Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (4-5) at Houston Astros (2-7)

In Series Previews by berselius120 Comments

The Cubs roller coaster ride to .500 continues with a trip to Houston to play the Astros. They were swept by the Phillies to start the season, and picked up getaway day wins against the Reds and Marlins for their two wins this season. Team Overview NL Ranks wOBA: .285 (14th)SP FIP: 4.25 (13th)SP xFIP: 4.81 (15th)RP FIP: 3.50 (10th)RP …

11 Cubs Sure To Disappoint

In News And Rumors by dmick89115 Comments

I should have written this about ten days ago, but I didn’t so I’m going to do it now. Early season stats mean absolutely nothing to me so there’s no risk of them influencing this list. 10. Blake DeWitt Why he’s here: The Cubs got Blake DeWitt from the Dodgers last summer in return for Ted Lilly. Lilly was a …

Say with me

In News And Rumors by dmick8947 Comments

There is no such thing as an awesome bullpen entering the season. There is no such thing as an awesome bullpen entering the season. There is no such thing as an awesome bullpen entering the season. Every time you start to think some team has an awesome bullpen in March, repeat those lines ahead. The bullpen is way too inconsistent …

Cubs @ Brewers, 1:10 pm

In Game Threads by Obstructed View Staff230 Comments

  Cubs wOBA wRC RS Brewers wOBA wRC RS Kosuke Fukudome .343 .594 -0.13 Rickie Weeks .349 .622 -0.02 Starlin Castro .332 .537 -0.03 Carlos Gomez .297 .396 0.04 Marlon Byrd .338 .556 -0.01 Ryan Braun .378 .714 -0.07 Aramis Ramirez .350 .586 -0.03 Prince Fielder .404 .795 -0.03 Carlos Pena .378 .675 -0.01 Mark Kotsay .304 .398 -0.08 Geovany …

Offense So Far

In News And Rumors by dmick897 Comments

Before we show any numbers at all, it must be stated that the numbers are mostly useless, if not entirely useless. It’s a total of 8 games. Small sample size! That doesn’t mean we can’t show some team numbers just for fun. That’s all it is at this point. vs. R: 182 PA, .325 wOBA, 94 wRC+ (100 is average)vs. …

Cubs @ Brewers

In Game Threads by Obstructed View Staff186 Comments

Cubs wOBA wRC RS Brewers wOBA wRC RS Jeff Baker .312 .467 -0.13 Rickie Weeks .349 .621 -0.02 Starlin Castro .332 .536 -0.03 Nyjer Morgan .305 .427 0.04 Marlon Byrd .338 .556 -0.01 Ryan Braun .378 .713 -0.07 Aramis Ramirez .350 .586 -0.03 Prince Fielder .404 .795 -0.03 Geovany Soto .362 .616 -0.01 Casey McGehee .331 .499 -0.02 Carlos Pena …

Ramirez’s single

In News And Rumors by dmick8932 Comments

“Aramis Ramirez, in typical style, is at first base. I mean, no excuse why a Major Leaguer is not at seconed base on that ball.” — Bill Schroeder, Brewers color commentator In last night’s 7-4 Cubs victory over the Brewers, Schroeder took a shot at Aramis Ramirez after Rickie Weeks first error of the night. A popup was misjudged by …

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There Have Been Worse Ideas

In News And Rumors by aisle42462 Comments

It has been suggested on other parts of the interwebs by someone we’ll refer to as A. Yellon… no… that’s too obvious.  We’ll call him Alvin Y.  Anyway, he suggested that the Cubs need to think outside the box and just let Kerry Wood start as the 5th starter until either Cashner or Wells returns.  I swear I am not …

Cubs @ Brewers

In Game Threads by Obstructed View Staff247 Comments

The Cubs have recalled Jeff Stevens and officially placed Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner on the DL. Casey Coleman will be called up prior to Sunday’s start and presumably James Russell will get the start on Tuesday in Cashner’s place. Onto the game tonight. Cubs wOBA wRC RS Brewers wOBA wRC RS Jeff Baker .312 .477 -0.13 Rickie Weeks .349 …