Ivy’s Roundup – Walking Off Into a Bigger Division Lead

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It’s been a while since we did any series recaps, and since it’s Friday night and I just got back from a softball game and Ivy is busy, I’ll just sum it up by saying that the Chicago Cubs are good at baseball.  We can do this super quick… Seattle Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Walking Off Into a Bigger Division Lead

The Wild Walk Off, No Haircuts

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Three days after a pretty slick walkoff victory, the Chicago Cubs were at it again. That was a fun ending, eh #Cubs fans? https://t.co/IPJfarUOyw — WorldSeriesDreaming (@WSDreaming_Cubs) August 3, 2016 You would think that a 3-run lead with a solid closer on the mound would be bad news, and historically Continue reading The Wild Walk Off, No Haircuts

Ivy’s Roundup – The M*A*S*H Unit

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As we all know (or should, anyway), the baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint.  The Chicago Cubs got out to a spectacular start, but have hit a speed bump given all the injuries that have cropped up, not to mention how HARD it is to sustain a crazy Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – The M*A*S*H Unit

Ivy’s Roundup — At Least the Themed Road Trip Will Be Interesting!

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Okay, so before this Cardinals series started, I was interested in the Magic Number (which obviously is staying at 83 for now) and the fact that no matter what happens, the Cubs will continue to be the best team in both Major League Baseball and in the National League Central. Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup — At Least the Themed Road Trip Will Be Interesting!

The Cubs Are Good People

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As the Chicago Cubs get back to the level of success we’ve recently come to expect, I have to reflect on how lucky we as Cubs fans are to have some of the best people in the sport working to improve and sustain the team we all love.  Since the Continue reading The Cubs Are Good People

Amidst Uncertainty, Cubs Not Without Starting Options

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Theo Epstein said it explicitly.  The Cubs are going to seek to add to their starting rotation.  And that makes sense for a lot of reasons.  The biggest reason is that there is no way in the world that they can go into the 2016 season and have the possibility Continue reading Amidst Uncertainty, Cubs Not Without Starting Options

WOW! What A Season

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The Cubs have been eliminated from the National League Championship Series. If you stop to think about the reality of this situation, did you really think that 2015 would be the year? Looking at the way things have been since Tom Ricketts hired Theo Epstein in 2011, this was the Continue reading WOW! What A Season

Cubs Have Anti-Climactic, But Productive, Deadline

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Amid connections to the Indians for Carlos Carrasco (who has a 3.1 fWAR, 8th in the AL among starting pitchers), to the Padres for Tyson Ross (2.7 fWAR) and Craig Kimbrel (1.0 fWAR), among other or a late rumbling about being in talks with the Dodgers for Alex Wood (just Continue reading Cubs Have Anti-Climactic, But Productive, Deadline

And here…we…go! (Cubs Trade Deadline Updates Galore)

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First up: Dan Haren! Source: Haren to Cubs from Marlins. — Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) July 31, 2015 Looks like the Chicago Cubs will send the Miami Marlins a couple of minor leaguers per multiple sources: Recap: Mark Lowe to Jays for three unnamed minor-lgrs, Dan Haren to Cubs for two Continue reading And here…we…go! (Cubs Trade Deadline Updates Galore)

Ivy’s Roundup – The One That Got Away

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Well, it doesn’t get much easier from here…let’s go then… Chicago Cubs @ Miami Marlins, Marlins Park 6/1: W Cubs 5, Marlins 1 W: Hammel (4-2) L: Urena (0-2) Jason Hammel helped the Cubs earn a victory with a career-high 11 strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings Monday night. He allowed Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – The One That Got Away