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  • from rotowurld...

    "Arrieta has been unbelievable since mid-June, compiling a 1.07 ERA, 0.76 WHIP and 101/23 K/BB ratio over 101 innings in his last 14 starts."

    Author: crunch
    3 hours 10 min ago
  • dunno if you're taking suggestions, sorry if you're not...continuing...

    i'd like to see the 'NEW' tag on posts in a color aside from white, or something to make it stand out...something that would make it easier to see the new posts when you check a post with multiple 'NEW' designations in a thread and you have to scroll down through them.

    Author: crunch
    3 hours 39 min ago
  • Had to love his press conference in PJs.

    I agree with those above -- 2-4 on a trip facing MadBum and Kershaw is OK. We seem to always have trouble in LA.

    It would be good to pick up another game or two on SF while we play CIN and they face Greinke & Kershaw. SF's brutal stretch ends Wednesday -- their schedule gets a lot easier after that, while we have a lot of PIT and Cards in Sept.

    C'mon Javy - we need some thunder against LHP.

    Author: billybucks
    4 hours 20 min ago
  • 2 out of 6 is what I expected, and over this potentially tough trip they've essentially just lost one game in the wc standings.

    Author: Mornington Crescent
    4 hours 41 min ago
  • Amen.
    It'll be fascinating to see how Theo/Jed maneuver this winter to get some consistency off the mound.
    Optimism.
    Feels so odd.
    God I hope no asteroids hit the earth in the next 12-14 months.

    Author: champsummers
    4 hours 42 min ago
  • Congrats, Jake. Castro's AB in the 7th was a comforting moment of certainty in an otherwise stressful evening.

    Author: Jackstraw
    5 hours 10 min ago
  • Oh hell yes first career no hitter for Arrieta. He had such nasty breaking stuff today and was locating it perfectly.

    2 and 6 on the road trip, imo, while not ideal is completely fine with the cushion we had. This though is the perfect ending to this.

    edit/ 2 and 4! Even better lol

    Author: johann
    5 hours 19 min ago
  • 2-4 on the road trip, (2 of 6). Arrieta bookends a 4 game losing streak.

    The flight home will be fun since before the game Maddon has declared the flight home a pajama party. Castro displayed his Super Mario PJ's on ESPN's pregame.

    http://news.yahoo.com/cubs-don-1-piece-pajamas-end...

    Author: Cubster
    5 hours 21 min ago
  • Jake is cold blooded

    no reaction after no hitter

    Guy becoming a legend

    Author: jacos
    5 hours 21 min ago
  • when a guy like baez is considered "oh yeah, he's nice when we can find room for him" and m.olt might as well not exist you know you're packed at the top of the MLB-ready food chain.

    now the system needs pitchers...starters and relievers...and keep the talent pipeline moving from the bottom up.

    Author: crunch
    5 hours 22 min ago
  • Awesome!
    Now, get the hell out of California and back to where we get hits with RISP.

    Author: billybucks
    5 hours 24 min ago
  • 2 and 4, I believe. Actually, "Arrietta" and 4.

    Author: billybucks
    5 hours 25 min ago
  • Shazzam!

    Man, this season has been really fun.

    -and they're not even 'good' yet!

    Author: champsummers
    5 hours 27 min ago
  • arrieta is coming for you greinke...

    Author: crunch
    5 hours 28 min ago
  • !!!!

    Author: Brick
    5 hours 32 min ago
  • unnnnnnnnnnnnnf.

    also, SF lost.

    Author: crunch
    5 hours 33 min ago
  • Jake!!!!!

    Author: Carlito
    5 hours 36 min ago
  • ahem, a snotty problem.

    Author: Cubster
    18 hours 53 min ago
  • Have I mentioned how much I hate modern free agency? Oh, yeah, I have. If it's any comfort, Max Scherzer has a 6.43 in August. It's not because of one really awful outing, either, but a bunch of so-so ones and one pretty bad one.

    Don't get me wrong, I actually wanted them to sign Lester - or somebody, so my rant is really against modern free agency itself. Does anyone, even Theo, really think Lester is gonna be any good when he's 38? They're really paying him $150 million for maybe 3 or 4 good years, and that's assuming he doesn't get injured, which most pitchers do.

    There's no good answer for a contending team other than working to get more home grown pitching. If this was a playoff, the Cubs would be down 0-2. That seems about right for a young team like this. But adding that one additional arm to the rotation next year is gonna be a knotty problem.

    Author: Old and Blue
    19 hours 2 min ago
  • Let's hope the Cub's ace puts an end to this slide tomorrow

    Author: Eric S
    1 day 4 hours ago
  • Kershaw is an Ace. Lester is a former Ace. Not saying he isn't good, just saying, dude is not an Ace.

    Author: Carlito
    1 day 4 hours ago
  • It really did.

    Author: Carlito
    1 day 4 hours ago
  • this game turned into a gigantic bag of dicks really quickly.

    Author: crunch
    1 day 4 hours ago
  • 7th inning - ugh. You knew when Crawford led off the inning with the single things were not going to end well

    Author: Eric S
    1 day 4 hours ago
  • We need to get back home and play more bad teams, stat! Reality checks suck.

    Author: billybucks
    1 day 4 hours ago
  • Wow couple very wide strikes called against Der Kaiser with two men on. Sheesh.

    Author: Carlito
    1 day 4 hours ago
  • dat balk tho.

    thanks for the lead latos.

    Author: crunch
    1 day 5 hours ago
  • It looks great on my phone!

    Even though my first reaction was "Who will save me from the change!"

    Author: Charlie
    1 day 11 hours ago
  • Not God--sure She'll be by to comment soon--but I can say with near certainty that Lester will not get a hit tonight.

    Author: Charlie
    1 day 11 hours ago
  • "Ross-less"

    I'm not a praying man normally, but tonight I'm praying for a Lester no-hitter.

    Author: Old and Blue
    1 day 12 hours ago
  • There have been some mighty good players clearing waivers this summer. I can't back that up with any actual names right now, though.

    Author: Old and Blue
    1 day 12 hours ago
  • See Why There are Baskets

    Stumbled across this 1970 Cubs Highlights of Spring Training.

    At about 19:10 is the final out of Holtzman's No Hitter with Brickhouse making the call.

    After the final out camera shows fans jumping en mass from the bleachers. Neat.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyIaFuFlVJ0

    Author: The E-Man
    1 day 13 hours ago
  • Red Sox pro scouting director Jared Porter is joining the Cubs organization. I haven't seen in what capacity he'll serve. Or if Joe Bohringer is on the way out.

    Author: QuietMan
    1 day 18 hours ago
  • Starlin Castro has cleared waivers. That's good news for a trade, bad news for his value.

    Author: CTSteve
    1 day 18 hours ago
  • From the twit box:
    Phillies plan to expand protective netting

    I don't understand why they can't just build drones to intercept incoming balls and bats. As the kids would say, SMH

    Author: Old and Blue
    1 day 19 hours ago
  • vin announced tonight he'll return for another year in the dodgers booth. neat.

    Author: crunch
    2 days 5 hours ago
  • Marlon Juice Byrd continues to torment the Cubs -- GS vs. the Cards, SF up 4-0.

    Author: billybucks
    2 days 5 hours ago
  • d.ross expected to return from bereavement list on sunday.

    lester pitches tomorrow, btw.

    Author: crunch
    2 days 7 hours ago
  • Koyie, Koyie!!!

    Author: Cubster
    2 days 7 hours ago
  • 85 mph incoming. About 150 mph outgoing.

    Author: Jackstraw
    2 days 7 hours ago
  • Puig on DL with a hammy

    Author: Cubster
    2 days 8 hours ago
  • Maybe he'll hit 85 mph or so!

    Author: Charlie
    2 days 8 hours ago
  • I'm sorry, but I was looking for "The Cub Reporter" website?

    Wow -- very impressive stuff! This should add 5 mph to Haren's FB.

    Author: billybucks
    2 days 9 hours ago
  • I believe this page is good for now. Next up is the depth chart. Hope to hear from AZ Phil about that

    Author: WebAdmin
    2 days 12 hours ago
  • He's been keeping a low profile, but he's around. (He signed in yesterday.)

    Author: CTSteve
    2 days 12 hours ago
  • The "Our Writers" page seems to be similar, the text is there but dark on dark in some places and with weird highlight in others. Should be an easy fix.  I really like the light on dark going on, a lot easier to read.

    Author: WISCGRAD
    2 days 13 hours ago
  • The depth chart is there, the font color and other embedded code makes it look empty. I can edit it so it's visible, but I wanted to check with Phil first.

    Author: WebAdmin
    2 days 14 hours ago
  • Nice job CTSteve! Wondering if AZ PHIL's health is ok?

    Its been a couple weeks since his last post.

    I hope so.

    All the best and GO CUBS!

    Author: The E-Man
    2 days 15 hours ago
  • Will Az Phil's Org. Depth Chart be included?

    Author: Hagsag
    2 days 15 hours ago
  • Also looks and works great on the latest version of chrome.

    Author: Simba63
    2 days 16 hours ago