The Journey Continues For a Former Cub

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Part of the problem with doing a podcast during the winter hot stove (or any hot stove for that matter) is that two hours after it’s posted, the news is already outdated because the New York Yankees decide to do something to increase their home run production: Source: Giancarlo Stanton Continue reading The Journey Continues For a Former Cub

Dreamcast 29: Didn’t We Almost Have It All

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In this episode right before the Winter Meetings, Rice and Anno talk about the craziness before the craziness… The highly coveted Shohei Ohtani has signed, but not with the Cubs…alas. The nearly as coveted Giancarlo Stanton is holding the Marlins up until he gets to go where he wants to Continue reading Dreamcast 29: Didn’t We Almost Have It All

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

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?