Found August 24, 2012 on
Blackmon RF, Herrera SS, Pachecho 1B, Gonzalez LF, Hernandez C, Colvin CF, Nelson 3B, LeMahieu 2B, Pomeranz P
Mather RF, Vitters 3B, Rizzo 1B, Soriano LF, Castro SS, Castillo C, B. Jackson CF, Barney 2B, Samardzija P
The Rockies recent 5-game win streak and the Cubs continued excellence in losing has earned the Cubs a 3-game lead for the #2 spot in next year's draft for the time being (4 games over the Twins). The Cubs still "trail" the Astros by 9 games for the top spot and doubtful they can tank enough to get there.
As for the lineups, two ex-Cubs start for the Rockies. The thin air of Colvin has certainly helped his power and probably his confidence and he's enjoying a solid season with an .884 OPS through 319 PA's. His home/road splits are about as extreme as you'd expect out of a Rockie (.991 vs. .775). He had an amazing June with an OPS north of 1.000, gave back a little in July(.720), but is enjoying another fine month in August (.985).
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Bruce Levine writes today that Bob Brenly's contract with WGN TV is up after this season and hypothesizes that he would be quite popular if he reaches the free agent market in the offseason.
One viable options for Brenly could be a spot calling Arizona Diamondbacks games. Brenly, a fan favorite who managed the Diamondbacks to a 2001 World Series title, could stabilize a shaky...
THAT'S USING YOUR HEAD
Ouch. That’s gotta hurt. Leaving a chunk of your scalp on the playing surface while trying to snag a souvenir ball? So bad on so many levels. Although the video does not provide the precise date and game during which this Chicago Cubs fan went all topsy-turvy, chunk-of-hair-losey, it’s reasonable to surmise that it occurred during the [...]
In our continuing Iowa series of "That guys still playing?" we introduce Horacio Ramirez (yes that one) who went 7 IP allowing 1 ER and striking out 1. Not to blow Horacio's Horn or anything but he's probably our best pitching prospect now.
Matt Szczur hit a triple. Nobody else did anything.
Daytona Game 1
Christian Villanueva went 1-3 and PJ Francescon...
The Chicago Cubs recalled left-handed pitcher Brooks Raley from Class AAA Iowa and optioned left-handed pitcher Chris Rusin to Iowa, the club announced Saturday. Raley will start Saturday's game for the Cubs at the Colorado Rockies. Raley, 24, is 1-2 with a 7.63 ERA in 15 1/3 innings in three starts for the Cubs this season. Rusin lost in his only start for Chicago this...
The Rockies continue to play well, but the 75 pitch limit remains.These Colorado Rockies are looking more like a good team than a team that was on a collision course with 100 loses less than two weeks ago.On Thursday afternoon in New York, the Rockies completed a four-game sweep of the Mets, their second in as many years. They won in a different fashion to complete the sweep, winning...
We have chosen the 5 finalists and each person responsible for writing it will receive a copy of The Essential Games of the Chicago Cubs. We're letting you vote on the winner who will also receive an Obstructed View t-shirt. Voting is open on Facebook through next Wednesday. You can access the poll directly by clicking this link. Thanks to everyone who submitted a slogan. Below...
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Ahh… the Hendry Era. The Cubs were always winning, the best players were beloved by the media and treated with respect by the front office, player acquisitions were always based on sound analytical wisdom, and Order prevailed in its eternal conflict with Chaos. Wait, what’s wrong with these…?
/cleans fogged up sepia-tinted Transitions Lenses
It’s all this damn Texas sunlight...
Twins career: Matt Walbeck, now 42, played with Minnesota from 1994-96. During his time with the Twins, Walbeck, a catcher, played in 275 games, the most he played for any team during his 11-year major league career. He batted .230 with 103 RBI and eight home runs during those three seasons.
After breaking into the league in 1993 with the Chicago Cubs, Walbeck was traded to Minnesota...
Despite Friday's struggles, Belisle has been huge for the Rockies.Don't dust off the parade confetti just yet.The Colorado Rockies couldn't hold a 3-0 early lead over the Chicago Cubs. They were plagued by poor work from the bullpen, and the sloppy defensive play that Rockies fans have become accustomed to in the 2012 season.Starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz continues to...
The author attended Wednesday night’s game — or, at least, the first eight innings of it — between the Class A Midwest League affiliates of the Minnesota Twins (the Beloit Snappers) and Chicago Cubs (the Peoria Chiefs) in Beloit, Wisconsin. Below are some notes on same.
Please note: none of what follows constitutes Official Prospect Analysis.
Regarding Miguel Sano and Jorge...
Tango is running his annual scouting report and it's available now. When you get a few minutes take a look at it and fill out the survey for the Cubs.
With the playoffs out of the picture, the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs both feature lineups full of inexperience as they look to the future.
Colorado's young team is currently outplaying Chicago's.
In their first meeting of the season, the Rockies look to win a sixth straight game for the first time in 16 months when they open a three-game series Friday against the...