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2016 Season 

Post#1 » by ADDinChicago » Wed Apr 6, 2016 9:40 am

Well, so far 2-0 on the little roadie in Anaheim and now it's on to Arizona. Cubs have looked really good at the plate and on the mound so far. Yes, just 2 games in, but it feels good.
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Re: 2016 Season 

Post#2 » by Howling Mad » Wed Apr 6, 2016 1:16 pm

What feels really good to me is guys like Montero, David Ross, Matt Sczur cranking the bat.

Bringing in Dexter looks like a genius move right. He's sprinting out of the box.

Lester looks pinpoint, and his pitches are what you expect from a cerebral pitcher.
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Post#3 » by Posey H8er » Wed Apr 6, 2016 10:40 pm

The numerous bats Maddon has gives the team so much flexibility. Obviously it's still early in the season, but it appears they're not distracted by the preseason hype, just focused on just having fun out there.
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Re: 2016 Season 

Post#4 » by hermes » Wed Apr 6, 2016 11:29 pm

go cubs go

great start and a few guys aren't even in on it yet. this lineup is so deep
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Post#5 » by IbreakNeckZ101 » Thu Apr 7, 2016 1:34 am

Great start to the season. Too early to tell how well we're going to do with the hype and pressure, but man our one through nine is devastating.

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Post#6 » by guypithecus » Thu Apr 7, 2016 3:12 am

Maybe our best free agent signing this year was Dexter Fowler. He's on fire.
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Re: 2016 Season 

Post#7 » by karch34 » Thu Apr 7, 2016 3:59 am

So far Fowler is looking like icing on a great offensive cake. We're raking and Bryant and Russel haven't done anything yet. I think we're in a position where we have so many big bats that even if a few are cold were going to be a threat every game.

Now the interesting part is how the Lackey, Hamel, and Hendricks do.
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Post#8 » by hermes » Thu Apr 7, 2016 10:11 pm

and david ross looks like he can hit this year!
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Post#9 » by hermes » Fri Apr 8, 2016 10:28 pm

looks like the pitchers can afford to have some off nights because the offense looks like it will rarely be out of a game

i think in most cases lackey wouldn't have made it to the 4th inning but when you're scoring like the cubs are you can get away with more

rizzo is the best
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Re: 2016 Season 

Post#10 » by hermes » Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:09 pm

good start for kendricks
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Re: 2016 Season 

Post#11 » by Howling Mad » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:53 pm

So far 50 and 60 pitch counts in the 2nd and 3rd innings for the opposing team is pretty normal.
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Re: 2016 Season 

Post#12 » by hermes » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:01 pm

russell with the huge homer to save the home opener!
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Re: 2016 Season 

Post#13 » by Howling Mad » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:28 am

90 freakin' pitches with 2 outs in the 3rd.

7 runs. SEVEN!

Can't wait till the warm weather gets to Wrigley and the bats start heating up.
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Re: 2016 Season 

Post#14 » by ADDinChicago » Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:29 am

Baez back up, Kawasaki down to Iowa.
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Re: 2016 Season 

Post#15 » by IbreakNeckZ101 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:34 am

Pitching staff has been carrying this ball club. Thank god we got Fowler back.
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Re: 2016 Season 

Post#16 » by hermes » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:08 am

jake!!!!!!!!! no hitter!!!!!!!!

offense with a big game too
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Re: 2016 Season 

Post#17 » by RoundMoundOfRebound » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:26 am

Nice game. Jake with no hitter and tons of offense.
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Re: 2016 Season 

Post#18 » by ADDinChicago » Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:45 am

Just a good and fun game for the Cubs all around. Arrieta is filthy and he is having so much fun, yet remains focused out there. It's nice to see.

Starting with that game in Cincy, the next week is a great chance to keep putting distance between them and the division playing and hopefully beating up on bad Reds and Brewers teams. And then they get a bad Braves team.
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Re: 2016 Season 

Post#19 » by DarthDiggler69 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:29 pm

Arrieta is no joke
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Re: 2016 Season 

Post#20 » by hermes » Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:12 pm

beat the reds again (8th straight time)

rizzo is hot, and ross is having a great year
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