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!
Yesterday the Chicago Cubs made their first move of the season as they bought the contract of Clayton Richard from the Pittsburgh Pirates, he will start tonight in place of Donn Roach. This is a move that did not wow many fans, probably not any as Richard is not exactly Continue reading Cubs Disappoint Fans With Richard Deal, Waiting For a Better Deal That May Not Come
Manager: Joe Maddon Projected Record: 84-78 While this isn’t exactly what anyone has in mind for this season, this is about where the Cubs are as currently constructed. Although this off-season was exciting because of the acquisitions and the Cubs launched #LetsGo as the slogan after years of needing to be #committed Continue reading NL Central Preview: 3rd Place Chicago Cubs
The fallout from the Chicago Cubs trading of both Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel continues to roll in. There are a percentage of fans who are complaining about the trade of the team’s best two pitchers; however, most of them are not complaining for the reason you might be thinking. Continue reading The Cubs and Pitching
The Cubs had just dropped another series to the division rival Cincinnati Reds. It’s almost as though the Reds think of Wrigley Field as their home away from home, but there was enough positive to think that eventually the Cubs will start using their homefield advantage again. I’m a bit Continue reading Periodic fun with the Cubs numbers
It has been a while since I last put together my thoughts on the 2012 season and man have things changed again quite dramatically. At one point after calling up Anthony Rizzo it appeared that the Cubs were going to prove the nay-sayers wrong in how bad they would be. Continue reading So Where Do The Cubs Stand Now?
“The strongest thing that baseball has going for it today are its yesterdays.” -Lawrence Ritter Yes, the late Lawrence Ritter, who wrote about economics, baseball, and often both, was absolutely correct. Baseball is a game that builds its fortunes on the building blocks of its yesterdays. It is Continue reading I Went to Spring Training and All I Got Was….A Lifetime of Memories
Today’s practice game was against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with Matt Garza facing off against former Cubs legend Ted Lilly. Matt had himself a bad time in the second inning, loading the bases with some bad luck and hitting Juan Uribe before walking in a couple runs. Tony Gwynn‘s kid Continue reading Cubs Practice Game #8: Ex-Cubs are everywhere!
The news has come in that the Cubs have hired Chris Bosio as their new pitching coach. There’s a bit of nepotism here as Bosio and Dale Sveum knew each other since they were kids, and there’s also a random rumor out there that the Cubs may try to get Continue reading Bo-Bo-Bosio