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Bad Game, Bad Photoshop--White Sox 3 Cubs 1

Bad Game, Bad Photoshop--White Sox 3 Cubs 1
Well that sucked. WPA CHART Source: FanGraphs Oh you want more? Really? Well, Cole Hamels was very good. The White Sox jumped on him early with a leadoff hit from Leury García. José Abreu singled with one out and then James McCann drew a bases loading walk. Eloy Jiménez bounced into a double play to... Read more »

Infielder Cam Balego provides spark for Pelicans in 2019

Infielder Cam Balego provides spark for Pelicans in 2019
It just seemed as though the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ offense was left behind at spring training when the 2019 campaign kicked off. The bats were silent and as a result runs were often non-existent. The final scores were frequently cringe-worthy by the third week of April, but the Pelicans activated a fresh face from the injured... Read more »

Happy Father's Day! An Ode to Everything I Love.

My father “Harley Charlie”, with his savior, “Moonshadow”, at his teepee, circa 2001. (Author’s note: I am inspired for this entry from my own father, and from the original “papa bear”, John Arguello. Look here for a reminder of the original master.)   I remember John sharing his touching Father’s Day post in 2017. He laid... Read more »
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CubTalks with Tim Sheridan

CubTalks with Tim Sheridan
One of the neatest things about being associated with a site like Cubs Den is that people send you all sorts of interesting emails. Frequently these are asking me or the site to pitch something on their behalf, and more often than not I don’t even respond to any such email. But it has occasionally... Read more »

What else do I have to say?--Rockies 6 Cubs 5

Every Daniel Murphy hit during Pride Month should be classified as a hate crime. There are plenty of reasons to loathe the Rockies first baseman. Chiefest among them being he’s what would happen if a Sinclair Broadcasting “Must Run” became a real boy. Or you could go with the fact that tonight he chose to come... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Effross and Rucker combine for surprising shutout; Garcia hits 15th bomb; Eugene roster announced

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Effross and Rucker combine for surprising shutout; Garcia hits 15th bomb; Eugene roster announced
AAA Albuquerque 10, Iowa 4 Game Recap Albuquerque jumped all over Matt Swarmer (3 IP, 8 R, L, 4-7, 6.19) and Duane Underwood, Jr. (1.2 IP, 2 R, 6.37) in the early innings, building an insurmountable eight-run lead by the 5th. Top Performers Roberl Garcia: 2-4, 2B, HR (9), R, 2 RBI (.284) Phillip Evans:... Read more »
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Cubs Sign Craig Kimbrel To A Three-Year 43 Million Dollar Deal

Cubs Sign Craig Kimbrel To A Three-Year 43 Million Dollar Deal
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal is reporting the Cubs have reached an agreement with free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel on a deal pending a physical. BREAKING: #Cubs in agreement with free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel, pending physical, sources tell The Athletic. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 6, 2019 Further details aren’t available at the moment, but Kimbrel should... Read more »

Sparks Fly Upward--Astros 6 Cubs 5

Sparks Fly Upward--Astros 6 Cubs 5
In the fifth inning of today’s game, Mike Montgomery trotted to the mound from the bullpen. But shortly thereafter, trainer PJ Mainville was summoned and the World Series Hero was lifted before he could even throw a pitch. Later, it was revealed that Montgomery was diagnosed with “middle finger discomfort.” So now we know which... Read more »

Game Post 5/22

Game Post 5/22
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Wednesday: 7:05 PM CT on MLB Network/NBC Sports Chicago/670AM Lineups Phillies 1. Andrew McCutchen (R) LF 2. Jean Segura (R) SS 3. Bryce Harper (L) RF 4. Rhys Hoskins (R) 1B 5. J.T. Realmuto (R) C 6. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B 7. Scott Kingery (R) CF 8. Maikel Franco (R)... Read more »
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Up Where We Belong--Cubs 13 Cardinals 5

A 2-7 start to the 2019 season made the Cubs angry. The National League wouldn’t like them when they’re angry. It’s now May 5th and for the first time since Opening Day, the Wrigley Field scoreboard will raise the Cubs pennant to the top of the National League Central. Coming in to this series, they... Read more »