Cubs were prudently cheap

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As you know by now, the Chicago Cubs did not win the services of James Shields, who according to Jon Heyman received a four-year guarantee of $75MM, with a club option for a fifth year from the San Diego Padres.  I’m sure it’s disappointing for some, but hey, now we’ll have Continue reading Cubs were prudently cheap

Cubs fans won’t get to kill the Shields puns in 2015

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Awww shucks, I guess our flight of fancy about James Shields in Cubs pinstripes was just that after all… Via @ScottMillerBbl and @JoeFrisaro, #Padres‘ talks for Shields gaining momentum; Padres considered the favorites: http://t.co/QIG0UHVC3G — MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) February 7, 2015 And the almost officially official news:   Shields Continue reading Cubs fans won’t get to kill the Shields puns in 2015

With New Bidding Process, When Will Wrigley Host an All Star Game?

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New Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced yesterday that starting in 2017 the All Star game will be awarded to “the highest bidder”. While Manfred did not go into detail about how the bidding would work, they would take a different course of action to choose who would host the mid Continue reading With New Bidding Process, When Will Wrigley Host an All Star Game?

Shields Fluctuating, Captain

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Catching you up on some James Shields news, after about a month of pondering and some fantasizing during the Super Bowl… IT BEGINS #MysteryTeam #Cubs MT @jonmorosi Sources: James Shields has multiple offers in hand, expected to sign by end of week — WorldSeriesDreaming (@WSDreaming_Cubs) February 4, 2015 So the Continue reading Shields Fluctuating, Captain

Strike Out Cancer

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Today is World Cancer Day, and the ubiquity of this genetically-based disorder is a constant reminder that we all need to do more to help treat and prevent cancer–not just doctors and researchers, but also normal people from all walks of life in helping with resources and just being there Continue reading Strike Out Cancer

Barrel Scraping

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We recently talked about storylines for the 2015 Chicago Cubs, and added a bit on the southpaw faction of the bullpen.  We only really focused on the 40-man roster though, and as you know, spring training has its fair share of non-roster invitees.   Another arm MT @jonmorosi: #Cubs close Continue reading Barrel Scraping

The Sinister Six

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You know what I forgot to mention in the previous set of Cubs storylines?  The team still needs to figure out who their lefty relievers are.  Righty relief is set if you check out the roster: Dallas Beeler Justin Grimm Edwin Jackson Jason Motte Blake Parker Neil Ramirez Hector Rondon Continue reading The Sinister Six

Still-Developing Cubs Storylines

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Today is Groundhog Day, which is a good time to stay in on an unexpected (well, the weather guys expected it but I didn’t, really) snow day and watch a classic comedy.  Especially since the stupid groundhog predicted another six weeks of winter.  That groundhog has to be stopped.  Thankfully, Continue reading Still-Developing Cubs Storylines

Pre-Super Bowl Thinks

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It’s 4 in the morning as I wait out this “camping” excursion with the Cub Scouts. We’re in a cabin rather than freezing in tents outside, but given the snowmageddon hitting us now I guess the cabin wasn’t such a horrible idea, ho ho ho. After waking up to use Continue reading Pre-Super Bowl Thinks

Not Wanting to be a Distraction, Sosa to Miss Banks’ Services

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Thousands upon thousands of Chicago Cub fans are currently making their way to Daley Plaza as visitation for Ernie Banks beings. With the visitation and memorial services all taking place, you can bet that just about everyone with Cubs ties will be paying their respects; that is, except for Sammy Sosa Continue reading Not Wanting to be a Distraction, Sosa to Miss Banks’ Services