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So happy being a Cubs fan right now. Chicago is my second home as my wife is from there. We go back every 2 years and it is probably the greatest sporting city in the US. Go Cubs Go!!
Agreed , the best city in the US during the summer months no doubt in my opinion.
Not sure i could survive a winter there..... but i'd love to see a Blackhawks game
 

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Is going to Chicago next year on the horizon? It would be awesome to be in Wrigley Field for the ring ceremonial next April.
Yes RPCB me and the Family are going but in August. Will catch a Cubs game while I'm there. My sister in law lives 2 Blocks from where Zorbist lives. She reckons he was in the neighbourhood signing autographs. Pretty cool.
 

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My "W" flag has been solemnly folded and placed ready to be packed away for my journey back to Melbourne on Sunday. If you're driving through Keilor East next week and see a "W" flag flying outside a house, stop by(except if you're a Mets or White Sox fan).


 
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Found this gem on YouTube. The very start shows the Cubs losing to the Dodgers in the NLDS on Oct 4, 2008. I remember exactly where I was at the time : celebrating my Cubs loving nephew's 28th birthday at a pizza joint. We went to about 70 games together when I lived in the states. In fact in 2008 I think I went to a total of 36 games. Disappointing end to the season. Little did I know that eight years later... :D

 

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Kimbrel certainly adds a bit to the bullpen. Still think it's crazy that he preferred to sit out the start of the season though
I don’t think he preferred it. Kimbrel and Keuchel asked for way too much money and years in the offseason that teams weren’t willing to pay and then when the season started, every team probably changed tact on them both and didn’t want to sign either during the season and pay the draft pick compensation to their former teams.

Never too late to start the year. I love the Craig Kimbrel signing after the draft because I love what we did in the draft.
 

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Hopefully he finds his best stuff and Morrow can get himself healthy.
Strop Morrow and Kimbrel are essential to our post season chances.

Kimbrels demands of 4yrs 120mill were totally excessive and 3 yrs 43mill without losing a compensation pick is far more realistic and acceptable for the Cubs
 
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I don’t think he preferred it. Kimbrel and Keuchel asked for way too much money and years in the offseason that teams weren’t willing to pay and then when the season started, every team probably changed tact on them both and didn’t want to sign either during the season and pay the draft pick compensation to their former teams.

Never too late to start the year. I love the Craig Kimbrel signing after the draft because I love what we did in the draft.
I understand teams delaying signing him to avoid having to compensate Boston. Nevertheless from his point of view, he chose to knock back an offer and instead chase more money knowing it could mean not playing any ball for a fair chunk of the season. That part is a little bit strange to me.

Getting Morrow right is important now as well. Suddenly the bullpen seems a lot more potent if at it's best includes Morrow leading into Kimbrel.
 

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I understand teams delaying signing him to avoid having to compensate Boston. Nevertheless from his point of view, he chose to knock back an offer and instead chase more money knowing it could mean not playing any ball for a fair chunk of the season. That part is a little bit strange to me.

Getting Morrow right is important now as well. Suddenly the bullpen seems a lot more potent if at it's best includes Morrow leading into Kimbrel.
Yeah, it is weird tbf. For all any of us knows he could have received offers from teams on his “no trade” list from his Red Sox contract. But I’ll take Kimbrel at a heavily discounted price.

And yeah, if we can get Morrow back somehow, that would be amazing. Kintzler, a strike throwing Edwards, Cishek, Strop, Kimbrel is fantastic. Add Morrow and/or a trade like Doolittle or Smith and wow.
 
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