Cole Roederer Interview

Cole Roederer (photo by Clinton Cole)

Cole Roederer (photo by Clinton Cole)

Cubs outfield prospect Cole Roederer took some time Thursday evening to talk to new contributor Clinton Cole about what he’s done over the last few months in quarantine.

Roederer was a second round pick by the Cubs in the 2018 draft out of high school and finished the 2019 season with the South Bend Cubs.

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    Where has everyone gone ???

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    Where has everyone gone ???

  • I think the lack of articles has scattered everyone.

  • In reply to bleachercreature:

    Yep. Lack on content. And then there are no discussions and posts.

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    In reply to bleachercreature:

    Articles every 2 or 3 weeks will do that. I used to check every day now it's down to once a week. I fear the end is near.

    They may not like it but it's clearly, in my mind, the lack of effort on the part of the contributing writer/writers.

    Ask not for whom the bell tolls, the bell tolls for thee.

  • In reply to Theodore Anderson:

    I'm not going to criticise the gifted contributing writers tho. I'm grateful for their efforts.

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    In reply to 44slug:

    I truly hope that I am wrong about the demise of this site. It is the one site dedicated to the Cubs that the comments are for the most part a civil and well thought out.

    I don't wish to criticize the writers here because as you said they are gifted. However, I know there are things going on with the Cubs over the last couple of weeks that I'd like to see their take on things, but there has been nothing. They need to step up and get out of their comfort zone. John deserves it.

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    In reply to Theodore Anderson:

    Sad ! The game we loved is in decline , Sad that some of it is due to MLB , mlb keeps sending me popups that they soon won't honor my server , and if I don't switch to the ones they like I'm out of luck . seems like maybe the day will come when they wish they were more inclusive .

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    Well lets go !! 10 days til game one !!!! Schwarber for DH ! who will play left ? does MGR. Ross have C-19 ? Ron

  • It's just the Times as well. No baseball for months. Plus lots going on with the pandemic and politics now. Few see sports as any kind of priority. Had the powers got this season started sooner things would look more normal by now. It could still be an exciting little season for Den fans. Somebody is going to be the 2020 World Champs.

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    I think most everyone will be back once the games start. Right now I'm more concerned with get the Cubs on Comcast. We need a deal now--only 9 days left.

  • This is honestly the first time I've clicked on Cubs Den in over a week. I agree with everyone on the lack of content and, by extension, the lack of dialogue and community. Long before I became a contributor I looked forward to joining in the discussion here in the comments, and would log in several times per day.

    I think about writing every day, but I simply can't gather the focus or inspiration to do so. I certainly can't and won't speak for any other writer here, but I think anyone can relate to this in one way or another. We all have our own niches and style. For me personally, I try to take a big-picture view and block out all the distracting noise. I like to stay up to minute on all the happenings of all things Cubs, and present my takes of what's actually happening while attempting to occasionally inject a little humor.

    With all that's been happening, I haven't been able to keep up with every breaking nuance of every tweaked rule and every change in every detail of roster construction. In all honesty, I don't care to, and I don't want to write something just to fill space or provide content. Most of all, I just can't bring myself to feign humor in a situation and season that I don't feel is completely legitimate. I live and breathe baseball, but some of the circumstances leading up to this point have broken a bit of my spirit.

    I miss Cubs Den as much as anyone. I miss the daily ups and downs, the discussions back and forth, and most of all the familiarity and friendship. I will say that the staff keep in touch with one another, and there has been absolutely no discussion of ending the site.

    I'll try to get back on the horse, and others are getting a little more of the itch as actual baseball seems to be around the corner.

    Go Cubs!

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    Mike : I feel for yo , been there done that , at 84 years old the changes coming to the game will kill the game for me , I check the Cubs site 3-4 times a day and the Den even more , like you say they are not vary fourth coming . Sounds like NASCAR , Going for a different audience . The younger let's go hurry up no strategy just hit exciting home runs .. Ron

  • In reply to Ronald Dietzler:

    Thanks, Ronald. I do like that NASCAR analogy. I lived in the heart of NASCAR country and was a huge fan in the late 90's, early 2000's. As the sport gained national exposure it began to morph to reach an even broader audience. They would change the rules every year, not just small tweaks but completely overhaul qualifying, racing, and the points standings. It did draw in a bigger audience temporarily but alienated many hardcore fans.

    I've reluctantly accepted some of the changes for this baseball season, realizing this is a unique situation. I know the DH is coming and am OK with experimenting with other changes to see what works and what doesn't, but only for this aberration of a season. When it became clear that negotiations included next season as well, in front of a completely new CBA following 2021, I began to lose faith. I don't know what baseball will look like for the foreseeable future.

    All I can do is watch what is provided, or choose not to. I'm too much of a junkie not to.

  • In reply to Mike Pilbean:

    Yep, me too, guys. I don't even know the players on the Bulls or Bears anymore, but I always liked the Cubs more. Time will sort things. In a perfect world....never mind.

  • In reply to 44slug:

    Are you implying that we're not living in a perfect world?

    That's kind of the problem I'm having. I like to immerse myself completely into baseball and do my best to fully understand everything that's going on. I like to explore every source that is publicly available, and even those that aren't public when possible. Only when I am comfortable with my understanding of the entire situation do I feel confident in offering an opinion. I do my best to take my personal bias out of it and try to give an accurate diagnosis, and I just haven't been able to inform myself enough to do that. (Of course I mean this about what direction the Cubs will take. When it comes to my personal opinions, Javy always makes me giddy and causes me to act like an 8 year-old).

    I try to remain positive and upbeat, but everything I try to write just takes a negative turn. There's no way around it. I can't write about what I think we're going to do with the pitching staff in three weeks, how the payroll tax will affect the holes in the roster next season, or which veterans we might be able to let walk because of incoming talent. Nobody has any clue, least of all me, and I can't pretend like I do.

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    In reply to Ronald Dietzler:

    Ronald, I'm with you. I keep checking to see if anyone has written anything. I did listen to about half of the Cole interview too but didn't comment. I miss this community and everyone's comments.
    I'll bet the WS win was a nice 80th birthday present! I'll be 70 this October and it was a wonderful gift to me in 2016.

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