TCR 2012 Prediction Contest

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"How many wins for the 2012 Cubs?"

Are you including post-season wins?

+1

whomever picked Soriano to lead the team in SB's, I applaud your optimism.

First to get hurt: Luis Valbuena

it was either that or putting him in the second spot in the order

Figured I should answer the questions now because my win total keeps going up by the hour. At this rate, I'd be giving them 95 wins by first pitch tomorrow.

Rob, My offer still stands to track the scoring on this.

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  • Phil, do Marquez and Ocampo look like prospects?

    Hagsag 1 hour 10 min ago view
  • It helps when your defense has declared war against the H in WHIP.

    Still impressive.

    John Beasley 1 hour 12 min ago view
  • Lackey finishes with a 3.35 ERA. Currently good for 13th in the NL. Not bad for a guy signed to be a #3 starter in a 15-team league.

    He is also 6th in WHIP. Pretty amazing: Cubs have the #2, #3, #5 and #6 starters in WHIP.

    billybucks 8 hours 7 min ago view
  • Completely meaningless game, but Pena striking out Sean the Turd to with the bases loaded was very fun.

    Other than one bad game in SD, Pena has been very good. Even with that game, 9.0 IP, 13 K, 0.89 WHIP.

    billybucks 8 hours 11 min ago view
  • 101 wins...most since 1910 (104).

    neat. ...or sad. pick one. pick both. 'murica.

    crunch 8 hours 27 min ago view
  • Just looked up Grimm's stats -- after a great run, he gave up 2 runs vs. MIL then didn't pitch for 10 days. Don't remember why?

    billybucks 8 hours 30 min ago view
  • Sean Rodriguez's helmet looks like it's taking a dump

    jacos 8 hours 34 min ago view
  • Grimm not doing himself any favors lately re: making the playoff squad. Seems to have lost the feel for his curveball.

    billybucks 8 hours 38 min ago view
  • j.grimm is literally worse than hitler.

    felix pena, your turn.

    crunch 8 hours 40 min ago view
  • it's been a while since joe's over-managed a game...it's gotta feel good for him to be back in the saddle making people's scorecards look like their pens blew up.

    crunch 9 hours 26 min ago view
  • Fuck a bench spot on the playoff roster, Coghlan is competing to bat cleanup.

    John Beasley 11 hours 42 min ago view
  • barely any...especially for an evening game. place looks 1/2 full at best to start the game.

    crunch 12 hours 4 min ago view
  • Listening on the radio. Are there any fans in the stands at all?

    Brick 12 hours 13 min ago view
  • "An MRI taken Monday on the right side of Jorge Soler showed no major damage."

    crunch 13 hours 14 min ago view
  • rare air though if he can keep it under 2. Sounds like Maddon already made up his mind though and Hendricks seems like the sort that would want to earn it. Guessing he gets a quick hook if he's still under 2 after 5 innings.

    Fwiw, he can give up 1 ER in 5 innings (or more) and still be under 2. If he gives up 2 ER, he would need throw 9 IP to keep it under 2. 1 ER in 4 IP would give him an ERA of exactly 2.

    In terms of WAR, it's still Scherzer by a lot (6.4), then Cueto (5.6), Lester (5.5), Kershaw (5.5), Roark (5.4), and then Hendricks (5.1)

    Rob G. 14 hours 28 min ago view
  • Boring lineup tonight in terms of guys trying to reach milestones -- no KB (40 HR), Addy (100 RBI) or JHey (can he keep it going?), and Lackey isn't really going for anything, plus the team has already reached 100 wins. I get the "rest" thing, although they will have 4 days off after Sunday, but....bleh.

    billybucks 15 hours 12 min ago view