Let’s re-optimize the Cubs’ lineup

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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has been kind of mum about who gets to lead off in 2016.  During this spring training so far, they have used a bunch of different guys, including Javier Baez the other day and Anthony Rizzo on Sunday.  I guess it doesn’t really matter where Continue reading Let’s re-optimize the Cubs’ lineup

Contingency Plans

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Festivus only comes once a year and already we’ve seen the internet deluged with the airing of grievances.  In our neck of the woods, fans of the Chicago Cubs are generally content, but if you dive into the comments, we all realize that the team could be even further improved, Continue reading Contingency Plans

A potentially optimized 2016 Cubs lineup

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While obsessing about the Cubs as usual, the conversation turned to what the best 2016 batting order should be.  We know that manager Joe Maddon likes to have his matchups and will often bat the pitcher 8th, especially early on in the season (he seemed to abandon this late in Continue reading A potentially optimized 2016 Cubs lineup

Things I think I think (Cubs vs. Cards edition)

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The series opener didn’t go the Chicago Cubs’ way, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be shut down forever.  As awesome as it would be, it’s highly improbable that any team will win all their games, especially in the postseason when every team is theoretically good at baseball.  Anyway, we have Continue reading Things I think I think (Cubs vs. Cards edition)

Dreamcast 48: Walk the Plank

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As we finish up the first two weeks of the season and start week three (against the Pittsburgh Pirates, read Ivy’s roundup for a preview of the pitching matchups!), it seems like a good time to celebrate a Cubs victory with another Dreamcast.  This is the 48th edition, and we Continue reading Dreamcast 48: Walk the Plank

Dreamcast 46: We’re Back For Opening Night!

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So hey guys!  It’s been pretty much all winter since we did this last (see the date for #45), and being that we’re on the cusp of Opening Night at Wrigley Field, seems like a good time to dust off the old microphone and give the Dreamcast another go.  Since Continue reading Dreamcast 46: We’re Back For Opening Night!

I’ve Got Your Number On the Wall

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Watching some football right now, and here’s Chris Kamka doing his thing as usual:   The #Cubs have never employed a lineup that starts with 8675309 (with 0 as DH). The closest might be Mike Quade‘s 6/20/11 lineup (9675302) — Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) November 2, 2014 Of course, you may Continue reading I’ve Got Your Number On the Wall

Cubs Spring Training Game Info for 3/2/2013

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Today, the Chicago Cubs will be facing the San Fransisco Giants in a Spring Training game at 2:05 CST and yes, you can listen to the Game on WGN Radio. Here is today’s lineup for your Chicago Cubs: David DeJesus CF Darwin Barney 2B Nate Schierholtz DH Alfonso Soriano LF Continue reading Cubs Spring Training Game Info for 3/2/2013