Ivy’s Roundup – Winning More Than You Lose, Tradez & Videoz

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Let’s just get to the scores first as the Chicago Cubs looked pretty good coming out of the All-Star Break.  Maybe they just needed a breather after all?  And this, again, is without two of their key bats in Dexter Fowler and Jorge Soler, who are with the Iowa Cubs Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Winning More Than You Lose, Tradez & Videoz

Trade Deadline thoughts: Cubs Did the Right Thing

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I have been out camping this entire weekend, so I missed out on all the trade reactions throughout baseball, including those fans made about the ones the Chicago Cubs made. This is probably a good thing, as that allowed me to give you my unfiltered and unaffected thoughts. I know Continue reading Trade Deadline thoughts: Cubs Did the Right Thing

The Cubs Nearly 50 Year Streak Has Come to an End

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   On September 9, 1965 the Chicago Cubs were no hit by Sandy Koufax. Since then, the Cubs have played 7,920 games without being no hit. That was not only the longest active streak in baseball without being no hit, it was the longest streak period. No other team was Continue reading The Cubs Nearly 50 Year Streak Has Come to an End

Adding at the Deadline Not as Simple as Just Making a Deal

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As the Chicago Cubs reach the end of June and move ever closer to the non-waiver trade deadline, discussions about whether or not they should make a move to improve the team are growing stronger. There is no doubt that the Cubs are in serious need of another starting pitcher, Continue reading Adding at the Deadline Not as Simple as Just Making a Deal

These Cubs Man… WOOW

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These Chicago Cubs man, all I can say is wow. They continue to surprise me as the season goes on, they continue to win; even when the odds appear to be stacked against them. Going into the month of June, I saw a tough month. They were four games over Continue reading These Cubs Man… WOOW

Cubs Will Buy in 15, But Probably from Bargain Bin

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As the draft approaches, and subsequently passes, the hot stove is going to turn up again as teams take a look at where they are.  For the first time in six years, the Cubs can look at themselves and feel pretty good about what they see in the mirror.  At Continue reading Cubs Will Buy in 15, But Probably from Bargain Bin

Yet Another Sales Pitch

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The Chicago Cubs have an obvious problem, one that if not fixed soon will be a major hurdle in their competing for the division title and maybe even one of the two Wild Card spots. That flaw is their starting rotation. While the top three pitchers are pitching well, the Continue reading Yet Another Sales Pitch

Jacob Turner Could Be Key to 2015 Season

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Way back in 2013, the Cubs acquired a pitcher who had not performed to his ability, hoping a change of scenery would help him meet, or get close to, that potential.  That pitcher was Jake Arrieta.  The early returns on Arrieta have been positive.  He had a dominant 2014, carrying Continue reading Jacob Turner Could Be Key to 2015 Season

Cubs Hot Stove: Cole Hamels

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Last August, the Philadelphia Phillies placed Cole Hamels on waivers, and the Chicago Cubs claimed him. Obviously, there was no trade made and he remains a member of the Phillies. However, the Phillies are still interested in trading him, and the Cubs are still interested in trading for him. The Continue reading Cubs Hot Stove: Cole Hamels

A trade for Cole Hamels

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About a week ago I speculated that the Chicago Cubs might consider claiming Cole Hamels if he was placed on waivers. Lo and behold, he was, and they did. Now, the Philadelphia Phillies have two days to either pull him back off waivers, trade him to the Cubs or just Continue reading A trade for Cole Hamels