Cubs Can Win At Silly Baseball, Too

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I was at work following most of the Chicago Cubs victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on GameDay, wondering when the offense would break through.  Of course, we know that they eventually did score all the runs.  There was also a pretty funny episode with Anthony Rizzo and former teammate Welington Continue reading Cubs Can Win At Silly Baseball, Too

Down on the Farm: Javy’s Getting Closer

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Down in Arizona, the big league club is getting healthier by the day, with Olt starting to take batting practice after having the cast removed from the fracture in his forearm.  With players like Mike Baxter and Jonathan Herrera filling roles on the major league roster that they weren’t necessarily Continue reading Down on the Farm: Javy’s Getting Closer

Answer to Lester’s Pick Off Problems Could Be Welington Castillo

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The book on Jon Lester has been written.  He hates throwing to first base.  Because of that, teams are more aggressive in their leads and they are much more willing to attempt steals against him.  Already this season Lester has allowed 13 stolen bases, after today’s game.  That is well Continue reading Answer to Lester’s Pick Off Problems Could Be Welington Castillo

Rebuilding Years Gave Cubs Versatility and Depth

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It seems that the Cubs are in line to keep three catchers, which was not expected, but does not come as a big surprise.  With the versatility of the roster, the Cubs are in a position where they can keep all of Miguel Montero, David Ross, and Welington Castillo; using Continue reading Rebuilding Years Gave Cubs Versatility and Depth

NL Central Preview: 3rd Place Chicago Cubs

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Manager: Joe Maddon Projected Record: 84-78 While this isn’t exactly what anyone has in mind for this season, this is about where the Cubs are as currently constructed.  Although this off-season was exciting because of the acquisitions and the Cubs launched #LetsGo as the slogan after years of needing to be #committed Continue reading NL Central Preview: 3rd Place Chicago Cubs

Late Night Cubs Roundup

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Teaching at a Chicago urban high school is challenging but can be a lot of fun.  Then again, having to deal with the not-so-subtle pot smoker in my afternoon period was not exactly how I intended to end the day.  But after that was resolved, I got to play baseball Continue reading Late Night Cubs Roundup

Six Questions the Cubs Hope to Answer in Spring Training

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As we enter the last weekend without Cubs baseball for at least the next 7 1/2 months, it has become time to focus on events, roster battles, and stories that all figure to take place during Spring Training that will shape the 2015 Cubs season.  With the amount of change Continue reading Six Questions the Cubs Hope to Answer in Spring Training

Still-Developing Cubs Storylines

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Today is Groundhog Day, which is a good time to stay in on an unexpected (well, the weather guys expected it but I didn’t, really) snow day and watch a classic comedy.  Especially since the stupid groundhog predicted another six weeks of winter.  That groundhog has to be stopped.  Thankfully, Continue reading Still-Developing Cubs Storylines

Stuff to read while everyone else is at the Cubs Convention

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Today was my birthday.  I had considered going to Cubs Convention a while back, but decided not to.  Thankfully everyone else on Team WSD decided to brave the crowds (SOLD OUT!) and will bring you news later.  For the time being, here’s some stuff I gleaned while perusing the Twitters Continue reading Stuff to read while everyone else is at the Cubs Convention

Cubs sign Denorfia

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The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran outfielder Chris Denorfia, pending a physical.  Jon Heyman reports that the value of the contract is about $2.5MM.  Here’s the initial report:   Chris Denorifa to the @cubs ? Deno is one of my favorite teammates of all time! Continue reading Cubs sign Denorfia