Fantasy Waiver Wire: Week 5

In Commentary And Analysis by GW

My apologies for the late (and short) offering. I was indisposed today. Plenty of my previous rec’s are still widely available, given that these tend toward the deeper options. Dallas Keuchel An Astros starting pitcher? Really? Believe me, I’m as shocked as you are. And I don’t blame you for passing; he’s not likely to help your win totals, after …

Cubs 9, Reds 4 (5/1/14)

In Uncategorized by myles

Did The Cubs Win? OSS: A to the Rizzo dominates Cingrani/Christiani, and Cubs tee off on fastball guys. Three Up 1. Couldn’t be anyone but Rizzo, who walked 4 times and hit a 2-run homer in the 1st inning. His WPA for yesterday’s game was a stout .298. 2. Starlin Castro had almost as good of a game. He went …

Cubs Report Card

In Uncategorized by myles

The season is 1/7th over. Since we essentially are at the end of April, I thought it’d be a good time to go down the roster and assign grades to everyone. I’ll put a short blurb out as well. Welington Castillo Beef Castle has been more-or-less what he’s been his whole career; league-average at the plate and below-average behind it. …

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (8-16) at Cincinnati Reds (11-14)

In Series Previews by berselius

The Cubs haven’t been swept yet*, so, uh, I guess they got that going for them. The Reds do not enjoy this property, as they are coming off a sweep at the hands of the Barves. Sunday’s loss was capped off (well, pre-capped off) by ejections Reds manager Bryan Price and Homer Bailey, who was on one of his offdays, …

Cubs 4, Brewers 0 (4/28/14)

In Uncategorized by myles

Did the Cubs Win? OSS: The Cubs play their most complete game of the season against the “best” team in baseball. Three Up 1. Jason Hammel was absolutely sublime all game. It seemed like he had the best control of his pitches out of any Cub in the past 3 years – especially the low outside corner against righties. Hammel …

Fantasy Waiver Wire: Week 4

In Commentary And Analysis by GW

Previous editions are here. As a reminder, with rare exceptions, I will highlight players at less than 30% ownership levels in Yahoo and ESPN leagues. Starting Pitchers Marcus Stroman Dustin McGowan was an intriguing fantasy bet in 2007 and 2008. In one of my leagues, I added him to my watch list after he was hurt 2008, and he’s been …

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (7-14) vs Milwaukee Brewers (16-6)

In Series Previews by berselius

The Cubs have yet to win a series this year, and now go on the road to face the team with the best record in baseball. I’m guessing the Cubs sweep, because that’s how baseball seems to work (laughing). Before the season, a lot of prognosticators picked the Brewers to be a much better team than I was expecting. They …

Cubs Can’t Get Away from Cakeghazi

In Commentary And Analysis by aisle424

Yesterday, it came out that the giant Wrigley Field replica cake made for the Cubs’ birthday bonanza by the Cake Boss was tossed away uneaten into a dumpster. News spread quickly. I was shocked because this came so shortly after the Cubs got caught tossing away a bunch of stuff in Wrigley dumpsters that included a sympathy card to Ron …

2014 MLB Draft: The Premium Arms

In MLB Draft by GW

Draft season is starting to heat up, so it’s worth paying attention to some of the rumblings that are emerging. The consensus seems to be that there is a top tier of pitchers consisting of about five players: three from college and two from the high-school ranks. On the whole, observers are frustrated that there hasn’t been more separation. Coming …

Cubs Minor League Recap: 4-23-14

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by dmick89

Tennessee Smokies The Smokies scored 8 in the first inning won 9-1. John Andreoli was 3-6. Dustin Geiger and Wes Darvill were each 2-5. Geiger had a double and a strikeout while Darvill had 2 doubles. Rubi Silva was 1-4 with a walk and 3 strikeouts, but his hit was a home run. Kris Bryant was 1-5 with 2 strikeouts. …