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Five tool players

I admit it. I brought you here under false pretenses. Here you thought you were going to read about players or prospects that had the proverbial five tools like running, throwing, power, high batting average and character. But that is not what this post is about. I'll leave such tool worship to the scouts and prospect writers who are good at what they do. Instead this post is...
Via The Flagrant Fan
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles-Cubs Preview

A healthy lead in the AL East is evidence that the Baltimore Orioles have few regrets about their recent decisions. Letting Jake Arrieta go, however, may be one of the few they've come to regret. The red-hot Orioles get their first look at the revitalized Arrieta in a Chicago Cubs uniform Friday at Wrigley Field as they attempt to match their longest win streak of the season...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Week 9 Closer Report

Welcome back to The Fantasy Fix’s Closer Report for Week 9. Are the Chicago White Sox switching closers? Do the Cubs have a new closer in waiting? Is there any news outside of the Windy City? Follow along to see where we are today. Remember, we’ve moved the Fantasy Fix Closer Report Chart to its full time home right here. As always, feel free to ask a question in the comments...
Via The Fantasy Fix
May 31, 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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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...
Via Cub Reporter
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...
Via Cub Reporter
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...
Via World Series Dreaming
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...
Via World Series Dreaming
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 MLB.com Carrie Muskat announced Strop's disablement via Twitter Wednesday afternoon.#Cubs put Strop on 15 day DL with...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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...
Via isportsweb.com
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Celebrate Wrigley’s Birthday in Grand Fashion

Today, the Chicago Cubs celebrated the 100th birthday of Wrigley Field. Tom Ricketts and the Cubs pulled out all the stops to make this a day to remember, which is something that I think they succeeded in doing with flying colors. Today is a day that I do not think any fan of the Cubs will be able to forget for a long time; not even if they wanted to. Typically, baseball teams...
Via World Series Dreaming
April 23, 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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via Baseball Professor
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...
Via Sports Mockery
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…
Via Busted Coverage
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...
Via Holdout Sports
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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via Razzball
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs sign four, Jan. 16-18 WL recap

OF Nate Schierholtz, IF Luis Valbuena, LHP James Russell, and RHP Pedro Strop avoid arbitration and signed one-year deals with the Cubs, who also exchanged salary figures with four others.
Via cubs.scout.com
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs face question at second as tender deadline nears

Do the Cubs keep a solid defender like Darwin Barney at second base or look for another option? That's one of the decisions the Cubs face Monday in advance of the 10:59 p.m. CT deadline for Major League teams to tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible players. The Cubs have eight other players on that list: infielders Luis Valbuena and Donnie Murphy, outfielder Nate Schierholtz...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 01, 2013  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via World Series Dreaming
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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