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Cubs to sign Brandon Morrow ***Updated***

In News And Rumors by dmick89135 Comments

According to Jon Heyman, the Cubs will sign Brandon Morrow for $10-11 million per year, but the length of the contract is not yet known. He's coming off the best year of his career, but it was less than 50 innings and what he's done prior to 2017 leaves a lot to be desired. Depending on how long the deal …

What is Giancarlo Stanton’s trade value?

In Uncategorized by myles46 Comments

Some interesting news came out today – namely, the fact that Stanton would only accept a trade to the Dodgers, Cubs, Astros, and Yankees. With that in mind, the Cubs would be pretty foolish not to consider kicking the tires on a trade for Stanton. That said, the "value" in his contract is pretty non-existent. Let's take a look. Stanton …

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The Scrap Heap

In Facepalm by berselius147 Comments

I thought about making this a daily facepalm post, but the 'daily' in it stretches the incredulity even beyond our level of discreditedness. So I have revived its predecessor instead. Cubs Hires I had been waiting for the Cubs to hire Jim Hickey as the new pitching coach to write a new post, but they took something like four weeks …

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Cubs hire Chili Davis as hitting coach

In News And Rumors by dmick89398 Comments

The Cubs let John Mallee go and hired Chili Davis to take over. Theo said that Joe Maddon could have any coach back that he wanted and it turns out that there were a lot that he did not want back. The Angels hired assistant hitting coach Eric Hinske away from the team a few days ago and they let …

Cubs fire pitching coach Chris Bosio

In News And Rumors by dmick8997 Comments

After the Cubs pitchers struggled to throw strikes in the postseason, the Cubs have fired Chris Bosio. Joe Maddon thought the entire coaching staff would stay intact, which wasn't hard to believe since they've won an average of 97 games over the last three seasons.  Earlier this week, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he'd thought the coaching staff would stay …

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NLCS Game 5: Dodgers 11, Cubs 1

In Playoffs, Postgame by berselius77 Comments

OSS: Well, it wasn't a sweep. Two up: At least this one was over quickly. Um…the pitching staff only issued two walks? Time to deal with my DVR/streaming backlog! Hannibal and Halt and Catch Fire, I'm looking at you. Three down: Quintana just didn't have it tonight, and the Dodgers made him pay. I look forward to his next few …

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NLCS Game 5: Dodgers @ Cubs

In Game Threads by dmick8977 Comments

Time: 8:00 PM CT TV: TBS Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (104-58, 3-1) Chris Taylor, SS Justin Turner, 3B Cody Bellinger, 1B Yasiel Puig, RF Logan Forsythe, 2B Enrique Hernandez, LF Austin Barnes, C Charlie Culberson, SS Clayton Kershaw, P (92-70, 1-3) Albert Almora, CF Kyle Schwarber, LF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Willson Contreras, C Addison Russell, SS Javier Baez, 2B …

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NLCS Game 4: Cubs 3, Dodgers 2

In Playoffs, Postgame by berselius38 Comments

OSS: Three up: Javy Baez homered twice, and Willson Contreras hit the longest HR of the entire season across all MLB (assuming I heard the announcers right) to account for all of the Cubs runs, which was just enough to hold on. The Cubs even managed to put some balls in play! We were hoping for Vintage Jake, but we …

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NLCS Game 4: Dodgers at Cubs

In Game Threads by berselius121 Comments

Time: 8:00 PM CT TV: TBS Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (104-58, 3-0)   Chris Taylor, SS Cody Bellinger, 1B Justin Turner, 3B Yasiel Puig, RF Andre Ethier, LF Curtis Granderson, CF Yasmani Grandal, C Chase Utley, 2B Alex Wood, P (92-70, 0-3)   Albert Almora, CF Kyle Schwarber, LF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Willson Contreras, C Addison Russell, SS Javy Baez, …

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NLCS Game Three: Dodgers 6, Cubs 1

In Playoffs, Postgame by berselius33 Comments

OSS: Cubs lose in all aspects of the game. Three up: Kyle Schwarber got the scoring started with an opposite field solo HR against Darvish in the first inning. Unfortunately, that is also when the scoring stopped. Kris Bryant had two hits and didn't strike out for what seems like the first time in the last month. We didn't have …