More Fun With Kyle Schwarber, and Thoughts On Base Coaching

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The Chicago Cubs avenged some of their more recent losses against the New York Mets with a solid victory Monday night.  It was a very enjoyable game with decent pitching, timely hitting, and good defense.  It’s almost as if the Cubs are good at baseball. In the game, Kyle Schwarber, Continue reading More Fun With Kyle Schwarber, and Thoughts On Base Coaching

What’s your problem, Florida?

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Once upon a time, New York Mets outfielder and frequent exhibitor of fine automobiles, Yoenis Cespedes, bought a pig.  Unfortunately, apparently he didn’t get to keep the pig: Mets issue quasi-official statement on Yoenis Cespedes sending grand-champion hog to the butcher: "The animal… https://t.co/KJsIq3zLsA — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) March 2, Continue reading What’s your problem, Florida?

With Free Agency Underway, Let’s Make Our Wish List

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The offseason is here, and as of midnight last night, free agency is officially underway. Teams have submitted their qualifying offer of $15.8 Million to their pending free agents, as you know the lone player to receive this offer from the Chicago Cubs was centerfielder Dexter Fowler. In all likelihood, Continue reading With Free Agency Underway, Let’s Make Our Wish List

Center Field and Depth Figure to Dominate Cubs Positional Off-Season

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Although the Cubs enter the off-season with much more stability in the field than they do on the mound, they do enter the off-season with some questions that need answering.  Those questions, though, were mitigated by the 2015 performance of a handful of rookies and the emergence of Anthony Rizzo Continue reading Center Field and Depth Figure to Dominate Cubs Positional Off-Season

That Was Satisfying

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I would be lying if I said I didn’t have a bias in this year’s World Series, especially after the Cubs’ season ended.  I’m still happy with the season overall, but I’m a tad annoyed with the way it ended, y’know?  So I was particularly satisfied with the result of Continue reading That Was Satisfying

The Aftermath: NLCS Game 1, Cubs Come Up Short

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You know, the Chicago Cubs lost the first game last series, too.  That ended up okay.  Let’s hear what Joe Maddon had to say: Your browser does not support iframes. I didn’t watch the game because I don’t have cable, but I did listen to the radio and followed along Continue reading The Aftermath: NLCS Game 1, Cubs Come Up Short

Luis Valbuena, eat your heart out

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Luis Valbuena is the king of Cubs bat flips. Tonight, Home Run Derby champion Yoenis Cespedes did him several better. (h/t SB Nation) Long live baseball.

Throw Castro Under the Bus?

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In games decided by one run it takes just one mistake to change the outcome. In the Fourth of July game against the A’s, the Cubs came close to scoring a run in the fourth inning with Starlin Castro on second base. Alfonso Soriano hit a solid single into the Continue reading Throw Castro Under the Bus?

No Prize for Second Place

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Off days suck. The traditional day off after game number one by MLB schedule makers is always one of the toughest to make it through, but fate made it an especially difficult task for Cubs fans as two nearly Cubs from a year ago showed why the front office had Continue reading No Prize for Second Place

End of Spring Training Minor League Report

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With opening day just two days away for several teams in the farm system, the Chicago Cubs enter the new season with the same farm they left 2012 with, not trading for any big-time prospects or trading any others away.  Despite the lack of moves, many prospects leave spring training Continue reading End of Spring Training Minor League Report