The Ghosts of Free Agency Future

In Commentary And Analysis by GW151 Comments

In the aftermath of the recently announced deal with the city to renovate Wrigley Field, Theo Epstein spoke to the media about its potential benefits to the team: Our payroll now is third in the division. That’s fine. But it should be first in the division. So this is one of the ways that we’re going to get there. It …

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Daily Facepalm 4.11.12

In Facepalm by berselius30 Comments

1000 word recap of Paul Maholm's Cubs debut last night Other comments on last night's game You'd think that conditions like last night's (freezing, wind howling in) would be conducive to pitching, But when you can't locate multiple pitches, you're going to get hammered. Maholm walked two and hit two batters in the first inning, as well as a double, …

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Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers (1-2) at Chicago Cubs (1-2)

In Series Previews by berselius57 Comments

The Brewers dropped their opening series to the Cardinals, losing to Jaime Garcia and Lance Lynn in three relatively high-scoring games. The Cubs, meanwhile, did their best to try to have the bullpen/defense blow late leads in all three games against the Washington Nationals. This will be Aramis Ramirez's first appearance in Wrigley not wearing a Cubs or Pirates uniform. …

Cubs @ Brewers, 1:10 pm

In Game Threads by Obstructed View Staff230 Comments

  Cubs wOBA wRC RS Brewers wOBA wRC RS Kosuke Fukudome .343 .594 -0.13 Rickie Weeks .349 .622 -0.02 Starlin Castro .332 .537 -0.03 Carlos Gomez .297 .396 0.04 Marlon Byrd .338 .556 -0.01 Ryan Braun .378 .714 -0.07 Aramis Ramirez .350 .586 -0.03 Prince Fielder .404 .795 -0.03 Carlos Pena .378 .675 -0.01 Mark Kotsay .304 .398 -0.08 Geovany …

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (3-3) at Milwaukee Brewers (3-4)

In Series Previews by berselius85 Comments

The Cubs won the Arizona series but came away less two members of the rotation. They head to Milwaukee, who are coming off three straight wins against the Atlanta Braves. Ryan Braun and Rickie Weeks have gotten off to hot starts but the rest of the lineup hasn’t started hitting yet. Here’s a look at their (small sample size) team …