Dreamcast 20: It’s the End of the World As We Know It

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As we found out last time we did a Dreamcast, Rice isn’t so good flying solo, so we grabbed a guest while Anno is doing newlywed things and Andy tries to stop North Korea from being stupid.  Thank goodness our good friend Crawly (you may remember him from the ring Continue reading Dreamcast 20: It’s the End of the World As We Know It

Dreamcast 17: Hot or Not?

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Now that we are back and rested from the All-Star break and experienced a very fun sweep of the Baltimore Orioles, let’s see whether the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs can give us something fun to look forward to come October… Rice got a job!  Yay! The new guy Continue reading Dreamcast 17: Hot or Not?

Cubs Sign Major Draft Picks Just Under the Deadline (UPDATES)

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I am pretty sure that the Chicago Cubs had deals for all their draft picks set up in advance, but they just did not announce every single one.  Even last week, we knew that the major draft picks from the first ten rounds were going to join the organization.  We Continue reading Cubs Sign Major Draft Picks Just Under the Deadline (UPDATES)

Ian Happ’s Debut Was a Plethora of Firsts

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We’ve been talking about it since November when Ian Happ went nuts in the Arizona Fall League Title Game, but when we dropped the most recent Dreamcast, we didn’t think he would be up so soon.  Back in 2015, when there was the whole bruhaha about Kris Bryant‘s service time, Continue reading Ian Happ’s Debut Was a Plethora of Firsts

Almost There…Cubs Opening Day Around the Corner (VIDEOS)

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The Chicago Cubs finished out the month of March, and their exhibition schedule, with a victory over the Houston Astros in Minute Maid Park.  Ideally it would have been a sweep if Hector Rondon hadn’t had some trouble with command and location, but there’s still a bit of time to Continue reading Almost There…Cubs Opening Day Around the Corner (VIDEOS)

Welcome to the Show, Albert Almora

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This week is the MLB Rule 4 Amateur Draft, and as you are very much aware, because the Chicago Cubs signed Jason Heyward and John Lackey, and didn’t grab a compensation pick for Dexter Fowler (but who cares, he’s awesome for Chicago), Jason McLeod and friends don’t get to pick Continue reading Welcome to the Show, Albert Almora

Building the Cubs for now and forever

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Ever since the early stages of the “Plan,” we’ve known about the Theo Epstein/Jed Hoyer-led Cubs’ desire to make this franchise as healthy as possible.  That entails solid financial footing on the business side as well as depth at just about every level on the baseball side.  The Cubs so Continue reading Building the Cubs for now and forever

The Unfortunate Side Effect of Being Loaded

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Wednesday afternoon, Chicago Cubs infield prospect Jeimer Candelario was voted into the final spot on the East Division squad for the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars Game.  This is quite a nice addition to the resume for Candelario, who has been quietly lighting it up in the Cubs’ lower minors as he’s Continue reading The Unfortunate Side Effect of Being Loaded

South Bend Cubs: Top prospects part tres

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At the beginning of the season, I shared with WSD readers that three of the Chicago Cubs organization’s top 30 prospects were starting the year in South Bend. In this post I talked a bit about Jake Stinnett (#11) and here I introduced you to Trevor Clifton (#27). A new Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Top prospects part tres

Back from Desert: Only Thing Brighter than Sun was Future

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I’ve returned from the arid desert landscape and pleasantly returned to an unseasonably warm Midwestern March.  That has me in such a good mood that I need to share some of my sunniness with all of you.  This was my first time attending spring training in Mesa.  I had been Continue reading Back from Desert: Only Thing Brighter than Sun was Future