Who Will the Cubs Trade With on July 2nd?

In Uncategorized by GW

The new international free agent signing period starts Wednesday. The Cubs were unable to stay within their allotted bonus pool limits last year, and won’t be able to spend more than $250,000 on a single player this year, despite having nearly four million dollars to spend. What that adds up to is the that the team is likely to trade …

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Rusney Castillo Stats, Scouting Report, and Video

In Commentary And Analysis by GW11 Comments

Rusney Castillo is a centerfielder who defected from Cuba last December. He was suspended from international travel and National Series play in August, meaning that this was at least his second attempt at defection. Castillo is 5’9″, 185 pounds, and his game is more speed than power. The Dodgers and Orioles seem to be interested, though he has yet to …

Erisbel Arruebarruena Stats; Aledmys Diaz and Alexander Guerrero Comps

In Commentary And Analysis by GW64 Comments

Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena has reportedly agreed to terms with the Dodgers for five years and $25 million. Arruebarruena, who is in desperate need of a nickname (Babar? Belarus?), was reported to have defected in November, but may have escaped in late October. He has yet to be approved by the government. This could be an issue, as he established residency in Haiti, …

Best Moves of the MLB Offseason

In Commentary And Analysis by GW26 Comments

There are probably places on the Internet where one can freely complain about the Cubs without pushback; Obstructed View is not one of them. Being an astute bunch, any mindless grumbling here is likely to be met with some pointed questions: Do you really want an aging corner-outfielder like Shin-Soo Choo on the roster for the next seven years, especially …

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Alexander Guerrero Stats

In Commentary And Analysis by GW8 Comments

  Cuban News The Dodgers are reportedly out of the running for Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. This comes as a bit of a surprise given their current proclivities for spending. The pitching in LA is looking better these days, as Zack Greinke seems to have turned it around, and Ricky Nolasco has been added to shore up their rotation. What remains to be …

Garza and Cubs vs. Lilly and Dodgers (for 3 innings or so)

In Game Threads by aisle424120 Comments

The Cubs are taking on the Dodgers today in the latest practice game.  You can watch on WGN-TV, keep track on Gameday, or listen to the MLB broadcast in Gameday Audio.  The game begins at 2pm Central Time.  Probably. We really can't be sure. Cubs lineup: Kim DeJesus' husband – RF Asshair Burner – 2B The Chosen One – SS …