Hug Watch 2014

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With the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline now two days away, fans of all teams need to watch for the hugs that precede the trade of a teammate. The Chicago Cubs already got a jump start on every other Continue reading

Cubs Dominate Mid-Season Prospect Listings

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The last of the significant mid-season prospect lists was revealed last night, with the MLB.com list being loaded, and again, the Cubs did spectacularly well.  So well, that the prevailing wisdom is that the Cubs have the best system in Continue reading

Rizzo Once Again Needs Your Support! Vote Now for The Branch Rickey Award!

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Once again, Chicago Cubs All Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo needs your help. Once again, he is in a vote with other players for a prestigious award. Last time out, the city of Chicago managed to help Rizzo get an Continue reading

Cubs Option Neil Ramirez; Give Him a Breather (updated)

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In an interesting move this afternoon before game time, the Chicago Cubs optioned fireballing relief pitcher Neil Ramirez back to Iowa and recalled Blake Parker.   #Cubs option Ramirez to Iowa. Blake Parker recalled. Not performance related but gives Ramirez Continue reading

Hall of Fame 2014: Another Year Without Rose

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Here we are, another Hall of Fame weekend, and once again the all time hit king Pete Rose will once again be absent. Still serving a life time ban for gambling on the game of baseball, Rose will be on Continue reading

Hall of Fame 2014: The Greatest Pitcher of All Time?

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This is Hall of Fame weekend, and the Chicago Cubs are being represented this weekend by one of the greatest pitchers of all time, and arguably the greatest pitcher of the modern Era. This weekend, former Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux Continue reading

D(h) Day is Likely Coming in 2017

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There is a day coming in baseball that many National League fans likely will not be happy to see. In 2016, when the current Major League Baseball Collevtive Barganing Agreement comes to an end, there will likely once again be Continue reading

Minor League Recap: Promotions, Demotions, and Short Season All-Stars

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It was a busy week in the minor league system, with a number of significant names making moves over the course of the week.  Jorge Soler was promoted to AAA Iowa after dominating AA, albeit over a short period of Continue reading

The Future of Olt

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Yesterday, after nearly four months of a disappointing season, Mike Olt was sent down to Triple A Iowa to make room for Tsuyoshi Wada. I have to admit, since hearing that the Chicago Cubs received Olt in a trade for Continue reading

It’s Looking Sunny at Wrigley

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For the first time since 2008, the fans of the Chicago Cubs have something to be excited about at the end of July and for the final two months of the season. No, the Cubs are not in contention for Continue reading