Posts tagged "Starlin Castro"

Mets not the only team eyeing Cubs shortstops. And expect Cubs to ask for established MLB pitching

Mets not the only team eyeing Cubs shortstops. And expect Cubs to ask for established MLB pitching
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 »

Readjustment: Castro, Rizzo and the 2014 step forward

Readjustment: Castro, Rizzo and the 2014 step forward
Note: There’s a lot more to this that will be rolling in as the weeks progress. I concentrated on pitch counts here but pitch recognition is big part of what I address in the following column as well. I’m working on it. Let’s consider these two things: 1. Major League Baseball as currently constructed has... Read more »

Loose lips have fallen on deaf ears. Braves 10 Cubs 7.

Loose lips have fallen on deaf ears. Braves 10 Cubs 7.
half the Cubs played like they were double parked and way too eager to get going on their 5 day All-Star Break. Some Cubs stuck around and tried to make a game of it. But a 7-0 lead is a hard hole to dig out of and the Cubs simply didn’t have enough paws on... Read more »
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Cubs now teeming with talent, options. Where do they go from here? Industry opinion on trade and it's ramifications

Cubs now teeming with talent, options.  Where do they go from here? Industry opinion on trade and it's ramifications
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 »

Can't catch me cause the rabbit done died. Cubs 2 Red Sox 1

Can't catch me cause the rabbit done died. Cubs 2 Red Sox 1
Once again, the Cubs went to the Milton Berle “Just enough to win” theory on offense, and hid behind a very good pitching performance from Edwin Jackson and a stellar performance from the Cubs bullpen and the result was gritty gutty, glass chewing hard to get through with your eyes completely open the whole time... Read more »

Heads you win, tails I lose and rambling and gamblin. Cubs 5 Nats 3

Heads you win, tails I lose and rambling and gamblin. Cubs 5 Nats 3
Against the NL Central the Cubs have some kind of nervous tick that prevents them from playing their best baseball, overcoming adversity and finding ways to win instead of looking for ways to lose baseball games. Thankfully, the Washington Nationals play ball in the National league East. So when the Nats fought their back to... Read more »
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Anarchist's Brunch- About last night. Pirates 5 Cubs 3

Anarchist's Brunch- About last night. Pirates 5 Cubs 3
Last night, the Pirates and Cubs waited out a two hour rain delay before eventually playing a baseball game Saturday night. Sadly fans should have been rooting for the rain. Too many old Cub mistakes- defensive lapses, thoughtless pitches, misguided at-bats etc. led the Cubs to give away a game they were leading and a... Read more »

So long Lonely Avenue. Cubs 6 Pirates 3.

So long Lonely Avenue. Cubs 6 Pirates 3.
Today’s answer is 5. Starlin Castro and Anthony “The Bear” Rizzo combined for 5 RBI in helping the Cubs defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 today. When the Cubs win, the answer is usually a crooked number. Today it was 5.  And it all happened in the third. Bases loaded when Anthony Rizzo came up. Pirate... Read more »

Drifting off to sleep with your teeth in your mouth. Cubs 6 Marlins 1.

Drifting off to sleep with your teeth in your mouth. Cubs 6 Marlins 1.
Jake Arrieta was the over hyped puppy dog and the Marlins line up was the old slimy tennis ball that Arrieta slobbered on, bit, slapped from side to side and pretty much whatever else he wanted. Meanwhile, Nate Schierholtz 3 run home run turned a close game into a much needed and much earned laugher... Read more »
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Burn Notice. Cubs 5 Marlins 4 in 13 innings.

Burn Notice. Cubs 5 Marlins 4 in 13 innings.
The Cubs got a pinch hit from pitcher Travis Wood in the top of the 13th inning to give the Cubs a go ahead run, a victory and an end to a game that was never going to had a pitcher not been sent to pinch hit. Not that it wasn’t a good stroke by... Read more »
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