2016 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

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  Last season was a lot of fun for Cubs fans.  From the day Jon Lester agreed to terms to the renewed energy of Spring Training to #WeAreGood to the Arrieta no-hitter and ensuing presser in a onesie all the way to beating the Cardinals in the playoffs.  2015 was Continue reading 2016 Division Preview: 1st Place Chicago Cubs

Let’s just take it easy

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Yeah, we haven’t seen the Cubs W flag for a while, but this is, after all, still spring when wins and losses don’t matter as much as performance and health.  We’ve seen a few awesome individual performances on offense and defense, and for the most part the pitching has held Continue reading Let’s just take it easy

Try Not To Suck as Spring Trade Winds Blow

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As is usually the case with the Chicago Cubs these days, intrepid manager Joe Maddon has a new slogan to rally the troops: Mr. Maddon modeling the shirt: pic.twitter.com/T9gYJSZPJH — Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) March 6, 2016 It’s a simple enough message (you can buy the T-shirt here), and if you’ve Continue reading Try Not To Suck as Spring Trade Winds Blow

Cubs Lineup? A Joegasm of Possibilities

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Today the Chicago Cubs made a couple of moves which surprised the masses. The trade of Chris Coghlan came as a surprise, until they announced they had re-signed Dexter Fowler. We had some fun playing around with all the different possibilities of what Joe Maddon could do with this team, and the Continue reading Cubs Lineup? A Joegasm of Possibilities

The Cubs Benchwarmer

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Over the weekend, something wonderful happened in Cubs Twitter: https://twitter.com/CubicSnarkonia/status/683773991903956992 That’s right: the Chicago Cubs did everything so early, fitting everything they needed into a reasonable budget (that will also allow them to reload for the NEXT window of contention), and have so many built-in contingencies now that all we Continue reading The Cubs Benchwarmer

Cubbies in the Outfield

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I am one of the few humans on planet Earth who hasn’t seen the new Star Wars movie yet, partly by design and partly because we couldn’t get tickets for Saturday (so we’re going Sunday).  Avoiding spoilers like the plague has been relatively easy because for the most part, people Continue reading Cubbies in the Outfield

Minor League Recap: One Prospect Goes; Another Makes His Return

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Like Kris Bryant only a week ago, the Cubs made the call to add Addison Russell to the major league roster.  That means the projected insane infield of Bryant, Russell, and Baez will never come to pass in Iowa.  Because of the extended absence to grieve the loss of his Continue reading Minor League Recap: One Prospect Goes; Another Makes His Return

Rebuilding Years Gave Cubs Versatility and Depth

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It seems that the Cubs are in line to keep three catchers, which was not expected, but does not come as a big surprise.  With the versatility of the roster, the Cubs are in a position where they can keep all of Miguel Montero, David Ross, and Welington Castillo; using Continue reading Rebuilding Years Gave Cubs Versatility and Depth

Minor League Recap: 2014 In Review

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2014 has been a banner year for the Cubs organization, especially in the minor league system.  Players have developed, players have been called up, players have been added, and players have emerged.  Throughout the storm of change that happened at each level of the minor league system, each level had Continue reading Minor League Recap: 2014 In Review

Possible Roster Moves with Dan Straily Coming Up

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Tomorrow the Chicago Cubs will call up Dan Straily to start against the New York Mets in order to give Rick Renteria‘s starters an extra day of rest with their lengthy run of 21 games in a row without an off day. Before you get your hopes up, this is expected to only Continue reading Possible Roster Moves with Dan Straily Coming Up