Bullpen Shenanigans in the sixth

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Last year Dale Sveum had to play bullpen roulette for the first half of the season, and you almost had to feel bad for the first year manager. It did not matter who was called upon but it would seem like they would disappoint. This year Dale Sveum has had Continue reading Bullpen Shenanigans in the sixth

The David Aardsma Question

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This idea mainly stems from the news today that David Aardsma requested his release from the Miami Marlins:   Aardsma and #Marlins agreed that they would release him at his request if he was not in majors by May 15. That is what happened today. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May Continue reading The David Aardsma Question

The Ivy Files: Reds, Rangers, Cardinals recaps

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Off days are so boring and even with all the fail surrounding the Cubs, we still miss our boys when they don’t play. While they get a much needed day off, we can still talk baseball! Here’s a look back at the last few series.   5/03 vs. Reds: L Continue reading The Ivy Files: Reds, Rangers, Cardinals recaps

Travis Wood is gonna win the Cy Young! And other exercises in hyperbole

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So yay, the Cubs won!  Woohoo!  And just as in every other sport, performances in one game, whether it’s in a 16-game, 82-game or 162-game season, is enough to make broad sweeping statements about players.  Take this, for example:   Sveum called Wood the best pitcher in baseball which stunned Continue reading Travis Wood is gonna win the Cy Young! And other exercises in hyperbole

The Sad Case of Dale Sveum

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After Saturday’s loss, Chicago Cub fans have completely given up on Carlos Marmol, and manager Dale Sveum has been thrown into the fire right along with him. Fans are getting tired of seeing Marmol trotted out to the mound game after game, only to see him give fans heart attacks, Continue reading The Sad Case of Dale Sveum

Being Carlos Marmol

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What else can we say about Carlos Marmol that hasn’t been said before?  The guy has always had poor control.  With loss of velocity and more hitters being patient against him, Marmol has gone from being historically awesome to being piss poor.  He’s probably done. After today’s tough loss where Continue reading Being Carlos Marmol

The Cubs Record is on the Rise

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Going into today’s game, the Chicago Cubs are in fifth place in the National League Central with a record of 9-14. While the record still says that the Cubs are a bad team, and this recent three game winning streak has come against the Miami Marlins, the Cubs may not Continue reading The Cubs Record is on the Rise

The Marmol and Gregg Show

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In tonight’s game, Carlos Villanueva was tasked to go the distance because of the taxed bullpen from last night’s marathon, but was pulled in favor of Carlos Marmol once a bunt moved Shin-Soo Choo to second base and Joey Votto was up.  The ensuing plate appearance produced a seeing-eye ground Continue reading The Marmol and Gregg Show

Baseball #Weird

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Explanation 1, Explanation 2, Explanation 3 Cubs teammates came to the defense of the Chicago Cubs who last won the World Series on two separate occasions in the Chicago Cubs home opener. “You lose some respect for the fans,” pitcher James major upgrade. The team and the city appear to Continue reading Baseball #Weird

What the hell happened to Carlos Marmol?

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In nature a peak is always accompanied by a valley. Our fundamental understanding of this fact extends itself into other areas of thought and reason in our lives. We are taught by the natural order of things that the highs are usually followed by the lows, and vice versa. Tall Continue reading What the hell happened to Carlos Marmol?