Cubs playoff roster announced

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The Cubs announced their playoff roster, but will wait until later to announce today's starting lineup. From cubs.com: PITCHERS (10) Jake Arrieta Trevor Cahill Justin Grimm Kyle Hendricks Jon Lester Clayton Richard Fernando Rodney Hector Rondon Pedro Strop Travis Wood CATCHERS (3) Miguel Montero David Ross Kyle Schwarber INFIELDERS (6) Javier Baez Kris Bryant Starlin Castro Tommy La Stella Anthony …

Castro: Ramirez Called Me After Benching

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Despite the fact that many Cubs fans (and mustachioed commentators) love to hate Starlin Castro in the same, definitely-not-racist-at-all way they hated Aramis Ramirez, they're two of my favorite players. So I got a little emotional when I read that Aramis reached out to encourage Starlin after his demotion to the very deep Chicago Cubs bench. I love what Ramirez …

CBS Sports on Jake Arrieta’s dominance

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Matt Snyder has a really good article up on CBS Sports about Jake Arrieta's emergence as an ace and total domination over the course of the season. I'll just quote the ending, which doesn't give anything away that you didn't already know so go read the article.  Quite simply, Jake Arrieta — who a contender had no use for two …

Miguel Montero predicts Cubs will win World Series

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Apparently Miguel Montero has already predicted the Cubs will win the World Series. Cubs.com published their 5 reasons the Cubs will win the World Series post today and one of the reasons is this: Catcher Miguel Montero already has predicted Starlin Castro will be the MVP of the postseason, and it would be quite a turnaround. Castro was batting .236 when Maddon took him …

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OV Podcast no. 9

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In this episode: Wild Card lineup discussion. 2008 vs 2009 vs 2015. Favorite moments of the season. Unrecommended weight loss plans. Sitrick can't have nice things happen to him. Wild Card game predictions Great gif reminicsences Enjoy. Or don't. I can't tell you what to do.

Really, the 2015 Cubs just won 97 games!

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The Cubs won't host the NL Wild Card game against the Pirates unless the Reds complete some sort of magical comeback (they trail 4-0 late), but this team just won their 97th game of the season. They finished 97-65 and it's the 9th most wins in franchise history. It's tied with the 2008 club in wins, which was the best …

Why MLB’s Wild Card System Is Far From Broken

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The Cubs, Cardinals, and Pirates have clinched it. No matter what happens on the final day of the season, they will have the best three records in baseball. That much has been decided by the grind of the previous 161 games. What has also been decided is the brevity of their postseason existence. After the first playoff series, two of …