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When God Was Handing Out Brains, Nathan H. From Omaha Thought They Said “Trains” and Got Out of the Way

In News And Rumors by aisle424305 Comments

I try to stay away from Cubs-oriented mailbags or “ask the expert” features because they often are littered with questions from people who should probably thank God every night that breathing is an automatic response, since if it wasn’t they would probably have a hell of a time learning how to do it.  I’m talking about people who make Todd …

San Diego Padres @ Chicago Cubs

In Game Threads by Obstructed View Staff326 Comments

  Padres wOBA wRC RS Cubs wOBA wRC RS Will Venable .323 .49 .01 Purple .342 .56 -.03 Chase Headley .337 .52 .03 Revolutionist .293 .36 .03 Orlando Hudson .318 .44 .00 Marlo Stanfield .338 .51 -.01 Jorge Cantu .309 .40 -.03 Rodrigo Ramirez .350 .54 -.03 Nick Hundley .311 .39 -.01 Carlos Peenya .378 .62 -.01 Ryan Ludwick .340 …

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Math For Dummies

In News And Rumors by dmick89161 Comments

This one Cubs beat reporter continues to say the Cubs have eaten $11.5 million when they released Carlos Silva. I’m assuming you have all figured out this beat reporter is Paul Sullivan because, who the hell else could it be? There’s a problem with what Sullivan is saying. First, the Cubs were paid to take Silva from the Mariners. The …

Series Preview: San Diego Padres (7-8) at Chicago Cubs (7-8)

In Series Previews by berselius51 Comments

Despite the fact that the Cubs lost the series (as expected), I came away mildly impressed with the team’s performance in Colorado. Part of that could be due to the fact that I did not see them get shut out by Jhoulys Chacin (I had more pressing things on my mind). But that doesn’t bother me that much, Coors of …

Chicago Cubs @ Colorado Rockies, 2:10 pm

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GamedayB-Ref Preview Cubs wOBA wRC RS Rockies wOBA wRC RS Starlin Castro .332 .52 -.03 Dexter Fowler .347 .58 -.03 Darwin Barney .293 .36 .03 Jonathan Herrera .298 .38 .02 Marlon Byrd .338 .52 -.01 Carlos Gonzalez .381 .67 .00 Aramis Ramirez .350 .54 -.03 Troy Tulowitzki .382 .66 .04 Carlos Pena .378 .62 -.01 Todd Helton .345 .51 -.01 …

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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. …