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5 years ago  ::  Oct 07, 2015 - 11:34PM #11
Walton
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Theo a genius? Hardly. The Cubs have the best pitcher on the planet right now. A pitcher who is throwing a pitched baseball as well as it has ever been thrown in the history of the game {Jake Arrietta.} He had a 0.75 ERA after the All Star game. 0.75. If someone gets a hit off of him now they stop the game an play the Star Spangled banner..............that is just luck. No one..........and I mean no one could have known that Arrietta was going to leave Baltimore and become an absolute "beast." {Actually his numbers in 2014 with the Cubs were pretty darn good too.} Luck. No genius involved there. There is a lot of "luck" in this world. Not enough is said about "luck." No one had any idea Joe Montana was going to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. He hadn't been that great as an amateur. Aaron Rodgers wasn't percieved to be anything special. Now he's perhaps the greatest QB of all time. Michael Jordan was good at North Carolina but he had a mediocre jump shot. Who knew he'd become the greatest basketball player ever? There is a lot of LUCK in all of this.......especially baseball. Don't kid yourself.

5 years ago  ::  Oct 08, 2015 - 6:25AM #12
LiferYank
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Oct 7, 2015 -- 10:28PM, bomberhojoe wrote:

Maddon is the most overrated manager in baseball. Those Rays teams were stacked and he didn't win a thing there. Epstein has given him a great team in Chicago to work with.




How the hell were the Rays "stacked"?

5 years ago  ::  Oct 08, 2015 - 6:27AM #13
LiferYank
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Oct 7, 2015 -- 11:34PM, Walton wrote:


Theo a genius? Hardly. The Cubs have the best pitcher on the planet right now. A pitcher who is throwing a pitched baseball as well as it has ever been thrown in the history of the game {Jake Arrietta.} He had a 0.75 ERA after the All Star game. 0.75. If someone gets a hit off of him now they stop the game an play the Star Spangled banner..............that is just luck. No one..........and I mean no one could have known that Arrietta was going to leave Baltimore and become an absolute "beast." {Actually his numbers in 2014 with the Cubs were pretty darn good too.} Luck. No genius involved there. There is a lot of "luck" in this world. Not enough is said about "luck." No one had any idea Joe Montana was going to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. He hadn't been that great as an amateur. Aaron Rodgers wasn't percieved to be anything special. Now he's perhaps the greatest QB of all time. Michael Jordan was good at North Carolina but he had a mediocre jump shot. Who knew he'd become the greatest basketball player ever? There is a lot of LUCK in all of this.......especially baseball. Don't kid yourself.




They traded a pitcher pitching pretty well for him at  that time in Scott Feldman. Arrietta was wild. They found a way to fix that. Look at him now. Of course they get some credit for that.

5 years ago  ::  Oct 08, 2015 - 11:50AM #14
bomberhojoe
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Oct 8, 2015 -- 6:25AM, LiferYank wrote:


Oct 7, 2015 -- 10:28PM, bomberhojoe wrote:

Maddon is the most overrated manager in baseball. Those Rays teams were stacked and he didn't win a thing there. Epstein has given him a great team in Chicago to work with.




How the hell were the Rays "stacked"?




1B Carlos Pena - 30+ HR, 100+ RBI and Gold glove fielder

2B - Ben Zobrist - arguably the best 2B, behind Cano in AL for many seasons
3B - Evan Longoria - MVP candidate year after year
OF - Crawford & Upton - top notch offense and defense
Rotation - Price, Shields, Garza, Kazmir far better then any rotation the Yanks have had in the last 10 years
Closer - Soriano second only to Rivera in AL, IMO

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