Tag: Masahiro Tanaka

Ivy's Roundup: Nothing's Ever Easy

Ivy's Roundup: Nothing's Ever Easy
Here is the recap for the Cubs’ short home series against those damn Yankees: 5/20: W Cubs 6, Yankees 1 W: Hammel (5-2) L: Tanaka (6-1) Masahiro Tanaka hadn’t lost a regular-season game since August 19, 2012 — a span of 42 starts between Japan and the U.S.  Despite having the worst record in Major... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: The One Where the Cubs Kicked Garza's Teeth In

Ivy's Roundup: The One Where the Cubs Kicked Garza's Teeth In
Ivy got swamped at work and I don’t have to grade papers because I did it already, so here I am again with another recap! Let’s see how the Cubs did against the Milwaukee Brewers this weekend before Derek Jeter, Alfonso Soriano, Masahiro Tanaka and friends play at Wrigley Field… Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs... Read more »

Stuff Matt Garza Said (Updated)

Stuff Matt Garza Said (Updated)
Matt Garza, now a Milwaukee Brewer, got to back up his words tonight as he kicked the Cubs’ teeth in with a strong start against an offense that is mediocre at best.  This happened to be Garza’s first victory of the season, as he’s been kind of “meh” through the start of the season, but... Read more »
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Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts
So the Cubs got shut out in both sides of the doubleheader today, which apparently was the first time it’s happened since the 1960s.  On the other hand, the Cubs have already scored 47 runs in 14 games, with 13 games left in April.  Even if we exclude the March 31 opener where they got... Read more »

Ivy's Round-Up: Fredbird Doesn't Wear Pants, Either

Ivy's Round-Up: Fredbird Doesn't Wear Pants, Either
The Cubs head to New York to face the Yankees starting tomorrow night and I’m so excited, especially for tomorrow night’s game because they will face none other than Masahiro Tanaka (damned Yankees for outbidding the Cubs though), should be a fun game to watch! We’ll preview that series a little later but first here... Read more »

What if? An optimistic plan for a 2014 Cubs contender

What if? An optimistic plan for a 2014 Cubs contender
What combination of things would have to happen to make 2014 an interesting season to watch at the major league level?  I am not talking about winning a postseason spot in a division with two 90 win teams (Cardinals and Pirates) and another quality foe (Reds). I am talking about what would have to happen... Read more »
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Hello Tanaka, Goodbye Rebuild? (Updated)

Hello Tanaka, Goodbye Rebuild? (Updated)
This morning I was woken up by a tweet by Bruce Levine that caught my eye. Apparently the Chicago Cubs have officially made their offer to Masahiro Tanaka. Wake up tweeters! Cubs made Tanaka a real offer to be there ace and grow with their other talented young players. — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) January 18,... Read more »

Staying the Course

Staying the Course
We are closing out another year, another trip around the sun, as we look forward to 2014 for a fresh start.  It’s a time for thinking up new resolutions, planning courses of action, recharging for the journeys ahead.  So it is with all of us individually, and so it is with the Chicago Cubs. Unless... Read more »

All In For Tanaka?

All In For Tanaka?
Earlier this week, we wrote about the Rakuten Eagles making a decision on Masahiro Tanaka by Christmas.  It appears that the decision was made tonight, and you can follow all the madness on Yakyu Night Owl’s Twitter timeline.  The announcement was made by the club’s president himself, so that’s as official as it comes.  While... Read more »
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A Very Tanaka Christmas?

A Very Tanaka Christmas?
According to Ben Badler of Baseball America, the Rakuten Eagles may decide on whether to post Masahiro Tanaka or not by Christmas.  This accommodates Tanaka’s schedule as he has to travel all over for events and appearances.  At that point we will know once and for all what’s going to happen; does he come to... Read more »