Category Through Both Lenses

Through Both Lenses: Cubs Notes And Why Samardzija Might Be Good

by: Mauricio Rubio Jr. email: mr@99sportsproblems.com twitter: @MRubio52 I love the very beginning of baseball season for a multitude of reasons. Small sample sizes make for fun numbers, like guys with OBP’s lower than their AVG’s, players with more home runs than entire teams, guys who haven’t walked or struck out all year, the dudes that are on […]

Through Both Lenses: #42, Minnie, and Afro Latinos in Baseball

“People see dark faces out there, and the perception is that they’re African American. They’re not us. They’re impostors” -Torii Hunter by: Mauricio Rubio Jr. email: mr@99sportsproblems.com twitter: @MRubio52  Note: This article is the start of something, the history of the Afro-Latino in baseball cannot be summed up in one blog post or even a […]

Through Both Lenses: Opening Day

by: Mauricio Rubio Jr. email: mr@99sportsproblems.com twitter: @MRubio52 For me, Opening Day is about two things, baseball and faith. Our most polarizing teams, the Cubs and Sox, will be going into a season of transition. Both teams are at the bottom in terms of expectations. Nobody can honestly believe that next year is this year, […]

Through Both Lenses: NL Centralized Questions

by: Mauricio Rubio Jr. email: mr@99sportsproblems.com twitter: MRubio52 Yesterday I took a look at the AL Central and gave a prediction of how I think the teams will finish the year. Today I’ll be looking at a historically weak division, the NL Central. The tempting thing about the NL Central is that it’s attainable. The Cubs are blessed […]

Through Both Lenses: Centralized Questions

“Isn’t it strange? The same people who laugh at gypsy fortune tellers take economists seriously.” I think it’s important for baseball fans on both sides of Chicago to understand that neither the Sox nor the Cubs will be seriously competing this year. The Sox have a better shot at catching lightning in a bottle this year if […]

Through Both Lenses – Cubs Pitcher Depth and Synopsis

by Mauricio Rubio Jr. Email: mr@99sportsproblems.com Twitter: @MRubio52  Part one, which focuses on the infield, can be found here. Part two, which focuses on the outfield, can be found here. Pitchers 1. Matt Garza – It’s unfortunate that Garza is a legitimate ace because the Cubs aren’t ready to reward his talent. He’ll be 28 this year […]

Through Both Lenses: Your Big Ass Cubs Depth Chart Pt. 2

This right here is pt. 2 of the Chicago Cubs names to watch for series I’m doing. OF is slightly less scary than the IF, the one true prospect does live out here in Brett Jackson. The names aren’t as raw and there are some legit Major League contributors in the bunch, but some of these guys […]