Boom Frank Sinatra, bet you didnt see that coming? Kate Upton’s boobs hit the internet and you just knew that was gonna bring me back. But more on that later.
More reckless than Ian Stewart on twitter is Mlb The Show’s trade logic. Ooof, I’m not sure I can deal with this much longer. Besides that, the month of July has come and gone and well the virtual Cubs are still kicking names.Jorge Soler-.315/24HR/74RBI(All Star) continues to lead the team in most categories and was rewarded with a trip to the All Star game in NYC.
Not content with just that he put on a clinic at the Home Run Derby
Soler wasnt the only Cub there as Anthony Rizzo-.312/15/66, and Starlin Castro-.348/8/40/33SB joined him at the Windy Apple but surprisingly the league’s Winningest Pitcher Dillon Maples 13 was snubbed.
The month of July provides us with the trade deadline and GM Mo was busy, Matt Thornton for Torreyes and Dejesus….Teheran and Gilmartin for Rendon/Soriano/Alberto Gonzales…..Hak Ju Lee, Mahtook and Odorizzi for Ian Stewart, Bowden and Scott Baker. Shelby MIller for Travis Wood.
All in all, the month ends with the Cubs 8.5 games up on Cardinals for the NL Central Crown.
And Now what you’ll all been waiting for
What to Watch For
Another month has come and gone, and the Chicago Cubs are starting to pull away from the division. A sizzling 21 win month has seen the them open up a 9 game lead over the Cardinals. In case you had any doubts that this is a video game, that should erase them.
If that was enough, SS Starlin Castro is playing like a mythical creature has he build up a 22(and going) game hit streak through the month of June. He’s also jumped to the top of the league in hitting(.364) and hits(122).
Not to be outdone, Anthony Rizzo has jumped to 2nd on the team on RBI and Homers even though he’s missed 35 games due to injury.(11/48)
Still leading the team in both categories is Cuban Rookie Jorge Soler(19/54), but his average took a dip, as it’s hovering around .290
Another rookie still continuing his hot start to his career is SP Dillon Maples who leads the team with 10 wins and surely an All Star appearance is on the cards.
GM Mo decided to make a splash on the markets by acquiring Jason Grilli from the Padres for Luis Valbuena. The move followed a season ending injury to closer Kyuji Fujikawa( I got it right on the first time!)
Down on the farm, Iowa Cubs, led by Scott Hairston, have a 7 game lead in the division.
What to Watch For
- Probably a blog entry
- Soccer Goal Goal Not USA
- I don’t Know. Boobs?