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Daily Facepalm 3.26.15

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Kris Bryant ——> LF (today) Bryant heads to LF for the first time this spring. I think the Cubs would have liked to have this happen earlier, but he had some shoulder fatigue, probably from hitting so many HRs. Bryant played some OF in college and it’s not like LF is that tough a position to learn, I’m guessing it …

Oh, Alvin Yellon. Oh, Oh, Alvin.

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When Alvin titles an article Athletics 14, Cubs 2: Oh, Edwin Jackson. Oh, Oh, Edwin.   You just know that the article is going to be condescending. When Alvin writes any article, you know that the article is going to be poorly written. Here we go. Then, word came that he had been “caught in traffic.” Uh… okay, I guess, even …

Projecting the 25-man roster

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Yesterday, we heard the strongest whispers yet that Javier Baez was making the Opening Day roster. While not altogether unexpected, it nonetheless helps to shape the roster (and with just 2 weeks left, we’ll be hearing a lot more of these soon, I’d wager). The 5th OF and the 6th (or 7th) reliever aren’t the most pivotal positions on the team, but …

Obstructed View Podcast Episode 1

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After much emailing and only one failed attempt, we now have a blog podcast! Sitrick, Myles, and I discuss things such as Kris Bryant How tired we are about talking about Kris Bryant The fifth starter spot Players flying under the radar Players flying over the radar Too Many Shortstops Pokemon There were a few blips in the connection while …

The Cubs #5 starter battle dissected

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When the Cubs opened camp this Spring Training, one of the only real battles for a roster space figuring to take place was at the back-end of the rotation. 1 through 3 was definitely set (Lester, Arrieta, Hammel), and the 4th starter was almost certainly going to be Kyle Hendricks (though Muskat and others whispered that even he might break …

3-16-15 Liveblog (Cubs vs. Dads)

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I’m watching the game and took the day off. I’m going to blog my random thoughts. First, the lineup: Al Contra 3B (interestingly) Coghlan LF  (looking behind his shoulder at Bryant/Lake) Castro SS Soler RF Bryant DH (nursing shoulder soreness) Sweeney CF (battling for a suddenly crowded outfield) Castillo C (auditioning for the Padres) O/ 1B (auditioning for 3 weeks …

OV Daily Facepalm/Game Thread 3.12.15

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Tweets of the day   Didn’t think I could care about anything less than hearing about fantasy baseball teams, but then Will Ferrell started playing in ST games. — Cee Angi (@CeeAngi) March 12, 2015 @STAnteater @SeanMcAuliff @GilGunderson1 pic.twitter.com/LfJwkacBDg — Mercurial Outfielder (@MOutfielder) March 12, 2015 Kris Bryant is a tall dude Eno Sarris with an interesting article at fangraphs …

Daily Facepalm/Game Thread 3.11.15

In Facepalm, Game Threads by berselius

Back to Back to Back Your browser does not support iframes. Brett cooked up some odds on this happening Even if we generously say each of the three would normally homer in 1 out of 15 plate appearances (that’s a 40-homer pace in 600 plate appearances), the odds that the three would go back-to-back-to-back is 1 in 3,375. There was a …

Spring training pics

In News And Rumors by berselius

Fun in the sun from the last 2.5 days Cool stuff outside the park. The park in general was quite nice, and I can confirm that the toilets flushed extremely properly. Baseball is coming. Arrieta and Bosio, warming up before the game. Arrieta warming up with long toss. The Cubs take the field. Solid ballpark music in both games, including …

Cubs Blogger Loses His Sandwich and Mind Over Cubs Latest Dick Move

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The Cubs have finally pushed Alvin beyond the brink of what he can accept. He can accept years and years and years of a sucky team with no real plan in place to ever change that. He can accept that his seat 400 feet away from home plate now costs as much or more than seats that don’t require binoculars …