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White Sox 1, Cubs 3

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick89

OSS: The Cubs find a way to beat the White Sox ace and even out the four game series. Three up: John Lackey was really good tonight in his 6 innings. He gave up an RBI double to Melky Cabrera in the 1st and that was it. He gave up 4 hits and that 1 run while walking a batter and striking …

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White Sox 1, Cubs 8

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick89

OSS: The Cubs go deep 3 times and played screw the closer in the 8th. Three Four up: Javier Baez was only 1-4, but his 2-out home run in the 7th with 1 man on was the play of the night. Javy hit it way out and broke the 1-1 tie in Cubs favor. He’s got a 113 wRC+ on the …

Cubs still in on Aroldis Chapman

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick89

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 dmick89

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. The …

Cubs Hot Stove 7.18.2016

In News And Rumors, Transactions, Uncategorized by JonKneeV

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 dmick89

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 dmick89

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 dmick89

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 …