DFP: What A Dumb Game

In Facepalm by GW

Did The Cubs Win? Good Lord, where to begin? It was the longest game in team history, at nearly six and a half hours. Travis Wood pinch hit in the 4th inning. His fly out was followed by an Emilio Bonifacio homer, after which neither team scored for the next 12 innings. Jake Arrieta pinch hit in the 13th so …

Neil Ramirez placed on DL

In News And Rumors by dmick89

Neil Ramirez was placed on the 15 day DL with sore triceps yesterday and I only have a few words (a few more than I’ve had in awhile). People need to relax on Neil Ramirez. I just spoke with him and he said it is simply to give his arm a rest. Very important part of Cubs. — David Kaplan …

DFP: Technical Difficulties and Selfish Sutcliffe

In Facepalm by GW

Technical Difficulties I know that many of you are struggling with the question of whether life is worth living in the wake of yesterday’s Darwin Barney trade. Know that OVBlog is dealing with the same struggle. Hold fast, you patient ones. We will get through this together. (Alternate theory: evil genius Brett is planning to shut down the entire Cub …

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Minor League Update: 7/29/14

In Uncategorized by myles

Graduation! When I started the (now) Minor League Update, I chose the name Journeymen of Tomorrow because it seemed apropos. The vast, vast majority of players in the minor league system never make it to the big leagues. They are more likely to make it to shift manager at Home Depot… and that’s not a bad thing! Matt Loosen has …

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Series Preview: Rockies (43-61) at Cubs (42-61)

In Uncategorized by berselius

With a 42-61 record, the Cubs are now in last place in the National league, a half game back from their opponent this series. The Rockies actually started off the season fairly well, thanks to an All-World performance by marketing departmental bane Troy Tulowitzki, and were tied with the Giants for first place in the NL west on May 7 …

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DFP: Neil Ramirez and Rusney Castillo

In Facepalm by GW

Did the Cubs Win? Nope. Dropped two of three to the Cardinals this weekend. Huh? The Cubs sent Neil Ramirez to Iowa over the weekend, citing the need to rest his arm, which strikes me as extremely odd. Ramirez has been arguably the best reliever on the team, but has not been overused by anyone’s definition of the word. I …

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Series Preview: Cardinals (54-47) at Cubs (41-59)

In Uncategorized by berselius

The Cubs worked on racing to the top in their last series, winning one of three against the Padres with a combined score of 12-21. Giving up an average of seven runs a game to this year’s historically bad Padres offense is pretty impressive. Though to be fair in the last game, to quote MO, “Padres could turn their backs, fart …

Journeymen of Tomorrow: 7-25-14

In Uncategorized by myles

New Orleans Zephyrs 2 @ Iowa Cubs 11 Stargazing Javier Baez: 2-5, HR, 3 RBI, 2 SO Kris Bryant: 1-4, 2 R, SO Jorge Soler: 1-3, R, 2 BB, SO Rafael Lopez: 1-4, 2 RBI Has-Beens Matt Szczur: 1-5, R, 2 SO Brett Jackson: 1-4, BB, 2 SO Mike Olt: 2-5, 2 R, 3 RBI, SO Josh Vitters: 1-1, HR, …