Tag: trade season

Guest Post: Nick Shepkowski on His Favorite Anthony Rizzo Moment

Guest Post: Nick Shepkowski on His Favorite Anthony Rizzo Moment
I assume by now you’ve seen this: The #Cubs today acquired minor league RHP Alexander Vizcaíno and minor league OF Kevin Alcántara from the Yankees for 1B Anthony Rizzo and a cash consideration. pic.twitter.com/R4FfgNDeTY— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 30, 2021 I also assume that like most of us, you’re not taking this very well. Anthony... Read more »

Dreamcast 26: The Billy (Dee or Otherwise) Williams Edition

Hello, and welcome to Dreamcast 26 which is brought to you by One – P Apparel! Check them out and spread the word about their kickstarter campaign. For this week’s podcast, we had no e-mails (BOO!) so we ask that you please contact us using our contact form and just send in questions or comments, interact... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: I've Had It With These Snakes

Ivy's Roundup: I've Had It With These Snakes
The Alfonso Soriano trade is big news but the Cubs just wrapped up a four game series with the Diamondbacks, so let’s take a look at how they did against the desert snakes:   7/22 @ Diamondbacks: W 4-2 7/23 @ Diamondbacks: L 4-10 7/24 @ Diamondbacks: W 7-6 7/25 @ Diamondbacks: L 1-3  ... Read more »
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The Oft-Misunderstood Alfonso Soriano is (Probably) Moving On (UPDATES)

The Oft-Misunderstood Alfonso Soriano is (Probably) Moving On (UPDATES)
You’ve seen pictures similar to this many times, as Alfonso Soriano has delivered a copious amount of home runs during his extended Cubs career.  Take a look at the list on Cubs.com, and you will see beloved names like Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Billy Williams and Ryne Sandberg leading the charge.  You will also find... Read more »

Matt Garza, Man in Limbo

Matt Garza, Man in Limbo
We were going to write to pay our respects to a good pitcher and a great teammate, Matt Garza, as he should’ve sailed off into the sunset of Cubdom and towards a new destination/team by now, or so we thought.  With Garza in trade talk limbo, we present this as both a tribute and a... Read more »

Late night reliever trade thoughts

Late night reliever trade thoughts
If you were out partying like you’re supposed to be on a Friday night instead of at home bored like me (because the kid is asleep and the wife has to work tomorrow), then you might have missed this White Sox trade to the Red Sox: White Sox trade Matt Thornton to Red Sox for... Read more »
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What just happened or why did the Cubs do what they did two days ago?

What just happened or why did the Cubs do what they did two days ago?
Part 1 was written yesterday with a heavy focus on the international signing period. A bit of bombshell was dropped by Phil Rogers that the Cubs plan to go way past the slot bonus. John Arguello at Cubs Den has one of the better takes that I’ve read on this new information. Part 2-Players acquired... Read more »

The Round-Up: Brewers, Mariners, A's

The Round-Up: Brewers, Mariners, A's
Happy Independence Day! It’s been a wee bit since Ivy’s last roundup, but she’s attending to family matters at the moment and your positive thoughts are welcome.  So here’s me (yay?) picking up the slack for the last few series before the Cubs head back home to face the division-leading Pittsburgh Pirates (srsly wtf) on... Read more »

International Signings Afoot Starting Tomorrow

International Signings Afoot Starting Tomorrow
July 2 marks the first day when Major League Baseball clubs can sign 16-year-old amateurs from Latin America and elsewhere to begin their path towards becoming the next great superstar.  Ben Badler of Baseball America has a great resource for following up on this year’s crop of prospects.  Among the top names are Eloy Jimenez,... Read more »
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A New Cup of Coffee

A New Cup of Coffee
As trade season continues and we watch for the names that will change uniforms sooner rather than later, we also have to be mindful of which players the Cubs will use to replace the likes of Matt Garza, Scott Feldman, Nate Schierholtz, etc.  Some replacements may come in the form of whoever comes to Chicago... Read more »