Alfredo Despaigne Profile

In Uncategorized by myles

I’ll be GW’s pinch hitter, and hopefully he can give Alfredo a more thorough treatment than I can. Since Jose Dariel Abreu defected last year, the title of “best player not in the MLB” has fallen to Alfredo Despaigne. He is a multiple MVP of the Cuban League, and better yet, he is a corner outfielder. Just how good is …

Series thread for the inevitable ass-whuppin’ by the Cards

In Series Previews by dmick89

None of us have time for a proper series preview so this title by cubsnorkia (Rice Cube) will have to do. Enjoy the ass kicking. If that’s not enough, enjoy this nonsense by Alvin. All of BCB is melting down now. This isn’t even by Alvin: “Don’t think I can be a Cubs fan any more. They’ve let me down …

Cubes 2, Barves 5 (5/12/14)

In Uncategorized by myles

Did The Cubs Win? OSS: Cubes strikeout 14 times, and put Russell into the game. Three Up 1. Starlin Castro went 2-4 with a double and a strikeout. 2. Nate Schierholtz walked and doubled in 2 runs. 3. Anthony Rizzo is good, even when he isn’t that good.  He went 1-3 with a walk, but still saw 23 pitches, which …

Fantasy Waiver Wire: Week 6

In Commentary And Analysis by GW

Previous editions are here. This week, I’ll focus mainly on starting pitchers. Starting Pitchers Josh Beckett I understand that some find owning older, injury-prone veterans like Beckett distasteful, but he should really be on a roster in every league right now. His velocity is up, he’s throwing his curveball as frequently as he did in his prime, he plays in …

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Series Preview: Cubes (12-21) at Barves (18-15)

In Series Previews by berselius

Atlanta has been having trouble scoring runs this year, and is currently on a 2-8 skid that included sweeps by the Marlins and Giants. To get an idea of how awful the Braves offense has been, they have score 24 runs fewer than the mighty Cubs offense. Ouch. We could see less than 15 total runs scored this entire series. They’ve managed …

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Javier Baez’s slow starts

In Commentary And Analysis by dmick89

The Cubs top prospect Javier Baez is off to a forgettable start this year. Over 92 plate appearances he’s batting only .169/.250/.313. To his credit, he’s carried over a much improved walk rate from AA. It’s at 7.6% (7.9% at AA), but he’s struck out in 37% of his plate appearances. One thing we’ve gotten used to with Baez is …

Ryno’s Wet Dream: Day 1 of the NFL Draft

In Uncategorized by myles

It’s time to throw Ryno a bone. Today is Round 1 of the NFL Draft. We’ll use this thread as a dump. Also, I’ll have a little contest. Anyone who wants to submit the first round of draft picks, do so in the comments. I only care about when they are drafted, not where. For instance, if Cleveland moves out …

Al Yellon’s writing. It will hurt you, every time.

In Uncategorized by myles

Here’s Al Yellon’s recap for yesterday’s game. Cardinals 5, Cubs 4: Walks Will Hurt You, Every Time The Cubs played well Sunday night, but hurt themselves with walks. Interesting premise! The Cubs lost the game. They must have given up way more walks than normal. *checks box score: 4 walks allowed* Well, maybe they just didn’t take any walks, then. *checks …