Cubs and Braves Present Strong Trade Match

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Over the past couple of seasons, the team the Cubs have been most associated with in acquiring starting pitching from is the New York Mets.  They are, as we saw in the playoffs, loaded with young controllable starters, after all. With David Price now going to the Red Sox and Continue reading Cubs and Braves Present Strong Trade Match

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

Ivy’s Roundup: Walk It Off

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This rain needs to stop, for reals.  Here’s what happened to our Chicago Cubs over the past week or so… Chicago Cubs @ Detroit Tigers, Comerica Park 6/9: L Cubs 0, Tigers 6 W: Sanchez (4-7) L: Lester (4-5) As you guys know, I made the trip to Comerica Park Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: Walk It Off

Ivy’s Road Trip: Off to the Motor City

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We are going to do this a little bit different today. I will be doing the preview for the upcoming series first.  You’ll find out why in just a moment… Chicago Cubs @ Detroit Tigers, Comerica Park The Cubs visit Detroit and start a short two-game series against the Tigers Continue reading Ivy’s Road Trip: Off to the Motor City

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

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

Road to Opening Day: #7

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The Cubs used a power display to defeat the A’s on Sunday. I’m disappointed that Luis Valbuena didn’t really bat flip.  And then there was this defensive masterpiece by Darnell McDonald… He’ll get to laugh it off because the Cubs won. In other news, Starlin Castro got to play in Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #7

Road to Opening Day: #8

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The Cubs got blown out by the Reds late on Saturday, but there were some positives.  Edwin Jackson pitched better than his line suggested.  I really liked the way he hammered the strike zone and the movement and zip on the pitches.  Anthony Rizzo also did well against lefty Tony Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #8

Road to Opening Day: #35

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The Cubs will play an intrasquad exhibition game on Wednesday just before they open the Cactus League season against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.  We’re ever so much closer to Opening Day, so keep up with our countdown lineup. The 1935 World Series The Detroit Tigers were one of the Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #35

Hot Sports Take: Countdown to Spring Training #17

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We continue our countdown of the 20 Hottest MLB players and here is today’s pick: #17 – Justin Verlander #35 | P | Detroit Tigers Born: February 20, 1983 (30) Birthplace: Manakin-Sabot, VA Height: 6’5″ Weight: 225lbs. Bats: R Throws: R College: Old Dominion University MLB Debut: July 4, 2005 Continue reading Hot Sports Take: Countdown to Spring Training #17