Author Topic: Cubs in '20  (Read 41044 times)

brjones

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2019, 08:44:50 pm »
"least contact"  "fewest fastballs" "parts of the strike zone we're otherwise vulnerable too" "harder to game-plan for".    "Schwarber, breakthrough season.."  "team that can be game-planned-for"

Since I've been saying "dysfunctional offense" for three years, this kind of talk really resonated with me. Hope they finally address it this offseason.

Secondly, I was struck with Theo praising Contreras and then immediately talking up the season that Caratini had.  I might be reading too much into it, but I'm sensing that they will be ready to move Contreras for the right return.

I didn't really read it the same way because (unless I'm forgetting a Caratini reference) it was a part of the news conference where he was just listing off players who were good this year. It made sense that he'd mention the backup catcher who performed immediately after the starting catcher who performed. He also talked later about how Contreras had made a framing adjustment late in the season that was working for him, so it sounded like he thought there had been some positive development in his only weakness.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Contreras traded, but I didn't think anything Theo said today really changed my expectations from yesterday.