Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Chicago Could Have the BEST team in Baseball

Take a look at the two MLB teams in Chicago.

The Chicago Cubs have a team On Base Plus Slugging Percentage (OPS) of .779, which puts them 5th overall for MLB. They have a team batting average of .274, which puts them 3rd overall for MLB.

The Whitesox have a team OPS of .739, which puts them 19th overall for MLB. They have a team batting average of .258, which puts the 24th overall for MLB.

But get this. The Cubs have 538 RBIs while the Sox have 545 RBIs. That's strange.

The Whitesox have a Team ERA of 3.60 for third overall. They have a WHIP of 1.28 for 6th overall.

The Cubs have a Team ERA of 4.33 for 17th overall. They have a WHIP of 1.36 for 16th overall.

Ignoring who is on what team. We could do a merge of the Whitesox Pitching with the Cubs hitting and we would have the best team in baseball.

Now that would be awesome.

Ramirez suffers strain of left quad

As if the Cubs haven't had enough problems with injuries this year. Ramirez goes down with an injury. The Cubs thirdbaseman is such a huge part of the Cubs lineup. Aramis has supplied a spark in so many games and he has had a huge impact over the past month. We read a lot about Derrick Lee and the awesome year he is having, but we don't hear as much about Ramirez. Aramis is possibly the best thirdbaseman in the National league. I almost said baseball and I remembered the converted shortstop A-Rod.

If this is going to be a DL injury, you can almost guarantee the Cubs are not going to be able to make a serious run at the Wildcard. You know what? I really don't want a .500 or below .500 team in the playoffs anyway. - MLB- Is Clemens really baseball's best pitcher ever? - MLB- Is Clemens really baseball's best pitcher ever?: "
Going into Tuesday's start, Astros ace Roger Clemens, age 43, boasts an improbably low ERA of 1.53 on the season. If that mark holds, it will tie Dwight Gooden in '85 for the lowest qualifying ERA since Bob Gibson's unthinkable mark of 1.12, set back in 1968."

Don't you wish we had Roger Clemens this year? The Cubs could have got him when he was looking for a place to shine.