Archive for March 2011

Taking a look at the Cubs' 2011 schedule

It’s not very often the Cubs get to play Opening Day at home, so I hope you had the chance to enjoy watching the Cubs open their 2011 campaign in the Chilly Confines, where the bricks were sans ivy and hot chocolate sales probably rivaled those of ice cold beer. (Okay, probably not.) But other... Read more »

More Cubs predictions

Last week I brought you a few predictions about the upcoming Cubs season, all of which were pretty basic–home runs, wins, etc. Today I have a few outside-the-box predictions, and I hope you’ll chime in with your predicted totals and a few unique predictions of your own. Total trips to the DL, Kerry Wood +... Read more »

Cashner cashes in on Silva's struggles

After Carlos Silva posted a very strong start on Wednesday, it looked like Andrew Cashner’s outing today would determine the Cubs’ fifth starter. But before Cashner even took the mound, it was announced that he had won the war without having to fight the final battle.  According to a tweet from Carrie Muskat, the Cubs... Read more »
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2011 MLB Predictions

NL East Phillies They almost made it to the World Series in 2010 and now they have Cliff Lee … again. Getting really sick of them … NL West Giants The NL West is always crazy, but the Giants return Lincecum, Cain, Brian Wilson, et al. I’m still not sure how they score any runs,... Read more »

Hey! Opening Day on a Friday? Actually, I like it this way.

When I first learned that Opening Day was moving to Friday this year (well, technically Thursday, but the Cubs opened on Friday), I was disappointed. Taking Monday off of work to watch the game has become a tradition. There’s something cool about waking up Monday morning not just to a new week, but to a... Read more »

2011 Cubs Season Preview: Part 2

Offense The Cubs were in the middle of the pack in nearly every offensive category last year, finishing 18th in the majors in runs scored. Changes include Pena replacing Lee and DeWitt/Baker/Barney replacing Theriot. Baseball Musings has the Cubs’ best lineup at 4.62 runs per game, which would have been good for 13th in the majors last... Read more »
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Cubs fall to middle of pack in Baseball America's Organization Talent Rankings

After sending five prospects to the Rays in exchange for Matt Garza this past January, the Cubs tumbled from 8th to 16th in Baseball America’s recently released 2011 Organizational Talent Rankings, while the Rays surged to #2 behind the Royals.  Given that the Cubs are also in the middle of the pack with regard to... Read more »

Humor Vault Headlines

With lockout looming, Favre unsure how to confuse fans about potential comeback Dozens injured, three dead after NFL’s “Bring your daughter to work day” Packers fan regrets rash decision to buy hundreds of dollars of “NFC Champions” gear prior to Super Bowl

NCAA "squares pool" follow-up

Back on March 15, we brought you this awesome graph charting NCAA Tournament scores over the last 10 years. In our research, Trevor Sierra, Brian Brennan and I found out things like: Small point differentials are better than large ones. 5 and 9, along with 1 and 3, occurred just once each from 2001-2010.  5... Read more »
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Koyie Hill is terrible and Welington Castillo is not

After another 0-for-3 performance yesterday, Koyie Fucking Hill is batting .037 this spring. He has a grand total of one hit in 27 at-bats, and has walked once. I apologize for even subjecting you to those statistics; typing them made me throw up a little bit in my mouth. Welington Castillo, a 23-year-old catching prospect... Read more »