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Conan O’Brien was at it again on his late night show and had some fun at the Chicago Cubs’ expense. Conan had a skit where he came up with some new alternative mascots for the lovable losers, Chicago Cubs. A few of the highlights included the ‘incontinent Chicago Water Tower’, Hal Capone, a Cubs batter who can’t hit a pinata, and the Jesse Jackson 5.
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Ryan Dempster entered the 2012 season in the final year of his contract. He was coming off season in which his ERA had ballooned to 4.80, but his FIP and xFIP were in line with what he'd done as a starter since 2008. His FIP was 3.91 and he had an xFIP of 3.70. The projections had him at a 3.92 FIP this year. The WAR projection was 2.4.
Berselius did using FIP and Fangraphs uses...
What more can be said about Rizzo? Another night another pair of HR's and a ringing ground rule double. The future looks bright at 1B. Josh Vitters was 2-4 with a BB as well. Also, can somebody tell me why Jay Jackson still has a job?
Trey McNutt's ERA finally caught up with his secondary #'s as he was rocked last night. 9 hits and 8 ER in 3.1 IP will do...
At today's Cubs-Tigers game, comedian Jeff Garlin was the guest brought in to sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame", and after his song, he sat in the Cubs broadcast booth for half of an inning. In the midst of some smalltalk about outfielder Alfonso Soriano, Garlin says "let's hope we can trade him soon!" The Cubs announce team stands in silence for a...
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Junior Lake as 2-4 with a triple and is now hitting .299. James Adduci hit a HR and Dae Eun Rhee earned the win despite not pitching that well.
Javier Baez went 2-3 with another monster shot of a HR. It cleared the scoreboard in LC according to twitter. Zeke DeVoss went 2-4 with a SB and Jose Rosario earned his 6th win...
The Cubs placed infielder Ian Stewart on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 13, and designated catcher Koyie Hill for assignment. To take their spots on the 25-man roster, Wellington Castillo was activated from the disabled list and Triple-A infielder Luis Valbuena was recalled from Iowa. Both players were available for Thursday's series finale against the Detroit...
The Cubs go for the series win behind Travis Wood. The Tigers counter with Justin Verlander. Over/under on Verlander K's at 11. Over/under on hits for the Cubs is 2. Take the over on the K's and under on the hits. Hell, perfect game #23 doesn't sound too unreasonable.
Danny Knobler of CBSSports is reporting via Twitter that the Dodgers are "definitely interested" in a trade for Cubs' right-hander Ryan Dempster.
Knobler notes that the Dodgers were also interested in Dempster two years ago, but that the veteran right-hander didn't want to leave and the Cubs ultimately decided to keep him around. Of course, things could be...
The Cubs have fired highly regarded hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo. Jaramillo had been with the Cubs since the 2010 season, and his hiring was based on 15 years of success with the Rangers and their high-octane offense. The Cubs brought him in to boost their struggling offense, but nothing really materialized, and the team dismissed him with the team holding just a .689 OPS and...
Before Wednesday’s game against the Detroit Tigers, Cubs president The Epstein and pitcher Ryan Dempster were seen having a long conversation. The two say they were discussing a fundraiser that Dempster has.
That could be true, but with all the trade speculation surrounding Dempster, anyone who is naive enough to think that was not part of the conversation is foolish.
The Cubs have fired hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo. James Rowson, the organization's minor league hitting coordinator, will step in an interim role.
More than anything else, it was a difference in philosophy that led to the Cubs firing hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo on Tuesday. Cubs president Theo Epstein announced the firing and the promotion of minor league hitting coordinator James Rowson to the job of interim hitting coach before the Cubs beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 at Wrigley Field.. Jaramillo was hired in the fall of...
Is Ryan Dempster the most coveted starting pitcher via trade?
The Cubs are actually an almost reasonable 12-15 at home, so maybe they won't get crushed tonight. But as Cubnut noted on Twitter the other day, the Cubs record in last 22 games that didn't involve the San Diego Padres is 2-20.
When will the Cubs call up top prospect Anthony Rizzo? What's new on the injury front? The Sports Xchange examines the Cubs' hot topics.
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Friday, June 15 @ 2:20 PM
Daisuke Matsuzaka, RHP (0-1, 7.20) vs Ryan Dempster, RHP (2-3, 2.31)
TV: NESN, MLB Network, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Saturday, June 16 @ 7:15 PM
Jon Lester, LHP (3-4, 4.57) vs Jeff Samardzija, RHP (5-4, 3.96)
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio