I’ve Had It With This Bunch

HankSauered

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5 losses in a row, 2 shutouts in a row. How can a team turn so bad so fast? The key players are suppose to be in their prime years. Hendricks stinks now. Rizzo and Baez basically worthless. No one can hit on this team consistently. Bryant, well, OK, he is doing his share, until he gets hurt again. The pitching is atrocious. Kimbrel found his touch and now they never can use him. They always trail late. Maybe they need Joe to come back with a Magic Show or some Cub Bears to play with to loosen them up. 😉😁
 

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As a White Sox fan, I think it's awesome that they want to highlight Rizzo striking someone out when they are down 10-0.
 

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5 losses in a row, 2 shutouts in a row. How can a team turn so bad so fast? The key players are suppose to be in their prime years. Hendricks stinks now. Rizzo and Baez basically worthless. No one can hit on this team consistently. Bryant, well, OK, he is doing his share, until he gets hurt again. The pitching is atrocious. Kimbrel found his touch and now they never can use him. They always trail late. Maybe they need Joe to come back with a Magic Show or some Cub Bears to play with to loosen them up. 😉😁

Didn't Hendricks just sign a 4 year extension? uh oh
 

hankchifan

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5 losses in a row, 2 shutouts in a row. How can a team turn so bad so fast? The key players are suppose to be in their prime years. Hendricks stinks now. Rizzo and Baez basically worthless. No one can hit on this team consistently. Bryant, well, OK, he is doing his share, until he gets hurt again. The pitching is atrocious. Kimbrel found his touch and now they never can use him. They always trail late. Maybe they need Joe to come back with a Magic Show or some Cub Bears to play with to loosen them up. 😉😁
They are last in the NL in both pitching and hitting. Embarrassing. On the other side of town the White Sox are rolling.
 

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Not even trying to be a dick when I ask this but why does everyone who gets fed up with a team feel the need to go to a board for that team and tell everyone who is there they are done with said team? Like I genuinely don't get it. When I lost interest in the bears and football in general I just moved on. I didn't feel a need to go over to the bears board..

As it pertains to the cubs... i mean their current state isn't the issue. The issue was they should have won more in previous years. Teams go through these cycles so it was bound to happen eventually. I'm just glad they didn't try to wallpaper over the cracks the past couple of years with big money signings because after this season they basically are free of most of their bad contracts. Off the top of my head, I think Heyward is the only super bad one on the books and people really over state how bad his contract is. Like don't get me wrong it's by no means good. But people act like his contract is Chris Davis' contract. At the very least heyward gives you defense and a replacement level bat. Davis isn't either of those things and makes more.
 

HankSauered

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Not even trying to be a dick when I ask this but why does everyone who gets fed up with a team feel the need to go to a board for that team and tell everyone who is there they are done with said team? Like I genuinely don't get it. When I lost interest in the bears and football in general I just moved on. I didn't feel a need to go over to the bears board..

As it pertains to the cubs... i mean their current state isn't the issue. The issue was they should have won more in previous years. Teams go through these cycles so it was bound to happen eventually. I'm just glad they didn't try to wallpaper over the cracks the past couple of years with big money signings because after this season they basically are free of most of their bad contracts. Off the top of my head, I think Heyward is the only super bad one on the books and people really over state how bad his contract is. Like don't get me wrong it's by no means good. But people act like his contract is Chris Davis' contract. At the very least heyward gives you defense and a replacement level bat. Davis isn't either of those things and makes more.
To answer your question: That's what message boards are for. To express feelings and generate discussion with others who feel that way or another. Here is a question for you: Why do SOME people concern themselves with how much Billionaire Owners spend on contracts for their teams? Let them pay for what they think will be decent talent.
 

CSF77

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5 losses in a row, 2 shutouts in a row. How can a team turn so bad so fast? The key players are suppose to be in their prime years. Hendricks stinks now. Rizzo and Baez basically worthless. No one can hit on this team consistently. Bryant, well, OK, he is doing his share, until he gets hurt again. The pitching is atrocious. Kimbrel found his touch and now they never can use him. They always trail late. Maybe they need Joe to come back with a Magic Show or some Cub Bears to play with to loosen them up. 😉😁

They are bad because Jed was forced to reduce payroll and traded their ace. His replacement sucks.

They are worse because the cheap production that they enjoyed for years is expensive now causing Jed to go cheap on pitching. Before he could invest there. Now he had to add Jake and Trevor to back fill Q and Chatwood.

Beck is right saying that losing contract will be a good thing. It opens up opertunity to invest into players that fit the desired mold vs over paying for underperformance.

Now getting to the team:

Matt Duffy has added a needed contact bat in the line up. He holds little power but really fills a need with Joc injured. Far better that Bote has done.

This allows Jed to trade his biggest trade chip in Bryant. I'm pretty sure that this team is going to end up as a sub .500 team in June and Jed might as well sink the boat get so talent and a better draft pick.
 

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The final tally on Jake Arrieta’s velocity last night was that it was down, on average, 1.5 mph on the sinker. In fact, pretty much everything was down last night, including his spin rates (significantly down, actually). I noticed the velo live while watching, and got curious about the spin rates after seeing Arrieta get thumped.

Turns out, there was a good reason for the issues: Arrieta was pitching through a cut on his thumb.
 

Chicagosports89

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They are bad because Jed was forced to reduce payroll and traded their ace. His replacement sucks.

They are worse because the cheap production that they enjoyed for years is expensive now causing Jed to go cheap on pitching. Before he could invest there. Now he had to add Jake and Trevor to back fill Q and Chatwood.

Beck is right saying that losing contract will be a good thing. It opens up opertunity to invest into players that fit the desired mold vs over paying for underperformance.

Now getting to the team:

Matt Duffy has added a needed contact bat in the line up. He holds little power but really fills a need with Joc injured. Far better that Bote has done.

This allows Jed to trade his biggest trade chip in Bryant. I'm pretty sure that this team is going to end up as a sub .500 team in June and Jed might as well sink the boat get so talent and a better draft pick.
They would have been bad with darvish too
 

CSF77

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They would have been bad with darvish too
With Darvish the Padres are 5-1 and he has a 2.13 ERA
With Davies the Cubs are 3-3 and he has a 8.80 ERA.

The Cubs would be 14-13 right now.

So you are kinda right but having a legit Ace causes a trickle down effect.

Kyle is not a ace. He is supporting cast. Jake has been an ace and has taken on the roll again in a deminished capacity. Jake is not a ace anymore but knows how to pull those pants on.

So having a legit Ace reduces pressure to the rotation. Kyle would match up against other #2's. Jake would match up against #3 starters and so on.

But to be fair it is not all on Davies. The Cubs are 1-4 with Kyle. At least they have won with Davies. But Davies is matching up against back of the rotation types. Hendricks top of the rotation. That is the record difference.
 

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Or maybe it’s just the law of averages catching up to Jake. He wasn’t going to be a 3 ERA guy. His recent history tells you that, along with his FIP. Now his ERA is right about where it was expected to be, just over 4
 

knoxville7

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Also, side note....while Happ and Joc have negative WAR so far this season, Kyle schwarber now has two walk off homers on the season and a positive WAR
 

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