The NL Central Preview Series: Can the Chicago Cubs Sneak In?


As Spring Training continues and the Chicago Cubs pare down their roster to the final 25 heading to the under-construction Wrigley Field come Opening Night, Andy took the last week to preview all five teams in the National League Central Continue reading

NL Central Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds


Manager: Bryan Price Projected Record: 77-85 It’s a little bit unfair to call the Reds a fifth place team.  A 77 win projection would not have been the worst in any division in baseball in 2014 and is right in Continue reading

A Cubs Game On WGN, Just Like the Old Days


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 Continue reading

Following the Will Ferrell Experience


As you may have heard, Will Ferrell played the role of RWG for many a team today: Ferrell will be playing in the following games: 12:05 p.m. MT: Mariners at Athletics 1:10 p.m. MT: Cubs at Angels 2:10 p.m. MT: Continue reading

Improving Cubs Ailing Offense Starts and Ends With More Baserunners

BASES loaded

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 Continue reading

Minor League Recap: Debuts and Returns


This past week has been one noted, mostly, by some of the existing minor league players making debuts with the big league club.  Tsuyoshi Wada, Kyle Hendricks, and Arismendy Alcantara all made their ML debuts this week in Cincinnati. Alcantara Continue reading

Cubs Need To Consider Trading Travis Wood

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The sentiment in this is going to be wildly unpopular for two reasons: 1. Because of the trade that just happened, sending Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland; and 2. Because Travis Wood is a fan favorite…but the Cubs Continue reading

Create your own Rick Renteria meme!


In Tuesday night’s victory over the Cincinnati Reds, Cubs manager Rick Renteria called for not one, not two, not three, but FOUR relievers to get three outs in the top of the eighth inning.  Shades of Tony LaRussa!  Fortunately it Continue reading

World Series Dreaming at Wrigley Field, 6/23/2014


I just got back from a fun but disappointing game at Wrigley Field in which the host Cubs dropped a late heartbreaker to the Cincinnati Reds, 6-1.  It was much closer than that for the longest time, and bear with Continue reading

Minor League Recap: 4/3 -4/11


All of the Cubs’ full season minor league clubs have started their seasons in the last week, and only the Kane County Cougars have gotten out of the gate with a winning mark.  While it is still so incredibly early Continue reading