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Let’s trade Samardzija to a bunch of teams

It’s apparent that the Cubs are trading Shark, and probably relatively soon. It definitely won’t be before July 2 (when IFA slots are available to be traded and the hot stove finally warms up), but it could be any time after that. I thought it’d be neat to look at the prospects that the Cubs […]

Reds 6, Cubs 1

Did The Cubs Win? OSS: Rondon gave up some bloops and a blast. Three Up 1. Anthony Rizzo hit his 16th home run, and also singled. He’s the man. 2. Jeff Samardzija tried out for the Blue Jays and it went well – except for Devin Mesoraco, who has plunked twice. Add those to his […]

Journeymen of Tomorrow: 6-20-14

Since the Cubs didn’t play yesterday, let’s dust this off. El Paso Chihuahuas 2 @ Iowa Cubs 6 Prospecting Arismendy Alcantara went 2-5 with an RBI and 2 strikeouts, putting his season totals at .280/.322/.506. It’s the most power he’s shown in his career, but the lack of walks is a serious issue that threatens […]

Cubs 5, Marlins 4

Did The Cubs Win? OSS: Starlin Castro and Travis Wood laying down the big lumber! 1. Starlin Castro went 3-6 with a 3-run bomb. His OPS sits at .802 (15 points over yesterday numbers). He’s never had an OPS over 800 over a whole season, but he’s also never shown power quite like this. His […]

Kyle Schwarber signs for well, well under slot

When the Cubs drafted standout C/LF/1B/DH Kyle Schwarber with the 4th overall pick on June 5, it was fair to assume that the Cubs stood to gain a pretty nifty underslot deal here. Most pundits thought it would be Michael Conforto (who fell to #10), but Schwarber was the recipient of some very late helium […]

Pirates 6, Cubs…screw it, here’s some Kris Bryant stuff for you

Let’s be honest. You don’t care about yesterday’s game. Two bad teams played, and the slightly less bad team won. Castro finished a triple short of the cycle, and the rest of the team sucked (as a team, they drew 0 walks). Who cares. Instead, I’m going to try to describe how awesome Kris Bryant […]

Cubs 7, Mets 4

Did the Cubs Win? OSS: Wood puts one 15 rows into the bleachers, Lake drives in 2 with a triple, and Rizzo hits a ball 700 feet. Three Up 1. Jesus Christ, is Anthony Rizzo good. He absolutely destroyed a ball in this game (20 rows up right-center field). Probably 415 feet on a pop […]

Cubs 5, Mets 4

Did the Cubs Win? OSS: Castro makes a bad error in the first, atones throughout the rest of the game. Three Up 1. Justin Ruggiano set the table pretty perfectly, with a 1-2, 3 BB, 2B, 2 R game. You can’t ask for much more (except maybe not getting caught stealing). 2. Anthony Rizzo had […]

Cubs 2, Mets 1

Did The Cubs Win? OSS: Nate Schierholtz and Chris Coghlan earn their keep. Three Up 1. Nate Schierholtz drove in the walk-off winner, part of a 3-4 day. 2. Chris Coghlan hit his first Cubs HR, and it was a doozy, tieing the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the 8th. 3. Brian Schlitter […]

MLB Draft Preview

Let me start this off by saying all I can tell you is what I’ve heard from the same sites that you have access to. I haven’t seen any of these prospects in person (though I have watched some of the available video on these guys). This is where I tell you to support the […]

Cubs 8, Giants 4

Did The Cubs Win? OSS: Shark gets his first win, and just about everyone helps out. Three Up 1. Emilio Bonifacio set the table with a 2-4, 3B, BB game. He was also caught stealing by roughly 12 feet. 2. Nasty Nate Schierholtz really needed a good game, and he had one. 2-4 with a […]

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 […]

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