Ivy’s Cubs Game Round-up: Los Padres

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The Cubs kicked off their 10-game home stand with a four-game series against the Padres. There were great outings by our starting pitchers, and by “our starting pitchers,” I mean the Cubs starting pitchers.  Offensively, the Cubs seem to be getting more life, they finished off the month of April Continue reading Ivy’s Cubs Game Round-up: Los Padres

1-2-3 inning: Opening Day Edition

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Theo Epstein has said that baseball is a game best understood at 10,000 feet but best enjoyed from the front row. I tend to think in terms of the 10,000 feet analysis and most of the things I’ve written for World Series Dreaming have been from that perspective. However, I Continue reading 1-2-3 inning: Opening Day Edition

Cubs Spring Training Game Info for 3/2/2013

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Today, the Chicago Cubs will be facing the San Fransisco Giants in a Spring Training game at 2:05 CST and yes, you can listen to the Game on WGN Radio. Here is today’s lineup for your Chicago Cubs: David DeJesus CF Darwin Barney 2B Nate Schierholtz DH Alfonso Soriano LF Continue reading Cubs Spring Training Game Info for 3/2/2013

Here’s all the stuff that you missed because you didn’t click a very informative link

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For the most part y’all don’t read the blog via Facebook. I get that on a level, we all have busy lives and I’d hate for you to lose your job on account of us. This has led to some hilarity when we post to the Faced Bookz however, as Continue reading Here’s all the stuff that you missed because you didn’t click a very informative link

Building that first wave

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Theo Epstein’s state mission is to build this franchise into a perianal playoff contender. To accomplish that goal the pitching staff as a whole is going to have to take massive steps forward. The Cubs lack a bona fide ace, and the past year’s transaction should show that free agency Continue reading Building that first wave

Cubs 2013 Starting Rotation: The Seven Headed Hydra

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Heading into the offseason the Cubs were an attractive target for pitchers looking to establish, or reestablish, themselves as a starter.  The Cubs finished the season with Matt Garza and Jeff Samardzija as the only locks on a rotation spot.  An added bonus for those buy-low reclamation guys is that Continue reading Cubs 2013 Starting Rotation: The Seven Headed Hydra

The Chicago Cubs 42 Man Roster Needs to Get to 40, While Still Fixing a Glaring Hole

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I am not sure how closely you have been paying attention, but the Chicago Cubs have been making a number of free agent signings over the off season making their 40 man roster a mess, Their free agent signings did not stop last night when reports came out of the Continue reading The Chicago Cubs 42 Man Roster Needs to Get to 40, While Still Fixing a Glaring Hole

The Crowded 2013 Cubs Pitching Staff

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It still takes a little adjustment to writing 2013, but I found myself looking at the Cubs 40 man roster situation this morning. The Cubs have a full 40 man roster at the moment and have by all reports signed Carlos Villanueva to a 2 year deal nearly a month Continue reading The Crowded 2013 Cubs Pitching Staff

A Eulogy for the NL

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I wrote this nearly a year ago for the start of the past baseball season, but it seems to have sprouted up as a hot topic with year long interleague play beginning this coming season.  I figured I would post this since it seems to be relevant again. The National Continue reading A Eulogy for the NL

Recapping the round table

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We had our first official round table discussion with most of the crew this past Thursday. We have a lot to get to so let’s just jump right in. Topic 1: What are realistic expectations for the Cubs in 2013? Anno Catuli: Well, I expect the Cubs to be better Continue reading Recapping the round table