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The Cubbiest Cubbies Game That Ever Cubbied; Royals 8, Cubbies 4

The Cubbiest Cubbies Game That Ever Cubbied; Royals 8, Cubbies 4
Yes, there is a very specific reason for using “Cubbies” in the headline.  I’m sick of “cubbies.” I’m sick of lovable losers.  I’m sick of the perception that this team will blow ballgames.  And I’m sick of bandwagon fans of other ballclubs that have that perception. You see, I live in Kansas.  As a Cubs... Read more »

Rebuilding from the bottom up: Cubs, Astros turnarounds showing patience is key

Rebuilding from the bottom up: Cubs, Astros turnarounds showing patience is key
I watched the various rebuilding strategies around the league this past offseason with a greater amount of interest this season than usual.  The Cubs were in their 4th year of their project with very little results to show for it so far.  They had decided to rebuild from the bottom up.  It started with cleaning... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Szczur hits 3-run walk off HR; Balaguert stays hot (HR, 4 hits), Ely gets 4 hits, including game tying inside the park HR

Daily Cubs Minors Recap:  Szczur hits 3-run walk off HR; Balaguert stays hot (HR, 4 hits), Ely gets 4 hits, including game tying inside the park HR
A much needed day off for the Cubs but one former and probably soon-to-be Cubs outfielder made sure there was still some excitement today… Iowa 3 – Reno 2 You know the drill by now. Donn Roach pounds the lower zone with his sinker, throws strikes, doesn’t beat himself, and gets a ton of ground... Read more »
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More mock madness: Cameron, Happ latest players tied with Cubs pick

More mock madness:  Cameron, Happ latest players tied with Cubs pick
I told Mike and Kevin that when I wrote up my draft piece yesterday, I actually felt about as good with the wild cards as I did with the top 4.  The reason is that I just think the Cubs are going to be a bit less predictable. The impression I get from my conversations... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Almora HRs; Edwards sharp; Alcantara starting to regain rhythm at the plate

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Almora HRs; Edwards sharp; Alcantara starting to regain rhythm at the plate
It was another tough loss for the Cubs, so let’s see how things went down on the farm… Reno 13 – Iowa 1 Reno 3 – Iowa 2 Felipe Paulino had reportedly been hitting 97 and feeling good, but Reno may have been feeling a bit better.  They got to Paulino to the tune of... Read more »

Buck Up Little Camper; Nationals 3, Cubs 0

Buck Up Little Camper; Nationals 3, Cubs 0
Pardon the tone of this wrap, please.  It’s been a rough few days at Casa de Urge.  Last week we finally came to the decision that we should put down our 13 year-old black lab, Monte.  I mentioned him briefly a few weeks back when talking about jinxes.  Monday night we celebrated our time together... Read more »
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Lineup Notes Notes: Lester vs. Scherzer; Coghlan leads off, Fowler clean-up; Cubs happy to leave Baez in AAA...for now

Lineup Notes Notes: Lester vs. Scherzer;  Coghlan leads off, Fowler clean-up; Cubs happy to leave Baez in AAA...for now
Tonight’s match-up features one of the best pitching match-ups we’ll see this season.  Adding to the drama is that Max Scherzer and Jon Lester were considered the top two free agents available this past offseason. The Cubs zeroed in on Lester early, a pitcher with whom they were already very familiar, while Scott Boras bided... Read more »

Cubs MLB Draft Update: And then there were 4

Cubs MLB Draft Update: And then there were 4
Edited and updated: 1:00 PM Kevin and I have talked about this draft on a regular basis and we are both still at sea when it comes to projecting the Cubs pick.  Carrie Muskat tweets that the Cubs are down to 4 players. #Cubs, who have 9th pick overall in June 8 Draft, have narrowed... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Pierce Johnson pitches, Eloy Jimenez hits and other Extended Spring Training notes

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Pierce Johnson pitches, Eloy Jimenez hits and other Extended Spring Training notes
There was only one game today in the Cubs Minor Leagues today but I did go to see the Extended Spring Training game at the Sloan Park complex in Mesa. I will add my observations from there. Extended Spring Training I am not sure if you are interested in the score, but if you are,... Read more »
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Deja Vu with a Twist--Nationals 2 Cubs 3

Deja Vu with a Twist--Nationals 2 Cubs 3
This game felt very similar to yesterday’s outing. The wind was blowing out yet again, and the solo home run was in play quite frequently. Kyle Hendricks and Jordan Zimmermann each pitched despite the elements with matching 7 innings of 1 run ball. Dexter Fowler led off the bottom of the first inning with a... Read more »