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Iowa Another day another Rizzo HR. Also, two more Brett Jackson strikeouts. Smokies Junior Lake went 2-5 with a 2B and Jae Hoon Ha hit his first HR of the year. Daytona Spellcheck Jr went 1-4 with a BB and The Greg of Rohan hit his 7th HR of the year. Tony Zych blew the [...]
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Yasiel Balaguert singled three times, drove-in a run, and scored another, Sergio Burruel reached base three times on two singles and a walk, scored one run, and knocked-in another, and Dong-Yub Kim doubled twice and scored two runs, leading the Cubs to a 6-4 victory over the Rockies in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa, AZ....
In what is sadly becoming an annual tradition, OV has unveiled this years' version of our reverse standings. A few people have been asking for it sooner, but I had wanted to wait until the Cubs had fallen at least 10 games back in the standings to officially unveil our recognition that no miracle will [...]
I really don’t know what to say. I am at a loss for words. What is there to say? There is not an answer. And if you think Anthony Rizzo is one, put down the drink right now.
I saw the movie “The Abyss” when I was young. I really don’t remember anything other than it was under water and I was scared. And watching the Cubs … well, I feel the same thing. I might not see the...
The speculation centered on the Cubs making a lineup change involving shortstop Starlin Castro. Manager Dale Sveum made that change Friday night, but it was not the one that was the center of the speculation. In the 1-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates -- the Cubs' 10th straight defeat -- Castro moved up in the batting order from the No. 3 spot to second. There had been talk...
There is a real art to be able to being able to avoid tags at any base in Major League Baseball. Some players use the deak move, where they act like their using one hand to slide into a base and then they come back with the other hand and get the safe call. There are so many bang-bang plays in baseball that a little slight of hand can go a long way for the speedsters in the game...
It is only human to look back and wonder what could have been. We all do it, and in the case of the 1998 National League Rookie of the Year award winner Kerry Wood, who retired earlier this week, it is a haunting epitaph on a career that could have led to Cooperstown.
His slurve along with a dominating fastball were practically unhittable.
I remember the first time I saw him pitch...
Iowa Iowa blew up for 18 runs with Rizzo leading the way. He hit his 15th HR and added 2 more hits as well. He now has a 1.115 OPS. Vitters went 2-5 and is doing better after a slump. Volstad did alright in his first start since his demotion giving up 4 ER in [...]
The Cubs, like the Astros, are looking at their first draft with a new front office in place.
Since 1989, the team traditional has selected college players in the first round; 18 of their 28 first round selections have been college players:
C – 1 (College)
1B – 0
2B – 0
3B – 1 (High School)
SS – 4 (2 College, 2 High School)
OF – 6 (4 College, 2 High School)
LHP – 3...
Chicago CubsHitters: C-. OK, I can't completely pan the Cubs offense, despite them having the third fewest runs in the NL. Bryan LaHair has been AWESOME at first base, hitting ten homers and OPSing 1.020 in his first extended stint in the major leagues. There is a little bit to be afraid about with him, notably the 30% strikeout rate and .405 BABIP. Starlin Castro is doing his...
The Cubs have seen terrible struggles recently, coming in the form of a 10-game losing streak. Northsiders Report looks at what has gone wrong and how the Cubs can change it.
Alex Liddi demonstrates why you can’t just stick an infielder in the outfield. Plus, the Cubs combination of Darwin Barney and David DeJesus provided a candidate for fail of the year. Brought to you courtesy of Jaymes Langrehr. My favorite part was DeJesus holding up his glove like he was Link and the ball was
A.J. Burnett and four relievers worked out of trouble all game and the Pittsburgh Pirates sent the Chicago Cubs to their 10th straight loss with a 1-0 victory on Friday night.
Burnett (3-2) gave up six hits, struck out six and walked two over 5 1-3 innings and the National League's best bullpen made it stand up as the Pirates extended Chicago starter Ryan Dempster's misery...
It’s very rare I can combine things I really like. This time I knocked it out of the park. I love wrestling, CM Punk, Frank Sinatra, and of course the Pirates. So I just knew I had to include that! Hopefully the Pirates used their day off to LEARN HOW TO HIT A BASEBALL LIKE [...]