2016, When the Balls Dropped

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Depending on your perspective, 2016 could range anywhere from the best year ever (being that the Chicago Cubs did something awesome), just another year, or the worst year in recorded history.  Whatever your views on politics or celebrities, I’ve chosen to focus on the positive and to look ahead to Continue reading 2016, When the Balls Dropped

Can Kris Bryant Get Even Better?

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Over the holiday weekend, I was asked a question.  Surely, it was somewhat rhetorical, but it led me to ask myself the question in a serious and analytical way… “How does Kris Bryant get better?” Before I continue with this article, because it needs to be said, there is going Continue reading Can Kris Bryant Get Even Better?

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 2017 Cubs Roster “Almost” Set

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The Chicago Cubs won the World Series just over a month ago, December has just started and their roster for the 2017 season is pretty much already set. Baring an injury or a surprise trade, I believe Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Joe  Maddon pretty much already know which 25 Continue reading The 2017 Cubs Roster “Almost” Set

So Long Dex

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Last night, the hearts of many Chicago Cubs fans broke as Mr. “you go, we go” Dexter Fowler signed a five year, $82.5 million contract with the dreaded St. Louis Cardinals after turning down the Cubs $17.2 Million qualifying offer for one year. As you would expect, the aftermath of Continue reading So Long Dex

Wade Davis Bolsters Flexibility of Bullpen

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Before we dive into new Cubs reliever, Wade Davis, let’s talk about new (again) Yankees closer, Aroldis Chapman and what he meant to the Cubs bullpen.  Chapman came to the Cubs as a rigid one inning closer who preferred to start an inning with no inherited runners and shut it Continue reading Wade Davis Bolsters Flexibility of Bullpen

I’ll Never Be Able to Afford to Go to a Cubs Game Again…and That’s OK

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The first Chicago Cubs game I ever attended at Wrigley Field was this one, around when my friend (a Chicago-area native) graduated from college.  It was a bit overcast, and it threatened to rain all day, but the Cubs won and I was satisfied.  I also recall that we got Continue reading I’ll Never Be Able to Afford to Go to a Cubs Game Again…and That’s OK

Cubs Happenings Since the Last Time We Had Time To Blog

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It’s been a very busy time for us real life folks, and it’s getting to the busy time in the offseason for the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball, too.  After a stressful job as I try to reach dees keeds, and the shenanigans that happened just down the street Continue reading Cubs Happenings Since the Last Time We Had Time To Blog

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving to you all. This year we have plenty to be thankful for. I want to start by saying thank you to each and every one of you who have read and shared this blog over the years. I want to thank the almost 21,000 of you who have Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

The 2017 Hall of Fame Ballot

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As we get closer to Thanksgiving, the National Baseball Hall of Fame has just announced the official 2017 BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot, with 34 players eligible for voting and potential enshrinement.  Similar to previous years, I think there are something like 12 players worthy of entry into the Hall Continue reading The 2017 Hall of Fame Ballot