Wade Davis Bolsters Flexibility of Bullpen

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Before we dive into new Cubs reliever, Wade Davis, let’s talk about new (again) Yankees closer, Aroldis Chapman and what he meant to the Cubs bullpen.  Chapman came to the Cubs as a rigid one inning closer who preferred to start an inning with no inherited runners and shut it Continue reading Wade Davis Bolsters Flexibility of Bullpen

Ivy’s Roundup — The First Half Ends

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It’s been a trying month of June (where the Chicago Cubs actually were above .500 if you could believe that) and we’ve had to put out a series of almost unnecessary blogs out there to keep the faithful from burning this MFer down.  Yes, the Cubs are sub-optimal in one-run Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup — The First Half Ends

Ivy’s Roundup – Strange Things Are Happening (VIDEOS)

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Ivy isn’t feeling well these days so if you have a chance go find @Sweet_Loops and send well wishes.  Which means you’re stuck with me for the time being… After a beatdown of sorts in Miami, the Chicago Cubs went to Cincinnati to face the Reds, a team they had Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Strange Things Are Happening (VIDEOS)

Survival of the Strangest (Now With Video!)

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I can’t even with this game.  I swear. We’re talking about a game where Jon Lester pitched well enough to win, but gave up a solo homer to Billy Hamilton (not the Hall of Famer), and then Hector Rondon blew a save, and the Chicago Cubs couldn’t buy a hit Continue reading Survival of the Strangest (Now With Video!)

The Kris Bryant Game

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It was a pretty bad stretch last week for our favorite team, so you like seeing them getting a shot at a bad team.  On a night when Jake Arrieta had even worse command than ever, and the bullpen kept letting the Cincinnati Reds chip away, the Chicago Cubs still Continue reading The Kris Bryant Game

Ivy’s Roundup – The M*A*S*H Unit

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As we all know (or should, anyway), the baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint.  The Chicago Cubs got out to a spectacular start, but have hit a speed bump given all the injuries that have cropped up, not to mention how HARD it is to sustain a crazy Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – The M*A*S*H Unit

Could Cubs be Better off Moving Jason Hammel to the Bullpen?

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The news that the Cubs sent Adam Warren to Iowa to stretch out for spot starts wasn’t exactly a surprise.  Warren has been going through some struggles, so sending him to a low stress environment to work through those issues while stretching out to serve in a spot starter’s role Continue reading Could Cubs be Better off Moving Jason Hammel to the Bullpen?

Ivy’s Roundup: Fun Weekend

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What a series this was. Let me tell you that it is so much fun having a team that wins and even when they lose, it is not that bad because you know they won’t be down for long. Although the players need off days, they are very boring for Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: Fun Weekend

The Cubs Broke Pitcher Spirits, and Announcers Too

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The Chicago Cubs didn’t follow up Jake Arrieta‘s no-hitter with another no-hitter, but Jon Lester kept the Cincinnati Reds from scoring more than the lone Zack Cozart home run.  In doing so, the Cubs really damaged J.J. Hoover‘s confidence after he already lost his closer’s job, and they also broke Continue reading The Cubs Broke Pitcher Spirits, and Announcers Too

Something Something Cubs Offense

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Just an excuse to watch some lovely Chicago Cubs offense after tonight’s big win.  For example, here’s Kris Bryant: Your browser does not support iframes. And again: Your browser does not support iframes. Did you also notice that David Ross and Jake Arrieta were contributing significantly to offense?  They really Continue reading Something Something Cubs Offense