Thanksgiving 2018 Hall of Fame Stuffing

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It has not been a fun past few months for me, with a big move, trying to find work, and the Chicago Cubs’ ever-growing championship drought (thank goodness for 2016, eh?) all bearing down on me. There are plenty of baseball items, of course, that don’t involve my own life Continue reading Thanksgiving 2018 Hall of Fame Stuffing

The State of Baseball Address

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For as long as “pace of play” has permeated our baseball lexicon, there have been articles and jokes written about the subject and how Major League Baseball might not be focusing on the right factors in improving the fan experience. After all, it is the baseball fan who buys all Continue reading The State of Baseball Address

The Scheduling Probably Won’t Change Anytime Soon, But We Can Still Think About It

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It sure does look decent out right now and most likely the Chicago Cubs will finally get to play another game tonight. Not so sure about Wednesday, when it’s supposed to rain, but who knows with Mother Nature and what the home club will decide? A handful of games have Continue reading The Scheduling Probably Won’t Change Anytime Soon, But We Can Still Think About It

A Matter of Time

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This was mentioned in passing in our latest Dreamcast, but while the Opening Day game between the Chicago Cubs and the host Miami Marlins did go over three hours in length, it seemed to go pretty smoothly because of all the action within the game time.  We do know that Continue reading A Matter of Time

One Year Deals and Cubs on the Bubble

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Spring training is about halfway over now, and the Chicago Cubs made their first cuts the other day: The #Cubs today made the following roster moves: pic.twitter.com/502eiUyY2u — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 9, 2018 The cuts made sense since none of those guys were going to make the predicted roster Continue reading One Year Deals and Cubs on the Bubble

The Art of the (One-Year) Deal

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We interrupt your day to bring you the following breaking news: Source: Lance Lynn’s one-year contract with #Twins will be worth more than $10 million. @MLB @MLBNetwork — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) March 10, 2018 Lance Lynn’s one-year, $12 million contract could increase to a total of $14 million if he Continue reading The Art of the (One-Year) Deal

Move It Along

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It wasn’t long ago that we talked about how the Chicago Cubs could set up their rotation and taxi squad of relievers.  On Monday, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that there would be pace of play rules changes for 2018, just in time for spring training exhibition games to work Continue reading Move It Along

Time Keeps on Slipping…

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You may have noticed a lack of blogs from us, and that has a lot to do with the almost complete lack of Cubs-specific news.  We know the Cubs probably want to sign Yu Darvish, and they probably also want to keep their options open for the future during this Continue reading Time Keeps on Slipping…

The 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

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I think it may be time to make that long-awaited visit back to Cooperstown this coming summer.  The Hall of Fame has just announced the results in voting, which you can check out at the BBWAA’s site: Player Votes (Percent) Years on ballot Chipper Jones 410 (92.2) 1 Vladimir Guerrero Continue reading The 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

The Pirates’ Sell-Off (UPDATE)

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Fresh off the weekend’s Gerrit Cole trade between the Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cubs’ division rivals have once again set up a big trade: #SFGiants have agreed to acquire Andrew McCutchen from the #Pirates, pending a review of medical records, sources tell The Athletic. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) Continue reading The Pirates’ Sell-Off (UPDATE)