Cubs Think No One Is Better Than James Russell

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It’s not that the Cubs think no pitcher in baseball is better than James Russell. They just think that it’s better to have no one as their fifth starter than to have James Russell occupy the position. Bruce Miles has the story. It’s not a particularly huge revelation by Mike Quade, since he’s only committing to this four-man rotation until …

Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers

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GamedayB-Ref Preview Cubs wOBA wRC Def Dodgers wOBA wRC Def Kosuke Fukudome .343 .58 -.06 Jamey Carroll .346 .59 -.02 Darwin Barney .297 .39 .03 Jerry Sands .326 .50 .00 Starlin Castro .330 .50 -.03 Andre Ethier .374 .66 -.01 Aramis Ramirez .347 .54 -.03 Matt Kemp .356 .58 -.02 Marlon Byrd .334 .48 -.01 Juan Uribe .322 .44 .01 …

PNC Park usher allowed to die

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Police said today that a 17-year-old boy came across a PNC Park usher who was having a heart attack in his car, pulled the man out and onto the ground, went through his pockets and stole his wallet, then drove away in the vehicle, leaving the usher to die in the street. – Post Gazette I don’t have anything to …

You Know How I Know You’re Stupid?

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Damn you, Bob Brenly, you mustachioed moron, for opening your festering suck and dragging me out of Cubsblogtirement. For some reason beknownst only to her and the family of finches living in her up-do, Carrie Muskat got up yesterday morning to the news of the death of Osama Bin Laden and decided to get the opinions of no less august …

Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers

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GamedayBRef Preview Cubs wOBA wRC RS Dodgers wOBA wRC RS Starlin Castro .330 .52 -.03 Jamey Carroll .346 .59 -.02 Darwin Barney .297 .39 .03 Jerry Sands .326 .50 .00 Marlon Byrd .334 .51 -.01 Andre Ethier .374 .65 -.01 Aramis Ramirez .347 .54 -.03 Matt Kemp .356 .57 -.02 Geovany Soto .353 .55 -.01 Juan Uribe .322 .44 .01 …

Brett Jackson on Talkin’ Baseball

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This past Saturday Cubs prospect Brett Jackson spoke with Bruce Levine and Fred Huebner on their weekly radio show Talkin' Baseball. You can <a target="_blank" href="   ">download the episode as a podcast or listen online. He's a pretty good interview, so it's worth a listen, but I wanted to post a small portion of what he had to say about …

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Starlin Castro, Get Your Act Together

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Starlin Castro is the best player the Cubs have, but he does some idiotic things on the baseball field that are going to destroy the Chicago Cubs if he doesn’t learn to stop. I don’t care about his fielding. He could make an error a day every day for the rest of the season and I wouldn’t really mind. If …

Cubs have been consistently bad through April

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Through the first month of the season the Cubs rank 9th in the NL in runs per game. They’ve scored 4.08 runs per game and the NL average is 4.25. The Cubs pitching has allowed 5.27 runs per game, which is 3rd worst in the NL. Only Arizona (5.35) and Houston (5.59) have been worse. The Cubs have the second …

James Russell to start Monday unless someone else does

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“That’s what I don’t know,” Quade said. “If we go in-house, then Russ is going to pitch. But if something else has taken place within the last 24 hours, [Hendry] can bring that to me and we can make a decision. Obviously, anybody who pitched [Friday] night wouldn’t be available. But there could be something else.” — cubs.com The depth …