Improving Cubs Ailing Offense Starts and Ends With More Baserunners

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Joey Votto takes one of the absolute dumbest criticisms a baseball player can take: That he is “content” to lead the league in on-base percentage.  Think for a second about what that actually means.  There are some people (mostly Reds fans and Harold Reynolds) who are critical because Votto makes Continue reading Improving Cubs Ailing Offense Starts and Ends With More Baserunners

Hug Watch 2014

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With the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline now two days away, fans of all teams need to watch for the hugs that precede the trade of a teammate. The Chicago Cubs already got a jump start on every other team when they traded Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel on Continue reading Hug Watch 2014

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

How Should the Lineup Look With Alcantara?

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With Darwin Barney out of action for a couple of games due to the birth of his third child, the Chicago Cubs have called up Arismendy Alcantara to fill his role until he returns. Yes, he will only he here for a couple of days, this is still Barney’s job Continue reading How Should the Lineup Look With Alcantara?

After Samardzija Dust Settles, Where Do the Cubs Go From Here?

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By now, we’ve gotten word that the Cubs have traded Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for stud SS prospect Addison Russell, 2013 1st Round pick Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a player to be named later.  What is less clear is where the Cubs will Continue reading After Samardzija Dust Settles, Where Do the Cubs Go From Here?

Cubs Time to Act Is Now

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Fresh off of a five game winning streak, the Chicago Cubs have now lost two games in a row. They have gone back to looking like the team they have been all season before taking advantage of the New York Mets and the Miami Marlins. Optimistic hopes that were flying Continue reading Cubs Time to Act Is Now

Minor League Recap: 5/15 – 5/21

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Too much injury news this week.  Pierce Johnson strained his calf.  Jorge Soler strained his right hamstring (the “other one”).  But on the positive side, Cubs farm director Jaron Madison said C.J. Edwards is on a throwing program in AZ. Hope is he'll be back at Double-A around All-Star break. Continue reading Minor League Recap: 5/15 – 5/21

Cubs Celebrate Wrigley’s Birthday in Grand Fashion

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Today, the Chicago Cubs celebrated the 100th birthday of Wrigley Field. Tom Ricketts and the Cubs pulled out all the stops to make this a day to remember, which is something that I think they succeeded in doing with flying colors. Today is a day that I do not think any fan of Continue reading Cubs Celebrate Wrigley’s Birthday in Grand Fashion

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

Who Are These ******* Guys?

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The Chicago Cubs off season of discontent goes on, leaving several fans with a feeling of less than excitement. Moves being made that leave some fans scratching their heads and wondering just what the Cubs are doing with their time and money and one simple question.. With free agent signings Continue reading Who Are These ******* Guys?