Chris Volstad removes giant monkey from back

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Yesterday I did a top ten list of things to watch for as this season winds down.  For whatever reason I totally forgot about Chris Volstad and his pursuit of that elusive win.  Volstad hadn’t earned a victory since he was a Florida (now Miami) Marlin, more than a full Continue reading Chris Volstad removes giant monkey from back

The Cubs will probably get rid of Chris Volstad, but likely not until after this weekend

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Chris Volstad sucks.  He very deservedly got the loss tonight.  Volstad had pitched a couple of effective games since he was recalled but just stunk it up against the worst team in the majors.  He will almost assuredly be non-tendered at the end of the season and will be hard-pressed Continue reading The Cubs will probably get rid of Chris Volstad, but likely not until after this weekend

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?

Stop! Just Stop!

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Being a fan  of the Chicago Cubs, I understand the frustrations the fans feel when certain players like Chris Volstad or Carlos Marmol blow up and ruin any chance for a win. I do, I understand that fans want nothing more than to see the team they love win as Continue reading Stop! Just Stop!

My Look At 2012

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  Two weeks into the 2012 season and I finally have a few moments to put together my season preview for our beloved Chicago Cubs.  Four wins and twelve loses to start is season is not truthfully what I anticipated coming out of Spring Training. Seemed that there was a Continue reading My Look At 2012

Twice Through the Rotation, Four Out of Five Doing Well

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A few days ago, I wrote about how the new Chicago Cubs offense had been showing some promise and giving fans reason for optimism. While the offense is not overly impressive and comes and goes, scoring an average of four runs a game, they are not the main concern for Continue reading Twice Through the Rotation, Four Out of Five Doing Well

The Opening Day 25 Man Roster For Your 2012 Chicago Cubs Is All But Set

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The Chicago Cubs roster for the 2012 season is all but set, though an official announcement on the bullpen jobs will not be announced until Wednesday. Fans can finally get a look at what their team will look like on opening day and have some sort of idea just what Continue reading The Opening Day 25 Man Roster For Your 2012 Chicago Cubs Is All But Set

Batting practice, anyone?

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Before we get to today’s practice game against the Padres, let’s get through a few items first.  We know that unfortunately for them, Randy Wells and Welington Castillo were sent down to the minors.  Thanks to Bleacher Nation we know that Randy will stay a Cub (what with all those Continue reading Batting practice, anyone?

Cubs Practice Game(s) #15A and #15B: If March Madness is going on and split squads are boring a thousand miles away, did baseball really happen?

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Today, NC State defeated Georgetown in an upset that I predicted on my one bracket.  Unfortunately the rest of my bracket is in shambles, so whatever.   The Creighton vs. UNC game is pretty entertaining right now, a lot closer than I expected.  But since this is a baseball blog Continue reading Cubs Practice Game(s) #15A and #15B: If March Madness is going on and split squads are boring a thousand miles away, did baseball really happen?

Cubs Practice Game #10: More Ex-Cub action

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Today I learned that SFGiants.com, which was the first stream to click on via MLB.com, doesn’t actually have commercial breaks so one can actually hear all the lineup changes during the dead time.  That was nice.  Got to listen to their radio guy talk to former Cub Shawn Estes, who Continue reading Cubs Practice Game #10: More Ex-Cub action