Cubs Officially Trade for Jacob Turner (UPDATED)

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The other day news broke that the Miami Marlins designated 2009 first round draft pick Jacob Turner for assignment. The Marlins acquired Turner in a trade which sent Anibal Sanchez to the Detroit Tigers in 2012. In his two full season of Major League ball, Turner has yet to really Continue reading Cubs Officially Trade for Jacob Turner (UPDATED)

Minor League Recap: All-Stars, Cycles, Promotions, and Rehab

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As it pertains to the major league team, the biggest news on the farm are the rehab assignments of Emilio Bonifacio (AA Tennessee) and Kyuji Fujikawa (Low A Kane County).  As both work their ways back from injury, we may be inching closer and closer to the return to Chicago Continue reading Minor League Recap: All-Stars, Cycles, Promotions, and Rehab

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

Rice Cube’s Five Stages of Grief Because All Our Shit Keeps Breaking

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Let’s get it out of the way.  Kyuji Fujikawa is broken and needs to be fixed:   Cubs announce Fujikawa will need Tommy John surgery. — Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) May 29, 2013   Hoyer on Fujikawa: “It is unfortunate but it is the nature of pitching. We’re hopeful he’ll come Continue reading Rice Cube’s Five Stages of Grief Because All Our Shit Keeps Breaking

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 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 one where the Cubs and Kyuji Fujikawa refused to believe he was hurt

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If you’ve paid attention over the first part of this season, the Cubs’ bullpen has been pretty bad and got even worse when Kyuji Fujikawa got shelled in a couple of appearances and then was put on the disabled list.  Today, ESPN Chicago put up a blog suggesting that the Continue reading The one where the Cubs and Kyuji Fujikawa refused to believe he was hurt

Our Closer’s Turning Japanese, I Really Think So

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Here’s some bit of good or maybe not-so-good news, depending on how you think of things:   Fuji closing now. He’s a little surprised it came this quick : “Came here as a set up man”. — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) April 7, 2013   Here’s a recap of what happened Continue reading Our Closer’s Turning Japanese, I Really Think So

Theo Epstein or Dale Sveum

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Carlos Marmol is the Chicago Cubs closer; at least he was as of last night. Many people are furious with Dale Sveum for keeping him in the closers role when everyone knows that he simply is unable to do the job at any level in professional baseball. After last night, Continue reading Theo Epstein or Dale Sveum