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

Cubs Business As The Convention Begins (UPDATES)

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Aside from a surprise pitching acquisition or two (UPDATE: not Tyson Ross), the Chicago Cubs don’t have much else to do before the Cubs Convention starting Friday.  Most of the team that won the World Series remains intact, all a year older, and while some will likely be on the Continue reading Cubs Business As The Convention Begins (UPDATES)

The 2017 Cubs Roster “Almost” Set

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The Chicago Cubs won the World Series just over a month ago, December has just started and their roster for the 2017 season is pretty much already set. Baring an injury or a surprise trade, I believe Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Joe  Maddon pretty much already know which 25 Continue reading The 2017 Cubs Roster “Almost” Set

Wade Davis Bolsters Flexibility of Bullpen

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Before we dive into new Cubs reliever, Wade Davis, let’s talk about new (again) Yankees closer, Aroldis Chapman and what he meant to the Cubs bullpen.  Chapman came to the Cubs as a rigid one inning closer who preferred to start an inning with no inherited runners and shut it Continue reading Wade Davis Bolsters Flexibility of Bullpen

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!

Back to Normal, Right?

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The Chicago Cubs just picked up win #30 on the season.  In so doing, they also made the Cardinals pitchers throw over 200 pitches right before getaway day, also known as Jake Arrieta Day.  Defense was the name of the game, and included one snazzy pick by Justin Grimm… Your Continue reading Back to Normal, Right?

Ivy’s Roundup: A Rockie Weekend

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I can’t remember where, but yesterday I read a comment that said, “This series loss reminds me that the Cubs will always be the Cubs” I hope you are all doing well, and that none of you have jumped off the ledge just yet. It’s a good time to point Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: A Rockie Weekend

Why Do the Cubs Still Want More Relievers?

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You can never have enough pitching is a baseball truism. Bullpens are volatile is also a common belief in baseball circles. They are also taking on greater importance in the modern game of baseball. There is just the continuing increase in the sheer number of innings thrown by relievers in Continue reading Why Do the Cubs Still Want More Relievers?

With Free Agency Underway, Let’s Make Our Wish List

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The offseason is here, and as of midnight last night, free agency is officially underway. Teams have submitted their qualifying offer of $15.8 Million to their pending free agents, as you know the lone player to receive this offer from the Chicago Cubs was centerfielder Dexter Fowler. In all likelihood, Continue reading With Free Agency Underway, Let’s Make Our Wish List