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  • Power rankings: No. 26 Cubs

    Power rankings: No. 26 Cubs
    En route to 91 losses last season and a radical regime change, the Cubs were outscored by 102 runs. As it happens, half of those can be put down to talent and half of them to playing the game well. Bill James tracks manufactured runs, both created and...
  • Castro's embarrassing walkabout helps Cubs regain lead in the Idiot League

    I suppose the Cubs should be thankful that Starlin Castro didn’t just drop down and start doing dirt angels on the Wrigley infield while actual baseball was about to commence, but there are plenty of embarrassing aspects of Starlin Castro’s...
  • Castro gets 'mental break' vs. Reds

    Castro gets 'mental break' vs. Reds
    Starlin Castro will celebrate the one-year anniversary of his debut against the Reds by ... sitting against the Reds. Castro was not in the Cubs' lineup for Saturday's 12:15 p.m. game vs. Cincinnati at Wrigley Field. Neither was Alfonso Soriano, who will...
  • Playing with swing in his step

    The psychoanalyst Helene Deutsch once said "the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth." It's in that spirit that we conclude Curtis Granderson should be the American League's first-half Most Valuable Player. A crowd of players...
  • Quade stresses need for better Barney-Castro communication

    Quade stresses need for better Barney-Castro communication
    Cubs’ manager Mike Quade didn’t back off his postgame comments from Wednesday, stressing that shortstop Starlin Castro and second baseman Darwin Barney need to communicate better. “I’ll bet these two have it worked out next time...
  • Good time for Cubs to leave and Rizzo to arrive

    Good time for Cubs to leave and Rizzo to arrive
    The Cubs will leave town and then figure to call up Anthony Rizzo, and that’s the right order. The headache-inducing rules regarding free agency forced the Cubs to wait until a certain number of days had expired during the season. Don’t ask....
  • Matt Wieters and Orioles shut out of 'Fielding Bible' awards

    Matt Wieters and Orioles shut out of 'Fielding Bible' awards
    The Fielding Bible Award selections, which will be featured in the Annual Bill James Handbook, were announced today, and Orioles catcher Matt Wieters did not repeat as a winner. The awards, which go to the best defensive player at each position, no...
  • Dear Cubs fans, don't be suckers

    Dear Cubs fans, don't be suckers
    The Cubs have won 12 of their last 16 games. Their starters have an ERA of 1.13 in their last five. The staff itself averaged an earned run a game in the weekend sweep of Arizona. They are playing the kind of baseball we haven’t seen all season...
  • Cubs Game Day: Travis Wood battered by Mariners

    Cubs Game Day: Travis Wood battered by Mariners
    PEORIA, Ariz. -- Blake DeWitt returned to the lineup over the weekend, Darwin Barney made a start against the Mariners on Monday and Ian Stewart is scheduled to return Tuesday, so the Cubs’ injury list is starting to dwindle. Barney has missed time...
  • Garza wins before Cubs' opening day pitcher named

    Garza wins before Cubs' opening day pitcher named
    PEORIA, Ariz. -- Matt Garza made his final start Thursday before the Chicago Cubs announce who will be their opening-day starter against the Nationals. Manager Dale Sveum said the suspense would end Friday, a “contest” generally believed to...
  • Nats' comeback falls short in 4-3 loss to Cubs

    On Sunday afternoon, the Washington Nationals copied the formula that gave them two victories to start this season — except for the important part. Their offense stalled. Their pitching, in this case seven stellar innings from Jordan Zimmermann,...