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Padres 5, Cubs 4 (4/17/15)

OSS: Inconsistent umpiring and inability to execute despite it sinks the Cubs. Three up: 1. I take back anything bad I’ve said about Herrera. He was on third base in the third inning and the Padres had a big shift on for Rizzo, leaving him uncovered at 3b. He took some huge leads, which led to Shields threatening to run over to pick him off for lack of anything better to do and...
Via Obstructed View
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Rockies need to halt JV Sundays

It was the sixth bleepity-bleeping game of the season. The sixth! Just this past Sunday, the Colorado Rockies carried an impressive 4-1 mark into the series finale with the Chicago Cubs. It was one of those glorious Colorado days – clear blue skies, warm but not too hot – perfect for daytime baseball. But unlike most Sundays over the past two seasons, this one actually felt like...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fowler, Cubs comeback to steal series from the Rox

The Colorado Rockies were one out away from winning their second consecutive series to start the 2015 season before Dexter Fowler stepped up to the plate in the top of the ninth inning on Sunday in Denver. The former Rockies outfielder hit a two-run homerun to turn a one-run deficit into a 6-5 lead for the Chicago Cubs. Closer Hector Rondon finished off the Rockies in the bottom...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fowler's homer off Hawkins gives Cubs 6-5 win over Rockies

DENVER (AP) Dexter Fowler hit a two-run homer off LaTroy Hawkins with two outs in the ninth inning, helping the Chicago Cubs rally for a 6-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on a blustery Sunday. Hawkins (1-1) hung a slider to Fowler, who drove it into the right-field seats. It was the first homer of the season for the former Rockies player. Neil Ramirez (1-0) earned the win by getting...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dexter Fowler is the man. Cubs 6, Rockies 5 (4/12/2015)

OSS: Dexter Fowler returns to Coors and makes a deposit. Three Up 1. Dexter Fowler is officially a Cub now. With 2 out, 1 on, down 1, 0-2 count, Fowler laced a shot into the second level on the right field. Fowler finished the game 2-5 with the dinger, and finished the series with 12 total bases and 2 walks. Defensively, I can start to see some warts, but in Coors Field it’s really...
Via Obstructed View
6 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Dexter Fowler Obliterates Baseball Off Of Former Cubs’ Closer

The Chicago Cubs were trailing 5-3 heading into the top of the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. Following an RBI-single from pinch hitter Wellington Castillo, the Cubs were still trailing by one. Luckily for the Cubs, Colorado put in closer LaTroy Hawkins, so in other words Chicago had a great chance to win. Former Rockies’ outfielder Dexter Fowler was the Cubs’...
Via Sports Mockery
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs @ Rockies - Hendricks vs. Lyle; Game 6 Thread

Cubs go for their first series win of the year...a little short-handed. Kyle Hendricks vs. Jordan Lyle #Fowler CF *Blackmon CF  *Rizzo 1B *Gonzalez RF Soler RF Arenado 3B *Coghlan LF *Morneau 1B Castro SS *Dickerson LF *Montero C McKenry C #Alcantara 2B *Descalo SS Hendricksl P Lyles P Herrera 3B LeMahieu 2B The thin air and the thin pitching of Colorado was enough to wake up the...
Via Cub Reporter
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs 9, Rockies 5 (11/11/15)

OSS: Kyle Kendrick turned into Kyle Kendrick and the Cubs bats woke up. Three up: 1. Dexter Fowler had two straight triples to start the game, and the Cubs hit the Rockies pitchers hard all day. 2. Coghlan and \o/ MIKE OLT \o/ went back-to-back in the 3rd 3. Castro had a nice day at the plate, with three hits including a no-doubter HR to left center. Three down 1. Mike Olt was hit...
Via Obstructed View
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs offense awakens in 9-5 win over Rockies

DENVER (AP) Chris Coghlan and Mike Olt hit consecutive solo homers in the third inning, Dexter Fowler had two triples and the Chicago Cubs ended the Colorado Rockies' bid for their best start in team history with a 9-5 win on Saturday night. The Rockies were attempting to improve to 5-0 for the first time. This is the fifth occasion they have won four of their first five. Starlin...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Have a New Approach to Player Development

Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox attempts to turn the double play over Dexter Fowler #21 of the Houston Astros during the game at Fenway Park on August 16, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Jared Wickerham) In recent years, there has been too much pressure on Boston Red Sox prospects to perform and the organization has suffered some setbacks as a result...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Jon Lester has dead arm, will miss Saturday’s start

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports New Chicago Cubs ace Jon Lester will miss his scheduled start on Saturday vs. the Seattle Mariners, with what is being deemed a dead arm. Cubs manager Joe Maddon made the announcement Friday, after Lester experienced fatigue in his left arm. “He’s going through a bit of a dead arm period” Maddon said, via MLB.com. Maddon says the Cubs are...
Via Sports-Glory
29 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox and Cubs Dominate Baseball’s OffSeason

As pitchers and catchers report to spring training this week, the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox look for revamped rosters to bring renewed hope to Chicago baseball fans. Both the Cubs and Sox took center stage during baseball’s winter meetings and despite a flurry of moves from the San Diego Padres, the best offseason belong to the teams at 35th and Shields and Clark and Addison...
Via Sports Mockery
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs, OF Fowler agree to $9.5 million deal, avoid arbitration

CHICAGO -- The Cubs and recently acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler have agreed to a $9.5 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Fowler, acquired in a trade with Houston this week, made $7.35 million last season, completing an $11.6 million, two-year deal. He asked for $10.8 million in arbitration last week and was offered $8.5 million by the Astros. He is eligible for...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant: The Newly Anointed King of the Hot Corner? Not So Fast…

Many Cubs fans believe that the Chicago Cubs are FINALLY giving them what they want and handing the everyday third base duties to Kris Bryant with the trade of Luis Valbuena  and Dan Straily to Houston for Dexter Fowler earlier this week, but that isn’t necessarily the case. Dream Snatchers Gordon Wittenmyer, of the Chicago Sun-Times, quoted Jed Hoyer: “When we think Kris...
Via Sports Mockery
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs, Fowler agree to $9.5 million, 1-year deal

CHICAGO (AP) The Cubs and recently acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler have agreed to a $9.5 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Fowler, acquired in a trade with Houston this week, made $7.35 million last season, completing an $11.6 million, two-year deal. He asked for $10.8 million in arbitration last week and was offered $8.5 million by the Astros. He is eligible for...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Fowler is a game changer

Just when we thought the Chicago Cubs were done making significant additions this off-season, the team officially announced on Monday the acquisition of outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros for struggling minor league starting pitcher Dan Straily and the on-base juggernaut infielder Luis Valbuena. Before the trade, the Cubs were set to enter 2015 with unproven prospect...
Via isportsweb.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The Fans, The Metrics, and Dexter Fowler

Dexter Fowler played 959 innings in center field for the Astros in 2014, which is noteworthy mostly because he was traded to the Cubs on Monday, but also because of how poorly the defensive metrics rated him for those 959 innings. By Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) he was 20 runs below average and by Ultimate […]
Via Fangraphs
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros sign Colby Rasmus to reported 1-year, $8 million deal

One day after trading center fielder Dexter Fowler to the Cubs, the Astros signed a possible free agent replacement. Houston agreed to terms Tuesday afternoon with outfielder Colby Rasmus, signing him to a one-year contract. Colby Rasmus’ deal is one year at $8 million, source says. No club or player options included. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 20, 2015 The 28-year...
Via Bloguin Best
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros sign Colby Rasmus to reported 1-year, $8 million deal

One day after trading center fielder Dexter Fowler to the Cubs, the Astros signed a possible free agent replacement. Houston agreed to terms Tuesday afternoon with outfielder Colby Rasmus, signing him to a one-year contract. Colby Rasmus’ deal is one year at $8 million, source says. No club or player options included. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 20, 2015 The 28-year...
Via The Outside Corner
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Better Know a Cub: Dexter Fowler

Yesterday, the Cubs spun Lou Goodvalue and Dan Straily into their (presumable) starting CF for 2015. A short eulogy for Luis Valbuena follows. Valbuena was underrated by the general population and probably slightly overrated by the blogging community (and with his batflips, it’s easy to see why). Valbuena was cheap, able to play anywhere on the diamond, and he took his walks. While...
Via Obstructed View
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs’ plans with Kris Bryant still not written in stone

The Chicago Cubs made a rather expected move on Monday when they went out and acquired center fielder Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros. Fowler fills a need for on-base percentage at the top of the lineup, while also presenting Joe Maddon with an extremely versatile lineup to work with throughout the year. There is also another rather exciting aspect of the deal, that has not...
Via Bloguin Best
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Transaction Analysis: The Cubs Get Raysy by Sahadev Sharma and Craig Goldstein

Dexter Fowler gives Chicago OBP at the top of the lineup and gives Maddon the flexibility to mix and match in myriad ways.
Via Baseball Prospectus
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs get Dexter Fowler from Houston Astros

The Chicago Cubs acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros in exchange for infielder Luis Valbuena and pitcher Dan Straily. The Cubs dealt away some of their infield surplus to upgrade their outfielder. Meanwhile, the Astros got a new third baseman and some depth for their rotation. The 28 year-old Fowler hit .276/.375/.399 in his first season with the Astros...
Via Baseball News Source
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Dexter Fowler To the Cubs

Source: Stacey Revere/Getty Images The Chicago Cubs recently sent Dan Straily and Luis Valbuena to the Houston Astros in return for Dexter Fowler. The outfielder is coming off of a strong 2014 where he hit .276/.375/.399, though he was limited to 505 plate appearances in 116 games due to various injuries. Initially with the Colorado Rockies, Fowler proved he isn’t a Coors Field...
Via The Fantasy Fix
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Try Not To Fowl It Up

The Cubs hinted at getting an outfielder that could play CF or LF just over a week ago and today they finalized a deal for about the only player that made sense to fit that role. The Cubs sent Luis Valbuena and P Dan Straily to the Astros for OF Dexter Fowler. Hard to find a way to not like this deal, but I'm sure some will find a way. In Fowler, the Cubs get a switch-hitting center...
Via Cub Reporter
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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