Found May 29, 2012 on Obstructed View OLD:
PLAYERS: Josh Vitters
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
Iowa Josh Vitters lives! Determined to post a totally average OPS at every level of the minors Vitters hit his 6th HR yesterday and now sits with a pedestrian .767 OPS. Much like his .770 OPS of 2011 or his .770 OPS of 2009. Its weird to see a prospect who doesn't improve or get [...]

A's Rally Dooms Cubs at Fitch Park

Neftali Rosario lined an RBI double into the LF corner and Trey Martin clubbed a two-run double off the CF fence to highlight a four-run Cubs 2nd, but the Athletics rallied to score two in the 6th, two in the 7th, and three in the 8th en route to an 8-6 victory over the Cubs in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa, AZ. The defensive...

Camp, Russell could be next in line for save chances -- if Cubs get a lead

The Chicago Cubs' revolving door at closer took another spin Sunday. Out went right-hander Rafael Dolis. In went, well, whomever manager Dale Sveum feels right for the situation. In other words, it appears to boil down to either right-hander Shawn Camp or left-hander James Russell to close out games. With a 12-game losing streak after Sunday's 10-4 loss at Pittsburgh...

Angels Show Baez-less Cubs No Respect

Hank Conger blasted a solo home run and an RBI double, Zach Borenstein hammered a three-run HR, and Mike Sodders cracked a three-run double, leading the Angels to a 17-1 thrashing of the Cubs at Diablo Park Field #3 in Tempe, AZ. Shawon Dunston Jr belted a home run leading off the game, and that was the only Cub run of the day. 19-year old RHP Tayler Scott (Cubs 2011 6th round draft...

Cubs Closer Ex-Be Al A Dolis

When Sveum told Rafael Dolis that they need him to fill in for Carlos Marmol, he took them way too literally.  “So you don’t want me to walk everyone while blowing games?  Totally mi mal!”  That was Rafael Dolis talking through his translator who speaks Spanglish.  “Can we get a translator who speaks English and Spanish…Separately!”  That’s Sveum losing his shizz...

Soriano homers again, Cubs beat Padres 5-3

Alfonso Soriano homered, Jeff Samardzija struck out eight in seven innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 Tuesday. Soriano hit a solo homer to center field in the sixth. After going homerless in his first 30 games this season, Soriano has seven home runs in his last 13 games. Samardzija (5-3) allowed eight hits and was one strikeout from tying his career high...

Game 50 Thread - Dempster vs. Bass

The Cubs go for the sweep and Dempster hopes to be awarded his first win of the season. Padres Cubs *Venable, CF *DeJesus, RF #Cabrera, SS Castro, SS *Alonso, 1B Mather, CF Quentin, LF *LaHair, 1B #Headley, 3B Soriano, LF Denorfia, RF *Stewart, 3B Hundley, C Barney, 2B *Amarista, 2B *Clevenger, C Bass, P Dempster, P Fun facts: If Dempster does not win today...

Cubs Post-Game Recap by Frank the Tank (We’re Going Streaking!!!)

Rizzo? We don't need no stinking Rizzo! Tomorrow they go for the SWEEP!

Game 48 Thread - T. Wood vs. Suppan

The face of Joe Mather batting third will forever haunt my nightmares of the 2012 Cubs. Padres Cubs *Venable, CF *DeJesus, RF Denorfia, RF Castro, SS *Alonso, 1B Mather, CF Quentin, LF *LaHair, 1B *Headley, 3B Soriano, LF Hundley, C *Stewart, 3B #Cabrera, 2B Barney, 2B #Parrino, SS *Lalli, C Suppan, P Wood, P What's more amazing, that the Cubs have lost...

Chicago Cubs losing at epic rate, even for the Cubs

To say the Chicago Cubs are a franchise known for losing is akin to saying the Irish are a race known for drinking. But Losing 12 in a row i(tying the Kansas City Royals for the worst in baseball this year) isn’t loveable for any Major League Baseball team, even the loveable losers. The Cubbies, worst in the majors with a 15-32 record and .319 winning percentage (tied with the...

Series Preview: San Diego Padres (17-32) at Chicago Cubs (15-32)

Will the Cubs complete the hat trick of being swept by some of the worst teams in the NL? This time they have the additional challenge of getting swept at home. Team Overviews NL Rank in parens   Padres Cubs wOBA .278 (15th) .296 (14th) UBR -4.4 (15th) 4.1 (1st) UZR -1.7 (9th) 9.9 (5th) [...]

Cubs Post-Game Recap by the Rebellion (and Ewoks)

We won! Enjoy it while it lasts. Hopefully this little celebration won't end in a lawsuit by George Lucas.

Anthony Rizzo Rumors: Cubs AAA affiliate pulls cheap publicity stunt?

The Chicago Cubs AAA affiliate, the Iowa Cubs, made a huge PR department blunder tonight; their media relations employees appear either a.) incompetent or b.) manipulative. When the organization itself (the insider of all insiders) gets the news wrong, as they did regarding top prospect Anthony Rizzo, it’s either gross negligence or a desperate play for publicity. You tell me...
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