Dreamcast 22: Bad Timing Awards

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Mere hours before Justin Verlander was traded to the Astros, Rice and guest Jared Wyllys fantasized about a super-deep Cubs rotation with Verlander in tow, and Samsonite, were we way off.  Such is the life for podcasters who have super-busy schedules.  We also talked about… Cubs pitching, including Kyle Hendricks Continue reading Dreamcast 22: Bad Timing Awards

A Nifty Night of Firsts For the First Place Cubs

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For the series finale, while starter Jose Quintana probably threw way too many pitches to come anywhere close to Kerry Wood‘s shared strikeout record, he at least weathered an early storm with a quality start to allow the Cubs to work their magic to sweep the Pirates.  The game was Continue reading A Nifty Night of Firsts For the First Place Cubs

Javy and/or Addy?

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As we watched Monday night’s game at Wrigley Field, and given that he’s played there in Addison Russell‘s absence (Addy is at Iowa on a rehab assignment right now), the Chicago Cubs have a potentially interesting problem brewing…do they put Addy back at his ideal position at short, or do Continue reading Javy and/or Addy?

Dreamcast 21: Stick To Sports

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Since the last time we hung out, the Cubs have opened up a slightly bigger NL Central lead, and will hopefully keep that going.  Meanwhile, folks have been telling us to stick to sports, but with what’s going on in the nation these days, we kind of can’t, and sports Continue reading Dreamcast 21: Stick To Sports

Javier Baez’s Magical Game

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I think first thing I need to do is explain that…no, Joe Maddon is NOT a moron despite what you may have seen from the headline.  What today’s experiment does show, however, is that a good chunk of people who follow us don’t read the blogs and don’t get our Continue reading Javier Baez’s Magical Game

Guest Post: How the Cubs’ Infielders Measure Up Against Other Teams

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Note: This blog post is from the fine folks at “The Planet of Baseball,” which you can find at theplanetofbaseball.com. The Chicago Cubs’ infield is one of the most promising young cores in all of baseball, and it is a large reason that they made history in 2016 with 4 of Continue reading Guest Post: How the Cubs’ Infielders Measure Up Against Other Teams

Pondering Bryce Harper…Future Chicago Cubs All-Star?

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A fleeting statement from Peter Gammons quickly spread like wildfire across the internet and most of Chicago Cubs Twitter and other social media… That would be former and potentially repeat MVP Bryce Harper, he of the Washington Nationals and perennial All-Star appearances, five very solid-to-elite tools, and my goodness can’t Continue reading Pondering Bryce Harper…Future Chicago Cubs All-Star?

Dreamcast 9: It Was More Than Just a Game

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As the Chicago Cubs get back on the winning track, it’s time for another episode of the Dreamcast.  In this edition, we talk about: Baseball, family, and the Cubs with Rich D’Anna, our benefactor and resident minstrel; Opening up a Cubs SportsCrate with the boy and being slightly underwhelmed; Cubs Continue reading Dreamcast 9: It Was More Than Just a Game

Dreamcast 7: At Least We Have Our Health

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Hey folks!  We’re back, and as usual we would love to have you send in questions and comments.  That helps with the conversation during our Dreamcast, y’see?  In this episode: Itemizing Cubs games since last time we talked; Looking at player performances and arguing for staying the course, with some Continue reading Dreamcast 7: At Least We Have Our Health

May the Odds Ever Be In Your Favor

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I admit it, I’m a Chicago Cubs homer.  But it’s easy to root for this team, especially since they’re built so well at every position.  Sure, they’re not firing on all cylinders YET, but we’re barely into May and there are plenty of games left for the Cubs to find Continue reading May the Odds Ever Be In Your Favor