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Familiar Feelings--Brewers 8 Cubs 3

Familiar Feelings--Brewers 8 Cubs 3
The Cubs started 2016 3-0. The Cubs started 1995 4-0. Those are the only times in the past twenty-five years that the Cubs have managed to win more than one game to start the season. It looked like the 2020 vintage might actually start the year with a winning streak. Yu Darvish was shaky but... Read more »

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 »

Burn the Tape--Reds 10 Cubs 1

Burn the Tape--Reds 10 Cubs 1
WPA CHART Source: FanGraphs Sonny Gray was really good. Kyle Hendricks was not. That about sums up this one. The Cubs offense was held in check by Gray for six innings. Cubs hitters managed two hits against the Reds righty with reverse splits in that time. Both hits came from left handed pinch hitters in... Read more »
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Cubs Game Post 7/3

Cubs Game Post 7/3
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Wednesday: 6:05 PM CT on NBC Sports Chicago/670AM Lineups Cubs 1. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF 2. Javier Baez (R) SS 3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 4. Willson Contreras (R) RF 5. Victor Caratini (S) C 6. David Bote (R) 3B 7. Addison Russell (R) 2B 8. Albert Almora Jr. (R)... Read more »

Cubs Game Post 6/29

Cubs Game Post 6/29
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Saturday: 3:10 PM CT on ABC-7/670AM Lineups Cubs 1. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF 2. Kris Bryant (R) 3B 3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 4. Javier Baez (R) SS 5. Willson Contreras (R) C 6. Jason Heyward (L) RF 7. Addison Russell (R) 2B 8. Albert Almora Jr. (R) CF 9.... Read more »

The Den Podcast: Evan Altman, Roster Spots, Opening Day, and Go Loyola!

The Den Podcast: Evan Altman, Roster Spots, Opening Day, and Go Loyola!
Evan Altman of CubsInsider joins Myles to talk about the end of Spring Training and what they expect for the regular season.
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Beginning to Make Sense of the 2018 Bullpen

Beginning to Make Sense of the 2018 Bullpen
With the almost-always exception of Wade Davis, the Cubs bullpen drove us a little mad, especially during the postseason. The primary concern for the bullpen was the inability to throw strikes with consistency; they were tied for the second-worst walk rate in baseball last season, with the Mets at 4.25 BB/9. This seems an obvious part of... Read more »

The John Arguello Awards – The Cubs’ Minor League Co-Pitchers of the Year

The John Arguello Awards – The Cubs’ Minor League Co-Pitchers of the Year
This is the final of a series of articles naming minor league players and pitchers of the year. For consideration for Minor League Pitcher of the Year , a pitcher would have to be assigned to one of the four full season minor league teams (Low-A South Bend, Advanced-A Myrtle Beach, Double-A Tennessee, and Triple-A... Read more »

Javy Exits Early--Braves 5 Cubs 1

Javy Exits Early--Braves 5 Cubs 1
The Cubs were playing for the homestand sweep and the series sweep of the tea from Atlanta. It wasn’t meant to be, and it seemed like the Cubs might be cursed with more than just an end to their hot streak. The scorchingly hot Javier Baez had to leave the game early. More on that... Read more »
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Impressions from the First Half Of the Minor League Season

Impressions from the First Half Of the Minor League Season
Last week, the Cubs Den minor league reports gave you their take on the Mid-Season  All-Prospect team for the Cubs’ system. Today’s, I give five things I have taken away from the first half of the minor league season. Don’t look back Albert Almora, Charcer Burks is gaining on you! This is not meant to... Read more »