Found May 28, 2012 on Obstructed View:
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) [...]

Rafael Dolis Loses Cubs Closer Job

The closer carousel continues to spin in Chicago as Rafael Dolis has been removed as the starting closer for the Cubs. Manager Dale Sveum removed the volatile Dolis after he allowed at least one run in five of his past six innings of work. With an ERA approaching five and a save conversion percentage of just 67%, it makes sense for Sveum to try a new option at closer until Carlos...

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...

5th worst start for the Cubs ever

Chris Jaffe looked at the Cubs worst starts and found that this 15-31 bunch ties for 5th worst with the 1962 team. Jaffe's article is worth a read. It's a brief article so it won't take you very long. Last night I became curious how well the Cubs would have to play the rest of [...]

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...

The Children Are The Future- Cubs Minor League Update Sponsored by ZigZag

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 [...]

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...

Mickelson wants in on Padres purchase

The golfer said he would make a "significant investment" as part of a prospective ownership group seeking to purchase the Padres.

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!

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...

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...

Padres Offensive Goes Missing After Game One Outburst.

After their highest run outburst of the 2012 season, the Padres offense went in the tank, scoring only one run in the final three games. The loss was the Padres sixth in their first seven on this 10-game road trip. They will head to Chicago to face the floundering Cubs for a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Below is a recap of the Padres disappointing series against the Mets at...

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.

Bird in Wrigley Field infield nearly gets hit by batted ball during Cubs/Padres (Video)

We've seen already some interesting baseball moments with birds and the below video is another one to add to the collection. During Monday's Cubs/Padres game, a bird somehow made it onto the infield during the seventh inning when San Diego's Everth Cabrera was at the plate. Then, a batted ball from Cabrera nearly hit the bird but ended up in the glove of Cubs 3rd...

Report: Phil Mickelson interested in owning a piece of the Padres

Pro golfer Phil Mickelson is interested in purchasing a piece of the San Diego Padres, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Monday. Mickelson, the second all-time leading money winner on the pro tour, has joined four of the grandchildren of former Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley in a partnership to pursue the purchase of the team. Mickelson said he would put a lot of his own...
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