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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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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 […]

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 […]

Series thread for the inevitable ass-whuppin’ by the Cards

None of us have time for a proper series preview so this title by cubsnorkia (Rice Cube) will have to do. Enjoy the ass kicking. If that’s not enough, enjoy this nonsense by Alvin. All of BCB is melting down now. This isn’t even by Alvin: “Don’t think I can be a Cubs fan any […]

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 […]

Fantasy Waiver Wire: Week 6

Previous editions are here. This week, I’ll focus mainly on starting pitchers. Starting Pitchers Josh Beckett I understand that some find owning older, injury-prone veterans like Beckett distasteful, but he should really be on a roster in every league right now. His velocity is up, he’s throwing his curveball as frequently as he did in […]

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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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Javier Baez’s slow starts

The Cubs top prospect Javier Baez is off to a forgettable start this year. Over 92 plate appearances he’s batting only .169/.250/.313. To his credit, he’s carried over a much improved walk rate from AA. It’s at 7.6% (7.9% at AA), but he’s struck out in 37% of his plate appearances. One thing we’ve gotten […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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