Dreamcast 3: There’s No Place Like Home

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Hello there, Cubs fans!  Since the last episode of the Dreamcast, the defending World Series champions have played a week-plus of games that count.  Here’s what we talked about this time: Thanks to Rich for the Dreamcast’s theme song (see below) & Randall for the radio clip, need to remember Continue reading Dreamcast 3: There’s No Place Like Home

2017 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

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There is something wonderful about writing a blog previewing a Cubs season that doesn’t include things like a World Series Championship drought.  Or an NL pennant drought.  Or a division championship drought.  Or a “this is next year” narrative.  Or any of the stuff that has traditionally lined up so Continue reading 2017 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

2017 Division Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

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Much like last season, the Reds are in the midst of an expansive rebuilding project.  Jay Bruce is gone.  Brandon Phillips is gone.  Zack Cozart will probably be gone soon.  Homer Bailey would be out the door soon if his elbow would stay healthy. There isn’t a lot of positive Continue reading 2017 Division Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

The Cubs’ Financial Flexibility

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While the Chicago Cubs continue tuning up for the regular season, when games actually count, I noted that the MLBTR folks had started talking about the free agents come next offseason.  MLBTR ranked the top ten impending free agents of that class, which is headlined by the Cubs’ own Jake Continue reading The Cubs’ Financial Flexibility

Cubs Practice: The Grinder (VIDEOS)

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With Javier Baez still hanging out with Team Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic (and doing quite well, mind you), the Chicago Cubs rolled out a modified Sunday lineup that looked very much like what they could use on Opening Day: We're a few miles down the road today Continue reading Cubs Practice: The Grinder (VIDEOS)

It’s OK to Have Fun In Baseball

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The Chicago Cubs are still in spring training, where most of the games are meaningless in so far as the results don’t matter so much as the process.  As long as nobody gets hurt and everyone gets their work in, it will all be okay come Opening Day. In other Continue reading It’s OK to Have Fun In Baseball

Cubs Practice: The Return of (Good) Jason Heyward? (VIDEOS)

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One day after Jon Lester had his Cactus League debut, fellow ace-type pitcher Jake Arrieta made his debut on his birthday.  This is all part of the plan to delay the debut of the major players in the Chicago Cubs rotation, saving their bullets for the games that matter in Continue reading Cubs Practice: The Return of (Good) Jason Heyward? (VIDEOS)

Cubs Practice: A Few Dings, Almost a Dinger

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The Cubs dropped their practice game today, but emerged relatively unscathed, so again we will call that a win. ESPN’s Jesse Rogers was able to talk to Joe Maddon about the Anthony Rizzo scratch: I’m not an expert in psychology, but Maddon’s attitude suggests this is one of those things Continue reading Cubs Practice: A Few Dings, Almost a Dinger

A Whole New World of Cubs Baseball

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As Major League Baseball does all they can to destroy the game we love, the fans of the Chicago Cubs are gearing up for a defense of their World Series championship. For the first time in 108 years (thank God that will be the last time we ever hear that Continue reading A Whole New World of Cubs Baseball

The Cubs’ Title Defense

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As we inch closer to when pitchers and catchers report everyone is getting excited to see what will happen for our Defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Talk about an amazing time at the end of the 2016 baseball season. I was fortunate to be able to go to one Continue reading The Cubs’ Title Defense