If the Cubs are going to win a title some day. they’re going to have to overcome some obstacles, that includes playing on the road against the team with the best record in baseball, battling against an extra large strike zone, and losing the first game in a 5 game playoff. It also includes trying... Read more »
While we’re all waiting for the Cubs to even the series tonight, we’ve got a little time to look ahead to what is a fairly crucial offseason for the Cubs organization. Obviously not looking past this postseason, but this offseason the Cubs should have extra money to spend as a result of the increase in... Read more »
Or more to the point, this is what it feels like to lose a game in October of 2015. Because the Cubs hadn't done that yet. Having never written a wrap for a playoff baseball game, I don't know whether to make a big deal out of small moments or try and zoom out. Because there isn't a lot of time to make up for the small moments that didn't go the Cubs way. But on the other side ranting and raving doesn't feel right either because it's still baseball. I guess we'll figure it out together.
I guess this one's on me, because in today's Drip I said I still don't buy John Lackey, and I probably never will. This was said against the evidence of his dominant season and a half in Deliverance On The Mississippi and his voodoo sign over the Cubs in three starts this year. All those starts came in the first week of July or before, and I thought the revamped Cubs offense could make more noise. Guess I missed on that one. Lackey was throwing harder than I recall, changing his arm angle, and not missing his spots. Even if his spots were anywhere in the same zip code as the plate...
Spent the day at the ballpark watching the final day of instructs. The Cubs had a split squad championship game. I’ll have more on that later. For now, it is getting close to Cubs-Cardinals time. Still haven’t decided whether to watch this at home or go out. It may be a game-time decision. Here is... Read more »
UPDATE: Here is the Cubs Roster Joe Maddon said that the roster won’t change much for the NLDS against the Cardinals, “You have to do a couple of different things based on the numbers,” Maddon said Thursday. “We need more pitchers, legitimate bullpen guys, a couple more starters.” One of those pitchers is certain... Read more »
On the heels of the Eddy Julio Martinez signing, I thought it might be a good time to post some pics of some of the Cubs prospects down here. Unfortunately, instructs is essentially over tomorrow so we won’t see him here until the spring. I have focused more on the younger players in the past,... Read more »
Well, I am happy to be wrong on this one. The Cubs seemed to keep this under wraps pretty well. The Cubs signed Cuban star OF prospect Eddie Julio Martinez after it appeared the Giants had signed him earlier this week. Source: #Cubs have met Eddy Julio Martinez’s asking price. Cuban OF has signed a... Read more »
I’m not to type to look back for too long, but this is the postseason and we don’t get to enjoy it all that often. So here are some highlights from last night before we can move on and start focusing on the Cardinals… The highlights, celebration, and commentary And if that isn’t enough, here... Read more »
Editor’s Note: Rob Letterly (@TheUncouthSloth on Twitter) is a former Cubs blogger (most recently for the now defunct Goat Riders of the Apocalypse here at Chicago Now). He is a noted skeptic but he has his unique reasons for believing this year. As a side note, Rob wrote this before the game yesterday, but I... Read more »
“Who ever heard of the Cubs losing a game that they had to have?” – Frank Chance As one who appreciates history, and an avid Cubs fan, I have an appreciation and fondness of reading about the Cubs franchise, from beginning to end. Part of it was being raised to know about the things that... Read more »