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 …

Chicago Cubs @ Houston Astros

In Game Threads by Obstructed View Staff176 Comments

Time: 7:05 pm CTGamedayB-Ref Preview Cubs wOBA wRC RS Astros wOBA wRC RS Starlin Castro .332 .554 -0.13 Michael Bourn .307 .448 0.03 Darwin Barney .293 .383 0.03 Angel Sanchez .287 .360 -0.07 Marlon Byrd .338 .558 -0.01 Hunter Pence .342 .571 -0.01 Aramis Ramirez .350 .588 -0.03 Carlos Lee .338 .543 -0.05 Carlos Pena .378 .677 -0.01 Jason Michaels …

Cubs to sign Doug Davis

In News And Rumors by dmick89110 Comments

The Cubs are reportedly close to signing Doug Davis to a minor league deal. Davis has been considerably better throughout his career than most people realize. Baseball Reference uses Rally’s WAR calculation and has him at nearly 22 rWAR. Fangraphs has him at 23.5 fWAR. Last season he threw only 38.1 innings in the big leagues for the Brewers. He …

Chicago Cubs @ Houston Astros

In Game Threads by Obstructed View Staff225 Comments

Time: 7:05 pm CTGameday Cubs wOBA wRC RS Astros wOBA wRC RS Starlin Castro .332 .557 -0.13 Michael Bourn .307 .451 0.03 Darwin Barney .293 .386 0.03 Angel Sanchez .287 .363 -0.07 Marlon Byrd .338 .561 -0.01 Hunter Pence .342 .574 -0.01 Aramis Ramirez .350 .591 -0.03 Carlos Lee .338 .546 -0.05 Carlos Pena .378 .680 -0.01 Brett Wallace .326 …

Obstructed View Merchandise: A Dream Come True UPDATED

In News And Rumors by andcounting178 Comments

Every 1.8 seconds, a child in the Chicagoland metropolitan area makes a wish—and not just any wish. A wish to see the Chicago Cubs play on the hallowed ground of Wrigley Field. For the lucky ones, that wish is granted without a second thought. But not every child has two parents with six-figure salaries. Some children have bigger problems than …

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 …