It feels good, doesn’t it? The All-Star break is always a sports no-man’s land. There is literally nothing going on after the game up until… now. Thank god for The Open on the golf channel I suppose? Cubs struck first in this one as Javier Baez singled home Addison Russell in the bottom of the... Read more »
The Cubs…sorry I mean the National League All Stars took on the their American League counterparts Tuesday night at PetCo Park in the 2016 All Star Game. A total of 7 Cubs made the National League roster. Dexter Fowler couldn’t play due to injury, and Jake Arrieta didn’t pitch (more on that later). This is... Read more »
Things looked dark for the Cubs in New York last weekend. The losses piled up, and Cubs nation began to lose hope. But today they declared with one voice. We will not go quietly into the night. We won’t drop in the standings without a fight. Today we celebrate our Independence Day!!! Oh and played... Read more »
Here is the updated best run differentials in the World Series era through 29 games pic.twitter.com/YKKYsWDvsA — dabynsky (@dabynsky) May 7, 2016 cubs look pretty good — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) May 7, 2016 Jason Hammel did not look like first half Jason Hammel this afternoon. It was a day favoring the pitchers at the ballpark,... Read more »
Following a very successful rookie season, the question frequently turns to what can be expected in the seasons that follow. It is common to see new players appear to regress in their second professional year, and sometimes it is a sign of a trajectory that will just continue even after producing a very impressive rookie... Read more »
Well it didn't get much better, did it?
I suppose this loss just acts as a referendum on Friday's, which is the only truly unacceptable one of the bunch, even as infuriating as this series turned out to be. Sometimes a really good pitcher throws the game of his life. Sometimes your starting pitcher just doesn't have it and has you behind the eight-ball before the head is even off your beer. That's baseball. But when you're facing the rotting corpse of Jerome Williams and only get three runs and take a lead into the 9th, you gotta have that. And when you lose the next two, it's basically plunging that knife back into the same wound. There isn't much science to it...
I was going a little dizzy yesterday, and not in my usual pilsner-influenced fashion. The Cubs season hasn't even started, and yet as spring training news and stats start leaking out and you really begin to consider them, you realize you can't help but start to try and do the juggling in your own mind that Theo and Jed will actually have to do on the field. Who gets traded? Who goes where? When do you make that decision? Is it soon before certain players' value start to drop? Or do you wait to find out if you have any sure things? Of course, the great thing is exactly none of us have anything resembling answers to any of these questions, and I really wouldn't be surprised if the Cubs' front office wasn't that much farther down the road to finding them than we are.
And then I was listening to the afternoon show on The Score 670, and Dan Bernstein pointed out what the Cubs really need. And that's the designated hitter. And I think for the first time, I wanted the DH in the NL...
Much has been made of the Mets interested in Starlin Castro or Javier Baez. The teams match up well in that the Mets need hitting and the Cubs need starting pitching. Each has what the other team wants. But Mets GM Sandy Alderson has proven difficult to extract value from in the past. The Cubs... Read more »
Hi folks. Took the weekend off. Nice weekend to take off right? Anyway, see the place is a mess. Last time I leave Mooney in charge. I see the Cubs are trying the slow, clockwise, downward spiral after the big trade. I’ll have wraps of this swell doubleheader in the morning. Until then, here’s... Read more »
It’s hard to imagine that the Cubs could acquire a talent so significant that he can be included in the discussion as to who is the best prospect on the Cubs. But they did exactly that. Addison Russell has been compared to Barry Larkin — but with more power — by more than one scout.... Read more »