The Face of Baseball COULD Be…

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Once upon a time, folks freaked out because the Chicago Cubs dared to trade a quality starting pitcher for a relatively unknown prospect named Anthony Rizzo. Fast forward about five years, with a supremely team-friendly extension thrown in, and we have been fortunate to track the growth and explosion of Continue reading The Face of Baseball COULD Be…

Sunday Night Cubs Thoughts

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We can reasonably assume that the Chicago Cubs will be good enough to make the playoffs, and are once again the favorites to repeat as World Series champions, although that is a bit of a riskier bet.  Nonetheless, as of Sunday night, the Cubs lead the National League Central Division Continue reading Sunday Night Cubs Thoughts

Things I Think About on a Cubs Off Day

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As the Chicago Cubs enjoy their off day while in transit to Cincinnati to play the Mighty Reds (who as of this moment are in a bit of an offensive funk of their own), I enjoyed a very nice baseball weather day of my own.  It was in the mid-60s Continue reading Things I Think About on a Cubs Off Day

On the Cubs Pitchers and Velocity

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You may have heard some nervous chatter about the Chicago Cubs starting pitchers and their noticeable drop in fastball velocity.  There has been speculation on why this is, from a switch in tracking technology, to age or wear and tear due to consecutive deep playoff runs.  We had recently discussed Continue reading On the Cubs Pitchers and Velocity

The Inevitable Cubs Roster Roulette Situation (UPDATES)

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We had started talking about this eventuality after a listener sent in a question on a recent Dreamcast, but really, what will happen once Brian Duensing is ready to come back from the disabled list?  Well, this isn’t exactly the way we had envisioned it… The #Cubs today activated LHP Continue reading The Inevitable Cubs Roster Roulette Situation (UPDATES)

The Cubs Ring Ceremony (VIDEO)

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The Chicago Cubs got their rings on Wednesday night, and while the game didn’t go quite so well, the ceremony itself was very welcome, and much needed for a fan base starved of glory for a full century: Your browser does not support iframes. I guess I finally found out Continue reading The Cubs Ring Ceremony (VIDEO)

The Cubs Get Their Rings!

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After Monday night’s banner ceremony and walk-off victory, the Chicago Cubs players got their World Series championship rings on the field before Wednesday night’s game.  We got a hint of what they would look like: What a tease. pic.twitter.com/ITPk3XydxT — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 12, 2017 It was a really Continue reading The Cubs Get Their Rings!

Worth the Wait

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Last night was something Chicago Cubs fans waited 108 years for; what was another two hours? When images of the newly installed flag poles came around, I had an idea of what to expect. One would fly the flags for the years they made the playoffs, one for flags they Continue reading Worth the Wait

Raising the Banners (VIDEOS)

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The Chicago Cubs were in a bit of a rain delay on Monday night as they tried to get their long-awaited celebration underway.  But they finally got it in, and here’s a video: Your browser does not support iframes. It must have been a thrill for everyone in attendance.  It Continue reading Raising the Banners (VIDEOS)

The Cubs’ Draft Bonus Pool

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With the MLB Rule 4 Draft still about a couple months away, we can look back at my previous assessment of the Cubs’ resources for acquiring domestic talent: We can use the previous year’s draft slot values as a jumping point, although I’m fairly sure that each slot will go up Continue reading The Cubs’ Draft Bonus Pool