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Dreamcast 86: Knock On Wood

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The word of the day was injuries as there are a lot of pitchers hitting the injured list through various ailments, and we talk a bit about that on this Dreamcast, along with our praises and thoughts about the Cubs starting this season off strongly against some tough competition (not the Rockies). You can check out the podcast page or just click …

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Off Day Cubs Math Before the Dodgers Steamroll Them

In Other Topics by Rice Cube109 Comments

I’m mostly kidding about the title but not really, as objectively the Dodgers are quite good at baseball, but then again the Cubs have also shown some promise and given us cause to be excited, so perhaps it will be another situation where the Cubs win one, lose one, and the third game is a coin flip just as in …

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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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Dreamcast 85: Unchecked Optimism

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We’re mere hours from Opening Day if you consider anything less than 48 “mere,” so it’s time to do our season preview episode! In this edition: We’ll probably talk about the MLBPA snafus later on after we get a few games that actually count under our belt. You can check out the podcast page or just click on the embedded players below. …

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Nearly Final Best Guess Cubs Opening Day 2024 Roster

In News And Rumors by Rice Cube48 Comments

OK, so given the stuff from the last thread and taking into account what we’ve already considered for the just-prior-to-Cactus-League-finale roster guess, I think we might just have it this time! So while we wait for Shohei Ohtani (and possibly his new, vetted non-gambling interpreter) to read a statement or whatever, here we go: Catchers (2) Yan Gomes – primary …

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Cubs Spring Training Pre/Postmortem

In Commentary And Analysis by Rice Cube24 Comments

As of this writing, today marks the final official Cactus League game for the Cubs. They’ll do a two-game exhibition against the Cardinals, who are traveling west to face the Dodgers amidst all their drama, before the Cubs themselves head a tad east to deal with the defending World Series champion Texas Rangers. Opening Day is just a few days …

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New Cuts, New Roster Projections

In Commentary And Analysis by Rice Cube48 Comments

One week until Opening Day, and we have another set of cuts that helps us clarify the roster situation: Of note, and I don’t remember where I read this now, the emergency catcher situation is clarified as the two non-roster catchers won’t make the team anyway. Various outlets have reported that Jordan Wicks and Javier Assad will make the rotation. …

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Dreamcast 84: A Fun Guy On Third

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RC & AC talk around Oscars night, which featured a lot of Oppenheimer and a pretty awesome musical number, as we also discuss the happenings around Cubs spring training and MLB: You can check out the podcast page or just click on the embedded players below. You can also use the sidebar to get to our Apple Podcast pages and leave a …