Reinforcements Incoming!

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With the news that Chicago Cubs pitcher Brett Anderson had a back issue (again), we started speculating about what the team would do in the wake of an injury that was shrouding another bad start.  Lo and behold, we have our answer: The #Cubs today recalled RHP Justin Grimm and Continue reading Reinforcements Incoming!

The Cubs Roster Roulette Wheel Spins Again (UPDATE)

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First, let us set up the BIG news of the day: The #Cubs today recalled LHP Rob Zastryzny from @IowaCubs. OF Matt Szczur has been designated for assignment. — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 6, 2017 Anderson came out of the game because of low back tightness. He's being evaluated. #Cubs Continue reading The Cubs Roster Roulette Wheel Spins Again (UPDATE)

Sunday Night Cubs Thoughts

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We can reasonably assume that the Chicago Cubs will be good enough to make the playoffs, and are once again the favorites to repeat as World Series champions, although that is a bit of a riskier bet.  Nonetheless, as of Sunday night, the Cubs lead the National League Central Division Continue reading Sunday Night Cubs Thoughts

The Inevitable Cubs Roster Roulette Situation (UPDATES)

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We had started talking about this eventuality after a listener sent in a question on a recent Dreamcast, but really, what will happen once Brian Duensing is ready to come back from the disabled list?  Well, this isn’t exactly the way we had envisioned it… The #Cubs today activated LHP Continue reading The Inevitable Cubs Roster Roulette Situation (UPDATES)

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)

Cubs Practice: High Rolling in Sin City (VIDEOS)

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The Chicago Cubs are cranking up some split squad action this weekend, with one group staying in Arizona while the other traveled to Las Vegas to smack the Cincinnati Reds around.  I thought I’d use this post to throw some of the in-game highlights (thanks to WGN!) together for you, Continue reading Cubs Practice: High Rolling in Sin City (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

Cubs Practice: Out-of-State Crosstown Rivalry (VIDEOS)

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Have you seen the new Chicago Cubs ad yet? Training like it’s been 109 years. #ThatsCub pic.twitter.com/XE4VDKGngx — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 16, 2017 Everyone Cubs is thirsty for more glory after finally getting the monkey (and goat and other assorted cursed mammals) off their backs last year.  It continued Continue reading Cubs Practice: Out-of-State Crosstown Rivalry (VIDEOS)

The New Cubs Benchwarmer

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In Thursday afternoon’s Chicago Cubs practice game, the regulars rested, but there were some implications for the guys who did play to entertain the crowd.  You see, the roster heading to St. Louis in April for the season opener is pretty much set, and on the position player side, there Continue reading The New Cubs Benchwarmer

Cubs Practice: The Tommy La Stella Show (VIDEOS)

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You know what today is?  It’s Kyle Schwarber‘s birthday! Happy birthday @kschwarb12. Keep mashing. pic.twitter.com/QHminyYZSm — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) March 5, 2017 Which meant that he didn’t have to play the game today (he played Saturday though).  However, Javier Baez took over as the leadoff guy before he has to Continue reading Cubs Practice: The Tommy La Stella Show (VIDEOS)