The Cubs Are in First Place With 159 Games to Go

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As I toil away at school before spring break, it occurs to me that a subset of Chicago Cubs fans were riding and dying with every pitch of every inning…three games into the season.  Well, now that the Cubs have taken the season-opening series from the rival St. Louis Cardinals, Continue reading The Cubs Are in First Place With 159 Games to Go

2017 Division Preview: 4th Place Milwaukee Brewers

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  The other rebuilding club in the NL Central is quite a bit further along than the Reds.  Make no mistake, the Brewers will not be contenders this season.  But they’re going to be a tough opponent as they continue to build their suddenly deep farm system and call up Continue reading 2017 Division Preview: 4th Place Milwaukee Brewers

The 2016 National League Central Champion Chicago Cubs

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And so on this day, September 15, In the Year of Our Lord 2016, the Chicago Cubs will have to wait at least another day to clinch the National League Central division.  Yet, they can pretty much just relax and stay healthy up until October…just like they have been doing Continue reading The 2016 National League Central Champion Chicago Cubs

Cubs Go To 11

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Since the last time we checked in, the Chicago Cubs have continued showing that they are the best team in MLB, despite not exactly blowing out the San Francisco Giants this Labor Day weekend.  With this series, the Cubs have reduced their magic number to clinch a playoff spot (and Continue reading Cubs Go To 11

Ivy’s Roundup — The Cubs Season Is Miraculously Not Over

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Ah, so since the LAST time we blogged up a recap, it appears that the Chicago Cubs have continued their winning ways.  This included a series split (with two very annoying losses at the tail end of the series) with the St. Louis Cardinals, and a just-completed sweep of the Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup — The Cubs Season Is Miraculously Not Over

The Most Insufferable Time of the Year

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So at 59-38, the Chicago Cubs are the first to that mark, having achieved a 6-3 record coming out of the All-Star Break in winning all their series since that point.  With 65 games left, let’s say the Cubs win two of three from here on out…that’s another 44 wins Continue reading The Most Insufferable Time of the Year

Ivy’s Roundup – Winning More Than You Lose, Tradez & Videoz

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Let’s just get to the scores first as the Chicago Cubs looked pretty good coming out of the All-Star Break.  Maybe they just needed a breather after all?  And this, again, is without two of their key bats in Dexter Fowler and Jorge Soler, who are with the Iowa Cubs Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Winning More Than You Lose, Tradez & Videoz

Could Cubs be Better off Moving Jason Hammel to the Bullpen?

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The news that the Cubs sent Adam Warren to Iowa to stretch out for spot starts wasn’t exactly a surprise.  Warren has been going through some struggles, so sending him to a low stress environment to work through those issues while stretching out to serve in a spot starter’s role Continue reading Could Cubs be Better off Moving Jason Hammel to the Bullpen?

Ivy’s Roundup – Cubs Get Brewed

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With the excitement surrounding the Cubs this season and the hot start they have had, it is understandable that Cubs fans would panic a bit, especially with a series loss against the Brewers. But every baseball fan knows that this is going to happen, no matter how good your team Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Cubs Get Brewed

Don’t Run on Grandpa Rossy and Other Cubs Items

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If you’re just waking up, the Chicago Cubs FINALLY beat the Milwaukee Brewers in extra innings.  And per the box score, everyone pitched in.  And if the game had gone even further, you may have seen Jake Arrieta in left field with one of the position players still on the Continue reading Don’t Run on Grandpa Rossy and Other Cubs Items