Could Cubs be Better off Moving Jason Hammel to the Bullpen?

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The news that the Cubs sent Adam Warren to Iowa to stretch out for spot starts wasn’t exactly a surprise.  Warren has been going through some struggles, so sending him to a low stress environment to work through those issues while stretching out to serve in a spot starter’s role Continue reading Could Cubs be Better off Moving Jason Hammel to the Bullpen?

Ivy’s Roundup — At Least the Themed Road Trip Will Be Interesting!

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Okay, so before this Cardinals series started, I was interested in the Magic Number (which obviously is staying at 83 for now) and the fact that no matter what happens, the Cubs will continue to be the best team in both Major League Baseball and in the National League Central. Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup — At Least the Themed Road Trip Will Be Interesting!

The Cubs’ Trust In Their Defense

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You may have seen the highlights, over and over again, of Albert Almora helping the Chicago Cubs to a victory with a clutch go-ahead double.  What you may have missed here and there is the fact that defense was the name of the game, right up until the end: CFs Continue reading The Cubs’ Trust In Their Defense

The Cubs Are Good People

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As the Chicago Cubs get back to the level of success we’ve recently come to expect, I have to reflect on how lucky we as Cubs fans are to have some of the best people in the sport working to improve and sustain the team we all love.  Since the Continue reading The Cubs Are Good People

Apparently the Cubs Should Never Lose

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Yes, you read that headline correctly. Reading Twitter and Facebook after the Chicago Cubs lose can be bad for your health. Especially lately when they are in the middle of a 5-6 stretch against the San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers and now the San Fransisco Giants. The Cubs Continue reading Apparently the Cubs Should Never Lose

Time For Cubs to Lock Arrieta Up Is Now, While It’s Cheap

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Jake Arrieta is the unquestioned ace of the Cubs pitching staff.  He will also be a free agent after the 2017 season.  And after winning the 2015 National League Cy Young award, talks regarding an extension have understandably reached the point where some of the game’s elite pitchers reside. From Continue reading Time For Cubs to Lock Arrieta Up Is Now, While It’s Cheap

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

Dexter Fowler Resigns With Cubs…Seriously

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What the hell just happened? Two days ago, it was reported that Dexter Fowler had agreed to a three year deal with the Baltimore Orioles.  There was a tornado of misinformation about which draft picks the Cubs would get back because their free agent with a qualifying offer had been Continue reading Dexter Fowler Resigns With Cubs…Seriously

Embracing the Target

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I guess spring training has officially begun with the Chicago Cubs pitchers and catchers reporting on Friday.  Of course, most of the players (not just pitchers and catchers) have been in Mesa for quite a while, but now we have a milestone from which to jump off of.  And thus, Continue reading Embracing the Target

2016 Should Clear Questions About Top of 2012 Draft

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  When Theo Epstein arrived in Chicago, his goal was to make the Cubs a more complete organization.  He started by reacquiring Anthony Rizzo.  The next biggest event was the 2012 amateur draft.  And while the 2011, 2013, and 2014 first round picks are all expected to be contributing members Continue reading 2016 Should Clear Questions About Top of 2012 Draft