Practice is Over: Cubs Ready For Opening Day (VIDEOS)

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The big news for today is that the Chicago Cubs have finalized their Opening Day roster: With lingering concerns over Brian Duensing‘s back spasms, the Cubs placed the reliever on the 10-day disabled list to start the season and will break camp with both outfielder Matt Szczur and infielder Tommy Continue reading Practice is Over: Cubs Ready For Opening Day (VIDEOS)

Dreamcast 1: The New Beginning

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As promised in our beta test, the first version of our new Dreamcast is here!  Anno and Rice were able to come together at an obscene hour to finally get some blog closure on the magical 2016 Chicago Cubs season while previewing the 2017 version of, dare we say it, Continue reading Dreamcast 1: The New Beginning

This Spring Training Feels a Little Different

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As you may or may not have noticed, I have not been around much lately. Do not worry (or for some of you, celebrate) because I am not going anywhere. I have just been a bit busy. Last year was probably the greatest year of my life. Not only did Continue reading This Spring Training Feels a Little Different

The Cubs NLCS Roster

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As the clock winds ever closer to first pitch, have you picked your favorite Chicago Cubs yet?  Well, we have a suggestion, as does MLB… .@javy23baez, your new favorite player? pic.twitter.com/zKSbhKDTUu — MLB (@MLB) October 14, 2016 Of course, you’re not restricted to just rooting for Javier Baez, though you Continue reading The Cubs NLCS Roster

Try Not To Suck as Spring Trade Winds Blow

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As is usually the case with the Chicago Cubs these days, intrepid manager Joe Maddon has a new slogan to rally the troops: Mr. Maddon modeling the shirt: pic.twitter.com/T9gYJSZPJH — Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) March 6, 2016 It’s a simple enough message (you can buy the T-shirt here), and if you’ve Continue reading Try Not To Suck as Spring Trade Winds Blow

The Cubs Payroll Numbers, I Think

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It’s been a while since we’ve had any major news, but late Friday night, we heard from various sources that the Chicago Cubs and Jake Arrieta had settled on a contract prior to their arbitration hearing.  This is a good thing, and although many Cubs fans had hoped for an Continue reading The Cubs Payroll Numbers, I Think

The Cubs Benchwarmer

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Over the weekend, something wonderful happened in Cubs Twitter: https://twitter.com/CubicSnarkonia/status/683773991903956992 That’s right: the Chicago Cubs did everything so early, fitting everything they needed into a reasonable budget (that will also allow them to reload for the NEXT window of contention), and have so many built-in contingencies now that all we Continue reading The Cubs Benchwarmer

Santa Delivers For the Cubs

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I'd say the Cubs completed their Christmas list this year — Shadows Of Wrigley (@ShadowofWrigley) December 24, 2015 After the Cubs were able to successfully execute Plan A, and avoided too much butthurt, it’s safe to agree with our friend there.  Santa Claus has seemingly put the Chicago Cubs on Continue reading Santa Delivers For the Cubs

Fantasizing About the 2016 Cubs

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In case you’ve been living under a rock before the holidays, the Chicago Cubs signed a bunch of guys, including Jason Heyward, and look pretty good going into 2016…on paper, anyway. That means there’s still an 85 percent chance that the Cubs won’t win it all. There are plenty of Continue reading Fantasizing About the 2016 Cubs

Cubs Roster Update Before the Hot Stove Explodes

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We’d scarcely done our 40-man preview, but the Chicago Cubs are ever ready with their moves, getting them in and announced before the deadline: #Cubs today selected the contracts of INF Jeimer Candelario, C Willson Contreras, RHP Pierce Johnson & INF Dan Vogelbach. — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) November 21, 2015 Continue reading Cubs Roster Update Before the Hot Stove Explodes