Posts tagged "Nate Schierholtz"

The Dream: Unicorn Javier Baez is Called Up

The Dream: Unicorn Javier Baez is Called Up
The future is now for Javier Baez, who will join #Cubs in Colorado and make big-league debut: http://t.co/eds8rGZP3o — Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) August 4, 2014 The Cubs have called up the unicorn. 30HR/SS are unicorns. Yes. RT @NotTheCubsWay: @ProfessorParks if Baez turned into Pedro Alvarez as a SS should I be happy with that? —... Read more »

Anthony Rizzo plays the rightful leadership role

Anthony Rizzo plays the rightful leadership role
There were some shenanigans late in Thursday afternoon’s series finale in Cincinnati between the Cubs and the Reds, which the Reds won.  You can check out the video here, and here’s Rick Renteria‘s reaction to Anthony Rizzo‘s Terminator routine:   Renteria says Rizzo showing leadership by challenging Aroldis: “They’re growing up” — Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan)... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: Hanging the Red Sox out to dry

Ivy's Roundup: Hanging the Red Sox out to dry
You never really see this coming, do you?  The Chicago Cubs, one of the worst (though not absolutely worst) teams in the majors, plays the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox, and you think to yourself that it’s probably not going to work out too well.  But wait… Chicago Cubs vs. Boston Red Sox,... Read more »
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Ivy's Roundup: Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel

Ivy's Roundup: Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel
As you may or may not have heard, Cubs heartthrob and super-prospect Kris Bryant is packing his bags and moving to Iowa.  In the meantime, the MLB Cubs are still in Miami but about to come home.  Let’s see how they did against the Fish… Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins, Marlins Park Monday, June 16... 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 »

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 »
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Memorial Day Highlights

Memorial Day Highlights
Today, Jeff Samardzija pitched well enough and the Cubs offense finally broke out with Jeff on the mound.  And thus, Jeff Samardzija now has a nice shiny “1” in the win column.  Here are a few highlights as you enjoy your BBQ and pay homage to our fallen heroes on Memorial Day… Nate Schierholtz (!)... 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 »

The Cubs Outfield Rotation

The Cubs Outfield Rotation
We received word that the Cubs had finalized their roster on Saturday before they played their final spring training game in Arizona.  The roster set up is similar-ish to what we had previously reported, with a notable exception in the relief corps.  Bruce Miles has the summary: Catchers: Welington Castillo and John Baker Infield: Anthony... Read more »
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Platoonz and Justin Ruggiano

Platoonz and Justin Ruggiano
The Cubs have attempted to use a strategy used extensively by Earl Weaver and recent incarnations of the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays. Last year the Cubs attempted to use three different platoons to help patchwork a major league average lineup together. That strategy largely failed. The third base three headed monster of Luis... Read more »