Dreamcast 5: The Season is Saved

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Howdy folks!  In this episode of the Dreamcast, because both Anno and Rice had been up since before the sun came up, we got a bit tired, but we did get some e-mails and gave away a bobblehead again.  We talked a bit about the Chicago Cubs’ slow start, and Continue reading Dreamcast 5: The Season is Saved

The New Cubs Benchwarmer

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In Thursday afternoon’s Chicago Cubs practice game, the regulars rested, but there were some implications for the guys who did play to entertain the crowd.  You see, the roster heading to St. Louis in April for the season opener is pretty much set, and on the position player side, there Continue reading The New Cubs Benchwarmer

Cubs Practice: The Tommy La Stella Show (VIDEOS)

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You know what today is?  It’s Kyle Schwarber‘s birthday! Happy birthday @kschwarb12. Keep mashing. pic.twitter.com/QHminyYZSm — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) March 5, 2017 Which meant that he didn’t have to play the game today (he played Saturday though).  However, Javier Baez took over as the leadoff guy before he has to Continue reading Cubs Practice: The Tommy La Stella Show (VIDEOS)

Cubs Practice: Respect Bald

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Saturday was the Respect Bald event that Joe Maddon sponsors to raise money for pediatric cancer research.  It seemed that the players really got into it, as well as plenty of Chicago Cubs fans who wanted to give back to the community while getting a buzz cut. A bittersweet day. Continue reading Cubs Practice: Respect Bald

We’re Talking About Practice! (VIDEOS)

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The weather in Chicago has flipped back to what we might consider “normal” winter temperatures (at least before global climate change), but down in Arizona, it looked really nice out as the Cubs got into some split squad action to open their Cactus League exhibition slate.  It is truly baseball Continue reading We’re Talking About Practice! (VIDEOS)

Cubs Spring Training Figures to be Fun…and Uneventful

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The Cubs, as a championship caliber team, report to spring training this week without a lot left to decide.  In total, the World Series Champions return essentially all of their contributing starters, with the exceptions of Dexter Fowler and Jason Hammel.  What’s more, they return Kyle Schwarber as a full time Continue reading Cubs Spring Training Figures to be Fun…and Uneventful

2017 Cubs Debuts Figure to be Less Impactful Than Years Past

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There is a level of disinterest that comes with prospect writing for a team who has a Major League roster full of young players who are pretty recent call-ups themselves that just won the World Series.  And the disinterest isn’t mine.  There’s an understanding that the people who read these Continue reading 2017 Cubs Debuts Figure to be Less Impactful Than Years Past

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving to you all. This year we have plenty to be thankful for. I want to start by saying thank you to each and every one of you who have read and shared this blog over the years. I want to thank the almost 21,000 of you who have Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

Ivy’s Roundup — The First Half Ends

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It’s been a trying month of June (where the Chicago Cubs actually were above .500 if you could believe that) and we’ve had to put out a series of almost unnecessary blogs out there to keep the faithful from burning this MFer down.  Yes, the Cubs are sub-optimal in one-run Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup — The First Half Ends

Down on the Farm: Off-Season Top Ten Prospects

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While the last couple of off-seasons have put a renewed focus on the major league product, the Cubs still feature a robust and healthy minor league system.  As players like Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Jorge Soler, Javier Baez, and Kyle Schwarber have all graduated out of the system, a new Continue reading Down on the Farm: Off-Season Top Ten Prospects