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I'm not sure what to think of this really. The camera showed Espada whisper something to Cody right before it happened, so unless Espada called the play on his own, Freddi was involved.

 

 

Fredi was probably shocked when a double steal occurred, and further shocked senseless when it worked to perfection.

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What makes you think it wasn't Fredi that called it? I find it highly improbable that this play would be called without Fredi knowing about it at least. If Fredi gives his coaches and players room to make these moves on their own, then I think that's actually a really good thing if you trust your players. I don't think it's such a great thing for the manager to call EVERY SINGLE play.

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I'm not sure what to think of this really. The camera showed Espada whisper something to Cody right before it happened, so unless Espada called the play on his own, Freddi was involved.

 

 

Fredi was probably shocked when a double steal occurred, and further shocked senseless when it worked to perfection.

What makes you think it wasn't Fredi that called it? I find it highly improbable that this play would be called without Fredi knowing about it at least. If Fredi gives his coaches and players room to make these moves on their own, then I think that's actually a really good thing if you trust your players. I don't think it's such a great thing for the manager to call EVERY SINGLE play.

 

 

Maybe because the players and the coaching staff have absolutely no faith in Fredi?

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I'm not sure what to think of this really. The camera showed Espada whisper something to Cody right before it happened, so unless Espada called the play on his own, Freddi was involved.

 

 

Fredi was probably shocked when a double steal occurred, and further shocked senseless when it worked to perfection.

What makes you think it wasn't Fredi that called it? I find it highly improbable that this play would be called without Fredi knowing about it at least. If Fredi gives his coaches and players room to make these moves on their own, then I think that's actually a really good thing if you trust your players. I don't think it's such a great thing for the manager to call EVERY SINGLE play.

 

 

Maybe because the players and the coaching staff have absolutely no faith in Fredi?

I decided I'm going with this gem:

 

WHAT?!

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I'm not sure what to think of this really. The camera showed Espada whisper something to Cody right before it happened, so unless Espada called the play on his own, Freddi was involved.

 

 

Fredi was probably shocked when a double steal occurred, and further shocked senseless when it worked to perfection.

What makes you think it wasn't Fredi that called it? I find it highly improbable that this play would be called without Fredi knowing about it at least. If Fredi gives his coaches and players room to make these moves on their own, then I think that's actually a really good thing if you trust your players. I don't think it's such a great thing for the manager to call EVERY SINGLE play.

 

 

Maybe because the players and the coaching staff have absolutely no faith in Fredi?

I decided I'm going with this gem:

 

WHAT?!

 

lol I know. Even though I dislike Fredi, I'm just joking around.

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I highly doubt Fredi called it. Those things just happen. The player deserves credit, although I'm sure those are things practiced in Spring Training. Espada probably played a bigger part in it than Fredi, too.

 

I think once Maybin went, it set everything up. Not sure, but I believe Cameron Maybin has the green light, along with a couple of other players on the team.

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I highly doubt Fredi called it. Those things just happen. The player deserves credit, although I'm sure those are things practiced in Spring Training. Espada probably played a bigger part in it than Fredi, too.

 

I think once Maybin went, it set everything up. Not sure, but I believe Cameron Maybin has the green light, along with a couple of other players on the team.

 

I don't know why you "highly doubt" it, that didn't "just happen", it was called by someone. I don't know who it was but it was a planned play. I actually watched it on the Cubs feed and Cody started moving before Maybin even did (I'm going to see if I can get it and show it on here, they did a better job than FSF at dissecting it.)

 

It could have easily been Fredi, or Tosca, or Espada. It might have even been Dave Collins, I have no idea. But there is no reason to think it couldn't have been Fredi.

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I highly doubt Fredi called it. Those things just happen. The player deserves credit, although I'm sure those are things practiced in Spring Training. Espada probably played a bigger part in it than Fredi, too.

 

I think once Maybin went, it set everything up. Not sure, but I believe Cameron Maybin has the green light, along with a couple of other players on the team.

 

 

 

One problem with this theory. If the double steal isn't on, Maybin dosen't go on the throw over. He dosen't lead off as much either. A flaw in the pitcher's move was noticed and they took advantage of it. That was a called DS all the way. It was text book. Speedster on 1st that can steal and worries the pitcher, 2B open, and a man on 3rd that has some good speed. And you can bet it came from the dugout. Give credit where it is due.

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Here's what I was talking about:

 

 

 

 

That obviously was a planned, set up play. Cody moved before Maybin did.

 

 

I don't know who called for it but it was great.

 

 

 

That showed it better than anyone could say. Cody looking at the pitcher, the pitcher basically ignoring him and paying full attention to Maybin, then Cody and Maybin taking off on the pitcher's move. Nice post Rab, and one that will most likely put an end to this theory by the Fredi haters.

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Here's what I was talking about:

 

 

 

 

That obviously was a planned, set up play. Cody moved before Maybin did.

 

 

I don't know who called for it but it was great.

 

 

 

That showed it better than anyone could say. Cody looking at the pitcher, the pitcher basically ignoring him and paying full attention to Maybin, then Cody and Maybin taking off on the pitcher's move. Nice post Rab, and one that will most likely put an end to this theory by the Fredi haters.

 

Just because it was called does not mean it was called by Fredi. I think that is what the article is implying. If Fredi called it, why would he be so reluctant to speak about or refuse to take credit?

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Here's what I was talking about:

 

 

 

 

That obviously was a planned, set up play. Cody moved before Maybin did.

 

 

I don't know who called for it but it was great.

 

 

Because he's mad he didn't think of it himself.

That showed it better than anyone could say. Cody looking at the pitcher, the pitcher basically ignoring him and paying full attention to Maybin, then Cody and Maybin taking off on the pitcher's move. Nice post Rab, and one that will most likely put an end to this theory by the Fredi haters.

 

Just because it was called does not mean it was called by Fredi. I think that is what the article is implying. If Fredi called it, why would he be so reluctant to speak about or refuse to take credit?

 

Because he's mad he's not that one that came up with the idea.

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I too watched the Cubs broadcast feed and I noticed the same thing that Rab did. The way Cody took off, it was obvious that the play was called to some extent.

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