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Cubs Game Notes: So how do we top yesterday's game?

Cubs Game Notes: So how do we top yesterday's game?
I don’t know how the Cubs can possibly top yesterday’s game: a near no-hitter; good defense, clutch-hitting; a solid approach by their hitters against one of the game’s best pitchers; good performances from their young talent. The near no-hitter in it of itself is always fun.  I tend to watch them with a sense of... Read more »

Cubs Game Notes: Rizzo, Soler rejoin lineup; updates on Martin,Tomas, Maeda, Fowler, and more

Cubs Game Notes: Rizzo, Soler rejoin lineup; updates on Martin,Tomas, Maeda, Fowler, and more
The Cubs are still being cautious with 1B Anthony Rizzo and as of this weekend there was still no certainty that he would play today.  Manager Rick Renteria didn’t sound optimistic yesterday, “That one I will reserve for [Monday],” Cubs manager Rick Renteria said. “We’re trying to get him out there running. I’d still look... Read more »

Game Notes: Soler out for the weekend (it's good news); Baez's swing; Rizzo return, Castillo, Stanton, Lester, and more

Game Notes: Soler out for the weekend (it's good news); Baez's swing; Rizzo return, Castillo, Stanton, Lester, and more
There isn’t a whole lot of reason to keep watching the Cubs in September.  You could watch them lose and try to get a higher draft pick, but it’s not exactly fun to watch your favorite team lose. It was fun to see the young pieces come together, but since Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro... Read more »
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News and Notes: Stanton, Soler, Hendricks, Castro, Rizzo, McKinney, Schwarber, Castillo

News and Notes: Stanton, Soler, Hendricks, Castro, Rizzo, McKinney, Schwarber, Castillo
Day game today and a good time for some lunch-time news and notes… Stanton to stay in Miami? It appears that the Marlins are set to make a run at extending Giancarlo Stanton.  There’s some talk here time to time about the Cubs acquiring the 24 year old superstar slugger.  While I like Stanton (who... Read more »

News and Notes: Cubs getting attention from national media...and starting pitchers

News and Notes: Cubs getting attention from national media...and starting pitchers
There has been some exciting stuff cropping up lately and as usual, it has to do with the Cubs future — but now suddenly that future doesn’t seem so far away. Nate Schierholtz has cleared waivers and will be a free agent by Friday, according to Mark Gonzalez.  I presume this means he will not... Read more »

Cubs Notes and Game Thread: Turner, Ramirez join Cubs; Rusin to AAA, Schlitter to DL

Cubs Notes and Game Thread: Turner, Ramirez join Cubs; Rusin to AAA, Schlitter to DL
Not much in the way of news today but there are a few roster moves to announce.  Jacob Turner has been added to the roster and will wear number 38.  Neil Ramirez, who has been rehabbing in AZ, is back as well. As expected, the Cub sent Chris Rusin down and also sent Brian Schlitter... Read more »
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Cubs Thread: Everyday is Javydad; Rusney Castillo; Cubs pitching, and more

Cubs Thread: Everyday is Javydad; Rusney Castillo; Cubs pitching, and more
The Cubs have said they were hoping to be buyers for this deadline.  It didn’t work out that way and the Cubs once again sold off 40% of their rotation and like the previous two years, they were the team’s most productive pitchers. The Cubs lost 15 of their next 19 games after trading Jeff... Read more »

Game Notes and Thread: Feliz Javidad! Baez wearing # 9, batting 2nd; Jacob Turner DFA'd, and more

Game Notes and Thread: Feliz Javidad! Baez wearing # 9, batting 2nd; Jacob Turner DFA'd, and more
Feliz Javidad, everyone!  We are just hours away from game time.  Let’s whittle away the time with some news and notes around the league… UPDATE: 3:30 PM:  Blake Parker has been optioned to Iowa to make room on the 25 man roster for Javier Baez.  Interestingly, Kyuji Fujikawa is in Denver put will not be... Read more »

Cubs Notes and Game Thread: Recaps, Doubront to DL, Schierholtz next to be traded?

I know many of you have asked about recaps and I apologize I haven’t been able to get back to everyone.  I wanted to wait  a bit more on this but I also want to move forward and start the process of bringing someone on to write recaps. So what are the qualifications? You have... Read more »
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Game Thread: Which Cubs hitters really perform best this year in high leverage situations? Plus other news and notes...

Game Thread:  Which Cubs hitters really perform best this year in high leverage situations? Plus other news and notes...
Since this is a weekend day and we generally slow down the pace a bit, I’m taking a different approach to the game thread today.  I will add any bullets and the lineup as we go along.  I also think it is appropriate to cover a very common in-game topic for many fans: what many... Read more »
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