Cubs Clubhouse #Narrative About to Get Weird? (UPDATE: SHOTS FIRED)

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We all knew that the Chicago Cubs would have a tough time against the Washington Nationals, who trotted out reigning Cy Young winner Max Scherzer on Tuesday night.  He was opposed by Jake Arrieta, 2015’s Cy Young winner, who has frankly not pitched like that version of Jake Arrieta in Continue reading Cubs Clubhouse #Narrative About to Get Weird? (UPDATE: SHOTS FIRED)

Slide Rules

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As you know, MLB has rewritten some of the baserunning rules that govern slides into second base (although they could have just enforced the existing rule, pay attention to the wording of Rule 7.08b) in an effort to protect vulnerable middle infielders.  In response, the Cubs coaches have emphasized fundamentals Continue reading Slide Rules

Road to Opening Day: #2

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First things first…the big news out of Los Angeles of Anaheim re: Mike Trout:   Confirmed: #Angels, Trout in agreement on six-year deal for more than $140M. First reported: @Alden_Gonzalez — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 29, 2014   trout deal with angels is agreed at $144.5M — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #2

Surprise! Cubs Practice Game #4

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Let’s see…Cubs practice game #4…a bit of craziness at the end, but they did dispatch the Royals 6-4. Jeff Samardzija had a good outing.  He was the first Cubs “starter” so far in spring training to go three innings as he was very efficient, with 35 pitches over his three Continue reading Surprise! Cubs Practice Game #4