Our Closer’s Turning Japanese, I Really Think So

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Here’s some bit of good or maybe not-so-good news, depending on how you think of things:   Fuji closing now. He’s a little surprised it came this quick : “Came here as a set up man”. — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) April 7, 2013   Here’s a recap of what happened Continue reading Our Closer’s Turning Japanese, I Really Think So

Theo Epstein or Dale Sveum

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Carlos Marmol is the Chicago Cubs closer; at least he was as of last night. Many people are furious with Dale Sveum for keeping him in the closers role when everyone knows that he simply is unable to do the job at any level in professional baseball. After last night, Continue reading Theo Epstein or Dale Sveum

The Cubs Eighth Inning, Brought to You By Depends and Starter Fire Logs

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The Cubs lost in Cublike fashion to the Atlanta Braves 6-5. The focus fell on the ineffective closer Carlos Marmol who gave up the game tying and game winning homeruns in the span of three batters. Going by Fangraphs, Carlos Marmol deserves the lion share of the blame for the Continue reading The Cubs Eighth Inning, Brought to You By Depends and Starter Fire Logs

WSD Exclusive!

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There are a lot of reasons that I write for World Series Dreaming.  Respect and adulation that comes for writing for such an esteemed blog is one perk.  The massive pay check for each blog doesn’t hurt either, but the real reason I do it is for the exclusives that Continue reading WSD Exclusive!

Carlos Marmol is Special

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  The Carlos Marmol era is going to end sooner than later in Chicago. For many that end cannot come soon enough, but playing around with sortable stats on Fangraphs has led to a want for context and closure on this era. Carlos Marmol, for better or worse, has been Continue reading Carlos Marmol is Special

Carlos Marmol to be Traded!

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Today, Chicago Suntimes reporter Gordon Wittenmyer reported the Chicago Cubs have informed Carlos Marmol’s representatives at Praver/Shapiro to expect a trade. That is news Cub fans have been hoping for as they do not want Marmol to be the team’s closer going into the 2013 season. He has lost nearly Continue reading Carlos Marmol to be Traded!

Never read the comments

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Rule #1 of the Internet states that one should never read the comments of any internet blog. They are usually devoid of any relevant information, insight, or intelligence. Usually commenters have not read the piece and are just spouting nonsense. Naturally when Bruce Levine wrote a piece on ESPN about Continue reading Never read the comments

Everything that you missed when Rice Cube destroyed the internet

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Well it only took 96ish hours and a few server migrations (note, one server migration is a serious pain in the balls, we did 2) but the site is finally back and it’s better than ever! Seriously! Just look at it, it’s awesome! Unfortunately you missed a lot during our Continue reading Everything that you missed when Rice Cube destroyed the internet

Cubs Convention 2013- Mixed review.

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After a whirlwind weekend and trying to get back to “real life”, I finally have a chance to sit down and give my take on the Convention this past weekend.  Now, keep in mind, I went to the Convention with my 13 year old son who lives and breathes baseball, Continue reading Cubs Convention 2013- Mixed review.

The Crowded 2013 Cubs Pitching Staff

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It still takes a little adjustment to writing 2013, but I found myself looking at the Cubs 40 man roster situation this morning. The Cubs have a full 40 man roster at the moment and have by all reports signed Carlos Villanueva to a 2 year deal nearly a month Continue reading The Crowded 2013 Cubs Pitching Staff