NLDS: Cardinals @ Cubs Game 4

In Game Threads, Playoffs by dmick89

Here we go. Time to clinch this and get it done. I'll take 6 more home runs today and I think that will be good for a win. Addison Russell injured his hamstring last night on a triple and was removed immediately. It didn't look awful, but you never know with those things. He's not in the lineup and Javier …

NLDS: Cardinals @ Cubs Game 3

In Game Threads, Playoffs by dmick89

The Cubs are back at Wrigley Field in the postseason for the first team since 2008. They've got Jake Arrieta on the mound who has been nearly unhittable for 3 months or so. Their lineup looks pretty good and they're facing a pitcher they hit well in September. Things look good for them to go up 2-1 in this series, …

NLDS: Cubs @ Cardinals Game 2

In Game Threads, Playoffs by dmick89

Last night's game kind of sucked so let's try it again. The Cubs had the advantage in last night's match-up in my opinion, but that's not so tonight.  Lineups Cubs Dexter Fowler, CF Jorge Soler, RF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Starlin Castro, 2B Austin Jackson, LF Miguel Montero, C Kyle Hendricks, P Addison Russell, SS Cardinals Matt Carpenter, 3B …

NLDS: Cubs @ Cardinals Game 1

In Game Threads, Playoffs by dmick89

Berselius wrote a preview earlier today for this series that you all should read. Two former teammates get the start tonight and while John Lackey has enjoyed some success with the Cardinals, I'm still not all that impressed by him. The Cubs send Jon Lester to the mound. Lester's ERA and win/loss record weren't what a lot of people hoped …

Cubs sign Eddy Julio Martinez

In Minor Leagues, News And Rumors by dmick89

The Cubs have signed one of the top international prospects   They reached a deal with Eddy Julio Martinez for $3 million   Scouting report from MLB.com Scouting grades: Hit: 60 | Power: 60 | Run: 70 | Arm: 60 | Field: 60 Think a young Andruw Jones. That's how some scouts have described the 20-year-old center fielder from Cuba. Evaluators …

Who is going to win: Cubs or Pirates?

In Commentary And Analysis, Playoffs by dmick89

The Wild Card between the Cubs and Pirates is at 19:08 Central time. Look into that what you will. Or don't. I can't tell you what to do. The experts here at Obstructed View have picked tonight's winner for you. What do you say? Tell us in the comments. dmick89: Cubs 2-0 The Cubs have lost 8 of 9 starts by Gerrit …

Cubs playoff roster announced

In Major League Baseball, News And Rumors, Playoffs by dmick89

The Cubs announced their playoff roster, but will wait until later to announce today's starting lineup. From cubs.com: PITCHERS (10) Jake Arrieta Trevor Cahill Justin Grimm Kyle Hendricks Jon Lester Clayton Richard Fernando Rodney Hector Rondon Pedro Strop Travis Wood CATCHERS (3) Miguel Montero David Ross Kyle Schwarber INFIELDERS (6) Javier Baez Kris Bryant Starlin Castro Tommy La Stella Anthony …

CBS Sports on Jake Arrieta’s dominance

In News And Rumors by dmick89

Matt Snyder has a really good article up on CBS Sports about Jake Arrieta's emergence as an ace and total domination over the course of the season. I'll just quote the ending, which doesn't give anything away that you didn't already know so go read the article.  Quite simply, Jake Arrieta — who a contender had no use for two …

Miguel Montero predicts Cubs will win World Series

In News And Rumors, Playoffs by dmick89

Apparently Miguel Montero has already predicted the Cubs will win the World Series. Cubs.com published their 5 reasons the Cubs will win the World Series post today and one of the reasons is this: Catcher Miguel Montero already has predicted Starlin Castro will be the MVP of the postseason, and it would be quite a turnaround. Castro was batting .236 when Maddon took him …