Tag: Joe Maddon

Game Post 6/6

Game Post 6/6
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Wednesday: 7:05 pm CT on NBC Sports Chicago/670AM Lineups Phillies 1. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B 2. Odubel Herrera (L) CF 3. Scott Kingery (R) SS 4. Carlos Santana (S) 1B 5. Aaron Altherr (R) RF 6. Nick Williams (L) LF 7. Maikel Franco (R) 3B 8. Jorge Alfaro (R) C... Read more »

Game Post 5/1

Game Post 5/1
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Tuesday: 7:05 pm CT on WGN/670AM Lineups Rockies 1. Charlie Blackmon (L) CF 2. David Dahl (L) LF 3. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B 4. Carlos Gonzalez (L) RF 5. Trevor Story (R) SS 6. Ian Desmond (R) 1B 7. Daniel Castro (R) 2B 8. Tony Wolters (L) C 9. Jon... Read more »

Is Kyle Schwarber Primed For A Bounce Back In 2018?

Is Kyle Schwarber Primed For A Bounce Back In 2018?
Kyle Schwarber entered the 2017 on an incredible high. After tearing his ACL in the second game of the 2016 season, he had miraculously returned just six months later to serve as the Cubs designated hitter in the World Series. And, after collecting seven hits and three walks in just 20 plate appearances in Chicago’s... Read more »
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Anarchists' Brunch: Rotation Deviation

Anarchists' Brunch: Rotation Deviation
Hello fitness friends! The Brunch is back! I'm sure you're delighted. I mean, everyone's delighted when I walk in a room. We haven't even hit March and we're already talking about how drama- and narrative-free the Cubs are. There's really not much to discuss. The 25-man roster is basically set. You can't see any upsets there. I thought about getting a bit cranky about the showbiz and hoopla surrounding whatever "motto" Joe Maddon comes up with for the year. But if I'm going to rant and rave about some contrived collection of words that really are only meant to sell t-shirts to benefit a charity (and give Maddon a platform which he loves), then I'm probably going to have to make some changes in my life. So let's talk about pitching rotations...

Monty and Yu

Monty and Yu
Theo says Mike Montgomery will be considered the 6th starter this spring. That doesn't mean they'll go with 6-man rotation #Cubs — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) February 13, 2018 The Cubs have another possibility that cuts against the grain of baseball thinking today. The Cubs could employ a six man rotation, and it is clear that... Read more »

Yu Darvish Introduction/Spring Training Press Conference

Yu Darvish Introduction/Spring Training Press Conference
It’s finally here! That’s right, Cubs pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training in Mesa. It was one Chicago pitcher that was the center of attention on Tuesday. Yu Darvish was officially introduced as a Cub this afternoon. Watch the full conference here: The tall right-hander said via translator that he was very impressed with... Read more »
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Should Kris Bryant hit leadoff in 2018?

Should Kris Bryant hit leadoff in 2018?
Last season, Cubs manager Joe Maddon made a bold move with his lineup with established leadoff hitter Dexter Fowler in St. Louis. He hit young slugger Kyle Schwarber leadoff to begin 2017. Schwarber’s mix of power and on base skills (16 homers with a .355 OBP in 69 games his rookie year) made him an... Read more »

Coaching Changes and Knowing the Truth

Coaching Changes and Knowing the Truth
Last week, the Cubs shifted essentially the entire coaching staff behind manager Joe Maddon, and among the reactions to that news was the peculiar narrative that the Cubs had engaged in some sort of intentional misguiding of local media. We’ll dive into the complaints lofted by a few of the Chicago beats in a bit,... Read more »

The Den Podcast - Ep 18: Cubs are Done, Jared is Famous Now, and Go Astros!

The Den Podcast - Ep 18: Cubs are Done, Jared is Famous Now, and Go Astros!
Jared and Myles talk about the Cubs season coming to an end, Jared’s experience inside the clubhouse at Wrigley, and hear the guys react to Kenley Jansen giving up a game-tying homer in the 9th of the World Series!
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Game Thread 10/1

Game Thread 10/1
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Sunday: 2:20 pm CT on WGN/670AM Lineups Cubs 1. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 2. Kris Bryant (R) 3B 3. Jon Jay (L) CF 4. Ben Zobrist (S) LF 5. Addison Russell (R) SS 6. Alex Avila (L) C 7. Jason Heyward (L) RF 8. Javier Baez (R) 2B 9. Mike... Read more »