Should Brett Jackson be starting for the Cubs?

In News And Rumors by dmick8961 Comments

Brett Jackson was the Cubs first round pick in 2009 and the 31st pick overall. It was the first time that I could remember that the Cubs selected someone who knew how to get on base. Jackson took a lot of walks on college and there was never any doubt as to his ability to reach base. He also had …

NL Central Questions & Answers: Pittsburgh Pirates

In Major League Baseball by dmick8921 Comments

This is our final NL Central Questions & Answers and this time Pat Lackey from Where Have You Gone Andy Van Slyke answers our questions. Obstruced View: Neal Huntington – yea or nay? WHYGAVS: I think Huntington's done a pretty good job thus far for the Pirates; far better than his two predecessors at the very least. The Pirates last …

Obstructed View Opening Day Roundtable – part 1

In News And Rumors by dmick8977 Comments

Your fearless Obstructed View Executive Chairmen got together to discuss various topics related to the 2011 Cubs season. Here’s part one of our roundtable, that focuses on the offseason and specific players/figures. Part 2 will focus on our predictions for the 2011 season. Mike Quade [mb21] : Should we start with Quade?[aisle 424] : Sounds as good as anything.[berselius] : …

NL Central Questions & Answers: Cincinnati Reds

In Major League Baseball by dmick8979 Comments

Here at Obstructed View we’re publishing team projections for the NL Central teams as well as interview with someone who blogs about that team. This time we have Justin Inaz. If you’re not familiar with Justin, he’s one of the smarter people that blogs about a specific team. He’s written for Beyond the Box Score and is currently writing for …

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Getting to Know: Andrew Cashner

In News And Rumors by aisle424168 Comments

Name: Andrew Cashner  Position: Starting Pitcher Bats/Throws: Right/Right Opening Day age: 24 Uniform Number:  48 Does he celebrate on September 11th every year?: Well, it IS his birthday, so I would imagine so.  Wouldn’t you? Where Does He Rank Among National League Fifth Starters?: 9th The good news is that Beyond the Box Score has him rated above every other …

NL Central Questions & Answers: Milwaukee Brewers

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Throughout the week we’re going to be posting some Q&A’s with other NL Central bloggers about the upcoming season.  Berselius has written some nice previews for each team so we’re going to try and post those fairly close to one another.  These are some very good blogs and I encourage all of you to check them out.  Up first is …

Andrew Cashner joins the rotation

In News And Rumors by dmick8973 Comments

The Cubs announced on Saturday that Andrew Cashner would be the team's 5th starter and that Marcos Mateo had claimed the final bullpen spot.  This leaves Carlos Silva off the roster and the Cubs will try to trade him.  That's not going to happen so the Cubs will eat about $5.6 million assuming some team picks him up and pays …