So, what did Rick Renteria say to the Cubs?

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Well, the Cubs didn’t get shut out today, so that was probably the good news.  After another loss, Cubs manager Rick Renteria apparently thought it was time to rally the troops:   #Cubs manager Renteria met with players post-game — Continue reading

Cash Rules Everything Around Me

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The Andrew Cashner for Anthony Rizzo deal has been a hot topic this season with the apparent Cashner breakout, and the Cubs have received their fair share of backlash for the deal, but was it really a bad deal like Continue reading

Minor League Recap: 4/12 – 4/17

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After slow starts in the first week for all but the Cougars (who remained red hot) most of the system has started to pick it up and win some games.  Just don’t look at Daytona.  The biggest headline of the Continue reading

Junior Lake: The Next Carlos Gomez?

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Junior Lake is an enigma for Cubs’ fans.  Some of us think he’s a waste of a roster spot, merely holding a place for the big four prospects to come up and displace him in short order.  Some of us Continue reading

Your Chicago One Hit Wonders

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Yea, I know that the Chicago Cubs were able to compile a grand total of three hits in the day portion of the double header, but that comes with an assist to instant replay. If there were not replay being Continue reading

Jeff Samardzija is OK With Breaking the Rules

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There were some murmurs of Michael Pineda‘s pine tar situation the other day but I decided not to deal with it because, as even MLB executives didn’t seem to care, it became a relative non-story despite the fact that it Continue reading

Cubs and Cardinals Illustrate Need for Computerized Strike Calls

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If the weekend has shown us anything about the Cubs and the Cardinals, it is the stark contrast in one talent between the two catchers: pitch framing.  Welington Castillo, while a much improved defensive player, is still deficient in this Continue reading

Minor League Recap: 4/3 -4/11

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All of the Cubs’ full season minor league clubs have started their seasons in the last week, and only the Kane County Cougars have gotten out of the gate with a winning mark.  While it is still so incredibly early Continue reading

Thank You Mike Matheny

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You know, even the best managers are capable of making bonehead mistakes with the game on the line. Rick Renteria put Jose Veras in to pitch the ninth which forced extra innings. Bad move Ricky, bad move. But Mike Matheny Continue reading

Daily Ducksnort

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On a day I planned to write about the absolute steal the Chicago Cubs got when they found Emilio Bonifacio on the scrap heap, I have to go in a completely different direction. The 2014 bullpen is almost as bad Continue reading