Other Chicago & General Sports Thread LXI: Bulls Talk

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  1. No Fun Shogun

    No Fun Shogun 34-38-61-10-13-15

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  2. CallMeShaft

    CallMeShaft Kirby: #1 in Smash, Soon to be #1 in NHL

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    Look on the bright side Cubs fans, now you got more time for hockey. And hockey>>>>>>baseball.
     
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    It was a great 4 year run. There's nothing wrong with retooling and making some whole sale changes.

    The Cubs have power with Baez, Rizzo, and Bryant. Perhaps you keep Contreras as catchers are tough to find. However, everyone from Schwarber to Happ to Russell to Almora to Heyward (impossible to trade) to LaStella to Caratini to Bote to Zobrist are expendable. The team needs a major change.

    Lester, Hendricks, Hamels, Quintana, Darvish, and Chatwood have enough for one more go around.

    That's the mindset I'd take.
     
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    piteus Registered User

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    I'm not even that big of a baseball fan. It's just fun during late Sept though October. I thought the Cubs overachieved this year. That said, they were also extremely irritating with their style of play.

    I'd rather just watch the Bears, Bulls, and Hawks anyways.
     
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    Cost controlled players have become valuable in this day and age.

    Dangle Almora
    Dangle Schwarber
    Dangle Happ
    Dangle Russell
    and pray to god Heyward walks

    = 2019 World Series!!!
     
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    HeisenBaez Registered User

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    Not to me. Love hockey but baseball will ALWAYS be #1 to me.
     
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    Schwarber gets you the most but weakens the team the most. Happ probably gets you a decent player or two. Almora is pretty much a 4th OF/defensive replacement, and while those do have value, it's not going to be high. As for Russell, nobody is giving up much for a wife-beater. Russell is most likely a DFA candidate. Even before his allegations, he was not very good. So I'm not sure you could have gotten much for him. And Jason Heyward is not going to walk. He's here for the duration.
     
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    It's unfortunate what happened to Addison Russell. Came out of nowhere and hit 20+ homeruns and 90+ rbi's in 2016. Also had the most RBI's during their world series run.

    Agree his trade value is at an all time low...
     
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    It's...unfortunate? Not really. He's scum and hopefully he's out of the league in a year. Karma sucks.
     
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    If the glove don't fit you must acquit
     
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    Lester got squeezed in the 1st inning by the ump which is the only reason Colorado got a run. Otherwise, Cubs win 1-0.
     
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    @piteus

    Lol my original How'd the team win the WS? was simply a question. You over thought it and spun off a huge retort

    Most people here think everyone is out to get them and goes for the jugular immediately. I was just saying back off.

    You were calling to trade everyone that wasn't Baez, Bryant, or Rizzo. I simply was stating this roster won the WS so what changed to need to get blown up?

    Same thing about the contract, Rizzo signed an amazing deal, but Jesus Christ, since it wasn't literally the greatest contract ever written, a huge retort again?
     
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    hawksrule Odd Little Poster

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    There’s severe overreaction here and at the end of the last thread. Joe isn’t getting canned. The roster doesn’t need wholesale changes. This is silly talk.
     
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    ChiHawks10 HFBoards Sponsor Sponsor

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    Unfortunate that someone is a wife beater... :laugh:

    What a ****ing stupid thing to say.
     
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    Overreactions? Definitely

    Davis getting fired? Most likely

    Maddon getting fired? Where there is smoke, there is fire, but I'm hesitant. It wouldn't shock me, I could see him retire as well, he is 64
     
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    I don't expect major changes. Could see them adding a bullpen arm or two, a veteran short stop.
     
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    hawksrule Odd Little Poster

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    Sure, Davis may not be back. But a change at hitting coach is among the most insignificant and inconsequential moves a team can make.

    Maddon will be back, guaranteed. There is absolutely no good reason to not want him back.
     
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    This team needs a healthy Bryant and someone at the top of the lineup to set the table and a bullpen arm since we can’t rely on Morrow. Add in a healthy Darvish and even better.
     
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    Gambling on a injury prone pitcher.
     
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    clydesdale line Dach = Red Dogs

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    You're on the wrong board then. ;)
     
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    Pretty Comfortable

    Davis fired

    Kintzler, Hamels, Duensing, Wilson, and Murphy gone

    Gore signs some basic deal

    1-2 relievers signed

    KB shoulder surgery

    Wildcards

    Heyward + primo package or Chatwood cap dump

    Harper or Machado signed (think KB can sway it)

    Russell exonerated, stays (heals in off-season, bounces back)

    Schwarber/Almora gone


    Lester - Hendricks - Darvish - Q - Smyly
     
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    That rotation is awful
     
  23. Easy E

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    Awful might be a tad exaggerated
     
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    I’d be nervous about that rotation but ok with it if you brought in an elite RP you can go to for two innings in the playoffs.
     
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    Gotta gamble somewhere . This isn't the NBA

    Those are my hot takes. What's everyone elses?
     
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