Tag: David Ross

The Den Podcast - Ep 42: COVID Baseball, Odds on a Finish, and First Place!

The Den Podcast - Ep 42: COVID Baseball, Odds on a Finish, and First Place!
Jared Wyllys and Luis Medina joined me to chat about what fan-less baseball has been like thus far. Will we finish the season? Plus, the Cubs are a first place team (despite their bullpen). And the thing about Quintana… The Den Podcast from Cubs Den · The Den – Ep 42: COVID Baseball, Odds on... Read more »

Cubs vs Brewers Series Preview: (7/24-7/26)

Cubs vs Brewers Series Preview: (7/24-7/26)
There were more than a few times when it looked like the 2020 season would never happen. Covid-19 restrictions put spring training on hold and baseball was in a holding pattern for four months. After painstaking negotiations over pay, health protocols, and even spitting the Union and the Owners begrudgingly agreed to a 60-game season... Read more »

The Den Podcast - Ep 41: Jared and Myles on Baseball's Return, Rule Changes, and Horse Expressions

The Den Podcast - Ep 41: Jared and Myles on Baseball's Return, Rule Changes, and Horse Expressions
Jared Wyllys joined me to discuss whether baseball returning is really the right move. We also dove into the new rule changes for the shortened season…and then made them better. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or simply play below! The Den Podcast from Cubs Den · The Den – Ep 41: The Controversial Return of Sports, Rule... Read more »
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The Den Podcast - Ep 40: Jared Wyllys, Handicapping a Kris Bryant Trade, and the Ducking Ricketts

The Den Podcast - Ep 40: Jared Wyllys, Handicapping a Kris Bryant Trade, and the Ducking Ricketts
Jared Wyllys of Sporting News and Forbes joined Myles to talk about a possible Kris Bryant trade and what it may entail. Plus are the Ricketts ducking fans at Cubs Con this year?

Bounce Was Also The Run DMC Song On The Beavis & Butthead Album

Bounce Was Also The Run DMC Song On The Beavis & Butthead Album
This has to be the dullest Cubs' spring training in my lifetime. Of course, when I think of the days when there was a picture of Mark Prior's calf every day in the Tribune, I tend to look skyward and thank whatever god I believe in that day (today it's George Carlin, as it is most days. Then again, George would never waste his time with either the fortunes of a baseball team or my emotions, but lets just go with it) for sparing me such needless drama. So in that vacuum, we writers have to toss anything and everything into it to have something. This week, it's Jon Lester's new approach to try and throw to the bases...

Cubs News and Notes: Almora Celebrates Mother's Day Early

Cubs News and Notes: Almora Celebrates Mother's Day Early
The regular season is underway in baseball. I’ll still be giving you news and note updates, but they won’t always be Wednesdays and we’ll take some weeks off. But don’t worry I’m not going anywhere (wait, you weren’t worried? I was hoping you would be a bit worried) anyway, lets get to the news. Albert... Read more »
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Cubs News and Notes: Roster Cuts and Naked Rizzo

Cubs News and Notes: Roster Cuts and Naked Rizzo
Beware the Ides of March, alright that applies more to Romans than Cubs, still beware. Anyway on to this week’s edition of News and Notes. The Cubs made a series of roster cuts on Monday. A total of 10 pitchers were moved to reduce the number of players on the roster to 50. Jack Leathersich,... Read more »

The Den Podcast - Ep 11: Seattle, Spring Training, and David Ross' odds for "Dancing with the Stars"

The Den Podcast - Ep 11: Seattle, Spring Training, and David Ross' odds for "Dancing with the Stars"
John joins Myles again to talk about the start of Spring Training and what he’s seen on the ground in Arizona. We also talk about Myles’ new adventure in Seattle, Jake Arrieta’s extension, and give David Ross odds for winning Dancing with the Stars (he’s got some healthy competition).

Cubs News and Notes

Cubs News and Notes
As Spring Training kicks into gear Dan (NorthSideIrish) and I will be providing updates on Cubs news twice a week. Dan as part of his around the league updates and me in this weekly piece. So let’s get to the news. Jonah Keri debuted his power rankings on SI.com this week. Perhaps not surprisingly, he has... Read more »
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What's Your 20 Jon??? Reds 7, Cubs 4

What's Your 20 Jon??? Reds 7, Cubs 4
The Cubs and Reds battled in the penultimate game of the regular season Saturday afternoon in Cincinnati. Probable game one starter Jon Lester got his final chance to make a case for the Cy Young Award. Opposing the Chicago lefty for the Reds was righty Tim Adleman. It became clear early on Saturday that big... Read more »