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?

Amidst Uncertainty, Cubs Not Without Starting Options

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Theo Epstein said it explicitly.  The Cubs are going to seek to add to their starting rotation.  And that makes sense for a lot of reasons.  The biggest reason is that there is no way in the world that they can go into the 2016 season and have the possibility Continue reading Amidst Uncertainty, Cubs Not Without Starting Options

With Season Over, Off-Season Moves Coming Fast

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With the 2015 season coming to an abrupt end at the hands of the New York Mets, now is as good a time as any to look ahead to the off-season.  After all, it’s getting close to the end of October and there are a lot of key decisions to Continue reading With Season Over, Off-Season Moves Coming Fast

Dreamcast 50: Unlike Dan Haren, We’re Not Retiring Just Yet

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It’s been a while (more than four months) since we’ve done one of these, but what an incredible four months it has been!  The Cubs, as you know, are heading to the playoffs, and with that we’re seeing fans talk about signs, make new music, and show a ton of Continue reading Dreamcast 50: Unlike Dan Haren, We’re Not Retiring Just Yet

Now That’s a Whole Lotta W’s

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97 Wins? A Rookie of the Year probable winner (Kris Bryant), a possible Cy Young Winner (Jake Arrieta), and a maybe a Manager of the Year winner (Joe Maddon)? This was one hell of a journey. I have matured over this season with these young guns on this Cubs lineup. Continue reading Now That’s a Whole Lotta W’s

Joe Maddon Speaks, Plus Starlin’s Big Day

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The Chicago Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday afternoon before the crazy rains came.  Let me first say that I really enjoy having a manager with a level head in Joe Maddon.  Here’s Joe post-game, addressing Starlin Castro‘s big day and the unfortunate incident with the plunkings: Your Continue reading Joe Maddon Speaks, Plus Starlin’s Big Day

Random Cubs thoughts before the off day

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These days, it is surprising and somewhat disappointing when the Chicago Cubs lose a game, whether it’s to the best team in the majors, or the worst.  On Sunday, it was the worst, as the Cubs dropped a winnable game to the Philadelphia Phillies.  Rather than whine about it or Continue reading Random Cubs thoughts before the off day

As Cubs Inch Closer to the Wild Card, Playoff Roster Decisions Loom

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As the Chicago Cubs march into St. Louis to play the dreaded Cardinals, we cannot help but believe they are on their way to the playoffs. With a healthy lead over the Washington Nationals and San Fransisco Giants for the second Wild Card, how can we not? Believing the Cubs Continue reading As Cubs Inch Closer to the Wild Card, Playoff Roster Decisions Loom

Cubs Highlights and Stuff

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I’d like to point out a few things about this Chicago Cubs season (which I do every now and then), but first, I’m sure you’ll want to see some highlights from Saturday’s comeback win: Your browser does not support iframes. OH MY GAWSH watch out Kyle Schwarber that’s a brick Continue reading Cubs Highlights and Stuff

Return of the Three Headed Catching Monster

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Since being re-called to the Major Leagues after the All Star break, Kyle Schwarber has been on fire at the plate, giving the Chicago Cubs an interesting problem. How do you keep his bat in the lineup as much as possible? As the Cubs figured out not too long ago, Continue reading Return of the Three Headed Catching Monster