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

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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 …

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (32-33) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (30-36)

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The red-hot Cubs come rambling into Pittsburgh for a 3-game skirmish this weekend (note: Cubs not actually red-hot). The Pirates are a really, really interesting team considering that they don't have an offensive standout this year, but they don't have any offensive black holes. From top to bottom, the OPS+ of the 8 position players is 122, 114, 106, 103, …

Cubs 9, Brewers 7 (4/18/2017 Recap)

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OSS: The bats are alive! Three Four Up 1. Miguel Montero had a very nice day, with a basket homer and two other singles. Nice to see him heat up after a relatively cold start to the season. I'm not opposed to him getting 55 starts or so this year, just to help preserve Contreras. 2. Jason Heyward is still routinely …

How The Cubs Went 124-33 Last Year (sort of)

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If you want to be technically correct (the best kind of correct), the Cubs went 103-58-1 last year in the regular season. That said, I was curious what their record was in each 7 game tranche (as that's the number of games in the World Series. The Cubs won the World Series in 7 games last year.), and since it's …

Dodgers (4-3) @ Cubs (4-2) Game Thread (4/10/17)

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Time: 7:05 PM CT TV: ESPN Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (4-2)   Kyle Schwarber, LF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, RF Addison Russell, SS Willson Contreras, C Jason Heyward, CF Javy Baez, 2B Jon Lester, P Lester ZiPS 189.7 IP 8.92 K/9 2.14 BB/9 3.08 ERA 3.34 FIP (DODGERS LOGO.png) (4-3)     Logan Forsythe, 2B Corey Seager, SS Justin Turner, 3B …

The 25: Kris Bryant

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Programming Note: As you may have noticed, posts have become slightly more scarce over the offseason (in which we celebrated the Cubs winning the World Series after a 3-1 deficit). I think that happened for two reasons. The first is that the Cubs won the World Series, so it's sort of like the ending of a book. They reached the …