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Cubs 7, Phillies 2 (5.29.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius54 Comments

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 dmick8916 Comments

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 dmick8967 Comments

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 …

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What has gone wrong?

In Commentary And Analysis by dmick89Leave a Comment

We all knew the Cubs had a very good team when the season started. We can never be sure exactly how that will play out, but over the first 26 games, it’s played out about as well as any Cubs fan could have hoped for. As Cubs fans, we’re often left wondering “what has gone right?” This year, I find …

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 …

Miguel Montero predicts Cubs will win World Series

In News And Rumors, Playoffs by dmick89

Apparently Miguel Montero has already predicted the Cubs will win the World Series. Cubs.com published their 5 reasons the Cubs will win the World Series post today and one of the reasons is this: Catcher Miguel Montero already has predicted Starlin Castro will be the MVP of the postseason, and it would be quite a turnaround. Castro was batting .236 when Maddon took him …

Cubs 4, Pirates 5 – Cubs 2, Pirates 1 (9/15/15)

In Uncategorized by myles

OSS: Cubs split with the Pirates with frustrating loss in Game 1 and semi-frustrating win in Game 2 Game 1 Three Up 1. Trevor Cahill has been great since coming to the Cubs on a minor-league deal. Since being released by the Braves, he's had a 2.79 FIP in his 4 Cubs appearances. He might get the start in the …

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DFP: Lester, Montero, and Framing

In Commentary And Analysis, Facepalm by GW

Jon Lester Paying $150+ million for a pitcher with 1600 career innings isn’t the safest of investments, but it sure is nice that the Cubs finally signed someone. After years of missing out on seemingly all of their big-name targets, I can’t have been the only person that was worried that the team simply didn’t have the TV revenue necessary to hang …

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Projecting the 2012 Cubs: Catchers

In Projections by dmick89

The past few years I've done posts for each player, but this year I'm going to do it by position. It's a little more than 9 weeks until the season starts so about one of these per week will get it done by the time the season starts. The starting catcher will be Geovany Soto and one of Welington Castillo …

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (10-13) at Arizona Diamondbacks (10-13)

In Series Previews by dmick89

The Cubs basically canceled yesterday’s game because they didn’t like the matchup. No other explanation makes sense to me – the rain had passed the Chicago area after an hour or two, and it didn’t look like there were further huge storms that could delay ther teams’ flights out of town. I think it had a lot more to do …