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 […]

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (19-32) at Milwaukee Brewers (32-22)

Thanks to Houston’s six-game winning streak, the Cubs have a firm grip on first place of the reverse standings. How about that George Springer guy? I was kind of confused why everyone seemed to be following his service time shenanigans so closely, but I guess I can see why now. The Brewers have not surprisingly […]

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 […]

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Series Preview: Cubs (18-30) at Giants (32-18)

Given how it seems the Cubs usually do on their west coast road trips, a split with the Padres feels like a sweep. As the next series is against the team with the best record in baseball, they’ve got their work cut out for them if they want to continue to buck the trend. Team […]

Cubs sign Manny Ramirez as player/coach

The Cubs have signed Manny Ramirez as player/coach. When I first saw this, I was seriously hoping it was for the MLB team just because it would be funny, but it’s for the Iowa Cubs so there’s really nothing to see. There’s about a 0.08% chance he’ll reach the major leagues. “We do think at […]

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 […]

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Yoan Moncada: The Next Great Cuban Defector?

Since it has become socially acceptable to speculate on which Cuban great will be the next to play in the Major Leagues, allow me to throw in my two cents: Yoan Moncada. Unlike Alfredo Despaigne’s case, there’s good reason to think it could happen soon. Yoan Manuel Moncada is a switch-hitting second-basemen who played for […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Alfredo Despaigne Returns to Cuba

In the past week, there have been rumblings about Cuban outfielder Alfredo Despaigne possibly playing in the United States. None of it makes much sense. Despaigne is one of the best players in Cuba. He’s a short outfielder with an extremely quick bat, a corner outfielder who could probably play regularly in majors. Last year, […]

The Cubs Suck Because of You (and Me)

Rick Morrissey is the latest media member to jump on the Cubs for having the audacity to do marketing this year to sell tickets. I know I have been less than kind to the Cubs when they pull bullshit moves like rolling out a cuddly cartoon bear instead of actually making the major league team […]

Fantasy Waiver Wire: Week 7

After complaining last week about the lack of impending callups last week, they have started to come quickly. Starting Pitchers Rafael Montero Called up by the Mets. Though not thought to have premium stuff, he has been consistently successful throughout the minor leagues with good strikeout rates and great control. He’s a flyball pitcher, but […]

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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