Dreamcast 29: Didn’t We Almost Have It All

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In this episode right before the Winter Meetings, Rice and Anno talk about the craziness before the craziness… The highly coveted Shohei Ohtani has signed, but not with the Cubs…alas. The nearly as coveted Giancarlo Stanton is holding the Marlins up until he gets to go where he wants to Continue reading Dreamcast 29: Didn’t We Almost Have It All

Someday Giancarlo Stanton Will Escape Miami

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The Cubs are laying low for the time being in advance of the Winter Meetings and Friday’s contract tender announcements, and are likely going to be in on the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes.  It’s hard to know when the first major domino will drop, as I believe most teams are trying Continue reading Someday Giancarlo Stanton Will Escape Miami

Starting Pitcher Acquisition Season is Coming Soon

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With the Cubs sitting at 2 games over .500 with 90 games to play, it’s been a disappointing start to the season.  There are a lot of reasons why the 37-35 Cubs haven’t boat raced a mediocre NL Central, yet.  The offense hasn’t been as consistently good as it was Continue reading Starting Pitcher Acquisition Season is Coming Soon

Joe Maddon, Protecting Fielders, and the Evolution of Baseball

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My thoughts are a bit scattered as I sit here during the summer (it’s officially the summer solstice!), having applied to more work and hoping that someone hires me before our family’s medical insurance runs out.  In the meantime, the Chicago Cubs are trying to right the ship (for real Continue reading Joe Maddon, Protecting Fielders, and the Evolution of Baseball

Early Season Schedule Not Cutting Struggling Cubs Any Breaks

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The Cubs aren’t playing well.  Nobody is going to say anything different.  It’s actually pretty obvious.  And there is no question that is the single biggest contributing factor to their slow start, sitting just one game above .500 through 49 games.  Some key offensive contributors haven’t produced like they’re capable. Continue reading Early Season Schedule Not Cutting Struggling Cubs Any Breaks

So Much Cubs Glory For Those Times You’re Bored

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There were something like 16 billion articles written on the Chicago Cubs’ 2016 World Series championship run, and while those are all nice, sometimes you need to watch the highlights and relive the glory.  And if you’re in a long stretch between games, or you don’t find certain sporting events Continue reading So Much Cubs Glory For Those Times You’re Bored

The Best of the 2016 Cubs NLDS

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As you may have heard, the Chicago Cubs, those sleep-depriving band of lunatic youngsters (and Grandpa, too), have earned a trip to the National League Championship Series against whoever decides to win Game 5 of the other NLDS.  As Jake Arrieta might say…who gives a shit?  The Cubs are good, Continue reading The Best of the 2016 Cubs NLDS

The Trade That Time Forgot

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The first game was a bit of a nail-biter as the Chicago Cubs only won by literal inches, but Saturday night’s game was a bit more satisfactory as the Cubs won pretty comfortably to take a 2-0 lead in the NLDS.  I think the overhaul that the front office orchestrated Continue reading The Trade That Time Forgot

Cubs Go To 11

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Since the last time we checked in, the Chicago Cubs have continued showing that they are the best team in MLB, despite not exactly blowing out the San Francisco Giants this Labor Day weekend.  With this series, the Cubs have reduced their magic number to clinch a playoff spot (and Continue reading Cubs Go To 11

The Cubs Are Good, But You Knew That Already

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After dropping a series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers, you probably saw a bunch of hot takes from media and bloggers alike about how the Chicago Cubs are flawed or whatever.  It was nice to get back home to Wrigley Field, where Anno saw the Cubs force extras before Continue reading The Cubs Are Good, But You Knew That Already