Did You Catch All That? The Continuing Evolution of the Cubs Catching Situation (Updates)

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With the first pitchers and catchers workout completed, we can take a look back at a few storylines that are emerging in the early days of official Chicago Cubs spring training.  You can check out Anno’s writeup and Andy’s preview for some of our thoughts, but my focus today is Continue reading Did You Catch All That? The Continuing Evolution of the Cubs Catching Situation (Updates)

More Cookies! Willson Contreras Gets His Shot (OFFICIAL)

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Well, I had just barely gotten done with setting up a road trip recap for Ivy (stupid coworker from Hell), when this showed up… Sources: #Cubs promoting catcher Willson Contreras, will join team tomorrow. Plan is to go with 3 catchers. No word on accompanying move. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) Continue reading More Cookies! Willson Contreras Gets His Shot (OFFICIAL)

Who Catches For Lester?

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It’s another slow news day/week/whatever, as the Chicago Cubs continue to sit around on their retooled roster and wait for spring training to begin.  That means we will have to wait as well, and in the meantime, there’s a lot of perusing the internet for other blogs and comments. One Continue reading Who Catches For Lester?

Late Night Cubs Roundup

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Teaching at a Chicago urban high school is challenging but can be a lot of fun.  Then again, having to deal with the not-so-subtle pot smoker in my afternoon period was not exactly how I intended to end the day.  But after that was resolved, I got to play baseball Continue reading Late Night Cubs Roundup

I want to be a Macho man

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I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while, but real life got in the way (no complaints here, I like real life).  This actually has a lot to do with real life, however, so maybe a bit of perspective wasn’t a bad thing after all. You may have Continue reading I want to be a Macho man

The Cubs and Catchers

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Dabynsky has often lamented the lack of depth at the catcher position for the Cubs past incumbent starter Welington Castillo.  The worry is that if Beef Castle goes down with an injury, there are no true MLB-ready catchers in-house to step in.  My argument is that you can’t have two Continue reading The Cubs and Catchers