In Which the Cubs Have to Reflect On Their (Lack of) Actions

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It’s been a month since this one, but the Chicago Cubs continue to ride the feast-or-famine roller coaster that Jeff Samardzija once alluded to. It’s a load of fun when the Cubs score runs in buckets; it’s not so fun when they can’t even plate one after almost getting no-hit. Continue reading In Which the Cubs Have to Reflect On Their (Lack of) Actions

A Labor of Love

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You may have seen this earlier, as the Tampa Bay Rays work on their whole bullpen day within the rotation for the entire season, but this time taking it to yet another level: Zack Cozart on the #Rays starting Romo on back-to-back days: “It was weird…it’s bad for baseball, in Continue reading A Labor of Love

Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out

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On a beautiful but cold day in Chicago, I watched my high school’s baseball team play superbly to notch their first victory of the season after many false starts and game postponements due to the ludicrous weather and other issues.  A few miles north, the Chicago Cubs also notched not Continue reading Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out

Dreamcast 39: Plan? What Plan?

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After battling weather and life, Anno and Rice return to bring you a Dreamcast with not much more of a plan than just shooting the breeze after watching Kyle Schwarber do this… Ohio is for Schwarbers. pic.twitter.com/j8cHqU1mGq — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 25, 2018 Talking about our confidence in the Continue reading Dreamcast 39: Plan? What Plan?

The Slow Road to 162

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I don’t think there’s really anyone to blame for the terrible weather that’s been causing games to be postponed lately.  Maybe we could blame humanity in general for messing with the climate and potentially causing much more rain and snow than we normally would see around this time. But honestly, Continue reading The Slow Road to 162

Cactus League Ends, Cubs Roster Takes Shape

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Kyle Hendricks got in some work in the final Cubs Cactus League game before they play the Red Sox in Florida for a couple extra tuneup games prior to Thursday’s Opening Day contest against the Marlins.  I assume he was just working on some nibbling, as he issued his first Continue reading Cactus League Ends, Cubs Roster Takes Shape

Dreamcast 36: Hubris

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Rice and Andy talk about the king of the hill after we discussed the also-rans last time around. Rotation thoughts, including a discussion on how the Cubs might set a hybrid rotation; The bullpen’s potential; The offense being awesome; A brief talk about the Cubs’ South Side brethren, and a Continue reading Dreamcast 36: Hubris

Cubs Pitching Outlook For 2018 (So Far)

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In between the very impressive showing by the Chicago Cubs rotation and their bullpen brethren so far, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have built an enviable pitching staff with depth and redundancies across levels.  We have already seen guys like Mike Montgomery and Eddie Butler get extended outings in games Continue reading Cubs Pitching Outlook For 2018 (So Far)

One Year Deals and Cubs on the Bubble

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Spring training is about halfway over now, and the Chicago Cubs made their first cuts the other day: The #Cubs today made the following roster moves: pic.twitter.com/502eiUyY2u — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 9, 2018 The cuts made sense since none of those guys were going to make the predicted roster Continue reading One Year Deals and Cubs on the Bubble

Move It Along

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It wasn’t long ago that we talked about how the Chicago Cubs could set up their rotation and taxi squad of relievers.  On Monday, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that there would be pace of play rules changes for 2018, just in time for spring training exhibition games to work Continue reading Move It Along