It was a good baseball Friday night for the Chicago Cubs, powered by Javier Baez‘s four hits and baserunning magic: I think players like Javy are great for baseball, particularly in a time when the sport, despite record revenues, is skewing older and is working to recruit new, younger fans. Continue reading Putting the Fun Back In Fundamentals
Mere hours before Justin Verlander was traded to the Astros, Rice and guest Jared Wyllys fantasized about a super-deep Cubs rotation with Verlander in tow, and Samsonite, were we way off. Such is the life for podcasters who have super-busy schedules. We also talked about… Cubs pitching, including Kyle Hendricks Continue reading Dreamcast 22: Bad Timing Awards
We were just discussing #HugWatch Sunday before the Cubs game, and after the game finished, some minor fireworks started to go off: Sources: #Cubs working hard to land #Tigers’ Justin Wilson. At least one team involved thinks CHC will be landing spot. Others involved. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, Continue reading Cubs Make a Trade For Justin Wilson & Alex Avila (UPDATES)
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
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?
Baseball is, at its core, a kid’s game. Kids love to run around the bases, chase after the ball on defense, and try their best to hit the ball as hard as they can. People watch MLB because it’s fun, and because the big kids who play the game show Continue reading Life & Baseball
As we move into June, and past the amateur draft next week, trade winds are going to start blowing just a bit harder than they have been over the first two months of the season. With so few teams being “out of it” with the addition of the second wild Continue reading The Shark List: Ranking the Potential Landing Spots
We continue our countdown of the 20 Hottest MLB players and here is today’s pick: #17 – Justin Verlander #35 | P | Detroit Tigers Born: February 20, 1983 (30) Birthplace: Manakin-Sabot, VA Height: 6’5″ Weight: 225lbs. Bats: R Throws: R College: Old Dominion University MLB Debut: July 4, 2005 Continue reading Hot Sports Take: Countdown to Spring Training #17
The world has a tendency of speeding up when my personal stress level reaches a boiling point. They say that the masters of their craft can slow the game down at will. The nebulous “they” were obviously not talking about me. No, when I get excited the emotions run over Continue reading My Fantasy Baseball Kobayashi Maru situation.