I will never gnash my teeth over the fact that they didn't win more in this window, but maybe they won it too soon.
That they won it all in 2016 with a core nucleus between 23 and 27 years of age but could never get there again is indicative of how difficult it is to win one.
I'll tell you when things were never the same again. Labor Day. 2018, Cubs vs Brewers in Miller Park. Brewers were down 4.5 games with a month to go and Counsell was managing desperate. He brought Hader in early and extended him to a third inning. When Rizzo tagged him in the eighth and put the Cubs ahead it looked like the sand had run out of the Brewers' hourglass.
Wrong! Milwaukee quickly answered by tying it in the bottom of the eighth, then walked off when Bryant tried to turn the double play on Yelich instead of coming home for the sure out. It was a two game swing in the standings with Milwaukee 3.5 games back instead of 5.5, which could have ended their season.
Game over and it ignited the Brewers. They were red hot the rest of the way, then completely stopped losing. Cubs went 25-15 down the stretch and Brewers still ran them down. Milwaukee pitcher's also show how to pitch to the Cubs lineup-at the top of the strike zone. And it all started with that fateful Labor Day game. Since then Milwaukee has been a thorn in the Cubs side and some will say Bryant has never been the same player either.
IF Addison Russell was still a Cub we'd of been dumped last week like the rest of them.Perhaps, But the Cubs had the talent in the pipeline to pony up. They had Gleyber Torres.
If they had a crystal ball at the time they would have traded Addison Russell instead.
We were making the playoffs. That's the part that bothers me. Albeit, we weren't doing well when we got there. But if that's the case then why'd he make the comments about being unable to resign them? I don't think you can have it both ways. If it's about "expecting to be in the playoffs in two years" then IMO you don't give away 9 players and throw in the towel the last two months of the season.Saw an interview with Ricketts yesterday and he was assuring Cub fans that this rebuild will be nothing like the last. He expects to be in the playoffs in two years and a World Series soon after. He as an abundance of faith in Hoyer. Time will tell.
I've been a Cub fan all my long life and I won't quit now, but I do admit that for what ever reason, I didn't watch every game this year like I have in the past. But like the Cubs, I will be back (I hope).
I'd rather watch Maddie and Tae at the free concert in Dyersville.I've pretty much given up on baseball but I just might watch that game.
38-27 at one point, the Cubs have dropped 37 of their last 51 and are well on their way to their second double digit losing streak this summer...Sweet…another Arrieta batting practice session.
Female country duo.What the fuck is a "Maddie and Tae?"