2019 Spring Training Facepalm

In Uncategorized by myles127 Comments

Three Up Tyler Chatwood is having the best spring of any pitcher in the Cubs system. He had one walk in this first appearance, and hasn’t allowed a free pass since. In 3 appearances, Tyler has logged 8 innings with 8 hits and 5 strikeouts. I’m completely out on Chatwood in a rotation for the Cubs unless it’s an emergency, …

Non-Roster Invites: Dakota Mekkes

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I’ve written here before about Dillon Maples, a “stuff” D.M. with 6 letters in each name. That experiment had mixed results in 2018, and we very well may see a repeat of that in 2019. Maples still has a ton of skills, even if finding the strike zone on a consistent basis isn’t one of them. While the supply of …

Non-Roster Invites: Zack Short

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You’d be excused if you missed the biggest free-agent signing of the off-season in Daniel Descalso. Descalso signed a 2 year, $5 million deal, and hit .238/.353/.436 last year. Descalso brings walks to the table (15.1 BB% last year), but let strikeouts get away from himself a little bit (26.0 K% last year). He can play 2B and 3B, but …

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Cody Parkey and Failure

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With less than a minute to go in a playoff game, Cody Parkey trotted out to attempt a game-winning field goal for the Chicago Bears. He made the first kick, which did not count because he was iced. The second was tipped, and then it hit the upright. The result of that kick is that the Bears lost the game. …

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Cubs Winter Meetings Extravaganza

In Commentary And Analysis by myles227 Comments

The Winter Meetings have come and gone and the Cubs look totally different now. A brief recap of all of the transactions: Signings none Trades none Rule 5 Draft, Major League Phase no selection no players selected from Cubs Rule 5 Draft, AAA Phase 8. Blue Jays select David Garner, RHP (Cubs) 19. Indians select Yapson Gomez, LHP (Cubs) 20. …

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Will Brohm stay or go?

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There’s been a huge question on the minds of every Cubs fan since the season ended, and I’m finally going to answer it once and for all: Is Jeff Brohm going home to coach Louisville? There are compelling reasons for him to stay and go. I’m here to break it down for us all. Location Purdue University is located in …

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Yearly Facepalm – 10/16/18

In Facepalm by myles469 Comments

Chili Davis is gone. It appears that like offensive coordinators for the Bears or Defense Against the Dark Arts professors, nobody can last more than a year in this position. The Cubs fired John Mallee because Chili Davis was an “all-star coordinator,” and then fired him because he led the Cubs from the all-star talent level to the dumpster in …

Rockies 2, Cubs 1

In Postgame by berselius202 Comments

OSS: Not with a bang but a whimper. Three up: The Cubs pitching staff came to play today. Jon Lester got the start and stepped up by allowing just one run in six innings, striking out nine. Joe pinch hit for him in the bottom of the sixth, which was easily the right move, but the Cubs blew their chance …