Cubs 9, Brewers 7 (4/18/2017 Recap)

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OSS: The bats are alive! Three Four Up 1. Miguel Montero had a very nice day, with a basket homer and two other singles. Nice to see him heat up after a relatively cold start to the season. I'm not opposed to him getting 55 starts or so this year, just to help preserve Contreras. 2. Jason Heyward is still routinely …

How The Cubs Went 124-33 Last Year (sort of)

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If you want to be technically correct (the best kind of correct), the Cubs went 103-58-1 last year in the regular season. That said, I was curious what their record was in each 7 game tranche (as that's the number of games in the World Series. The Cubs won the World Series in 7 games last year.), and since it's …

Dodgers (4-3) @ Cubs (4-2) Game Thread (4/10/17)

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Time: 7:05 PM CT TV: ESPN Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (4-2)   Kyle Schwarber, LF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, RF Addison Russell, SS Willson Contreras, C Jason Heyward, CF Javy Baez, 2B Jon Lester, P Lester ZiPS 189.7 IP 8.92 K/9 2.14 BB/9 3.08 ERA 3.34 FIP (DODGERS LOGO.png) (4-3)     Logan Forsythe, 2B Corey Seager, SS Justin Turner, 3B …

The 25: Jon Lester

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Previous programming note from Myles: Now that the season is fast approaching, and I've started to get the itch to talk baseball again, I'm hoping to pick up the pace. Hopefully I can convince the other writers to do the same. I'm going to take a look at the 2017 Cubs, starting with the best players and taking a descending …

The 25: Kris Bryant

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Programming Note: As you may have noticed, posts have become slightly more scarce over the offseason (in which we celebrated the Cubs winning the World Series after a 3-1 deficit). I think that happened for two reasons. The first is that the Cubs won the World Series, so it's sort of like the ending of a book. They reached the …

The Cubs are incredible drafters

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I have a funny game that I'd like to play. It's no secret that the Cubs have been tremendously lucky over the past 4 years, drafting-wise (and even Almora is good from 5 drafts ago). What shocked me is just how good the Cubs have been – they could easily have not had an opportunity to take Bryant or Schwarber …

Happy 23rd Birthday, Addison Russell

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Last year, I wrote about Addison Russell in pretty glowing terms. The last paragraph from that post: This team is so incredibly deep, that you can imagine a scenario in which Russell puts up 4 WAR this year and gets absolutely no attention from a national outlet. Don't make that mistake.  bWAR: 4.3 fWAR: 3.9 WARP: 3.9 Seriously, the exact …

Cubs acquire Wade Davis, divest Jorge Soler

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The news of the Winter Meetings revolved around the Chris Sale. Once he was out of the way, though, nearly all the chatter surrounding the Meetings was Wade Davis and his 2017 team. While the Cubs were always the team most whispered, it was by no means a sure thing until today. In a straight one-for-one swap, the Cubs acquired …