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

In Game Threads by Obstructed View Staff177 Comments

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. …

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 …