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  • If they added a velocity-of-hits factor to WAR he'd have broken the algorhytm.

    Author: Carlito
    40 min 24 sec ago
  • I just thought I'd point out that Soler has a 0.6 WAR in only his first 3 games, according to Fangraphs. (Just imagine if we extrapolated that over 162 games!!!!1!!! Clearly he'll be worth 32.4 WAR next season. Barring injury, of course.)

    Author: Charlie
    56 min 47 sec ago
  • BILLY B: Exactly.

    The only value batting in front of Rizzo is if the hitter has a good eye and doesn't swing at pitches out of the strike zone. Then he will see mostly fastballs. So (eventually) Addison Russell and Jorge Soler would be the two hitters among the "Fab Five" you would most want to hit in front of Rizzo (and Bryant).   

    Author: Arizona Phil
    2 hours 19 min ago
  • Batting Javy #2 makes sense if the goal is to get him ABs and see a lot of pitches -- but the theory that he was going to see a lot of fastballs hitting #2 always seemed flawed to me -- once it was established he would chase virtually every slider, why would anyone throw him fastballs, no matter where he hits in the order? Also, in classic Cub fashion, they basically told everyone that they were batting him #2 so he would see fastballs -- pitching coaches are not stupid.

    Author: billybucks
    2 hours 37 min ago
  • I understand the temptation, but you'll be glad you didn't succumb.

    BTW Soler bats cleanup tonight.

    Author: Carlito
    3 hours 36 min ago
  • A thousand apologies.

    [edit] It took all my willpower to avoid the obvious irony of including filthy fucking language in my response.

    Author: The Joe
    3 hours 48 min ago
  • Can you watch your language?

    Please.

    Author: Carlito
    3 hours 57 min ago
  • Just. Wow.

    Author: Carlito
    3 hours 58 min ago
  • I have nothing useful to add, but holy pooh this team is fun to watch again.

    Author: The Joe
    5 hours 9 min ago
  • Mostly low sliders. Me thinks he'll figure it out. He has to if he wants to stick around.

    Author: Old and Blue
    5 hours 13 min ago
  • behold...the power of a batter wanting to pull a ball no matter the defensive shift.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2014_...

    Author: crunch
    5 hours 17 min ago
  • doub isn't getting punished for it through 4ip, but he's throwing a lot of crap today.

    also, it's kinda crazy to watch baez swing (and badly miss) on stuff s.sosa or cpat wouldn't even swing at. there isn't a low pitch he won't offer at no matter how far outside the zone...crazy.

    Author: crunch
    5 hours 36 min ago
  • Maybe the Cardinals just suck.

    Author: Carlito
    5 hours 52 min ago
  • how about ty cobb logan watkins

    Author: waveland
    5 hours 54 min ago
  • Soler on "game count" according to Gordon Wittenmeyer to monitor his hamstring this season

    Rizzo will be back for home stand.

    Author: jacos
    7 hours 37 min ago
  • we get to see more c.valaika! woo!

    also, can someone on this team f'n step up and take the leadoff spot from coghlan...anyone...someone...

    Author: crunch
    8 hours 50 min ago
  • Any chance Rizzo plays in game 2?

    Yeah I hope it is them being really careful.

    Author: Carlito
    9 hours 4 min ago
  • I'm more concerned about Rizzo being out a 4th day. Back stuff is scary. Remember Pujols and his back issues? I hope they're running whatever tests they run for that kind of stuff. 4 Days is a long time for muscle tightness.

    Author: Old and Blue
    9 hours 6 min ago
  • He had a day off Tuesday right? Dude is on fire...
    You're probably right Rob...just....geez Soler is locked in right now.

    Author: Dusty Baylor
    9 hours 17 min ago
  • He has a history of leg injury why push it.

    Author: Rob Richardson
    9 hours 23 min ago
  • Why the EFF is Soler out of the lineup???? Doubleheader or no.
    Sheesh...better rest him after 3 games?

    Author: Dusty Baylor
    9 hours 35 min ago
  • Outstanding!

    Author: billybucks
    9 hours 38 min ago
  • Shit, by this criteria I'd have to delete ALL my posts.

    Author: Carlito
    10 hours 32 min ago
  • Deleted--not really contributing anything.

    Author: Charlie
    10 hours 43 min ago
  • I saw that and I thought of your comments about Baez / Castro. It was impressive because he looked like what you said - a very balanced discussion. Also you and Virginia Phil and others are right I think: I saw a determination and awareness in Baez last night that was very impressive and NOT flakey. Even sprinting to first base on a 'sure out' - a lot of awareness.

    Author: Carlito
    10 hours 59 min ago
  • MLB.TV. I think I replayed that home run 20 times, out of pure shock and awe. And if you have Amazon Prime and their Kindle.TV, rewinding is much easier than on most apps. Picture quality is pretty good, too. Finally I can see the Cubbies on my big screen. I tried Chromecasting MLB.TV but the thing stalled most of the time.

    Author: Old and Blue
    11 hours 5 min ago
  • Was it just me, or did it seem last night that Baez was talking to Castro about not looking at the pitching coach when he was trying to leg out a triple. The way Baez was motioning his hands around in the dugout and talking to Castro right afterwards. He was clearly not chewing him out, just looked like he was probably saying something like, "maybe it would have been better to not run while looking over your shoulder?" I can see those two helping each other out, unless Starlin gets traded for helping to promote Cubbery.

    Author: Old and Blue
    11 hours 10 min ago
  • That was a nice at bat. And Baez said it was his best at bat of the year. Not any of this homers, that one. So it shows he knows he needs to work on the swings and misses. I don't think his slider was working well at all last night, though, or it may have been a different outcome. He did try to make Baez fish - I think it was on the 1-2 count, and Baez laid off. Nice at bat and if we start seeing more of them this year things are gonna really look up.

    Author: Old and Blue
    11 hours 14 min ago
  • Fuck it, bring up Vogelbomb.

    Author: Old and Blue
    11 hours 17 min ago
  • Damn it

    Take the wife to a chick flick tonite and I miss the second coming

    Author: jacos
    19 hours 53 min ago
  • Dale Sveum: "Shit. Shit shit shit. SHIT."

    Author: Carlito
    21 hours 42 min ago
  • The pitcher's immediate reaction to Soler's 2nd HR is somehow indescribably funny to me ... He didn't know how to react and just kinda puffed out his chest and walked toward home plate. Priceless.

    Author: Carlito
    22 hours 15 min ago
  • Little guy has some pop! First ML HR batting right-handed.

    Author: Eric S
    22 hours 23 min ago
  • this team is going to be frightening next year

    Author: waveland
    22 hours 23 min ago
  • alcantara joins in on the fun with a HR.

    Author: crunch
    22 hours 24 min ago
  • Rizzo must be like - um - get me back on the field.

    Cubs fans we might be having a fun decade or so of baseball starting to peek around the corner.

    Author: Carlito
    22 hours 31 min ago
  • Apparently baseball isn't as difficult as some people make it out to be.

    Author: Jackstraw
    22 hours 36 min ago
  • Definitely an encouraging AB for Baez - seemed to have dialed it down just a little bit there ... and still ropes a double.

    Author: Eric S
    22 hours 36 min ago
  • That reminded me of that old cartoon where the ball is screaming as it flies out of the yard. Good god.

    Author: Carlito
    22 hours 38 min ago
  • HOLY

    SHIT

    Author: Carlito
    22 hours 40 min ago
  • looked like a Mcgwire bomb there

    Author: waveland
    22 hours 40 min ago
  • that one was destroyed. both homers tonight were no-doubt HR's in any park.

    Author: crunch
    22 hours 40 min ago
  • soler #3.

    3-3...with a walk, too.

    Author: crunch
    22 hours 41 min ago
  • HOLY SOLER!!!

    Author: Eric S
    22 hours 41 min ago
  • I'm more impressed that he managed to work the count from 0-2 to 2-2 before lining into the gap

    Author: waveland
    22 hours 44 min ago
  • ...and baez gives the cubs a 2 run lead.

    Author: crunch
    22 hours 46 min ago
  • That young baseball player is dialed in. Damn.

    Author: Carlito
    23 hours 5 min ago
  • soler #2...killed it.

    tie game.

    Author: crunch
    23 hours 14 min ago
  • Justin Ruggiano will miss the remainder of the 2014 season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle.

    Author: QuietMan
    1 day 1 hour ago
  • "The Cubs plan to use a six-man rotation in the month of September, with Felix Doubront remaining after his spot start on Saturday."

    also, ruggs is done for the year after having left ankle surgery.

    Author: crunch
    1 day 2 hours ago
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