Thank you, @GrimmReaper_52, for your time as a Cub and for helping bring a World Series title to Chicago. #Championpic.twitter.com/YvhfO72v3q — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 15, 2018 Those words were sent out at around 3:30 PM yesterday, and it took me until now to come up with the title of this post. The guy invites... Read more »
This has been described as a low drama spring for the Cubs. The roster has been virtually set since the Yu Darvish signing in mid February. The only real questions were who would be the back up catcher, and who would be given the prestigous role of 13th pitcher in Joe Maddon’s staff. The decisions... Read more »
John Lackey pitched as fine of a game as can be asked of him anymore, and his offense repaid him by scoring no runs. Not one. I don’t subscribe to the baseball superstition that a team needs to “save some for tomorrow” when they’re scoring a lot of runs, but when they plate eleven one... Read more »
Score a few in the 1st inning, and then put up a half dozen in the final inning. That’s one way to do it, but bookending the game like that makes for an upheaval of emotion probably too intense for a June Friday night. Thankfully, the six runs the Cubs tagged on to the Pittsburgh... Read more »
It was an epic squandering of run-scoring opportunities, and not what the Cubs, or their fanbase, needed after a hair-pulling series in Los Angeles. Four straight losses and just piddling away the strong homestand that had put the Cubs in first place as of Thursday. This is a series against the Padres, though, so they... Read more »
The regular season is underway in baseball. I’ll still be giving you news and note updates, but they won’t always be Wednesdays and we’ll take some weeks off. But don’t worry I’m not going anywhere (wait, you weren’t worried? I was hoping you would be a bit worried) anyway, lets get to the news. Albert... Read more »
There are a lot of things we're getting used to for the first time. Like, seeing MLB Network is rerunning the World Series and realizing, "Hey, we played and won that!" And of course sitting down for at least 20 minutes to watch some of it. Because it doesn't get any worse upon review, whatever your feelings on how this week went in the world.
And then there's the start of the hot stove season. We used to look upon this with great excitement. We couldn't wait to read the rumors of how the Cubs were going to change and try to be better for the following season. Especially the last few years when we knew we had really smart guys making the decisions (not that all of them have been perfect), reading up on what their plans might be always provided hope.
But now... well it's clear I don't feel the same way...
In a game that was part baseball, part Lord of the Rings trilogy, and part Horner little league flashback, the Cubs finally broke out the bats and took advantage of some sloppy White Sox play to win the last game of the Four game series. It would be the White Sox who, as usual, got... Read more »
So the first pressing need is to work out a package deal of Darwin Barney and Nate Schierholtz to the Tigers. But if the Tigers sign Stephen Drew then that’s off but we could probably still trade Schierholtz and then send Barney to the Yankees or possibly the Mets or Marlins. Hammel is clearly this... Read more »