Dreamcast 29: Didn’t We Almost Have It All

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In this episode right before the Winter Meetings, Rice and Anno talk about the craziness before the craziness… The highly coveted Shohei Ohtani has signed, but not with the Cubs…alas. The nearly as coveted Giancarlo Stanton is holding the Marlins up until he gets to go where he wants to Continue reading Dreamcast 29: Didn’t We Almost Have It All

Holiday Shopping: Cubs and MLB About to Wheel and Deal in Earnest

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The Monday before Thanksgiving is typically busy for everyone, not just MLB.  We have to get ready for the big cooking job on Wednesday and Thursday, pack up for the trip to meet up with a gathering of loved ones, and all kinds of other activities to prepare for a Continue reading Holiday Shopping: Cubs and MLB About to Wheel and Deal in Earnest

Dreamcast 28: Show Me the Money

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With Anno off doing newlywed honeymoon things, guest star Crawly hangs out with us to talk Cubs and more… Happy Veterans Day all! Thoughts on Kyle Schwarber and potential trades Offseason targets to get Cubs back to the playoffs Wrigley renovations, ticket prices, and disposable income Follow us: Anno  Andy Continue reading Dreamcast 28: Show Me the Money

Dreamcast 20: It’s the End of the World As We Know It

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As we found out last time we did a Dreamcast, Rice isn’t so good flying solo, so we grabbed a guest while Anno is doing newlywed things and Andy tries to stop North Korea from being stupid.  Thank goodness our good friend Crawly (you may remember him from the ring Continue reading Dreamcast 20: It’s the End of the World As We Know It

Dreamcast 16: The Fault In Our Stars

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After a not-so-good first half, we arrive at the All-Star break needing a rest from the Chicago Cubs, and even the Cubs themselves need a rest from the grind of baseball before they reset for the second half.  Guest host Dabynsky drops by to talk Cubs… Rice and family open Continue reading Dreamcast 16: The Fault In Our Stars

Dreamcast 14: It’s Never Too Soon to Talk About the Trade Deadline!

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This week, after calling a truce due to conflicting sports loyalties, Rice talks with veteran baseball writer Justin McGuire (@JMcGuireMLB) about baseball (what else?) thanks to the peace offering of one Starlin Castro bobblehead… Why does the National League suck so much? Some thoughts on unwritten rules stemming from our Continue reading Dreamcast 14: It’s Never Too Soon to Talk About the Trade Deadline!

Dreamcast 9: It Was More Than Just a Game

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As the Chicago Cubs get back on the winning track, it’s time for another episode of the Dreamcast.  In this edition, we talk about: Baseball, family, and the Cubs with Rich D’Anna, our benefactor and resident minstrel; Opening up a Cubs SportsCrate with the boy and being slightly underwhelmed; Cubs Continue reading Dreamcast 9: It Was More Than Just a Game

Things I Think About on a Cubs Off Day

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As the Chicago Cubs enjoy their off day while in transit to Cincinnati to play the Mighty Reds (who as of this moment are in a bit of an offensive funk of their own), I enjoyed a very nice baseball weather day of my own.  It was in the mid-60s Continue reading Things I Think About on a Cubs Off Day

The Invaluable Kyle Schwarber

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You may have seen from various blogs and media outlets that the Chicago Cubs front office were guests on 670 The Score, where they answered a number of important questions leading up to the August 1 trade deadline. “Our philosophy has been you want to be aggressive in the moment, Continue reading The Invaluable Kyle Schwarber

Thus Ends the Ben Zobrist Dream

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Ben Zobrist is a very hot trade commodity, and of course we know that the Tampa Bay Rays still had Yunel Escobar and probably some other guys who could play middle infield. But Billy Beane is nuts…   The #Athletics are on the verge of acquiring Ben Zobrist and Yunel Continue reading Thus Ends the Ben Zobrist Dream