Cubs Have Anti-Climactic, But Productive, Deadline

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Amid connections to the Indians for Carlos Carrasco (who has a 3.1 fWAR, 8th in the AL among starting pitchers), to the Padres for Tyson Ross (2.7 fWAR) and Craig Kimbrel (1.0 fWAR), among other or a late rumbling about being in talks with the Dodgers for Alex Wood (just Continue reading Cubs Have Anti-Climactic, But Productive, Deadline

And here…we…go! (Cubs Trade Deadline Updates Galore)

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First up: Dan Haren! Source: Haren to Cubs from Marlins. — Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) July 31, 2015 Looks like the Chicago Cubs will send the Miami Marlins a couple of minor leaguers per multiple sources: Recap: Mark Lowe to Jays for three unnamed minor-lgrs, Dan Haren to Cubs for two Continue reading And here…we…go! (Cubs Trade Deadline Updates Galore)

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

Tsuyoshi Wada: Certified Badass

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Perhaps lost in tonight’s victory highlights was Chicago Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada‘s bullpen-saving performance against the Cleveland Indians.  Wada ate up seven mostly drama-free innings, throwing only 107 pitches, 69 for strikes (nice) and buoyed by the Cubs offense to keep pumping the zone early on in the game.  After the Continue reading Tsuyoshi Wada: Certified Badass

Wednesday Night Cubs Highlight Reel

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Tonight’s Chicago Cubs victory against the Cleveland Indians was full of highlights. We had milestones, like Kyle Schwarber‘s first hit and RBI (he finished with four hits and two runs batted in): Your browser does not support iframes. Here’s all four hits: Your browser does not support iframes. There was Continue reading Wednesday Night Cubs Highlight Reel

Ivy’s Roundup: Walk It Off

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This rain needs to stop, for reals.  Here’s what happened to our Chicago Cubs over the past week or so… Chicago Cubs @ Detroit Tigers, Comerica Park 6/9: L Cubs 0, Tigers 6 W: Sanchez (4-7) L: Lester (4-5) As you guys know, I made the trip to Comerica Park Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: Walk It Off

Ivy’s Roundup: Can’t Keep a Good Cub Down

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Ivy will do the recap for the Eastern road trip soon enough, but since this was a shortened series, I’ll take care of it for now since I have the time.  Before we round up the series, though, two cool stories that I thought every fan would appreciate: 1. Bartolo Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: Can’t Keep a Good Cub Down

Cubs Will Buy in 15, But Probably from Bargain Bin

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As the draft approaches, and subsequently passes, the hot stove is going to turn up again as teams take a look at where they are.  For the first time in six years, the Cubs can look at themselves and feel pretty good about what they see in the mirror.  At Continue reading Cubs Will Buy in 15, But Probably from Bargain Bin

Minor League Recap: Wada Return and La Stella’s Setback

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On the minor league rehab trail, it’s been tough sledding for some Cubs.  Tommy La Stella has been put back on the shelf after aggravating an injury with Tennessee.  Dallas Beeler has been optioned to Iowa after struggling during his rehab stint in Iowa.  Tsuyoshi Wada‘s stint ended and he Continue reading Minor League Recap: Wada Return and La Stella’s Setback

Minor League Recap: Baez Getting Back into the Swing of Things

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  With the season wearing on, the affiliates are starting to normalize.  Players are starting to show some regression to their means, while others (like Dan Vogelbach and Kyle Schwarber) still have monster numbers fueled by early season video game-like performances.  In general, all of the teams are playoff competitors Continue reading Minor League Recap: Baez Getting Back into the Swing of Things