Sunday Thinks

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The Chicago Cubs are on a tear, and it’s been fun to watch even as they’ve barely made up ground on the other two really good teams in the division/league/majors.  That’s the way the cookie crumbles sometimes, so we’ll just have to be happy that as of now, the Cubs Continue reading Sunday Thinks

Just say NO to Chase Utley

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The Chicago Cubs are sizzling hot right now, owners of an eight game win streak, owner of the second wild card with a 4.5 game lead over the San Francisco Giants and only 1.5 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates for the first. Everyone is contributing to this team’s success, and Continue reading Just say NO to Chase Utley

When Cubs Return to Wrigley, Fans Can Expect a Change

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One of the more popular features the past few years at Wrigley Field has been the Captain Morgan club. While the bar itself will still be there, the name Captain Morgan will not be a part of the establishment. Instead, the Cubs owned bar will be called the DraftKings Fantasy Continue reading When Cubs Return to Wrigley, Fans Can Expect a Change

The Ballad of Starlin Castro: Ch-ch-ch-changes

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It was almost inevitable, once the slumping got unbearable, that Addison Russell would become the pretty-much-permanent Chicago Cubs starting shortstop.  This meant that Starlin Castro, he of the three All-Star appearances and lofty expectations, would need another home: Your browser does not support iframes. Fast forward to Tuesday night, when Continue reading The Ballad of Starlin Castro: Ch-ch-ch-changes

August Sweeps

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It took a bit of time, growth, adversity, and some “playing stupid” as well, but as of Sunday night, with the Chicago Cubs having freshly swept away the defending World Series Champions, I think we can legitimately call our favorite team “contenders” now. While I’ve been OK with the ups-and-downs Continue reading August Sweeps

Trade Castro for Utley? Oh Hell No!

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The Starlin Castro hate is strong among fans of the Chicago Cubs. Throughout social media I have seen countless fans calling for the trade of the struggling short stop, saying as much as they wanted him traded for “a bag of baseballs” and even making things personal, calling him a Continue reading Trade Castro for Utley? Oh Hell No!

Return of the Three Headed Catching Monster

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Since being re-called to the Major Leagues after the All Star break, Kyle Schwarber has been on fire at the plate, giving the Chicago Cubs an interesting problem. How do you keep his bat in the lineup as much as possible? As the Cubs figured out not too long ago, Continue reading Return of the Three Headed Catching Monster

Trade Deadline thoughts: Cubs Did the Right Thing

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I have been out camping this entire weekend, so I missed out on all the trade reactions throughout baseball, including those fans made about the ones the Chicago Cubs made. This is probably a good thing, as that allowed me to give you my unfiltered and unaffected thoughts. I know Continue reading Trade Deadline thoughts: Cubs Did the Right Thing

How’s Your August So Far?

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The trade deadline is up, and we’re looking at another deadline coming up at the end of August with some inklings that the Chicago Cubs may pursue Philadelphia Phillies legend-in-decline Chase Utley.  They’ve got a full month to figure this out, but in the meantime, games must be played, and Continue reading How’s Your August So Far?

Cubs Have Anti-Climactic, But Productive, Deadline

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Amid connections to the Indians for Carlos Carrasco (who has a 3.1 fWAR, 8th in the AL among starting pitchers), to the Padres for Tyson Ross (2.7 fWAR) and Craig Kimbrel (1.0 fWAR), among other or a late rumbling about being in talks with the Dodgers for Alex Wood (just Continue reading Cubs Have Anti-Climactic, But Productive, Deadline