The John Lackey Game?

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Remember back when the Cubs were scuffling (again) and everybody was freaking out (again)?  Well, the Cubs decided that they wanted to be good (again) and with John Lackey on the mound, they at least secured a series split with a chance to win the series on Thursday’s getaway day. Continue reading The John Lackey Game?

The Return of UmpShow

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A funny thing happened in Tuesday’s Cubs game… You don’t need technology to know that pitch was way inside, and umpire Lance Barksdale wasn’t exactly positioned properly to call that pitch regardless.  We did talk a bit about the fallibility of both umpires and technology on the Dreamcast, but here Continue reading The Return of UmpShow

Are You Qualified? New CBA Edition

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News from the wire about this coming offseason’s qualifying offer: Teams have been told that at the qualifying offer to free agents this offseason will be in the $18 million range, maybe $18.1 million. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 20, 2017 This is about a million dollars more than last Continue reading Are You Qualified? New CBA Edition

Dreamcast 17: Hot or Not?

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Now that we are back and rested from the All-Star break and experienced a very fun sweep of the Baltimore Orioles, let’s see whether the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs can give us something fun to look forward to come October… Rice got a job!  Yay! The new guy Continue reading Dreamcast 17: Hot or Not?

Dreamcast 15: #WeAreGood

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In this edition of the Dreamcast, Anno had to do laundry while we recorded and Rice forgot to turn off his very loud fan, so we apologize in advance if you hear any loose change or strange noises that seem like we’re battling cyborg dragons. We talked a bit about Continue reading Dreamcast 15: #WeAreGood

Starting Pitcher Acquisition Season is Coming Soon

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With the Cubs sitting at 2 games over .500 with 90 games to play, it’s been a disappointing start to the season.  There are a lot of reasons why the 37-35 Cubs haven’t boat raced a mediocre NL Central, yet.  The offense hasn’t been as consistently good as it was Continue reading Starting Pitcher Acquisition Season is Coming Soon

Welcome Back Dexter Fowler, Thanks For Losing

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You may have gotten a chance to listen to our Dreamcast already, but if not, give it a listen and rate etc.  Anyway, it’s been a somber week or so as the Chicago Cubs have been floundering quite a bit, for reasons that aren’t exactly clear.  The nice thing is Continue reading Welcome Back Dexter Fowler, Thanks For Losing

Early Season Schedule Not Cutting Struggling Cubs Any Breaks

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The Cubs aren’t playing well.  Nobody is going to say anything different.  It’s actually pretty obvious.  And there is no question that is the single biggest contributing factor to their slow start, sitting just one game above .500 through 49 games.  Some key offensive contributors haven’t produced like they’re capable. Continue reading Early Season Schedule Not Cutting Struggling Cubs Any Breaks

Dreamcast 7: At Least We Have Our Health

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Hey folks!  We’re back, and as usual we would love to have you send in questions and comments.  That helps with the conversation during our Dreamcast, y’see?  In this episode: Itemizing Cubs games since last time we talked; Looking at player performances and arguing for staying the course, with some Continue reading Dreamcast 7: At Least We Have Our Health

The Cubs Are in First Place With 159 Games to Go

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As I toil away at school before spring break, it occurs to me that a subset of Chicago Cubs fans were riding and dying with every pitch of every inning…three games into the season.  Well, now that the Cubs have taken the season-opening series from the rival St. Louis Cardinals, Continue reading The Cubs Are in First Place With 159 Games to Go