Setting the Cubs Rotation

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I wrote this just before watching Black Panther, which was very very good.  The movie, that is…I have no idea what you think of what I wrote, but I thought my ideas were well-conceived given what we know of the current roster and in-house options.  I did start a spreadsheet Continue reading Setting the Cubs Rotation

The New Taxi Squad

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The roster is pretty much set before spring training even starts, and it almost seems like the whole of February and March is just a formality.  Barring health and performance issues, the only thing to really watch is how the rotation lines up, how at-bats are distributed, and how the Continue reading The New Taxi Squad

Pre-Spring Training Chicago Cubs Roster Check

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Hey hey, if you missed the news, the Chicago Cubs reportedly signed one Yu Darvish, and we talked about the ramifications on the latest Dreamcast. Suffice it to say that we are very excited about this, and that means the roster makeup as we head into spring training has changed Continue reading Pre-Spring Training Chicago Cubs Roster Check

Dreamcast 33: Yu Got What I Need

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The Chicago Cubs finally decided to (reportedly, anyway) sign Yu Darvish, so friend of the blog Dabynsky joined WSD to talk shop… How Yu makes the Cubs better The Cubs roster right before pitchers and catchers report Free agency freeze, MLBPA snafus, and the future of baseball Follow us: Anno  Continue reading Dreamcast 33: Yu Got What I Need

The Waiting Game

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In a time when the temperature here in Chicago is lower than some parts of Alaska and Greenland, we sure could use some hot stove action.  Alas, nothing has really happened for the Cubs or most other MLB clubs since before Christmas, and we can’t exactly make up news where Continue reading The Waiting Game

Dreamcast 30: All I Want For Christmas is Yu

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Wow!  We have just hit 3000 downloads of this latest iteration of our Dreamcast.  It’d be nifty if you guys could write in and/or rate us on iTunes, but I’m definitely glad some of you are actually listening, even if it’s just a few seconds before you realize that you’d Continue reading Dreamcast 30: All I Want For Christmas is Yu

Miscellaneous Cubs Tidbits Before the Holidays

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A bit of good news to get us through a very trying year, on to the next one: The 2018 MLB season starts 100 days from today! For the first time since 1968, every team will open the season on the same day. pic.twitter.com/CtRQsCnV17 — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) Continue reading Miscellaneous Cubs Tidbits Before the Holidays

Holiday Shopping: Cubs and MLB About to Wheel and Deal in Earnest

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The Monday before Thanksgiving is typically busy for everyone, not just MLB.  We have to get ready for the big cooking job on Wednesday and Thursday, pack up for the trip to meet up with a gathering of loved ones, and all kinds of other activities to prepare for a Continue reading Holiday Shopping: Cubs and MLB About to Wheel and Deal in Earnest

Dreamcast 24: The Kato Kaelin Story Hour

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Now that the Chicago Cubs are pretty much guaranteed the National League Central title, Anno and Rice talk about some things on and off the baseball field… Some thoughts on the magic number and playoff matchups Solidifying the Cubs’ postseason roster Not sticking to sports since not even sports will Continue reading Dreamcast 24: The Kato Kaelin Story Hour

Dreamcast 19: Back to Work

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Well, Anno is getting married, and Andy is off to protect our freedoms, so it’s Rice flying solo this time around… Rice is about to go back to work, teaching dees keeds Just a bit of ranting because our mentions and comments have been flooded with negativity while the Cubs Continue reading Dreamcast 19: Back to Work