Bullpen Use Baffling Rick Renteria

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Allow me to preface all of this by saying that managing a bullpen is very difficult for a manager. Relievers need off-days, they need to be used fairly consistently, they might have minor arm issues that allow them to work, Continue reading

Signs Of Improvement, Or Cause For Concern

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On this off day, both the Chicago Cubs and their fans have got to be enjoying themselves. Coming off their second series win of the season (against the best team in the National League no less), the Cubs are starting Continue reading

At Least We Got the Bobbleheads

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I’m somewhat glad that I saved all my allotted off-days from school for this semester (I didn’t use any the first semester) which meant I had TEN days I could use for these last few weeks.  I had used two Continue reading

Minor League Recap 5/8 – 5/15

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Well, let’s get right into it…C.J. Edwards is still being held out with shoulder stiffness.  Obviously, that’s not exactly what we wanted to hear about Edwards.  However, with the abundance of caution taken with Jake Arrieta, this isn’t a big Continue reading

Cubs Have Problems, But the Bullpen Isn’t One of Them

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As Cubs fans, we’re accustomed to thinking that we have it worse than every other fan base of all of the other 29 teams.  In one particular area, it seems that we think if the Cubs were just average, the Continue reading

I Hate Rain

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As a science guy I know how important the water cycle is to ecology and how we need rain to water the plants, provide drinking water to animals and all that good stuff.  But rain also prevents baseball from happening. Continue reading

Dreamcast 41: The Sweet Lou Edition

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On this Mother’s Day, we give to you a podcast after a long hiatus (yeah, we’ve been busy) named in honor of former Cubs manager Lou Piniella who wore the number 41.  Here’s some fun news about former Cubs reliever/closer/fan Continue reading

Mike Olt’s Playing Time

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When the Chicago Cubs acquired Mike Olt in the trade that sent Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers, I was super excited. After all, Olt was a top rated prospect both in the Rangers organization and in baseball over all. Continue reading

Minor League Recap: 4/24 – 5/7

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Since the last recap on April 24, there have been returns, streaks, and walks.  The Cubs, in anticlimactic fashion, cut ties with their return in the most talked about insignificant trade in minor league history, by releasing Matt Scioscia, who came Continue reading

Let the Circus Begin

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The Chicago Cubs are coming off of a series win against the rival St. Louis Cardinals, and excitement is high on the North Side. Our young core players currently on the roster are starting to hit very well. Starlin Castro Continue reading