NL Central Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

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Manager: Bryan Price Projected Record: 77-85 It’s a little bit unfair to call the Reds a fifth place team.  A 77 win projection would not have been the worst in any division in baseball in 2014 and is right in the neighborhood of a .500 team, save for a few Continue reading NL Central Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

What I Am Seeing So Far In 2013

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It has been a little while since I last wrote something about our beloved Cubbies.  However, my school year is over and things are settling down a bit which offers me more time to do other things. One thing I love to do is provide my crazy perspective on how Continue reading What I Am Seeing So Far In 2013

Bullpen Shenanigans in the sixth

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Last year Dale Sveum had to play bullpen roulette for the first half of the season, and you almost had to feel bad for the first year manager. It did not matter who was called upon but it would seem like they would disappoint. This year Dale Sveum has had Continue reading Bullpen Shenanigans in the sixth

The Ivy Files: Reds, Rangers, Cardinals recaps

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Off days are so boring and even with all the fail surrounding the Cubs, we still miss our boys when they don’t play. While they get a much needed day off, we can still talk baseball! Here’s a look back at the last few series.   5/03 vs. Reds: L Continue reading The Ivy Files: Reds, Rangers, Cardinals recaps

Travis Wood is gonna win the Cy Young! And other exercises in hyperbole

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So yay, the Cubs won!  Woohoo!  And just as in every other sport, performances in one game, whether it’s in a 16-game, 82-game or 162-game season, is enough to make broad sweeping statements about players.  Take this, for example:   Sveum called Wood the best pitcher in baseball which stunned Continue reading Travis Wood is gonna win the Cy Young! And other exercises in hyperbole

The Sad Case of Dale Sveum

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After Saturday’s loss, Chicago Cub fans have completely given up on Carlos Marmol, and manager Dale Sveum has been thrown into the fire right along with him. Fans are getting tired of seeing Marmol trotted out to the mound game after game, only to see him give fans heart attacks, Continue reading The Sad Case of Dale Sveum

The Cubs Record is on the Rise

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Going into today’s game, the Chicago Cubs are in fifth place in the National League Central with a record of 9-14. While the record still says that the Cubs are a bad team, and this recent three game winning streak has come against the Miami Marlins, the Cubs may not Continue reading The Cubs Record is on the Rise

The Marmol and Gregg Show

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In tonight’s game, Carlos Villanueva was tasked to go the distance because of the taxed bullpen from last night’s marathon, but was pulled in favor of Carlos Marmol once a bunt moved Shin-Soo Choo to second base and Joey Votto was up.  The ensuing plate appearance produced a seeing-eye ground Continue reading The Marmol and Gregg Show

First Roster Shuffle or Why God is Kevin Gregg Back?

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The Chicago Cubs have made their first dramatic roster shakeup before the game against the Texas Rangers. The Cubs added two relievers on Sunday, and both Kevin Gregg and Kameron Loe are going to be added to the bullpen. Kameron Loe was not a surprise because he was added on Continue reading First Roster Shuffle or Why God is Kevin Gregg Back?

How Baseball Works

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Fan memories are a bit strange.  The news came in today that the Cubs signed Kevin Gregg to a minor-league deal.  That usually wouldn’t mean much except for the part where 1. Kevin Gregg used to be a Cub, and a particularly unliked one due to his string of blown Continue reading How Baseball Works