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davep

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Re: Today's Game 2019
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2019, 04:50:40 pm »
Oscar de la Cruz coming in to pitch the ninth inning.  Immediately throws a fastball at 96 mph.

davep

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Re: Today's Game 2019
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2019, 05:03:39 pm »
Cubs are in first place.  The Cubs are in first place.
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Re: Today's Game 2019
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2019, 05:18:27 pm »
Oscar de la Cruz coming in to pitch the ninth inning.  Immediately throws a fastball at 96 mph.

He wasn't actually throwing very fast last year, either in camp or during the season .  That was part of the camp story last year.  **IF** he could consistently throw really fast, he might regain some interest. 

Ron

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Re: Today's Game 2019
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2019, 06:21:18 pm »
More from Kris Bryant, to CUBluejay's point.

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KB was asked if he thinks ppl forgot how good he was to start last season (1.022 OPS in first 38 gms before injury) "Totally. This game is all about “What have you done for me lately?” And boy did I get to experience that last year. So... yeah. That’s all I got to say about that"

Bennett

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Re: Today's Game 2019
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2019, 06:44:22 pm »
More from Kris Bryant, to CUBluejay's point.

Sahadev Sharma
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KB was asked if he thinks ppl forgot how good he was to start last season (1.022 OPS in first 38 gms before injury) "Totally. This game is all about “What have you done for me lately?” And boy did I get to experience that last year. So... yeah. That’s all I got to say about that"

Maybe it will be Kris Bryant joining Bryce Harper in a few years rather than the other way around this year.

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Re: Today's Game 2019
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2019, 06:47:37 pm »
Maybe it will be Kris Bryant joining Bryce Harper in a few years rather than the other way around this year.

That's the spirit! Spring Training inspires hope and optimism.  Or not.

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Re: Today's Game 2019
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2019, 06:48:05 pm »
Then dont make the mistake the Nats made and trade him in his last year.

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Re: Today's Game 2019
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2019, 06:50:41 pm »
Or maybe manage your payroll so you have flexibility to sign him....

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Re: Today's Game 2019
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2019, 06:55:06 pm »
That's the spirit! Spring Training inspires hope and optimism.  Or not.
Kris Bryant being noticeably upset does not inspire much hope and optimism.

davep

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Re: Today's Game 2019
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2019, 06:57:28 pm »
Then dont make the mistake the Nats made and trade him in his last year.

If they can't sign him before the start of his last year, they should trade him right then.  A Boras client is not going to give a home town discount, and it is very unlikely that they will emerge as the highest bidder.

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Re: Today's Game 2019
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2019, 10:01:47 pm »
Maybe it will be Kris Bryant joining Bryce Harper in a few years rather than the other way around this year.
I've been thinking that for some time.  Theo knows you have to keep people happy.  He brought in Ross to keep Lester happy, for example.

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Re: Today's Game 2019
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2019, 10:34:58 pm »
I am sure that making Lester happy was one of many factors in signing Ross, but I suspect that it was one of the lesser important ones.

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Re: Today's Game 2019
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2019, 10:42:07 pm »
Yeah, making superstar players happy only goes so far. The White Sox brought in Machado's friend Jon Jay and brother-in-law Yonder Alonso. Didn't work out for them.

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Re: Today's Game 2019
« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2019, 07:33:06 am »
From Arizona Phil
For those of you who did not see the game....

Kris Bryant's first inning HR off Chase Anderson was a towering fly ball that was a bit wind-aided, but not unlike what you might see at Wrigley Field. The line single had a lot of top-spin and fell in front of the left-fielder.

Here are some of the velo readings for the Cubs pitchers:

Mike Zagurski:
FB: 89-91
SL: 81
NOTE: Nibbled too much, but he did strike out Eric Thames with FB/SL combo.

Rowan Wick
FB: 94-96
CV: 77 (he threw a number of curves)
NOTE: Worked fast and threw his FB and CV for strikes

Matt Carasiti
FB: 94-95
CT: 86-88 (swing & miss pitch)
SL: 81-82 (swing & miss pitch)
CH: 78-81
NOTE: Carasiti was VERY impressive and really mixed his considerable repertoire, keeping hitters off-balance.

Carlos Ramirez
FB: 92-93 - T-94
SL: 81-82
NOTE: Working 92-93 his FB was very hittable and his SL is just so-so

Alberto Baldonado
FB: 91-93
CV: 77-78
CH: 80-81
NOTE: Baldonado really has more of a SP repertoire and approach (mixes his pitches and works kind of slow).

Craig Brooks
FB: 92-94 (hitters squared it up consistently)
SL: 84-85 (his "out" pitch)
NOTE: The trick for Brooks is to get to two strikes so he can wipe-out the hitter with his plus-SL

Oscar de la Cruz
FB: 95-96 (easy gas)
CV: 80
NOTE: de la Cruz threw all FB except for one CV

goblue007

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Re: Today's Game 2019
« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2019, 08:26:51 am »
Bryant is universally loved. He can gtfo with this twitter BS and proving the “haters” wrong.