Posts tagged "Kyle Schwarber"

The Chronicles of BABIP

The Chronicles of BABIP
BABIP is a vengeful baseball god that requires regular ritual sacrifices to appease RT @DCONN24 Wtf is BABIP and why does it hate the Cubs? — Rice Cube (@CubicSnarkonia) July 9, 2014   In case you are unaware, the acronym BABIP stands for “batting average on balls in play,” and is best explained by friend... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: A Win For Cubs Dads Everywhere

Ivy's Roundup: A Win For Cubs Dads Everywhere
First of all, Happy Father’s Day again to everyone!  I had a blast hanging out with the boy all morning.  We went to the park, then ate some Potbelly, then watched How to Train Your Dragon 2.  Pretty nifty movie.  Oh yeah, in case you missed it, the Cubs won the ball game (I got... Read more »

Way Too Early Thoughts about Schwarber and the 2014 Draft

Way Too Early Thoughts about Schwarber and the 2014 Draft
Evaluating drafts days or months after in any sport is a terrible idea. Evaluating baseball drafts after the first day is an even worse idea, but the Cubs had a very interesting first day of the 2014 day. However, yesterday was an extremely interesting day in terms of the Cubs draft strategy. The Cubs clearly... Read more »
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Day 1 Quickie Recap: Cubs Select Kyle Schwarber at #4; UPDATE Jake Stinnett at #45

Day 1 Quickie Recap: Cubs Select Kyle Schwarber at #4; UPDATE Jake Stinnett at #45
As we blogged earlier, the Cubs decided to go the underslot route after the three teams in front of them took the three best pitchers in the draft.  With no Brady Aiken, Tyler Kolek or Carlos Rodon to snag, the Cubs instead took Kyle Schwarber. The consensus seems to be that the Cubs got a... Read more »

The 2014 Chicago Cubs MLB Draft Preview

The 2014 Chicago Cubs MLB Draft Preview
Wow, this is so last minute, but that kind of stuff happens when you have one of those actual job things, and the job isn’t “to blog obsessively about the Cubs.”  I digress, I like my job.  Anyway, onward! We blogged previously about what the Cubs can spend given the CBA restrictions in this year’s... Read more »