I’m Gonna Go Out On a Limb and Say That Edwin Jackson Didn’t Deserve That Run

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In coaching high school baseball, I emphasize a few things… If you put the ball in play, good things happen. It’s easy to give up on yourself and on your team when the chips are down, but seriously, that’s baseball.  Shit happens, move on. Always run until the umpire calls you Continue reading I’m Gonna Go Out On a Limb and Say That Edwin Jackson Didn’t Deserve That Run

Ivy’s Roundup: I Hate Ties

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It’s important, even though I know we’re all human and have feels, that we realize that the season is 162 games long and the Chicago Cubs have barely played 15, which is not even 10% of the season yet.  It’s going to be okay, Cubs fans.  Let’s take a look Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: I Hate Ties

Cubs Left With Nothing but Bad Options for E-Jax

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Problems with finding a stadium that he spent his first spring with the Cubs working at aside, Edwin Jackson‘s time with the Cubs has been a colossal disappointment.  After signing a 4 year, $52M deal, Jackson was supposed to be a player who improved with the stability of a long-term Continue reading Cubs Left With Nothing but Bad Options for E-Jax

NL Central Preview: 3rd Place Chicago Cubs

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Manager: Joe Maddon Projected Record: 84-78 While this isn’t exactly what anyone has in mind for this season, this is about where the Cubs are as currently constructed.  Although this off-season was exciting because of the acquisitions and the Cubs launched #LetsGo as the slogan after years of needing to be #committed Continue reading NL Central Preview: 3rd Place Chicago Cubs

Back from Desert: Only Thing Brighter than Sun was Future

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I’ve returned from the arid desert landscape and pleasantly returned to an unseasonably warm Midwestern March.  That has me in such a good mood that I need to share some of my sunniness with all of you.  This was my first time attending spring training in Mesa.  I had been Continue reading Back from Desert: Only Thing Brighter than Sun was Future

Hello Rangers? You Want Edwin Jackson?

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Some sad news around baseball might be quite beneficial to the Chicago Cubs. As everyone knows, the Cubs have a surplus in the starting pitching department. Cubs Manager Joe Maddon came out earlier saying that Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson would be in competition for the fifth starter. ICYMI: Maddon Continue reading Hello Rangers? You Want Edwin Jackson?

Six Questions the Cubs Hope to Answer in Spring Training

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As we enter the last weekend without Cubs baseball for at least the next 7 1/2 months, it has become time to focus on events, roster battles, and stories that all figure to take place during Spring Training that will shape the 2015 Cubs season.  With the amount of change Continue reading Six Questions the Cubs Hope to Answer in Spring Training

Still-Developing Cubs Storylines

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Today is Groundhog Day, which is a good time to stay in on an unexpected (well, the weather guys expected it but I didn’t, really) snow day and watch a classic comedy.  Especially since the stupid groundhog predicted another six weeks of winter.  That groundhog has to be stopped.  Thankfully, Continue reading Still-Developing Cubs Storylines

The Excitement Begins

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Last night at the Cubs Convention was nothing short of amazing. Great friends, family and members of the Chicago Cubs. Of course, here at the Cubs Convention, those things go hand in hand and are one and the same. I have been going to the Cubs Convention for years, and Continue reading The Excitement Begins

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