It was a good weekend for the Cubs, eh?
Friday, August 21
- Friday’s big news was the reveal that the Cubs will soon have a sponsor on the marquee at Wrigley Field.
- Jake Arrieta may lead the league in “wins,” but that’s not why he’s a stud.
- The Giants picked up their outfield a bit after the Hunter Pence injury by trading for Marlon Byrd.
- Starlin Castro reportedly reached revocable waivers finally, but that doesn’t necessarily mean too much.
- Luis looked at Dexter Fowler, who’s quietly been one of the 10 best players in all of baseball the last month.
- They weren’t Cubs homers, but they were two homers you really need to see.
- The Cubs fell behind early, but managed to bring in a win against the Braves.
Saturday, August 22
- The Cardinals and Pirates both lost on Friday, and I got into a discussion about the value of passing the Pirates to lock in home field advantage in the Wild Card game. It matters.
- Dexter Fowler’s defense has been solid this year, and it’s worth a look.
- The Saturday morning Bullets discussed, among other things, why early swings aren’t always a bad thing.
- Albert Almora walked things off for the Tennessee Smokies. He’s been extremely good in the second half.
- The Cubs pulled off an incredible comeback to beat the Braves 9-7.
Sunday, August 23
- Those four homers the Cubs hit to win on Saturday were actually pretty remarkable in that none would have left most ballparks.
- The Cardinals got blown out on Saturday, which brought the Cubs another game closer in the Central, which is worth discussing.
- The Sunday morning Bullets talked about Dan Haren’s primary issue.
- A couple great homers to watch from Javier Baez and Dan Vogelbach.
- Thanks to another explosion of homers and a good outing from Jason Hammel, the Cubs pulled off the sweep against the Braves.
- You were reminded the join today’s fantasy baseball contest – $300,000 on the line.