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In News And Rumors by aisle424102 Comments

I don’t think anyone featuring as many as two functioning brain cells actually thought James Russell’s start would go well.  I’d be willing to bet that Russell himself probably told his family not to bother DVRing it.  Yet, somehow, some way, the Cubs managed to reveal their one true talent and let it shine for all to see as they …

Cubs to sign Doug Davis

In News And Rumors by dmick89110 Comments

The Cubs are reportedly close to signing Doug Davis to a minor league deal. Davis has been considerably better throughout his career than most people realize. Baseball Reference uses Rally’s WAR calculation and has him at nearly 22 rWAR. Fangraphs has him at 23.5 fWAR. Last season he threw only 38.1 innings in the big leagues for the Brewers. He …

Obstructed View Merchandise: A Dream Come True UPDATED

In News And Rumors by andcounting178 Comments

Every 1.8 seconds, a child in the Chicagoland metropolitan area makes a wish—and not just any wish. A wish to see the Chicago Cubs play on the hallowed ground of Wrigley Field. For the lucky ones, that wish is granted without a second thought. But not every child has two parents with six-figure salaries. Some children have bigger problems than …

11 Cubs Sure To Disappoint

In News And Rumors by dmick89115 Comments

I should have written this about ten days ago, but I didn’t so I’m going to do it now. Early season stats mean absolutely nothing to me so there’s no risk of them influencing this list. 10. Blake DeWitt Why he’s here: The Cubs got Blake DeWitt from the Dodgers last summer in return for Ted Lilly. Lilly was a …

Say with me

In News And Rumors by dmick8947 Comments

There is no such thing as an awesome bullpen entering the season. There is no such thing as an awesome bullpen entering the season. There is no such thing as an awesome bullpen entering the season. Every time you start to think some team has an awesome bullpen in March, repeat those lines ahead. The bullpen is way too inconsistent …

Offense So Far

In News And Rumors by dmick897 Comments

Before we show any numbers at all, it must be stated that the numbers are mostly useless, if not entirely useless. It’s a total of 8 games. Small sample size! That doesn’t mean we can’t show some team numbers just for fun. That’s all it is at this point. vs. R: 182 PA, .325 wOBA, 94 wRC+ (100 is average)vs. …

Ramirez’s single

In News And Rumors by dmick8932 Comments

“Aramis Ramirez, in typical style, is at first base. I mean, no excuse why a Major Leaguer is not at seconed base on that ball.” — Bill Schroeder, Brewers color commentator In last night’s 7-4 Cubs victory over the Brewers, Schroeder took a shot at Aramis Ramirez after Rickie Weeks first error of the night. A popup was misjudged by …

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There Have Been Worse Ideas

In News And Rumors by aisle42462 Comments

It has been suggested on other parts of the interwebs by someone we’ll refer to as A. Yellon… no… that’s too obvious.  We’ll call him Alvin Y.  Anyway, he suggested that the Cubs need to think outside the box and just let Kerry Wood start as the 5th starter until either Cashner or Wells returns.  I swear I am not …