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Luis Valbuena, 33, dies in car accident

Luis Valbuena, 33, dies in car accident
A late night car accident in Venezuela claimed the life of former Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena. The crash occurred after a Winter League game. Former Major League infielder Jose Castillo was also killed. Valbuena spent three seasons in a Cubs uniform (2012-14), becoming one of the most productive waiver claims in organization’s recent history. Known... Read more »

Morrow questionable for Opening Day; Cubs finalize coaching staff; Cubs rumor mill remains quiet as Winter Meeting approach

Morrow questionable for Opening Day; Cubs finalize coaching staff; Cubs rumor mill remains quiet as Winter Meeting approach
Brandon Morrow Underwent Offseason Elbow Surgery The need to add a bullpen arm has become more acute with word received today that on November 6th oft-injured closer Brandon Morrow underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow. Theo Epstein says he expects the hard-throwing right-hander to miss the beginning of the season. Theo Epstein says Brandon Morrow... Read more »

Taking Stock and Looking Forward: The Outfield

Taking Stock and Looking Forward: The Outfield
As we continue our ongoing delve into the various areas of haves, wants, and needs of our beloved Cubs, I turn my attention to the outfield. I began this series with a look at the bullpen situation because I feel that unit has the most question marks and may receive the most attention, at least... Read more »
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Wrapping Things Up - Cubs Den Prediction Contest Results and a New Champion

Wrapping Things Up - Cubs Den Prediction Contest Results and a New Champion
Sooooo….that was a weird season. Safe to say that the 2018 season didn’t exactly go as planned for any of us. It was a strange year to be a Cubs fan. The team was terrible enough to win 95 games. Cubs fans called for Joe Maddon to be fired, as his team won 95 games.... Read more »

Taking Stock and Looking Forward: The Bullpen

Taking Stock and Looking Forward: The Bullpen
The Cubs offseason is off to a start I don’t think any of us expected. A coaching carousel, reports of financial constraints, and rumors of discord within the clubhouse have chipped away at our utopian visions of baseball domination. We were supposed to sign Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, trade our spare parts for Jacob... Read more »

Making Sense (?) of an Odd Start to the Offseason

Making Sense (?) of an Odd Start to the Offseason
  As the GM Meetings get underway, I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on the peculiar beginning to this offseason for our favorite franchise. Not all the particular moves and news (Michael has been Johnny-on-the-spot with that, thanks again!) but more of an overview of what it could foretell going forward.... Read more »
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The Den Podcast - Ep 30: Jared and Luis, Cubs Postseason, and Pending Free Agents

The Den Podcast - Ep 30: Jared and Luis, Cubs Postseason, and Pending Free Agents
Jared Wyllys and Luis Medina joined me to talk about what we thought of the Cubs season as a whole. We talked both good and bad. Plus we recap some pending free agents the the Cubs should target this offseason.

Wild Card Game Post

Wild Card Game Post
Watch/Listen Tuesday: 7:00 pm CT on ESPN/670AM Lineups Rockies 1. Charlie Blackmon (L) CF 2. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B 3. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B 4. Trevor Story (R) SS 5. Matt Holliday (R) LF 6. Ian Desmond (R) 1B 7. David Dahl (L) RF 8. Chris Iannetta (R) C 9. Kyle Freeland (L) P Cubs... Read more »

Anarchists' Brunch: The Last Day

Anarchists' Brunch: The Last Day
I'm racking my brain, but I don't remember a Cubs season that's come down to the last day, aside from 1998. And back then, it was to scrape into the playoffs as a wildcard for the right to get thwacked by the Braves (and to possibly ruin Kerry Wood's entire career). At no time since I came into existence have the Cubs carried the league's best record and still had nothing decided on Game 162. This is as close as it could feel like to being the '93 Giants. And they had no safety net, which the Cubs will get. Essentially, if the Cubs and Brewers both win today, both teams will have two chances to win one game to get into the playoffs. Same goes for the Rockies and Dodgers out west. This is as fun as a last day of baseball gets, and yet for most it's been something to dread...
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Game Post 9/29

Game Post 9/29
Watch/Listen Saturday: 12:05 pm CT on FOX/670AM Lineups Cardinals 1. Matt Carpenter (L) 1B 2. Jose Martinez (R) RF 3. Paul DeJong (R) SS 4. Marcell Ozuna (R) LF 5. Yadier Molina (R) C 6. Jedd Gyorko (R) 3B 7. Harrison Bader (R) CF 8. Yairo Munoz (R) 2B 9. Miles Mikolas (R) P Cubs... Read more »