I wrote this just before watching Black Panther, which was very very good. The movie, that is…I have no idea what you think of what I wrote, but I thought my ideas were well-conceived given what we know of the current roster and in-house options. I did start a spreadsheet Continue reading Setting the Cubs Rotation
Earlier, I was able to look at the pre-spring training roster and the reliever depth chart for the 2018 Chicago Cubs. I probably came to the same conclusion most of you did, in that the Cubs were pretty much set at every roster spot, and that they had plenty of Continue reading The Cubs’ Rotation Lends Itself to Some Creative Maneuvering
Self-explanatory: .@ARizzo44’s got this. pic.twitter.com/aFX77LmnGb — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) October 9, 2017 With the Cubs taking a 2-1 NLDS lead over the Washington Nationals, and possibly having clinched a berth in the NLCS by the time you listen to this episode, Anno and Rice get together to talk about… That Continue reading Dreamcast 25: Respect Me
After a long week of no Cubs baseball, I think we as fans are ready, and so are the players, for some meaningful baseball again: We're ready for tomorrow. #FlyTheW pic.twitter.com/HNt8W0cuEu — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 5, 2017 Getting hyped! It helps that the Cubs have announced their rotation, with Continue reading The Title Defense Begins (UPDATE: Cubs NLDS Roster is In)
We knew after the first couple games that the Chicago Cubs would be guaranteed to remain in first place after leaving Milwaukee. Thanks in part to the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cubs can now also guarantee they will return to Wrigley Field in first place. And also thanks in part to Continue reading The Cubs Are Guaranteed to Come Home in First Place
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
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
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?
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
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?