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brjones

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2985 on: September 19, 2020, 04:29:02 pm »
Rowan Wick is going to the IL with a left oblique strain. It sounds like he might be done for the year.

Andrew Chafin has been activated in Wick's roster spot.
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craig

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2986 on: September 20, 2020, 08:14:41 am »
Cubs offense:
*Runs:  20th
*HR:  18th
*OPS:  20th
*Slugging: 24th
*OBP: 17th
*Average: 27th
*BB: 10th (198)
*HBP: 1st (41?)

They average 7 hits, 4 walks, and 1 HBP per game. 

Bennett

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2987 on: September 20, 2020, 08:24:06 am »
Cubs offense:
*Runs:  20th
*HR:  18th
*OPS:  20th
*Slugging: 24th
*OBP: 17th
*Average: 27th
*BB: 10th (198)
*HBP: 1st (41?)

They average 7 hits, 4 walks, and 1 HBP per game. 
Yet if they had beaten the Twins Saturday night they would have been on pace for 100 wins in a 162 game season.  Go figure.



Reb

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2990 on: September 20, 2020, 12:05:38 pm »
Cubs offense:
*Runs:  20th
*HR:  18th
*OPS:  20th
*Slugging: 24th
*OBP: 17th
*Average: 27th
*BB: 10th (198)
*HBP: 1st (41?)

They average 7 hits, 4 walks, and 1 HBP per game.

That’s what we get when Baez-Bryant-Rizzo all struggling and Cubs also doing poorly in DH production. See DH wRC+ below.

https://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=dh&stats=bat&lg=nl&qual=0&type=8&season=2020&month=0&season1=2020&ind=0&team=0,ts&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0&startdate=2020-01-01&enddate=2020-12-31&sort=16,d

Bennett

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2991 on: September 20, 2020, 07:07:08 pm »
The season is saved

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The #Cubs today recalled OF/INF José Martínez from the club’s South Bend Alternate Site and optioned LHP Josh Osich to South Bend.

Chris27

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2992 on: September 20, 2020, 07:37:47 pm »
That should improve things.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2993 on: September 20, 2020, 07:53:50 pm »
He just needed to work on his base running a bit...

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2994 on: September 21, 2020, 12:49:09 am »
Apparently Ross pulled Schwarber for disciplinary reasons tonight.  Keep an eye on that situation.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2995 on: September 21, 2020, 12:54:24 am »

JR

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2996 on: September 21, 2020, 07:27:10 am »
So he pulled Hoerner a few days ago for a misplay and now Schwarber, right?  I guess there's no time for fooling around with the playoffs coming up.
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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2997 on: September 21, 2020, 07:44:42 am »
Still, one of the knocks on Maddon at the end of his run was he ran too loose of a clubhouse and let mistakes go.  Ross doesn't seem like he's taking that approach here.

craig

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2998 on: September 21, 2020, 07:52:19 am »
https://www.mlb.com/gameday/twins-vs-cubs/2020/09/20/631617#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=videos,game=631617

After the ball bounced off the wall and bounced away, Schwarber didn't seem to be moving with the greatest urgency. 

I assume guys get away with stuff all the time, so there might be others more egregious.   

But think it's good if Ross enforces hustling and playing sharp.  And perhaps established veterans like Schwarber and Baez need that enforcement more than anybody?  Plus maybe it's a better lesson to the team if standards get enforced for veterans core guys than if it's only for fringe guys? 

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2999 on: September 21, 2020, 08:32:08 am »
Schwarber assumed the runner would stop at second.  It's like hitting an infield grounder.  Always go hard.  You never know.