Cardinal-like Cubs Surging Toward October

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One of the few simple truths about Cubs fans is that they hate the Cardinals.  That hatred is bred through the smug arrogance of the “best fans in baseball”, the way it seems like the Cardinals get all the calls to go their way, every BABIP flare that some guy Continue reading Cardinal-like Cubs Surging Toward October

September Call-Ups During An Unexpectedly Important Cubs Season (Updates: Initial Wave Set, Some DFAs)

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School had started for me, and it totally slipped my mind while I was busy beyond words that September was right around the corner.  Tuesday, in fact, is the first day that any member of the Chicago Cubs’ 40-man roster can be called up as reinforcements and to spell the Continue reading September Call-Ups During An Unexpectedly Important Cubs Season (Updates: Initial Wave Set, Some DFAs)

Goodbye, Edwin Jackson

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As you may recall from before the All-Star Break, I took a look at the impending roster moves as guys come back from the disabled list and, in particular, when Rafael Soriano‘s time would come to be called up per the de facto terms of his midseason deal.  Well, Soriano is Continue reading Goodbye, Edwin Jackson

The Cubs Roster Crunch is Coming (Probably After the Break)

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First off, congratulations to Chicago Cubs players Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant for being selected as All-Star reserves this year. The Rizzo/Bryant bro show is on the go to Ohio! @Cubs (I'm using your GIF, thanks) pic.twitter.com/0NJgf0IaLH — Randall J. Sanders (@RandallJSanders) July 6, 2015 Not so lucky for pitchers, though I Continue reading The Cubs Roster Crunch is Coming (Probably After the Break)

Adding at the Deadline Not as Simple as Just Making a Deal

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As the Chicago Cubs reach the end of June and move ever closer to the non-waiver trade deadline, discussions about whether or not they should make a move to improve the team are growing stronger. There is no doubt that the Cubs are in serious need of another starting pitcher, Continue reading Adding at the Deadline Not as Simple as Just Making a Deal

What does the Kyle Schwarber promotion tell us about this year?

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There is a lot of excitement around Chicago Cubs baseball. Another top prospect received the call a few days ago, and in his first start crushed “Major League” pitchers. There are lots of interesting ramifications of the temporary call up, but one theme has really stuck out to me. This Continue reading What does the Kyle Schwarber promotion tell us about this year?

Down on the Farm: Alcantara’s Resurgence Could Spark Return

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The Cubs’ new short season affiliate, the Eugene Emeralds, starts play in less than a week with a June 18th start at Everett.  There has not been a roster released for the Emeralds as of yet, but it shouldn’t be too far from coming out.  The Cubs have a lot Continue reading Down on the Farm: Alcantara’s Resurgence Could Spark Return

Chicago Cubs Sign Rafael Soriano (UPDATE: They’re on the Clock)

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You wanted juicy?  You got it.  The Chicago Cubs just signed veteran reliever Rafael Soriano to a minor league deal: Rafael Soriano has a minor league with Cubs. It's for $4.1M prorated base with up to $4M in bonuses for games finished & appearances. — James Wagner (@JamesWagnerWP) June 9, Continue reading Chicago Cubs Sign Rafael Soriano (UPDATE: They’re on the Clock)