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Welcome Ben Brown

In Better Know a Cub by Rice Cube52 Comments

As you all know, Justin Steele got hurt and now a new guy gets his spot: Naturally the Cubs will have their official social media tweet soon, but this has been confirmed by multiple Cubs beat folks so we should expect Ben Brown in uniform sometime soon, possibly even tonight if he got to town soon after Steele got off …

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Welcome to the Cubs, Dansby Swanson

In Better Know a Cub by Rice Cube76 Comments

Yeah this is pretty officially official now: And also out on the Wrigley Field marquee: While the Cubs couldn’t swoop in and sign Carlos Correa too because Steve Cohen is a rich crazy bastard, this roster has a chance to be more respectable than the last one we were led to believe would also be respectable (spoiler: it was not, …

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Allow Yourself a Modicum of Positivity

In Better Know a Cub by Rice Cube74 Comments

The Cubs officially announced the Jameson Taillon signing today: It seems Taillon had a Zoom session with the beat folks that was also open to fans, so there’s a snippet here: Taillon had a lot of nice things to say about his experience during the recruiting process, the excitement he felt with being able to work with the Cubs Pitch …

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Is it time to shake up the infield?

In Better Know a Cub by myles7 Comments

The Cubs' offense has been incredible this year. Among starters, the OPS+ for each starter, in descending order: 193 181 173 128 117 115 (Jason Heyward!) 67 44 The astute reader will note that there are two less-than-average bats in that lineup. The first is Anthony Rizzo, who has dealt with back issues this year and is, well, Anthony Rizzo. …

Better Know a Cub: Mike Montgomery, LHP

In Better Know a Cub, Transactions by JonKneeV53 Comments

Today’s an off day and what better way to spend it then discussing the recent trade between the Chicago Cubs and Seattle Mariners. The Cubs sent off 1B/DH Dan Vogelbach and RHP Paul Blackburn in return for LHP Mike Montgomery and RHP Jordan Pries. We’ll spend this post focusing on the more prominent name in Montgomery. Mike was drafted out …

Better Know a Cub: Dexter Fowler

In Better Know a Cub, Uncategorized by myles

Yesterday, the Cubs spun Lou Goodvalue and Dan Straily into their (presumable) starting CF for 2015. A short eulogy for Luis Valbuena follows. Valbuena was underrated by the general population and probably slightly overrated by the blogging community (and with his batflips, it’s easy to see why). Valbuena was cheap, able to play anywhere on the diamond, and he took …