Category: Cubs

Roaring out of the Gate

Roaring out of the Gate

Chicago’s baseball clubs doubled up on opening day as the White Sox bullpen looked phenomenal and the Cubs just in general look like a team that’s gonna perhaps run away with their division. The Cubs got what they’ve come to expect from Jake Arrieta on opening night in Anaheim. Arrieta opened his season with a seven inning shutout against a […]

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Trump Training Eye Towards Ricketts Family

Trump Training Eye Towards Ricketts Family

Somehow the Cubs, and in specific the Cubs Ownership has come into the crosshairs of the “Trump Train” because of the spending against him done in the primary race of Florida by the Ricketts Family. Now to his credit the Donald did win by a whopping 20 points in the Sunshine State, beating out Marco Rubio, who the Ricketts were […]

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Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo talk during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in Mesa, Ariz.  (AP Photo/Matt York)

Value on the Cheap at Wrigley

How can the mid-market Cubs spend money like their big-market counterparts in the Yankees, Dodgers, or Red Sox? Well for starters if you’re the Cubs you’ve been compiling high draft picks for several years now that are under team control for the foreseeable future. The Cubs had the ability to spend like drunken sailors this winter for several reasons; one […]

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KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 27:  Ben Zobrist #18 of the Kansas City Royals reacts after hitting a double in the eighth inning against the New York Mets during Game One of the 2015 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Cubs Offseason

Yesterday we discussed the ho-hum offseason for the Southside Sox who have made marginal moves by not picking up Alexei Ramirez’s $10 Million option and signing two catchers to replace Tyler Flowers in Alex Avila and Dioner Navarro. Today it’s time to switch to the Northside and see what’s been going on at the corner of Clark & Addison. Quick […]

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Oct 19, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon speaks at a press conference during practice the day before game three of the 2015 NLCS at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Three Cheers!

When Joe Maddon was introduced at the Cubbie Bear in November he bought all in attendance a shot and beer saying it was the “Hazleton Way”. Yesterday Maddon might’ve had to pick up the tab for everyone who was present at his restaurant in Tampa “Ava” because he won his third manager of the year award, first of the National […]

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How To Improve

How To Improve

How does a team that won a 101 games in total improve on last year. Well for starters the Cubs are going to get a lot of help from last year and the experience that was gained by not only winning 97 regular season games but getting out of the NL Wild Card Game and the NL Divisional Round. The […]

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This trio is inching closer to overturning baseballs sorriest franchise.

All Eyes On You Theo

After the Cubs dismal performance in the NLCS against the Mets the real question that needs to be asked is what do the Cubs need to do in order to not get swept next year. The Cubs were outscored 21-8 in the series and struck out 37 times while mustering just 21 hits. The duo of Lester and Arrieta both […]

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Daniel Murphy his his fifth home run of the playoffs in his seventh game

Rough Couple Days

Sometimes we don’t like our job and if it wasn’t for the Blackhawks winning 4-1 against Columbus on Saturday every single team in Chicago would’ve lost this weekend. The Bears Lost in OT giving up a lead in the fourth quarter and then allowing Megatron to haul in a 57-yard completion in sudden death essentially ending the game. The Northwestern […]

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Jon Lester on July 1st against the Mets at Citi Field, a place he could return Saturday to open the NLCS.

NLCS

The Chicago Cubs now stand at 8-1 in the month of October and have run the gauntlet in the best division in baseball. Chicago has won their first postseason series since they defeated the Atlanta Braves in five games dating back to the 2003 NLDS. The Cubs will now await the winner of the Mets and Dodgers series which is […]

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Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

For the first time since Game 4 of the 2003 NLCS the Chicago Cubs won a postseason game propelling them to a truly divisional series against their bitter foe the St. Louis Cardinals. Last night Jake Arrieta did his thing as he dominated the Pirates hitters and only saw himself get jammed up once in the sixth after a botched […]

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