Mike Olt. A Good Problem to Have

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So far this Spring, Mike Olt has been making people notice him, in a good way. Mike Olt goes yard! Having good at bats!!! @WSDreaming_Cubs pic.twitter.com/6tF58Z3kO1 — Jesse Jensen (@jjrayn) March 9, 2015 Last season, Olt and Luis Valbuena were named the team’s starting third basemen for the 2014 campaign. Continue reading Mike Olt. A Good Problem to Have

First weekend done…what’s next for the Cubs?

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Okay, well, the Chicago Cubs didn’t win today.  In fact, they haven’t won at all so far this spring, and the other game was a tie.  Obviously, the season is doomed. Nah, not really.  All we can really say at this point is –> ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ There will be more Cubs baseball Continue reading First weekend done…what’s next for the Cubs?

Let’s ooh and aah over Kris Bryant

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The Chicago Cubs still have to find an offensive groove in Cactus League play, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find some fun things to talk about from their contest against the Colorado Rockies.  It’s spring training, people are getting back into shape and working on stuff, so don’t sweat Continue reading Let’s ooh and aah over Kris Bryant

Hello Rangers? You Want Edwin Jackson?

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Some sad news around baseball might be quite beneficial to the Chicago Cubs. As everyone knows, the Cubs have a surplus in the starting pitching department. Cubs Manager Joe Maddon came out earlier saying that Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson would be in competition for the fifth starter. ICYMI: Maddon Continue reading Hello Rangers? You Want Edwin Jackson?

Late Night Cubs Roundup

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Teaching at a Chicago urban high school is challenging but can be a lot of fun.  Then again, having to deal with the not-so-subtle pot smoker in my afternoon period was not exactly how I intended to end the day.  But after that was resolved, I got to play baseball Continue reading Late Night Cubs Roundup

Pre-Cactus League Opener Cubs Thoughts

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The Chicago Cubs open the Cactus League exhibition season with split-squad action against the Bay Area teams.  While we’re waiting, the scribes of Chicago sports media are working tirelessly to give us random bits of news. On James Shields and Joe Maddon I guess Patrick Mooney was hanging around the Continue reading Pre-Cactus League Opener Cubs Thoughts

Hey, they had to tear it down sometime…

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In case you needed any reminding, the Chicago Cubs start Cactus League play on Thursday.  The initial rotation is here courtesy of Carrie Muskat.  And there’s some more good news: @Cubs Cactus League schedule begins in 48 hrs. http://t.co/6Q6z7tF1Z7 will have free audio webcast coverage at 2 pm CT Thu Continue reading Hey, they had to tear it down sometime…

The Integrity of the Game? What Integrity?

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Since new MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred took over, the question of how he would handle the Pete Rose situation and if he would be considered for reinstatement has been brought up numerous times.There are numerous fans on both sides of this argument; some say off the field antics should not Continue reading The Integrity of the Game? What Integrity?

Will Lester have a Personal Catcher?

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When Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer signed David Ross to be the new backup catcher on the Chicago Cubs, everyone assumed that he wold be Jon Lester‘s personal catcher. That is what I assumed when he was still a free agent. I saw how well Lester pitched while Ross was Continue reading Will Lester have a Personal Catcher?

Oh yeah? Project this!

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Based on all kinds of projections, the Chicago Cubs are poised to at least make it to .500 in 2015 even if they fall short of the playoffs. Based on our Cubs fan hearts, the Cubs will fulfill the prophecy set forth by Back to the Future Part II. When Continue reading Oh yeah? Project this!