Andrew Shaffer

Andrew Shaffer

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Andrew Shaffer is writer and graphic designer with a passion for the Chicago Cubs and Big Ten football. He hails from Iowa City, Iowa, and has made a yearly migration to Wrigley Field for the past 10 years.

Shaffer holds an MBA from the University of Iowa's Tippie School of Management. He received his BA in English from the University of Iowa as well, where he studied creative writing for a semester at the Iowa Writer's Workshop.

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  • Jeff Kneis posted 2147 days ago

    Jeff Kneis

    Hey Andrew—Jeff here, a Bleacher Report Community Coordinator.

    I've been spending time on our Cubs page and read a couple of your old articles. Really on-point analysis...you do good work.

    Given that you haven't written in a while, I thought I'd check in and see if you're interested in picking up your coverage again. What do you say?

    If not, it would be great if you could give me some feedback on why you decided to stop writing and what we could have done to better serve you. If you wouldn't mind, please shoot me a line at jeff@bleacherreport.com with any thoughts.

    Thanks so much,

    Jeff

  • Lisa Horne posted 2208 days ago

    Lisa Horne

    Thanks for the fan add....sorry about the Cubbies. :(

  • Andrew Shaffer posted 2210 days ago

    Andrew Shaffer

    blah, blah, blah...always next year...

  • Molly Gray posted 2214 days ago

    Molly Gray

    Thanks for the add Andrew!

  • Molly Gray posted 2214 days ago

    Molly Gray

    Hope you're looking forward to game two of the NLDS! Here's my take on Chad Billingsley for the Dodgers:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/64482-dodgers-cubs-its-a-series-for-the-young-guns

  • Andrew Shaffer posted 2215 days ago

    Andrew Shaffer

    This was officially announced as of 10:49 am CT. No surprises here...it's nice to see Marquis make it in the bullpen. Besides Howry and possibly Cotts, the bullpen will be the strongest in the playoffs. If Ward whiffs at anything in the NLDS, perhaps we will see Hoff-POWER in the NLCS and World Series when those lineups are set?


    Pitchers (11): LHP Neal Cotts, RHP Ryan Dempster, RHP Rich Harden, RHP Bob Howry, LHP Ted Lilly, RHP Carlos Marmol, RHP Jason Marquis, LHP Sean Marshall, RHP Jeff Samardzija, RHP Kerry Wood and RHP Carlos Zambrano


    Catchers (2): Henry Blanco and Geovany Soto


    Infielders (7): Ronny Cedeno, Mark DeRosa, Mike Fontenot, Derrek Lee, Aramis Ramirez, Ryan Theriot and Daryle Ward


    Outfielders (5): Jim Edmonds, Kosuke Fukudome, Reed Johnson, Felix Pie, Alfonso Soriano

  • Andrew Shaffer posted 2216 days ago

    Andrew Shaffer

    This is the year. There's nothing superstitious or magical about the 100-year drought, but the comparison to the championship teams of 1907-08 are uncanny. The last time the Cubs won back-to-back division titles--and here we are again. The Cubs have been drawing comparisons to historic Cubs' teams all year: Most wins by a certain point in the season, best record in baseball latest in the season...the list goes on. The players are also having historic years for individual players, from Z's no-hitter to Geovany Soto being the first rookie starting catcher for the NL in the All-Star Game.

  • Andrew Shaffer posted 2216 days ago

    Andrew Shaffer

    Here is your Cubs' 2008 Postseason Schedule (and, yes, being an optimist, I penciled the Cubs in for every series):

    * NLDS Game 1, Oct. 1: Dodgers @ Cubs, 5:37 p.m. CT
    * NLDS Game 2, Oct. 2: Dodgers @ Cubs, 8:37 p.m. CT
    * NLDS Game 3, Oct. 4: Cubs @ Dodgers, 9:07 p.m. CT
    * NLDS Game 4, Oct. 5: Cubs @ Dodgers, TBD*
    * NLDS Game 5, Oct. 7: Dodgers @ Cubs, TBD*
    * NLCS Game 1, Oct. 9: TBD @ Cubs, TBD
    * NLCS Game 2, Oct. 10: TBD @ Cubs, TBD
    * NLCS Game 3, Oct. 12: Cubs @ TBD, TBD
    * NLCS Game 4, Oct. 13: Cubs @ TBD, TBD
    * NLCS Game 5, Oct. 14: Cubs @ TBD, TBD*
    * NLCS Game 6, Oct. 16: TBD @ Cubs, TBD*
    * NLCS Game 7, Oct. 17: TBD @ Cubs, TBD*
    * WS Game 1, Oct. 22: Cubs @ TBD, TBD
    * WS Game 2, Oct. 23: Cubs @ TBD, TBD
    * WS Game 3, Oct. 25: TBD @ Cubs, TBD
    * WS Game 4, Oct. 26: TBD @ Cubs, TBD
    * WS Game 5, Oct. 27: TBD @ Cubs, TBD*
    * WS Game 6, Oct. 29: Cubs @ TBD, TBD*
    * WS Game 7, Oct. 30: Cubs @ TBD, TBD*

    * If necessary.