Post Tagged with: "NL Central"

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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Here We Go Folks!

Here We Go Folks!

The Major League Baseball Season ends on Sunday afternoon and barring any major meltdowns, the Pittsburgh Pirates will host the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park next Wednesday for the right to face the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS starting a week from yesterday. The probable starters for the NL Wild Card Game will be Gerrit Cole squaring off against […]

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Walking Off Tall!

Walking Off Tall!

The Chicago Cubs did it again today! The Cubs were supposed to have today off but there was a scheduled makeup game added to their schedule stemming from a series earlier in the year with the Cleveland Indians. The starting pitchers were two of the best in baseball as Jon Lester opposed reigning AL Cy Young Award Winner Corey Kluber […]

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CHICAGO, IL - MAY 3:  Starting pitcher Michael Wacha #52 of the St. Louis Cardinals delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on May 3, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Litmus Test

For all intent and purposes a game near the All-Star Break shouldn’t have as much meaning as tonight’s Cubs-Cardinals game. This game should be just like any other with the emphasis being that it’s a team you’re chasing in your own division. However tonight’s game is so much more than that it makes it feel like the Cubs are already […]

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Hanging Tough

Hanging Tough

There’s a New Kids on the Block song that’s entitled hanging tough and this years Cubs are exactly that in the rough and rugged NL Central/Wild Card Race. The NL Central is by far and away the strongest in baseball and that should come as no surprise because it’s been that way for the past several seasons. The best record […]

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Cubs Offseason

Cubs Offseason

Yesterday Cubs President Theo Epstein had his exit press conference for the season; among the things he talked about was his expectations for the 2015 Cubs in which he stated that the team should not only make the postseason, but win the NL Central. The Cubs went 73-89 this season and in order for his team to accomplish what he […]

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Cubs Sweep Reds

Cubs Sweep Reds

For the first time since 2009 the Cubs swept the Reds at Wrigley behind some very strong pitching at good offensive output. The Cubs yielded one-run in the series with their oldest rival, and in doing so pretty much ended Cincinnati’s hopes for a wild card berth, putting them now 8.5 behind the Brewers for third in the NL Central. […]

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Cubs Preview 2014

Cubs Preview 2014

Well it’s about time for us to turn our attention towards the baseball season and the sweet smell of grass and the even sweeter sound of the crack of the bat. We’re about two and a half weeks from opening day – which according to Anheuser-Busch should be recognized as a national holiday – and with it the need to start […]

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World Series

World Series

The World Series opens on Wednesday night in Boston and the two best teams will face off for only the second time in divisional play.  The Red Sox and Cardinals both posted identical records of 97-65 and hosted their respective LCS.  They’ve met three previous times in the Fall Classic with St. Louis winning the first two in seven games […]

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Brewers breakup the Cubs Spree

Brewers breakup the Cubs Spree

The Cubs came into last night’s game as winners of 6 of 10 during their recent ten-game road trip. Chicago got great bullpen work in the Bay Area.  Then, if it weren’t for a misguided throw by the recently-returned-to-earth Junior Lake the Cubs wouldn’t have spoiled another solid start by Jackson in Denver.  Last night, the Cubs spoiled another solid 7 innings […]

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