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Wittenmyer Lays Foundation For Later Soriano Hate

In News And Rumors by aisle424137 Comments

Alfonso Soriano has had a very nice start to the season, so the fans that call for his head every time he makes a mistake in the field have been quieted a bit.  That's about as much as anyone capable of rational, logical thought can expect from Soriano here in the beginning of the "bad part" of his mega-contract. It …

This Starlin Castro kid is going to be pretty good

In News And Rumors by berselius25 Comments

Just for fun, and because we need a new thread, here are some random facts on Castro’s 2011 season. AVG (.397) – 1st among all SS, 4th in MLB, OBP (.415) – 3rd among all SS SLG (.556) – 3rd among all SS Triples (2) – 1st in MLB wOBA (.431) – 3rd among all SS WAR (0.9) – 2nd …

Matt Garza is not this bad or this good

In News And Rumors by dmick89337 Comments

The start to Matt Garza‘s career as a Cub has not gone as planned. After giving up Chris Archer, Robinson Chirinos, Hak-Ju Lee, Brandon Guyer and Super Sam Fuld, the Cubs Cubs were expecting big things from Garza. He’d been a very good pitcher for a few years now and was moving from the AL East to the NL Central. …

Chicago Cubs @ Colorado Rockies, 7:40 pm

In Game Threads by Obstructed View Staff241 Comments

I had wanted to start using Base Runs instead of using wRC to calculate runs, but I need to look things over before I publish them.  Hopefully tomorrow. Cubs wOBA wRC RS Rockies wOBA wRC RS Starlin Castro .332 .524 -0.03 Dexter Fowler .347 .580 -0.03 Darwin Barney .293 .365 0.00 Jonathan Herrera .298 .383 0.02 Marlon Byrd .338 .518 …

Chicago Cubs @ Houston Astros

In Game Threads by Obstructed View Staff244 Comments

Time: 7:05 pm CTGamedayB-Ref Preview Cubs wOBA wRC RS Astros wOBA wRC RS Starlin Castro .332 .556 -0.13 Michael Bourn .307 .451 0.03 Darwin Barney .293 .385 0.03 Angel Sanchez .287 .362 -0.07 Marlon Byrd .338 .560 -0.01 Hunter Pence .342 .573 -0.01 Aramis Ramirez .350 .590 -0.03 Carlos Lee .338 .546 -0.05 Jeff Baker .312 .431 -0.01 Brett Wallace …

Cubs Player Power Rankings

In News And Rumors by andcounting219 Comments

There are plenty of places you can go to read team power rankings for all of Major League Baseball. I believe most respectable bloggers and journalists are required by the code of moot speculation to incite as many arguments as possible by haphazardly or systematically arranging the teams from best to crappiest.  Two things prevent me from doing that: a) …

Top. Men.

In News And Rumors by aisle424102 Comments

I don’t think anyone featuring as many as two functioning brain cells actually thought James Russell’s start would go well.  I’d be willing to bet that Russell himself probably told his family not to bother DVRing it.  Yet, somehow, some way, the Cubs managed to reveal their one true talent and let it shine for all to see as they …