So hey, I watched Ant-Man!

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After the Chicago Cubs got swept by the Philadelphia Phillies this weekend, including a no-hitter (which was pretty cool, to be honest), it’s easy to feel down.  We are fans of a sports team, and we are humans capable of and susceptible to emotion and kneejerk reactions.  I think it’s Continue reading So hey, I watched Ant-Man!

The Cubs Nearly 50 Year Streak Has Come to an End

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   On September 9, 1965 the Chicago Cubs were no hit by Sandy Koufax. Since then, the Cubs have played 7,920 games without being no hit. That was not only the longest active streak in baseball without being no hit, it was the longest streak period. No other team was Continue reading The Cubs Nearly 50 Year Streak Has Come to an End

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 under .500 and have a record of 5-6. That is Continue reading The Cubs Need Offense. And Fast.

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 run. In addition to a new, snarky Cubs Twitter, this Continue reading Keeping the Cubs Success On the Field Through Reducing Injuries

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? Well the Cubs organization has their own version. He goes Continue reading South Bend Cubs: a new guy and some veteran updates

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 the de facto terms of his midseason deal.  Well, Soriano is Continue reading Goodbye, Edwin Jackson

Down on the Farm: Mid-season Top Ten Prospects

Mar 2, 2015; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher Kyle Schwarber poses for a portrait during photo day at the training center at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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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 other names who, while deserving, just couldn’t fit onto a Continue reading Down on the Farm: Mid-season Top Ten Prospects

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 w/thumb injury, so @Cubs will call up @kschwarb12 to join Continue reading Cubs to Recall Kyle Schwarber

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 happy with where their team is in the standings. As Continue reading Are You Satisfied?

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 out the earlier blog for some affirmations, but really, these Continue reading The “First Half” Impressions of the 2015 Chicago Cubs