How much longer will "it is what it is" apply to the Cubs?

Not gonna talk about the Cubs getting swept by Pittsburgh today.


But somewhere in the last week or two, not exactly sure (but maybe it was about Ian Stewart or something), I heard SOMEbody say "it is what it is".
Or maybe I've heard it about a thousand times. Can't really remember.
But it's the most annoying cliché ever.
I looked it up on  and it was voted #1 cliché of two thousand frickin' four
That's a long time for a cliché to hang around.
It also says it means "fuck it" or "implies helplessness" and that it's "popular within the circles of coaches".
Does it apply to our favorite baseball team?
Yep...

But today I'd rather look forward!
Think about the day when "it is what it is" will die.

Because in the grand scheme of all the history of baseball, the time between now and when the Cubs can "contend" is like... Well, say you were a mosquito and you only lived for 105 minutes? Then the time between now and when the Cubs would contend is only like a couple minutes!

 
Awesome, right?

Okay, just wanted to pick up your spirits there!
Have a fabulous Memorial Day Weekend and...
Go Cubs!

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Bill Clinton wants to know what is is.

a little less than 2 weeks til the draft... M.Appel - 98.1ip 77h 21bb 121k - 2.20era J.Gray - 110ip 69h 21bb 127k - 1.55era K.Bryant - 203ab 69h 12db 30hr 60bb 38k 7/11sb - .340/.504 avg/ob% (9 errors/55 games playing 3rd)

a bit hard to hear...and a heavy on "bad" language (and humor) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16Q8xga6P_0

Soriano's lack of awareness carries on past the diamond....

http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/05/24/...

says he's tired of losing, doesn't want to be on a team with a bad record

yet is still on team with bad record after not wanting to be traded to Giants last year

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  • tim815 4 hours 46 min ago (view)

    The rush to 70 players.

     

  • Arizona Phil 5 hours 3 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have released OF Luis Berrelleza, INF Rochest Cruz, LHP Misael Garcia, OF Orlando Guzman, C-1B Brayan Mancilla, RHP Yander Montero, OF Carlos Pacheco, and OF John Rodriguez. 

     

  • crunch 7 hours 47 min ago (view)

    it screws up stats.  i know you play for wins/losses, but real money is on the line for players and makes agent/player homework selling their client a bit harder.

    it also makes historical comparisons difficult.

    the amount of time i've seen a fresh inning starting out...bunt guy to 3rd for an out, IBB, IBB is too high.  what would amount to a leadoff single following that can easily turn into 2 runs (1 earned) with guys on the corner...which usually leads to another IBB.

     

  • Charlie 8 hours 52 min ago (view)

    Jay Jaffe has a timely argument against the runner on second rule over at fangraphs: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/the-runner-on-second-i...

    I still don't know why we don't just have ties. Obviously, the Cubs could have dodged most of these situations by simply hitting a little bit during the regulation innings.

     

  • Arizona Phil 11 hours 36 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have signed free-agent RHSP Adrian Sampson to a minor league contract and he has been assigned to AAA Iowa, and RHP Michael McAvene, LHP Jack Patterson, and OF Donnie Dewees have been placed on the 60-day IL to open up slots for Sampson, Trayce Thompson, and Kyle Ryan on the Cubs minor league 180-man Domestic Reserve List. 

     

  • crunch 12 hours 1 min ago (view)

    well that sucked.

    2-game sweep, 2 games under .500

     

  • crunch 12 hours 27 min ago (view)

    stumbled onto this today...clip from a 2019 ESPN broadcast game with boog, chipper jones, and david ross in the booth...

    https://www.mlb.com/cut4/chipper-jones-sciambi-lau...

    boog used to call games for ATL, btw...

     

  • tim815 14 hours 57 min ago (view)

    Someone on social media was floating Yoelqui Cespedes to the Cubs in a Bryant trade.

    I was clueless if it was permitted. It is.

     

  • Wrigley Rat 1 day 1 hour ago (view)

    The Cubs have traded for outfielder Trayce Thompson, who was with the Diamondbacks at Triple-A, but is formerly of the big league White Sox, Dodgers, and A’s. The Diamondbacks are getting cash in the deal, which is a reflection of the reality that Thompson, 30, is a depth outfielder at this point in his career. Thompson is the younger brother of NBA star Klay Thompson. https://www.bleachernation.com/cubs/2021/05/11/cub...

     

  • crunch 1 day 8 hours ago (view)

    i'd like to point out ross feels more comfortable with j.pederson and k.bryant in CF over j.heyward.

    watching heyward not just look human in the OF, but having a bit of a hard time is rough.  he's just not getting to stuff like he used to.

     

  • crunch 1 day 8 hours ago (view)

    bryant out of the game for no apparent reason...that...doesn't seem good...

    he's "under the weather" according the clubhouse.  that's better than screwed up oblique or similar, at least.

     

  • crunch 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    this shane bieber guy kinda sucks.  1 run in, bases loaded 0 outs.

    i hope 4-5 innings of alzolay and the 5 pen guys after him hold it down.

    ...hey wow, bases loaded 0 out turns into 0 runs...very cubs.

     

  • George Altman 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    Baseball wants more offense, fans want more action -- limit pitching staffs to 12, ideally transition to 11 over a 3 year period. 

    Teams are asking RPs to throw only 45 pitches a week. Think about that.

    SPs who throw 175 IP/Yr will be museum pieces in 5 years.

    It's not shifts. Oh....and electronic Strike zones as soon as possible. 

     

  • crunch 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    given that the starters are on pace to pitch around 150 innings this year they might need the zillion relievers.

    i'm under the impression that d.ross got a new Fitbit exercise tracker prior to the season and likes to have excuses to walk to the mound for higher step counts.  i'm going with this theory until proved otherwise.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 12 hours ago (view)

    I get that 40 man rosters are complicated, but now we have 10 GD relievers and 3 bench guys, one of whom is an obviously injured Javy.

    I can't wait until they reinstate the 13 pitchers maximum rule.

     

  • crunch 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    baez (again) a late scratch because back ouchies.