Down on The Farm: Adjustments Being Made as Season Winds Down

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The Cubs’ organization is littered with players who have been promoted to new levels over the course of this season.  It is also littered with players who are altering their approach to hitting or are adjusting to new roles on the mound.  None of that is to mention players who Continue reading Down on The Farm: Adjustments Being Made as Season Winds Down

South Bend Cubs: Erick Leal – “yes” to the no-no but “no” to the win?

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So when is a no-hitter not a no-hitter? Tuesday evening I was looking forward to seeing Ian Happ’s home debut with the South Bend Cubs but was treated to so much more. What a bizarre game! Erick Leal was spectacular – pitching 9 full innings of no hit baseball. Unfortunately, Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Erick Leal – “yes” to the no-no but “no” to the win?

Trade Castro for Utley? Oh Hell No!

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The Starlin Castro hate is strong among fans of the Chicago Cubs. Throughout social media I have seen countless fans calling for the trade of the struggling short stop, saying as much as they wanted him traded for “a bag of baseballs” and even making things personal, calling him a Continue reading Trade Castro for Utley? Oh Hell No!

South Bend Cubs: late July road trip ends

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    The South Bend Cubs are coming home after a nine game road trip that saw them make visits to West Michigan, Great Lakes and Dayton. The baby Cubs are currently 18-19 in the second half of the season, 4 games back of Fort Wayne. Despite a five game Continue reading South Bend Cubs: late July road trip ends

Return of the Three Headed Catching Monster

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Since being re-called to the Major Leagues after the All Star break, Kyle Schwarber has been on fire at the plate, giving the Chicago Cubs an interesting problem. How do you keep his bat in the lineup as much as possible? As the Cubs figured out not too long ago, Continue reading Return of the Three Headed Catching Monster

Ivy’s Roundup – Going Wild

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Well kids, school’s about to start up again for me here in Chicago, and Ivy’s been busy with school of her own, so it may be a bit longer before you get regular series recaps from us.  Which is fine and stuff, because a bajillion other Cubs blogs do them Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Going Wild

Trade Deadline thoughts: Cubs Did the Right Thing

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I have been out camping this entire weekend, so I missed out on all the trade reactions throughout baseball, including those fans made about the ones the Chicago Cubs made. This is probably a good thing, as that allowed me to give you my unfiltered and unaffected thoughts. I know Continue reading Trade Deadline thoughts: Cubs Did the Right Thing

How’s Your August So Far?

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The trade deadline is up, and we’re looking at another deadline coming up at the end of August with some inklings that the Chicago Cubs may pursue Philadelphia Phillies legend-in-decline Chase Utley.  They’ve got a full month to figure this out, but in the meantime, games must be played, and Continue reading How’s Your August So Far?

Cubs Have Anti-Climactic, But Productive, Deadline

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Amid connections to the Indians for Carlos Carrasco (who has a 3.1 fWAR, 8th in the AL among starting pitchers), to the Padres for Tyson Ross (2.7 fWAR) and Craig Kimbrel (1.0 fWAR), among other or a late rumbling about being in talks with the Dodgers for Alex Wood (just Continue reading Cubs Have Anti-Climactic, But Productive, Deadline

And here…we…go! (Cubs Trade Deadline Updates Galore)

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First up: Dan Haren! Source: Haren to Cubs from Marlins. — Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) July 31, 2015 Looks like the Chicago Cubs will send the Miami Marlins a couple of minor leaguers per multiple sources: Recap: Mark Lowe to Jays for three unnamed minor-lgrs, Dan Haren to Cubs for two Continue reading And here…we…go! (Cubs Trade Deadline Updates Galore)