Series Preview: Colorado Rockies (14-7) at Chicago Cubs (10-11)

In Series Previews by berselius59 Comments

After hosting the Cubs last week, the Rockies dropped a series at home vs the Giants and lost 2 of 3 against the Marlins, where they were nearly no-hit on Friday by Anibal Sanchez. They no longer have the best record in baseball (that belongs to the Phillies) but they’re one game off the pace. Team Overview Team stats and …

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Measuring Heart: A Scale of 1 to Santo

In News And Rumors by andcounting246 Comments

Executive Chairperson-in-Chief via Proxy cum Laude slash Editor’s note: I offered the chance to pick a post topic in exchange for American Idol results. Emily came through for me and picked the topic “Santo!” I found it to be a perfectly timed suggestion. Thanks, Emily, for not forcing me to compromise my already discredited journablogistic integrity. I’ve heard it said …

Los Angeles Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs

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GamedayB-Ref PreviewWeather Dodgers wOBA wRC RS Cubs wOBA wRC RS Jamey Carroll .306 .42 -.02 Kosuke Fukudome .342 .56 -.06 Casey Blake .321 .47 -.01 Darwin Barney .293 .36 .03 Andre Ethier .368 .62 -.01 Starlin Castro .332 .50 -.03 Matt Kemp .342 .52 -.02 Aramis Ramirez .350 .54 -.03 Juan Uribe .326 .45 .01 Carlos Pena .378 .62 -.01 …

Expand the Playoffs ASAP

In Major League Baseball by andcounting149 Comments

Major League Baseball should add more playoff teams. Now. And they shouldn’t stop at just one more wild card team. They might as well add two and force one of the division winners to prove themselves with an extra postseason round.  Bud Selig reiterated this week his belief that the playoff field would expand to ten teams as early as …

Cubs compared to their projections

In News And Rumors by dmick89137 Comments

I wrote this on Friday morning so it’s updated through Thursday’s games. I’m too lazy to update it to include Friday’s blowout loss. This is something I’ll try to update once a month just so we can see where players are at compared to their projections. It’s something SG has done on RLYW a few times over the last couple …

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 …