Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving to you all. This year we have plenty to be thankful for. I want to start by saying thank you to each and every one of you who have read and shared this blog over the years. I want to thank the almost 21,000 of you who have Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

Albert Almora and the Chamber of Prospects – A Cubs Story In Pictures

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We’re days away from the latest movie in the Harry Potter franchise, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.  A good number of us are Harry Potter fans, and my son has gone as Harry Potter with authentic robe and wand two Halloweens running.  After the last Cubs story in Continue reading Albert Almora and the Chamber of Prospects – A Cubs Story In Pictures

World Series Game Seven: Time to Reign

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Game seven. Winner take all. Today was one of those days that you thought would never end. A day which just continued to drag. The anticipation of World Series Game seven was all that was on out minds from the 27th out last night to the first pitch tonight. This Continue reading World Series Game Seven: Time to Reign

Cubs World Series: Back to Cleveland

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This is going to be short because I’m in need of a defibrillator, but remember when I said stuff about the Chicago Cubs making it to Game Seven? Yeah, that.  First Cubs World Series win at Wrigley Field since 1945.  Woo. Thanks in part to just enough offense, pitching, and Continue reading Cubs World Series: Back to Cleveland

The Chicago Cubs Will Make History

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We have a few days to really enjoy the glorious reward of seeing our favorite baseball squadron finally obliterate narratives and have a shot at complete redemption.  The 71 years in between pennants certainly invokes the use of the word “history” in describing this momentous achievement, and while the young Continue reading The Chicago Cubs Will Make History

Walkoff a Winner

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Boy oh boy, where to begin… July (and the end of June, really) wasn’t the best for the Chicago Cubs, but everything was going to look poor relative to the extremely good start to the season.  As August (and the trade deadline!) is Monday, the Cubs ended July with their Continue reading Walkoff a Winner

Creating a Taxi Squad

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Spring training is here and the Cubs are continuing to add arms to the organization for a hopeful run at a championship. Now adding Manny Parra or Aaron Crow are the kind of moves that fans only say World Series here we come derisively, but they are the low risk Continue reading Creating a Taxi Squad

With Free Agency Underway, Let’s Make Our Wish List

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The offseason is here, and as of midnight last night, free agency is officially underway. Teams have submitted their qualifying offer of $15.8 Million to their pending free agents, as you know the lone player to receive this offer from the Chicago Cubs was centerfielder Dexter Fowler. In all likelihood, Continue reading With Free Agency Underway, Let’s Make Our Wish List

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

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