Road to Opening Day: #10


The Cubs played the Mariners today, and lost in what will probably be typical fashion 3-0. Jeff Samardzija pitched a strong game, but the real highlight for the Cubs was Junior Lake robbing a home run. Mike Olt managed to Continue reading

Road to Opening Day: #11


So there was a late game on Wednesday.  Highlights and crap when I can get to it. Here’s one with Emilio Bonifacio being fast and crafty: The Cubs ended up losing on a walkoff 3-run homer, but Carlos Villanueva pitched Continue reading

2014 NL Central Preview: 2nd Place – Pittsburgh Pirates

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The 2013 Pirates finally broke through and made the playoffs.  After flirting with contention through July in 2011 and 2012, that next step was critical in the development of the franchise, and Clint Hurdle‘s job security.  There is no reason Continue reading

2014 NL Central Preview: 3rd Place – Cincinnati Reds

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The Reds are a rare case of a team who won 90 games, made the playoffs, outscored their opponents by over 100 runs, and still fired their manager.  Dusty Baker, who oversaw the reemergence of the Reds from relative anonymity, Continue reading

Road to Opening Day: #12


The Cubs made extra cuts on Tuesday, but that didn’t stop the guys who got cut from doing some damage. The Cubs optioned outfielders Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters, pitchers Arodys Vizcaino and Zac Rosscup, and infielder Christian Villanueva, to Continue reading

2014 NL Central Preview: 4th Place – Milwaukee Brewers

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The Brewers are interesting.  They are a team who, much like the 2011 Cubs, thinks they can compete this season for a playoff spot.  They’re delusional.  They are better than they were last season, but they are not better than Continue reading

Road to Opening Day: #13


Cubs kept doing that “win one, lose one” thing again on Monday, this time beating the Angels at home while losing to the A’s on the road.  This hit by Emilio Bonifacio was cool: And then, of course, since every Continue reading

2014 NL Central Preview: 5th Place – Chicago Cubs

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As the season is primed to start in two weeks, now is a good time to preview what we might see over the course of the summer.  For the Cubs, specifically, probably another season with more losses than wins, some Continue reading

Road to Opening Day: #14


The Cubs once again split their games, beating the Mets in Vegas while losing a tough one against the Indians at home in Mesa on Sunday.  Travis Wood had a good game despite taking the loss in Mesa, and Dan Continue reading

Dreamcast 38: Part II – MOAR TRADEZ


We’re live and recorded!  This is Part II of this week’s edition of the Dreamcast.  Part I is here. Please check out our show notes here.  Thanks as always for listening!