Picking Up Where They Left Off

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I missed most of the Cubs’ victory against their division rival tonight, mostly because I had to go get some fish and an aquarium from a friend (that was a fun chore, as I’m sure my wife will tell you), and partly because I was watching nerd TV and just Continue reading Picking Up Where They Left Off

2016 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

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  Last season was a lot of fun for Cubs fans.  From the day Jon Lester agreed to terms to the renewed energy of Spring Training to #WeAreGood to the Arrieta no-hitter and ensuing presser in a onesie all the way to beating the Cardinals in the playoffs.  2015 was Continue reading 2016 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

Not For Lack of Effort!

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Some highlights from today’s practice game loss as I listened to most of the game on the radio… First, some praise for Kyle Schwarber, who had a couple hits including this magic gift: Your browser does not support iframes. He also got a gift of a stolen base. As said Continue reading Not For Lack of Effort!

Let’s re-optimize the Cubs’ lineup

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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has been kind of mum about who gets to lead off in 2016.  During this spring training so far, they have used a bunch of different guys, including Javier Baez the other day and Anthony Rizzo on Sunday.  I guess it doesn’t really matter where Continue reading Let’s re-optimize the Cubs’ lineup

Try Not To Suck as Spring Trade Winds Blow

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As is usually the case with the Chicago Cubs these days, intrepid manager Joe Maddon has a new slogan to rally the troops: Mr. Maddon modeling the shirt: pic.twitter.com/T9gYJSZPJH — Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) March 6, 2016 It’s a simple enough message (you can buy the T-shirt here), and if you’ve Continue reading Try Not To Suck as Spring Trade Winds Blow

Cubs Lineup? A Joegasm of Possibilities

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Today the Chicago Cubs made a couple of moves which surprised the masses. The trade of Chris Coghlan came as a surprise, until they announced they had re-signed Dexter Fowler. We had some fun playing around with all the different possibilities of what Joe Maddon could do with this team, and the Continue reading Cubs Lineup? A Joegasm of Possibilities

Dexter Fowler Resigns With Cubs…Seriously

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What the hell just happened? Two days ago, it was reported that Dexter Fowler had agreed to a three year deal with the Baltimore Orioles.  There was a tornado of misinformation about which draft picks the Cubs would get back because their free agent with a qualifying offer had been Continue reading Dexter Fowler Resigns With Cubs…Seriously

2016 Should Clear Questions About Top of 2012 Draft

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  When Theo Epstein arrived in Chicago, his goal was to make the Cubs a more complete organization.  He started by reacquiring Anthony Rizzo.  The next biggest event was the 2012 amateur draft.  And while the 2011, 2013, and 2014 first round picks are all expected to be contributing members Continue reading 2016 Should Clear Questions About Top of 2012 Draft

If you were in charge of the Cubs…(POLL)

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It’s Christmas week, and while we await more news, let me pose a question for you guys… We know that the Chicago Cubs have done a number of really awesome things so far this offseason, which seems to align with certain timelines to maximize the opportunity for success going forward. Continue reading If you were in charge of the Cubs…(POLL)

Cubbies in the Outfield

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I am one of the few humans on planet Earth who hasn’t seen the new Star Wars movie yet, partly by design and partly because we couldn’t get tickets for Saturday (so we’re going Sunday).  Avoiding spoilers like the plague has been relatively easy because for the most part, people Continue reading Cubbies in the Outfield