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Chicago Cubs’ Joe Maddon invests in resting stars now to win big later - Chicago Cubs Blog- ESPN

“‘Patience’ is a really big word right now and keeping a clear head about what’s going on and how you’ve done [it] in the past,” Maddon explained before Sunday’s victory in Pittsburgh. “I do believe having rested, healthy people by August matters a lot. I have to be more mindful of that for another six weeks. I have to be mindful of not pushing anyone over their limits. ... If you do, right now, I promise you, you will be toast by Aug. 15. You will not see that wonderful finish we are used to seeing.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 19, 2017 at 09:01 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. McCoy Posted: June 19, 2017 at 03:29 PM (#5478747)
If they don't snap out of it they'll get a ton of extra rest so that they can win big on opening day.
   2. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 19, 2017 at 03:39 PM (#5478753)
If you were 10 games up in August like the Cubs should be, you'd have plenty of time to rest your players.
   3. Brian C Posted: June 19, 2017 at 03:49 PM (#5478755)
This is pretty dog-bites-man in today's game, isn't it? Guy's slumping bad, give him a day off or two. I don't see how this is a story. Bryant's still on pace for 685 or so PA on the season. No big whoop.
   4. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 19, 2017 at 04:10 PM (#5478765)
This is pretty dog-bites-man in today's game, isn't it? Guy's slumping bad, give him a day off or two. I don't see how this is a story. Bryant's still on pace for 685 or so PA on the season. No big whoop.

To be fair, I didn't RTFA. But, if that's the case, why wouldn't Maddon just say it. "Kris has been scuffling for a bit, so I thought a couple of days off would let him clear his head and get back on track."
   5. Walt Davis Posted: June 19, 2017 at 05:52 PM (#5478832)
Because he says that he thinks the scuffling is the result of not enough rest.
   6. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 19, 2017 at 07:48 PM (#5478889)
Because he says that he thinks the scuffling is the result of not enough rest.

Not buying it for a 25 y.o., who's only played in 64 of his teams' 68 games.
   7. Moses Taylor, Unwavering Optimist Posted: June 19, 2017 at 08:04 PM (#5478906)
Well, you'd surely know better than someone who sees him everyday.

Maddon has also talked about mental fatigue plenty and how it's evidenced in his at bats lately.
   8. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 19, 2017 at 09:32 PM (#5478938)
Well, you'd surely know better than someone who sees him everyday.

Maddon has also talked about mental fatigue plenty and how it's evidenced in his at bats lately.


So, how exactly does that contradict my post #4?

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