Dog Days of Summer or Random Thoughts

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These past few days have kind of sucked for me, which is why I have not been overly active recently. One of my dogs has been sick or a little while, and we had to put her down Monday night. Not the best of days for me, as you can Continue reading Dog Days of Summer or Random Thoughts

Cubs Will Buy in 15, But Probably from Bargain Bin

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As the draft approaches, and subsequently passes, the hot stove is going to turn up again as teams take a look at where they are.  For the first time in six years, the Cubs can look at themselves and feel pretty good about what they see in the mirror.  At Continue reading Cubs Will Buy in 15, But Probably from Bargain Bin

Down on the Farm: Javy’s Getting Closer

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Down in Arizona, the big league club is getting healthier by the day, with Olt starting to take batting practice after having the cast removed from the fracture in his forearm.  With players like Mike Baxter and Jonathan Herrera filling roles on the major league roster that they weren’t necessarily Continue reading Down on the Farm: Javy’s Getting Closer

South Bend Cubs: Top prospects part tres

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At the beginning of the season, I shared with WSD readers that three of the Chicago Cubs organization’s top 30 prospects were starting the year in South Bend. In this post I talked a bit about Jake Stinnett (#11) and here I introduced you to Trevor Clifton (#27). A new Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Top prospects part tres

So, how ’bout Kyle Hendricks?

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When thinking about the Chicago Cubs’ starting rotation – in particular, the most durable, longest-lasting starters, one generally thinks about the two at the top. Jon Lester, the staff ace. Jake Arrieta, one of the best in all of baseball over the past year or so. With that said, who just Continue reading So, how ’bout Kyle Hendricks?

Welcome to Rickettsville

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Tom Ricketts, owner of the Chicago Cubs, today purchased three more Sheffield Rooftop businesses bringing his total to six that line that street; he also has a financial interest in a seventh. He now fully owns all but three Wrigleyville Rooftop businesses along Sheffield. The day to day operations of Continue reading Welcome to Rickettsville

What Does it Mean?

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Ladies and Gentleman of Chicago Cubs nation, your beloved North Siders are riding high on a five game winning streak, and are currently back at their high water point of the season being five games over the .500 mark. They have a record of 20-15 and are currently only four Continue reading What Does it Mean?

Kerry Wood’s Charity Home Run Derby

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The Chicago Cubs outlasted the Pittsburgh Pirates today.  It was a pretty funny game, because I was expecting it to be over by the time school let out with the Cubs being up so much late in the game.  But while I was grading papers, the game went to extras, Continue reading Kerry Wood’s Charity Home Run Derby

Keeping an eye on Javier Baez; Contingencies

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Prior to Javier Baez’s 1-4, 0 strikeout performance today, he was batting .265 with an OBP of .357.  That’s nearly a 100 point split between his average and on base percentage in his first 56 plate appearances this season.  That’s the biggest split we’ve seen from him yet in his Continue reading Keeping an eye on Javier Baez; Contingencies

The Great Lake Debate

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There is nothing I love more than a good baseball debate; that is assuming the other person can actually make a good argument for his side. This season with the Chicago Cubs we have seen a number of them, including: who should play shortstop Starlin Castro or Addison Russell, why Continue reading The Great Lake Debate