Early Season Schedule Not Cutting Struggling Cubs Any Breaks

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The Cubs aren’t playing well.  Nobody is going to say anything different.  It’s actually pretty obvious.  And there is no question that is the single biggest contributing factor to their slow start, sitting just one game above .500 through 49 games.  Some key offensive contributors haven’t produced like they’re capable. Continue reading Early Season Schedule Not Cutting Struggling Cubs Any Breaks

Dreamcast 3: There’s No Place Like Home

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Hello there, Cubs fans!  Since the last episode of the Dreamcast, the defending World Series champions have played a week-plus of games that count.  Here’s what we talked about this time: Thanks to Rich for the Dreamcast’s theme song (see below) & Randall for the radio clip, need to remember Continue reading Dreamcast 3: There’s No Place Like Home

Leave Maddon Alone

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I wish I had been at the Cubs Convention this weekend. My family and I were making plans to go out of town when the tickets to the Convention went on sale. Things changed, and we are actually in town, and I would have liked to have attended in this Continue reading Leave Maddon Alone

Wade Davis Bolsters Flexibility of Bullpen

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Before we dive into new Cubs reliever, Wade Davis, let’s talk about new (again) Yankees closer, Aroldis Chapman and what he meant to the Cubs bullpen.  Chapman came to the Cubs as a rigid one inning closer who preferred to start an inning with no inherited runners and shut it Continue reading Wade Davis Bolsters Flexibility of Bullpen

Cubs Trade For Aroldis Chapman (UPDATES: Official)

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As all the national guys and some Chicago beat folks continued to confirm each other’s reports, the final stages of the trade for Aroldis Chapman went down overnight and into the morning. Aroldis Chapman is now a Cub, with the #Cubs sending Torres, McKinney, Warren and one more player to Continue reading Cubs Trade For Aroldis Chapman (UPDATES: Official)

Cubs Potentially Trading For Aroldis Chapman? (UPDATES, Getting Close…Sigh)

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Holy shit…after we heard that Gleyber Torres was scratched from the lineup: Gleyber Torres, who's been scratched, was in offer to Yankees. Torres plus for chapman is on table. #cubs #yanks — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 24, 2016 That’s REAL Jon Heyman, too.  Here’s I-think-he’s-real Rian, who I trust to Continue reading Cubs Potentially Trading For Aroldis Chapman? (UPDATES, Getting Close…Sigh)

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?

Cubs Trade Castro to the Yankees

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With the signing of Ben Zobrist you knew that there was another move to be made to clear room, and the Chicago Cubs wasted no time in making one. Starlin Castro has been traded to the New York Yankees. Told that Castro to #Yankees has been agreed upon, but not Continue reading Cubs Trade Castro to the Yankees

So…what about the American League?

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With their latest victory, the Chicago Cubs guaranteed that they would have at least the third best record in Major League Baseball, since at 96 wins banked, they will finish 2015 with a better possible record than any American League opponent.  The Cardinals are still Devil Magic and the Pirates Continue reading So…what about the American League?

Corey Black Adds to List of Power Arms for Cubs Bullpen

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Early in this major league season, the Cubs have had some issues with injuries in the bullpen.  Justin Grimm and Neil Ramirez are both on the shelf, which has caused overuse of the reliable Pedro Strop and Hector Rondon.  It’s led to increased use of players like Brian Schlitter.  And Continue reading Corey Black Adds to List of Power Arms for Cubs Bullpen