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Cubs 4, Braves 3 (7.17.17)

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OSS: Cubs manage not to ruin a great start by Jon Lester. Three up: Lester was great tonight, which is especially nice to see after the play about pieces of feces that was his last start before the break. Lester gave up just three hits with one walk and six strikeouts in seven innings, and was cruising along well enough …

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Cubs 9, O’s 8 (7.14.17)

In Postgame by berselius177 Comments

OSS: Cubs blow an eight run lead, somehow win anyway Three up: Addison Muscle hit a go-ahead homer in the top of the ninth to put the Cubs over the top in this strange game. Russell led the Cubs in WPA on the day, largely due to that shot. It was one of five on the day by Cubs hitters, …

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OV Podcast 22: Emergency Jose Quintana podcast

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In this episode, Jeff and Myles discuss The newest member of the Chicago Cubs Playoff odds Guessing whether the remaining Cubs 'prospects' are pitchers or hitters Kyle Schwarber better fucking hit now Ben Zobrist's future with the Cubs 2010 Cubs arcana For those of you who wanted a transcript, here is a one sentence summary: we love this deal.   …

Cubs Acquire Jose Quintana for Dylan Cease, Eloy Jimenez (++)

In Uncategorized by myles32 Comments

In a blockbuster opening salvo to the 2017 trading season, the Cubs landed one of the best gettable arms for this cycle. First, let's talk about what we've lost. Eloy Jimenez is a hell of a prospect (No. 5 in BA's midseason ranking). He has light-tower power, though it hasn't translated onto the field at quite the same rate. He's …

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Where We Stand Now

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius61 Comments

I'm bringing back this feature from the olden days…if only because we need a new post. I'm stealing this format mostly from the 2015 version of this post, which credits shawndgoldman for the original regular feature. Record: 43-45, 5.5 games back of the Brewers and tied with the Cardinals for second place in this shitshow of a division. The actual …

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OV Podcast 21: The Dawn of the Victor Caratini Era

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In this episode Jeff and Myles discuss Montero's DFA and the state of the clubhouse. The Kris Bryant injury and revised win predictions. Should the Cubs sell a few pieces? Predicting Jake Arrieta's contract. Being surprised by the Cubs relatively okay home run hitting/preventing capabilities. Guess today's lineup, 2009 edition. There are multiple references to a podcast that Sitrick and …

Cubs DFA Miguel Montero, call up Victor Caratini

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At this point, everyone knows that Montero is out.   Miguel Montero designated for assignment by #Cubs. Caratini to be called up — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) June 28, 2017 We'd be remiss without mentioning the fact that Montero hit a grandslam in Game 6 on the NLCS, and that he hit the go-ahead-by-2 RBI in Game 7 of the World Series …

The Case for Selling

In Uncategorized by myles49 Comments

Let's get one thing out of the way first: the Cubs won the 2016 World Series. I bring that up for 2 reasons. First, that's awesome and I want to bring it up at every opportunity. The other reason is that it buys you a significant amount of runway to do whatever you want for the near future.  I'm not …

What’s up with Kyle Freeland?

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As the 108th most influential Cubs blog, we have a sworn duty to stay in our lane and only give you the highest quality of Cubs analysis. However, I just can't get over Kyle Freeland for some reason. Yes, he's not on the Cubs, and yes, he only played the Cubs once (game score of exactly 50). What's interesting to …