Ivy’s Roundup – Finding Meaning In Small Samples (PLUS COOKIES)

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Last time, when Ivy had time (no thanks to her coworker from Hell), we saw the Cubs win another series from the Philadelphia Phillies, so that was fun.  This year, the NL East is pretty much just the Washington Nationals and New York Mets, and maybe the Miami Marlins if Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Finding Meaning In Small Samples (PLUS COOKIES)

Welcome to the Show, Albert Almora

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This week is the MLB Rule 4 Amateur Draft, and as you are very much aware, because the Chicago Cubs signed Jason Heyward and John Lackey, and didn’t grab a compensation pick for Dexter Fowler (but who cares, he’s awesome for Chicago), Jason McLeod and friends don’t get to pick Continue reading Welcome to the Show, Albert Almora

Moving Goalposts

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I promised myself going into this season that I’d be happy with any finish above .500. I’m trying real hard to stick to that, but … hope. — Rian Watt (@rianwatt) June 3, 2015 There certainly has been some changes in how Cubs fans viewed the 2015 season. Most projections Continue reading Moving Goalposts

Early-morning pregame thoughts

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The Cubs are on a bit of a mini-streak with their come-from-behind win against the Reds in the series finale in Cincinnati as well as two (and could’ve been three if not for the stupid rain) straight against the cross-town rival White Sox.  However, they still sit at 21-30, good Continue reading Early-morning pregame thoughts

Dale Sveum, the Cubfather

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By all rights, Dale Sveum should have had a really bad time last season.  The 2012 Cubs lost 101 games, half of his starting rotation either got traded away or hurt, the other half not named Jeff Samardzija sucked, the offense sucked, and the only real bright spot was that Continue reading Dale Sveum, the Cubfather