100-Game Mark TCR Reader Survey: Question 1

I first asked these four questions after the Cubs' 50th game of the season.  You can compare these polls to the previous results for questions 1, 2, 3 and 4.  I'll keep the polls open through Saturday, and how about we discuss all four polls in this thread, I'll keep the comments closed on the other three threads.   Please be sure not to miss the importat medical and trade news in TCR posts below these polls, too.

How satisfied are you with the performance of the Chicago Cubs ball-club?

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Rob, others, please feel free to post updated trade news above this stuff, as it becomes available.

As if you needed my blessing, anyway.  :)

Wow, looks like Manny has got some disciples.

link to prior question 2 directs to comments from prior question 4.

Thanks, fixed it!

They had an awful 3.5 months and now they've had a great 2 weeks. I'm optimistic about the team right now so I voted 'somewhat satisfied'. They are just lucky that the rest of the division has been awful, but they are right there in the wild card race too.

Jim Hendry: Somewhat unsatisfied. Sure he put together a decent team, but I think a lot of people could take the Cubs payroll and put together a decent team. As I said before, Hendry does just fine spending money, the problem is he doesn't always get good value for the money he does spend.

I voted the same on Hendry and Very unsatisfied for Pinhead who has pretty much managed his bullpen and his corner outfielders as poorly as anyone possibly could.

Hendry did correct some of his off-season blunders with the removal of Gathright and the addition of Baker, but you can't give a guy too much credit for correcting the errors he created. Plus the 2nd catcher thing...

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  • On the other hand, Pries won his first start for Iowa, only giving up two HRs in the process. This trade has got some legs yet!

    Eric S 6 hours 31 min ago view
  • KB now with 0 RBI in his last 10 games and 1 in his last 15, despite having 19 hits in his last 15 games and raising his batting average from .278 to .286 over that span.

    Maybe have Zobrist hit 2 and KB hit 4?

    Also -- no HR in the last 15 games -- time for a bunch. Starting tomorrow.

    billybucks 6 hours 47 min ago view
  • Down a run. Fowler on first. Nobody out. KB singles to left, Fowler makes it to third, perfect throw from Cabrera nails KB trying to stretch for 2nd.

    So, instead of 1st & 3rd and no out, you have 3rd with one out. It was a perfect throw, but why take the chance with 3-4-5 hitters coming up?

    billybucks 7 hours 1 min ago view
  • Must be a Cub thing - our lefties can;t get lefties out.

    billybucks 7 hours 2 min ago view
  • Splitting hairs, but Jake's pitch was poor execution, while KB's play was a poor decision (and the 2nd time he got thrown out trying to stretch in the game). Poor execution happens. Poor decisions are preventable. Speaking of poor decisions -- Baez's steal of 3rd made absolutely no sense.

    billybucks 7 hours 3 min ago view
  • Didn't Jake cost them the game with a pitch to Frazier?

    The E-Man 7 hours 16 min ago view
  • Missed the play w/Bryant. What happened?

    The E-Man 7 hours 17 min ago view
  • Not a good decision by Bryant in the 9th. That may have cost them the game.

    billybucks 7 hours 21 min ago view
  • Can we un-do the Montgomery deal? Please?

    billybucks 7 hours 22 min ago view
  • THAT WAS TURRIBLE.

    crunch 7 hours 25 min ago view
  • Who is this Arrieta guy? Can I get the old one back please?

    The E-Man 8 hours 33 min ago view
  • Well, this is, once again, the whole season for the Sox.

    billybucks 8 hours 37 min ago view
  • ...and the Bryant RBI jinx continues in the 3rd....crap.

    billybucks 10 hours 10 min ago view
  • bryant's in the dugout filling a police report BECAUSE HE JUST GOT ROBBED.

    f'n cabrerra...

    crunch 10 hours 47 min ago view
  • chapman showing up and available tomorrow night.

    i'm sure he'll be a bit hit. hope he doesn't choke. dude has a rifle for an arm. he'll add a bit of punch to the bullpen.

    crunch 10 hours 48 min ago view
  • the 'crosstown classic' sure has lost it's magic with interleague. the excitement level is barely noticable...maybe it's a bit more hype in the city, itself.

    crunch 10 hours 52 min ago view