The 2017 Postseason is Set

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We as Cubs fans have been relaxing all weekend, but there will be very little suspense on Sunday, and no game 163 this year.  That’s because on Saturday night, the seedings were officially decided, and Sunday’s games are just for the fans now. In the American League, because the Houston Continue reading The 2017 Postseason is Set

Separating the Cubs From the Mathematically Eliminated

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The night after guaranteeing they leave Milwaukee in first place, the Chicago Cubs further killed the Brewers’ playoff hopes as they extended the Milwaukee bullpen yet again to outlast them in extra innings.  It was not the prettiest of games, as the Cubs themselves had to get multiple innings from Continue reading Separating the Cubs From the Mathematically Eliminated

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

The Battle For Midsummer Bragging Rights

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With the first half mercifully over, most Chicago Cubs not named Wade Davis will get to rest over the next few days before jumping back into the grind of the regular season.  Meanwhile, the mighty Giancarlo Stanton will get to defend his Home Run Derby title on his home turf Continue reading The Battle For Midsummer Bragging Rights

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’ 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

Dreamcast 14: It’s Never Too Soon to Talk About the Trade Deadline!

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This week, after calling a truce due to conflicting sports loyalties, Rice talks with veteran baseball writer Justin McGuire (@JMcGuireMLB) about baseball (what else?) thanks to the peace offering of one Starlin Castro bobblehead… Why does the National League suck so much? Some thoughts on unwritten rules stemming from our Continue reading Dreamcast 14: It’s Never Too Soon to Talk About the Trade Deadline!

What Happens When the Cubs Win?

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The title of this blog entry is a paraphrase from a segment from SportsCenter where Scott Van Pelt asked…”What if the Cubs win?”  At this point, having already clinched the NL Central, the Chicago Cubs are just going through the motions, keeping guys loose and healthy, trying not to lose Continue reading What Happens When the Cubs Win?

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