While a home-run streak is typically a positive for any team, the anomalous MLB record attached to the Cubs' current home-run streak makes it a negative in this instance.
Murphy is a veteran, 33 year old infielder, who plays first, second and third base. He’s slashing .300/.341/.442 this year with six dingers and only 29 RBI, but he’s been murder on the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs today acquired infielder Daniel Murphy from the Washington Nationals for minor league infielder Andruw Monasterio and a player to be named or cash consideration.
While the honor of the worst rendition of the National Anthem should still certainly go to Roseanne Barr, there have been many performances of the Nation’s song this year that have left me wanting to take a knee in my living-room.
|8/20||Commentary: Keep running Chatwood out there|
|8/19||Cubs need to find pitching after latest Darvish news|
|8/19||Cubs, Pirates make history in riveting finale of low-scoring series|
|8/19||Commentary: Sir Walks-A-Lot is hurting the Cubs|
|8/18||Chatwood disappoints in return to rotation as Cubs fall to Pirates|
|8/18||Chatwood is pitching: Hold me, I'm scared...|
|8/18||Cubs hold off Buccos, tie MLB record with seven double plays|
|8/17||Do the Math: Cubs are almost a lock to win the division|
|8/17||Commentary: Go Brewers?|
|8/16||Cubs sink Pirates behind Lester's dominance|
|8/15||Cubs come alive at plate, defeat Brewers to split series|
|8/15||Should MLB implement an electronic strike zone?|
|8/15||Commentary: Cubs fans are exasperating at times|
|8/14||Maddon, Zobrist ejected as Cubs shut out by Brewers|
|8/14||Commentary: Let’s go Chicago, October awaits|
|8/14||Commentary: Greatest magic show in the majors|
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