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Counterpoint: It’s OK to Root for Chapman to Be Good at Baseball

In Commentary And Analysis, Transactions, Unobstructed Views by JonKneeV

From the comments, the acquisition of Aroldis Chapman is pretty polarizing. I, in fact, was part of that camp until I looked more into what did/didn’t happen and tried to think about how much it all matters to us as fans of a baseball team. Myles wrote up his take on Chapman from a baseball and personal perspective. I’ll leave out …

Cubs 4, Sox 5 (7.25.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: TOOTBLAN’d Three up: Javy Baez provided most of the spark for the Cubs offense today, hitting a two run homer in the seventh to answer a shot by Todd Frazier in the previous half inning. He also doubled to lead off the Cubs rally in the ninth inning and stole third. The Cubs biggest WPA play of the day …

Cubs trade bevy of prospects for Aroldis Chapman

In Uncategorized by myles

I’m going to break this article into three parts. First, I’ll talk about what the Cubs gave up. Second, I’ll talk about the on-field potential of Aroldis Chapman, and what it means for the Cubs in 2016. Lastly, I’ll talk about the off-field potential of Aroldis Chapman and what this means (to me) about this team. The first thing we …

Cubs still in on Aroldis Chapman

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick89

I’ve assumed for some time now that the Cubs weren’t really all that interested in Aroldis Chapman. I had assumed their real and only interest was Andrew Miller, but according to Ken Davidoff, the Yankees have asked for best and final bids from four teams. Those four teams are the Nationals, Cubs, Indians and, you know it, a mystery team. …

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Cubs @ Brewers Game Thread

In Game Threads by dmick89

Time: 6:10 PM CT TV: WGN Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS Dexter Fowler, CF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, LF Willson Contreras, C Jason Heyward, RF Addison Russell, SS Javier Baez, 2B John Lackey, P Jonathan Villar, SS Scooter, Gennett, 2B Ryan Braun, LF Jonathan Lucroy, C Chris Carter, 1B Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF Hernan Perez, 3B Ramon Flores, RF Zach Davies, …

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Cubs 5, Brewers 2 (7.22.16)

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick89

Baseball predictions are silly up to a point, but I’m going to predict the Cubs are about to go on a run that’s similar to what they did in the first half. The Cardinals have pulled within 6.5 games, which is still a mile away in baseball terms, but I do miss the double digit lead they enjoyed for awhile. The …

Better Know a Cub: Mike Montgomery, LHP

In Better Know a Cub, Transactions by JonKneeV

Today’s an off day and what better way to spend it then discussing the recent trade between the Chicago Cubs and Seattle Mariners. The Cubs sent off 1B/DH Dan Vogelbach and RHP Paul Blackburn in return for LHP Mike Montgomery and RHP Jordan Pries. We’ll spend this post focusing on the more prominent name in Montgomery. Mike was drafted out …