1. There Ain't No Stinking Cub Curse!

    If a 102-year championship drought won’t break your Cubs loyalty, what will? James Wolfe and Mary Ann Presman explore such a scenario in their newest book titled Curse? There ...

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  2. Are The Cubs Really This Stupid?

    Sean Marshall in the rotation? You’ve got to be kidding me. If he’s proven anything during his four years on the North Side it’s that he’s not starter material...

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  3. MLB 2K10 Review

    MLB 2K10 is passable, but still lagging behind EA Sports MVP series from five years ago. 2K’s clumsy dashboard and tedious hitting and pitching controls take away from the game’s superior graphics and realistic game-feel...

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  4. Credit Hendry For Defending Cubs

    Milton The Terrible is at it again, this time jabbing the Cubs in his interview with ESPN’s Colleen Dominguez. Jim Hendry, however, is taking a stand against Bradley, sticking up for himself and the Cubs organization...

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  5. Free Tickets To Best Chicago Rooftop!

    This week I stopped by the Skybox on Sheffield to check out the upgrades in person. Unfortunately, I forgot the camera–dang it! Nonetheless, new floors, a fresh paint job and the additions of Goose Island food and beverage highlighted the tour...

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  6. Addressing The Cubs' Bullpen

    I’m desperately searching for realistic bullpen options for the Cubs. David ‘Stormy’ Weathers and Chad Cordero come to mind. Neither, of course, is an ideal candidate, but the Cubs’ pen situation is far from ideal...

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  7. Angel Guzman A Lost Cause

    Raise your right hand if you think Angel Guzman has a future on the North Side. My hand isn’t raised, and even if Guzman believes it, he probably can’t lift his hand above his shoulder...

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  8. Mike Fontenot A Bust?

    It’s obvious the Cubs need rebound years from Zambrano, Soriano and Soto to compete, but Mike Fontenot is on that list too. If for no other reason than allowing Piniella to rest Ryan Theriot, who played a career-high 154 games last season...

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  9. Cubs' Pen Needs Andrew Cashner

    Lou is saying the available bullpen spots are an open competition this spring, which is a bit unusual. Most clubs reserve bullpen spots for veterans only, but I like the competition...

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  10. MLB 2K10 Release March 2

    MLB 2K10 releases today. I’ll be interested to see where the Cubs finish in a simulated season. I have faith the game will keep the Cubbies in contention, unlike Baseball Prospectus...

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  11. Tinker-Evers-Chance

    Three position changes, three Hall of Famers and three names as recognizable to Cubs fans today as they were more than 100 years ago. On September 15, 1902 they took the field together for the first time...

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  12. Cubs' Bullpen 'Paper-Thin'

    The Cubs will not compete for the post season with its current bullpen. Not during an age of multi-million dollar contracts and limited pitch counts for starters. Bruce Levine of ESPN Radio 1000 described the Cubs’ bullpen as ‘paper-thin...

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  13. Cubs A Sub-.500 Team?

    I’m not picking the Cubs to win the NL Central. I’m not picking them to win the Wild Card, either. But I know this team is better than the 79-83 record predicted by Baseball Prospectus, which has the Cubs finishing nine games behind St...

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  14. Derrek Lee Contract

    Derrek Lee’s contract runs dry at the end of this season, which is a positive omen for the first baseman and Cubs fans...

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  15. Cubs History A Blur

    Early baseball history is often a blur of fact vs. fiction. The case of HOF left-hander and former Cub, Rube Waddell, is no exception...

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  16. Ryan Theriot Deal $2.6M

    If Ryan Theriot’s baseball talent was equal to his class the guy’s making far more than the $2.6M the Cubs will pay him this season. But we all know it doesn’t work that way...

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  17. Cubs Chasing Cardinals

    The Cubs are no longer the class of the NL Central–St. Louis is. Dan Shoptaw blogs Redsbirds baseball at C70 At The Bat and is also the founder of the BBA, or Baseball Bloggers Alliance...

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  18. The Cubs Minus 40lbs!

    Give Big Geo credit for losing the weight this offseason. He dropped 40lbs, which is no small feat. And of course, the hope is he’s lost his sophomore slump with the extra weight, too...

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  19. Chicago Cubs History – Rube Waddell

    I wonder if the Cubs had any idea what they lost when left-hander Rube Waddell bolted Chicago for Los Angeles of the Pacific Coast League in Dec...

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  20. Noah Lowry An Option For Cubs

    Noah Lowry should be a realistic option for the Cubs. The Cubs need more depth to the rotation and Lowry, looking to sign before the start of Spring Training, is in the market for a cheap, one-year, incentive laden deal...

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  21. Cubs Should Avoid Felipe Lopez

    Felipe Lopez fired his agent Scott Boras in what appears to be a move to sign quickly with a club before Spring Training...

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  22. Cubs Starlin Castro A Sure Thing?

    The hype surrounding the Cubs sure-fire, can’t-miss prospect, Starlin Castro, reminds me much of Brandon Larson...

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  23. Carlos Marmol's Contract 1-yr $2.125M

    Glad the Cubs avoided arbitration with Marmol, although I’ve never been sold on Marmol as the closer. I think he’s hands-down the best set-up man in the majors, but still just an above average closer...

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  24. Former-Cub Gregg Now A Jay

    Can’t believe the Jays forked over $2.75M for Kevin Gregg. That’s one sign Toronto’s not going to win the AL East...

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  25. Super Bowl Prediction

    Once a year I break away from Cubs baseball to talk a little NFL, specifically my Super Bowl prediction. And would you believe this is the tenth year of my self titled ‘Brian’s ...

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