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Chicago Cubs and the disease of the trade deadline

Now in late July it's not premature to say that the Chicago Cubs have a very mediocre offense. They've slipped to 28th in batting average and 26th in slugging, and have now even struck out more than the "All-we-do-is-hit-home-runs-or-strikeout" Houston Astros. Their tendency to walk (3rd) has them eeking out a 23rd in OPS (.684). Add in the recent sweep at the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies, plus a Cole ...

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Tampa Bay Devil Rays’ Pitcher Matt Garza Throws No-Hitter

Congratulations to Matt Garza of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays who threw a no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers today. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Matt Garza pitched the first no-hitter in Tampa Bay Rays history and the fifth in the major leagues this season, beating the Detroit Tigers 5-0 Monday night. Garza faced the minimum 27 batters, allowing only a second-inning walk, for a team that's often been on the wrong e ...

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