Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (64-82) at Cincinnati Reds (71-75)

In Series Previews by berselius

The Cubs played the Reds just last week, and five of the six starters from that series are pitching this series. I’m just going to make a few minor tweaks to the last preview (laughing). Team overview As always, these are team stats with NL ranks in parentheses. Reds Cubs wOBA .322 (4th) .315 (8th) UBR 14.2 (1st) -11.4 (16th) …

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (62-81) at New York Mets (70-73)

In Series Previews by berselius

Have the Cubs even played the Mets this year? I can’t remember (laughing). Apparently the Cubs took two out three from them behind strong performances from Demp and Z. Team Overview Cubs Mets wOBA .315 (8th) .322 (5th) UBR -11.4 (16th) 1.0 (8th) UZR -9.1 (10th) -44.5 (16th) SP FIP 4.23 (12th) 4.12 (10th) RP FIP 3.87 (9th) 3.91 (12th) …

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Cubs sign 9 of top 10 draft picks, 18 of top 20

In News And Rumors by dmick89

Post to be updated as the bonus numbers trickle in. Notable signings announced tonight: First round pick SS Javier Baez signed for $2.625 mm Second round pick 1B Dan Vogelbach signed for $1.6 mm Eleventh round pick OF Shawon Dunston Jr. signed for $1.275 mm Fourteenth round pick (and first round talent) RHP Dillon Maples signed for $2.5 mm, spread …

Aramis Ramirez caused the US debt downgrade (also, mini Cubs-Braves preview)

In Series Previews by berselius

Cubs Legend Todd Hollandsworth shot his mouth off on the radio today (recap at HBT). Then you bring into question effort and that’s one thing in the game of baseball that really is inexcusable. One hundred percent effort all the time, there’s really no reason for you not to have 100 percent effort. He’s got impressionable kids around him right …