Anthony Rizzo: MVP Candidate?

In Uncategorized by myles

Let’s start this article by talking about Kyle Schwarber. Schwarber is awesome, and this year he’s put up a .275/.373/.558 line. That’s really good, and a .931 OPS/153 wRC+ is good for 10th among all hitters in baseball with 160 PA. Incredible, right? Well, Anthony Rizzo is 9th. That’s right: as incredible as Schwarber has performed this season, Rizzo has been …

Cubs 2, Cleveland 1 (8/24/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Kris Bryant picks up Jon Lester with a walkoff blast. Three up 1. After a week where the Cubs seemed to have scored roughly 217 runs, it was jarring to see them shut down for a game. The Cubs finally got through to Kluber with a RBI triple by Rizzo in the seventh, though Ross had just missed a …

To Catch a Cardinal

In Uncategorized by myles

The Cubs are 7 losses clear of the Giants and 6 losses away from the Cardinals. In a very real sense, the Cubs are closer to the division than they are to falling out of the Wild Card. However, that doesn’t mean that the Cubs are really all that close to getting there. BP has the Cubs at 4.7% to …

2015 reverse standings

In Major League Baseball by dmick89

The Cubs season came to an end after their loss to the White Sox on Sunday. The Cubs have not won a game since the middle of August and due to this most recent losing streak, the Cubs find themselves in familiar territory. But not only is their season a failure on the field, they’ve managed to put themselves in the …

Cubs at White Sox (8-16-15)

In Game Threads by dmick89

The Cubs go for 10 in a row today on the south side. Lineups Cubs CF Dexter Fowler LF Chris Denorfia DH Kris Bryant 1B Anthony Rizzo RF Jorge Soler SS Addison Russell 2B Starlin Castro C Miguel Montero 3B Jonathan Herrera P Dan Haren White Sox CF Adam Eaton DH Jose Abreu LF Melky Cabrera RF Avisail Garcia 1B …

Brewers at Cubs Game Thread (8-13-15)

In Game Threads by dmick89

Lineups Brewers SS Jean Segura C Jonathan Lucroy RF Ryan Braun LF Khris Davis 1B Jason Rogers 2B Elian Herrera 3B Hernan Perez CF Logan Schafer P Tyler Cravy Cubs CF Dexter Fowler LF Kyke Schwarber 2B Chris Coghlan 1B Anthony Rizzo 3B Kris Bryant RF Jorge Soler C David Ross p Jon Lester SS Addison Russell

Brewers at Cubs Game Thread (8-12-15)

In Game Threads by dmick89

Lineups Brewers CF Shane Peterson C Jonathan Lucroy RF Ryan Braun 1B Adam Lind LF Khris Davis 2B Scooter Gennett SS Jean Segura 3B Hernan Perez P Matt Garza Cubs CF Dexter Fowler LF Kyle Schwarber 2B Chris Coghlan 1B Anthony Rizzo 3B Kris Bryant RF Jorge Soler C Miguel Montero P Jason Hammell SS Addison Russell What was it …

Brewers at Cubs Game Thread

In Game Threads by dmick89

Lineups Brewers RF Shane Peterson LF Khris Davis 1B Adam Lind C Jonathan Lucroy 2B Scooter Gennett 3B Elian Herrera SS Jean Segura CF Logan Schafer P Taylor Jungmann Cubs CF Dexter Fowler LF Kyle Schwarber 2B Chris Coghlan 1B Anthony Rizzo 3B Kris Bryant RF Jorge Soler C Miguel Montero P Dan Haren SS Addison Russell News: The Cubs …

Where We Stand Now (8-10-15)

In Major League Baseball, Playoffs, Projections by dmick89

The Cubs completed their 4-game sweep of the Giants and won 5 of their games this week. They’ve won 10 of 11 overall during this hot streak. Their playoff chances are looking pretty good at this point with a 3.5 game lead over the Giants. Team W L PCT RS RA GB Cardinals 71 40 .640 440 319 – Pirates …