What *COULD* Happen When Baez Returns

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  With Javier Baez now rehabbing with the Iowa Cubs, Starlin Castro‘s struggles along with the cloud of uncertainty with the trade deadline approaching, fans of the Chicago Cubs are trying to figure out how the pieces all fit together. Continue reading

Cubs Fans: DON’T PANIC (redux)

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So I know what you’re thinking.  Bottom of the ninth, down a run after the Chicago Cubs bullpen had blown yet another save against a subpar-on-paper team.  The Cubs, in fact, were down to their last out in the game. Continue reading

Baseball Hall of Fame 2015

Two of the newest Hall of Famers having a blast.

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Sunday, July 26, the day that the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class was inducted.  This included Dick Enberg winning the Ford C. Frick award for outstanding broadcasting in baseball, and Tom Gage for winning the Spink award for outstanding Continue reading

So hey, I watched Ant-Man!

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After the Chicago Cubs got swept by the Philadelphia Phillies this weekend, including a no-hitter (which was pretty cool, to be honest), it’s easy to feel down.  We are fans of a sports team, and we are humans capable of Continue reading

The Cubs Nearly 50 Year Streak Has Come to an End

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   On September 9, 1965 the Chicago Cubs were no hit by Sandy Koufax. Since then, the Cubs have played 7,920 games without being no hit. That was not only the longest active streak in baseball without being no hit, Continue reading

The Cubs Need Offense. And Fast.

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The Chicago Cubs are on a stretch of games where they are playing several losing teams. Going back to the last series before the All Star break, the Cubs have played 11 of 20 games against teams who are currently Continue reading

Keeping the Cubs Success On the Field Through Reducing Injuries

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Back from California now, I got to follow the doubleheader between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds.  I also got to listen to the last bits of the Kyle Schwarber game Tuesday night, including the go-ahead (and eventual game-winning) home Continue reading

South Bend Cubs: a new guy and some veteran updates

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UPDATE: as of Tuesday 7/21 Vimael Machin is back with the South Bend Cubs. Jason Vosler was promoted to Myrtle Beach and Machin takes his roster spot. You’ve heard of that guy in California that they call “The Machine”, right? Continue reading

Goodbye, Edwin Jackson

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As you may recall from before the All-Star Break, I took a look at the impending roster moves as guys come back from the disabled list and, in particular, when Rafael Soriano‘s time would come to be called up per Continue reading

Down on the Farm: Mid-season Top Ten Prospects

Mar 2, 2015; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher Kyle Schwarber poses for a portrait during photo day at the training center at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Because the All-Star break has just come and gone, it is en vogue to rerank the system’s top prospects.  2015 has shown that, in spite of some very high profile call-ups, the system is still very strong.  There were some Continue reading