Cubs and Cardinals Illustrate Need for Computerized Strike Calls

Photo: Associated Press
Share

If the weekend has shown us anything about the Cubs and the Cardinals, it is the stark contrast in one talent between the two catchers: pitch framing.  Welington Castillo, while a much improved defensive player, is still deficient in this Continue reading

Minor League Recap: 4/3 -4/11

minor_league_baseball_logo
Share

All of the Cubs’ full season minor league clubs have started their seasons in the last week, and only the Kane County Cougars have gotten out of the gate with a winning mark.  While it is still so incredibly early Continue reading

Thank You Mike Matheny

20140412-000546.jpg
Share

You know, even the best managers are capable of making bonehead mistakes with the game on the line. Rick Renteria put Jose Veras in to pitch the ninth which forced extra innings. Bad move Ricky, bad move. But Mike Matheny Continue reading

Daily Ducksnort

20140411-055411.jpg
Share

On a day I planned to write about the absolute steal the Chicago Cubs got when they found Emilio Bonifacio on the scrap heap, I have to go in a completely different direction. The 2014 bullpen is almost as bad Continue reading

Daily Ducksnort

20140410-053603.jpg
Share

Last night I was in attendance at the Chicago Cubs game and enjoyed my first win of the season, bringing my record to 1-2. Much like the Cubs, I currently have a losing record. With last nights win though, we Continue reading

Daily Ducksnort

20140409-104937.jpg
Share

A new feature for World Series Dreaming is the Daily Ducksnort. Here I intend to highlight one aspect of each game I feel stood out. Sometimes this will focus on something positive, other times things will have a negative feel. Continue reading

Wanna Buy A Stake in the Cubs?

RickettsBueller
Share

I was wondering to myself whether this deserved a blog entry since Patrick Mooney laid it out so well in his article, but after seeing yet another article (and more) pop up on the Twitters within minutes of each other, Continue reading

Improving MLB’s Replay System

Lou Piniella, Rob Drake
Share

Once upon a time after the World Series, we heard that MLB was serious about implementing an expanded replay review system.  This was welcome news because MLB remained the only major North American sport that did not use replay for Continue reading

Ricketts, Cubs Fed Up With Rooftops. Moving Forward With Plan B

Ricketts
Share

The battle between the Chicago Cubs and the Wrigleyville Rooftops has been going on for much longer than Cubs owner Tom Ricketts would like. To be honest, any delay in their plans due to the rooftop owners could be classified Continue reading

Dreamcast 40: Take Me Out To the Ball Game

Dreamcast
Share

With Opening Day right around the corner, we dedicate our Opening Day podcast to one of the most famous Cubs to ever don #40 on his uniform, Rick Sutcliffe! In this episode, we discussed the possibility of Jeff Samardzija repeating Continue reading