Countdown to Opening Day (UPDATE: Roster Official)

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The Chicago Cubs’ spring training officially ended on Tuesday afternoon as they went through the motions with a couple tune up games against the Boston Red Sox.  Now they’ll drive down the road to Miami where they will open the season against the Marlins on Thursday.  I did hear from Continue reading Countdown to Opening Day (UPDATE: Roster Official)

Cactus League Ends, Cubs Roster Takes Shape

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Kyle Hendricks got in some work in the final Cubs Cactus League game before they play the Red Sox in Florida for a couple extra tuneup games prior to Thursday’s Opening Day contest against the Marlins.  I assume he was just working on some nibbling, as he issued his first Continue reading Cactus League Ends, Cubs Roster Takes Shape

Cubs Pitching Outlook For 2018 (So Far)

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In between the very impressive showing by the Chicago Cubs rotation and their bullpen brethren so far, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have built an enviable pitching staff with depth and redundancies across levels.  We have already seen guys like Mike Montgomery and Eddie Butler get extended outings in games Continue reading Cubs Pitching Outlook For 2018 (So Far)

One Year Deals and Cubs on the Bubble

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Spring training is about halfway over now, and the Chicago Cubs made their first cuts the other day: The #Cubs today made the following roster moves: pic.twitter.com/502eiUyY2u — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 9, 2018 The cuts made sense since none of those guys were going to make the predicted roster Continue reading One Year Deals and Cubs on the Bubble

Pretty Good Tune-Up For the Cubs Regulars

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Most of the regulars had a rest day in the Cactus League opener, but came back to put in their first few innings of the spring on Saturday afternoon. Our #SpringTraining home opener at @SloanParkMesa! pic.twitter.com/n1lvmcXS6x — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) February 24, 2018 Even GameDay is in spring training mode Continue reading Pretty Good Tune-Up For the Cubs Regulars

Starting Pitcher Acquisition Season is Coming Soon

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With the Cubs sitting at 2 games over .500 with 90 games to play, it’s been a disappointing start to the season.  There are a lot of reasons why the 37-35 Cubs haven’t boat raced a mediocre NL Central, yet.  The offense hasn’t been as consistently good as it was Continue reading Starting Pitcher Acquisition Season is Coming Soon

Dreamcast 13: What, Me Worry?

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Andy and Rice watch the Friday night game (spoiler: Cubs win) and talk about: Certain Cubs having some struggles, yet working hard to adjust back to what we know they can do; What the Cubs plan to do about their pitching issues this season and in the long term; …and Continue reading Dreamcast 13: What, Me Worry?

Dreamcast 10: Have You Ever Seen the Rain?

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After a successful home stand, the Chicago Cubs go on the road to the West Coast and try to continue their recent hot streak.  We take the opportunity to talk about: That stupid rainout last Saturday that robbed us (temporarily) of Cubs baseball and bobbleheads; Jason Heyward getting screwed on Continue reading Dreamcast 10: Have You Ever Seen the Rain?

Dreamcast 8: Jump Off the Bandwagon

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In the midst of an extended stumble by our beloved Chicago Cubs, Anno and Rice come together to talk about the next steps and to make sure nobody kills themselves.  Among topics: Extra innings madness and proposed tweaks; The team as currently constructed and whether they can bounce back; The Continue reading Dreamcast 8: Jump Off the Bandwagon

Reinforcements Incoming!

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With the news that Chicago Cubs pitcher Brett Anderson had a back issue (again), we started speculating about what the team would do in the wake of an injury that was shrouding another bad start.  Lo and behold, we have our answer: The #Cubs today recalled RHP Justin Grimm and Continue reading Reinforcements Incoming!