Cubs Are Going to the World Series! How Did We Get Here?

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“Lovable Losers”, “The Doormat of the National League” are just two terms used to describe the Chicago Cubs over the past several years. That is no longer the case, as the Cubs are now heading to the World Series for the first time in 71 years! Fans may not remember Continue reading Cubs Are Going to the World Series! How Did We Get Here?

Still Soaking Everything In!

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I am still trying to soak all this in. Over the past two nights I have seen two great games. One ending in disappointment and one ending in celebration. Over those two nights I have gotten about five total hours of sleep. I know that the Chicago Cubs won last Continue reading Still Soaking Everything In!

The 2016 Cubs Draft Results

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While the Cubs were improving their sub-standard record against bad teams this weekend, the front office, especially the draft team, was busy scouting and securing new talent for the prospect pipeline to the Show.  The Cubs sat out the entire first day because they didn’t have first or second round picks Continue reading The 2016 Cubs Draft Results

MLB Draft Arrives — Cubs Get the Whole First Day Off

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Tonight is the MLB Rule 4 Amateur Draft, a days-long affair where several hundred kids find out which teams get exclusive rights to give them life-changing money that’s actually restricted by a silly slot system.  Speaking of that slot system, you can read the original blog here and see the Continue reading MLB Draft Arrives — Cubs Get the Whole First Day Off

What A Ride So Far

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So far it has been a very entertaining 2015 baseball season for the Chicago Cubs.  When Tom Ricketts was able to hire Theo Epstein, I told a lot of people that by 2015 the Cubs would be starting to contend and by 2020 the Cubs would win at least 1 Continue reading What A Ride So Far

Cubs Highlights and Stuff

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I’d like to point out a few things about this Chicago Cubs season (which I do every now and then), but first, I’m sure you’ll want to see some highlights from Saturday’s comeback win: Your browser does not support iframes. OH MY GAWSH watch out Kyle Schwarber that’s a brick Continue reading Cubs Highlights and Stuff

The “First Half” Impressions of the 2015 Chicago Cubs

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While the Chicago Cubs were doing their thing to end the “first half” on a high note, I was hanging out in Monterey for a Japanese festival, eating udon and checking out jujitsu demonstrations.  Summer is fun.  You can check out the earlier blog for some affirmations, but really, these Continue reading The “First Half” Impressions of the 2015 Chicago Cubs

The Cubs’ Quietly Surprising Draft of 2015

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The  Chicago Cubs’ draft turned out predictably if you look at the first ten picks on the surface. An advanced college bat in the first round, and then six more pitchers. This formula is what the Cubs have had under Theo Epstein. The high first round pick devoted to a Continue reading The Cubs’ Quietly Surprising Draft of 2015

The Cubs and Pitching

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The fallout from the Chicago Cubs trading of both Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel continues to roll in. There are a percentage of fans who are complaining about the trade of the team’s best two pitchers; however, most of them are not complaining for the reason you might be thinking. Continue reading The Cubs and Pitching

Mr. McLeod Stays In Chicago

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Once upon a time, the San Diego Padres decided to be dysfunctional again and fired their general manager, Josh Byrnes.  The immediate reaction was “Oh shit, now they might try to take Jason McLeod.”  McLeod is the Cubs’ director of scouting and player development, and is at least indirectly responsible Continue reading Mr. McLeod Stays In Chicago