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Soler Broken and Other Cubs News

A few weeks back, Jorge Soler fouled a ball of his shin...a seemingly common occurrence in baseball that carries little consequence past the few moments of stinging pain for the offending party. This being the Cubs and all, the foul ball sent Soler to the 7-day disabled list of which he returned off of this week. The leg still hurt though and now it's being reported that he has a stress fracture and will be out 4-6 walks and possibly the rest of the season. Oh Cubbery...you strike in mysterious ways! Soler will of course miss the Futures Game as well over the All-Star Break, which him and Arismendy Alcantara were named to the World rosters.

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  • The Cubs are stronger defensively than most of the teams they play. In order to capitalize on that, they have to a) put the ball in play and b) run the bases aggressively.

    That said, Cabrera has a strong, accurate arm, as witnessed by his 97 outfield assists over 12 seasons--mostly left field but also a lot of center. Bryant is rarely thrown out, but I guess you have to know who's throwing the ball.

    VirginiaPhil 2 min 7 sec ago view
  • On the other hand, Pries won his first start for Iowa, only giving up two HRs in the process. This trade has got some legs yet!

    Eric S 9 hours 10 min ago view
  • KB now with 0 RBI in his last 10 games and 1 in his last 15, despite having 19 hits in his last 15 games and raising his batting average from .278 to .286 over that span.

    Maybe have Zobrist hit 2 and KB hit 4?

    Also -- no HR in the last 15 games -- time for a bunch. Starting tomorrow.

    billybucks 9 hours 26 min ago view
  • Down a run. Fowler on first. Nobody out. KB singles to left, Fowler makes it to third, perfect throw from Cabrera nails KB trying to stretch for 2nd.

    So, instead of 1st & 3rd and no out, you have 3rd with one out. It was a perfect throw, but why take the chance with 3-4-5 hitters coming up?

    billybucks 9 hours 40 min ago view
  • Must be a Cub thing - our lefties can;t get lefties out.

    billybucks 9 hours 41 min ago view
  • Splitting hairs, but Jake's pitch was poor execution, while KB's play was a poor decision (and the 2nd time he got thrown out trying to stretch in the game). Poor execution happens. Poor decisions are preventable. Speaking of poor decisions -- Baez's steal of 3rd made absolutely no sense.

    billybucks 9 hours 42 min ago view
  • Didn't Jake cost them the game with a pitch to Frazier?

    The E-Man 9 hours 55 min ago view
  • Missed the play w/Bryant. What happened?

    The E-Man 9 hours 56 min ago view
  • Not a good decision by Bryant in the 9th. That may have cost them the game.

    billybucks 10 hours 18 sec ago view
  • Can we un-do the Montgomery deal? Please?

    billybucks 10 hours 1 min ago view
  • THAT WAS TURRIBLE.

    crunch 10 hours 3 min ago view
  • Who is this Arrieta guy? Can I get the old one back please?

    The E-Man 11 hours 12 min ago view
  • Well, this is, once again, the whole season for the Sox.

    billybucks 11 hours 16 min ago view
  • ...and the Bryant RBI jinx continues in the 3rd....crap.

    billybucks 12 hours 48 min ago view
  • bryant's in the dugout filling a police report BECAUSE HE JUST GOT ROBBED.

    f'n cabrerra...

    crunch 13 hours 26 min ago view
  • chapman showing up and available tomorrow night.

    i'm sure he'll be a bit hit. hope he doesn't choke. dude has a rifle for an arm. he'll add a bit of punch to the bullpen.

    crunch 13 hours 27 min ago view