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Thursday, September 29th, 2016

CHICAGO NUMBERS

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Some interesting numbers from your beloved Cubs and White Sox…

– Hard to believe, but Joe Crede already has 10 errors. I’ve certainly seem him make that many outstanding plays this year, but 10 errors is still too many.

– If you like to monitor pitch counts and their effects, you might want to closely watch Carlos Zambrano in his next few starts. Big Z piled up 130 pitches last night.

– Aramis Ramirez has never drawn more than 50 walks in a season. He already has 32 in 53 games this year. He currently leads the Cubs with a .418 OBP.

– If the White Sox fall out of contention look for Orlando Cabrera to be the first to go. Even after a hot streak he is hitting just .242/.302/.322. Plus he ran his mouth about Ozzie not backing him in his quest to change the official scoring on error calls–twice. That is the most inconsequential thing when you are supposed to be a leader.

Carlos Quentin’s projected numbers: 44 148 .296/.402/.587. He’s not 26 until August. Insane.

– And finally, what are the Cubs if they don’t have a slightly odd superstar? From the Rosenblog:

“Someone finally got around to telling the Cubs’ big-stick leadoff man/slapstick left fielder what Cubs broadcaster Bob Brenly said during Sunday’s broadcast: That Soriano is a superstar hitter, but not a superstar defender, and you could throw a dart in the Cubs dugout and hit a better glove man.

Sorano’s response Tuesday? “Who’s Bob Brenly? The guy that used to be the manager for Arizona?”

Yes. Exactly. Brenly was the manager of the Arizona team that held you to six hits in seven games in the 2001 World Series, the Arizona team that struck you out seven times, the Arizona team that threw you out in your only stolen base attempt — oh, and don’t forget he was the manager of the Arizona team that beat your team. Any more questions? See Brenly’s ring for details.”

How awesome is that? And how is it Soriano has no clue who Bob Brenly is? That is just strange considering Brenly and Kasper travel with the club.

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