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The Long Goodbye--Cardinals 9 Cubs 0

The Long Goodbye--Cardinals 9 Cubs 0
Game 162 was finally upon us and with it the conclusion that had been foregone for at least a fortnight. The Chicago Cubs season would end with an unceremonious thud that represented so much more than the first time in five years that the Cubs season ended at game 162. Joe Maddon’s fate had been... Read more »

Cubs @ Pirates Series Preview: (9/24-9/26)

Cubs @ Pirates Series Preview: (9/24-9/26)
A disastrous six-game losing streak has basically ended the Cubs season. Chicago maintains an incredibly thin strand of playoff hope, but barring a miracle, the season will end Sunday. It appears highly likely Joe Maddon is managing his final week of games for the Cubs. The strengths of Maddon as a manager that were so... Read more »

Cubs Game Post 9/14

Cubs Game Post 9/14
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Saturday: !:20 PM CT on MLB Network/NBC Sports Chicago/670AM Lineups Pirates 1. Kevin Newman (R) SS 2. Bryan Reynolds (S) CF 3. Colin Moran (L) 3B 4. Jose Osuna (R) 1B 5. Adam Frazier (L) 2B 6. Pablo Reyes (R) RF 7. Kevin Kramer (L) LF 8. Elias Diaz (R)... Read more »
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Cubs Game Post 9/6

Cubs Game Post 9/6
Series Preview is here. Watch/Listen Friday: 7:10 PM CT on NBC Sports Chicago/670AM Cubs 1. Ben Zobrist (S) 2B 2. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF 3. Nicholas Castellanos (R) RF 4. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 5. Kris Bryant (R) 3B 6. Victor Caratini (S) C 7. Addison Russell (R) SS 8. Jason Heyward (L) CF 9.... Read more »

Cubs @ Brewers Series Preview: (9/5-9/8)

Cubs @ Brewers Series Preview: (9/5-9/8)
The Cubs took care of business against a very bad Mariners team to complete a winning 3-2 homestand. The return of Willson Contreras and Ben Zobrist gave Chicago a real shot in the arm, as did the subpar Seattle pitching. Those wins provided a brief rest bit before the North Siders jump right back into... Read more »

Can We Keep 'Em--Cubs 6 Mariners 1

Can We Keep 'Em--Cubs 6 Mariners 1
It was a brief hiatus against two wildcard foes, but the Cubs hometown magic was back in force. The Cubs completed the season sweep of the Mariners with a complete victory. Jon Lester wobbled but remained stout over six scoreless frames. For one night, the Cubs injury list reinforcements provided a needed spark. It was... Read more »
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Cubs Game Post 9/3

Cubs Game Post 9/3
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Tuesday: 7:05 PM CT on NBC Sports Chicago/670AM Lineups Mariners 1. Mallex Smith (L) RF 2. Dylan Moore (R) SS 3. Austin Nola (R) 1B 4. Kyle Seager (L) 3B 5. Tom Murphy (R) C 6. Ryan Court (R) LF 7. Dee Gordon (L) 2B 8. Braden Bishop (R) CF... Read more »

The Den Podcast - Ep 37: The Cubs Suck (on the Road)

The Den Podcast - Ep 37: The Cubs Suck (on the Road)
Jared Wyllys joined me to talk about the Cubs sucking on the road, Maddon’s contract comments, and Zobrist’s imminent return.

Cubs vs Brewers Series Preview: (8/2-8-4)

Cubs vs Brewers Series Preview: (8/2-8-4)
The Cubs had another lousy road trip, this time going 3-6 and falling a game behind the Cardinals in the division race. It just feels like the entire team is in a malaise right now. A few trade deadline acquisitions are trying to light the spark, but it failed to ignite the first game after... Read more »
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The Den Podcast - Ep 36: Jared Meets Cookie Monster, Cubs Sloppy, Zobrist's affect, & ASG and HR Derby

The Den Podcast - Ep 36: Jared Meets Cookie Monster, Cubs Sloppy, Zobrist's affect, & ASG and HR Derby
Jared joins Myles to talk about his experience meeting Cookie Monster at Wrigley. Plus more on the Cubs struggles defensively and what affect Zobrist could be having. Also, some ASG and HR Derby stuff.