Minor League Recap: WE’RE GOING STREAKING!

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The theme of the week has been streaks in the Cubs’ system, as Kane County has a 10 game win streak going at the moment, Albert Almora has hit in 8 of his last 9 games, Addison Russell has homered Continue reading

Now is the Time for Cubs to Reunite With Sammy Sosa

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First things first… the elephant in the room.  Did Sammy Sosa cheat?  As far as black letter law, yes.  He was caught with a corked bat on June 3, 2003.  That violates the rules, which he was caught and punished Continue reading

False Narratives About Cubs, Rebuild Too Much to Handle

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Forgetting that the collective bargaining agreement instituted in 2011 changed the way teams are able to build a winning team and how quickly they are able to do it, the number of false narratives surrounding the Cubs and the way Continue reading

Minor League Recap: Kris Bryant Finally Loses a Crown; Teams Keep Winning

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With all of the full season teams either currently in first place or holding a tie for it, the minor league season has a chance to extend across the organization.  While Daytona and Iowa had rocky or up and down Continue reading

Cubs Officially Trade for Jacob Turner (UPDATED)

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The other day news broke that the Miami Marlins designated 2009 first round draft pick Jacob Turner for assignment. The Marlins acquired Turner in a trade which sent Anibal Sanchez to the Detroit Tigers in 2012. In his two full Continue reading

Minor League Recap: Moving On Without Javy

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With Javier Baez getting the call to the Chicago (via Colorado), the system has had one of its most important crops picked.  That should cause a refocus on prospects, such as Addison Russell, Jorge Soler, the returning C.J. Edwards, and Continue reading

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 Continue reading

The March to the Top Begins Today

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In a few years, when the Chicago Cubs win the World Series (yes, I said when), we will look back to today as the day when things finally started coming together. Today is the day that the Cubs took that Continue reading

The Spark the Cubs need

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Yesterday the Chicago Cubs gave their fans a spark that could light a fire which could keep their fan base excited for the remainder of another lost season. The Cubs are promoting Javier Baez to the Majors, and he will be Continue reading

Dreamcast 44: August Musings

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We dedicate this edition of the Dreamcast to Anthony Rizzo, the All-Star, would-be Gold Glove first baseman who probably has an outside shot at 40 homers this year especially with a trip to Colorado coming up.  But this podcast isn’t Continue reading