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James Russell and Emilio Bonifacio traded to the Braves

James Russell and Emilio Bonifacio traded to the Braves
James Russell and Emilio Bonifacio were the last Cubs players to be moved before the non-waiver trade deadline. The range of emotions that happened as news broke very slowly was interesting. From Atlanta RT @mlbbowman: Confirmed: The #Braves have acquired Emilio Bonafacio and LHP James Russell from the Cubs. — Bruce Miles (@BruceMiles2112) July 31,... Read more »

If the Cubs have money, who do they spend it on?

If the Cubs have money, who do they spend it on?
Today, just for the sake of thought exercises, let’s pretend that the Cubs can indeed spend a lot of money this offseason and that they can get whomever they want to fill in the gaps in a roster on the rise.  We will have to work with a few assumptions here: As stated in the... Read more »

Good things are coming...

Good things are coming...
Let’s set up the automatic disclaimer that Tuesday night’s victory was only against the pathetic San Diego Padres, and just enjoy this awesome blast onto Sheffield Avenue by Arismendy Alcantara.  You can click the “more from this game” tag to get more highlights!  Kyle Hendricks got his first major league win, by the way. First,... Read more »
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Darwin Barney Designated For Assignment (UPDATES)

Darwin Barney Designated For Assignment (UPDATES)
We all pretty much knew this day was coming, and for former Gold Glove winner Darwin Barney, that day is today given the return of Emilio Bonifacio:   Darwin Barney designated for assignment to make room for Emilio Bonifacio, per Cubs — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) July 22, 2014   This of course means Arismendy Alcantara... Read more »

Cubs Counting Their Trade Chips (UPDATE: Teams in the mix)

Cubs Counting Their Trade Chips (UPDATE: Teams in the mix)
With the MLB Trade Deadline quickly approaching, rumors are starting to come out in quick order about who may or may not be on the market. For the Chicago Cubs, those pieces start with their starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. Other players who the Cubs might be dangling based on their play so... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: The Cubs Walk the Plank

Ivy's Roundup: The Cubs Walk the Plank
We’ve been distracted a bit by the Draft but now that’s over with and we’re just waiting for the guys to sign already.  The Cubs spend an entire week in the great state of Pennsylvania, and so far they’re not having a very good time.  I suppose we should take a look at the series... Read more »
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Ivy's Roundup: The Fish that got away

Ivy's Roundup: The Fish that got away
I’m full of wonderful Middle Eastern food and thus in a semi-food coma, so this may not be the best recap in the world.  But I’m hoping that your standards for me are appropriately low-ish and this won’t matter much.  Anyway, the Cubs and the Marlins… Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins, Wrigley Field Friday, June... Read more »

Quarter Season Narratives

Quarter Season Narratives
In the past the discussion about narratives has popped up, and it is a topic that is close to my heart. I have long be fascinated not just by what happens but how people perceive what happens. The use of narrative is a powerful example of how ultimately similar phenomenon can be perceived vastly different.... Read more »

Olt Brother, Where Art Thou?

Olt Brother, Where Art Thou?
Normally this is about when we’d share Ivy’s recap (and you can still check it out for the Cincinnati Reds preview as well as the Yankees recap) but when I saw today’s lineup:   #Cubs lineup vs CIN: Bonifacio 2B, Lake LF, Riz 1B, Schierholtz RF, Castro SS, Sweeney CF, Castillo C, Valbuena 3B, Samardzija... Read more »
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Cubs Opening Day

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Cubs Opening Day
The Cubs battled the Pirates to a standstill on Opening Day in Pittsburgh until extra innings, when Neil Walker took Carlos Villanueva deep to lead off the bottom of the tenth and walk off with the victory.  Being the first real Cubs game after several months of winter, it was great to see the team... Read more »