Official 2018 Chicago Cubs Season Thread Vol: (62-51)

Discussion in 'Sports & Training' started by CP1708, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. CP1708

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    A new era is being built. Not even about the 100+ years stuff, just an era of youth, and hope built the right way by a guy with a proven track record.

    Your future for the next generation of Cub fans. :pimp:

    1B Anthony Rizzo

    IF/OF Javier Baez

    3B Kris Bryant

    OF Jorge Soler

    C/OF Kyle Schwarber

    SS Addison Russell

    OF Jason Heyward


    All under the age of 26. Not even including CJ Edwards, Arodys Vizcaino, Pierce Johnson, Eloy Jimenez, Corey Black, or the #4 pick we have coming up in June. :pimp:


    This isn't about winning a World Series this year, or any curses, this is simply a new era for the Cubs, being run properly, building thru the draft, and not having a single 100 million dollar contract on the books.


    Soooooon. :pimp:


    Let's Play Ball.


    Edit 9/2

    SP Jake Arrieta

    SP Kyle Hendricks


    The Cubs first big Free Agent buy in the Theo era

    SP Jon Lester

    2B Ben Zobrist

    SP John Lackey

    CF Dexter Fowler

    2016 Trade Deadline
    RP Aroldis Chapman

    Edit 7/22/2015
    Next wave of prospects

    OF Eloy Jimenez

    OF Albert Almora

    2B/OF Ian Happ

    C Willson Contreras

    OF Eddy Julio Martinez


    Edit 1/15/2016
    The One That Started It All

    Starlin Castro

    Thank you 13. :pimp:

    And the pieces that brought us Chapman

    SS Gleyber Torres

    OF Billy McKinney



    Three Years Later:

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  2. CP1708

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    Looks like it's just me this year. :lol: :lol:

    An article from Pro in the MLB thread about some of our youth.....


     
  3. SLP

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    Nothing but youth this year...the real rebuild begins.
    Can't go anywhere but up....we just need some arms to solidify the roatition.

    I still hope that Theo can bring in some veteran slingers.
     
  4. sportsjunkie

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    I just wanna see out young players continue to develop and not regress. I think before the trade deadline Theo flip Jeff Sarmadija for Pitching Prospects.
     
  5. champcruthik

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    I believe the market and interest on Shark limited or prevented Theo from going all-in on Ma Kun (Tanaka).
     
  6. champcruthik

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    Keep me updated on Jae-Hoon Ha.
     
  7. bigpunoy

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    Not a Cubs fan, but their new spring training facility is right across the street from my condo so I will be attending games whenever possible.
     
  8. arstyle27

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    wow......
     
  9. CP1708

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  10. champcruthik

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    Theo got a steal in Rizzo for 7/$41M. I fully expect him to challenge Goldy in terms of 1B competing with Votto.
     
  11. arstyle27

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    I love the optimism, but between ur Lakers and the Cubbies...get used to all those L's.
     
  12. moneyballer55

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    I'm getting excited for this team again. I know they will be garbage but I get a feeling all these moves are actually laying a foundation. Also, I gotta cop one of those caps with the 100yr Wrigley Field patch on it.
     
  13. arstyle27

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    I'm excited about our young prospects as well, but we might only have one guy make the opening day roster. Some will get called up come Summer time, but that is a looooooooooooooooooooooooong ways from now.
     
  14. CP1708

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    I'm truly not even worried that it will be a while. It's already been 100+ years, what's 2-3 more? :lol:

    I just want at least 2 to come up this year and play. Baez and Bryant for instance.

    Then next year, bring in Almora and Soler.

    While that takes place, we draft a Pitcher at #4, lose plenty this year, get another top 5-8 pick, select another pitcher next year, and then we should have enough arms in the minors + all the hitting talent we have already built up.

    That doesn't even consider the international talent we've stocked up in the 17-18-19 year old age range overseas. If 1-2-3 of those start to filter up, even better for us.


    Bottom line, instead of us getting 1 or 2 prospects like we always have, Grace, or Sandberg, or Maddux, Wood, then Prior, we'll be bringing up an entire system of talents, together. 6-7-8 guys, instead of just onsie-twosie like past years, that left us with gaping holes on every roster still.


    Hopefully everyone stays patient with Theo and let's this all develop.
     
  15. moneyballer55

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    I'm pissed MLB has instituted an "International Signing Bonus" cap. Cubs (and other bad teams) could have used it to restock their minor league system with cheaper options than high draft picks.
     
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    Reading about all these guys just feels good after the wasted stretch we had in the late 2000's.

    Interesting what he's saying for this year tho. We have all this talent, + we're drafting 4th again this June, and he expects us to be horrible again overall meaning that we would once again, get a top 5-6 pick for next year. (likely meaning a SP this year, and another SP next year) to develop.

    We could have a major league ready lineup in 2015-2016, with pitching prospects on the horizon as well. (provided they draft college pitchers and not high schoolers)


    Holy **** that's awesome. And I'm only speaking on the top picks, that doesn't even factor in 2nd-3rd round picks, etc we could hit big on.


    We're a ways off guys, but soon, sooooooooon. :pimp:
     
  17. CP1708

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    I still say trade him and stack more pieces. He'll be 31-32 before we are good. He eats innings, I understand that, but if we can get 2-3 guys in their early 20's along with the basket full of other young 20's, might as well do that and let them all turn into late 20 somethings together.
     
  18. CP1708

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    Junior Lake with 3 homers/6 RBI today. :pimp:
     
  19. arstyle27

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    Watching ESPNs 30 for 30 on Bartman and the 03 Cubs....still hurts like hell
     
  20. SLP

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    Who u telling.
    Lost a childhood friend over that. Homie was a die hard sox fan who kept getting drunk and talking slick. Eventually I had to put him in his place.

    That 07 season hurt as well. I remember being clinically depressed for like a week :smh:
     
  21. sportsjunkie

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    Mike Olt made the opening day roster.
     
  22. CP1708

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    Well......we are on pace to score exactly zero runs in 2014, so things are back to normal at least. :lol:

    Rizzo did not look good today, at all.


    Smardjailsahdoifhdahf looked great at least, so hope he gets that trade value up. :pimp:


    Other than that, we all know the drill this year. At least compete, let the young guys learn and grow, and we're likely lookin at another Top 10 draft pick next year to throw on the farm. And I'm ok with that, 100%.
     
  23. arstyle27

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    Bleghhhhhhh
     
  24. CP1708

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    Cubs should hopefully be able to score a run by May, could be tough tho.......

    :smh: