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A Winning Pitch (We Hope)

In Commentary And Analysis by Rice Cube36 Comments

We’ve reached the phase right before Spring Training where it’s mostly claims and minor league contracts while the residue of the free agent barrel lingers until teams and agents finally settle on something. For all intents and purposes, the roster is set (very similar to what we did last time, minus some DFAs and outrights and what not) and the …

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Dreamcast 55: How the Cubs Saved Christmas

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Hey everyone, happy holidays! The Cubs pulled off a last minute present just in time even if it wasn’t our first choice in signing Dansby Swanson. Among the various fun topics from AC’s various very good questions include: Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts and share us with your friends. Thanks for listening, and hope you get plenty …

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Nationals 4, Cubs 1

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick8915 Comments

OSS: Max Scherzer tries to strike everybody out. Three up: Addison Russell tied this game at 1 despite Max Scherzer's outstanding start. It was easily the Cubs top WPA play of the game and the second best on the day. It was a great at-bat for Russell against Scherzer before he hit the home run to break up the perfect game, …

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Cubs @ Nationals Game Thread

In Game Threads by dmick8965 Comments

Time: 6:05 PM CT TV: CSN, ESPN Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS Dexter Fowler, CF Jason Heyward, RF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, 2B Chris Coghlan, LF Miguel Montero, C Addison Russell, SS Kyle Hendricks, P Ben Revere, CF Jayson Werth, LF Bryce Harper, RF Daniel Murphy, 2B Ryan Zimmerman, 1B Wilson Ramos, C Anthony Rendon, 3B Danny Espinosa, SS …

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Cubs 13, Braves 2

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick891 Comment

OSS: Jon Lester was too dominating and the Cubs singled the Braves to death.  Three up: Jon Lester threw 7 dominating innings in this win. He allowed 5 hits, walked nobody and struckout 7. Lester has allowed 1 run or less in 9 of his 13 starts this year. In another, he allowed 2, but one of the runs was …

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Cubs Minor League Recap

In Minor Leagues by dmick898 Comments

Memphis Redbirds 5 @ Iowa Cubs 6 Willson Contreras was not in the lineup after injuring his foot, but it does not sound serious. He's expected back in the lineup soon and was said to be day to day. Even with his absence and Albert Almora's promotion to MLB, the Iowa Cubs still won. They're now 29-27.  Arismendy Alcantar was 1-3 …

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Cubs beat Phillies 6-4, but could lose Jorge Soler

In Game Threads by dmick893 Comments

Soler Injury: Jorge Soler singled to the left field wall in his 2nd at-bat and as he was getting ready to round 1st base, he began limping and returned the bag. He grabbed his left hamstring and left immediately when Joe and the trainer came out to see him. Soler has had hamstring issues so they weren't going to take any …