The 2017 Cubs Roster “Almost” Set

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The Chicago Cubs won the World Series just over a month ago, December has just started and their roster for the 2017 season is pretty much already set. Baring an injury or a surprise trade, I believe Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Joe  Maddon pretty much already know which 25 Continue reading The 2017 Cubs Roster “Almost” Set

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving to you all. This year we have plenty to be thankful for. I want to start by saying thank you to each and every one of you who have read and shared this blog over the years. I want to thank the almost 21,000 of you who have Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

The Return of Tommy La Stella

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I was just getting out of class this afternoon and checked my Twitter in passing when who should we find in the lineup… Here is tonight's #Cubs lineup for the finale against the #Pirates! Game preview: https://t.co/LjHEVjJolE #LetsGo pic.twitter.com/hsxdB1fOGB — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 31, 2016 The #Cubs today recalled Continue reading The Return of Tommy La Stella

Tommy La Stella To Report To Double-A

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No productive major leaguer ever wants to be sent down to the minor leagues, especially one on a winning team. The Chicago Cubs are having an amazing season, owning the best record in baseball at 76-43. They are being led by MVP contenders Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, but this Continue reading Tommy La Stella To Report To Double-A

The Cubs Are Really Good, But They’re Not Without Weaknesses

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Nothing fans the flames of discontent quite like a 10-2 loss at a time when the Cubs haven’t been playing their best baseball.  For those who do not regularly partake in the joys that accompany having an account on Twitter dot com, it may not be quite as apparent that Continue reading The Cubs Are Really Good, But They’re Not Without Weaknesses

Let’s re-optimize the Cubs’ lineup

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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has been kind of mum about who gets to lead off in 2016.  During this spring training so far, they have used a bunch of different guys, including Javier Baez the other day and Anthony Rizzo on Sunday.  I guess it doesn’t really matter where Continue reading Let’s re-optimize the Cubs’ lineup

Let’s just take it easy

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Yeah, we haven’t seen the Cubs W flag for a while, but this is, after all, still spring when wins and losses don’t matter as much as performance and health.  We’ve seen a few awesome individual performances on offense and defense, and for the most part the pitching has held Continue reading Let’s just take it easy

Cubs Lineup? A Joegasm of Possibilities

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Today the Chicago Cubs made a couple of moves which surprised the masses. The trade of Chris Coghlan came as a surprise, until they announced they had re-signed Dexter Fowler. We had some fun playing around with all the different possibilities of what Joe Maddon could do with this team, and the Continue reading Cubs Lineup? A Joegasm of Possibilities

A potentially optimized 2016 Cubs lineup

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While obsessing about the Cubs as usual, the conversation turned to what the best 2016 batting order should be.  We know that manager Joe Maddon likes to have his matchups and will often bat the pitcher 8th, especially early on in the season (he seemed to abandon this late in Continue reading A potentially optimized 2016 Cubs lineup

Signs That the Cubs Have Some Baseball Magic on Their Side?

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I love baseball and I love baseball fans. But baseball fans are a funny bunch always looking for signs that their team is going to do well, or in line for something special.  We saw this in 2008 with my fellow Chicago Cubs fans. Everything was the first time since Continue reading Signs That the Cubs Have Some Baseball Magic on Their Side?