Will a salary cap come to baseball because of these new billion dollar tv contracts?

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Over the last couple years the Angels, Rangers, Astros and Padres have each signed billion dollar contracts with a network. The Dodgers appear to be on the verge of signing the most lucrative contract of them all. It’s rumored to be worth between $6-7 BILLION over 25 years. For the mathematically challenged, that’s about $240-280 million per year. We’ve already …

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The Highs And Lows of Kerry Wood's Career

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Chris Jaffe does an excellent job highlighting the best and worst of Kerry Wood's career on The Hardball Times. It's a long list and a fun read. I'll quote one here. May 11, 1998: Following up his 20-K game, Wood fans 13 batters, giving him a record-tying 33 strikeouts in two consecutive appearances. I was at this game in Arizona. …

Kate Upton Dancing and a Cubs Bunting Tournament Update

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I know everyone (particularly MO) is deeply concerned about how the bunting tournament is progressing, so here are the results as of a few minutes ago.  I'd link to where I got the results, but I had to piece it together from various tweets and stories from Carrie Muskat, Bruce Miles, whoever is running the Cubs coverage at ESPN Chicago …

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Obstructed View is a blog created solely for entertainment and informational purposes. It is not affiliated with the Chicago Cubs or Major League Baseball in any way. The opinions on Obstructed View are not endorsed by the Chicago Cubs or Major League Baseball and do not represent their views. Every attempt has been made to ensure that the information contained …

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Not Everyone is Happy About Theo Coming to the Cubs

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I am used to seeing some pretty awful stuff written in the Sun-Times.  After years of employing Jay Marriotti, you pretty much just expected ooze to seep from the newspaper, but you get used to the usual players.  Telander lives off his reputation and phones in the occasional column consisting of one word paragraphs, shallow analysis and stale jokes.  Ginnetti …

Pitcher Usage

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The table below shows the number of pitches thrown in each outing.  SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT Ryan Dempster 103 Carlos Zambrano 85   Matt Garza 102 114 Randy Wells* Casey Coleman 90 Andrew Cashner* Carlos Marmol 24  17 Sean Marshall 24  25 Kerry Wood 16   James Russell 74   John Grabow 23 11 21 Jeff Samardzija …

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About Us

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Obstructed View was launched on March 27, 2011 by four bloggers who had been writing about the Cubs on their own sites for a long time.  Other than being white males about the same age who all grew up in the Midwest, these four have little in common. Aisle 424 likes mustard and relish on his hot dogs while drinking …