Improving Cubs Ailing Offense Starts and Ends With More Baserunners

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Joey Votto takes one of the absolute dumbest criticisms a baseball player can take: That he is “content” to lead the league in on-base percentage.  Think for a second about what that actually means.  There are some people (mostly Reds fans and Harold Reynolds) who are critical because Votto makes Continue reading Improving Cubs Ailing Offense Starts and Ends With More Baserunners

Your All Time Chicago Cubs Team

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With this being the All Star break for Major League Baseball, and there being no real baseball for fans of the Chicago Cubs to enjoy until at least Friday. The Cubs, of course, have two All Stars playing on the team in Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo who are core Continue reading Your All Time Chicago Cubs Team

Reminiscing

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The Winter Meetings are over, the fellow blogsfolk are dispersed and busy, and I’m missing baseball a ton.  We’re about two months and change from pitchers and catchers reporting, which is great, but that’s still two months before quasi-meaningful baseball with guys on teams that I actually care about.  With Continue reading Reminiscing

Dreamcast 22.1 – Shattered Mark Prior Dreams

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YAOWA This is side one to Episode 22 because our show was too big. MUSIC BY: Lath and Plaster and DJ Krav https://soundcloud.com/lathandplaster Twitter: @IanMiller ALSO @ProductiveOuts EMAILZ: worldseriesdreaming@gmail.com iTunes Twitterz: @WSDreaming_Cubs @CubicSnarkonia @MRubio52 Guest Twitterz: @harrypav INTRO EMAIL Albert Almora is ready for High-A ball The best question ever asked James Russell is sneaky bad Hate Continue reading Dreamcast 22.1 – Shattered Mark Prior Dreams

Someone actually wants Carlos Marmol?

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A few days ago, the Cubs finally cried “uncle” and designated Carlos Marmol for assignment, effectively saying their farewells to one of the most dominant yet terrible relievers in Cubs history.  There was no way in hell the Cubs were getting anything of consequence back for Marmol in a trade, Continue reading Someone actually wants Carlos Marmol?

Dreamcast 20.1 – The elusive dream of happiness in baseball

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YAOWA This is side one to Episode 20 because our show was too big. MUSIC BY: Lath and Plaster and DJ Krav https://soundcloud.com/lathandplaster Twitter: @IanMiller ALSO @ProductiveOuts EMAILZ: worldseriesdreaming@gmail.com iTunes Twitterz: @WSDreaming_Cubs @CubicSnarkonia @MRubio52 GUEST TWITTER: @SaintLouisSport and website: http://www.saintlouissports.com/ INTRO EMAIL #RIG AND #WANT Dream big kids Why for MRubio no watch hockey? (Spoiler, is not a crime to Continue reading Dreamcast 20.1 – The elusive dream of happiness in baseball

Dreamcast 19.1 – A story of failed beginnings

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YAOWA This is side one to Episode 19 because our show was too big. MUSIC BY: Lath and Plaster and DJ Krav https://soundcloud.com/lathandplaster Twitter: @IanMiller ALSO @ProductiveOuts EMAILZ: worldseriesdreaming@gmail.com iTunes Twitterz: @WSDreaming_Cubs @CubicSnarkonia @MRubio52 GUEST TWITTER: @cdgoldstein INTRO EMAIL Carlos Marmol !!!!!!! Draft talks Kris Bryant, great or GREATEST? HI CRAIG GOLDSTEIN Dropping knowledge How Craig evaluates talent Continue reading Dreamcast 19.1 – A story of failed beginnings

Man, we could’ve had Dan Haren…

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There’s a line of thinking that if one event had occurred, the rest of the events that followed would be completely altered, sort of like a butterfly effect or that time in Back to the Future Part II when Biff went back in time with the sports almanac and seriously Continue reading Man, we could’ve had Dan Haren…

Because it’s all Carlos Marmol’s fault!

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Tonight’s (well, yesterday’s, now) game was pretty terrible.  The Cubs did not win.  They were going to win at one point, but then weird stuff happened and somehow Carlos Marmol got most of the blame.  Of course, that is fair given the win expectancy chart.  Marmol’s wildness and giving up Continue reading Because it’s all Carlos Marmol’s fault!

What I Am Seeing So Far In 2013

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It has been a little while since I last wrote something about our beloved Cubbies.  However, my school year is over and things are settling down a bit which offers me more time to do other things. One thing I love to do is provide my crazy perspective on how Continue reading What I Am Seeing So Far In 2013