4/9/2016: Cubs @ Diamondbacks

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How To Watch TV: CSN Radio: 670 the Score 7:10 PM CT Cubs Lineup Fowler CF Heyward RF Zobrist 2B (I don't get it either) Rizzo 1B Bryant 3B Montero C Soler LF Russell SS Hendricks P Diamondbacks Lineup Segura 2B Owings CF Goldschmidt 1B Peralta RF Castillo C Tomas LF Drury 3B Greinke P (poser batting pitcher 8th) Ahmed …

Cubs 14, Diamondbacks 6, Schwarber 0 (4/7/16)

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OSS Get well soon, Kyle. Three Up 1. Anthony Rizzo matched Arizona in runs batted in with 6. He must have put the game thread on his locker for bulletin board material. Rizzo, if you're reading this, I'm sorry!!! 2. It's only a matter of time before you all get on my level re: Addison Russell hype. We are in …

4/7/2016: Cubs @ Diamondbacks

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How To Watch TV: CSN+ Radio: 670 the Score Time: 8:40 PM CST Cubs Starting Lineup Dexter Fowler CF Jason Heyward RF Ben Zobrist 2B Anthony Rizzo 1B Kris Bryant 3B Kyle Schwarber LF Miguel Montero C Addison Russell SS John "Beer and Chicken" Lackey P Diamondbacks Starting Lineup Jean Segura 2B Nick Ahmed SS Paul Goldschmidt 1B David Peralta …

4/5/16: Cubs @ Angels

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How to Watch TV: CSN+ Radio: 670 the Score Time: 9:05 PM CST Cubs Starting Lineup Fowler CF Heyward RF Bryant 3B Rizzo 1B Zobrist 2B Soler RF Russell SS Szczur CF (probably because Villanova won the national championship last night) Ross C (probably because Jon Lester can only pitch when he's looking into Ross' loving eyes) SP: Jon Lester …

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4/4/2016: Cubs @ Angels

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Words of Wisdom "I don't want any messages saying 'I'm holding my position.' We're not holding a goddamned thing. We're advancing constantly and we're not interested in holding anything except the enemy's balls. We're going to hold him by his balls and we're going to kick him in the ass; twist his balls and kick the living shit out of …

Addison Russell: A Love Story

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When the Cubs traded Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel for Addison Russell (plus some other goodies!), I started getting pretty excited for the 2017 Cubs. They had just drafted Kris Bryant, Albert Almora seemed like a surefire average CF, and the farm system as a whole looked ready to provide a steady stream of value.  It's a year early, and …

The 4 Man Outfield

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Now that the Cubs have 4 start-worthy outfielders (and Theo has said that they aren't making any additional moves), it's time to find playing time for all of them. This will be a short attempt at finding an amenable situation for all 4.  We have 486 OF games to split between them plus the number of games that Schwarber starts …

Cubs trade Chris Coghlan for Aaron Brooks, RE-SIGN DEXTER FOWLER

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The Cubs' 4th OF battle has just become wide open. The Cubs dealth Chris Coghlan to the Oakland Athletics for AAA/MLB SP/RP Aaron Brooks. ….. By god, it's Dexter Fowler's music!!! Those first two sentences were as far as I got before I read the news that the Cubs re-signed Dexter Fowler. One year with a mutual option. This is like …

Catchers and Pitchers Report Isn’t a Holiday

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Today is the day that catchers and pitchers report. You'll no doubt see plenty of tweets and posts on the internet about how that heralds the beginning of the season. That's cool, except it doesn't. First, let's consider what P+C really means. That means that slightly over half of the players on the team are obligated to check in with …

The midpoint of NL Central teams

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Now that Spring Training is a small blip on the horizon, I figure we might as well start blogging again. Hopefully the 4 daily readers we have are still with us! When people compare teams, they generally look at their stars. That's entirely reasonable; each team's best player necessarily provides the greatest benefit, so it's incredibly important that you have …