Down on the Farm: Cubs System Ripe With Arms

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Since Theo Epstein has run the Cubs’ baseball operation, the strategy has been to target high upside hitting prospects in the draft.  As year four winds down, that strategy seems to be paying off.  Kris Bryant leads the National League in fWAR.  Addison Russell (1.5) and Kyle Schwarber (1.4) are Continue reading Down on the Farm: Cubs System Ripe With Arms

Technically, I Think I Win the Bet…

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On a day where Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale was cruising, there wasn’t much to be happy about in Cubs land, where our North Side heroes unfortunately fell victim to the buzz saw of strikeout after strikeout (a generous strike zone helped, but really, Sale was good).  Ultimately, the Continue reading Technically, I Think I Win the Bet…

Sunday Thinks

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The Chicago Cubs are on a tear, and it’s been fun to watch even as they’ve barely made up ground on the other two really good teams in the division/league/majors.  That’s the way the cookie crumbles sometimes, so we’ll just have to be happy that as of now, the Cubs Continue reading Sunday Thinks

Cubs Quotables

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The Chicago Cubs again played slightly better than their South Side counterparts, winning Saturday night’s contest 6-3.  Post-game commentary is always fun, and particularly fun after a win with these Cubs. On the game as a whole: The game was really sloppy with a couple TOOTBLANs and a plethora of Continue reading Cubs Quotables

Just say NO to Chase Utley

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The Chicago Cubs are sizzling hot right now, owners of an eight game win streak, owner of the second wild card with a 4.5 game lead over the San Francisco Giants and only 1.5 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates for the first. Everyone is contributing to this team’s success, and Continue reading Just say NO to Chase Utley

When Cubs Return to Wrigley, Fans Can Expect a Change

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One of the more popular features the past few years at Wrigley Field has been the Captain Morgan club. While the bar itself will still be there, the name Captain Morgan will not be a part of the establishment. Instead, the Cubs owned bar will be called the DraftKings Fantasy Continue reading When Cubs Return to Wrigley, Fans Can Expect a Change

Pedro Strop can celebrate all he wants

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The Chicago Cubs defeated their crosstown rivals Friday afternoon, and it seemed one of the items of conversation involved this celebration by Pedro Strop: Your browser does not support iframes. I think former Cubs legend John Baker said it best in his blog, but usually complaints about Pedro Strop (when Continue reading Pedro Strop can celebrate all he wants

Ricestradamus returns as Miguel Montero proves #wearegood

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Highlights galore in tonight’s Chicago Cubs victory. There was the Anthony Rizzo catch of catches: .@ARizzo44's balancing act. https://t.co/d9xFVO6tj8 — MLB (@MLB) August 13, 2015 It was pretty nice: Your browser does not support iframes. The Cubs were leading in the ninth, but Hector Rondon‘s wild pitches (possibly blockable, but Continue reading Ricestradamus returns as Miguel Montero proves #wearegood

The Ballad of Starlin Castro: Ch-ch-ch-changes

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It was almost inevitable, once the slumping got unbearable, that Addison Russell would become the pretty-much-permanent Chicago Cubs starting shortstop.  This meant that Starlin Castro, he of the three All-Star appearances and lofty expectations, would need another home: Your browser does not support iframes. Fast forward to Tuesday night, when Continue reading The Ballad of Starlin Castro: Ch-ch-ch-changes

August Sweeps

Behold, a pitcher who got a hit and scored!

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It took a bit of time, growth, adversity, and some “playing stupid” as well, but as of Sunday night, with the Chicago Cubs having freshly swept away the defending World Series Champions, I think we can legitimately call our favorite team “contenders” now. While I’ve been OK with the ups-and-downs Continue reading August Sweeps