Tag: Carl Edwards Jr.

Pain--Brewers 3 Cubs 2

Pain--Brewers 3 Cubs 2
First off, an apology is needed for the recap appearing now. I have been a bit under the weather lately, and it wasn’t just the actual weather the Cubs have been through or the Cubs performance when they have played. I also got suckered into watching the Bears for the first time in years, and... Read more »

Game Post 7/14

Game Post 7/14
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Saturday: 9:10 pm CT on MLB Network/ABC-7/670AM Lineups Cubs 1. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 2. Kris Bryant (R) 3B 3. Jason Heyward (L) RF 4. Javier Baez (R) 2B 5. Ian Happ (S) CF 6. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF 7. Addison Russell (R) SS 8. Victor Caratini (S) C 9.... Read more »

Is Carl Edwards Jr. joining the elite?

Is Carl Edwards Jr. joining the elite?
If you follow baseball long enough, this narrative has crossed your screen: A pitcher joins a new team, a new coach or makes a minor tweak and — voilá! — he’s transformed into a dominant force, for a short time at least. The Cubs enjoyed this story when former pitching coach Chris Bosio unleashed Jake... Read more »
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Steve Cishek Signs But What About The Closer?

Steve Cishek Signs But What About The Closer?
The Cubs have had a clear cut, top 5 closer in all of baseball since the July 25, 2016 acquistion of Aroldis Chapman. The Cubs managed to pull off the same feat a little four months later in trading for Wade Davis. It is a comforting luxury to have that kind of guy to make a 9... Read more »

Beginning to Make Sense of the 2018 Bullpen

Beginning to Make Sense of the 2018 Bullpen
With the almost-always exception of Wade Davis, the Cubs bullpen drove us a little mad, especially during the postseason. The primary concern for the bullpen was the inability to throw strikes with consistency; they were tied for the second-worst walk rate in baseball last season, with the Mets at 4.25 BB/9. This seems an obvious part of... Read more »

Elliot Soto: The Prospect Next Door

Elliot Soto: The Prospect Next Door
Emerging from the clubhouse at Principal Park in Des Moines, IA, a slight look of surprise was detected on the face of Elliot Soto. Not that Soto didn’t deserve the attention, but on a roster that contained major league players such as Jeimer Candelario and Tommy LaStella, along with prospects such as Victor Caratini, Chesny... 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 »

Crazy 8--Cubs 8 Cleveland 7

Crazy 8--Cubs 8 Cleveland 7
The Cubs are World Series Champions! There isn’t anything else that needs to be said after 108 years, but indulge me here a bit because this was an instant classic. And not merely for the result. Early on it didn’t seem that way. Corey Kluber was clearly not the guy that started Game 1 of... Read more »

Young Guns: Cubs 5, Giants 4

Young Guns: Cubs 5, Giants 4
We have seen the vulnerability, and we have seen the invincibility. The last four games have a looked a lot more like the latter. Taken as a whole, the Cubs have been so improbably good so far that even Joe Maddon is surprised. Tonight, we saw a game that was won in what has been... Read more »
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Geo Soto Still Throws Weird, Also 9 in a Row - Cubs 3, Angels 1

Geo Soto Still Throws Weird, Also 9 in a Row - Cubs 3, Angels 1
I’m sorry, but I just can’t get over it. I’ll have more at the bottom, but I just keep watching him and it doesn’t make any sense. Anyway, onto the game. Things didn’t start great for Ricky Nolasco in this one. While the Cubs didn’t score after getting both Dexter Fowler and Ben Zobrist aboard,... Read more »