Tag: Arizona Diamondbacks

Getting ready for a Montero/Castillo platoon

Getting ready for a Montero/Castillo platoon
While sifting through all the news about Jon Lester, we also learned that the Cubs are in trade talks with the Arizona Diamondbacks about one Miguel Montero: The return for Montero wouldn’t be big, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports (twotweets). The DBacks would receive low level prospects with the Cubs assuming most or all... Read more »

Well maybe the Cubs don't really need a new catcher...? (UPDATES)

Well maybe the Cubs don't really need a new catcher...? (UPDATES)
There’s been a scarcity of news lately when it pertains to our Chicago Cubs, but we can start with this one as an old favorite, Henry Blanco, is back:   Per Twitter, Henry Blanco, aka Hank White, is back as #Cubs quality control coach. — WorldSeriesDreaming (@WSDreaming_Cubs) November 22, 2014 It’s a good thing, because... Read more »

The Diamondbacks need a psych evaluation (Updated: McCutchen hurt)

The Diamondbacks need a psych evaluation (Updated: McCutchen hurt)
Once upon a time (actually, about a month and a half ago) we saw the Arizona Diamondbacks do something very very silly because reasons and they lost the game.  You can read that account to see how stupid it was.  Because that’s the only word we can use: STUPID. Tonight, the Diamondbacks lost again.  But... Read more »
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Ivy's Roundup: I've had enough of these monkey-lovin' snakes

Ivy's Roundup: I've had enough of these monkey-lovin' snakes
The All-Star break is over, and we had to suffer through late-night West-ish coast baseball (Arizona is in one of those weird zones where they should probably change with Daylight Savings Time but choose not to, but they’re not at a coast).  Suffice it to say that it was mostly underwhelming when we did stay... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: 94 down, 68 to go

Ivy's Roundup: 94 down, 68 to go
Well, here we are at the All-Star Break, when the first more-than-half of the season is done and we won’t see Cubs baseball until Friday.  This does give the Cubs some breathing room to figure out what’s wrong with some of their starters and to decide how to jumble the roster around, if necessary.  Let’s... Read more »

Grit and the Unwritten Rules

Grit and the Unwritten Rules
This is a rare non-Cubs blog for us, but I was eating my Oreos with milk and scrolling through Twitter while following baseball games when this happened in the Milwaukee Brewers-Arizona Diamondbacks game with Ryan Braun at the plate… Marshall is ejected after hitting Ryan Braun with a pitch. He leaves to a standing ovation.... Read more »
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Ivy's Round-Up: Snake-Splittin'

Ivy's Round-Up: Snake-Splittin'
While we wait to see if Matt Garza will “kick their teeth in,” here is a recap of the series vs. the Diamondbacks:     4/21: W Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 1 W: Wood (1-2) L: Arroyo (1-2)   Travis Wood didn’t want to rely on his team scoring runs or lack thereof so he took... Read more »

Ivy's Round-Up: Caught Reds-Handed

Ivy's Round-Up: Caught Reds-Handed
I don’t know what to say anymore to encourage you guys to keep watching this team. Maybe you should because this Wednesday the biggest party of the Century will take place and you never know what can happen at a party! Dabs wrote a nice article this morning that you guys should check out too.... Read more »

Dreamcast 39: We're all a bunch of Hacks

Dreamcast 39: We're all a bunch of Hacks
Hey guys, we’re back! This week, we talk a bit more about the Detroit Tigers’ shortstop situation and the implications it could have for Darwin Barney, who is slowly getting squeezed out of the Cubs’ infield picture. We talk about pitcher protection in the wake of the Aroldis Chapman accident.  Thankfully Chapman is fine, but... Read more »
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Opening Day Has Arrived..... Sorta

Opening Day Has Arrived..... Sorta
Very early this morning Major League Baseball had their opening day in Australia. Since the game started at four in the morning eastern standard time, I am not too sure how many Americans actually were able to watch the game live, but the 2014 season is officially underway. At least in terms of baseball. I... Read more »