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?

Cardinal-like Cubs Surging Toward October

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One of the few simple truths about Cubs fans is that they hate the Cardinals.  That hatred is bred through the smug arrogance of the “best fans in baseball”, the way it seems like the Cardinals get all the calls to go their way, every BABIP flare that some guy Continue reading Cardinal-like Cubs Surging Toward October

As Cubs Inch Closer to the Wild Card, Playoff Roster Decisions Loom

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As the Chicago Cubs march into St. Louis to play the dreaded Cardinals, we cannot help but believe they are on their way to the playoffs. With a healthy lead over the Washington Nationals and San Fransisco Giants for the second Wild Card, how can we not? Believing the Cubs Continue reading As Cubs Inch Closer to the Wild Card, Playoff Roster Decisions Loom

Down on The Farm: Adjustments Being Made as Season Winds Down

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The Cubs’ organization is littered with players who have been promoted to new levels over the course of this season.  It is also littered with players who are altering their approach to hitting or are adjusting to new roles on the mound.  None of that is to mention players who Continue reading Down on The Farm: Adjustments Being Made as Season Winds Down

Ivy’s Roundup – Going Wild

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Well kids, school’s about to start up again for me here in Chicago, and Ivy’s been busy with school of her own, so it may be a bit longer before you get regular series recaps from us.  Which is fine and stuff, because a bajillion other Cubs blogs do them Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup – Going Wild

Keeping the Cubs Success On the Field Through Reducing Injuries

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Back from California now, I got to follow the doubleheader between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds.  I also got to listen to the last bits of the Kyle Schwarber game Tuesday night, including the go-ahead (and eventual game-winning) home run. In addition to a new, snarky Cubs Twitter, this Continue reading Keeping the Cubs Success On the Field Through Reducing Injuries