Tag: Pedro Strop

Post-Turkey Coma Notes

Post-Turkey Coma Notes
Looks like the earlier bout of random hacking was cleared up, not sure what happened there.  I don’t really surf for anything illicit on this machine (because I’m a law-abiding citizen, see?) so that was quite a surprise, but WSD on ChicagoNow is back in action after recovery from a net coma as well as... Read more »

Ivy's Round Up: Hurricane Wrigley

Ivy's Round Up: Hurricane Wrigley
As life tends  to do now and then, things get busy and we are unable to do the series break down. But never fear, Ivy has you covered with a week’s worth of recaps.Here is the recap of the last series vs. the Giants and Orioles:   8/19: W Cubs 2, Giants 1 W: Wada... Read more »

Rice goes to Wrigley Field

Rice goes to Wrigley Field
My father-in-law had never been to an actual baseball game before, so the wife suggested that I take him to a ballgame at Wrigley Field while he was in town.  He was very receptive to the idea (took a ton of pictures too) and had a great time.  I also got to hang out with... Read more »
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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 »

Hector Rondon: From Rule 5 to Closer?

Hector Rondon: From Rule 5 to Closer?
Even though Rick Renteria refuses to name a closer in light of the failure of Jose Veras and his injury, the hit song by Semisonic “Closing Time” pops in my head every time I think of the situation the Chicago Cubs are facing with their current struggles in the late innings and Hector Rondon. After... Read more »

Your Chicago Cubs Opening Day 25 man Roster for 2014

Your Chicago Cubs Opening Day 25 man Roster for 2014
Even though pitchers and catchers only reported two days ago for your Chicago Cubs, and position players have yet to officially report (though a few early birds have arrived) you can make a few educated guesses as to who will likely be heading north with the team when they leave Spring Training. While many things... Read more »
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Cubs Stuff Involving Money: Arbitration Figures Exchange Deadline Today

Cubs Stuff Involving Money: Arbitration Figures Exchange Deadline Today
Tonight the Cubs Convention starts in full swing and you can follow most of the action using the #CubsCon tag on Twitter.  Prior to the festivities, the front office was still hard at work finalizing deals with a subset of players while exchanging figures with another set.  For an overview, here’s MLBTR’s projected arbitration salaries... Read more »

Cubs Strengthen Bullpen by Signing Jose Veras

Cubs Strengthen Bullpen by Signing Jose Veras
Don’t look now, but the Chicago Cubs bullpen is looking pretty good as of late. With recent additions of Wesley Wright and with Jose Veras now in the mix, one of the weakest parts of the 2013 ball club might actually be not half bad in 2014. Veras signed a one year deal with the Cubs... Read more »

Cubs Sign Wesley Wright. What That Means for James Russell, Bullpen

Cubs Sign Wesley Wright. What That Means for James Russell, Bullpen
Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs made their first real free agent signing of the off season, and many fans were left unimpressed. While other teams are making trades for key players such as Prince Fielder or Ian Kinsler, and others are signing players to contracts like Jacoby Ellsbury, the Cubs went ahead and signed a... Read more »
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Fixing the bullpen

Fixing the bullpen
The Chicago Cubs have been bad for several seasons now. The Cubs have not had a winning season since 2009 and the Cubs bullpen has been below average in preventing runs during that entire stretch. The Cubs have been near the bottom of the league in save percentage since 2010. Clearly the Cubs woes are... Read more »