Setting the Cubs Rotation

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I wrote this just before watching Black Panther, which was very very good.  The movie, that is…I have no idea what you think of what I wrote, but I thought my ideas were well-conceived given what we know of the current roster and in-house options.  I did start a spreadsheet Continue reading Setting the Cubs Rotation

The Cubs’ Rotation Lends Itself to Some Creative Maneuvering

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Earlier, I was able to look at the pre-spring training roster and the reliever depth chart for the 2018 Chicago Cubs. I probably came to the same conclusion most of you did, in that the Cubs were pretty much set at every roster spot, and that they had plenty of Continue reading The Cubs’ Rotation Lends Itself to Some Creative Maneuvering

Pre-Spring Training Chicago Cubs Roster Check

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Hey hey, if you missed the news, the Chicago Cubs reportedly signed one Yu Darvish, and we talked about the ramifications on the latest Dreamcast. Suffice it to say that we are very excited about this, and that means the roster makeup as we head into spring training has changed Continue reading Pre-Spring Training Chicago Cubs Roster Check

Miscellaneous Cubs Tidbits Before the Holidays

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A bit of good news to get us through a very trying year, on to the next one: The 2018 MLB season starts 100 days from today! For the first time since 1968, every team will open the season on the same day. pic.twitter.com/CtRQsCnV17 — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) Continue reading Miscellaneous Cubs Tidbits Before the Holidays

Cubs Bullpen Rebuild (UPDATE)

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In the 2017 season, the biggest weakness for the Chicago Cubs was their bullpen. While they showed stretches of dominance, in the playoffs they were clearly showing signs of being worn down. Going into the offseason you knew fixing the broken bullpen would be a top priority, in addition to Continue reading Cubs Bullpen Rebuild (UPDATE)

The Full (Starting) Monty?

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I think this tweet should put us on at least yellow alert: #Cubs LHP Mike Montgomery would like chance to start or go to place where he can, sources close to the pitcher tell The Athletic. Has communicated desire to start to #Cubs, but not desire to go elsewhere if Continue reading The Full (Starting) Monty?

The Morning After: Mitigating the Cubs Narrative

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Now that we’ve had a sleep to digest what happened in the second winnable game of the NLDS, let’s step back and see what we can do about the disappointment on Saturday night.  After all, nothing screams fandom like hastily drawn narratives and knee-jerk overreactions. Shall we begin? The Offense Continue reading The Morning After: Mitigating the Cubs Narrative

Dreamcast 21: Stick To Sports

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Since the last time we hung out, the Cubs have opened up a slightly bigger NL Central lead, and will hopefully keep that going.  Meanwhile, folks have been telling us to stick to sports, but with what’s going on in the nation these days, we kind of can’t, and sports Continue reading Dreamcast 21: Stick To Sports

Dreamcast 17: Hot or Not?

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Now that we are back and rested from the All-Star break and experienced a very fun sweep of the Baltimore Orioles, let’s see whether the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs can give us something fun to look forward to come October… Rice got a job!  Yay! The new guy Continue reading Dreamcast 17: Hot or Not?

The Cubs’ Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad First Half

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So there you have it, folks.  One day into July, the Chicago Cubs have officially completed exactly one half of their 2017 regular season schedule, going 40-41 in the process.  The interesting thing about this is that they are +10 in run differential, suggesting that they should be at least Continue reading The Cubs’ Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad First Half