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White Sox 1, Cubs 3

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick89

OSS: The Cubs find a way to beat the White Sox ace and even out the four game series. Three up: John Lackey was really good tonight in his 6 innings. He gave up an RBI double to Melky Cabrera in the 1st and that was it. He gave up 4 hits and that 1 run while walking a batter and striking …

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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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 5, Diamondbacks 3

In Commentary And Analysis by dmick89

OSS: Jason Hammel dominates on the mound and has the biggest hit of the game. The Cubs improve to 8-1 on this 10-game homestand and they have Jake Arrieta going tomorrow.  Three up: Jason Hammel returned from his abbreviated start last time with 7 excellent innings. He only allowed 1 hit, though that hit was a 1st inning home run to …

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Chicago Cubs (29-13) @ St. Louis Cardinals (23-21)

In Series Previews by dmick89

The Cubs have not played particularly well over the last week or two. The offense has been rather quiet. Other than the 8-run game in the opener in San Francisco, the Giants pretty much shut down the Cubs offense. The Brewers beat them 2 of 3 also and they’ve lost 7 of their last 11. To their credit, they have managed …

Where We Stand Now (4-18-16)

In Commentary And Analysis, Major League Baseball by dmick89

Week 2 (April 11 – April 16) Monday, April 11 vs Reds: W 5-3 (Box, OV Recap) Wednesday, April 13 vs Reds: W 9-2 (Box, OV Recap) Thursday, April 14 vs Reds: W 8-1 (Box, OV Recap) Friday, April 15 vs Rockies: L 1-6 (Box, OV Recap) Saturday, April 16 vs Rockies: W 6-2 (Box, OV Recap) Sunday, April 17 vs …

Where We Stand Now (4-11-16)

In Commentary And Analysis, Major League Baseball by dmick89

Week 1 (April 4 – April 10) Monday, April 4 @ Angels: W 9-0 (Box, OV Recap) Tuesday, April 5 @ Angels: W 6-1 (Box, OV Recap) Thursday, April 7 @ Dbacks: W 14-6 (Box, OV Recap) Friday, April 8 @ Dbacks: L 2-3 (Box, OV Recap) Saturday, April 9 @Dbacks: W 4-2 (Box, OV Recap) Sunday, April 10 @ …