I was 7 in 69. My dad would kick the cr@p out of me when he'd catch me listening to those west coast road trips on school nights...... I was willing/begging them to win, but to no avail.I believe you. I was 8 yrs old in ‘69. I wasn’t implying that this team is comparable to the 69 team, just to go from playoff hopeful to playoff nopefull.
You got your wish for Boxberger. Unfortunately...I have watched almost every game. A couple of things stand out - 1) Ross does not seem to know how to construct a lineup, ie. AC had a great game and is on the bench the next day. This type of lineup construction has been a problem since the beginning of the season. Also, Ross is poor at using the bullpen. He has veterans and continues to trot out rookies in key situations. Boxberger has been with the team several days and finally came in last night and did not give up any runs. Also, why was PCA given a potentially game-changing at bat in the 8th inning?
I’m afraid you’re right. In my heart I have accepted it. In a way I am considering now as our playoffs, and we’re losing. So we’ll be eliminated. That’s the way the playoffs worl.Even though the Cubs are still very much in the race, playoff hopes feel bleak with the remaining schedule and the way they’ve been playing. Unless they somehow manage to play well at Atlanta and Milwaukee, it’s probably over.
You might see Atlanta's starting pitching making their last start of the regular season but I don't think you'll see the Brewer's big three.I haven't done the math, will Atlanta and Milwaukee have anything to play for here? Not that the Brewers wouldn't relish the chance to pants the Cubs and knock them out, regardless.
I agree they need an ace (Steele is a #2 and Stroman a #3 imho). However the most glaring need on the field is another run producer. Bellinger is the only one they have, and they will probably lose him. Happ is absolutely not a run producer (paying Happ $21M to walk alot is nuts, by the way). Neither is Swanson or Hoerner - both fine lineup depth but not run producers.The most glaring need for this team next year is starting pitching. They play defense and can hit pretty well. Hoping they re-sign Bellinger but without a doubt they need some frontline arms.
What, about Steele's performance this season, suggests he isn't a #1? If he isn't an ace, then there are only about 5 in MLB. The dude has been awesome since his debut. He doesn't walk people and doesn't give up SLUG.I agree they need an ace (Steele is a #2 and Stroman a #3 imho). However the most glaring need on the field is another run producer. Bellinger is the only one they have, and they will probably lose him. Happ is absolutely not a run producer (paying Happ $21M to walk alot is nuts, by the way). Neither is Swanson or Hoerner - both fine lineup depth but not run producers.
I also think Ross is way over his head, but that's another rant.