Let’s See What’s on Draft…

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I suppose it was my fault that Friday night’s game took forever (and the Cubs lost) because I was keeping track of the amount of time an average nine-inning game would take.  I think it’s a good thing to keep track of because of the future direction the game is Continue reading Let’s See What’s on Draft…

That Extra Innings Rule

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I was fighting some insomnia late last night when I saw an article about how minor league baseball field staff, players, and executives thought about the new extra-innings rule: “At all levels of Minor League Baseball, extra innings will begin with a runner on second base.” Whatever the motivation, the Continue reading That Extra Innings Rule

Risk, Reward, and Regret

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After a crummy first half, we talked on the Dreamcast about how the Chicago Cubs might go about turning their season around to win the division as most of us thought they would this year.  I think most of us figured that the Cubs had a lot of position player Continue reading Risk, Reward, and Regret

Cubs Sign Major Draft Picks Just Under the Deadline (UPDATES)

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I am pretty sure that the Chicago Cubs had deals for all their draft picks set up in advance, but they just did not announce every single one.  Even last week, we knew that the major draft picks from the first ten rounds were going to join the organization.  We Continue reading Cubs Sign Major Draft Picks Just Under the Deadline (UPDATES)

One Week to Cubs Draft Signing Deadline

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Now that Alex Lange is done with the College World Series, he can focus his attention towards signing with the Chicago Cubs as the highest-profile not-so-officially-signed draftee from the MLB Draft earlier in June.  From before: Wes Saver (@Savermetrics) has done us Cubs fans a great favor in setting up Continue reading One Week to Cubs Draft Signing Deadline

South Bend Cubs: Opening Day Roster

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One of the best things about attending South Bend Cubs games is that you get to see top prospects at the beginning of their careers. After enjoying Eloy Jimenez last season and Ian Happ the year before, we’re curious to learn “What top prospects are starting the season in South Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Opening Day Roster

2017 Cubs Debuts Figure to be Less Impactful Than Years Past

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There is a level of disinterest that comes with prospect writing for a team who has a Major League roster full of young players who are pretty recent call-ups themselves that just won the World Series.  And the disinterest isn’t mine.  There’s an understanding that the people who read these Continue reading 2017 Cubs Debuts Figure to be Less Impactful Than Years Past

The Ian Happ Watch (UPDATE)

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The Arizona Fall League title game was played on Saturday afternoon, with the Mesa Solar Sox taking the prize with a few Chicago Cubs prospects in tow: Your browser does not support iframes. As you can see, Cubs pitcher James Farris nailed down the final out, and Eloy Jimenez and Continue reading The Ian Happ Watch (UPDATE)

South Bend Cubs: An interview with Mama Dewees

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I may have mentioned this before but in case I didn’t, I have four children and the oldest two are boys ages 23 and 20. All four played Little League so when I go to South Bend Cubs games, in addition to enjoying the baseball, I’ve often wondered what it’s Continue reading South Bend Cubs: An interview with Mama Dewees

South Bend Cubs: Tip-A-Cub

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Earlier this week, South Bend area Cubs fans were treated to, what I consider to be, one of the best fundraisers of the year.  At two local Applebee’s restaurants, SB Cubs players worked as servers and hosts and all tips accrued during their two hour “shift” were donated to Memorial Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Tip-A-Cub