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Chris27

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2925 on: September 10, 2020, 01:50:28 pm »
Marc Topkin
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#Rays are getting Pedro Martinez ... the infielder, from #Cubs as 1 of the PTBNLs in the Jose Martinez trade


No wonder the Rays do so much more with so much less. Quite the steal there.
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Bennett

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2926 on: September 10, 2020, 01:54:29 pm »

Reb

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2927 on: September 10, 2020, 02:20:11 pm »
BA had Martinez as Cubs #16 prospect before this season..

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2928 on: September 10, 2020, 02:27:42 pm »
Since August 1, Cubs bullpen ERA is 3.69——8th best in majors and 4th best in NL.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2929 on: September 11, 2020, 07:00:42 am »
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Since August 1, Cubs bullpen ERA is 3.69——8th best in majors and 4th best in NL.

That is nice to see.  The bullpen gets better the team gets worse.  Maybe they should go back to sucking ass like the beginning of the season so the team can go back to kicking ass like the beginning of the season.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2930 on: September 11, 2020, 08:00:44 am »
I don't think a solid bullpen contributes to losing.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2931 on: September 11, 2020, 08:00:52 am »
The Cubs have won 26 games, not many in late-inning rally mode.  Don't they have some record where they've only lost one game where they had an 8th-inning lead?  Last year they had a stunning record of blown saves and losing games where they led late, but this that hasn't been a problem, to date.  Could flip tomorrow, of course.

Of their 26 wins, only 8 have been one-run wins.  Most they've had some cushion late.  (My recall may be off, but some of those 1-run wins involved a larger cushion that got trimmed...).   

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2932 on: September 11, 2020, 12:12:00 pm »
Losing Pedro Martinez is not good. I hope this one does not turn out to bite us in the azz.
HATE losing him or someone like him for a "Jose Martinez" type player.

Chris27

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2933 on: September 11, 2020, 02:13:40 pm »
Losing Pedro Martinez is not good. I hope this one does not turn out to bite us in the azz.
HATE losing him or someone like him for a "Jose Martinez" type player.

Will anyone remember his 0-14 stint as a Cub?

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2934 on: September 11, 2020, 03:11:07 pm »
Will anyone remember his 0-14 stint as a Cub?

He’s under control through at least 2022. You’ll see him again.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2935 on: September 11, 2020, 03:31:03 pm »
has talent, but he hits the ball on the ground around 58-60% of the time and had a 30% K rate last year.  I don't like trading him, but he isn't a lock to even get a chance to go 0-14 in the majors.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2936 on: September 11, 2020, 04:38:27 pm »
Jordan Bastian  @MLBastian  37m
Cubs have recalled lefty Rex Brothers. Right Adbert Alzolay optioned. With two off-days next week, there’s flexibility on the staff. No technical need for a 5th starter until Sept. 22.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2937 on: September 11, 2020, 04:44:50 pm »
What about the need for a 4th starter?

Bennett

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2938 on: September 11, 2020, 05:04:19 pm »
Mark Gonzales  @MDGonzales  36s
Ross, after speaking to Tommy Hottovy, said Pedro Strop is “getting close.”

Mark Gonzales  @MDGonzales  3m
Ross on Kipnis: “he’s dealing with a little something.” Expects him to return to lineup soon

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2939 on: September 12, 2020, 09:19:39 am »
From Bryan Smith, via Twitter...

Craig Kimbrel.

First 4 outings: 2.2 IP, 6 H, 23.63 ERA, 5 BB, 2 K. 60.5% FB, 39.5% CV. Swing rate on CV: 6.7%. SLG allowed on FB: 1.250.

Since Aug 14: 9.1 IP, 2 H, 1.93 ERA, 7 BB, 21 K. 58.8% FB, 41.2% CV. Swing rate on CV: 32.9%. SLG allowed on FB: .000.
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