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. 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 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 Continue reading

Cubs Have Anti-Climactic, But Productive, Deadline

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Amid connections to the Indians for Carlos Carrasco (who has a 3.1 fWAR, 8th in the AL among starting pitchers), to the Padres for Tyson Ross (2.7 fWAR) and Craig Kimbrel (1.0 fWAR), among other or a late rumbling about Continue reading

I’m OK

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In the face of a rather disappointing stretch of Chicago Cubs baseball, I’ve been okay.  Yeah, the offense is inconsistent.  Yeah, the Cubs could probably use a better bullpen or fifth starter, especially with the Dallas Beeler debacles and the Continue reading

So hey, I watched Ant-Man!

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After the Chicago Cubs got swept by the Philadelphia Phillies this weekend, including a no-hitter (which was pretty cool, to be honest), it’s easy to feel down.  We are fans of a sports team, and we are humans capable of Continue reading

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 Continue reading

What does the Kyle Schwarber promotion tell us about this year?

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There is a lot of excitement around Chicago Cubs baseball. Another top prospect received the call a few days ago, and in his first start crushed “Major League” pitchers. There are lots of interesting ramifications of the temporary call up, Continue reading

Thoughts on Draft Strategy and Managing Risk

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The draft is a few days old at this point, and we are still years away from knowing whether the draft was a success or not. A number of experts have had positive things to say about the Cubs and Continue reading

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 Continue reading