Spring Training Game 6: Athletics @ Cubs

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Sorry I'm late. No dinner for me. Almora Jr. CF Baez 2B Rizzo 1B Russell SS J-Hey RF Gimenez C Navarro DH "Gorgeous" Peter Bourjos CF Bote 3B Starting Pitcher: Kyle Hendricks Semien SS Joyce RF Lowrie 2B Davis LF Olson 1B Piscotty DH No, not that Fowler CF Pinder 3B Maxwell C Starting Pitcher: Paul Blackburn (who I've always liked …

Second Look: New Cubs Pitchers

In Commentary And Analysis by GW4 Comments

It’s no secret that the Cubs have struggled to draft and develop pitching, so it’s nice that they have been willing to spend freely to fill in the gaps. Sahadev wrote about the team’s struggles in December (subscription required, h/t Fangraphs), with a pretty remarkable chart. The problem with this chart is pretty simple: contenders are not particularly interested in …

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Spring Training Game 2: Rangers vs. Cubs

In Game Threads by myles17 Comments

After yesterday's exciting 2-1 defeat to the Brewers, the Cubs dust themselves off, assemble (mostly) a big-league caliber lineup, and host the Texas Rangers. Listen on 670 the Score and watch nowhere (it isn't on mlb.tv). Lineups Almora Jr. CF Chris Brian 3B Rizzo 1B Contreras C Heyward RF Russell SS Baez 2B Gimenez DH (have to have a bat like …

Cubs Spring Training Game #1: Brewers vs. Cubs

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Baseball is back. Kinda. Listen here and watch here. Cubs Lineup: Happ CF Schwarber LF La Stella 3B Caratini C Navarro 1B (lol) Bote 2b (lol) Hannemann RF (lol) Zagunis DH Freeman SS (lol) SP: Michael Roth (lol) Brewers Lineup: Broxton CF Yelich LF Santana RF Aguilar 1B Perez 3B Pina DH Sogard 2B Arcia SS Rebel Scum Jett Bandy C …

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Cubs Sign Yu Darvish

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darvish deal is $126M for 6 years, source says. #cubs — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 10, 2018 So, it's finally happened. After approximately 40 months, Yu Darvish has finally made it official with the Cubs, signing a 6-year, $126 million deal. There are incentives that could increase the total take to $150 million, but the first indication is that those …

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Cubs Sign Brian Duensing

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Sources: cubs have deal to bring back Brian Duensing. $7M for 2 years. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 17, 2018 Brian Duensing really acquitted himself well in the second half of last season after starting out in somewhat atrocious fashion. There was a significant amount of time when I thought the Cubs would be better served by simply releasing him, …