Cubs still in on Aroldis Chapman

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick89166 Comments

I’ve assumed for some time now that the Cubs weren’t really all that interested in Aroldis Chapman. I had assumed their real and only interest was Andrew Miller, but according to Ken Davidoff, the Yankees have asked for best and final bids from four teams. Those four teams are the Nationals, Cubs, Indians and, you know it, a mystery team. …

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Cubs 5, Brewers 2 (7.22.16)

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick899 Comments

Baseball predictions are silly up to a point, but I’m going to predict the Cubs are about to go on a run that’s similar to what they did in the first half. The Cardinals have pulled within 6.5 games, which is still a mile away in baseball terms, but I do miss the double digit lead they enjoyed for awhile.┬áThe …

Cubs Hot Stove 7.18.2016

In News And Rumors, Transactions, Uncategorized by JonKneeV28 Comments

With the deadline looming less than two weeks from today, the Cubs rumors are heating up. Theo and Jed Hoyer are almost assuredly going to make some kind of roster moves to improve the team. We’ve discussed in the comments quite extensively Andrew Miller and what we would/wouldn’t like to give up. Here are some updates: Andrew Miller is still …

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Cubs to call up Willson Contreras, DFA Tim Federowicz

In News And Rumors by dmick8925 Comments

According to multiple sources, the Cubs are set to call up their top prospect Willson Contreras tomorrow. Yes, the catching prospect has easily become their top prospect and is probably among the top 10 in baseball at this point. Catchers who can hit and field are rare and that’s what Contreras is. The Cubs will designate Tim Federowicz for assignment …

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Nationals 4, Cubs 1

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick8915 Comments

OSS: Max Scherzer tries to strike everybody out. Three up: Addison Russell tied this game at 1 despite Max Scherzer's outstanding start. It was easily the Cubs top WPA play of the game and the second best on the day. It was a great at-bat for Russell against Scherzer before he hit the home run to break up the perfect game, …

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Cubs 13, Braves 2

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick891 Comment

OSS: Jon Lester was too dominating and the Cubs singled the Braves to death.  Three up: Jon Lester threw 7 dominating innings in this win. He allowed 5 hits, walked nobody and struckout 7. Lester has allowed 1 run or less in 9 of his 13 starts this year. In another, he allowed 2, but one of the runs was …

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Cubs trade Arismendy Alcantara for Chris Coghlan

In News And Rumors by dmick8917 Comments

The Cubs have traded for Chris Coghlan again. They traded Arismendy Alcantara to the A's for Coghlan and according to Patrick Mooney, Tommy La Stella is expected to hit the DL with a hamstring issue.  #Cubs re-acquire Chris Coghlan and send Arismendy Alcantara to #Athletics, with Tommy La Stella (hamstring) expected to go on DL. — Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) June …

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Cubs Minor League Recap

In Minor Leagues, News And Rumors by dmick8928 Comments

Tennessee Smokies 4 @ Mississippi Braves 1 Chesny Young got off to a fantastic start, but has fallen on hard times lately. He was 1-4 against the Braves last night with a strikeout. His season line prior to last night's game had dropped to .297/.390/.363 with a .361 wOBA and 124 wRC+. Those numbers are still good overall, but they've come way …

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Cubs 8, Phillies 1

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick8919 Comments

OSS: Javier Baez goes 4-4 and John Lackey continues to dominate.  Three up: Javier Baez was 4-4 today with a double and the game-winning RBI in the 5th. He was worth just over a quarter of a win in WPA today (0.27). Myself and another commenter were complaining about Baez's approach early in this one. He could still clean the …