Back to work for the Cubs…

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So here we are, the day before we return to work after a few days of gorging ourselves with a large flightless bird and assorted side dishes and desserts.  The Chicago Cubs have been relatively boring thus far, but we’re still a week-plus away from the Winter Meetings, so it Continue reading

Quickie Cubs 40-Man Preview


Now that awards season is coming to a close (with the MVP awards still to be announced), we turn our attention to the Chicago Cubs’ 40-man roster, which stands at 31 now after free agent departures and recent claims and minor signings.  That leaves 9 spots to protect a good Continue reading

Creatively Grabbing Pitching…

How about this guy next year instead?

Some notes from intrepid Chicago Cubs beat guy Patrick Mooney, who is a must-follow: Theo doubts #Cubs can sign two free agents in the $100-million range: "We have to get creative." — Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) November 10, 2015 We kind of figured that the Cubs wouldn’t blow their wad Continue reading

The Offseason

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It’s not even a couple days into November, just the day after the World Series ended in most satisfying fashion for most of us Cubs fans, and already we are pining for baseball again.  If you check out the odds makers, depending on who you talk to, the Cubs are Continue reading

Thank You Cubs


A few days have passed since the Chicago Cubs were swept out of the National League Championship Series, and I am in a good place. With a few days to collect my thoughts, and put the bitter taste out of my mouth I can fully appreciate how great the 2015 Continue reading

WOW! What A Season

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The Cubs have been eliminated from the National League Championship Series. If you stop to think about the reality of this situation, did you really think that 2015 would be the year? Looking at the way things have been since Tom Ricketts hired Theo Epstein in 2011, this was the Continue reading

What A Ride So Far


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

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

August Sweeps

Behold, a pitcher who got a hit and scored!

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It took a bit of time, growth, adversity, and some “playing stupid” as well, but as of Sunday night, with the Chicago Cubs having freshly swept away the defending World Series Champions, I think we can legitimately call our favorite team “contenders” now. While I’ve been OK with the ups-and-downs Continue reading

Ivy’s Roundup – Going Wild

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Well kids, school’s about to start up again for me here in Chicago, and Ivy’s been busy with school of her own, so it may be a bit longer before you get regular series recaps from us.  Which is fine and stuff, because a bajillion other Cubs blogs do them Continue reading