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Thursday, February 08, 2018

Cubs need to score runs to win!

What else is there to talk about? I’ll note that in scoring, the Cubs were #2 NL in 2nd half 2016, #2 for all of 2017 (Colorado) and #1 (by a lot) for 2nd half 2017. I’d love even more but more of the same is fine with me.

Walt Davis Posted: February 08, 2018 at 08:58 PM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cubs, the unbearable lightness of the 2017-18 offseason

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   1. Man o' Schwar Posted: February 09, 2018 at 11:08 AM (#5622518)
What about preventing runs? I daresay the Cubs also need to prevent runs to win.

We may be on to something here.
   2. McCoy Posted: February 09, 2018 at 11:13 AM (#5622521)
I think they actually need to start playing games in order to have a chance to win.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 09, 2018 at 11:29 AM (#5622529)
The only winning move is not to play.
   4. TDF, trained monkey Posted: February 09, 2018 at 11:31 AM (#5622530)
If the Cubs have a problem it's more run prevention than scoring. But they don't really have a problem.

My Reds, however, need to prevent runs to win - a little above average on offense, dead last in run prevention. And considering how well regarded their defense is, by "run prevention" I mean pitching.
   5. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: February 09, 2018 at 12:52 PM (#5622583)
My Reds, however, need to prevent runs to win - a little above average on offense, dead last in run prevention. And considering how well regarded their defense is, by "run prevention" I mean pitching.


Well, they can't get worse from where they were last year. Can they? </shellshocked Reds fan>
   6. Walt Davis Posted: February 09, 2018 at 03:49 PM (#5622754)
In the article's defense, the basic premise is that since the Cubs didn't trade position players for pitching and haven't landed a big FA starter, then the run prevention is heading the wrong way so the offense needs to step it up.

Now, what is this, an attempt at the first Reds' hijack in BBTF history? That might be the most exciting thing to happen this offseason.
   7. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: February 09, 2018 at 04:29 PM (#5622779)
an attempt at the first Reds' hijack in BBTF history?

"Peace. Land. Baseball.
   8. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: February 09, 2018 at 07:59 PM (#5622830)
Now, what is this, an attempt at the first Reds' hijack in BBTF history?


Nobody expects the Redsjack!
   9. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: February 10, 2018 at 03:28 PM (#5622990)
I daresay the Cubs also need to prevent runs to win.

Cubs just signed Darvish. $150M/6yrs with opt outs.
   10. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: February 10, 2018 at 03:34 PM (#5622991)
126, not 150. Incentives could get it up to that. Robothal quickly corrected himself on the total.
   11. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 10, 2018 at 03:40 PM (#5622992)
I'm really looking forward to watching Darvish pitch for the next few years. 37-year-old Darvish...maybe not so much.
   12. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: February 10, 2018 at 03:50 PM (#5622993)
Sure, but that deal is worth it. It's easy to eat that deal at the end if necessary. I'm excited for this season to get underway.
   13. Spahn Insane Posted: February 10, 2018 at 03:54 PM (#5622997)
There are apparently opt-outs, though I haven’t seen details. Three years would make sense. It would lock down the entire rotation for 2018-20.

And if it’s three years, this is a hell of a deal for the Cubs.
   14. cardsfanboy Posted: February 10, 2018 at 04:25 PM (#5623005)
Good reasonable deal, now that the market has been set, I expect Cobb, Lynn and Arrieta to be signed within the week.
   15. McCoy Posted: February 10, 2018 at 04:27 PM (#5623006)
Let's hope this helps prevent runs
   16. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: February 10, 2018 at 04:36 PM (#5623007)
$126M/6yrs is a freaking steal, IMHO. Cubs are going to give the Dodgers a really good run for their money in the NLCS this October.
   17. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: February 10, 2018 at 05:38 PM (#5623020)
I just happy he's off the market so Cashman can't do something stupid.

I think it's a fair deal, but not one I'd want my team to sign.
   18. RMc Has Bizarre Ideas to Fix Baseball Posted: February 10, 2018 at 06:31 PM (#5623033)
Cubs need to score runs to win!

That would help, yes.

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