Found September 25, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
Long, arduous, never-ending, horrid, tough, stomach-churning …   I could go on with words and phrases that quickly sum up the Chicago Cubs’ 2012 season.   As we all think, ponder, discuss this season, I am stuck focusing on next season.  While a week and change may be left, next spring is all that matters to me when it comes to professional baseball. And, I hope that a Ramblings column on a Tuesday doesn’t take any off guard.  When Neil asks, I do.  Because, let’s face, I, like all of you, are simply blessed to have this type of platform to discuss our thoughts.   ·      Castro, Barney and Rizzo will start in the infield barring any unforeseen circumstance.  So what else is to be decided.   ·      Soriano is in left, DeJesus somewhere and most likely Jackson.  However, good ‘ole BJax needs to do something about this “would strike out over 250 times in a full season” thing.  It is really not a good thing.   ·      To borrow an old line, who are going to be the mover

The Cubs Way a Path to Victory at Indian School Park

Jorge Soler and Chadd Krist blasted solo home runs, and Marco Hernandez ripped a double and an RBI single, scored a run, and stole a base, leading the Cubs to an 8-3 victory over the Giants in Arizona Instructional League action this afternoon at Indian School Park Field #2 in Scottsdale. Tags: AZ InstructionalPierce JohnsonJorge SolerChadd KristMarco Hernandez

Q&A: Albert Almora, Cubs First-Round Pick

Albert Almora is both young and extremely talented. The 18-year-old outfielder was taken sixth overall in this year’s amateur draft, and upon signing became one of the top prospects in the Chicago Cubs system. A right-handed hitting outfielder, he hit .321 between rookie ball and low-A Boise. Showing his inexperience, he logged 15 extra-base hits but walked just twice in 123 plate...

Wood wants Cubs' new bosses to embrace players of past

On an otherwise lackluster Sunday, when the Cubs lost 6-3 to the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field, the more interesting story came off the field. The Cubs staged an appreciation day for former longtime pitcher Kerry Wood, who retired in May but never got to say a formal goodbye to the fans. Most interesting in what Wood had to say to the media was that he'd like to...

Chicago Cubs open bar and grill in O’Hare airport

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Kerry Wood will be back with the Cubs soon

Recently retired Kerry Wood was at Wrigley Field on Sunday when the Cubs held a ceremony to honor his accomplishments with the team, and according to Sahadev Sharma of ESPNChicago, Wood wants to be back with the team, although not as a player. “We've kicked some ideas around, (I've) met with and talked to Theo [Epstein] about it,” said Wood about a possible role with...

Road to 100 losses

The Cubs currently have 95 losses with 8 games to play. PECOTA projects them to go 3-5 over the final week of the season giving them a final record of 62-100. Only the 1962 and 1966 Cubs have lost more than 98 games (each team lost 103). The Cubs would have to go 5-3 just [...]

Cubs vs. Rockies – Something to Pass the Time Until the Next Football Game

So the Cubs are playing the Rockies. As much as I have a hard time knowing who the Cubs are allowing to play these days, I have no ******* clue who the Rockies are running out there on a daily basis. I think Tyler Colvin? Is he still a thing for them? Does anyone care? [...]

Brewers Pitching Magnifico at Maryvale

Mitch Haniger belted a solo home run with one out in the bottom of the 4th to break a scoreless tie, and four pitchers combined to toss a four-hit shutout, as the Brewers blanked the Cubs 3-0 in Arizona Instructional League action this afternoon at Maryvale Baseball Park Field #7 (AKA “Paul Molitor Field”) in Phoenix. Tags: AZ Instructional LeagueWilson ContrerasJuan Carlos Paniagua

Cubs-Rockies Preview

With the way things have played out, both the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies have had to revisit their goals. They're not particularly glamorous. In a matchup featuring two teams trying to avoid 100-loss seasons, the Cubs and Rockies open a three-game set Tuesday night at Coors Field. Chicago and Colorado enter play with identical 59-94 records, needing to win four of their...
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