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Six On The Beach - Cubs 6, Marlins 0

Six On The Beach - Cubs 6, Marlins 0
The Cubs came into Wednesday’s game looking for their first sweep of the young season. Chicago barely broke a sweat, winning easily thanks to another excellent pitching performance and some timely two-out hitting. Both teams went quietly in the 1st inning, before the Cubs struck in the 2nd. Willson Contreras doubled with two down and... Read more »

Theo Epstein urgently needs to back off his players

Theo Epstein urgently needs to back off his players
Let me start by saying that I genuinely admire what Theo Epstein has accomplished during his time with the Cubs and that he’s largely responsible for the greatest moments of my baseball fandom that don’t involve Steve “Mongo” McMichael challenging Angel Hernandez to a parliamentary debate, presumably at a champagne room of his choosing. And... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Iowa ekes out win; Mitchell homers; South Bend loses a tough one late

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Iowa ekes out win; Mitchell homers; South Bend loses a tough one late
AAA Iowa 6, Nashville 5 Game Recap Trevor Clifton made his 2019 debut, and although the final line looked fine, his outing was a high wire act that required a little luck to get out relatively unscathed. His fastball was up to 93, but lacked movement, and the Sounds were teeing off on him regularly.... Read more »
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NL Central Previews: Milwaukee Brewers

NL Central Previews: Milwaukee Brewers
Cubs fans don’t need to be reminded of how the Brewers season went in 2018. This is a season preview, however, so I really have no choice here. Milwaukee rode a late surge to finish with a 95-67 record and a tie for first-place with Chicago. The Brew Crew won the bonus game 163 and... Read more »

Contreras, Zobrist, and the Nagging Question of How to Follow a Miracle

Up until 2016, you could always tell when a Chicago sportswriter was up against a deadline and a serious case of writer’s block. Because that would inevitably lead him to pen the latest in a never-ending series of columns asking “If the Cubs won a World Series, would Cub fans face an identity crisis?” It... Read more »

NL Central Previews: Cincinnati Reds

NL Central Previews: Cincinnati Reds
2018 was another rough year for the Cincinnati Reds. They finished with a 67-95 record, finishing up 14.5 games behind the fourth-place Pirates in the NL Central division. David Bell replaced the fired Brian Price as manager. While most of baseball remained pretty quiet this winter, the Reds were incredibly active. The big move was... Read more »
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Kris Bryant Politely Requests That You Refrain From Calling It a Comeback

Kris Bryant Politely Requests That You Refrain From Calling It a Comeback
A few days ago, Kris Bryant said something bold and audacious that turned a few heads in the media and the twitterverse. And no, I’m not referring to calling St. Louis “boring.” Unless you’re Yadier Molina, that hardly qualifies as news. As you already know, St. Louis is so boring, the city’s most popular activity is... Read more »

Left Handed Reliever Xavier Cedeño Signs With Cubs

Left Handed Reliever Xavier Cedeño Signs With Cubs
The Cubs finally added a lefty to the bullpen mix signing Xavier Cedeño to a one-year deal Tuesday. According to the Athletic’s Patrick Mooney, the contract is valued at $900,000 and is not guaranteed. The Cubs opened camp hoping to add another reliever who would fit within their budget and landed Xavier Cedeño with a... Read more »

Cubs Sign Reliever George Kontos to Minor League Deal

Cubs Sign Reliever George Kontos to Minor League Deal
The Cubs added another veteran reliever Friday, agreeing to a minor-league deal with George Kontos. Kontos, an Illinois native. has played most of his career for the San Francisco Giants. Bruce Levine of 670 the Score was the first to break the news. Chicago Cubs and reliever George Kontos in agreement on minor league deal.... Read more »
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Cubs Sign Daniel Descalso

Cubs Sign Daniel Descalso
After rumors last week, the Cubs have signed utility infielder Daniel Descalso to a two-year contract. The contract was reported to be for $5 million with an option for a third year. According to Ken Rosenthal the contract could be worth as much as $8.25 million with incentives. Option for 2021 in Descalso’s contract with... Read more »