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Cubs 5, Padres 1

Did The Cubs Win? OSS: Anthony Rizzo‘s HR still hasn’t landed. Three Up 1. Anthony Rizzo, man. 2-3, double, 2-run HR that went a long, long, long way: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2014_05_22_chnmlb_sdnmlb_1&mode=video&content_id=33083847&tcid=vpp_copy_33083847 He’s been the Cubs’ MVP this year (either him or Shark). 2. Jake Arrieta was absolutely dominant in this game. He gave up a HR in […]

Yankees 4, Cubs 2 (Warning: House of Cards Spoilers)

Did The Cubs Win? OSS: Hector Rondon blew his first save on a DARWIN BARNEY ERROR, and Joe Truth shat the bed in the 13th. Three Up 1. Jeff Samardzija was awesome (again). He didn’t get the win (again). The Cubs lost the game (again). 2. Junior Lake! He did really well today, notching 3 […]

Cubs 6, Yankees 1

Did The Cubs Win? OSS: Hammel outduels Tanaka, and Lou Goodvalue gives Masahiro fits. Three Up 1. Luis Valbuena doubled twice and singled once. On the season, he’s .261/.384/.434. Last year, he was .218/.331/.378 on a .233 BABIP, so we should have seen this coming. It’s insane to me that Valbuena isn’t considered a long-term […]

Alfredo Despaigne Profile

I’ll be GW’s pinch hitter, and hopefully he can give Alfredo a more thorough treatment than I can. Since Jose Dariel Abreu defected last year, the title of “best player not in the MLB” has fallen to Alfredo Despaigne. He is a multiple MVP of the Cuban League, and better yet, he is a corner […]

Cubes 2, Barves 5 (5/12/14)

Did The Cubs Win? OSS: Cubes strikeout 14 times, and put Russell into the game. Three Up 1. Starlin Castro went 2-4 with a double and a strikeout. 2. Nate Schierholtz walked and doubled in 2 runs. 3. Anthony Rizzo is good, even when he isn’t that good.  He went 1-3 with a walk, but […]

Ryno’s Wet Dream: Day 1 of the NFL Draft

It’s time to throw Ryno a bone. Today is Round 1 of the NFL Draft. We’ll use this thread as a dump. Also, I’ll have a little contest. Anyone who wants to submit the first round of draft picks, do so in the comments. I only care about when they are drafted, not where. For […]

Al Yellon’s writing. It will hurt you, every time.

Here’s Al Yellon’s recap for yesterday’s game. Cardinals 5, Cubs 4: Walks Will Hurt You, Every Time The Cubs played well Sunday night, but hurt themselves with walks. Interesting premise! The Cubs lost the game. They must have given up way more walks than normal. *checks box score: 4 walks allowed* Well, maybe they just didn’t […]

Journeymen of Tomorrow: The Story So Far (AAA and AA)

It’s been awhile since we’ve touched on the minor leagues this season. dmick has been busy. Seeing as I held the post of “minor league wonk” fairly recently, I thought I’d give a short synopsis of each team so far. Iowa Arismendy Alcantara has not been so great this year. His walk rate is down […]

Cardinals 5, Cubs 4 (5/5/14)

Did The Cubs Win? OSS: Yadier Molina owned the Cubs again off of a fluky single in the 9th, and Rizzo was the zero, not the hero. Three Up 1. The Valbuena/Olt battle is just about wrapped up at this point. Luis Luis walked, doubled and tripled. If the battle is between a guy who […]

Cubs 9, Reds 4 (5/1/14)

Did The Cubs Win? OSS: A to the Rizzo dominates Cingrani/Christiani, and Cubs tee off on fastball guys. Three Up 1. Couldn’t be anyone but Rizzo, who walked 4 times and hit a 2-run homer in the 1st inning. His WPA for yesterday’s game was a stout .298. 2. Starlin Castro had almost as good […]

Cubs Report Card

The season is 1/7th over. Since we essentially are at the end of April, I thought it’d be a good time to go down the roster and assign grades to everyone. I’ll put a short blurb out as well. Welington Castillo Beef Castle has been more-or-less what he’s been his whole career; league-average at the […]

Cubs 4, Brewers 0 (4/28/14)

Did the Cubs Win? OSS: The Cubs play their most complete game of the season against the “best” team in baseball. Three Up 1. Jason Hammel was absolutely sublime all game. It seemed like he had the best control of his pitches out of any Cub in the past 3 years – especially the low […]

Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 7 (4/24/14)

Did The Cubs Win? OSS: Cubs celebrate 100 years of Wrigley Field in fitting fashion. Three Up 1. Jeff Samardzija was brilliant (again). He deserved to win (again). He didn’t win (again). 2. Hector Rondon has to be the best Rule 5 pick of the past 5 years, right? A short reflection of the past […]

Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 2 (4/22/14)

(A note for the reader: I’m home today with a sick little one. She’s asleep, so I’m writing this while watching Season 3: Episode 6 of Breaking Bad (titled: Sunset). There will be spoilers if you haven’t gotten this far). OSS: Hammel dominated, and Olt finally had a no-doubt home run. BBA: I like Walter’s […]

Cubs 2, Reds 8 (4/20/14)

OSS: Carl Newhouse isn’t a very good pitcher, and the Cubs as a collective aren’t a very good hitter. Three Up 1. Anthony Rizzo went 2-3 with 2 walks. It’s hard to ask for a lot more than that. 2. Emilio Bonifacio went 2-4 with a walk and a double. He also stole a base […]

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