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Series Preview: New York Yankees (23-20) at Chicago Cubs (15-27)

The Yankees head to town this week, fittingly the week after the Cubs did their Babe Ruth called shot giveaway. Nice work on that one, Cubs marketing department. The Yankees are missing a lot of key players to injury, not surprising given the age of the team. Carlos Beltran went down last week with a […]

Brewers 0 – 3 Cubs

Stealing a post from Myles… Three up: 1. Edwin Jackson: 7 IP, 1 BB, 11 K, 0 R. He’s even brought his ERA below 4 seemingly for the first time since the Cubs signed him. He threw a lot more sinkers than usual in this start, and was hitting 96 with both of his fastballs. […]

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Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers (26-15) at Chicago Cubs (13-26)

The Brewers have cooled off a bit relative to their hot start to the season, ‘merely’ going .500 over their last 10 games. They’re down a few offensive weapons, with Aramis Rodrigo on the DL due to a hamstring injury and Carlos Gomez serving his suspension from last month’s brawl to take a few days […]

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Series Preview: Cubes (12-21) at Barves (18-15)

Atlanta has been having trouble scoring runs this year, and is currently on a 2-8 skid that included sweeps by the Marlins and Giants. To get an idea of how awful the Braves offense has been, they have score 24 runs fewer than the mighty Cubs offense. Ouch. We could see less than 15 total runs scored […]

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Series Preview: Chicago White Sox (15-17) vs Chicago Cubs (11-18)

As far as I can tell, the Crosstown Cup no longer has BP as a sponsor. Fear not, I’m sure we’ll find out tonight that the Cubs sold the naming rights to Donald Sterling two weeks ago. As awful as the Cubs have been this year, they only have a -6 run differential. The Phillies […]

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (8-16) at Cincinnati Reds (11-14)

The Cubs haven’t been swept yet*, so, uh, I guess they got that going for them. The Reds do not enjoy this property, as they are coming off a sweep at the hands of the Barves. Sunday’s loss was capped off (well, pre-capped off) by ejections Reds manager Bryan Price and Homer Bailey, who was […]

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (7-14) vs Milwaukee Brewers (16-6)

The Cubs have yet to win a series this year, and now go on the road to face the team with the best record in baseball. I’m guessing the Cubs sweep, because that’s how baseball seems to work (laughing). Before the season, a lot of prognosticators picked the Brewers to be a much better team […]

Series Preview: Worst Record vs Third-Worst Record

As you might have heard, it’s the 100th anniversary of the opening of Wrigley Field this week. Seeing how the two teams that are playing are in the bottom five of the standings right now, it’s no wonder that the Cubs have been using “Party of the Century” as their main marketing gimmick this season. […]

Doubleheader Preview: Chicago Cubs (4-8) at New York Yankees (7-6)

Rain turned this short series into a day-night doubleheader. The two teams will meet again in mid-May, and hopefully we won’t have to get bummed out yet again by seeing Tanaka on the mound in a Yankees jersey. Aside from Tanaka, the Yankees also picked up Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann, Kelly Johnson, Brian Roberts, and Jacoby […]

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (3-6) at St. Louis Cardinals (5-4)

  Hey, at least the Cubs aren’t in last place in the division (sort of)! Cincy also has a 3-6 record but has a slightly worse run differential. St. Louis is coming off a series win against those Reds, and get to feast on this Cubs team next. Given Matt Adams‘s emergence last season, Allen […]

Series Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates (4-2) at Chicago Cubs (2-4)

These guys again? After taking the opening series from the Cubs, the Pirates went on to take two of three from the Cardinals. They beat up on Cards starter Shelby Miller in the first game, and the Cardinals returned the favor against Liriano in the second. They won a close game on getaway day with […]

Series Preview: Philadelphia Phillies (1-2) at Chicago Cubs (1-2)

Cubs HOF Ryne Sandberg returns to Wrigley for the Cubs home opener. The Phillies opened the season with a 14-10 win against the Rangers in which included a Jimmy Rollins grand slam and Cliff Lee picking up a win for giving up eight runs in five innings. Team Overviews These are 2013 numbers, NL rank […]

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (0-0) at Pittsburgh Pirates (0-0)

Baseball season we are in you! The Cubs open up against last year's surprise (ish) team, the Pittsburgh Pirates. They finished at 94-68 last year, beat the Reds in the inagural NL wild card game, and took the eventual champions to the full five games in the NLDS. They had no answer for Adam Wainwright and the […]

Cubs opening day roster finalized

Alberto Cabrera DFA, Brian Schlitter takes final spot With the bullpen sorted out (for now), the Cubs opening day roster looks like: C Welington Castillo C John Baker  1B Anthony Rizzo 2B/SS Darwin Barney SS Starlin Castro 3B Mike Olt 2B/3B Luis Valbuena 2B/SS/3B/CF Emilio Bonifacio OF Ryan Kalish OF Ryan Sweeney OF Junior Lake […]

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Weekend Roster Moves of note Darnell McDonald —-> AAA Chang-Yong Lim —-> Korea Tsuyoshi Wada —–> released Tsuyoshi Wada —–> re-signed to a minor league deal Neil Ramirez —–> AAA Javier Baez —–> AAA Jonathan Sanchez —-> AAA Casper Wells —-> AAA Blake Parker —–> AAA No real surprises here, except maybe Blake Parker, who […]

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