Steel Cage Deathmatch: Garza vs. Cueto!

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The Cubs happened to win today’s game, despite a short outing by Matt Garza, and snap a long losing skid.  There was a small incident within the game that should’ve remained insignificant but didn’t for whatever reason.  In the sixth inning, Johnny Cueto, who was cruising along to that point, Continue reading Steel Cage Deathmatch: Garza vs. Cueto!

Does adding Julio Borbon mean the end of the southpaw lineup?

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The Cubs claimed speedy centerfielder Julio Borbon off of waivers yesterday. Borbon made himself known amongst the Cubs faithful by being caught stealing to end the game. Prior to that there was a lot of speculation about the roster move to clear a space on both the 40 man and Continue reading Does adding Julio Borbon mean the end of the southpaw lineup?

World Series Dreaming Tweet Du Jour

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With today’s win, the Cubs moved to within two games of .500 again.  Of course, they probably should’ve won more over the past week, but now we’re dealing too much with the hypothetical.  Baseball is still inherently unpredictable and anything can happen on any given day, as we saw with Continue reading World Series Dreaming Tweet Du Jour

Is there a catcher controversy?

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“Tom (Downers Grove) People are downplaying the importance of Navarro coming here and backing up Castillo. Am I the only one who thinks Navarro was a great pick up and could play his way into starting? Bruce Levine (1:35 PM) No, you’re not–I’m convinced of the same possible result. During Continue reading Is there a catcher controversy?

With No Tony Campana to Kick Around, Buntfest Needed a New 64th Seed.

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With Tony Campana being designated for assignment, he was removed from this year’s Buntfest, and a spot opened up. What did the Chicago Cubs decide to do with their open spot? They had a play-in tournament with all the front office and PR personal. The play-in round was today and Continue reading With No Tony Campana to Kick Around, Buntfest Needed a New 64th Seed.

To Campana, the one that got away…

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My Cubs unrequited love is one that should have never been.  It was truly love at first sight when he made his debut, but the fact that it is now unrequited is a tragedy of Lou Brock proportions, read Rice’s analysis on this portion here.  The recently DFA’d Tony Campana Continue reading To Campana, the one that got away…

Mike Trout, A Player That Dreams Are Made Of

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Sticking with our theme of the day, I must come clean. I love baseball, I love watching baseball, and I enjoy watching players who are not members of my favorite team. But there is one player in particular who gives me the chills every time I see him play. The Continue reading Mike Trout, A Player That Dreams Are Made Of

Cubs Convention coming up!

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Every year I seem to follow the same cycle.  The season ends, and I spend a few weeks almost relieved that baseball is over (especially the past few years).  For as bad as they have been, I still made sure that I tuned in to every single game, whether it Continue reading Cubs Convention coming up!

Finding the Cubs Helpful Spirit Guides

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The offseason can be a cold and dark place sometimes. The Cubs aren’t likely to bid for any FA’s of note anymore as we enter year 2 of the grand rebuilding project that TheoCo has imagined for a franchise in desperate need of it. We are also, in all likelihood looking Continue reading Finding the Cubs Helpful Spirit Guides

Cubs Sign Right Handed Starting Pitcher Scott Baker

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Today, Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein and General Manager Jed Hoyer made their first plunge into the free agent market to prepare for the 2013 season, and signed right handed starting pitcher Scott Baker to a contract. If you have been paying any attention at all to anything Epstein and Continue reading Cubs Sign Right Handed Starting Pitcher Scott Baker