Cubs 4, Dbacks 2 (4/9/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs knock around Greinke early, and Hendricks cruises Three up: Not much drama at all in this game, which seems typical of Kyle Hendricks starts. He came out strong, retiring the first six batters he faced (including a strikeout of Goldschmidt). He even slapped a single to left in his first PA of the season. The Dbacks WPA never rose …

4/9 Cubs @ DBaxx

In Uncategorized by berselius

How to watch Televizor: CSC Radio: 670 AM and the Cubs Radio Network™ Time: 7:10 PM CT Cubs lineup CF Fowler RF Heyward 2B Zobrist 1B Rizzo 3B Bryant C Montero LF Soler SS Russell P Hendricks DBaxxxxx lineup 2B Segura CF Owings 1B Goldy RF Peralta C Beef Castle LF Tomas 3B Drury P Greinke SS Ahmed Things to watch …

Dbacks 3, Cubs 2 (4/8/16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Can't win 'em all Three up Since WPA doesn't account for TOOTBLANs (more below), Fowler was the Cubs leading WPA getter on the day. He had a single to lead off the game and a walk in the Cubs base-clogging rally in the the third, as well as the double that later led to that bizarre play.  Hammel's line looks …

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (2-0) at Arizona Diamondbacks (1-2)

In Series Previews by berselius

That was certainly a…okay…kickoff to the season. Unlike the Dodgers they allowed a run to their opening series opponent, so we might as well just pack it in now. This team just doesn't have what it takes smh. The DBacks made big splashes on several fronts this offseason in an attempt to break up the narrative stranglehold that the Dodgers-Giants …

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Cubs 6, Anaheim Angels of Disneyland, 1 (4/5)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

Cubs sweep! Three up Matt Szczur shut us right up by homering in his first PA, opening the scoring for the Cubs. He nearly went yard again in the ninth inning as well. He finished with the highest WPA of any Cubs batter Speaking of WPA, Rizzo's bomb of a HR to dead center later in that inning was the …

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Cubs 9, Anaheim Angels of Disneyland 0 (4/4)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

That was an ass-whoopin'.  Three up Jake Arrieta picks up where he left off at the end of the regular season. What blister? Arrieta hung clown shoes on the best player in the league.        Jake Arrieta's curveball is filthy https://t.co/DJftmTjFjs — Baseball Bros (@BaseballBros) April 5, 2016 Montero hammered a two run homer in the fifth inning …

OV Podcast 13: The season is upon us

In Podcasts by berselius

In this super-sized episode, Jeff, Myles, and David discuss: Jeff still has no internet up in his *Spanish word for holler*. Also no gold prospectors. Food that is deliciously horrible for you Spring Training is finally over, thank DeRosa Vegas, baby Jeff whines about Mountain Goats The Cubs music ouevre Division and wild card predictions What players we think have the …

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Projecting the 2016 Cubs: Outfield

In Projections by berselius

As was done in days of yore, dm and I are rolling out projection posts going into the season. We're not doing anything too complicated – just doing some simple averaging of the systems out there with some tweaks of our own if we see them. There will be inherent flaws in this – each system presumably makes different less …

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Projecting the 2016 Cubs: Second Base

In Projections by berselius

As was done in days of yore, dm and I are rolling out projection posts going into the season. We're not doing anything too complicated – just doing some simple averaging of the systems out there with some tweaks of our own if we see them. There will be inherent flaws in this – each system presumably makes different less …