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Cubs-Rockies Wildcard (1 Viewer)

Congrats, Rockies. You earned it. Three cities, three different time zones, in three days--that's getting it done.

I get the vibe this might have been Joe's last game as a Cubs manager. 
While I’ve done my share of Joe bashing, hope that’s his decisions, because for Jed and Theo to make him the scapegoat in this would be criminal. 

 
I saw Oberg pitch in HS here in Massachusetts. Overcame psoriatic arthritis and Tommy John surgery while at UConn. He now has struck out all six batters he has faced in his postseason career.

 
While I’ve done my share of Joe bashing, hope that’s his decisions, because for Jed and Theo to make him the scapegoat in this would be criminal. 
There has been a lot brewing between Joe and Theo/Jed, specifically about the overuse of the bullpen. Theo specifically mentioned Brandon Morrow got injured because he pitched for a third consecutive day (a day he was scheduled to be off), against a god-awful NYM team.

I see similarities between Joe and Theo/Jed and Tom Thibodeau and Paxson/Forman. Joe obviously has much more leverage and pull than Thibs ever did, but the same issues remain. 

 
Just wow. I thought he was hurt or something.
Except they brought in the fast dude who stole a base and scored the tying run on Baez double.  Without doing that the Cubs lose 1-0 so it was the right move. Nevermind I see Shuke chimed in

 
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There has been a lot brewing between Joe and Theo/Jed, specifically about the overuse of the bullpen. Theo specifically mentioned Brandon Morrow got injured because he pitched for a third consecutive day (a day he was scheduled to be off), against a god-awful NYM team.

I see similarities between Joe and Theo/Jed and Tom Thibodeau and Paxson/Forman. Joe obviously has much more leverage and pull than Thibs ever did, but the same issues remain. 
And the issues between them are justified, but the 2018 Cubs failure lies at the feet of Jed/Theo's hot stove leading into the season. They batted .200, with only Cishek being a good signing. You can argue Morrow was too, but regardless of Joe's use of him, he's glass and expecting him to be there when you needed him most was a pipe dream. The other failures are obvious, Darvish, Chatwood, Duensing. 

Outside of the Morrow 3rd game and letting Strop bat in mid-September, I think Joe did a great job this year.

The bullpen, regardless of how you think it was used, ended up with the 2nd best ERA in the league and middle of the road in regards to innings pitched. That doesn't scream over-use to me.

Now the aforementioned failures of the front office combined with down years from Bryant and Contreras, Rizzo being non-existent in April into early May, Russell's continued regression, its shocking to me that this team still won 95 games. 

 

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