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Cubs Gameday: Cubs @ Marlins (3/29/2018)

In Game Threads by myles115 Comments

Gametime: 11:40 CDT TV: WGN-TV, ESPN Radio: 670 the Score Cubs Ian Happ CF Kris Bryant 3B Anthony Rizzo 1B Willson Contreras C Kyle Schwarber LF Addison Russell SS Jason Heyward RF Javy Baez 2B Jon Lester SP Marlins Lewis Brinson CF Derek Dietrich LF Starlin Castro!!! 2B Justin Bour 1B Brian Anderson 3B Garrett Cooper RF Miguel Rojas SS …

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Cubs 7, White Sox 2

In Postgame by JonKneeV60 Comments

OSS: A most incredibly frustrating 5 run win. Three up: Willson Contreras might be the best player on this team. He hit another homer, his 7th of July which brought his OPS up to .835. Combining his offense, defense, and rookie contract, I don't think there's a more valuable catcher in the game. Ben Zobrist is trying to find himself out of …

A Few Good Tweets From Game 1

In Commentary And Analysis by GW20 Comments

One of the nice things about getting to a championship series is that everyone is paying attention. And, at least when Pedro Baez is pitching, there is plenty of time to survey the landscape. Revisiting the action while trying not to worry about Kershaw… On Howie Kendrick A. That’s not how defensive metrics work. B. Kendrick actually grades out as more …

Cubs Hot Stove 7.18.2016

In News And Rumors, Transactions, Uncategorized by JonKneeV28 Comments

With the deadline looming less than two weeks from today, the Cubs rumors are heating up. Theo and Jed Hoyer are almost assuredly going to make some kind of roster moves to improve the team. We’ve discussed in the comments quite extensively Andrew Miller and what we would/wouldn’t like to give up. Here are some updates: Andrew Miller is still …

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Cubs sign Jason Hammel

In Uncategorized by myles

It is not a common occurrence that a player re-signs with the team that just traded him (*cough* Jon Lester *cough*), but Jason Hammel is proof positive that it can happen. The Cubs signed Hammel to a 2-year, $18 million deal with an option that could bring the final tally to $28 million. As far as middle-tier pitching options go, …

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MLB Draft: Live Thread, Day Two *UPDATES*

In MLB Draft by GW

The 2014 Draft continues today, with the 3rd-10th rounds starting at noon. MLBN has the coverage again; I believe it’s strictly experts today (Jim Callis, John Manuel, Jonathan Mayo, etc..), so that’s nice. We will be following along here at OV. The most probable scenario is that this thread will just be updated with the Cubs’ picks, since they come …

Ten Reasons I’m Watching The 2014 Cubs

In Commentary And Analysis, Facepalm by andcounting

The last time I posted here, the dinosaurs roamed the earth the Cubs were still in the hunt for the NL pennant I swore I didn’t care about the 2014 Cubs. I said there would be no reason to watch the 2014 Cubs. I pretty much made it clear I wouldn’t so much as accidentally watch 10 seconds of the 2014 …

Cubs’ Steamer Projections

In Commentary And Analysis by myles113 Comments

While we wait for Tanaka to make a decision between choosing the Yankees today, or choosing the Yankees tomorrow, I took a look at how our offense performed relative to the league at each prediction. I then looked at who was projected to get the bulk of the starts at each position, and compared their Steamer projection to last year's …