Kris Bryant so far

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Well, it’s happened. The biggest prospect the Cubs have had since Mark Prior (or Corey Patterson, if we’re talking positional prospects). Kris Bryant came up to ridiculously awesome fanfare. It didn’t last. After his third consecutive strikeout in his first game, you could already hear some of the Cubs fan yelling “you suck!” No wonder Theo likes to start out …

Padres 5, Cubs 2 (4/19/15)

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OSS: Schlitter and Motte implode, and the Cubs fail to convert on two bases-loaded situations. Three Up 1. Dexter Fowler got things started in this game, singling and scoring in the first. Then, he bunted for a single in the 9th, getting the tying run to the plate. He has been an excellent addition to the team this year. 2. Edwin …

Cubs 7, Padres 6 (4/18/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Bullpen not sharp, but Cubs pull it out in extras against Kimbrel. Three Four up: 1. Kris Bryant waved at two sliders to start the game, then managed to turn the PA into a walk. He reached base five times today, with three walks and two bloopy singles. He #Respected180 by going to second on his first hit of …

Padres 5, Cubs 4 (4/17/15)

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OSS: Inconsistent umpiring and inability to execute despite it sinks the Cubs. Three up: 1. I take back anything bad I’ve said about Herrera. He was on third base in the third inning and the Padres had a big shift on for Rizzo, leaving him uncovered at 3b. He took some huge leads, which led to Shields threatening to run …

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Series Preview: San Diego Padres (6-4) vs Kris Bryant (5-3)

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Happy Kris Bryant day, everyone! Team Leaders Numbers taken from the depth charts/projections from fangraphs Padres: WAR: Shields (3.9), J. Upton (2.8), Tyson Ross (2.7) OBP: J. Upton (.339), Kemp (.335), Norris (.328) SLG: Kemp (.444), J. Upton (.442), Myers (.422) Defense: Alonso (3.1) SP K/9: Ross (9.0) SP BB/9: Shields (2.1) RP K/9: Kimbrel (13.6) RP BB/9: Thayer (2.6) …

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OV Podcast Epsiode 5 – In which the Kris Bryant callup happens live

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Due to scheduling conflicts, we recorded this episode earlier than usual, and due to more last minute scheduling conflicts, it's just Berselius and Myles. In this episode we discuss This week's Cubs games, and how we actually have hope for comebacks happening The parade of past their prime former Cubs pitchers from this week Colorado craft beers The Neil Ramirez …

Kris Bryant Is Coming!!!

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Prepare your body. Breaking. Source: Kris Bryant to be called up by Cubs on Friday. Story coming at http://t.co/iRRtXbR1Vj — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) April 17, 2015 Bryant played in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader today (he only hit 1 HR, but he almost had another). The second game was rained out, and then Jesse Rogers dropped the bomb …

Cubs 5, Reds 0 (4/15/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Jason Marquis did Jason Marquis things, Travis Wood looked like 2013 Travis Wood, and the Cubs are back in first place. Three up: 1. Anthony Rizzo hit his first homer of the year, an absolute bomb to right center into the teeth of the wind. The Cubs jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, which was …

The Case for Keeping Starlin Castro

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Wrigleyville, BP’s local website for the Chicago Cubs, provides a wealth of information on our favorite team. Many of the best writers around the beat provide articles for them; Sahadev Sharma, Brett Taylor, and Matthew Trueblood among them (when Bleacher Nation was hiring a nights writer, I actually e-mailed Brett saying ‘if Matt Trueblood applies, you’d be a fool not …