Finish Strong or Just Hang On?

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Since the last we spoke, the Cubs haven’t really pulled away from the rest of the division as they blew multiple opportunities to blow the games wide open with the bases loaded and have suffered some setbacks with pitching. But somehow, they still managed to come out of their final Continue reading Finish Strong or Just Hang On?

Trade Deadline and a Cubs Off Day

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The Cubs plowed through their bullpen and the Reds on Sunday to split the series and notch their 20th win in 34 games. With an off day Monday that coincides with the 2020 season’s trade deadline, the Cubs will have 26 games left (give or take depending on how the Continue reading Trade Deadline and a Cubs Off Day

Oh, We’re Halfway There…

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The Cubs, having survived the early week of shenanigans and now in the midst of playing the crosstown “rival” White Sox, are nearly at the halfway point of the abbreviated 60-game season. Since I have a day job, I probably won’t have time to write anything during the week (busy Continue reading Oh, We’re Halfway There…

A Renewed Sense of Urgency

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And so, the night after the unthinkable happened, it has come to this… The Cubs are going home for the winter. With an optimist’s point of view, maybe it was best to give the players an extended rest after three consecutive seasons of deep playoff runs and an atrocious end-of-year Continue reading A Renewed Sense of Urgency

What If?

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As the Cubs and Brewers find themselves tied for the NL Central lead with just one game to go, we think about all the “what ifs” throughout the season that could have avoided this scenario. It’s easy to blame this on a collapse of sorts, since all the Cubs had Continue reading What If?

The Final Stretch

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Well well…remember what I said before the Cubs went off to Arizona? Right now, there is a 2.5 game NL Central lead with a magic number of 11. Just get to Thursday without anyone else getting hurt and with at least that lead intact, and I believe the Cubs are Continue reading The Final Stretch

That Elusive Off Day

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I realize that everything is terrible these days (whether we’re talking about the Chicago Cubs or real life), but I think the fact that the Cubs are still projected to make the playoffs is good news. I doubt the odds have changed much since the Sunday loss (they did win Continue reading That Elusive Off Day

The Remains of the Season

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Since the Cubs won their getaway game against the Milwaukee Brewers and have a four-game cushion in the NL Central before heading to Washington to battle the slightly torn down but still not that bad Nationals, I thought I’d update from the previous blog and check on the outlook as Continue reading The Remains of the Season

Never Tell Me the Odds!

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The job hunt is going along, but I sure would enjoy having a few more interviews and maybe even an offer or two. Anyway, life is no excuse for not updating this blog, so I thought I would at least talk about the odds… As of today (Tuesday 9/4), the Continue reading Never Tell Me the Odds!

The Cubs’ Full House

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The Chicago Cubs will be home for the majority of the remainder of the 2018 season, which on the surface should be good for them to secure another NL Central division title. The recent trade for Daniel Murphy reminded me of when they traded for Aroldis Chapman for the stretch Continue reading The Cubs’ Full House