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Dreamcast 88: Counting Our Blessings

In by Rice Cube156 Comments

Somehow the Cubs are still winning, so we got together to talk a bit about the frustrating slumps and silly losses in between the fact that the Cubs continue to stay near the top of the standings. We discuss the stupid injury luck, poor yet strangely effective bullpen performances, the rotation depth, and some bonus talk about the awesomeness that …

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Dreamcast 87: Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly

In by Rice Cube69 Comments

The title is more of a play on words suggesting that a few of the Cubs’ top performers are on the shelf in one way or another, but yet they soldier on! We put a wrap on the whole Shohei saga, talk about mostly the poor (but oddly acceptable) result of the Miami series, what to do with Kyle Hendricks, …

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A Winning Pitch (We Hope)

In Commentary And Analysis by Rice Cube52 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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Cubs Minor League Update (6.2.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick8932 Comments

Iowa Cubs 5 @ Oklahoma City Dodgers 4 With the win last night, the I-Cubs sit a game below .500. Maybe that's why Willson Contreras is still on their roster. I agree with Myles. It's time to question whether or not the Cubs are really fielding their best 25-man roster. That's a pretty cool thing to be questioning when you've got …

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Cubs Minor League Update (5.27.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick8921 Comments

El Paso Chihuahuas 6, Iowa Cubs 3 Willson Contreras didn't have the best night at the plate, but still managed to go 1-6 with a double. He struckout twice. Dan Vogelbach was 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Juan Perez got the start in CF and went 2-4 with a walk. Albert Almora shifted to LF and was 1-5. Perez is …