A Few Good Tweets From Game 1

In Commentary And Analysis by GW

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 …

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White Sox 1, Cubs 8

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick89

OSS: The Cubs go deep 3 times and played screw the closer in the 8th. Three Four up: Javier Baez was only 1-4, but his 2-out home run in the 7th with 1 man on was the play of the night. Javy hit it way out and broke the 1-1 tie in Cubs favor. He’s got a 113 wRC+ on the …

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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 …

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Journeymen of tomorrow: Cubs minor league recap (6.24.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

Nashville Sounds 0 @ Iowa Cubs 3 (Game 1) Mark Zagunis was 1-3 with a double and run scored. Zagunis has done nothing but hit since being drafted by the Cubs in the 3rd round of the 2014 draft. He was signed for $0.6 million and aside from a 2-game, 9 plate appearance stint to begin his career, here are …

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Cubs to call up Willson Contreras, DFA Tim Federowicz

In News And Rumors by dmick89

According to multiple sources, the Cubs are set to call up their top prospect Willson Contreras tomorrow. Yes, the catching prospect has easily become their top prospect and is probably among the top 10 in baseball at this point. Catchers who can hit and field are rare and that’s what Contreras is. The Cubs will designate Tim Federowicz for assignment …

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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 7, Phillies 2 (5.29.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs sweep the Phillies, grind their bones to make their bread. Three up Ben Zobrist's hot streak continues, this time thanks to a three run homer in the third inning. We're at the point where a one hit game seems disappointing from him. Do better smh. John Lackey was solid today striking out six batters in seven innings and …

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Cubs Minor League Update (5.26.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

El Paso Chihuahuas 9, Iowa Cubs 1 The I-Cubs only had 6 hits in this one, though three of them were for extra bases. It was a quiet night for Albert Almora and Dan Vogelbach. They combined to go 0-7 with a walk (Vogelbach earned the walk). Willson Contreras got the game off.  John Andreoli, Taylor Davis, Matt Murton, Arismendy Alcantara, Logan Watkins …

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Cubs Minor League Update (5.24.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

El Paso Chihuahuas 6, Iowa Cubs 1 The I-Cubs had 9 hits and only a run. The run was the result of a Willson Contreras home run, his fourth. Contreras was 1-3 with that home run and also a walk and 2 strikeouts. The only other notable offensive performance was Arismendy Alcantara who was 2-3 with a couple of singles. There’s …