Dreamcast 18: Don’t Welcome Our Robot Overlords Just Yet

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Now that Rice has a job, it’s just a waiting game for both the Chicago Cubs to get back to first place (and stay there), and for the new job to begin.  Thanks a ton to special guest Harry Pavlidis (@harrypav) for stopping by and having a conversation: We talk Continue reading Dreamcast 18: Don’t Welcome Our Robot Overlords Just Yet

Are You Qualified? New CBA Edition

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News from the wire about this coming offseason’s qualifying offer: Teams have been told that at the qualifying offer to free agents this offseason will be in the $18 million range, maybe $18.1 million. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 20, 2017 This is about a million dollars more than last Continue reading Are You Qualified? New CBA Edition

And the Cubs Never Lost Again

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Well, the second half is underway, and methinks the Chicago Cubs are doing okay for now… #Cubs since All-Star break* 6-0 record* +27 run differential* 16 Home Runs* 2.00 starter ERA* No first inning runs allowed — Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) July 19, 2017 As we’ve talked about on the Dreamcast Continue reading And the Cubs Never Lost Again

Risk, Reward, and Regret

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After a crummy first half, we talked on the Dreamcast about how the Chicago Cubs might go about turning their season around to win the division as most of us thought they would this year.  I think most of us figured that the Cubs had a lot of position player Continue reading Risk, Reward, and Regret

Say, Everybody, Have You Seen My (Base)Balls?

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While we have all been lamenting the fact that John Lackey is now older and possibly broken, what is strange, even for him, was the fact that he gave up way more home runs than expected given a normal decline.  And on that same vein, most fans, players, and team Continue reading Say, Everybody, Have You Seen My (Base)Balls?

An All-Star Event Without Too Many Cubs

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The 2017 All-Star Game would be played with but one Chicago Cubs player, and that guy (Wade Davis) wasn’t even on the 2016 World Series-winning roster. But that doesn’t mean the game was no fun, especially when the Cubs got what one could perceive as much-needed rest as they try Continue reading An All-Star Event Without Too Many Cubs

Cubs Sign Major Draft Picks Just Under the Deadline (UPDATES)

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I am pretty sure that the Chicago Cubs had deals for all their draft picks set up in advance, but they just did not announce every single one.  Even last week, we knew that the major draft picks from the first ten rounds were going to join the organization.  We Continue reading Cubs Sign Major Draft Picks Just Under the Deadline (UPDATES)

The 2017 All-Star Game Rosters (UPDATES)

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Yeah, I know you can get these from like 250 different places, but being that I just told you that we’d prefer no Cubs made it (even though one kinda has to given the one-per-team rule), I figured that I might as well do this. American League The American League Continue reading The 2017 All-Star Game Rosters (UPDATES)

The Cubs Should Probably Just Skip the All-Star Game…(POLL)

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Now that we are in the second half (sort of, since the All-Star Game hasn’t happened yet), the Chicago Cubs are 1-0 and on pace to run the table.  They’ll enter the Monday off-day before the Fourth of July just two games back of the Milwaukee Brewers, and having achieved Continue reading The Cubs Should Probably Just Skip the All-Star Game…(POLL)

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