Could Cubs be Better off Moving Jason Hammel to the Bullpen?

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The news that the Cubs sent Adam Warren to Iowa to stretch out for spot starts wasn’t exactly a surprise.  Warren has been going through some struggles, so sending him to a low stress environment to work through those issues while stretching out to serve in a spot starter’s role Continue reading Could Cubs be Better off Moving Jason Hammel to the Bullpen?

South Bend Cubs: Apparently Theo is happy with us

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Apparently Theo & Co. are happy with what the South Bend Cubs organization has been doing. BREAKING: Chicago Cubs Ink New Deal with South Bend Cubs. PDC extended through 2020 https://t.co/QQ2sGTVEie #Cubs pic.twitter.com/mIViR3woa5 — South Bend Cubs (@SBCubs) June 23, 2016   First six South Bend Cubs were named to Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Apparently Theo is happy with us

Wrigley Field Plaza Ordinance Passes — City Council Approves

This will be over Clark Street.
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If you were following the timelines of intrepid Chicago reporters Danny Ecker and Fran Spielman, you’ll know that the city of Chicago’s License Committee just approved the new Wrigley Field plaza ordinance proposed by Rahm Emanuel last week.  The Chicago Cubs, despite funding the renovations pretty much all by themselves, Continue reading Wrigley Field Plaza Ordinance Passes — City Council Approves

A surprisingly small magic number in June

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I’ve been thinking about this off and on, and I decided to wait until after the Cubs nailed down Sunday night’s victory before doing anything about it lest I conjure up some bad juju (too late, you’re all screwed).  But somebody on our Facebook page said that the Chicago Cubs’ magic Continue reading A surprisingly small magic number in June

Listen to Ross, #VoteCubs

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The Chicago Cubs players and fans love messing with David Ross because he is the old man on the team. Even though he is only a young 39, that is kind of old for a professional athlete. Even going back to the Cubs Convention, fans and players alike messed with Continue reading Listen to Ross, #VoteCubs

More Cookies! Willson Contreras Gets His Shot (OFFICIAL)

Willson Contreras uses the Force. (via http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/sports/baseball/iowa-cubs/2016/04/28/willson-contreras-iowa-chicago-cubs-catcher/83675956/)
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Well, I had just barely gotten done with setting up a road trip recap for Ivy (stupid coworker from Hell), when this showed up… Sources: #Cubs promoting catcher Willson Contreras, will join team tomorrow. Plan is to go with 3 catchers. No word on accompanying move. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) Continue reading More Cookies! Willson Contreras Gets His Shot (OFFICIAL)

The Cubs’ Trust In Their Defense

Still got it!

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You may have seen the highlights, over and over again, of Albert Almora helping the Chicago Cubs to a victory with a clutch go-ahead double.  What you may have missed here and there is the fact that defense was the name of the game, right up until the end: CFs Continue reading The Cubs’ Trust In Their Defense

The Cubs Lost a Game–WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!

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When last we saw our heroes, the Chicago Cubs had gotten pretty much shut down by a very dominant Max Scherzer.  Fans cried in the streets and called for drastic changes as the Cubs were now only 24 games over .500 with a barely comfortable 8.5 game lead in the Continue reading The Cubs Lost a Game–WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!

The Cubs & Chicago…Well, That’s News To Me!

Looking good, lots of open space for street vendors, street fairs, etc.
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As you’ve known since the Ricketts Family proposed all the changes shortly after they bought the Chicago Cubs, there have been plans for an outdoor entertainment plaza right next to Wrigley Field to boost revenue and make Wrigleyville a bit more fun than it is.  In fact, if you go Continue reading The Cubs & Chicago…Well, That’s News To Me!

Cubs Record Against Bad Teams is 24-12? Not Bad At All

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Games like last night are very disappointing. I understand why fans are upset and disappointed. Like you, I want to see them win every game they play, even though I know that is impossible. Teams like the San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves should be easy wins. Alas, Continue reading Cubs Record Against Bad Teams is 24-12? Not Bad At All