Archive for the ‘Trivia’ Category

Can You Name the 7 Cubs with 75 HR and 75 SB as a Cub?

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Today’s trivia question is a combination of speed and power. Since 1901, only seven players have ever amassed at least 75 HR and 75 SB while playing for the Cubs. Can you name them all?

NOTE: Last Name answers are acceptable. No need to type the first name.

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Sunday Trivia: Pitchers in 2015

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

I’m gonna try to make this a regular thing on Sunday mornings. We’ll run some sort of trivia or similar concept in the morning this off-season. Here is the first edition. Without Google, can you name the pitchers who took the mound for the Cubs in 2015? It’s harder than you think.¬†You have 10 minutes to complete your mission. Please post your score in the comments section. Remember, no cheating.


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Can You Name the Cubs Opening Day Lineups Since 1991?

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

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Cubs Offensive WAR Leaders

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Since we had a rainout yesterday, I have nothing really to look at in terms of news. So, I have a quiz for you. We started the blog in October 2003. That means this is season # 11 for the site. Today we look at the offensive WAR leaders cumulative for the Cubs since the inception of the site. Below is the table with the names invisible, but with a link to them if you click the blank. How many can you guess.

Rk Player WAR/pos
1 Aramis Ramirez 23.3
2 Derrek Lee 22.5
3 Geovany Soto 9.3
4 Alfonso Soriano 7.9
5 Starlin Castro 7.8
6 Darwin Barney 6.2
7 Welington Castillo 6.1
8 Ryan Theriot 6.1
9 Michael Barrett 6.0
10 Carlos Zambrano 5.9
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Name That Prospect

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

If you’re like me, you enjoy trivia. There is something about rolling on at home Jeopardy that just makes you feel like king of the dorks. Today we give you that opportunity with another edition of Name That Prospect.

RULES – I give you the scouting report from an old prospect handbook in my closet and you have to identify the prospect they are talking about. Your only clue is that the player in question has ties to the Chicago Cubs organization. No other hints. Put your guess in the comments and I’ll reveal tomorrow.

“I had some suspicions about how ____________ would do at higher levels, based on his somewhat shaky strike zone judgement. I thought he could lose some points in batting average and OBP, but I didn’t think he would totally suck like he did at Daytona (OPS -6 percent). He knocked 16 homers, but otherwise he was ineffective. I have yet to hear a completely satisfying explanation as to why this happened. There was no obvious health problem. His strikeout rate wasn’t that high. My friend Jim Callis of Baseball America theorizes that _________ panicked after a slow start and tried too hard to hit for power, inhibiting his production across the board. This fits in with what Florida State League observers say, and is as good an explanation as any, although I’m not sure it’s the whole story, as ____________’s K-rate actually improved somewhat compared to 2004. Usually when a guy freaks out, lengthens his swing, and tries to hit the hell out of everything, his strikeout rate spikes. It’s important that _____________ gets his hitting back in gear, given that he doesn’t offer much in the way of defense. My guess is that he will stabilize somewhere between his ’04 & ’05 numbers.” ~ John Sickels

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