Everybody tuck their pants into their socks! Reds 8 Cubs 2

Everybody tuck their pants into their socks! Reds 8 Cubs 2
(Note: Sorry about no Brunch today. I actually wrote it. but was unhappy with it’s incredibly negative tone. Wasn’t making the point I wanted to make. Gonna edit and re-work it till it’s something I like and something I think you’ll enjoy. Look for a “Tuesdays with Felzzy” this week…) The Cubs followed up their... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Underwood looks strong; Pena solid again; Rademacher HRs

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Underwood looks strong; Pena solid again; Rademacher HRs
It’s been a busy holiday weekend so we’ll skip the prelude and go right into the recap… Round Rock 12 – Iowa 2 Chris Rusin‘s line doesn’t look too bad when you see he walked one and struck out 5 in 6 innings while only giving up 5 hits.  The trouble is that 3 of... Read more »

We braided our hair, we don't mind if you stare. Cubs 8 Reds 4.

We braided our hair, we don't mind if you stare. Cubs 8 Reds 4.
The Cubs opened up a long lost can of whoop ass, knocking out 3 home runs in an 8-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The win snapped a five game losing streak for the Cubs and give them a chance to win their first series of the year tomorrow.  The Cubs got on starter Tony... Read more »
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Your Daily PITCHfix: Cubs v. Reds 4.18.14

Your Daily PITCHfix: Cubs v. Reds 4.18.14
Yesterday we saw Ricky Renteria's first display of outward frustration towards his team's performance. Sitting at 4-11 on the season it's pretty reasonable to be frustrated right now. Still, RR did end on a positive spin saying that, "And Jeff (starting pitcher Samardzija) really kept us in the ballgame throughout. And I think we'll do better." So in an attempt to stay positive, let's talk about Samardzija's start and give him some DAP where it's due...

Around the League: Yasiel Puig and the Route to the Major Leagues

Around the League: Yasiel Puig and the Route to the Major Leagues
Everyone probably remembers last year when Jorge Soler charged the opposing dugout with a bat following an opposing player making snide comments about Soler’s family.  At the time, there was some speculation that the pressures of defecting may have caught up with him.  I’m not sure any of us knew exactly what that meant. Well,... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Bryant HRs, Pineyro, Wada sharp but Cubs affiliates swept

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Bryant HRs, Pineyro, Wada sharp but Cubs affiliates swept
It wasn’t a good day for any team in the Cubs organization.  Like the parent club, Iowa and Tennessee got good performances from their starting pitcher — but it wasn’t enough.  In fact, this is going to be one of the shortest recaps you’ll see all year as none of the affiliates put up big... Read more »
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Set us up till we're dead. Reds 4 Cubs 1.

Set us up till we're dead. Reds 4 Cubs 1.
The Cubs came home thinking, maybe hoping, that sleeping in their own beds and putting on the white and blue pinstripes might be the cure for what’s been ailing their ball club. Instead, what they got was a heaping helping of more of the same friday afternoon. Competent pitching, inept hitting, and a frustrating loss,... Read more »

Can a slow and steady approach help the Cubs win the race to acquire pitching prospects?

Can a slow and steady approach help the Cubs win the race to acquire pitching prospects?
Almost 20 years ago, I remember having a beer with a friend and talking about the MLB draft.  Specifically, we were there to celebrate his little brother getting drafted out of high school by the Los Angeles Dodgers.  His brother was there as well (but he wasn’t drinking, of course) and the talk turned to... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Torrez the latest Cougar SP to dominate; Almora returns; Saunders HRs, Remillard goes 4-5 with 5 RBI

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Torrez the latest Cougar SP to dominate; Almora returns; Saunders HRs, Remillard goes 4-5 with 5 RBI
You only hope one day the Cubs can run out a pitching rotation that is the MLB equivalent of the one Kane County unleashes on MWL opponents everyday.  Jen-Ho Tsent, Paul Blackburn, Tyler Skulina…and now the least known member of the staff, Daury Torrez have put up strong performances.  Torrez’s outing may have been the... Read more »
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Your Daily PITCHfix: Cubs @ Yankees 4.16.14

Your Daily PITCHfix: Cubs @ Yankees 4.16.14
Donuts. Goose eggs. Whatever you want to call it, the Cubs didn't muster a single run against the Yankees in the double feature yesterday so I thought I'd take the PITCHfix in a different direction today. I still looked at Cubs pitchers, and they were good mind you, but the Yankees hurlers were dominant and I wanted to have some fun. Besides, how many more times am I going to be able to go in depth on Tanaka this year...