Cubs 2, Dodgers 0 (8/30/15)

OSS: Kris Bryant provides all the fireworks in this 2-0 victory. Three Up 1. Kris Bryant ended his seemingly months-long road homerless streak with a 2-run jack in the first. It was the only runs of the game, but it was all that was needed. 2. Starlin Castro has been really good since his demotion. Though he had an error in this game, the new 2B had 3 hits from the 5 hole, including...
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Top Play (WPA): Part of the beauty of baseball is that the determining play can come at any moment in the game, even the very first inning. Few other sports hold such criticality during the opening moments of the contest. Kris Bryant was not the story tonight, of that there is no doubt. What he did do was ensure that story could be told. After Chris Denorfia worked a walk, Dodgers...
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Top Play (WPA): Part of the beauty of having the best pitcher in baseball on the mound is that an RBI knock in the third inning feels like a game-winner. That is not quite what happened tonight (more on that in a bit), but Chase Utley’s triple to drive in Jimmy Rollins felt like the end long before the actual end (+.174). Utley ripped a 92-mph Jason Hammel fastball over...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Cubs sign Dexter Fowler to an extension?

Dexter Fowler has had arguably his best season in the big leagues in the year prior to becoming a free agent. The Cubs acquired Fowler from the Astros in January for Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily. Valbuena was surprisingly productive as a Cub from 2012-2014, but hasn’t been quite as successful this season with the Astros in large part because UZR thinks he’s been a worse fielder...
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As we step away from the abyss…what about Dexter Fowler, Cub for life?

The Chicago Cubs enter Wednesday night’s game against the Detroit Tigers in fairly decent position, sandwiched exactly between the Pittsburgh Pirates (3 games back) and San Francisco Giants (3 games up) for the second National League Wild Card spot.  Tuesday night’s rain-delayed and Jason Hammel‘d game wasn’t a victory, but it did show us something about this team in...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera stars in the “Weirdest Pickoff Play Ever”

Twitter @jdavhill During Tuesday’s Tigers-Cubs game, Anibal Sanchez tried to pick off Cubs OF Dexter Fowler (or at least keep him close), but instead, he picked off Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Cabrera, who wasn’t wearing his glove, successfully got enough of Sanchez’s throw with said glove to enable him to scramble and still throw out Fowler at second. And while...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera loses glove, still manages to record out

During the Tigers’ 10-8 win over the Cubs on Tuesday night, Miguel Cabrera showed off some of that defense that he’s…well, really not well-known for. Anibal Sanchez threw a pickoff throw to first, and Dexter Fowler slide into the bag safely…but Cabrera fumbled his glove off. The ball bounced off a wall by the dugout right to Cabrera, and he fired to second without a glove...
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Miguel Cabrera loses glove, still manages to record out

During the Tigers’ 10-8 win over the Cubs on Tuesday night, Miguel Cabrera showed off some of that defense that he’s…well, really not well-known for. Anibal Sanchez threw a pickoff throw to first, and Dexter Fowler slide into the bag safely…but Cabrera fumbled his glove off. The ball bounced off a wall by the dugout right to Cabrera, and he fired to second without a glove...
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Miggy forgets to put on his glove, still records out on botched pick-off

How good is Miguel Cabrera? He can make one of the biggest brain farts in recent memory, make his manager wonder if he's even paying attention to the actual game, commit what appears to be a surefire error ... and ultimately get an out on the play. And that was the Tigers' first play on defense Tuesday night! With Cubs leadoff man Dexter Fowler on first base following a single, Tigers...
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Miguel Cabrera throws glove at pickoff throw, recovers to nab runner for out (Video)

Miguel Cabrera put himself in a precarious position while playing first base during Tuesday night's Detroit Tigers game against the Chicago Cubs as a pickoff throw was thrown in his direction while he didn't have his glove on.It happened in the first inning after Cubs leadoff hitter Dexter Fowler reached first on a single. Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez threw over to first base,...
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Miguel Cabrera caught without glove on for pickoff play (Video)

Catching someone sleeping on a pickoff play is usually a good thing. It’s not so good when the guy who’s sleeping is on defense. But that’s what happened with Miguel Cabrera. During the first inning of Tuesday’s Cubs-Tigers game, Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez threw over to first base in an attempt to pick off Dexter Fowler. Miggy was holding his glove in his throwing hand...
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Fowler, Russell, and Soler keys to Cubs second half surge

The Chicago Cubs never fully reached their full potential in the first half of the year. It took them until late July to show the league what they are capable of. The Cubs went on a nine game win streak and won 16 of 18 games at one point. A big reason for that hot streak was Dexter Fowler, Addison Russell, and Jorge Soler. Those three players have turned their season around here...
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Cubs at White Sox (8-16-15)

The Cubs go for 10 in a row today on the south side. Lineups Cubs CF Dexter Fowler LF Chris Denorfia DH Kris Bryant 1B Anthony Rizzo RF Jorge Soler SS Addison Russell 2B Starlin Castro C Miguel Montero 3B Jonathan Herrera P Dan Haren White Sox CF Adam Eaton DH Jose Abreu LF Melky Cabrera RF Avisail Garcia 1B Adam LaRoche SS Alexei Ramirez 2B Carlos Sanchez C Tyler Flowers 3B Tyler...
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Cubs official Twitter stretches to put positive spin on Hamels no-hitter

It hardly is a secret that the official Twitter for a team always will try to put a positive spin on a defeat, no matter how bad things get. However, you have to appreciate the person who handles the Twitter feed for the Chicago Cubs. There was this post on Saturday at around 6:30 p.m. Central following Cole Hamels no-hitter at Wrigley Field. Yes, of all the history that was made...
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July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Unimpressed By Cole Hamels No-Hitter

The Chicago Cubs hadn’t been no-hit since Hall of Famer stymied them on September 9, 1965. So, when soon-to-be-former-Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels threw a hitless gem against the team on Saturday, the baseball world stood up and took notice. Suffice it to say, the “Loveable Losers” were not as impressed. Dexter Fowler walks twice in loss to #Phillies. Recap: http...
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: First half takeaways

The Chicago Cubs finished the first half of the season seven games over .500 (47-40), third place in the best division in baseball, and with a one game lead for the second wild card spot in the National League. The Cubs successful first half has shocked many people who thought they were still a year away. They have shown signs of youth and inexperience, but have also shown that they...
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Dexter Fowler needs to turn it around

Chicago Cubs centerfield, Dexter Fowler, is off to the worst start to a season in his eight-year career. Fowler was traded to Chicago from Houston for third baseman Luis Valbuena and pitcher Dan Straily this past offseason. The Chicago Cubs had a glaring hole at the leadoff spot last season, and Dexter Fowler was brought in to fix that. So far this year he has not fixed it liked...
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Fowler a catalyst for Cubs offense

  It's cliche to say as Dexter Fowler goes, so do the Cubs. However, when looking at the numbers, that may be the case. As CSN Chicago noted,"when Dexter Fowler gets on base, the Cubs are 27-12. "That's a .692 winning percentage. That also means Fowler has scored in 27 of the Cubs' 43 wins during the 2015 season." While those are great numbers, they're only relevant if Fowler is...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs CF Dexter Fowler out of lineup with ankle injury

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler is out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers because of a sprained left ankle. Fowler is day to day after he got hurt during Chicago's 4-2 victory over the Dodgers on Monday night. He appeared to be shaken up while trying to get back to first on Anthony Rizzo's fly ball to center in the third. Matt Szczur...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Meet Rex & Lex: The two sides of Dexter Fowler

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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs 6, Reds 3 (6/11/15)

OSS: Three run homers FTW. Three up 1. Miguel Montero is busting out of his slump with back to back three run homer games. He also added a walk and a single. Maybe this game is merging with the blowout in Detroit in my head, but I was surprised to see that the Cubs only scored six. 2. Speaking of players that have been a little slump-y, Dexter Fowler also had a multi-hit game, including...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Wednesday Funnies: What to do when the Cubs get shut out

What a dull game.Anibal Sanchez pitched like some kinda genius, which he hadn't really done this year (he's a plus 5 ERA guy this year), and the Cub bats...The closest thing to a run came when Dexter Fowler advanced to third on a wild pitch. And Jon Lester was Lack Luster.Cubs zeero, Tigers 6. Beat the radio. If you recognize the painting, it's because I just re-did it for a fundraiser...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals 8, Cubs 3 (5/29/15)

OSS: The youngsters do their thing to keep the Cubs in the game, but they are sunk by a Cubes outbreak. Three up: 1. All four of the Cubs runs came from their big prospects. Kris Bryant got the scoring started with a double in the third that scored Addison Russell. 2. Jorge Soler hit a booming two run homer in the sixth to bring the Cubs within one. 3. And Addison Russell tied...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the 2015 Chicago Cubs the 2014 Kansas City Royals?

Chicago Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler, center, celebrates with right fielder Jorge Soler (68), and left fielder Chris Coghlan, left, after the Cubs defeated the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) As the Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals gear up for a three game series at Wrigley Field, one thing is certain ...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Fowler feels blessed to be among All-Star Candidates

Dexter Fowler may or may not make the National League All-Star team this season, but that face that he's even being considered in a big accomplishment to him.While playing in a big market has likely helped Fowler generate some votes, it's not as if he's undeserving of the nod.The Cubs center fielder has been an offensive catalyst this season and is hitting .247 through his first...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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