Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   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's Daps of the Dope Artists Posted: February 10, 2018 at 06:31 PM (#5623033)
Cubs need to score runs to win!

That would help, yes.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Don Malcolm
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogMoreno says Angels have had internal talks on new Trout deal
(7 - 3:08am, Feb 20)
Last: Davo and his Moose Tacos

NewsblogWith Manny Machado’s deal, reports of baseball’s demise might have been exaggerated - The Washington Post
(4 - 3:03am, Feb 20)
Last: Scott Ross

NewsblogThe clock is ticking for pitchers, and there are concerns
(25 - 1:07am, Feb 20)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread, v.2019
(237 - 1:06am, Feb 20)
Last: AuntBea calls himself Sky Panther

NewsblogOT - 2018-19 NBA thread (All-Star Weekend to Twelfth of Never edition)
(60 - 1:00am, Feb 20)
Last: tshipman

NewsblogBrewers' plan is to move Moustakas to second base and keep Shaw at third
(13 - 12:29am, Feb 20)
Last: Dr. Vaux

NewsblogTrevor Bauer Is More Concerned With Being Right Than Being Liked
(62 - 11:31pm, Feb 19)
Last: Brian C

NewsblogESPN: Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dead at 92
(14 - 11:23pm, Feb 19)
Last: Baseballs Most Beloved Figure

NewsblogBREAKING: Free agent star Manny Machado has agreed to a deal with the San Diego Padres, league sources tell ESPN.
(109 - 11:12pm, Feb 19)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (February 2019)
(211 - 10:57pm, Feb 19)
Last: Morty Causa

NewsblogWith labor tension high, it’s time for me, Dr. Rosenthal, to stage an intervention between MLB and its players
(2 - 10:33pm, Feb 19)
Last: Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle

NewsblogBradford: Did Red Sox learn their lesson after Jon Lester mess-up? | WEEI
(5 - 9:44pm, Feb 19)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogBaseball’s Shifting Financial Equation: Long-Term Security Over Free Agency - WSJ
(1 - 7:43pm, Feb 19)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogReds' Joey Votto tries to rebound from subpar season
(5 - 7:33pm, Feb 19)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogMLBPA's Tony Clark calls Rob Manfred's comments on payroll 'unconstructive and misleading at best' - CBSSports.com
(2 - 7:31pm, Feb 19)
Last: Dr. Vaux

Page rendered in 0.2561 seconds
46 querie(s) executed