Cubs Spring Training Figures to be Fun…and Uneventful

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The Cubs, as a championship caliber team, report to spring training this week without a lot left to decide.  In total, the World Series Champions return essentially all of their contributing starters, with the exceptions of Dexter Fowler and Jason Hammel.  What’s more, they return Kyle Schwarber as a full time Continue reading Cubs Spring Training Figures to be Fun…and Uneventful

A Whole New World of Cubs Baseball

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As Major League Baseball does all they can to destroy the game we love, the fans of the Chicago Cubs are gearing up for a defense of their World Series championship. For the first time in 108 years (thank God that will be the last time we ever hear that Continue reading A Whole New World of Cubs Baseball

The Cubs’ Title Defense

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As we inch closer to when pitchers and catchers report everyone is getting excited to see what will happen for our Defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Talk about an amazing time at the end of the 2016 baseball season. I was fortunate to be able to go to one Continue reading The Cubs’ Title Defense

2017 Cubs Debuts Figure to be Less Impactful Than Years Past

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There is a level of disinterest that comes with prospect writing for a team who has a Major League roster full of young players who are pretty recent call-ups themselves that just won the World Series.  And the disinterest isn’t mine.  There’s an understanding that the people who read these Continue reading 2017 Cubs Debuts Figure to be Less Impactful Than Years Past

The 2017 Cubs Roster “Almost” Set

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The Chicago Cubs won the World Series just over a month ago, December has just started and their roster for the 2017 season is pretty much already set. Baring an injury or a surprise trade, I believe Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Joe  Maddon pretty much already know which 25 Continue reading The 2017 Cubs Roster “Almost” Set

Wade Davis Bolsters Flexibility of Bullpen

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Before we dive into new Cubs reliever, Wade Davis, let’s talk about new (again) Yankees closer, Aroldis Chapman and what he meant to the Cubs bullpen.  Chapman came to the Cubs as a rigid one inning closer who preferred to start an inning with no inherited runners and shut it Continue reading Wade Davis Bolsters Flexibility of Bullpen

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving to you all. This year we have plenty to be thankful for. I want to start by saying thank you to each and every one of you who have read and shared this blog over the years. I want to thank the almost 21,000 of you who have Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

World Series Game Seven: Time to Reign

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Game seven. Winner take all. Today was one of those days that you thought would never end. A day which just continued to drag. The anticipation of World Series Game seven was all that was on out minds from the 27th out last night to the first pitch tonight. This Continue reading World Series Game Seven: Time to Reign

NLCS Game 1: Talking Javy.. Miggy and his slam

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There were a number of star efforts for the Chicago Cubs today as they beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first game of the National League Championship Series 8-4. Jon Lester threw a gem and Dexter Fowler flashed the leather. With the game tied 3-3 in the eighth, the Continue reading NLCS Game 1: Talking Javy.. Miggy and his slam

NLDS Game 3 Challenge: Madison Bumgarner

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After winning a 1-0 pitchers duel in game one, and seeing the pitchers win game two by knocking in three runs for a 5-2 victory, the Chicago Cubs head to San Francisco with a 2-0 National League Divisional Series lead for a challenge. Many people said that the San Francisco Continue reading NLDS Game 3 Challenge: Madison Bumgarner