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Another Way to Show Just How (Historically) Improbable This Cubs Season Has Been

Another Way to Show Just How (Historically) Improbable This Cubs Season Has Been

Complex mathematical musings on how unlikely the Cubs’ W/L record is, given their underlying performance.

by May 28, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Cubs Putting Up Mock Outfield Signs for Testing Right Now (PICTURES)

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Cubs Putting Up Mock Outfield Signs for Testing Right Now (PICTURES)

A couple pictures of the mock-up/tests in action.

by May 28, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Draft Notes: The Cubs Have a Final Four, But Probably Haven’t Made a Decision Yet

Cubs Draft Notes: The Cubs Have a Final Four, But Probably Haven’t Made a Decision Yet

Appel, Gray, Bryant, Moran. Those are the four college players the Cubs are likely choosing from among. Maybe even as we speak.

by May 28, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
A Handful of Cubs Injury Updates: Almora, Fujikawa, Clevenger, McNeil

A Handful of Cubs Injury Updates: Almora, Fujikawa, Clevenger, McNeil

The news is good on Almora, at least.

The Cubs Won’t Extend the Dusty-Garza-Cueto War of Words and Other Bullets

The Cubs Won’t Extend the Dusty-Garza-Cueto War of Words and Other Bullets

Much to our chagrin, the battle appears to be over. Until they play again, maybe.

by May 28, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: Welcome to Venezuela

Cubs Minor League Daily: Welcome to Venezuela

The Cubs have a team in Venezuela this year. Did you know that?

by May 28, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, White Sox 0 – May 27, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, White Sox 0 – May 27, 2013

Jeff Samardzija was just about as good as it gets tonight. And the Cubs’ bats gave him plenty of support.

by May 27, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. White Sox (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. White Sox (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Cubs/Sox is here! You may have to work a little extra hard to get excited this year, which is a bummer.

by May 27, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Albert Almora Leaves Game with Possible Leg/Knee Injury (UPDATE: Back in Dugout)

Albert Almora Leaves Game with Possible Leg/Knee Injury (UPDATE: Back in Dugout)

He appeared to tweak it in the outfield, and left the game soon thereafter.

by May 27, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Cubs Claim Alex Burnett Off of Waivers, Expected to Place Kyuji Fujikawa on DL Today

Cubs Claim Alex Burnett Off of Waivers, Expected to Place Kyuji Fujikawa on DL Today

The 25-year-old reliever is a fringy type, of which the Cubs already have many. But they must like him.

Myles: Why I Hate the “Crosstown Classic”

Myles: Why I Hate the “Crosstown Classic”

What is the fight between the Cubs and Sox really about? Are there “classy” fans and “unclassy” fans?

by May 27, 2013 Analysis and Commentary, Cubs Humor
Fight! Fight! Fight! Dusty Baker Says Johnny Cueto and Matt Garza Should Just Fight

Fight! Fight! Fight! Dusty Baker Says Johnny Cueto and Matt Garza Should Just Fight

Baker wants Garza to say whatever he’s got to say to Cueto’s face. I imagine Garza would gladly oblige.

by May 27, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Series Preview: White Sox v. Cubs, May 27 – May 30, 2013

Series Preview: White Sox v. Cubs, May 27 – May 30, 2013

The Crosstown Classic has arrived … and the buzz seems fairly subdued.

by May 27, 2013 Series Previews
Kyuji Fujikawa is Likely Out with Another Forearm Strain, Cubs Have Interesting Replacement Options

Kyuji Fujikawa is Likely Out with Another Forearm Strain, Cubs Have Interesting Replacement Options

If Fujikawa is out for a while, there are at least four interesting AAA relievers who could get a shot with the big team. I know which one I’d like to see.

by May 27, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

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