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Anthony Rizzo (credits below) Hitters To StartAnthony Rizzo |Chicago Cubs| (96.5) – Rizzo the righty-killer should be on a tear this week. The Cubs face only right-handed pitching, the type of pitching that Rizzo thrives on! In limited action this year Rizzo is hitting .343 with a .395 OBP against right-handed pitchers. His OPS against right-handed pitching is 359 points higher than when he faces lefties. He also has twice as many homeruns against right-handed pitchers. He has a seven game stretch this week with no left-handed starters to face.Ruben Tejada |New York Mets| (28.9%) – Those of you who are hurting for middle-infield help should look to the Mets’ middle-infielder Ruben Tejada. This week he escapes the abyss of Citi Field in hopes to spark an offense in this team. Hitting away from Citi Field Tejada has an average of .344 with a .376 OBP. He is available in the majority of leagues and although he won’t be able to get you too much power or speed form the position h...
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Tony Campana went 3-4 with a pair of stolen bases. He also somehow threw guy out from the OF with his baby arm. So there's that.
No Game. Between the rainouts and off days Baez should have just stayed put
Yao Lin Wang had another good start going 6 IP and striking out 4. He allowed a pair of solo HR's including one to Miguel Sano. Jorge...
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I'm sorely tempted to just post links to this ****** team anymore now that everyone of interest is gone. But in all fairness to the Greg of Rohan he was awesome going 3-5 and raising his average to .359.
Logan Watkins is a pretty salty player who just might be able to push for a starting job someday. Last night he went 1-2 with 3 walks...
The Chicago Cubs have fired vice president of player personnel Oneri Fleita.
President of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Wednesday that more front office changes were imminent for the 45-70 Cubs.
Fleita joined the organization in 1995. He was the manager of the club's Class-A affiliate and also oversaw extended spring training.
After spending time as an area scout and...
The struggling Chicago Cubs have dismissed Oneri Fleita, the former head of their minor-league organization and international scouting operations. Fleita had been with the club for 17 seasons in various capacities. He joined the Cubs in 1995 as a minor league manager and was named a vice president of player personnel in 2007. “I'm very grateful for the opportunity for my...
Daniel Vogelbach is working to transform his game, hoping to become a more complete player at first base. As he works toward that goal, his future remains uncertain, with Anthony Rizzo's presence in the Cubs' lineup. Vogelbach isn't concerned about what his future holds. Instead, he's focused on making improvements each day.
When Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer rolled into Chicago last season, everyone knew that the rebuilding process wouldn't be easy for the Cubs. Sure enough, the Cubs are 45-69 on August 14th, and in line for the third overall pick in next summer's draft after picking sixth this past June. Epstein and Hoyer have done a pretty good job at retooling the Cubs for the future, but...
I learned the word "Cubbery" right here at TCR.
And it sure seems like we've been seeing quite a bit of the DISCUBBERY Channel this year.When Jeff Samardzija broke a bat over his knee last week, do you have any idea how lucky we were that he didn't, you know, break his wrists?Cubbery!And then we wouldn't have Shark Week starting Monday night.Jeff Samardzija...
The Chicago Cubs have some decisions to make with their starting pitching. For the injured Matt Garza, it's beginning to look as if time might run out on a return to the rotation this season. And for Jeff Samardzija, the team says it's monitoring his workload but has no plans to shut him down. Garza has not pitched since July 21 because of what the Cubs say is a stress...
This past season we used the slogan "This is a year" for the Cubs. Since the season is ending the new one unofficially beginning when this one does end, so it's time for a new slogan. We're going to let you guys come up with it.
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We are in the midst of one of the greatest weeks of the year folks. That’s right, it is Shark Week ladies and gentleman! No better time to try and figure out the real fantasy value of Jeff “The Shark” Samardzija than by taking a bite out of his numbers! You see, The Shark has actually been very solid for the Cubbies this season. Even more solid than his 8-10 record would...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jeff Samardzija struck out a career high-tying 11 in seven innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Houston Astros 7-1 on Monday night.
Darwin Barney and Alfonso Soriano hit two-run homers and Anthony Rizzo had four hits for the Cubs.
Chicago won for just the second time in 13 games. The Astros have lost 25 of its last 27 road games.
The crowd of 31,452 was the smallest...
There are new faces all over Wrigley Field, but the results are starting to have an old, familiar look. And that's not good. The Chicago Cubs fell 3-0 to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. And while many observers felt pitching would be a problem after the trades of Ryan Dempster and Paul Maholm and the elbow injury to Matt Garza, it's the hitting that's been the biggest...
A bit of an old news at this point, but the previous thread is overloaded with yet another should the Cubs spend or wait to develop some talent first argument? A good 2-3 years more of that discussion...I'm excited.
The big news is that the Cubs fired Oneri Fleita, VP Of player personnel. Of course, last September, Fleita was about to jump ship to the Detroit Tigers and Ricketts...
The Cubs are 7.5 games out of the top pick in the 2013 draft, and can pick up some ground on the loss-leading Astros in this series. The Cubs have done their part, going 2-11 over the past two weeks but barely made a dent in the Astros lead after they went 3-10 over the same span.
This should be ugly. NL rankings in parens