A Nifty Night of Firsts For the First Place Cubs

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For the series finale, while starter Jose Quintana probably threw way too many pitches to come anywhere close to Kerry Wood‘s shared strikeout record, he at least weathered an early storm with a quality start to allow the Cubs to work their magic to sweep the Pirates.  The game was Continue reading A Nifty Night of Firsts For the First Place Cubs

#HugWatch Season

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The Chicago Cubs again jumped the market on trades this year, landing Jose Quintana in a rare Chicago-to-Chicago trade.  Although I feel that the Cubs as currently constructed can get to the playoffs (especially since everyone else in the division has sucked to varying extents), the myriad quotes from Theo Continue reading #HugWatch Season

Ready for the Crosstown Cup?

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Well, well, well…not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but after an 8-1 run to start the second half, the Chicago Cubs are where we thought they’d be: The @Cubs are 5 games over .500 for 1st time this season, move into 1st-place tie with Brewers (trailed by 5 Continue reading Ready for the Crosstown Cup?

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?

Risk, Reward, and Regret

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After a crummy first half, we talked on the Dreamcast about how the Chicago Cubs might go about turning their season around to win the division as most of us thought they would this year.  I think most of us figured that the Cubs had a lot of position player Continue reading Risk, Reward, and Regret

Could Cubs be Better off Moving Jason Hammel to the Bullpen?

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The news that the Cubs sent Adam Warren to Iowa to stretch out for spot starts wasn’t exactly a surprise.  Warren has been going through some struggles, so sending him to a low stress environment to work through those issues while stretching out to serve in a spot starter’s role Continue reading Could Cubs be Better off Moving Jason Hammel to the Bullpen?