2015 Steamer Projections

The postseason is barely underway, but the projections will start rolling out. The Steamer projections came out yesterday or the day before. 2015 Chicago Cubs Steamer Projections Name IP H ER HR SO BB WHIP K/9 BB/9 ERA FIP Pedro Strop 65 54 22 4 71 24 1.2 9.77 3.37 3.06 3.01 Hector Rondon 65 56 22 5 66 19 1.16 9.15 2.68 3.1 3.17 Justin Grimm 55 50 20 5 53 16 1.2 8.62 2...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Starter Henderson Alvarez leaves early, but Marlins rally past Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) -- Pedro Strop hit Giancarlo Stanton with a pitch in the eighth inning then threw a wild pitch that allowed the Miami slugger to score the go-ahead run, and the Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 Sunday. Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez left the game because of a left hip injury and is day to day. Trailing 3-2 after Luis Valbuena walked with the bases loaded in the seventh...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Pedro Strop activated

The Chicago Cubs' bullpen has had its trouble this season, but it just got back one of the young hard throwers who are part of the team's rebuilding program. The Cubs have activated reliever Pedro Strop from the disabled list and will make him available for the series with the Milwaukee Brewers, which begins Friday night. The Cubs made the announcement via Twitter Friday...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Eloy Goes Deep and Strop Continues Rehab at Diablo Park

Raul Linares ripped a game-winning walk-off RBI double with two outs in the bottom of the 9th, as the Angels rallied from a four-run deficit to edge the Cubs 7-6 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Diablo Park Field #7 in Tempe, AZ. Eloy Jimenez belted a three-run home run and an RBI single, Jeffrey Baez singled twice, walked, stole a base, and scored...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pedro Strop Delivers Some Heat at Indian School Park

Johneshwy Fargas drove-in the tying and winning runs with a two-run double as the Giants rallied to edge the Cubs 3-2 in 12 innings in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Indian School Park Field #2 in Scottsdale AZ.RHRP Pedro Strop (on the Cubs MLB 15-day DL - groin) started the game for the Cubs and threw one inning (12 pitches - 11 strikes), striking...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Signs Of Improvement, Or Cause For Concern

On this off day, both the Chicago Cubs and their fans have got to be enjoying themselves. Coming off their second series win of the season (against the best team in the National League no less), the Cubs are starting to show some signs of improvement. While the improvement is likely coming too late to make much difference in the grander scheme of things, improvement will make watching...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Have Problems, But the Bullpen Isn’t One of Them

As Cubs fans, we’re accustomed to thinking that we have it worse than every other fan base of all of the other 29 teams.  In one particular area, it seems that we think if the Cubs were just average, the team would win a lot more games.  That area is the bullpen.  And that line of thinking is just not true.  The bullpen, for the most part, has actually been quite good. There...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs place Pedro Strop on DL

Following his MRI on Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs have placed reliever Pedro Strop on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left groin. Our own Matt Musico described the injury that Strop suffered while working out earlier this week. Cubs beat writer for Carrie Muskat announced Strop's disablement via Twitter Wednesday afternoon.#Cubs put Strop on 15 day DL with...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs' Pedro Strop (groin) to undergo MRI Wednesday

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Pedro Strop has been hampered with a groin injury over the last week. It bothered him enough Tuesday night against the Chicago White Sox to be removed from the game in the ninth inning.#487472975 / gettyimages.comJesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports Strop will undergo an MRI on Wednesday. The reliever apparently injured himself doing lunges in the gym...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Solving the bullpen problem

It would be awfully hard to look at one single problem the Chicago Cubs and say if the team fixes that, it’ll be on its way. The offense can be inconsistent and not always score runs. As of Monday, the team is batting .231 as a unit, good enough for 25th best in MLB. The starting pitching has a 3.79 ERA, 15th best in the game, but that’s mostly because of the performances of...
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs rally for win in 9th with help from Cubs

CHICAGO -- Fittingly, the Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field's 100th birthday with a loss -- a dramatic, error-filled one, at that. One out from victory, the Cubs allowed the Arizona Diamondbacks to rally for five runs in the ninth inning in a 7-5 loss Wednesday. After an error by shortstop Starlin Castro, Martin Prado hit a two-run single off Pedro Strop (0-2), Miguel Montero...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: The closer carousel

The closer carousel is wild. Already, this early in the season, many closers have lost their jobs or faced injuries. In fantasy baseball, saves are typically hard to come by. In many leagues, every closer is owned. In this article, I’m going to highlight some of the more intriguing closer situations looming throughout baseball, and name a few players that should see some save opportunities...
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Worry About Moore, Not Fielder

In Episode 29, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) are back to recap all fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: Why Matt Moore‘s sore elbow isn’t the only reason you need to be worried about him Why you don’t need to rush out and pick up Pedro...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Weekly Recap – Week 1

Chicago Cubs Baseball - Welcome to Sports Mockery’s Chicago Cubs weekly recap. We will hold each other’s hand and get through this painful season together, reminding each other that the good times and winning ways are right around the corner! Opening Day The Cubs played the Pirates on opening day, and Jeff Samardzija lost again, despite pitching really well. Samardzija has zero...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Baseball…Barely A Step Above Triple-A!

  That’s Cubs catcher John Baker and pitcher Pedro Strop colliding during Thursday’s game in Pittsburgh. Baker has been around the league on…
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs pitcher and catcher collide on popup, still make out (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Chicago Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop and catcher John Baker collided while fielding a popup on a bunt attempt during Thursday's game in Pittsburgh, but fortunately still managed to make the out.It happened in the top of the ninth as Pirates batter Gaby Sanchez bunted the 0-1 pitch straight up in the air in front of home plate. In an apparent...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs make routine pop-up look like anything but routine

Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop clotheslined his own catcher, John Baker, during the ninth inning of Thursday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The two collided violently after they both pursued Gaby Sanchez’s harmless bunt that he popped up just a few feet in front of home plate. While it is usually the pitcher who takes the brunt of the impact in these types of situations...
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Closer Report

To answer your first question, no, I am not dead.  Secondly, sorry to disappoint you.  As we count down the days to draft and when pitchers/catchers report, it's a virtual 'pins and needles' fest for some of the closer battles that could be looming.  Some of these battles are going to be very interesting, 'cause battles are awesome and make fools of everyone.  Let...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Chicago Cubs need Brian Wilson

It’s no secret that the Chicago Cubs are looking for a new closer after Kevin Gregg faltered at the end of the season. There has been a lot of talk of filling the position with ‘in house’ options with guys like Pedro Strop or Blake Parker, but neither of those guys have a lot of closing experience at the major league level. Brian Wilson, as I stated last year, would be a great...
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Strop the Presses

  In a recent interview with the Chicago Tribune, Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio hinted that the closer job was currently up for grabs between Pedro Strop and Hector Rondon. Lets take a look at the first half of that duo and see Pedro Strop’s case for the 9th inning role. Strop had a very inconsistent season in 2013. Although his strikeout rate was a whopping 10.35 K/9, his walk...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Flyers – Week of 9/9

Here we are at the last stretch. If you’re not battling for first, you’ve probably downgraded to checking your team less than daily, especially with fantasy football officially underway. So here’s a quick and easy hitter, starting pitcher, and reliever for you to go browse for in the free agency pool. Move quickly! Fantasy Baseball Flyers Emilio Bonifacio (2B-KC) He was quietly...
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Strop and Guerrier are dealing for the Cubs

Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop. (Photo Credit: David Banks/Getty Images) Back on July 2nd, the Chicago Cubs made a couple of trades in hopes of helping their horrid bullpen. That day they acquired Pedro Strop from the Baltimore Orioles, and Matt Guerrier from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Since the two pitchers joined the Cubs bullpen, they have both performed very well. Both pitchers...
July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

The acquisition of Scott Feldman will help the Orioles

This week, the Baltimore Orioles got an early start on the trade deadline period and did not wait until late July to make a deal. Despite their 48-37 record as of this morning, the Orioles – as most know – like most teams have a need for starting pitching. They rank 29th in the majors with a 4.41 ERA and obviously if the Orioles want to make a run for the postseason, the...
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July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Dollars, no sense, stall Nolasco deal

The Marlins generally are aggressive and decisive in trade discussions. But with right-hander Ricky Nolasco, they may have waited too long. Many in the industry expected Nolasco to be the first starting pitcher traded. Instead, the Cubs jumped the market Tuesday, sending righty Scott Feldman to the Orioles. Granted, the Marlins didn't want necessarily want righties Jake Arrieta...
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July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles Acquire Pitcher Scott Feldman From Cubs in Four-Player Deal

  The Baltimore Orioles needed to strengthen their pitching staff to give a boost to their postseason ambitions, and the Chicago Cubs, well they’re terrible so they can afford to move some of their major-league assets. Consider the non-waiver trading season under way.’s Jon Heyman reports that the Cubs have traded right-hander Scott Feldman and catcher/infielder Steve...
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July 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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