The Final Stretch

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Well well…remember what I said before the Cubs went off to Arizona? Right now, there is a 2.5 game NL Central lead with a magic number of 11. Just get to Thursday without anyone else getting hurt and with at least that lead intact, and I believe the Cubs are Continue reading The Final Stretch

That Elusive Off Day

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I realize that everything is terrible these days (whether we’re talking about the Chicago Cubs or real life), but I think the fact that the Cubs are still projected to make the playoffs is good news. I doubt the odds have changed much since the Sunday loss (they did win Continue reading That Elusive Off Day

The Remains of the Season

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Since the Cubs won their getaway game against the Milwaukee Brewers and have a four-game cushion in the NL Central before heading to Washington to battle the slightly torn down but still not that bad Nationals, I thought I’d update from the previous blog and check on the outlook as Continue reading The Remains of the Season

Never Tell Me the Odds!

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The job hunt is going along, but I sure would enjoy having a few more interviews and maybe even an offer or two. Anyway, life is no excuse for not updating this blog, so I thought I would at least talk about the odds… As of today (Tuesday 9/4), the Continue reading Never Tell Me the Odds!

Welcome to September

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The Cubs, just like all of MLB, took advantage of the changing of the calendar and roster rules: The #Cubs today announced the following roster moves: INFs Kris Bryant & Addison Russell activated from 10-day DLRHP James Norwood recalled from @IowaCubsOF Terrance Gore and C Taylor Davis selected from Triple-ARHP Continue reading Welcome to September

The Cubs’ Full House

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The Chicago Cubs will be home for the majority of the remainder of the 2018 season, which on the surface should be good for them to secure another NL Central division title. The recent trade for Daniel Murphy reminded me of when they traded for Aroldis Chapman for the stretch Continue reading The Cubs’ Full House

Home Cooking

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Well, here we are in August, and we are stuck in Lincoln, Nebraska, because the stupid car decided to run into a mechanical problem. Thankfully it’s not the engine this time! It’s kind of funny how we are saying goodbye to Chicago just as the Cubs return home for seemingly Continue reading Home Cooking

Cubs Trade for Brandon Kintzler

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With Brandon Morrow on the disabled list again, there was a blaring need for the Chicago Cubs to trade for a closer, which they did in the form of Brandon Kintzler from the Washington Nationals as reported by Ken Rosenthal. #Cubs close to getting Brandon Kintzler from #Nationals, sources tell Continue reading Cubs Trade for Brandon Kintzler

Cole Hamels, Chicago Cub! (UPDATES: Official)

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The Cubs went and won themselves a ball game (the come from behind variety, again) while I was in the midst of moving all my stuff for relocation to California. That was fun, but I suppose we should address the elephant in the room that is Tyler Chatwood. In theory, Continue reading Cole Hamels, Chicago Cub! (UPDATES: Official)

The Cubs Are Back and the National League Better Beware

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Here we are, at the “half way point” of the season. The Chicago Cubs are in first place in the National League Central with a 2.5 game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers and they have the best record in the National League. Some will no doubt say “so what, with Continue reading The Cubs Are Back and the National League Better Beware