Make Those Mound Visits Count!

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There have only been a couple of Cactus League games so far, and the broadcasters and media haven’t made too much of it lately, but we know that MLB is big on pace of play this year.  Among the biggest rule changes to expect in 2018 is the limit on Continue reading Make Those Mound Visits Count!

Move It Along

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It wasn’t long ago that we talked about how the Chicago Cubs could set up their rotation and taxi squad of relievers.  On Monday, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that there would be pace of play rules changes for 2018, just in time for spring training exhibition games to work Continue reading Move It Along

The War of Public Opinion

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Hey hey, spring training has begun, and that means we were eventually going to hear from Commissioner Rob Manfred about the state of baseball as camps ramp up.  Enter Bob Nightengale, who is good for getting quotes from these big conferences when he’s not being dead wrong about transactions: Commissioner Continue reading The War of Public Opinion

The Deep Freeze

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Appropriately, Chicago is about to experience its own blend of snowmageddon as a heavy snow storm is heading into the area. I get to stay home as school has been canceled for Friday, but I’d definitely prefer staying home with some news to report.  Alas, MLB continues to operate in Continue reading The Deep Freeze

Ideas For Baseball To Make Some Much Needed Compromises

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Unless you have been living on a deserted island recently without any access to any form of media, you know that the relationship between the MLB players & owners is not doing too well. There are still some pretty big name free agents waiting for their big payday. Among them Continue reading Ideas For Baseball To Make Some Much Needed Compromises

The M’s vs the B’s

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Over the past couple months, the baseball hot stove has been colder than the proverbial iceberg.  Multiple factors have led to just as many arguments on baseball Twitter, not to mention the developing standoff between the players and MLB.  The standoff thus far is focused on the immediate topic at Continue reading The M’s vs the B’s

Time Keeps on Slipping…

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You may have noticed a lack of blogs from us, and that has a lot to do with the almost complete lack of Cubs-specific news.  We know the Cubs probably want to sign Yu Darvish, and they probably also want to keep their options open for the future during this Continue reading Time Keeps on Slipping…

Dreamcast 32: The Spring Thaw

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Andy returns from helping save the world against evil as WSD talks about the latest in whatever baseball news is trickling in these days… It’s a sudden burst of news, actually, as the Brewers decided to get feisty and add to an already decent offense… We discuss the desire to Continue reading Dreamcast 32: The Spring Thaw

The Waiting Game

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In a time when the temperature here in Chicago is lower than some parts of Alaska and Greenland, we sure could use some hot stove action.  Alas, nothing has really happened for the Cubs or most other MLB clubs since before Christmas, and we can’t exactly make up news where Continue reading The Waiting Game

The 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame Voting

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The holidays have been relatively boring in the baseball world, so we continue to wait to see what teams like our Chicago Cubs will do to prepare for 2018.  In the meantime, the indispensable Ryan Thibodaux has continued his holiday tradition of tallying public Baseball Hall of Fame ballots from Continue reading The 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame Voting