Not looking good (Cubs).


I’m not panicking, as there’s a lot of baseball still to be played…but the 2017 Chicago Cubs are looking less and less like a serious WS contender.

11 Responses to “Not looking good (Cubs).”

  1. erniesarmy Says:

    Genre, they don’t even look like the teams from the last two years. Did Fowler make that much of a difference? They’ve actually regressed to the 2014 Cubs. Dodgers swept them like they were a last place hopeless mess. No fight! No heart! They just rolled over and let the Dodgers kick their butts!

    I don’t see anything they can do to fix this year. I understand a lot of free agents are coming off the books at the end of the year. I say ride it out and hope to score over the offseason.

    In other words – No panic moves to salvage the season! No trading away our top prospects for another rental like Chapman last year. That was a smart move by Theo. Chapman was the missing piece they needed last year. This year, the missing pieces would fill up a semi! Let it ride out and see what happens, then fix the issues in the offseason.

    What do you guys think?

  2. Pie in the Sky Says:

    I agree. Only thing I’d consider is seeing if they could get a prospect pitcher. They’re loaded with bats. Pitchers scare me though since they’re all falling like flies.

  3. genrebuster Says:

    I agree….NO panic moves to salvage the season. It’s not “lost” yet…but it’s questionable as to whether or not they make the playoffs.

  4. erniesarmy Says:

    Losing to the Padres today has been the showcase for this season – no heart. No fight! Just roll over and let em have the game. After last year, I never thought I would ever see a Cubs team play with no heart ever again. I was wrong.

  5. erniesarmy Says:

    Cubs swept in California by both the Dodgers and the … Padres?
    One writer mentioned trades that make sense to me:

    “If this continues, I trade Arrieta, Davis, Jay, and Montero. Otherwise, the Cubs get (about) nothing for any of them. Mid-July is when trades happen.”

    I would also seriously consider calling Maddon in for a little talk – “Look, Skip, stick to baseball and leave the high-jinks in the dumpster next year. We need these players focused on baseball not the newest Chris Rock movie!”

    Maddon’s stupid “theme days” has these guys unfocused. And once that happens it’s extremely difficult to regain it, especially in a game like baseball.

  6. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Swept by San Diego… da fuck?

  7. genrebuster Says:

    I don’t think Maddon is the problem…

  8. erniesarmy Says:

    Even though the Cubs swept the Cardinals, and are leading the Marlins (barely), they still are far from being a contender. The only player on that team who isn’t struggling is Davis….and probably Edwards.

    I disagree about Maddon, Genre His job is to keep these players focused on playing the game, and they are severely unfocused.

    However, if he is able to guide this team to a Division championship, and at least one playoff round victory, then I will agree with you that he isn’t the problem.

    But, the way this team is playing now, that is a tall order.

  9. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Fortunately for the Cubs, the entire division is garbage. A division championship may be possible even at their current playing level.

  10. erniesarmy Says:

    Cubs about to lose another four in a row, down 9-1 to Colorado in the ninth. I honestly believed that after 2015 and 2016 the Cubs as “lovable losers” was a thing of the past. They’ve actually regressed. to pre-2015 Cubs. I wouldn’t be surprised if they end up in last place in the Division.

  11. genrebuster Says:

    Ok….NOW I am concerned. The Rockies have owned the Cubs this season.

    Hitting is lackluster…but pitching is worse: Strop – and others – are bringing back memories of Kevin FUCKING Gregg and Carlos Marmol…I could go on, but I don’t want to throw up in my mouth.

    A friend of mine claims that Theo is looking to make a move or two….???


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