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!

After the Top Prospects, McKinney Goes Unnoticed

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Since Theo Epstein took over the Cubs in October of 2011, the Cubs have been stockpiling assets at a startling rate.  All of it was part of building a healthy organization, starting with foundation pieces in the minor league system, working up through the major league club.  After all of Continue reading After the Top Prospects, McKinney Goes Unnoticed

Improving Cubs Ailing Offense Starts and Ends With More Baserunners

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Joey Votto takes one of the absolute dumbest criticisms a baseball player can take: That he is “content” to lead the league in on-base percentage.  Think for a second about what that actually means.  There are some people (mostly Reds fans and Harold Reynolds) who are critical because Votto makes Continue reading Improving Cubs Ailing Offense Starts and Ends With More Baserunners

World Series Preview Thoughts

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The Boston Red Sox just won the American League pennant, defeating the Detroit Tigers, and will host the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.  I don’t even remember the last time the two best teams in baseball faced each other in the Fall Classic, but I’m sure someone can Google it. Continue reading World Series Preview Thoughts

My Life As A Cubs Fan

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I was born in December 1965 at Skokie Valley Hospital and raised primarily in the suburbs of Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg. My father, of course, was a Cubs fan and of course I grew up a Cubs fan as well. I do not remember too much from my youngest days; Continue reading My Life As A Cubs Fan

Expectations

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On the eve of one of the days we have been waiting for all winter, pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training, I feel like it is the eve of Christmas Eve.  I can say with 99.9999% belief that this team will NOT win the World Series (come on, I’m Continue reading Expectations

Theo, Jim Hendry, and Context

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At some point in the midst of a comment thread on one of Brett’s Bleacher Nation articles, someone posted an article from a UMass student journalist about how Theo Epstein was overrated as a general manager.  I shared this article with the folks at Obstructed View, where webmaster mb21 lamented Continue reading Theo, Jim Hendry, and Context

So Where Do The Cubs Stand Now?

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It has been a while since I last put together my thoughts on the 2012 season and man have things changed again quite dramatically. At one point after calling up Anthony Rizzo it appeared that the Cubs were going to prove the nay-sayers wrong in how bad they would be. Continue reading So Where Do The Cubs Stand Now?

One Third Into The Theo Era

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I have been struggling with what I would like to say about how things are going this year however, everyone pretty much is able to already determine how the season is going. We are just over one-third into the Theo Era with the Cubs and 2012 is probably already finished Continue reading One Third Into The Theo Era

My Look At 2012

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  Two weeks into the 2012 season and I finally have a few moments to put together my season preview for our beloved Chicago Cubs.  Four wins and twelve loses to start is season is not truthfully what I anticipated coming out of Spring Training. Seemed that there was a Continue reading My Look At 2012