Cardinal-like Cubs Surging Toward October

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One of the few simple truths about Cubs fans is that they hate the Cardinals.  That hatred is bred through the smug arrogance of the “best fans in baseball”, the way it seems like the Cardinals get all the calls to go their way, every BABIP flare that some guy Continue reading Cardinal-like Cubs Surging Toward October

Cubs Fans: DON’T PANIC (redux)

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So I know what you’re thinking.  Bottom of the ninth, down a run after the Chicago Cubs bullpen had blown yet another save against a subpar-on-paper team.  The Cubs, in fact, were down to their last out in the game.  But before we get into that, let’s talk about a Continue reading Cubs Fans: DON’T PANIC (redux)

Ivy’s Roundup: Cubs Having Rocky Road For Dessert

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I’m baaaack…and it feels so good! I’ve missed talking about baseball although I never really stopped. I hope you guys had a great offseason and are ready for this year and all the exciting things that the Cubs are about to do.  Rice and Anno already covered the short opening Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: Cubs Having Rocky Road For Dessert

Saturday Night Cubs Homer Party

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In tonight’s spectacular Cubs victory, the offense finally found their spark.  Yeah, they got lucky with a mediocre starter and it’s at Coors Field, but still, you love seeing the ball smacked all over the place, plus the part where each player continued to put together super-grindy plate appearances. Then, Continue reading Saturday Night Cubs Homer Party

Let’s ooh and aah over Kris Bryant

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The Chicago Cubs still have to find an offensive groove in Cactus League play, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find some fun things to talk about from their contest against the Colorado Rockies.  It’s spring training, people are getting back into shape and working on stuff, so don’t sweat Continue reading Let’s ooh and aah over Kris Bryant

Dexter Fowler Answers Most of Cubs Remaining Questions

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One of the great mysteries of the Cubs Convention was the whereabouts of Luis Valbuena.  As we found out this morning, he, along with pitcher Dan Straily, were traded to the Houston Astros for outfielder Dexter Fowler.  While the cost to acquire Fowler is admittedly high, sending Luis Valbuena to Continue reading Dexter Fowler Answers Most of Cubs Remaining Questions

The Shark List: Ranking the Potential Landing Spots

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As we move into June, and past the amateur draft next week, trade winds are going to start blowing just a bit harder than they have been over the first two months of the season.  With so few teams being “out of it” with the addition of the second wild Continue reading The Shark List: Ranking the Potential Landing Spots

Cubs Have Problems, But the Bullpen Isn’t One of Them

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As Cubs fans, we’re accustomed to thinking that we have it worse than every other fan base of all of the other 29 teams.  In one particular area, it seems that we think if the Cubs were just average, the team would win a lot more games.  That area is Continue reading Cubs Have Problems, But the Bullpen Isn’t One of Them

2014 NL Central Preview: 2nd Place – Pittsburgh Pirates

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The 2013 Pirates finally broke through and made the playoffs.  After flirting with contention through July in 2011 and 2012, that next step was critical in the development of the franchise, and Clint Hurdle‘s job security.  There is no reason to think the Pirates can’t duplicate their success in 2014 Continue reading 2014 NL Central Preview: 2nd Place – Pittsburgh Pirates

Potential Darwin Barney Trade Partners

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As we sit today, the Cubs have a pretty well stocked system of position prospects.  With Starlin Castro being under contract for the next six years, there is one infielder whose value is tied to what he can bring back in a potential trade…and that infielder is Darwin Barney. With Continue reading Potential Darwin Barney Trade Partners