2017 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

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There is something wonderful about writing a blog previewing a Cubs season that doesn’t include things like a World Series Championship drought.  Or an NL pennant drought.  Or a division championship drought.  Or a “this is next year” narrative.  Or any of the stuff that has traditionally lined up so Continue reading 2017 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

Practice is Over: Cubs Ready For Opening Day (VIDEOS)

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The big news for today is that the Chicago Cubs have finalized their Opening Day roster: With lingering concerns over Brian Duensing‘s back spasms, the Cubs placed the reliever on the 10-day disabled list to start the season and will break camp with both outfielder Matt Szczur and infielder Tommy Continue reading Practice is Over: Cubs Ready For Opening Day (VIDEOS)

The Cubs’ Financial Flexibility

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While the Chicago Cubs continue tuning up for the regular season, when games actually count, I noted that the MLBTR folks had started talking about the free agents come next offseason.  MLBTR ranked the top ten impending free agents of that class, which is headlined by the Cubs’ own Jake Continue reading The Cubs’ Financial Flexibility

Cubs Practice: It’s Happ-ening! (VIDEOS)

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After the regulars got their day in the sun, a few of the younger guys got to soak in some playing time as the Chicago Cubs visited the San Diego Padres on Monday afternoon.  The game was a low-scoring affair, but there were plenty of bright spots from the boys. Continue reading Cubs Practice: It’s Happ-ening! (VIDEOS)

A Whole New World of Cubs Baseball

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As Major League Baseball does all they can to destroy the game we love, the fans of the Chicago Cubs are gearing up for a defense of their World Series championship. For the first time in 108 years (thank God that will be the last time we ever hear that Continue reading A Whole New World of Cubs Baseball

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

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!

Cubs World Series Game 4: Hoping For a Game 7

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Let’s dispense with the sugar-coating and just say that the Chicago Cubs are in a very bad place right now, with a 3-1 deficit in the World Series and an offense that is sputtering, to say the least.  Aside from their run in the opening inning and a Dexter Fowler Continue reading Cubs World Series Game 4: Hoping For a Game 7

NLDS Game 3: Need some coffee & Game 4 Optimism

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There is no way around this… last night was a disaster. Things did not start that way, but come the eighth inning, the wheels came off. Jake Arrieta gave the Chicago Cubs a huge lift when he hit a three run homerun off of Madison Bumgarner. Those were the first Continue reading NLDS Game 3: Need some coffee & Game 4 Optimism

The Cubs’ Science Experiment

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As we sit in a rain delay and wait anxiously for another Chicago Cubs game to begin (they’re in Denver to take on the Colorado Rockies), it bears repeating how well Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have constructed this roster, and how well manager Joe Maddon has maximized matchups to Continue reading The Cubs’ Science Experiment