poor and claims they are trying everything to win with limited funds. That is complete bullshit. He wants one thing....to make lots of money.
I can't believe I'm even thinking this but I gotta believe even Reinsdorf isn't that much of a lowlife by comparison.
It's not an albatross if the player is one of baseball's best. You can go get a lot of cheap players, but you'll suck.
His contract is going to be top 10 in baseball type player. Before this year he hadn't been that player in the past 3 years because of injury. He's definitely a great player. I just don't like the odds of him holding up through a 10 year contract.Jesus! How ignorant!