Cubs 5, Giants 4 (5.24.17)

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OSS: Rizzo hits two homers into the wind and the Cubs hang on to win Three up: Rizzo was the easy WPA leader in this game, hitting two game-tying solo shots in the first and fourth innings and added a single and IBB in his other two PAs. It's nice to see him finally heating up, and his season line …

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 …