The Lull Before the Action Picks Up

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There isn’t much news to write about Cubs-wise these days, given that the team has pretty much set itself up weeks in advance of spring training.  I guess all we have to wait for is whether another team signs Dexter Fowler, or if it still makes sense to bring him Continue reading The Lull Before the Action Picks Up

Cubs Thoughts As We Near Spring Training

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We are about three weeks from the pitchers and catchers reporting for our Chicago Cubs, and I’ve spent way too much time watching the guy on the shoveler digging stuff out of Wrigley Field today.  The ballpark still looks very skeletal and I wonder how they’re going to patch things Continue reading Cubs Thoughts As We Near Spring Training

Stuff to ask Tom Ricketts at the Cubs Convention

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It’s almost time for one of the most fun Chicago Cubs fan experiences since the team won the 1908 World Series!  That’s right, the Cubs Convention starts on Friday night, and team WSD will be in attendance (some of us hoping that certain radio personalities won’t be) to party, drink, Continue reading Stuff to ask Tom Ricketts at the Cubs Convention

Jon Lester just won the Internet

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Everyone knows the story behind the parody Jed Hoyer Twitter account, which only has the one tweet: spanking it — Jed Hoyer (@JedHoyer_) April 14, 2009 That tweet, as you can see from the time stamp, is from the 2009 season, the last season the Boston Red Sox made the Continue reading Jon Lester just won the Internet

The Cubs Benchwarmer

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Over the weekend, something wonderful happened in Cubs Twitter: https://twitter.com/CubicSnarkonia/status/683773991903956992 That’s right: the Chicago Cubs did everything so early, fitting everything they needed into a reasonable budget (that will also allow them to reload for the NEXT window of contention), and have so many built-in contingencies now that all we Continue reading The Cubs Benchwarmer

Santa’s Reindeer are apparently really good at baseball

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This Christmas, it appears that Santa Claus has been very kind to the Chicago Cubs, and by extension, to fans of the Cubs.  Of course, in order to do this, Santa needs some Christmas spirit to power his magical reindeer and his sled so he can fly his presents all Continue reading Santa’s Reindeer are apparently really good at baseball

Santa Delivers For the Cubs

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I'd say the Cubs completed their Christmas list this year — Shadows Of Wrigley (@ShadowofWrigley) December 24, 2015 After the Cubs were able to successfully execute Plan A, and avoided too much butthurt, it’s safe to agree with our friend there.  Santa Claus has seemingly put the Chicago Cubs on Continue reading Santa Delivers For the Cubs

If you were in charge of the Cubs…(POLL)

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It’s Christmas week, and while we await more news, let me pose a question for you guys… We know that the Chicago Cubs have done a number of really awesome things so far this offseason, which seems to align with certain timelines to maximize the opportunity for success going forward. Continue reading If you were in charge of the Cubs…(POLL)

A potentially optimized 2016 Cubs lineup

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While obsessing about the Cubs as usual, the conversation turned to what the best 2016 batting order should be.  We know that manager Joe Maddon likes to have his matchups and will often bat the pitcher 8th, especially early on in the season (he seemed to abandon this late in Continue reading A potentially optimized 2016 Cubs lineup

Fantasizing About the 2016 Cubs

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In case you’ve been living under a rock before the holidays, the Chicago Cubs signed a bunch of guys, including Jason Heyward, and look pretty good going into 2016…on paper, anyway. That means there’s still an 85 percent chance that the Cubs won’t win it all. There are plenty of Continue reading Fantasizing About the 2016 Cubs