Crosstown Cup Open Thread

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(note: I have one usable arm at the moment so this is short and sweet) We have pitchers going against their pitchers. Ours are better We have hitters, as do the White Sox. Ours are pretty good and theirs suck I want to see how Yoan Moncada does and thats about it for them We have won a lot lately …

Cubs Acquire Jose Quintana for Dylan Cease, Eloy Jimenez (++)

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In a blockbuster opening salvo to the 2017 trading season, the Cubs landed one of the best gettable arms for this cycle. First, let's talk about what we've lost. Eloy Jimenez is a hell of a prospect (No. 5 in BA's midseason ranking). He has light-tower power, though it hasn't translated onto the field at quite the same rate. He's …

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 10, Marlins 2 (6.6.17)

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OSS: The Cubs offense is waking from its deep slumber. Three Four up: The big play of the game was a three run bomb by Anthony Rizzo in the fifth inning that put the Cubs up 3-1. They never looked back the rest of the way. Rizzo also knocked in a run and scored as a part of the Cubs …

Cubs 3, Cardinals 2 (6.2.17)

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OSS: What strange new world is this? Three up: The key play of the game was Anthony Rizzo taking third base on a groundout in the eighth inning to set up the go ahead run on a sac fly from Heyward. His double preceding that helped too I guess. Heyward also drove in the Cubs second run with a double …

Cubs 5, Giants 4 (5.24.17)

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OSS: Rizzo hits two homers into the wind and the Cubs hang on to win Three up: Rizzo was the easy WPA leader in this game, hitting two game-tying solo shots in the first and fourth innings and added a single and IBB in his other two PAs. It's nice to see him finally heating up, and his season line …

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 …