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OV Podcast 21: The Dawn of the Victor Caratini Era

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In this episode Jeff and Myles discuss Montero's DFA and the state of the clubhouse. The Kris Bryant injury and revised win predictions. Should the Cubs sell a few pieces? Predicting Jake Arrieta's contract. Being surprised by the Cubs relatively okay home run hitting/preventing capabilities. Guess today's lineup, 2009 edition. There are multiple references to a podcast that Sitrick and …

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 …

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Cubs 7, Pirates 1 (6.18.17)

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OSS: Cubs win a road series for the first time since April Three up: Anthony Rizzo continues to thrive in the leadoff spot, launching yet another home run. He had three hits total and scored three runs. He was knocked in by Willson Contreras in his other non-HR runs, who was the spark that got the Cubs moving today. Lackey …

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, Marlins 1 (6.5.17)

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OSS: Cubs blast two homers with the wind blowing in to extend winning streak to four games and  get back to a tie for first place. Three up: The biggest hit of the game was Kris Bryant's two run homer in the first inning, which plated Zobrist. Zobrist himself just missed hitting one out to lead off the game for …