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Bennett

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2716 on: August 06, 2020, 05:18:33 pm »
In many situations, using a RH pitcher to pitch around a tough LH hitter may be more sensible than having a LH reliever pitch to two RH hitters.
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Deeg

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2717 on: August 06, 2020, 06:44:05 pm »
All this dumpster diving is getting embarrassing.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2718 on: August 07, 2020, 10:10:27 am »
The Athletic has a good article on how the Yankees and Cubs have set themselves apart in how they've dealt with Covid-19.

“It comes from the top,” said Ian Happ, the union representative for the Cubs. “It comes from what the Ricketts family was willing to provide for us, which was everything and anything we could have possibly needed to make it through this. Theo and (GM) Jed (Hoyer) did a great job of thinking through what we would need. The way that the entire staff has operated, the way that they’ve been compliant … everything from top to bottom has been super-professional. And I think that’s why we’re ahead on a lot of those things.”

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/arlo-guthrie-unveils-pandemic-inspired-stephen-foster-cover-hard-times-come-again-no-more-1034888/?fbclid=IwAR3qTp1MDItBP46-CPA0jurWfcDNppgSbu1IxJdOhWdwwJuTBPWqTvOFL_c

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2719 on: August 07, 2020, 12:04:45 pm »
Cardinals have another positive test. Tonight’s game is postponed.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2720 on: August 07, 2020, 01:20:30 pm »
Make them play with what they have. 

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2721 on: August 07, 2020, 01:34:41 pm »
Seriously, this needs to stop, whether it's Miami, St. Louis, Philly...anybody.  It's not fair to the other team to have to sit idly because the other team's players HAD to go to a casino.  Play or forfeit.  No more postponements. 
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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2722 on: August 07, 2020, 05:19:21 pm »
MLB hasn’t officially announced it yet, but several writers are now saying the entire series has been postponed.

The Cubs don’t go to St. Louis again, but the Cardinals come to Chicago twice. All make-ups should be played at Wrigley.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2723 on: August 07, 2020, 06:48:34 pm »
Seriously, this needs to stop, whether it's Miami, St. Louis, Philly...anybody.  It's not fair to the other team to have to sit idly because the other team's players HAD to go to a casino.  Play or forfeit.  No more postponements. 

I wonder how close we are to that point.  What if teams follow all the protocols and still get a positive test?  Where do you draw the line and how do you verify?

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2724 on: August 07, 2020, 06:55:42 pm »
If MLB sticks with 16 postseason teams they'll be playing well into November at this rate.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2725 on: August 07, 2020, 07:17:22 pm »
If only one team can't field enough players, they should have to forfeit.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2726 on: August 07, 2020, 07:48:25 pm »

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MLB officially announces postponement of Cubs-Cardinals series and says two additional STL players and a staff member have tested positive in samples collected the past two days. Brings total of positive tests with club to 16 - nine players, seven staffers.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2727 on: August 08, 2020, 03:12:08 am »
Cubs have a scheduled off-day this coming Monday. So, that will be four days without games. Cards are scheduled to play Bucs that Monday. So no make-up game that day.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2729 on: August 10, 2020, 04:13:44 pm »
Pulling this from the BBFL topic because it's really more about the Cubs...

Pitchers are going down like flies this season.

There has been a lot of talk about how the Cubs are handling COVID procedures exceptionally well. But (knock on wood) they also seem to be one of the few teams who figured out how to get their starters ready for the season. All five were ready to go at least 80 pitches from day one, and the only injury has been Quintana's fluke dish washing accident.

I wonder what kind of system they set up during the shutdown to keep their starters at a place where they could ramp up in 3 weeks so effectively.
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