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

Guarded Optimism for 2015

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Theo Epstein has been the President of Chicago Cubs Baseball Operations for the past three years, and Jed Hoyer has been his General Manager. In that time, the Cubs had a combined record of 180-286, which includes this years record of 73-89. They are 106 games under the .500 mark Continue reading Guarded Optimism for 2015

Cubs Brimming With Optimism

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Yesterday, in walk off fashion, the Chicago Cubs won their fourth  game in a row. As you can imagine, this set off a rash of optimism among fans wondering if there was a chance their boys in blue could be buyers instead of sellers in the next few weeks. Initially, I laughed Continue reading Cubs Brimming With Optimism

The Irrationally Optimistic Tanaka Timeline (Updated)

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Let’s start with what we know so far… From earlier today, we know that Bruce Levine said the Cubs were considered the front-runners for the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes.  We also know that at least four other teams, which include the Yankees, Dodgers, White Sox and Diamondbacks, are in the mix. Continue reading The Irrationally Optimistic Tanaka Timeline (Updated)

There is no such thing as a Curse! Quality Ownership is KEY!

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There is no such thing as a Curse! Quality Ownership is KEY! FACTS: 1. In 1876, the Chicago White Stockings become one of eight charter members of the National League led by their president William A. Hulbert, who was also the owner of the Chicago club. 2. January 20, 1916: Continue reading There is no such thing as a Curse! Quality Ownership is KEY!

If I did it (predict the Cubs to win 80)

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Hey remember that book a football player who was accused of murder wrote about how he would do the crime if he actually did the crime even though we know he committed the crime?