If we are overreacting over small samples, the Cubs are on pace for 91 wins


The Chicago Cubs are now 9-7, having just defeated the Cincinnati Reds in the series opener at the Great American Ballpark.  They were also wearing some weird-looking throwback uniforms.  I mean, they look okay, but the piping and the wonky Continue reading

Ivy’s Roundup: I Hate Ties

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It’s important, even though I know we’re all human and have feels, that we realize that the season is 162 games long and the Chicago Cubs have barely played 15, which is not even 10% of the season yet.  It’s Continue reading

Ivy’s Recap: You’ve got Reds on you

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The Chicago Cubs won their last series, and entered the series with the Cincinnati Reds with a shot at taking first place.  So how did they do?  Well… Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field 4/13: W Cubs 7, Reds Continue reading

Let’s Pretend the Cubs Have to Add At the Deadline: Johnny Cueto Edition

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Okay, let’s start by saying that we have established that the 2015 Chicago Cubs season isn’t actually doomed yet.  Let’s further suggest that because the Cubs are expected to improve and should get reinforcements from the minors, they should be Continue reading

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

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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 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