The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

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Since the last time we talked about this, it’s been a few long weeks until Wednesday night’s announcement of the official 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot results.  Ryan Thibodaux has the current publicly-released ballots organized on his awesome HOF tracker.  We expect the results to be on the BBWAA Continue reading The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

Ivy’s Roundup – The American League West is Turrible

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Alright, it’s the start of the school year and we’re all busy these days, so you’re not going to get recaps and stuff as often.  Unless, of course, a breaking news story happens during one of my rare prep periods or before or after school, then you’ll get a time Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – The American League West is Turrible

2016 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

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  Last season was a lot of fun for Cubs fans.  From the day Jon Lester agreed to terms to the renewed energy of Spring Training to #WeAreGood to the Arrieta no-hitter and ensuing presser in a onesie all the way to beating the Cardinals in the playoffs.  2015 was Continue reading 2016 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

Center Field and Depth Figure to Dominate Cubs Positional Off-Season

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Although the Cubs enter the off-season with much more stability in the field than they do on the mound, they do enter the off-season with some questions that need answering.  Those questions, though, were mitigated by the 2015 performance of a handful of rookies and the emergence of Anthony Rizzo Continue reading Center Field and Depth Figure to Dominate Cubs Positional Off-Season

So…what about the American League?

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With their latest victory, the Chicago Cubs guaranteed that they would have at least the third best record in Major League Baseball, since at 96 wins banked, they will finish 2015 with a better possible record than any American League opponent.  The Cardinals are still Devil Magic and the Pirates Continue reading So…what about the American League?

Cubs Will Buy in 15, But Probably from Bargain Bin

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As the draft approaches, and subsequently passes, the hot stove is going to turn up again as teams take a look at where they are.  For the first time in six years, the Cubs can look at themselves and feel pretty good about what they see in the mirror.  At Continue reading Cubs Will Buy in 15, But Probably from Bargain Bin

Improving Cubs Ailing Offense Starts and Ends With More Baserunners

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Joey Votto takes one of the absolute dumbest criticisms a baseball player can take: That he is “content” to lead the league in on-base percentage.  Think for a second about what that actually means.  There are some people (mostly Reds fans and Harold Reynolds) who are critical because Votto makes Continue reading Improving Cubs Ailing Offense Starts and Ends With More Baserunners

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

Dexter Fowler Answers Most of Cubs Remaining Questions

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One of the great mysteries of the Cubs Convention was the whereabouts of Luis Valbuena.  As we found out this morning, he, along with pitcher Dan Straily, were traded to the Houston Astros for outfielder Dexter Fowler.  While the cost to acquire Fowler is admittedly high, sending Luis Valbuena to Continue reading Dexter Fowler Answers Most of Cubs Remaining Questions

Road to Opening Day: #34

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We’re just a couple days away from Cactus League play with the Cubs!  Follow our countdown lineup for some fun until Opening Day. Kerry Wood‘s Incredible Performance Everyone knows this game even if they’re not a Cubs fan.  I’ll wait for you to watch this video for two hours: Yes, Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #34