All-Star Cubs Debuts

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One night after Kyle Schwarber‘s power hour, his teammates started the All-Star Game for the National League and represented the Cubs well. Having pitched on Sunday, Jon Lester cheered from the dugout, but Javier Baez and Willson Contreras bookended the NL lineup. Both Cubs recorded all three outs in the Continue reading All-Star Cubs Debuts

NL Central Preview: 4th Place Milwaukee Brewers

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Manager: Ron Roenicke Projected Record: 78-84 It was tempting to copy and paste last year’s preview on this page with updates to the roster and call it a day.  The Brewers are still a team with some obvious strengths, some not so obvious weaknesses, and some things that need to break Continue reading NL Central Preview: 4th Place Milwaukee Brewers

2014 NL Central Preview: 4th Place – Milwaukee Brewers

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The Brewers are interesting.  They are a team who, much like the 2011 Cubs, thinks they can compete this season for a playoff spot.  They’re delusional.  They are better than they were last season, but they are not better than the Cardinals, Reds, or Pirates in the division.  They have Continue reading 2014 NL Central Preview: 4th Place – Milwaukee Brewers

Fun with Baserunning

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The Cubs did lose, but not before Herculean efforts by both teams to end up on the TOOTBLAN ledger for the day. In a rare display of baserunning awesome-plus-stupid, the Brewers’ Jean Segura stole second base successfully against Kevin Gregg and Welington Castillo.  It was an excellent throw by Castillo, Continue reading Fun with Baserunning