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Cubs @ Braves Game Thread

In Game Threads by dmick89

Time: 12:35 PM CT TV: WGN Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS Dexter Fowler, CF Jason Heyward, RF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, 2B Chris Coghlan, LF Javier Baez, SS David Ross, C Jon Lester, P Ender Inciarte, CF Chase d'Arnaud, SS Freddie Freeman, 1B Jeff Francoeur, LF Nick Markakis, RF Adonis Garcia, 3B Tyler Flowers, C Erick Aybar, SS John Gant, …

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Journeymen of Tomorrow: Special Draft Edition

In Minor Leagues by myles

The Cubs finally had some picks in the draft and their strategy was extremely straightforward: draft right-handed college pitchers. 3. Tom Hatch, RHP, Ok State Hatch was the Big 12 pitcher of the year last year. As a redshirt sophomore, he has some leverage to return home, so this isn't likely to be an underslot pick. Hatch is still playing …

Braves 5, Cubs 1 (6/10/16)

In Uncategorized by myles

OSS: When you face an ace like Bud Norris, you kind of expect to get shut down like this. Three Up 1. Albert Almora Jr. had a double! Good for him. He also assisted on a double play and did this and this. 2. Dexter Fowler drove in the Cubs' only run and added a double as well. 3. Let's give it to Zobrist, …

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Cubs @ Braves Game Thread

In Game Threads by dmick89

Time: 6:35 PM CT TV: CSN Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS Cubs Dexter Fowler, CF Jason Heyward, RF Kris Bryant, 3B Ben Zobrist, 2B Miguel Montero, C Javier Baez, 1B Addison Russell, SS Albert Almora, LF Jason Hammel, P Braves Ender Inciarte, CF Chase d'Arnaud, SS Freddie Freeman, 1B Nick Markakis, RF Adonis Garcia, 3B Tyler Flowers, C Jace Peterson, 2B Bud Norris, P …

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The Cubs historic start part 2

In Commentary And Analysis, Major League Baseball by dmick89

A month ago I looked at the Cubs historic start to the 2016 season by using Baseball Prospectus's 3rd order winning percentage.The Cubs didn't have any comparables at the time and today I set out to find the top team in 3rd order winning percentage each season going back 50 years. I looked for the top team as of games …

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Cubs trade Arismendy Alcantara for Chris Coghlan

In News And Rumors by dmick89

The Cubs have traded for Chris Coghlan again. They traded Arismendy Alcantara to the A's for Coghlan and according to Patrick Mooney, Tommy La Stella is expected to hit the DL with a hamstring issue.  #Cubs re-acquire Chris Coghlan and send Arismendy Alcantara to #Athletics, with Tommy La Stella (hamstring) expected to go on DL. — Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) June …

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Cubs Minor League Recap

In Minor Leagues, News And Rumors by dmick89

Tennessee Smokies 4 @ Mississippi Braves 1 Chesny Young got off to a fantastic start, but has fallen on hard times lately. He was 1-4 against the Braves last night with a strikeout. His season line prior to last night's game had dropped to .297/.390/.363 with a .361 wOBA and 124 wRC+. Those numbers are still good overall, but they've come way …

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Cubs 8, Phillies 1

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick89

OSS: Javier Baez goes 4-4 and John Lackey continues to dominate.  Three up: Javier Baez was 4-4 today with a double and the game-winning RBI in the 5th. He was worth just over a quarter of a win in WPA today (0.27). Myself and another commenter were complaining about Baez's approach early in this one. He could still clean the …