Center Field and Depth Figure to Dominate Cubs Positional Off-Season

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Although the Cubs enter the off-season with much more stability in the field than they do on the mound, they do enter the off-season with some questions that need answering.  Those questions, though, were mitigated by the 2015 performance of a handful of rookies and the emergence of Anthony Rizzo Continue reading Center Field and Depth Figure to Dominate Cubs Positional Off-Season

Thoughts From an Ass Whupping

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So the Cubs lost again. Oh well. This was cool: Your browser does not support iframes. A few things: Those are some sweet throwbacks!  1945 (last World Series appearance for the Cubs, against the Tigers) and signaling the end of World War II as veterans were recognized Wednesday night. Chris Continue reading Thoughts From an Ass Whupping

Keeping the Cubs Success On the Field Through Reducing Injuries

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Back from California now, I got to follow the doubleheader between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds.  I also got to listen to the last bits of the Kyle Schwarber game Tuesday night, including the go-ahead (and eventual game-winning) home run. In addition to a new, snarky Cubs Twitter, this Continue reading Keeping the Cubs Success On the Field Through Reducing Injuries

Wednesday Night Cubs Highlight Reel

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Tonight’s Chicago Cubs victory against the Cleveland Indians was full of highlights. We had milestones, like Kyle Schwarber‘s first hit and RBI (he finished with four hits and two runs batted in): Your browser does not support iframes. Here’s all four hits: Your browser does not support iframes. There was Continue reading Wednesday Night Cubs Highlight Reel

Rebuilding Years Gave Cubs Versatility and Depth

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It seems that the Cubs are in line to keep three catchers, which was not expected, but does not come as a big surprise.  With the versatility of the roster, the Cubs are in a position where they can keep all of Miguel Montero, David Ross, and Welington Castillo; using Continue reading Rebuilding Years Gave Cubs Versatility and Depth

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

A Cubs Game On WGN, Just Like the Old Days

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It will likely change after 2019, and we’ve already heard plenty of complaints about WGN America not carrying Chicago Cubs games (or any sports) anymore.  But today, we harken back to the days when Cubs baseball shone upon our televisions screens on the good old number 9, though this will Continue reading A Cubs Game On WGN, Just Like the Old Days

Improving Cubs Ailing Offense Starts and Ends With More Baserunners

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Joey Votto takes one of the absolute dumbest criticisms a baseball player can take: That he is “content” to lead the league in on-base percentage.  Think for a second about what that actually means.  There are some people (mostly Reds fans and Harold Reynolds) who are critical because Votto makes Continue reading Improving Cubs Ailing Offense Starts and Ends With More Baserunners

Dexter Fowler Answers Most of Cubs Remaining Questions

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One of the great mysteries of the Cubs Convention was the whereabouts of Luis Valbuena.  As we found out this morning, he, along with pitcher Dan Straily, were traded to the Houston Astros for outfielder Dexter Fowler.  While the cost to acquire Fowler is admittedly high, sending Luis Valbuena to Continue reading Dexter Fowler Answers Most of Cubs Remaining Questions

Cubs sign Denorfia

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The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran outfielder Chris Denorfia, pending a physical.  Jon Heyman reports that the value of the contract is about $2.5MM.  Here’s the initial report:   Chris Denorifa to the @cubs ? Deno is one of my favorite teammates of all time! Continue reading Cubs sign Denorfia