Should Brett Jackson be starting for the Cubs?

In News And Rumors by dmick8961 Comments

Brett Jackson was the Cubs first round pick in 2009 and the 31st pick overall. It was the first time that I could remember that the Cubs selected someone who knew how to get on base. Jackson took a lot of walks on college and there was never any doubt as to his ability to reach base. He also had …

Evaluating the Braun Deal (UPDATED)

In Major League Baseball by berselius69 Comments

Today, Ryan Braun signed a 5 year extension to his current deal with the Brewers, which already ran to 2015. It covers the 2016-2020 seasons and there is a mutual option that could be worth up to $20 million for 2021, with a $4m buyout. My gut reaction is that it’s not a great deal for the Brewers, given his …

San Diego Padres @ Chicago Cubs Times Two

In Game Threads by Obstructed View Staff317 Comments

This is for both games of the doubleheader if possible. Gameday (game 1) Padres wOBA wRC RS Cubs wOBA wRC RS Will Venable .323 .49 .01 Starlin Castro .342 .56 -.03 Jason Bartlett .319 .46 .03 Darwin Barney .293 .37 .03 Orlando Hudson .318 .45 .00 Marlon Byrd .338 .52 -.01 Chase Headley .337 .50 .04 Aramis Ramirez .350 .55 …

Bunting

In Major League Baseball by dmick89299 Comments

Mercurial Outfielder hates the bunt. He absolutley hates it. He’s not alone. There are a lot of people who think it’s a dumb strategy and there are a lot of people that think that one run is so important that it’s always a good strategy. The answer is somewhere in between and that’s what The Book focused on for 50 …

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When God Was Handing Out Brains, Nathan H. From Omaha Thought They Said “Trains” and Got Out of the Way

In News And Rumors by aisle424305 Comments

I try to stay away from Cubs-oriented mailbags or “ask the expert” features because they often are littered with questions from people who should probably thank God every night that breathing is an automatic response, since if it wasn’t they would probably have a hell of a time learning how to do it.  I’m talking about people who make Todd …

San Diego Padres @ Chicago Cubs

In Game Threads by Obstructed View Staff326 Comments

  Padres wOBA wRC RS Cubs wOBA wRC RS Will Venable .323 .49 .01 Purple .342 .56 -.03 Chase Headley .337 .52 .03 Revolutionist .293 .36 .03 Orlando Hudson .318 .44 .00 Marlo Stanfield .338 .51 -.01 Jorge Cantu .309 .40 -.03 Rodrigo Ramirez .350 .54 -.03 Nick Hundley .311 .39 -.01 Carlos Peenya .378 .62 -.01 Ryan Ludwick .340 …