2016 Division Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

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In the beginning stages of what appears to be a significant roster overhaul, the Reds enter the 2016 season with more questions than answers.  After trading away Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake last summer to avoid losing them for only a draft pick, they followed suit this winter by dealing ace Continue reading 2016 Division Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

There is Apparently a Clark the Cub Book…

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Oh. Oh my. This is a Real Thing that Exists. #Cubs pic.twitter.com/x2cgY3aeUP — Brandon Lee (@bleeinternets) August 29, 2015 Somehow, former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster wrote a children’s book based on the Chicago Cubs’ mascot, Clark the Cub.  Look at that cover.  He’s got some weird #Magic ball, probably taken Continue reading There is Apparently a Clark the Cub Book…

The Excitement Begins

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Last night at the Cubs Convention was nothing short of amazing. Great friends, family and members of the Chicago Cubs. Of course, here at the Cubs Convention, those things go hand in hand and are one and the same. I have been going to the Cubs Convention for years, and Continue reading The Excitement Begins

Minor League Recap: June 12 – June 19

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I take this free moment to address some nonsense on WSD’s Facebook page.  Like the nutcase in that particular piece, I am also a veteran.  We’re not all like that.  Please don’t lump us all in with that dipshit. Moving on to the system, not a whole lot has happened Continue reading Minor League Recap: June 12 – June 19

The Shark List: Ranking the Potential Landing Spots

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As we move into June, and past the amateur draft next week, trade winds are going to start blowing just a bit harder than they have been over the first two months of the season.  With so few teams being “out of it” with the addition of the second wild Continue reading The Shark List: Ranking the Potential Landing Spots

Road to Opening Day: #24

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The Cubs put a ton of guys on and still couldn’t score even one run today.  Bad luck, bad execution, but again…just spring training.  At least Travis Wood pitched well:   Final from Goodyear: #Indians 1, #Cubs 0. Rizzo had 2 H. Travis Wood 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #24

Road to Opening Day: #44

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We’re doing a countdown of “sleeps” until the first official Cubs game of the year in Pittsburgh.  You can check out the lineup here.  Only a month and a half to go! The Wonderful Mr. Rizzo One of the biggest trades Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer made when they first Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #44

Reminiscing

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The Winter Meetings are over, the fellow blogsfolk are dispersed and busy, and I’m missing baseball a ton.  We’re about two months and change from pitchers and catchers reporting, which is great, but that’s still two months before quasi-meaningful baseball with guys on teams that I actually care about.  With Continue reading Reminiscing

End of Spring Training Minor League Report

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With opening day just two days away for several teams in the farm system, the Chicago Cubs enter the new season with the same farm they left 2012 with, not trading for any big-time prospects or trading any others away.  Despite the lack of moves, many prospects leave spring training Continue reading End of Spring Training Minor League Report

What was YOUR favorite game to be at in person?

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I thought it would be fun to get a little interaction from you, the readers here on the board!  Sure the “likes” and “retweets” are awesome, but I thought it would be awesome to hear some of YOUR stories!  You are reading because you share the passion and love for Continue reading What was YOUR favorite game to be at in person?