Posts in category "Chicago Cubs"

Get Ready For October Baseball

Get Ready For October Baseball
The theme of the night is the future, and it seems that has been the theme since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer took over baseball operations on the North side of Chicago. I can say without any hesitation that the Chicago Cubs WILL be playing October baseball.  That, of course, is a given, since the... Read more »

The 2015 Cubs Convention in Pictures

Mr. Alcantara, I presume?
Hi guys!  So you’re probably wondering where we’ve been, and like Rice said a while back, we’ve decided to hang out mostly at our mother ship.  But since he’s technologically challenged and can’t get our gallery widget to work, we’re sharing pictures here.  You can also read Anno’s blogs about the bleacher construction delay and... Read more »

The Life of Starlin

The Life of Starlin
There is a reason that I didn’t jump on this story right away, and that has to do with passing judgment.  If you were out and about today and didn’t check your Twitter, Starlin Castro apparently was involved in yet another questioning session in association with yet another shooting incident in his native Dominican Republic.... Read more »
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The Waiver Wire (UPDATE: David Ross signing official, roster full)

The Waiver Wire (UPDATE: David Ross signing official, roster full)
Remember yesterday when we were talking about the 40-man roster? Well, the Cubs lost Shane Peterson, Ryan Lavarnway, and grabbed Mike Kickham (not Mark): If Peterson, Lavarnway are any indication, we shouldn’t get too attached to Mark Kickham #Cubs — Andy (@Behind_The_Ivy) December 23, 2014   Yeah, that didn’t take long at all. It seemed... Read more »

Waiting for the pieces to fall in...

Waiting for the pieces to fall in...
In between (finally!) cleaning up the science lab at school, trying to find a mortgage company that would give us a favorable deal (wow, responsibility!) and waiting for Santa to arrive, I was also keeping an eye on the twitters to see what else would happen.  It seems that the Padres have decided to step... Read more »

Catching Fire

Catching Fire
I’m a bit drunk right now after the school party (the students were gone, just us insane teachers so nobody panic) but I did catch up on the Twitters and I know the Chicago Cubs appear to have a reasonable-ish deal with David Ross: Sources: David Ross to #Cubs, two years, $5M. — Ken Rosenthal... Read more »
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The Un-Conventional Cubs Fan

The Un-Conventional Cubs Fan
My blog compatriots and some others on the Twitters have been bugging me to join them at the Cubs Convention next month.  And yeah, I’ve been hemming and hawing about it for a while, trying to figure out if I really REALLY REALLY want to go, or if I’d just rather follow the updates on Twitter... Read more »

The Super-Creative Jon Lester Contract

The Super-Creative Jon Lester Contract
Jon Lester agreed to a contract to pitch for the Chicago Cubs last week.  He was introduced to the public today as an official member of the Cubs, and is now on the 40-man roster (it’s full).  You’ll notice that Lester got Kerry Wood‘s old number, but it’s cool:   Jon Lester says he chose... Read more »

Welcome to Chicago, Jon Lester

Welcome to Chicago, Jon Lester
Today, the Chicago Cubs officially introduced their new ace pitcher, Jon Lester in a press conference at a posh Chicago restaurant that I will probably never go to because I can’t afford it.  Here are some highlights. Theo Epstein spoke first, introducing Lester and his family.  He thanked everyone involved in the process of bringing... Read more »
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The Incredible Expanding Strike Zone

The Incredible Expanding Strike Zone
There’s been a lot of talk about market inefficiencies and defensive shifting and all kinds of newfangled stuff ever since everyone first learned about the magic that is on-base percentage, thanks in part to Billy Beane (his weird trades this year notwithstanding).  As players get faster, stronger, and more athletic, and front offices get more... Read more »