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 Grinder (VIDEOS)

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With Javier Baez still hanging out with Team Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic (and doing quite well, mind you), the Chicago Cubs rolled out a modified Sunday lineup that looked very much like what they could use on Opening Day: We're a few miles down the road today Continue reading Cubs Practice: The Grinder (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

Cubs Practice: A Few Dings, Almost a Dinger

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The Cubs dropped their practice game today, but emerged relatively unscathed, so again we will call that a win. ESPN’s Jesse Rogers was able to talk to Joe Maddon about the Anthony Rizzo scratch: I’m not an expert in psychology, but Maddon’s attitude suggests this is one of those things Continue reading Cubs Practice: A Few Dings, Almost a Dinger

Cubs Practice: A Few More Highlights Plus a Look Ahead (VIDEOS)

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Another practice game is out of the way, and since the regulars/MLBers only play half the game, they have time to go out and do good in the community, like Anthony Rizzo and Clark the Cub did yesterday: Had the opportunity to hang w/ Audrey. This girl, just like all Continue reading Cubs Practice: A Few More Highlights Plus a Look Ahead (VIDEOS)

The Fifth Element…Of the Cubs Rotation, That Is

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With the Cactus League exhibition slate about to start for the Chicago Cubs this Saturday, we got our first glance at how the pitching matchups would look to get the ball rolling… Montgomery vs. A's, Zastryzny vs. SF at Scottsdale on Saturday — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) February 22, 2017 Buchanan Continue reading The Fifth Element…Of the Cubs Rotation, That Is

Did You Catch All That? The Continuing Evolution of the Cubs Catching Situation (Updates)

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With the first pitchers and catchers workout completed, we can take a look back at a few storylines that are emerging in the early days of official Chicago Cubs spring training.  You can check out Anno’s writeup and Andy’s preview for some of our thoughts, but my focus today is Continue reading Did You Catch All That? The Continuing Evolution of the Cubs Catching Situation (Updates)

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

The Cubs’ Title Defense

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As we inch closer to when pitchers and catchers report everyone is getting excited to see what will happen for our Defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Talk about an amazing time at the end of the 2016 baseball season. I was fortunate to be able to go to one Continue reading The Cubs’ Title Defense

Leave Maddon Alone

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I wish I had been at the Cubs Convention this weekend. My family and I were making plans to go out of town when the tickets to the Convention went on sale. Things changed, and we are actually in town, and I would have liked to have attended in this Continue reading Leave Maddon Alone