Watkins, Campana Highlight the Risks of Being a Professional Athlete

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For athletes, injuries are a given.  For athletes who reach elite status and play at the highest levels of their sports, injuries are even more likely.  Training demands to maintain the heightened ability or to take the next step are often times a factor in injuries.  Nobody needs to be Continue reading Watkins, Campana Highlight the Risks of Being a Professional Athlete

Minor League Recap: All-Star Selections and 1st Half Overviews

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After taking a break on the minor league recaps to focus a little more closely on the Rule 4 Draft last week, there is plenty of good news to catch up on over the last couple of weeks in the system.  Kris Bryant continues to defend his Southern League Player Continue reading Minor League Recap: All-Star Selections and 1st Half Overviews

Cubs Have Problems, But the Bullpen Isn’t One of Them

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As Cubs fans, we’re accustomed to thinking that we have it worse than every other fan base of all of the other 29 teams.  In one particular area, it seems that we think if the Cubs were just average, the team would win a lot more games.  That area is Continue reading Cubs Have Problems, But the Bullpen Isn’t One of Them

Flying Cubs

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The Cubs are not a good offensive team, and that is one of many challenges facing the current regime. The focus, rightfully so, has been on the approach of the Cubs at the plate. The Cubs have been a free swinging ball club under Jim Hendry’s watch, and fixing the Continue reading Flying Cubs

An Easy Opportunity For Cubs to Bring Back Three Legends

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Even though the trade took place a year ago, fans still clamor for Tyler Colvin who was sent to the Colorado Rockies along with DJ LeMahieu for Ian Stewart. With the way Stewart performed here for the first half of the season before landing on the disabled list, and how Continue reading An Easy Opportunity For Cubs to Bring Back Three Legends

Campana Comes Back to Bite the Hand That Once Fed Him

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We all knew this would happen. After seeing this happen time and time again, this was inevitable. Any time the Chicago Cubs let go of a player, they always come back to bite the hand that once fed them. This very situation happened for what seems like the millionth time Continue reading Campana Comes Back to Bite the Hand That Once Fed Him

Little bit of everything Cubs

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I woke up this morning and for the first time all winter, I am suffering from a bad case of Offseason Blues.  Perhaps it’s because for the first time all winter, I had to pull out the shovel to clear away that horrid white stuff off my driveway.  Or perhaps Continue reading Little bit of everything Cubs

The Relief of the Campana Trade

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I am a reasonable man that believes in what is observable. I don’t believe in Leprechauns, unicorns, or vampires. I believe that there is life outside of the solar system, but the odds of that life being intelligent and reaching this planet is infinitesimally small. I don’t believe in Big Continue reading The Relief of the Campana Trade

The Trade of Campana Overshadows a Much Bigger Issue

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In the midst of the breaking news about the trade of Tony Campana, the Chicago Cubs slipped a little bit of news into their press conference. Matt Garza, who left his first spring training outing with what was called a “minor strained lat” in his left side, is going to Continue reading The Trade of Campana Overshadows a Much Bigger Issue

Chicago Cubs Trade Tony Campana

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Today the hopes and dreams of Chicago Cub fans everywhere were crushed when multiple news outlets reported that the Chicago Cubs have traded away fan favorite Tony Campana to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Last week the speedy Campana was designated for assignment in order to make room for veteran outfielder Scott Continue reading Chicago Cubs Trade Tony Campana