Hail, Szczur! We who are about to cheer salute you!

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There were Final Four games today, but I just couldn’t tear myself away from an otherwise meaningless Chicago Cubs spring training broadcast on WGN.  There’s something to be said for a relaxing game of baseball, especially one in which your Continue reading

Cubs Continue to Argue Against the Designated Hitter

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Not to be outdone by Travis Wood the other day, Jake Arrieta wanted in on the home run party: Your browser does not support iframes. While we don’t expect the pitchers to go yard every other at-bat, this is still Continue reading

The Drive to 25: Cubs Roster Update

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I hope you’ve enjoyed the countdown marker on the sidebar that tells us we’re about a week away from Opening Night.  You probably also know that Fallout Boy and the Chicago Cubs will be performing for you live from a Continue reading

Dear Jeff Samardzija, thanks for throwing batting practice for the Cubs today

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Well, the Chicago Cubs defeated their South Side brethren today.  Former Cub Jeff Samardzija said a bunch of stuff, but ultimately, even if these games don’t “count,” it’s gotta sting that his new team got swept in Cactus League play Continue reading

Highlights and stuff from a televised Cubs spring training game

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The game is over now, and the Chicago Cubs didn’t win, but it’s still spring training and there are always positives to be had. Except for a sure hit that he may have taken a less-than-ideal route on, Kris Bryant Continue reading

Chicago Cubs to Send Edwin Jackson to Tampa Bay Rays For Tampering in Joe Maddon Transaction (I Wish)

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Well this is fun… Manfred says MLB investigation of potential #Cubs tampering in hiring of Maddon still active resolution expected by opening day. #Rays — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 26, 2015 Either the commissioner is too busy to deal with Continue reading

In Spite of Present Options, Starlin Remains Best Long Term Bet at Short

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The Cubs have a lot of players who can play short stop.  A lot.  Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Addison Russell, and to a lesser degree, Arismendy Alcantara are all capable of playing short and all are going to be in, Continue reading

Cubs Left With Nothing but Bad Options for E-Jax

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Problems with finding a stadium that he spent his first spring with the Cubs working at aside, Edwin Jackson‘s time with the Cubs has been a colossal disappointment.  After signing a 4 year, $52M deal, Jackson was supposed to be Continue reading

After the Top Prospects, McKinney Goes Unnoticed

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Since Theo Epstein took over the Cubs in October of 2011, the Cubs have been stockpiling assets at a startling rate.  All of it was part of building a healthy organization, starting with foundation pieces in the minor league system, Continue reading

The End of the Road?

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There’s a scene from one of the Bad Boys movies (you know, the ones with Martin Lawrence and Will Smith) where the two heroes banter with each other and Marcus starts talking about Mike’s body count and starts counting on Continue reading