Are You Qualified? New CBA Edition

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News from the wire about this coming offseason’s qualifying offer: Teams have been told that at the qualifying offer to free agents this offseason will be in the $18 million range, maybe $18.1 million. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 20, 2017 This is about a million dollars more than last Continue reading Are You Qualified? New CBA Edition

And the Cubs Never Lost Again

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Well, the second half is underway, and methinks the Chicago Cubs are doing okay for now… #Cubs since All-Star break* 6-0 record* +27 run differential* 16 Home Runs* 2.00 starter ERA* No first inning runs allowed — Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) July 19, 2017 As we’ve talked about on the Dreamcast Continue reading And the Cubs Never Lost Again

Risk, Reward, and Regret

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After a crummy first half, we talked on the Dreamcast about how the Chicago Cubs might go about turning their season around to win the division as most of us thought they would this year.  I think most of us figured that the Cubs had a lot of position player Continue reading Risk, Reward, and Regret

Rock Bottom

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Just a few days after the beatdown on Bobblehead Day, the Chicago Cubs ended the nominal first half of the season with a clunker against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Last season, the Cubs of course played like a juggernaut en route to the World Series.  This year?  Not so much, with Continue reading Rock Bottom

The 2017 All-Star Game Rosters (UPDATES)

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Yeah, I know you can get these from like 250 different places, but being that I just told you that we’d prefer no Cubs made it (even though one kinda has to given the one-per-team rule), I figured that I might as well do this. American League The American League Continue reading The 2017 All-Star Game Rosters (UPDATES)

The Cubs Should Probably Just Skip the All-Star Game…(POLL)

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Now that we are in the second half (sort of, since the All-Star Game hasn’t happened yet), the Chicago Cubs are 1-0 and on pace to run the table.  They’ll enter the Monday off-day before the Fourth of July just two games back of the Milwaukee Brewers, and having achieved Continue reading The Cubs Should Probably Just Skip the All-Star Game…(POLL)

The Cubs’ Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad First Half

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So there you have it, folks.  One day into July, the Chicago Cubs have officially completed exactly one half of their 2017 regular season schedule, going 40-41 in the process.  The interesting thing about this is that they are +10 in run differential, suggesting that they should be at least Continue reading The Cubs’ Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad First Half

The Aftermath: Cubs Welcome Victor Caratini, Say Goodbye to Miguel Montero (UPDATE)

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As we said goodbye to (most likely) former Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero, he also said goodbye to the team, the city of Chicago, and the fans in a classy way.  I don’t think, despite his comments, he ever fully absolved himself from blame, and he owned his DFA.  Normally Continue reading The Aftermath: Cubs Welcome Victor Caratini, Say Goodbye to Miguel Montero (UPDATE)

(UPDATES) Goodbye to One Catcher, Hello to Another: Cubs Commentary Catalyzing Changes

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I did not expect the post game commentary to work this quickly to spur changes within the Chicago Cubs, but here we go… Source: Miguel Montero to be DFA'd — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) June 28, 2017 Source: The Cubs are calling up Victor Caratini. https://t.co/4CsCV5sxlo — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) June Continue reading (UPDATES) Goodbye to One Catcher, Hello to Another: Cubs Commentary Catalyzing Changes

Cubs Clubhouse #Narrative About to Get Weird? (UPDATE: SHOTS FIRED)

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We all knew that the Chicago Cubs would have a tough time against the Washington Nationals, who trotted out reigning Cy Young winner Max Scherzer on Tuesday night.  He was opposed by Jake Arrieta, 2015’s Cy Young winner, who has frankly not pitched like that version of Jake Arrieta in Continue reading Cubs Clubhouse #Narrative About to Get Weird? (UPDATE: SHOTS FIRED)