The season has officially started…and the Pirates just swept the Cubs at Wrigley. WTF?
Wade Davis (closer) and Jon Jay (cf) are in.
Jorge Soler and Dexter Fowler are out, as is Aroldis Chapman (no surprise there; he was a “rental” that paid off).
Jason Hammel’s option declined.
What do you think?
According to Ted Berg of USA Today, the Cubs could and should pull off a trade for Mike Trout this winter. He pointed out that Chicago has the assets to make it happen while also retaining potency on their lineup.
“The Cubs, for their incredible depth, can somehow put together an incredible package of potential superstars, capable big leaguers, and prospects without tearing apart the bulk of the lineup that just won 103 games and the World Series,” Berg opined.
Berg also suggested a possible Cubs trade package for Trout that include seven players from the major and minor leagues. These players are Kyle Schwarber, Javier Baez, Albert Almora, Miguel Montero, Jeimer Candelario, Mark Zagunis and Ian Happ.
Wow. They made it to Game 7……..
I’ll be working and traveling tomorrow, so I’ve posted this thread a little “early”…
Looking ahead to Game 6: there is now added pressure on Cleveland. Arrieta will be on the mound. Schwarber at DH.
IF Arrieta has his good stuff, and the Cubs score early…then I like our chances.
*…in the meantime, checkout Fro’s “recap” of tonite’s Bears-Vikings game (previous thread).
I’d like to see some great pitching, great hitting and great defense from the Cubs.
I’d like to see them relax – in a good way – and fight back. Cleveland is simply outplaying them.
One game at a time. The Cubs are capable of winning 3 in a row…IF they win tonite.
…and I’m tired of seeing too many fans – who paid thousands of dollars in some cases – sitting on their hands, looking like the world is coming to and end. Fucking band-wagoners…
It’s the bottom of the 6th, the game is not over…YET.
…robert has pointed out that tonite’s Game 3 start time is 7:08 pm…
…in military time, that’s 19:08.