The Cubs Need Offense. And Fast.

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The Chicago Cubs are on a stretch of games where they are playing several losing teams. Going back to the last series before the All Star break, the Cubs have played 11 of 20 games against teams who are currently Continue reading

Keeping the Cubs Success On the Field Through Reducing Injuries

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Back from California now, I got to follow the doubleheader between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds.  I also got to listen to the last bits of the Kyle Schwarber game Tuesday night, including the go-ahead (and eventual game-winning) home Continue reading

South Bend Cubs: a new guy and some veteran updates

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UPDATE: as of Tuesday 7/21 Vimael Machin is back with the South Bend Cubs. Jason Vosler was promoted to Myrtle Beach and Machin takes his roster spot. You’ve heard of that guy in California that they call “The Machine”, right? Continue reading

Goodbye, Edwin Jackson

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As you may recall from before the All-Star Break, I took a look at the impending roster moves as guys come back from the disabled list and, in particular, when Rafael Soriano‘s time would come to be called up per Continue reading

Down on the Farm: Mid-season Top Ten Prospects

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Because the All-Star break has just come and gone, it is en vogue to rerank the system’s top prospects.  2015 has shown that, in spite of some very high profile call-ups, the system is still very strong.  There were some Continue reading

Cubs to Recall Kyle Schwarber

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When Miguel Montero left Saturday’s game against the Chicago White Sox with a thumb injury, several people were wondering if his injury would mean that top prospect Kyle Schwarber would be recalled. Today, we received our answer. Miguel Montero out Continue reading

Are You Satisfied?

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The “first half” of the 2015 season is over, and the Chicago Cubs have had an impressive season so far. Despite going 5-5 in their last 10 games heading into the All Star break, Chicago Cubs fans should be very Continue reading

The “First Half” Impressions of the 2015 Chicago Cubs

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While the Chicago Cubs were doing their thing to end the “first half” on a high note, I was hanging out in Monterey for a Japanese festival, eating udon and checking out jujitsu demonstrations.  Summer is fun.  You can check Continue reading

Occasional Cubs Affirmations

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Looks like I’m still not completely used to Pacific Time, which is going to be annoying when I get accustomed to it the day before we have to leave for Chicago (grumble).  Of course, you’ll be seeing this at a Continue reading

South Bend Cubs: the journey of Cael Brockmeyer

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At this rate, we should see Cael Brockmeyer with the Chicago Cubs shortly after the All Star break. Not really, but Mr. Brockmeyer has certainly had a busy couple of weeks. The catcher/first baseman started the 2015 seaon in South Continue reading