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Cubs 10, Marlins 6 (10 innings)

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OSS: A win's a win. Three up: Kyle Schwarber hit a 2 billion foot (est.) home run in the second inning. The early returns on the slimmed-down War Bear's defense are meh, but his power certainly doesn't seem to be affected. Ben Zobrist has been crushing the ball in his first two starts, which is great to see after his …

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Cubs Gameday: Cubs @ Marlins (3/30/3018)

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Time: 6:10 PM CST TV: WGN Radio: 670 the Score Cubs Almora Jr CF Bryant 3B Rizzo 1B Contreras C Schwarber LF Russell SS Zobrist RF Baez 2B Hendricks SP Marlins Brinson CF Dietrich LF Castro 2B Bour 1B Anderson 3B Cooper RF Rojas SS Wallach C Caleb Smith SP Did I mention that Marlins are going to suck this …

Spring Training Game 6: Athletics @ Cubs

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Sorry I'm late. No dinner for me. Almora Jr. CF Baez 2B Rizzo 1B Russell SS J-Hey RF Gimenez C Navarro DH "Gorgeous" Peter Bourjos CF Bote 3B Starting Pitcher: Kyle Hendricks Semien SS Joyce RF Lowrie 2B Davis LF Olson 1B Piscotty DH No, not that Fowler CF Pinder 3B Maxwell C Starting Pitcher: Paul Blackburn (who I've always liked …

Cubs Spring Training Game #1: Brewers vs. Cubs

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Baseball is back. Kinda. Listen here and watch here. Cubs Lineup: Happ CF Schwarber LF La Stella 3B Caratini C Navarro 1B (lol) Bote 2b (lol) Hannemann RF (lol) Zagunis DH Freeman SS (lol) SP: Michael Roth (lol) Brewers Lineup: Broxton CF Yelich LF Santana RF Aguilar 1B Perez 3B Pina DH Sogard 2B Arcia SS Rebel Scum Jett Bandy C …

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Cubs Sign Yu Darvish

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darvish deal is $126M for 6 years, source says. #cubs — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 10, 2018 So, it's finally happened. After approximately 40 months, Yu Darvish has finally made it official with the Cubs, signing a 6-year, $126 million deal. There are incentives that could increase the total take to $150 million, but the first indication is that those …

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Cubs Sign Brian Duensing

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Sources: cubs have deal to bring back Brian Duensing. $7M for 2 years. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 17, 2018 Brian Duensing really acquitted himself well in the second half of last season after starting out in somewhat atrocious fashion. There was a significant amount of time when I thought the Cubs would be better served by simply releasing him, …

What is Giancarlo Stanton’s trade value?

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Some interesting news came out today – namely, the fact that Stanton would only accept a trade to the Dodgers, Cubs, Astros, and Yankees. With that in mind, the Cubs would be pretty foolish not to consider kicking the tires on a trade for Stanton. That said, the "value" in his contract is pretty non-existent. Let's take a look. Stanton …

Quick Hit: Walks vs Strikeouts

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I thought it might be interesting to track the difference in walk rates and strikeout rates for the Cubs that had meaningful AB for the team both this year and last (Schwarber excepted – I used his 2015 numbers). The upper left quadrant is good (increased walks, decreased strikeouts), and the bottom right quadrant is the worst (decreased walks, increased …

NLDS Preview: Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals

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Playoff baseball never really gets old. Confession time: I've seen maybe 30 games this year. Maybe less. Part of that is having a 1-year old (and a 4-year old), but most of it is the fact that Cubs already did the damn thing. Furthermore, we pretty much all knew in the back of our minds that we were going to be …