(UPDATES) Goodbye to One Catcher, Hello to Another: Cubs Commentary Catalyzing Changes

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I did not expect the post game commentary to work this quickly to spur changes within the Chicago Cubs, but here we go… Source: Miguel Montero to be DFA'd — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) June 28, 2017 Source: The Cubs are calling up Victor Caratini. https://t.co/4CsCV5sxlo — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) June Continue reading (UPDATES) Goodbye to One Catcher, Hello to Another: Cubs Commentary Catalyzing Changes

More Pace of Play Ponderings (UPDATE)

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Ever since Chris Bosio got his surgeries, it takes nearly all of the 30 second mound conference clock for him to even get to the mound… Bosio out to talk to Montgomery with Ichiro at second and Stanton up #Cubs pic.twitter.com/X5Aq0M9gIv — crawly's cub kingdom (@crawlyscubs) June 6, 2017 This Continue reading More Pace of Play Ponderings (UPDATE)

Happy Thanksgiving!

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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!

Cubs Disappoint Fans With Richard Deal, Waiting For a Better Deal That May Not Come

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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

NL Central Preview: 3rd Place Chicago Cubs

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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 Cubs and Pitching

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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

Periodic fun with the Cubs numbers

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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

So Where Do The Cubs Stand Now?

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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?

I Went to Spring Training and All I Got Was….A Lifetime of Memories

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  “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

Cubs Practice Game #8: Ex-Cubs are everywhere!

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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!