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Plus/Minus and Baez’s strikeout problem

You all remember Phil Rogers and his beautiful plus/minus system he developed? Well, it’s time to to put it to use. The other day I was reading the news and I read that the US had announced a successful airstrike against IS in which 15 militants, 4 tanks and 4 civilians were killed. That sounds like disastrous results to me, but who I am to question the wisdom of the United States...
Via Obstructed View
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Renteria, Baez don't tap brakes in Cubs' 6-4 win over Brewers

Despite the slim prospects of finishing no better than a tie for last place in the National League Central with the Cincinnati Reds, the Chicago Cubs showed they haven’t given up. That was evident Friday night in a 6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers that took three hours, 34 minutes to complete. Cubs manager Rick Renteria was ejected in the eighth inning by second base umpire...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs fan throws HR ball back with authority (Video)

A Chicago Cubs fan in the outfield stands displayed some impressive arm strength when he threw a home run ball all the way back to the infield during Saturday's game at Wrigley Field.After L.A. Dodgers batter Adrian Gonzales hit a home run to center, the fan in the front row who ended up with the ball threw it back - with authority. The ball made it to the edge of the outfield...
Via Holdout Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Losing streak ended

Finally, the Chicago Cubs felt the taste of victory. It had been over a week since the Cubs have been able to shake hands to celebrate a victory after losing seven straight games. They were able to prevail last night in Pittsburgh and once again get into the win column with a 6-4 victory. If this win is in any way an indication of things to come the rest of the season, the Cubs should...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Javier Baez almost breaks the sound barrier

The Cubs won tonight against the Pirates, and at 65-83, they have only 14 games left and must win at least 8 of those to avoid 90 losses for those of you who care about these things.  For those of you wondering about draft position, they’re #6 (most likely #7 due to the Astros’ Aiken/Nix snafu) so it’ll take a bit of a run plus a collapse from some other teams to drop out...
Via World Series Dreaming
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Javy Baez Will Be an All-Star

Javy Baez will be an All-Star in this league. Yes, the same Baez that has struck out 41.6% of the times he has stepped in the box. No, I do not buy my cars from Josh Gordon. I’ll admit, it is hard to defend a guy hitting .173 with as many strikeouts as Javy Baez but I’m not ready to call him a bust like some fans are, 37 games into his career. In your best 30 for 30 voice, what...
Via Sports Mockery
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Much needed off day

Chicago Cubs Yesterday’s off day could not have come at a more perfect time for the Chicago Cubs. Losers of six straight and heading into a series with the Pittsburgh Pirates that just swept the Cubs last weekend, the Cubs needed an off day to try and get their minds right and come back playing much better baseball. After being completely dominated by the Pirates last weekend...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Enough is Enough: Javier Baez is a Bust

The excuses are running thin, quick. For those claiming that his swing is on point and that he is Gary Sheffield-esq and that he’s still young and that power hitters strikeout a ton – GET OVER IT! It’s better to offer no excuse than a bad one - George friggin’ Washington  Javier Baez has proven that regardless of your excuses, he isn’t any good and should not be a part...
Via Sports Mockery
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Weekend of promise

Although the Chicago Cubs have seemingly been out of the race for a playoff spot for quite some time now, this weekend against their arch rivals the St. Louis Cardinals shows that the Cubs are very close to competing with the National League Central’s cream of the crop. If this weekend is a sign of things to come for the Cubs, then there is good reason to be very optimistic as...
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Javier Baez and His Swing

Javier Baez’s debut so far in the major leagues has been “hit or miss”. I mean that in a literal sense, Baez has either hit a home run or struck out in exactly half of his 74 major league at-bats. While he has shown some extreme power, his strikeout rate is troubling. Most of his power in generated from the wild hack of a swing he has. Of course, since he only 21, he still...
Via Sports Mockery
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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