Guest Post: How the Cubs’ Infielders Measure Up Against Other Teams

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Note: This blog post is from the fine folks at “The Planet of Baseball,” which you can find at theplanetofbaseball.com. The Chicago Cubs’ infield is one of the most promising young cores in all of baseball, and it is a large reason that they made history in 2016 with 4 of Continue reading Guest Post: How the Cubs’ Infielders Measure Up Against Other Teams

Joe Maddon, Protecting Fielders, and the Evolution of Baseball

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My thoughts are a bit scattered as I sit here during the summer (it’s officially the summer solstice!), having applied to more work and hoping that someone hires me before our family’s medical insurance runs out.  In the meantime, the Chicago Cubs are trying to right the ship (for real Continue reading Joe Maddon, Protecting Fielders, and the Evolution of Baseball

The Slide Heard Around the URLs (UPDATES: Bad Slide!)

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It is somewhat appropriate that Justin McGuire and I talked at length about the unwritten rules and beanball wars in the latest Dreamcast, as the Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres may have ignited some kind of feud from last night’s game: There may be some bad feelings between Continue reading The Slide Heard Around the URLs (UPDATES: Bad Slide!)

Long At Bats are Killing Kyle Schwarber

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After Dexter Fowler officially left the Cubs for the St. Louis Cardinals, the question about who would replace him at the top of the line-up needed a definite answer.  And while looking back at before the 2016 offered some insight, there was no obvious mark on the roster.  Before Fowler Continue reading Long At Bats are Killing Kyle Schwarber

Pondering Bryce Harper…Future Chicago Cubs All-Star?

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A fleeting statement from Peter Gammons quickly spread like wildfire across the internet and most of Chicago Cubs Twitter and other social media… That would be former and potentially repeat MVP Bryce Harper, he of the Washington Nationals and perennial All-Star appearances, five very solid-to-elite tools, and my goodness can’t Continue reading Pondering Bryce Harper…Future Chicago Cubs All-Star?

Welcome Back Dexter Fowler, Thanks For Losing

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You may have gotten a chance to listen to our Dreamcast already, but if not, give it a listen and rate etc.  Anyway, it’s been a somber week or so as the Chicago Cubs have been floundering quite a bit, for reasons that aren’t exactly clear.  The nice thing is Continue reading Welcome Back Dexter Fowler, Thanks For Losing

Early Season Schedule Not Cutting Struggling Cubs Any Breaks

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The Cubs aren’t playing well.  Nobody is going to say anything different.  It’s actually pretty obvious.  And there is no question that is the single biggest contributing factor to their slow start, sitting just one game above .500 through 49 games.  Some key offensive contributors haven’t produced like they’re capable. Continue reading Early Season Schedule Not Cutting Struggling Cubs Any Breaks

May the Odds Ever Be In Your Favor

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I admit it, I’m a Chicago Cubs homer.  But it’s easy to root for this team, especially since they’re built so well at every position.  Sure, they’re not firing on all cylinders YET, but we’re barely into May and there are plenty of games left for the Cubs to find Continue reading May the Odds Ever Be In Your Favor

Why is Kyle Schwarber Leading Off? It’s Not Hard to Understand!

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The life of a Chicago Cubs fan is never easy. Some among us always find something to complain about; even in a year when they are the defending World Series Champions. The most brought up question is questioning Joe Maddon’s decision to bat Kyle Schwarber as the leadoff hitter. In Continue reading Why is Kyle Schwarber Leading Off? It’s Not Hard to Understand!

The Face of Baseball COULD Be…

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Once upon a time, folks freaked out because the Chicago Cubs dared to trade a quality starting pitcher for a relatively unknown prospect named Anthony Rizzo. Fast forward about five years, with a supremely team-friendly extension thrown in, and we have been fortunate to track the growth and explosion of Continue reading The Face of Baseball COULD Be…