MLB Draft Preview

In Uncategorized by myles

Let me start this off by saying all I can tell you is what I’ve heard from the same sites that you have access to. I haven’t seen any of these prospects in person (though I have watched some of the available video on these guys). This is where I tell you to support the fine websites Baseball America and …

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (19-32) at Milwaukee Brewers (32-22)

In Series Previews by berselius

Thanks to Houston’s six-game winning streak, the Cubs have a firm grip on first place of the reverse standings. How about that George Springer guy? I was kind of confused why everyone seemed to be following his service time shenanigans so closely, but I guess I can see why now. The Brewers have not surprisingly cooled off from their early …

Cubs 8, Giants 4

In Uncategorized by myles

Did The Cubs Win? OSS: Shark gets his first win, and just about everyone helps out. Three Up 1. Emilio Bonifacio set the table with a 2-4, 3B, BB game. He was also caught stealing by roughly 12 feet. 2. Nasty Nate Schierholtz really needed a good game, and he had one. 2-4 with a jack, just his first of …

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Series Preview: Cubs (18-30) at Giants (32-18)

In Uncategorized by berselius

Given how it seems the Cubs usually do on their west coast road trips, a split with the Padres feels like a sweep. As the next series is against the team with the best record in baseball, they’ve got their work cut out for them if they want to continue to buck the trend. Team Overviews Cubs wRC+: 80 (14th) …

Cubs sign Manny Ramirez as player/coach

In Facepalm by dmick89

The Cubs have signed Manny Ramirez as player/coach. When I first saw this, I was seriously hoping it was for the MLB team just because it would be funny, but it’s for the Iowa Cubs so there’s really nothing to see. There’s about a 0.08% chance he’ll reach the major leagues. “We do think at this stage of his life …

Cubs 5, Padres 1

In Uncategorized by myles

Did The Cubs Win? OSS: Anthony Rizzo‘s HR still hasn’t landed. Three Up 1. Anthony Rizzo, man. 2-3, double, 2-run HR that went a long, long, long way: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2014_05_22_chnmlb_sdnmlb_1&mode=video&content_id=33083847&tcid=vpp_copy_33083847 He’s been the Cubs’ MVP this year (either him or Shark). 2. Jake Arrieta was absolutely dominant in this game. He gave up a HR in the first round and zilch …

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Yoan Moncada Stats and Video

In Commentary And Analysis by GW

Yoan Manuel Moncada Olivera has long been hyped as the next big thing in Cuba during a distinguished amateur career. He was born May 27th, 1995. He’s a switch-hitter who primarily played third base in international tournaments as a youth, but mostly second and a bit of shortstop with Cienfuegos in Serie Nacional. There’s a good chance that he’s seeking …

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Yoan Moncada: The Next Great Cuban Defector?

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors, Uncategorized by GW

Since it has become socially acceptable to speculate on which Cuban great will be the next to play in the Major Leagues, allow me to throw in my two cents: Yoan Moncada. Unlike Alfredo Despaigne’s case, there’s good reason to think it could happen soon. Yoan Manuel Moncada is a switch-hitting second-basemen who played for Cienfuegos alongside Jose Abreu and …

Yankees 4, Cubs 2 (Warning: House of Cards Spoilers)

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Did The Cubs Win? OSS: Hector Rondon blew his first save on a DARWIN BARNEY ERROR, and Joe Truth shat the bed in the 13th. Three Up 1. Jeff Samardzija was awesome (again). He didn’t get the win (again). The Cubs lost the game (again). 2. Junior Lake! He did really well today, notching 3 singles and raising his season …

Cubs 6, Yankees 1

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Did The Cubs Win? OSS: Hammel outduels Tanaka, and Lou Goodvalue gives Masahiro fits. Three Up 1. Luis Valbuena doubled twice and singled once. On the season, he’s .261/.384/.434. Last year, he was .218/.331/.378 on a .233 BABIP, so we should have seen this coming. It’s insane to me that Valbuena isn’t considered a long-term solution at 2B or 3B; …