Chaos and Wisdom: 2023 chicago cubs

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Expect nothing, be pleasantly surprised.

I’m assuming Dansby Swanson will be worth an extra win or two. My dark horse player to watch this season is Jameson “Whiskey” Taillon, he’s got good K/9 numbers and a very nice K/BB ratio. I’m not thinking he’s going to pull off on Arrieta but maybe he’ll be a sub-3.50/200 k guy.

Nico Hoerner has a lot of promise and I like Christopher Morel.

Happ is boring but above average.

Bellinger is least likely to succeed but maybe getting outta L.A. will lead to a rebirth. He’s still young, and I think a lot of it is in his head. I do believe in the possibility of his return to form a lot more than Heyward’s for sure.

omar little, Thursday, 30 March 2023 16:46 (two months ago) link

I like Taillon as well! I’m seeing them in the (lol) London series in June, so will be following them a bit this season too. Wish I’d gone to a game when I was in Chicago last year.

I saw Stroman is their SP for opening day, friend of mine saw Wisdom at ST last week and liked what she saw, good to see him get a start today as well.

limb tins & cum (gyac), Thursday, 30 March 2023 16:50 (two months ago) link

Overall this team has likable guys but they really feel like one of the mid-90s post-Maddux/pre-Sammy breaking records squads, or one of the post-Bartman/post-Mark Prior teams. Just a lot of placeholders, a couple Hail Mary types plugged in where you hope for the best outcome, a very basic slugger in the mix. Everyone just waiting for prospects to emerge and the right chemistry to be created.

omar little, Thursday, 30 March 2023 16:59 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Taillon, great performance yesterday, then the cubs lost in the ninth. Pretty promising though.

The cubs need a masher in that lineup. Speaking of, Heyward is making me look a little wrong, he's doing pretty alright in L.A.

omar little, Sunday, 16 April 2023 16:30 (one month ago) link

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