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  • Newsflash: Rich Hill is no good...And why does A-Ram get a pass in this town?

    Let's start with A-ram, the Cub player everyone seems to love because we have been searching for a 3b-man for a long, long time to replace what Santo brought to the team. Not to mention, he was a virtual steal from the Pirates. But, how does it make him exempt from criticism? We all hear criticism about Jacque Jones and how Juan Pierre's stinking up the place (rightfully so) but we almost never hear about Aramis. Could it be, that A-ram is nothing more than a "sidekick" player? Meaning, he needs a bigger star around him to succeed? I don't think he's a star player on his own, and he'll always be a "robin", never the "batman". Not to mention, the guy is always injured, along with Wood and Prior the guy is basically made of glass.

    Now on to Rich Hill. There's so many people that say "don't sell the future, don't take a risk" blah blah blah. You see, to succeed, YOU MUST take risks. Because in the end, if you choose to "play safe", you will SAFELY be a loser. This is why IMO the Cubs are losers (and those who support them not making those big trades). If you sit on your hands, you won't get anything accomplished. Hendry showed us in the beginning that he was a go-getter. Now, for some reason, he's been settling for less and very hesitant in trading our farm guys.

    Rich Hill's stock is dropping everyday. Anybody still wanna keep this guy

    The season's still not lost. The Cubs should make a patch-up move before D. Lee returns, and hopefully we will be primed to make a run, which then would lead us to make that big trade.
    98 years of futility and counting...

  • #2
    Originally posted by CubBlue
    Now on to Rich Hill. There's so many people that say "don't sell the future, don't take a risk" blah blah blah. You see, to succeed, YOU MUST take risks. Because in the end, if you choose to "play safe", you will SAFELY be a loser. This is why IMO the Cubs are losers (and those who support them not making those big trades). If you sit on your hands, you won't get anything accomplished. Hendry showed us in the beginning that he was a go-getter. Now, for some reason, he's been settling for less and very hesitant in trading our farm guys.

    Rich Hill's stock is dropping everyday. Anybody still wanna keep this guy

    The season's still not lost. The Cubs should make a patch-up move before D. Lee returns, and hopefully we will be primed to make a run, which then would lead us to make that big trade.
    Hill should have never been on the untradeable list of Hendry, the guy is a two pitch pitcher, actually just one pitch that nasty curve. Hill is not a starter, at best he's a lefty specialist out of the pen.
    What a Batted Ball is Worth (in terms of a run):
    Line Drive: .356
    HBP: .342
    Non-Intentional Walk: .315
    Intentional Walk: .176
    Outfield Fly: .035
    Groundball: -.101
    Bunts: -.103
    Infield Fly: -.243
    Strikeout: -.287
    It's now officially Doctor Bob Sacamento, D.C., C.S.C.S., and working on my D.A.B.C.O. (Diplomate American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bob Sacamento
      Hill should have never been on the untradeable list of Hendry, the guy is a two pitch pitcher, actually just one pitch that nasty curve. Hill is not a starter, at best he's a lefty specialist out of the pen.
      hill was sent down and wuertz called back up.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rockin500
        hill was sent down and wuertz called back up.
        Good move for the pen, as Wuertz has been electric down in Iowa as the closer. Hill will continue to pitch for the Iowa rotation, as Rusch will likely move into the starting staff again to take Rich Hill's place.
        What a Batted Ball is Worth (in terms of a run):
        Line Drive: .356
        HBP: .342
        Non-Intentional Walk: .315
        Intentional Walk: .176
        Outfield Fly: .035
        Groundball: -.101
        Bunts: -.103
        Infield Fly: -.243
        Strikeout: -.287
        It's now officially Doctor Bob Sacamento, D.C., C.S.C.S., and working on my D.A.B.C.O. (Diplomate American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bob Sacamento
          Good move for the pen, as Wuertz has been electric down in Iowa as the closer. Hill will continue to pitch for the Iowa rotation, as Rusch will likely move into the starting staff again to take Rich Hill's place.
          hopefully wuertz's stuff continues to shine on the big show. He needed that time in AAA since he was struggling so much up here. Looks like he dealt with it as best he could and hopefully can provide a good spark to the middle of the bullpen.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bob Sacamento
            Hill should have never been on the untradeable list of Hendry, the guy is a two pitch pitcher, actually just one pitch that nasty curve. Hill is not a starter, at best he's a lefty specialist out of the pen.
            Exactly, spot on Bob.
            98 years of futility and counting...

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            • #7
              It's about time Hill got sent back down. He obviously still isn't ready. Wuertz is alright but can someone tell me why Ohman is still pitching in the majors? Everytime he warms up, I cringe at the sight. He recently hasn't struggled as much as he used to but still he needs to go.
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              • #8
                I want to see this other kid they have. The 3'rd base who can play outfield. Whatshisname? In Iowa now right?
                "Let me start by telling you this: I have never used steroids. Period. I don't know how to say it any more clearly than that. Never." :hyper:

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Whitesoxnut
                  I want to see this other kid they have. The 3'rd base who can play outfield. Whatshisname? In Iowa now right?
                  In Iowa Casey McGehee is at 3rd base I think.. right?
                  BELIEVE

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CubsHub
                    In Iowa Casey McGehee is at 3rd base I think.. right?
                    Yeah, hes hitting like .330+ now. They have a few good prospects they can bring up once they clean house.
                    "Let me start by telling you this: I have never used steroids. Period. I don't know how to say it any more clearly than that. Never." :hyper:

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Whitesoxnut
                      Yeah, hes hitting like .330+ now. They have a few good prospects they can bring up once they clean house.
                      McGehee isn't a top flight prospect, but he's a gamer and could be a future utility player in the bigs. He's always had good eye and linedrive contact with mild power, but defensively he's not sharp at the hot corner or behind the plate (slightly below average). He has to be added to the 40 man roster a week after season's end or risk being exposed to the Rule V draft again. In 43 games, he's 45 for 156 with 10 runs, 7 2B, 3 hr, 15 rbi, 15 bb, 22 k, .288/.355/.391/.746
                      What a Batted Ball is Worth (in terms of a run):
                      Line Drive: .356
                      HBP: .342
                      Non-Intentional Walk: .315
                      Intentional Walk: .176
                      Outfield Fly: .035
                      Groundball: -.101
                      Bunts: -.103
                      Infield Fly: -.243
                      Strikeout: -.287
                      It's now officially Doctor Bob Sacamento, D.C., C.S.C.S., and working on my D.A.B.C.O. (Diplomate American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by CubBlue
                        Let's start with A-ram, the Cub player everyone seems to love because we have been searching for a 3b-man for a long, long time to replace what Santo brought to the team. Not to mention, he was a virtual steal from the Pirates. But, how does it make him exempt from criticism? We all hear criticism about Jacque Jones and how Juan Pierre's stinking up the place (rightfully so) but we almost never hear about Aramis. Could it be, that A-ram is nothing more than a "sidekick" player? Meaning, he needs a bigger star around him to succeed? I don't think he's a star player on his own, and he'll always be a "robin", never the "batman". Not to mention, the guy is always injured, along with Wood and Prior the guy is basically made of glass.
                        Maybe I am missing something, or are we watching different games? :noidea The Ramirez I have seen this year has been pretty good. When it comes to batting you need some protection in the line up and the Cubs lineup has not given A-Ram the protection he needs. A-Ram is the third baseman we need as a base for the infield just like Lee is the 1st baseman we need. Yes he deserves some critism for swinging at bad pitches and being injured but everytime I check a Cubs box score I see him name (yesterday 3/4 1 double 1 rbi 1 run scored). Besides, you can go down the DL and see many big names that are hurt all throughout the league, he has played in as many games as all the top stars of the game this year (A-Rod, Pujols, Konerko, Jeter, and VGuerrero)

                        It's just one mans opinion but I happen to think it's right!

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                        • #13
                          Hill looks like another Dewon Brazelton. Top starting pitcher prospect in the minors that just doesn't have enough tools to cut it in the majors.
                          The Q: Can the Cubs hold a 6-5 lead with 2 outs and nobody on in the 9th?

                          The A: No

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                          Selig is like a stray pigeon. Pigeons are too self-absorbed to care about anyone else. They poo on people they don't like; they poo on people they don't even know. The only real difference between Selig and a pigeon is that Selig intends to bury our heritage, our traditions, and our culture,

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by KingJ
                            Hill looks like another Dewon Brazelton. Top starting pitcher prospect in the minors that just doesn't have enough tools to cut it in the majors.
                            that may be one of the best analogies ive seen in awhile. both brezelton and hill are good in the minors, but what have they done in the show?

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