Bye Bye Barney?

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The writing has been on the wall for a while now. Everyone in Chicago knew that Darwin Barney‘s days as the Chicago Cubs second baseman were numbered. Now, even those who are his biggest fans must know that Barney has no future with the Cubs. The picture has become quite Continue reading Bye Bye Barney?

Roster Moves a Plenty Right Around the Corner for the Cubs

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Tomorrow night, the Chicago Cubs begin the “second half” of the season with a somewhat in complete roster. While the Major League roster currently sits at 25, there are only three starting pitchers currently on the big league club. Those would be Travis Wood, Jake Arrieta, and (despite what most Continue reading Roster Moves a Plenty Right Around the Corner for the Cubs

Deadline Dealers: Cubs Players Likely to be Traded

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Cubs General Manager Jed Hoyer and President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein have made no secret of the fact that they are not playing to win this year. Now with the current regime in their 3rd year atop the Cubs brain-trust, Cubs fans are finally starting to see some of Continue reading Deadline Dealers: Cubs Players Likely to be Traded

Making room for Alcantara

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As you know, Arismendy Alcantara‘s stay with the Chicago Cubs has been extended at least to the All-Star Break.  At the break, he may or may not be sent back down to Iowa to get more daily at-bats in and to participate in the AAA All-Star Game (we’ll see, I Continue reading Making room for Alcantara

Maybe the Cubs should at least pad the doors…

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On Thursday night, even worse than probably the night before, the fog really affected the Cubs-Nationals contest at Wrigley Field: Your browser does not support iframes. It was interesting to see Denard Span with the full “WTF?!” expression in center field as Luis Valbuena‘s “triple” fell in behind him. It Continue reading Maybe the Cubs should at least pad the doors…

We Got Wood

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The Cubs just defeated the Marlins in Miami after 13 grueling innings.  Aside from the obvious recent run of dominance against the National League East, the way the Cubs ultimately triumphed was due to Travis Wood being a badass: Travis Wood is the first #Cubs pitcher with a pinch-hit go-ahead Continue reading We Got Wood

Signs Of Improvement, Or Cause For Concern

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On this off day, both the Chicago Cubs and their fans have got to be enjoying themselves. Coming off their second series win of the season (against the best team in the National League no less), the Cubs are starting to show some signs of improvement. While the improvement is Continue reading Signs Of Improvement, Or Cause For Concern

Junior Lake: The Next Carlos Gomez?

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Junior Lake is an enigma for Cubs’ fans.  Some of us think he’s a waste of a roster spot, merely holding a place for the big four prospects to come up and displace him in short order.  Some of us saw him produce last season in the second half and Continue reading Junior Lake: The Next Carlos Gomez?

Dreamcast 40: Take Me Out To the Ball Game

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With Opening Day right around the corner, we dedicate our Opening Day podcast to one of the most famous Cubs to ever don #40 on his uniform, Rick Sutcliffe! In this episode, we discussed the possibility of Jeff Samardzija repeating his Opening Day performance from last season.  Samardzija needs to Continue reading Dreamcast 40: Take Me Out To the Ball Game

2014 NL Central Preview: 5th Place – Chicago Cubs

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As the season is primed to start in two weeks, now is a good time to preview what we might see over the course of the summer.  For the Cubs, specifically, probably another season with more losses than wins, some mid-season trades, and unlike the last two seasons, more prospects Continue reading 2014 NL Central Preview: 5th Place – Chicago Cubs