Roster Moves a Plenty Right Around the Corner for the Cubs

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Tomorrow night, the Chicago Cubs begin the “second half” of the season with a somewhat in complete roster. While the Major League roster currently sits at 25, there are only three starting pitchers currently on the big league club. Those Continue reading

Cardinals Directly Responsible For the National League’s Demise

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Minor news first, about Emilio Bonifacio:   Emilio Bonifacio’s rehab assignment transferred to Double-A Tennessee. — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) July 16, 2014 Come back soon Emilio! In the meantime, I don’t know if you forgot, but the National League lost Continue reading

Your All Time Chicago Cubs Team

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With this being the All Star break for Major League Baseball, and there being no real baseball for fans of the Chicago Cubs to enjoy until at least Friday. The Cubs, of course, have two All Stars playing on the Continue reading

Checking the Standings At the All-Star Break

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I think I’ll check the individual player statistics when they update later on, but for now, with the Yankees-Orioles game having been rained out on Sunday night (seriously, why have a night game the Sunday before the All-Star break?), every Continue reading

What Can Realistically Be Done With Jackson

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As we have been talking about the past day and a half now, Edwin Jackson is a massive headache for the fans of the Chicago Cubs. Putting things kindly, Jackson has been pretty bad for any number of reasons for Continue reading

Deadline Dealers: Cubs Players Likely to be Traded

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Cubs General Manager Jed Hoyer and President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein have made no secret of the fact that they are not playing to win this year. Now with the current regime in their 3rd year atop the Cubs Continue reading

Making room for Alcantara

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As you know, Arismendy Alcantara‘s stay with the Chicago Cubs has been extended at least to the All-Star Break.  At the break, he may or may not be sent back down to Iowa to get more daily at-bats in and Continue reading

Minor League Recap: Debuts and Returns

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This past week has been one noted, mostly, by some of the existing minor league players making debuts with the big league club.  Tsuyoshi Wada, Kyle Hendricks, and Arismendy Alcantara all made their ML debuts this week in Cincinnati. Alcantara Continue reading

The Al-CONTRA meme, realized

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Arismendy Alcantara leads off today: Today’s #Cubs lineup vs #Braves: Alcantara 2B, Ruggiano RF, Rizzo 1B, Castro SS, Castillo C, Lake CF, Coghlan LF, Olt 3B, Arrieta P — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 11, 2014 And of course, we have Continue reading

Edwin Jackson to the Yankees?

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Yesterday news came out that New York Yankees star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will miss at least six weeks due to an arm injury, if not longer if Tommy John surgery is required. The Chicago Cubs might have dodged a huge Continue reading