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

All-Star Cubs Debuts

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One night after Kyle Schwarber‘s power hour, his teammates started the All-Star Game for the National League and represented the Cubs well. Having pitched on Sunday, Jon Lester cheered from the dugout, but Javier Baez and Willson Contreras bookended the NL lineup. Both Cubs recorded all three outs in the Continue reading All-Star Cubs Debuts

Kyle Schwarber’s Power Hour

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With the Cubs mostly on break, the All-Stars and Kyle Schwarber were on hand for Monday’s Home Run Derby. Thankfully the weather stayed away, but there were so many rockets that one might have burst a cloud to create a downpour anyway. Schwarber and team home run leader Javier Baez Continue reading Kyle Schwarber’s Power Hour

Midseason Cubs Audit

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Well well, we made it! As the Cubs go from a limp to a surge into the All-Star Break, they find themselves in sole possession of first place at least through next weekend with a surprisingly comfortable 2.5 game NL Central lead after the Milwaukee Brewers took a massive dump Continue reading Midseason Cubs Audit

The Changing Face of Baseball

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You know already that Javier Baez made the All-Star roster, but now he and Cubs buddy Kyle Schwarber are also going to be blasting some taters next Monday: Dingers on deck. Here’s the field for the 2018 @TMobile #HRDerby. pic.twitter.com/bhBnC5k92X — MLB (@MLB) July 12, 2018 I don’t think this Continue reading The Changing Face of Baseball

Cubs Potpourri

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We are now more than a week into July, and the hot stove is starting to boil over with some realistic trade rumors, some of which involve the Cubs. We are about a week away from the All-Star Game, and we’ve already seen three Cubs selected to represent the North Continue reading Cubs Potpourri