J.T. Realmuto flashes his tools in multi-home game

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins catcher JT Realmuto could hear third-base coach Lenny Harris telling him to stand as he approached home following a race around the diamond to start the fourth inning. Realmuto, who earlier in a 6-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers blasted a solo homer over the left-field wall, would later record one of the inside-the-park variety on Tuesday night. The 24-year...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Getting Closer to Cubs in October…

Once upon a time, Jeff Samardzija said that the Chicago Cubs’ offense was all feast or famine. Well, for the most part this weekend, they feasted. They feasted so much that Jonathan Herrera got to make a curtain call even though nobody asked for one: That was the capper on the Cubs’ scoring for the day, but on Derrek Lee‘s birthday, he got to watch a few more fireworks. ...
Via World Series Dreaming
September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Skipworth is finding his power, but what’s the next step?

Last night Pensacola Blue Wahoos catcher Kyle Skipworth hit a home run for the fifth straight game. It was also his sixth home run in his last eight games. That’s a huge amount of power over the last week and a few days. The five straight games with a home run is just one short of the Southern League record held by former big leaguer Derrek Lee, who homered in six straight games...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday - All-Time Greats - First Base

View image | Paul Goldschmidt has returned from a season ending injury in 2014 to another hot start, hitting .329/.440/.611 with 12 HRs and 38 RBI in 46 games.  Adrian Gonzalez has swung a hot bat as well in 2015, owning a .341/.417/.628 slash that has led to 17 doubles, 10 home runs and 35 RBI.  All-Time Greats - Catchers   But compared to the All...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Cubs Hot Start in Perspective

Records after just 20 games should be taken with a grain of salt. The standard small sample size caveats apply, and particular matchups or hot/cold streaks can skew a team's win-loss record considerably. Still, it's better to be off to a good start than a bad one, and good teams tend to play at least decently across most 20-game stretches throughout the season. The Cubs are off to...
Via Cub Reporter
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Castro’s Rise as an All Time Cub Great

Starlin Castro has gotten off to quite a good start this season. He is hitting over .300, he is driving in runs, and he seems to have a new energy about him. It seems so long ago, but when Starlin first came up to the big leagues he was surrounded by the likes of Lee, Dempster, Soriano, and even a Zambrano (before he went crazy). He had to watch all of these veterans move on, be...
Via Sports Mockery
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Somehow, Someway, That All Worked Out For The Cardinals

That could have been a whole lot better. That could have been a whole lot worse. Both things are true as we dig through the rubble of a 2-2 split against a bottom dwelling foe… that somehow vaulted the Cardinals into a first place tie in the NL Central. First the bad news. + The Justin Masterson trade is officially a bust. His ERA with the Cardinals is 7.90 and he’s surrendered...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

7 Best Chicago Cubs Opening Day Games In Last 50 Years

As the Chicago Cubs get ready to open up the 2014 season, let’s take a look back on some of the greatest Chicago Cubs opening day games of the past 50 years. Last year, if you’ll recall, featured an incredible performance in Pittsburgh by Jeff Samardzija. Samardzija led the Cubs to a 3-1 victory by going eight innings, striking out nine and only allowing three base runners. ...
Via Sports Mockery
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Road to Opening Day: #25

Welp…the Cubs didn’t win on Wednesday.   Final #Rockies 7, #Cubs 5. Baez and Kottaras hit back to back HRs. Att: 10,598 — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) March 5, 2014   There was what was termed a “Little League grand slam” late in the game when Christian Villanueva threw a ball away. Sometimes things just happen. But it’s spring training, you kind of expect silly things...
Via World Series Dreaming
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Road to Opening Day: #41

Pitchers and catchers have reported, and now everyone else will report today with the first full squad workout tomorrow.  You can follow our countdown to Opening Day in Pittsburgh here. Managers Come and Managers Go… The Cubs have had more managers in their history than I care to keep track of, but in my time as a Cubs fan, I think I miss Lou Piniella the most.  Of course we’ve...
Via World Series Dreaming
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Snow Day Cubs Randomness

There’s a snow storm brewing outside and the temperature is getting ready to drop to stupid cold levels.  Most of us being holed up inside, now’s a good time to dig through the news pile and see what we can find… Cubs Convention 2014 This year’s convention is once again at the downtown Sheraton, and Carrie Muskat has some details.  It’s kind of cool that David DeJesus...
Via World Series Dreaming
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Giving away the farm for ill-fated runs

In a Saturday morning article, Time for the Padres to get bold, the U-T San Diego’s Matt Calkins advocated surrendering the farm system’s pitching depth for an impact bat. Calkins’ suggestions centered around the addition of either Giancarlo Stanton or Mark Trumbo, “the Angel with a lifetime OPS of .768 over four seasons.” These players have been mentioned before during...
Via Padres Public
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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