Dreamcast 87: Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly

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The title is more of a play on words suggesting that a few of the Cubs’ top performers are on the shelf in one way or another, but yet they soldier on! We put a wrap on the whole Shohei saga, talk about mostly the poor (but oddly acceptable) result of the Miami series, what to do with Kyle Hendricks, and more.

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    Rice Cube

    I’ve been wanting to use that title for a while, and although the team isn’t exactly self-destructing, losing a lot of key guys in a short span is never fun and the fact that they’re still one of the best teams in MLB is kind of miraculous.

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  2. berselius

    Happy bday, Immanuel Kant

    My name is Kant and I’m here to change your narrative
    Check out my derivation of the categorical imperative

    (shamelessly paraphrased from Chidi’s rap musical about Kierkegaard on The Good Place)

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  3. berselius

    From Robothal’s notes piece in the athletic ($)

    Cubs center fielder Cody Bellinger said Jordan Montgomery’s decision to leave Scott Boras for the Wasserman Media Group led to him getting numerous calls from other agents trying to recruit him.

    Bellinger, who could opt out of his three-year, $80 million deal at the end of the season, said he intends to stay with Boras.

    “I’ve definitely gotten blown up. But I’ve confirmed multiple times that I’m definitely not leaving,” Bellinger said. “I’ve told Scott that. I had nothing but positive experiences through the whole process.”

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  4. BVS

    andcounting,

    31%K rate.

    If Mervis doesn’t work out, they can send him back and bring David Peralta up.

    Latest rumor is possibly 2 P on the DL, which comports to David Patton epidemic.

    Maybe Smyly to DL. He was favoring something last weekend…knee, ankle, hammy…

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  5. berselius

    To-day’s base ball squadron vs RHP French

    2B Nico
    LF Happ
    CF Belli
    1B Busch
    3B Morel
    SS Swanson
    RF Tauchman
    DH Mervis
    C Amaya

    P Wicks

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  6. andcounting

    BVS,

    Yeah, through 41 PAs. Still a 115 OPS+ and .341 OBP. That K rate is going to be around 27% , definitely nothing that surprised or disappointed thus far. It seems like they are confident enough in Busch to play him and Mervis (DH) against righties and keep easing him into more at bats against lefties to see how he does. I’m sure Wisdom will get some starts at 1B as well, but Cooper must have just been a safety net for if Busch needed to get sent down. He had to be pretty much “meets expectations” in the limited opportunity he got.

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  7. andcounting

    berselius:
    I guess this keeps Ben Brown in the rotation for a while longer as well.

    I’m doubling down on the Cyle Closer project. They can test him out of the bullpen in his “rehab” stint in AAA.

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  8. andcounting

    I want my Belli back, Belli back,
    I want my Belli back, Belli back,

    Belliiiiiii’s, Belli’s bad riiiibs.

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    Rice Cube

    As someone who participated in awareness events for prostate cancer fundraising, I can tell you that there is no such thing as a good mustache unless you’re Ned Flanders

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