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Posts in category "Cubs"

Cubs News and Notes: Hendricks Looks For Balance

Cubs News and Notes: Hendricks Looks For Balance
News and Notes is back, as apparently (at least for the last two games) are the Cubs. Lets get to it. It’s no secret that Kyle Hendricks has struggled out of the gate this season. The Professor is 1-1 with a 6.19 ERA (5.85 FIP) in three starts so far in 2017. Understandably, Kyle is not... Read more »

Cubs News and Notes: Baseball Season's Here Again

Cubs News and Notes: Baseball Season's Here Again
This is the last news and notes article before the regular season begins. If you’re interested to see my (and the rest of the Cubs Den staff) predictions look here. With less than a week of Spring Training to go, it’s time for various media outlets to begin making predictions. ESPN asked: “Are the Cubs... Read more »

Cubs News and Notes: Dallas Green and WBC

Cubs News and Notes: Dallas Green and WBC
A little late but it’s time for Cubs News and Notes again. Former Cubs GM Dallas Green died Wednesday at the age of 82. Green’s resume is the stuff of legend, spending a total of 62 years in baseball. Beginning as a pitcher who had an 8 year MLB career mostly spent with his hometown... Read more »
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Cubs News and Notes: Roster Cuts and Naked Rizzo

Cubs News and Notes: Roster Cuts and Naked Rizzo
Beware the Ides of March, alright that applies more to Romans than Cubs, still beware. Anyway on to this week’s edition of News and Notes. The Cubs made a series of roster cuts on Monday. A total of 10 pitchers were moved to reduce the number of players on the roster to 50. Jack Leathersich,... Read more »

Cubs News and Notes 3/8

Cubs News and Notes 3/8
Good news! I didn’t get fired after week one of Cubs News and Notes. So let’s get to it. The World Baseball Classic got underway this week with games in Seoul and Tokyo. A Cinderella story is already taking shape in the early days of tournament, as Team Israel has won it’s first two games.... Read more »

Cubs News and Notes

Cubs News and Notes
As Spring Training kicks into gear Dan (NorthSideIrish) and I will be providing updates on Cubs news twice a week. Dan as part of his around the league updates and me in this weekly piece. So let’s get to the news. Jonah Keri debuted his power rankings on SI.com this week. Perhaps not surprisingly, he has... Read more »
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The Pasta Summit

The Pasta Summit
Amid a diplomatic crisis a meeting was held in a small Italian restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona. The other diners at Andreoli’s Italian Grocer had little inkling of the dramatic peace talks taking place at the nearby table. What were the stakes of these heated negotiations? Improved relations between the American and Cuban governments? Smoothing over... Read more »

Tuesday Talking Points: Selig, Alou, and Winter Meetings

Tuesday Talking Points: Selig, Alou, and Winter Meetings
After taking a bit of a hiatus from any sort of regular writing here following the frenzy of the postseason and the aftermath of the Cubs incredible World Series victory, I’m setting out now to a regular weekly piece throughout the duration of the offseason. I’ll stick to the Cubs as much as interest dictates,... Read more »

The New Normal of Being a Cubs Fan

The New Normal of Being a Cubs Fan
So it’s been three weeks since the Cubs won the World Series in Cleveland. The fact that the Cubs are the best team in baseball is starting to sink in at least somewhat. As this fact becomes more established in the minds of Chicago fans, it’s producing an interesting reaction. Many fans don’t know how... Read more »
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Dexter's Gone, So Who's Up First?

Dexter's Gone, So Who's Up First?
Dexter Fowler, predictably, declined the Cubs’ qualifying offer last Monday, and it’s probably time that Cubs fans embrace the cold reality that “You go, we go” is no more, at least as far as Fowler is concerned. He’ll take his talents elsewhere—where, it remains to be seen—but for 2017 the Cubs will be faced with... Read more »