Cubs rWAR and fWAR

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Most of you are at least somewhat familiar with WAR and how it works. I’d bet most of you are familiar that Fangraphs publishes their own WAR (fWAR) and Baseball Reference publishes their own. BRef’s WAR is based on Rally Monkey’s formula and it’s been referred to as rWAR for a few years now. There are some key differences between …

AT&T Ballpark vs. Wrigley Field

In News And Rumors by aisle424181 Comments

I had the opportunity to take in a ballgame at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Friday so I thought I would put it up against Wrigley to see how it compares.  Of course, I have one game experience at AT&T and hundreds at Wrigley, so this is not intended to be the final word in comparisons.  I’d welcome any …

Mental Day Off Game Thread

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Lineups Reds CF Drew Stubbs SS Edgar Renteria 1B Joey Votto 2B Brandon Phillips RF Jay Bruce LF Chris Heisey C Ryan Hanigan 3B Chris Valaika P Bronson Arroyo Cubs RF Kosuke Fukudome SS Darwin Barney CF Marlon Byrd 3B Aramis Rodrigo 1B Carlos Pena C Geovany Soto 2B Blake DeWitt LF Tyler Colvin P Casey Coleman   Game is …

Houston Astros @ Chicago Cubs

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Kerry Wood, 20 strikeouts Astros wOBA wRC Cubs wOBA wRC Craig Biggio .406 .82 Brant Brown .361 .64 Derek Bell .387 .72 Mickey Morandini .349 .58 Jeff Bagwell .422 .83 Sammy Sosa .425 .84 Jack Howell .372 .63 Mark race .377 .65 Moises Alou .419 .77 Henry Rodriguez .361 .58 Dave Clard .252 .20 Jeff Blauser .299 .35 Ricky Gutierrez …

When could Wells and Cashner return?

In News And Rumors by dmick8947 Comments

LOS ANGELES — Cubs pitchers Andrew Cashner and Randy Wells headed to Arizona on Wednesday to continue their rehab there and both could be facing batters next week. — Carrie Muskat So let’s say they begin facing batters on Monday, May 9th. They get their 4 days off and go back out to face some hitters again on May 14th. …

1940s Chicago Cubs @ 1940s Los Angeles Dodgers

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GamedayB-Ref Preview Cubs wOBA wRC Def Dodgers wOBA wRC Def Starlin Castro .330 .53 -.03 Aaron Miles .272 .30 -.05 Darwin Barney .297 .39 .03 Jay Gibbons .304 .41 -.12 Marlon Byrd .334 .51 -.01 Andre Ethier .374 .66 -.01 Aramis Ramirez .347 .54 -.03 Matt Kemp .356 .57 -.02 Jeff Baker .324 .45 -.01 Juan Uribe .322 .44 .01 …

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 …