Cubs 3, Cardinals 4 (4.2.17)

In Postgame by berselius19 Comments

OSS: Carlos Martinez is good at sports. Three up Willson Contreras hit a game-tying three run homer in the ninth inning, a bomb to left that I am surprised not to see in the upper deck. I thought he also looked pretty good backstopping Lester and keeping runners on their toes, at least in the part I watched on tv. …

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World Series Champions @ St. Louis Cardinals Game Thread

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Time: 7:35 PM CT TV: ESPN, 670 The Score Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (0-0) Kyle Schwarber, LF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, RF Addison Russell, SS Jason Heyward, CF Willson Contreras, C Jon Lester, P Javier Baez, 2B Lester ZiPS 189.2 IP 8.92 K/9 2.14 BB/9 3.08 ERA 3.34 FIP (0-0) Dexter Fowler, CF Aledmys Diaz, SS Matt Carpenter, …

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Series Preview: World Series Champions (0-0) at St. Louis Cardinals (0-0)

In Series Previews by berselius8 Comments

The only way this could be better would be if the Cubs opened the season at home, raising the World Series banner with the Cardinals in the house. As was mentioned in this weekend's (correctly recorded) podcast, the Cubs had relatively little spring training drama this year aside from maybe Heyward's new swing. Meanwhile the Cardinals situation is such that …

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OV Podcast Episode 17: The Season Approaches

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In this episode: Is Hector Rondon cooked? The Ian Happ conundrum Javy and Addy over/unders Lack of spring training drama Sitrick meets LaTroy Hawkins Guessing the lineup World Series cash grab critiques Predictions for the 2017 season Enjoy. Or don't. I can't tell you what to do.      

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OV Podcast Episode 16: A soupçon of podcast

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We are back! Sort of. We squeezed this short podcast in last weekend, and true to the OV brand I messed up my audio setup and missed the first 5-10 minutes of it. In this episode, Jeff (berselius), David (sitrick2), and Myles (Myles) discuss Dexter Fowler, sleeper agent? Comments on the roster turnover, or lack thereof How many games will …

The 25: Jake Arrieta

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius65 Comments

Previous programming note from Myles: Now that the season is fast approaching, and I've started to get the itch to talk baseball again, I'm hoping to pick up the pace. Hopefully I can convince the other writers to do the same. I'm going to take a look at the 2017 Cubs, starting with the best players and taking a descending …

The 25: Jon Lester

In Uncategorized by berselius26 Comments

Previous programming note from Myles: Now that the season is fast approaching, and I've started to get the itch to talk baseball again, I'm hoping to pick up the pace. Hopefully I can convince the other writers to do the same. I'm going to take a look at the 2017 Cubs, starting with the best players and taking a descending …

The 25: Kris Bryant

In Uncategorized by myles87 Comments

Programming Note: As you may have noticed, posts have become slightly more scarce over the offseason (in which we celebrated the Cubs winning the World Series after a 3-1 deficit). I think that happened for two reasons. The first is that the Cubs won the World Series, so it's sort of like the ending of a book. They reached the …

The Cubs are incredible drafters

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I have a funny game that I'd like to play. It's no secret that the Cubs have been tremendously lucky over the past 4 years, drafting-wise (and even Almora is good from 5 drafts ago). What shocked me is just how good the Cubs have been – they could easily have not had an opportunity to take Bryant or Schwarber …