Cubs 2022 Season

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9 innings pitched entirely by homegrown players.

Consider that during the entirety of 2019 the Cubs only got 45 innings from homegrown players and in 2020 they only got 50.1.
It will be nice again to build a winner via the farm instead of FA’s. Getting away from Theo’s mess and building from withIn. You cannot keep afloat year in and year out with a bad farm system.
 
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My thoughts on the season outlook:

nervous season 8 GIF
 
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The people who were mad the Cubs traded off Bryant, Baez, Rizzo, etc forget how bad the team’s offense was the first half of last season. They had a historically bad first 10-15 games of the season and then had an even worse stretch about a month later.

They got 11 games above .500 and in first place, only to go 12-28 over the 40 games leading into the trade deadline, scoring 2 runs or fewer 20 times. The offense actually improved after the trade deadline. (But the starting pitching collapsed.)

Theo declared the offense “broken” at the end of the 2018 season and then never did anything to fix it, rolling out the exact same players for the next three seasons. It’s nice to finally see a change.
 
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The people who were mad the Cubs traded off Bryant, Baez, Rizzo, etc forget how bad the team’s offense was the first half of last season. They had a historically bad first 10-15 games of the season and then had an even worse stretch about a month later.

They got 11 games above .500 and in first place, only to go 12-28 over the 40 games leading into the trade deadline, scoring 2 runs or fewer 20 times. The offense actually improved after the trade deadline. (But the starting pitching collapsed.)

Theo declared the offense “broken” at the end of the 2018 season and then never did anything to fix it, rolling out the exact same players for the next three seasons. It’s nice to finally see a change.
yea.
The disappointment Bears fans after the 1985 Super Bowl team is matched by the disappointment of Cubs fans following the 2016 World Series team
Both teams should have won at least one more title and gotten to the "finals" at least another time.

Cubs , Bears, Illini lots of one and dones
 
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Rainy day Cubs talk with the Rays up 5-2:

I want to highly recommend the Netflix documentary "The Battered Bastards of Baseball." If you've drifted from the sport at all over the years, this documentary is as close of something that might light the spark again. It's my second viewing tonight and it's simply a stunning story.