fleet wrote:madvillian wrote:Brothaman33 wrote:They can't hit with runners in scoring position. Near the very bottom of the NL in that category. Only beating bad teams. Extremely inconsistent. Top 2 pitchers out. Darvish bad. Schwarber isn't and has never been as good as they think he is. They hit homers but don't move runners on base. Some terrible trades, some terrible signings. They traded Eloy and Cease which will hurt for years and aggressively traded all of the prospects they spent years acquiring to win "in the window". Cannot bring up a home grown pitching prospect to save their life. Bryant hurt alot. Blame to go around everywhere.
I cannot be more thankful for the World Series and would not change anything. But they decided to blow up the farm to win it again and it has backfired.
Passionate post respeckt. Last time I was in ST, down in Temp, at the Cardinals fans (this was the year after you guys one it so 2017) were rocking a "Congrats Cubs fans 108 years until year next".
Then it looked like wishful thinking by their fans but you guys really don't have nearly enough pitching and the trading of Torres and Eloy, while helpful at the time, shortened the window by 3-4 years.
But ya got the one.
Trading Eloy for something is understandable when you consider he is limited to average at best in left. Possibly a future 1st baseman occasional DH. Rizzo isnt going anywhere. Adding Cease on top was the question really. We will see on Cease. He was lit up the last few games in Charlotte.
I really don't care how his defense looks in left if he's hitting 300/350/600 which he should be capable of in his prime. He won't approach the WAR levels of Moncada or perhaps even Robert but he's a pure cleanup hitting slugger that will have a chance for a game changing blast or rocket 5 times a night. There isn't a team in the league that would trade that for what Q has been on the Northside.
It was one of those trades that when it happened pretty much every Sox fan was over the moon about it as they almost THREW IN Cease when they already **** had the deal done just by saying "Eloy". Hahn played Theo on that one.
I'm not a huge Hahn fan but his trades have pretty much been spot on since the rebuild started. Could complain about the Rutherford trade but that's small potatoes at this point can't get a stud in every deal.