The Fifth Element…Of the Cubs Rotation, That Is

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With the Cactus League exhibition slate about to start for the Chicago Cubs this Saturday, we got our first glance at how the pitching matchups would look to get the ball rolling… Montgomery vs. A's, Zastryzny vs. SF at Scottsdale on Saturday — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) February 22, 2017 Buchanan Continue reading The Fifth Element…Of the Cubs Rotation, That Is

Cubs Business As The Convention Begins (UPDATES)

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Aside from a surprise pitching acquisition or two (UPDATE: not Tyson Ross), the Chicago Cubs don’t have much else to do before the Cubs Convention starting Friday.  Most of the team that won the World Series remains intact, all a year older, and while some will likely be on the Continue reading Cubs Business As The Convention Begins (UPDATES)

Who Plays In October? (UPDATE: Now we know)

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It’s been a while since we’ve had a chance to blog, but rest assured that even in our busiest times, we’ve been keeping track of the Chicago Cubs and their rampage through the regular season towards October.  With their most recent series victory, the Cubs are now ever closer to Continue reading Who Plays In October? (UPDATE: Now we know)

What’s Going On With World-Class Bunter Jon Lester?

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Jon Lester was 9-3 after his home start on June 18. He had allowed one or fewer earned runs in 10 of his 13 starts to that point. Lester had been the pitcher of record in nine straight outings and was putting together a season that would put him in Continue reading What’s Going On With World-Class Bunter Jon Lester?

The Value of Patience

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I believe there is a lot of value in patience in all walks of life.  Certainly there are times when you have to attack a task with a sense of urgency, as we are often on the clock and must meet deadlines, but patience and a good approach will often Continue reading The Value of Patience

Never Get Too Optimistic: What Are The Cubs’ Weaknesses?

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(Editor’s note: we’ve already done a couple articles on the Cubs’ weaknesses, most recently this one from Andy, but it’s always good to have more opinions.) Trying to find weaknesses in the Chicago Cubs is baseball’s equivalent of finding a needle in a haystack. With an inordinate amount of depth, Continue reading Never Get Too Optimistic: What Are The Cubs’ Weaknesses?

Survival of the Strangest (Now With Video!)

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I can’t even with this game.  I swear. We’re talking about a game where Jon Lester pitched well enough to win, but gave up a solo homer to Billy Hamilton (not the Hall of Famer), and then Hector Rondon blew a save, and the Chicago Cubs couldn’t buy a hit Continue reading Survival of the Strangest (Now With Video!)

Ivy’s Roundup — At Least the Themed Road Trip Will Be Interesting!

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Okay, so before this Cardinals series started, I was interested in the Magic Number (which obviously is staying at 83 for now) and the fact that no matter what happens, the Cubs will continue to be the best team in both Major League Baseball and in the National League Central. Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup — At Least the Themed Road Trip Will Be Interesting!

The Cubs Lost a Game–WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!

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When last we saw our heroes, the Chicago Cubs had gotten pretty much shut down by a very dominant Max Scherzer.  Fans cried in the streets and called for drastic changes as the Cubs were now only 24 games over .500 with a barely comfortable 8.5 game lead in the Continue reading The Cubs Lost a Game–WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!

The 2016 Cubs Draft Results

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While the Cubs were improving their sub-standard record against bad teams this weekend, the front office, especially the draft team, was busy scouting and securing new talent for the prospect pipeline to the Show.  The Cubs sat out the entire first day because they didn’t have first or second round picks Continue reading The 2016 Cubs Draft Results