View Post

Cubs 12, Cardinals 3 (5.24.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius13 Comments

OSS: That’s more like it Three up: The Cubs jumped on Michael Wacha early, batting around and scoring six runs in the first inning. It feels strange to have gotten used to seeing Cubs pitchers get a PA before they even take the mound. David Ross had the biggest WPA play in the rally, a bases loaded double that drove …

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 …

View Post

Short Series Preview for a Short Series:

In Series Previews by berselius48 Comments

The Cardinals are good. The Cubs are not. Here's a look at the matchups for this quick series in St. Louis Monday: Ryan Dempster, RHP (1.02, 2.16, 2.80, 3.83) vs Jake Westbrook, RHP (1.76, 2.79, 3.20, 4.00), 6:05 PM CT This is a matchup of pitchers who have gotten off to fantastic starts to the year. You have to give …

Belated game thread: Cubs at Cardinals and a piece of history

In Game Threads by berselius106 Comments

The Cubs are already up 4-0, thanks to an Ian Stewart 3-run homer off of Wainright. I forgot to include this piece of history in my minifacepalm this morning. Yesterday marked the 100 year anniversary of the last game that Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance played together. In memoriam: Baseball's Sad Lexicon These are the saddest of possible …