The Cubs’ Legacy of Bad Baseball Now Extends to Bad TV Business

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The Cubs just signed a deal to include the Marquee Sports Network on Hulu’s Hulu+Live option inside the Cubs’ broadcast market. That, along with the addition of AT&T NOW, marks basically the first sign of hope for Cubs fans who have cut the cord on cable. But most of those whose cords remain solidly intact use Xfinity and are still …

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Cubs 16, Pirates 6 / Cubs 47, Pirates 15

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OSS: Cubs offense obliterates the Pirates pitching staff, loses another key contributor. Three up: The Cubs finally found a lineup that works for them, and scored nearly fifty runs in a weekend sweep of the Pirates. Kris Bryant was the big hero in this one, homering twice in the Cubs rout. Tony Kemp, of all people, had the biggest hit …

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Gameday 3/31/2019: Cubs (1-1) @ Rangers (1-1)

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Cubs (1-1) **Zobrist LFBryant 3B*Rizzo 1BBaez SS*Schwarber DHDescalso 2B**Heyward RFAlmora Jr. CF**Caratini C SP: Cole Hamels (LHP) Rangers (1-1) DeShields CF*Odor 2BAndrus SS*Gallo LFPence DH*Mazara RF**As. Cabrera 3BForsythe 1BMathis C SP: Lance Lynn (RHP) Time: 3:05 PM CSTWatch: NBCSCHRadio: 670 the Score

Cubs 12, Rangers 4

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OSS: Cubs bats come alive, win comfortably in season opener Three up: Javy Baez homered twice, and drove in four runs. Not a bad start for last year’s MVP runner-up. Perhaps more importantly, he also worked a full count in his first PA. The dude seems like he is picking up where he left off last year. The Cubs overall …

2019 Spring Training Facepalm

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Three Up Tyler Chatwood is having the best spring of any pitcher in the Cubs system. He had one walk in this first appearance, and hasn’t allowed a free pass since. In 3 appearances, Tyler has logged 8 innings with 8 hits and 5 strikeouts. I’m completely out on Chatwood in a rotation for the Cubs unless it’s an emergency, …

Non-Roster Invites: Dakota Mekkes

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I’ve written here before about Dillon Maples, a “stuff” D.M. with 6 letters in each name. That experiment had mixed results in 2018, and we very well may see a repeat of that in 2019. Maples still has a ton of skills, even if finding the strike zone on a consistent basis isn’t one of them. While the supply of …

Non-Roster Invites: Zack Short

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You’d be excused if you missed the biggest free-agent signing of the off-season in Daniel Descalso. Descalso signed a 2 year, $5 million deal, and hit .238/.353/.436 last year. Descalso brings walks to the table (15.1 BB% last year), but let strikeouts get away from himself a little bit (26.0 K% last year). He can play 2B and 3B, but …