Posts tagged "Bullpen"

#LetsGo #Cubs: A Fun Day at "New" Wrigley Field

#LetsGo #Cubs: A Fun Day at "New" Wrigley Field
Thanks to Ed Nickow, aka “Cubs in Haiku” (you can check out his blog on ChicagoNow here, and also follow him on Twitter), my son and I went to Wrigley Field this year much earlier than expected.  Usually I don’t get to go to games until the end of April at the earliest, and mostly... Read more »

GM Meetings Underway

GM Meetings Underway
The Chicago Cubs are in Phoenix along with just about everyone else in baseball as the general manager meetings chug along.  Have we learned a lot so far?  Well, the rumors have been buzzing but aside from one major deal, nothing really has happened yet other than the Rays pushing a tampering investigation of the... Read more »

Jacob Turner's Role

Jacob Turner's Role
Jacob Turner has arrived at Wrigley Field, and will officially become a member of the Cubs. The former first round draft pick and centerpiece in the Anibal Sanchez trade is on his third team. The move to land him was almost universally praised and a bit obvious the moment the Marlins designated Turner for assignment.... Read more »
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Random Thoughts about Jacob Turner and Felix Doubront (Update-Cubs Claim)

Random Thoughts about Jacob Turner and Felix Doubront (Update-Cubs Claim)
Early in the trade season a discussion popped up on twitter about the return for Jason Hammel. Many of us looked to the Scott Feldman trade as a model that the Cubs might look to emulate. As a fun thought experiment I searched through major league roster looking for a Jake Arrieta type pickup. Two... Read more »

Why does Edwin Jackson suck?

Why does Edwin Jackson suck?
Rice Cube wrote about Edwin Jackson last night, but I have a much simpler statement about Edwin Jackson‘s pitching. Edwin Jackson had been a model of inconsistent consistency before arriving in Chicago. This resulted in Edwin Jackson pitching for six teams over nine years, but also had five years of at least 180 innings pitched... Read more »

Jason Hammel Hug Watch (UPDATE: A's as Partners?!)

Jason Hammel Hug Watch (UPDATE: A's as Partners?!)
The bigger news than the Cubs four game winning streak pulling them to eight under .500 for the first time since April 25th was Jason Hammel. Not Jason Hammel‘s performance, which was solid but unspectacular, but his comments about being pulled from the game. Hammel: “I would have liked to have stayed out there in... Read more »
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Ivy's Roundup: Them Pesky Reds

Ivy's Roundup: Them Pesky Reds
Former Cubs draft pick (yeah you can look it up) Tim Lincecum got himself yet another no-hitter against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday afternoon, which was very fun to watch as it was the MLB.tv free game of the day.  It has to be doubly embarrassing when the pitcher no-hitting you can get on... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: A Draft Day Sweep

Ivy's Roundup: A Draft Day Sweep
So let’s preface this by saying that the series finale was overshadowed by the Cubs plotting their future in the MLB Draft.  You can check out our quickie Day One blog here and Jackson fapping to a dream lineup here at our mothership.  But there are another 38 rounds to go of this year’s draft,... Read more »

Avoiding the Tailspin

Avoiding the Tailspin
History repeats itself. I hate that phrase as a history teacher because it is an example of apophenia. But it truly does seem to be happening right now. On Wednesday I wrote about the Cubs being stuck in the pattern of 2012 and 2013. The Cubs then proceeded to play a game completely emblematic of... Read more »
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The Cubs and an Upcoming Decision with Arodys Vizcaino

The Cubs and an Upcoming Decision with Arodys Vizcaino
Many of the Cubs beat reporters were raving on Saturday about Arodys Vizcaino‘s live batting practice session, including Carrie Muskat: “He looked very, very good,” Cubs manager Rick Renteria said of Vizcaino, who is projected to pitch out of the bullpen. “We’re very pleased with his session. Very sharp, live fastball, breaking ball, he was... Read more »