Cubs add 7 to September roster, including Arodys Vizcaino

Cubs add 7 to September roster, including Arodys Vizcaino
None of the moves are a surprise.  The Cubs added 7 players to the roster.  Four of them — Junior Lake, Brian Schlitter, Zac Rosscup, and Dan Straily — have already seen time with the Cubs.  The Cubs also recalled RP Blake Parker yesterday. UPDATE: Mike Olt will rehab with Kane County and then get... Read more »

Could a bad contract swap for Bourn give the Cubs their next DDJ? A look at some lefty table setter options

Could a bad contract swap for Bourn give the Cubs their next DDJ? A look at some lefty table setter options
Remember when Michael Bourn was a free agent and there was a lot of speculation everywhere about him coming to Chicago?  We were against the idea at the time but the Cubs are are in a different situation now.  They have plenty of bats to drive in runs — what they lack are guys to... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Rhee finishes strong; Torres helps Boise come back

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Rhee finishes strong; Torres helps Boise come back
The last regular season recap of the season… We will do them for the playoffs but they will recap the game more than they will individual performances, though we will highlight it when star prospects play well. Iowa 11 – OKC 1 Dae-Eun Rhee was brilliant in his final start of the season, pitching 7... Read more »
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Amnesia! Brewers 2 Cubs 4

Amnesia! Brewers 2 Cubs 4
The Cubs managed to win based on strong pitching. Jacob Turner‘s second start was a lot better than his first Cubs’ start. A nice solid game from the Cubs all around, and really the only blemish was that it helped the Cardinals take sole possession of the division. If you forget the first month of... Read more »

EconoBall: Pitching Wins Championships?

EconoBall: Pitching Wins Championships?
This article started with a conversation at Mullins before the UA Game.  I believe it was Denizen Kane who suggested it, but I’m not entirely sure.  If I got it wrong, put it in the comments and I’ll give you credit. We’ve heard a lot that Pitching wins championships.  The questions is, does history bear... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: LHP Eric Jokisch, C Rafael Lopez get call; Smokies eliminated

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: LHP Eric Jokisch, C Rafael Lopez get call; Smokies eliminated
I suppose it’s rather encouraging that the Cubs three Class A teams (Advanced, Low, Short-Season) made the playoffs.  The top teams did not, but that isn’t because there wasn’t enough talent there.  If anything, there was too much talent as the MLB team reached down and plucked most of that talent away. The rumor now... Read more »
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Suckiest Bunch of Sucks Who Ever Did Suck--Cubs 6 Cardinals 9

Suckiest Bunch of Sucks Who Ever Did Suck--Cubs 6 Cardinals 9
I told the Sinister Urge yesterday he seemed to get all the fun ones. Well that turned out to be only partially true, but the converse has certainly been true. I am kind of shooting myself in the foot here by using the strongest reference I could in the title instead of saving it for... Read more »

Around the League: High point of Cubs season?, Even more drama in Houston, 186 MPH fastball

Around the League: High point of Cubs season?, Even more drama in Houston, 186 MPH fastball
Really hard to do justice to how much I enjoyed Friday night’s win over the Cardinals. Not just the win, but how the Cubs won and who did the damage. Nights like that are why I love Twitter. The win capped off another eventful week for the Cubs that saw them sweep the A.L. East... Read more »

Anarchists Brunch: Speed Of Sound Tour

Anarchists Brunch: Speed Of Sound Tour
Like I'm sure a lot of you are, I'm a subscriber to the Joe Sheehan Newsletter. If you're not, you really should be. Not only is Sheehan a gifted writer but his angle on things, the almost perfect blend of analytical and fandom, with not so much sabermetric discussion that you get lost but enough so that you feel smart, really makes it a unique production. It's only $20 a year, and it's worth every penny and far more. And it almost went out of existence after this season. Sheehan, in a recent newsletter, explained to his readers how he struggled with the idea of keeping on doing it, whether it was worth it or not, and whether people would still be interested. Luckily for all of us, he decided to keep doing it. But one of his reasons for giving it up, or at least one he was wrestling with, is that even a rabid fan and follower like him was having a tough time being enthralled by the game today. Which I found surprising, and then I gave it some thought myself...
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Boise clinches postseason berth behind Torres HR; Iowa eliminated

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Boise clinches postseason berth behind Torres HR; Iowa eliminated
And a child shall lead them…sort of.  The Hawks have done most of their work this year before they called him up, but 17 year oldGleyber Torres did help the Hawks cause with a HR today in a crazy game where winds were blowing up to 40 mph. And Boise made the playoffs as I... Read more »
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