Looking Ahead to the 2019 Cubs…

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As the Division Series in both leagues wind down, and with the Cubs watching from the outside, I suppose the most relevant Cubs thing we could do around here is to look to the future. The good news, I think, is that bounce backs are expected and reasonable, and the Continue reading Looking Ahead to the 2019 Cubs…

A Renewed Sense of Urgency

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And so, the night after the unthinkable happened, it has come to this… The Cubs are going home for the winter. With an optimist’s point of view, maybe it was best to give the players an extended rest after three consecutive seasons of deep playoff runs and an atrocious end-of-year Continue reading A Renewed Sense of Urgency

The Hunt for Blue October

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In October 2016, shortly after Rob Manfred took power, a juggernaut class baseball organization emerged on the coast of the Great Lakes. It then fell behind in a playoff series, apparently suffering from a 3-1 deficit. Unconfirmed reports indicate that the series was rescued. But according to repeated statements by Continue reading The Hunt for Blue October

The Cubs’ Full House

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The Chicago Cubs will be home for the majority of the remainder of the 2018 season, which on the surface should be good for them to secure another NL Central division title. The recent trade for Daniel Murphy reminded me of when they traded for Aroldis Chapman for the stretch Continue reading The Cubs’ Full House

Cole Hamels, Chicago Cub! (UPDATES: Official)

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The Cubs went and won themselves a ball game (the come from behind variety, again) while I was in the midst of moving all my stuff for relocation to California. That was fun, but I suppose we should address the elephant in the room that is Tyler Chatwood. In theory, Continue reading Cole Hamels, Chicago Cub! (UPDATES: Official)

Countdown to Opening Day (UPDATE: Roster Official)

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The Chicago Cubs’ spring training officially ended on Tuesday afternoon as they went through the motions with a couple tune up games against the Boston Red Sox.  Now they’ll drive down the road to Miami where they will open the season against the Marlins on Thursday.  I did hear from Continue reading Countdown to Opening Day (UPDATE: Roster Official)

Cubs Conundrum: More Relief Vs More Bench Depth (UPDATE: More Relief It Is!)

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The Cubs have a night game on Monday, with their off day Tuesday, so it’ll be a good stretch before we have to worry about their in-game activities again.  Before their Spring Training game against the Reds, though, we saw some good news about the ailing Pedro Strop: Strop threw Continue reading Cubs Conundrum: More Relief Vs More Bench Depth (UPDATE: More Relief It Is!)

Cubs Pitching Outlook For 2018 (So Far)

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In between the very impressive showing by the Chicago Cubs rotation and their bullpen brethren so far, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have built an enviable pitching staff with depth and redundancies across levels.  We have already seen guys like Mike Montgomery and Eddie Butler get extended outings in games Continue reading Cubs Pitching Outlook For 2018 (So Far)

Sticking to Sports Is Not That Easy

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Spring training is in full swing, with plenty of news tweets, reports, videos, and other fun news out of MLB. It’s really too bad that more of the games aren’t televised, but at least we have the radio broadcasts via MLB.com and the local airwaves for every game. There’s been Continue reading Sticking to Sports Is Not That Easy

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