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 …

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (3-3) at Milwaukee Brewers (3-4)

In Series Previews by berselius85 Comments

The Cubs won the Arizona series but came away less two members of the rotation. They head to Milwaukee, who are coming off three straight wins against the Atlanta Braves. Ryan Braun and Rickie Weeks have gotten off to hot starts but the rest of the lineup hasn’t started hitting yet. Here’s a look at their (small sample size) team …

Can’t-Lose Thursday: Random Points of Hopefulness

In News And Rumors by andcounting141 Comments

The Cubs can’t lose today. Nary a single Cubbie appendix has ruptured. Starlin Castro hasn’t been put in timeout yet. Alfonso Soriano leads the league in homers. Wrigley Field hasn’t had chunks of itself fly off in several months. Albert Pujols‘ free agent value has tumbled to $299 million. No new Nicolas Cage movies are being released this weekend. It’s …

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TGIF Is A Replacement Level Restaurant

In Other Topics by dmick89145 Comments

I hope I don’t get fired by Tim, Adam and Berselius for writing a post that is only loosely tied to sports, but after reading a couple threads on the fantastic The Book Blog over the last week, I’m going to do it. The first thread I’m not going to bother looking for as it was mostly about fast food. …

Mapping out the Rotation

In News And Rumors by berselius33 Comments

Shawn pointed out in the comments that given the number of off-days, the Cubs can limit the 5th starter somewhat. But given that they’re spaced 7 days apart there will still be a few starts. Here’s how it maps out 4/6 Ryan Dempster OFF DAY 4/8 Carlos Zambrano 4/9 Matt Garza 4/10 Casey Coleman 4/11 Demp 4/12 5TH STARTER 4/13 …

Diamondbacks @ Cubs

In Game Threads by Obstructed View Staff185 Comments

Just the numbers from now on. RS equals Runs Saved on defense. Diamondbacks wOBA wRC RS Cubs wOBA wRC RS Willie Bloomquist .296 .409 -0.13 Kosuke Fukudome .343 .602 -0.06 Chris Young .339 .571 0.00 Starlin Castro .332 .545 -0.03 Kelly Johnson .360 .650 -0.01 Marlon Byrd .338 .564 -0.01 Justin Upton .381 .712 0.03 Aramis Ramirez .350 .594 -0.03 …