Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(ESPN)   Cubs slugger, World Series hero, and lovable lug Kyle Schwarber may have to lumber around some other team's outfield in 2021   (espn.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Major League Baseball, World Series hero Kyle Schwarber, Baseball, National League, Chicago Cubs, Manager Joe Maddon, Schwarber hit, regular-season games  
•       •       •

221 clicks; posted to Sports » on 03 Dec 2020 at 6:19 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



11 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2020-12-03 5:12:04 PM  
Good. Just don't go to the Cardinals.
 
2020-12-03 6:24:02 PM  
Welp. They're gonna be a dumpster fire again.
 
2020-12-03 6:56:39 PM  

soupafi: Welp. They're gonna continue to be a dumpster fire again.


FTFY.
 
2020-12-03 7:51:56 PM  
Maybe the Giants will take a look at the reincarnation of Dave Kingman.
 
2020-12-03 7:57:46 PM  
Cubs were  always a lot more comfortable and convincing when playing the role of a star crossed lovable losers than they would ever became when they were cast as perennial contenders
 
2020-12-03 8:13:31 PM  
Might be a good fit in the AL as a DH.
 
2020-12-03 9:00:49 PM  
can't keep everyone unfortunately. thanks Schwarbs and best of luck wherever you land.
 
2020-12-03 9:29:18 PM  
Someone in the AL will pick him up. I'm laying good odds on Cleveland, actually. Or perhaps the White Sox. That would be lol-worthy.
 
2020-12-03 10:10:39 PM  
He contributed hugely but he's not worth keeping.   Good luck!
 
2020-12-04 12:15:59 AM  
The thing is, he's not very good. His defense is meh, which is why they parked him in LF unless they could DH him. He has tons of power, but tons of strikeouts. I know a former Cub just like him - Dave Kingman. Guy averages 174K per 162 games. He's gotten 5.1bWAR in 4 season (plus the short 2020, excluding 2016.) The problem? He chases the high strike EVERY. GODDAMN. TIME. Even Báez learned to lay off that.

For some reason, Theo Epstein though he (and Almora, and Soler, and Russell) were ideal ballplayers. Jed Hoyer obviously disagrees.

The real question is 'Is this the start of the teardown' - the competitive window doesn't last that long. Is this Hoyer cutting fat for one last run, or Hoyer starting the teardown (which means the Cubs will truly suck in 2022-2024, then rebuild off the draft picks they'll earn. See the Cubs in 2011-2014.)

I think it's one more run because he didn't non-tender the guy I fully expected him to non-tender: Kris Bryant.  You know, the guy who's actually what everyone thinks Schwarber is, but has proven to be injury prone. Hoyer thinks he still has enough trade value to risk the tender. So, I expect him to be dealt to a contender in June/July, unless the Cubs are contending and he'shiatting well. In that case, I expect this is his last year.

Indeed, the only current Cub who's not under franchise rights I see any chance of being around in 2022 is Anthony Rizzo. Everyone else is either going to walk in FA, traded, or non-tendered, but Rizzo is enough of a franchise face, and they'll need one come the rebuild.

Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against Schwarber, and him coming back from an ACL/MCL tear to bat in the WS was impressive, but everyone remembers the shining moments (both of them) and I remember the CONSTANT FARKING WHIFFING. When you have more strikeouts per 162 games than Báez, you have to bring something besides your bat, and Scharwber's defense is meh at best, Báez's is one of the best in the game.
 
2020-12-04 3:49:45 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: The thing is, he's not very good. His defense is meh, which is why they parked him in LF unless they could DH him. He has tons of power, but tons of strikeouts. I know a former Cub just like him - Dave Kingman. Guy averages 174K per 162 games. He's gotten 5.1bWAR in 4 season (plus the short 2020, excluding 2016.) The problem? He chases the high strike EVERY. GODDAMN. TIME. Even Báez learned to lay off that.

For some reason, Theo Epstein though he (and Almora, and Soler, and Russell) were ideal ballplayers. Jed Hoyer obviously disagrees.

The real question is 'Is this the start of the teardown' - the competitive window doesn't last that long. Is this Hoyer cutting fat for one last run, or Hoyer starting the teardown (which means the Cubs will truly suck in 2022-2024, then rebuild off the draft picks they'll earn. See the Cubs in 2011-2014.)

I think it's one more run because he didn't non-tender the guy I fully expected him to non-tender: Kris Bryant.  You know, the guy who's actually what everyone thinks Schwarber is, but has proven to be injury prone. Hoyer thinks he still has enough trade value to risk the tender. So, I expect him to be dealt to a contender in June/July, unless the Cubs are contending and he'shiatting well. In that case, I expect this is his last year.

Indeed, the only current Cub who's not under franchise rights I see any chance of being around in 2022 is Anthony Rizzo. Everyone else is either going to walk in FA, traded, or non-tendered, but Rizzo is enough of a franchise face, and they'll need one come the rebuild.

Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against Schwarber, and him coming back from an ACL/MCL tear to bat in the WS was impressive, but everyone remembers the shining moments (both of them) and I remember the CONSTANT FARKING WHIFFING. When you have more strikeouts per 162 games than Báez, you have to bring something besides your bat, and Scharwber's defense is meh at best, Báez's is one of the best in the game.


The whiffs are definitely frustrating but his is average and his career OPS is over .800. He's fairly easily replaced but he's not a bad player by any shot. He's a solid starter. I'm loathe to blame him for 2020 because pretty much everyone in the top half of the lineup was farking terrible. Seriously how were Bryant, Baez, Rizzo, and Schwarber that bad?

Corner OF is gonna be a brutal market for the players this season though, so I don't blame the cubs for non-tendering him. Kicking him out the door without a reduced contract isn't something I'm a fan of. The Ricketts being fake fans and cheap ass owners more concerned with the real estate development around the stadium and pissing off the fans just makes it more aggravating.
 
Displayed 11 of 11 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking





On Twitter



  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.