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The Cubs faced the Reds less than a week ago (here's the preview). Not much has changed (Cubs still suck, Reds still in first place, Joey Votto still hurt) so I'll just stick to looking at the pitching matchups for the series.
There is a bit of breaking analysis on Aroldis Chapman that I saw while I was trying to figure out who would start the second game of the double header. You might not believe this, but Aroldis Chapman is awesome against mediocre hitters and not as awesome against really good hitters. Who would have guessed? Top NL hitters are 2-5 against him (with 2 walks) and top AL hitters are 2-3 with one walk. The Reds better trade him while he has some value, before other front offices figure this out. He has bust written all...
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According to Enrique Rojas of ESPN the Cubs have signed Starlin Castro to a 7-year extension worth $60 million.
Starlin Castro has agreed to a seven-year, $60 million contract extension with the Chicago Cubs, a source close to the star shortstop told ESPNdeportesLosAngeles.com.
The contract covers four years of arbitration eligibility and three years of free agency, and includes...
Last week against the Chicago Cubs, the Cincinnati Reds couldn't get much going against former teammate Travis Wood, who admitted having some extra motivation in facing his old club for the first time.
Cincinnati could be in for more of the same when Wood returns to Great American Ball Park in the opener of a four-game series Friday night.
The NL Central-leading Reds (71-47)...
Starlin Castro has certainly been productive, even if he's had a few mental lapses. The Cubs now appear to be on the verge of rewarding that production. Castro and the Cubs have agreed to a seven-year, $60 million extension, which also includes a club option for 2020, according to ESPN.com's Enrique Rojas. The contract reportedly covers four years of arbitration eligibility...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brett Jackson hit his first career home run to help Brooks Raley earn his first major league win, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 9-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and a split of their day-night doubleheader on Saturday.
Starlin Castro had three hits and two RBIs as the Cubs rebounded after losing the first two in the four-game weekend series. David DeJesus added...
Theo Epstein has led the Cubs’ rebuilding efforts, and he locked up a key player to a long-term deal on Saturday.
Prized shortstop Starlin Castro agreed to a seven-year, $60 million deal, covering four years of arbitration and three years of free agency.
The contract also includes a $16 million option for 2020. This helps shore up the Cubs promising infield for the long-term,...
Groupon just went Epic.
Groupon, a Chicago-based daily deal website, is currently running a deal for the ultimate Cubs fan, that allows the fan to do everything but play in the actual ball game. Specifically, the Groupon deal has the winner receiving a fully personalized Cubs uniform, a personal tour of Wrigley, hold a press conference, and press box seats. The buyer will also...
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Dusty Baker breaks down the 5-3 victory over the Cubs in game one of the double dip on Saturday.
8/16 Game Review
Louisville lost 8-6. Box Score
Didi Gregorius went 2-4 wih 2 RBI.
Neftali Soto went 2-4 with 2 doubles, a walk and a run.
Dioner Navarro went 2-4 with a walk and solo HR (5).
Felix Perez went 2-5 with a double.
Willie Harris went 1-2 with 2 walks.
Travis Webb threw 1.2 shutout innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
Nick Christiani threw a perfect inning.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Johnny Cueto remained masterful under the sun and Todd Frazier hit the go-ahead drive for the second straight game, leading the Cincinnati Reds over the Chicago Cubs 5-3 Saturday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
Xavier Paul and Miguel Cairo added their first home runs of the season as the Reds roughed up another Chicago starting pitcher for three home...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Todd Frazier hit a two-run home run, Ryan Ludwick and Jay Bruce added solo shots, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 on Friday night in the opener of a four-game weekend series.
Bronson Arroyo survived a shaky start to improve to 5-1 in his last six starts. Arroyo (9-7) gave up nine hits and three runs with three walks, three strikeouts and a wild...
So the Chicago Sun-Times editors decided to have Trey Ferro, son of the newspaper’s owner Michael Ferro, as the “game face” for an edition. How classy, genuine, meritocratic and not at all pandering to nepotism! The Ferro family attended a Chicago Cubs home game and the photo above was taken with Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts up in the Wrigley Field scoreboard. Awwwww, what a...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Rookie Matt Harvey drove in one more run than he allowed in the longest outing of his short major league career, and the New York Mets snapped the Cincinnati Reds' five-game winning streak with an 8-4 victory on Thursday night.
Harvey (2-3), who had lost three straight starts after winning in his major league debut, allowed one run and four hits in 7 2-3 innings...
Tonight’s Pre-Game is being presented by The Daily Stache’s new sponsor…Men’s Warehouse. Well, not really. But our fearless leader sure thinks it should be.
RT @ttlsportsblog: The Daily Stache Presented by Men’s Warehouse RT #InsaneStachePredictions The Mets will win tonight. I guarantee it.
— Daily Stache (@dailystache) August 16, 2012
I don’t think i’ll go out...
Cincinnati (72-47) exploded for five runs in the bottom of the fourth en route to a convincing 7-3 victory over the visiting Cubs (46-71) on Friday. Bronson Arroyo improved his record to 9-7 after a gritty outing. Meanwhile, his former Reds teammate, Travis Wood, took the loss to drop his mark on the year to 4-9.
All in all, it was just one more step in the direction the...