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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (64-82) at Pittsburgh Pirates (77-69)

The Pirates are only 2.5 back from the Cardinals going into this series, and I wouldn’t mind seeing that lead shrink even further with the Cubs help. It could be a tall order even with the Cubs help though, as the Cardinals are playing a team even worse than the Rizzo/Castro-less Cubs as they host […]

Chicago Cubs (64-76) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (71-68)

While the Cubs have done their best to help Pittsburgh out in their quest to reach the playoffs for the second year in a row, the Pirates haven’t done much to help themselves lately. The Cubs swept the previously first place Brewers, but at the same time, the Pirates got swept by the Cardinals. So […]

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Series Preview: Brewers (73-63) at Cubs (61-76)

The Brewers started the season scorchingly hot and had a 20-8 record on May 1. Since then they’ve gone 53-55, are currently riding a five game losing streak, and are now tied with the (ugh) Cardinals for the division lead. I think the Pirates end up taking the division by season’s end but that big […]

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Series Preview: Tampa Bay Rays (55-59) at Javier Baez (2-1)

It’s hard to believe the Rays were ahead of the Cubs in the Race To The Top earlier this year. They take on the Javier Baez and the Baezettes in a weekend series in Wrigley that may or may not see a surge in ticket sales. Team Overviews (respective league ranks in parens) Rays wRC+: […]

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Series Preview: Javier Baez (0-0) at Colorado Rockies (44-67)

The Cubs continue their western road trip with another key series in the Race to the….oh who cares, we’re just tuning in to see Baez, and Baez at Coors Field at that. Aisle424 wrote a great piece this morning on the callup and what it means for the fans and the process. Team Overviews Cubs […]

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Series Preview: Nationals (41-36) at Cubs (32-44)

The Cubs close out this homestand with a four game set against the Nationals, including a scheduled doubleheader on Saturday and a day off on Sunday. The off-day is to accommodate the city’s Pride Parade, which brings a ton of people into the greater Lakeview area. No word on whether Wrigleyville residents are shocked to […]

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Series Preview: Reds (37-37) at Cubs (31-42)

They’re still playing baseball? I’m still coming down from last night’s World Cup game. How did the end of the game play out? h/t to GBTS, who I blatantly stole this from. The Cubs have shown signs of life since I last checked in, somehow pulling off a .500 road trip, going 10-4 against not-the-Pirates, […]

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (25-35) at Pittsburgh Pirates (29-33)

The Cubs just finished a 5-1 homestand, which was nice to see and had people half-ironically pointing out that the team was only 5 or 6 games out in the Wild Card. But we all know what this version of the team is. I felt a lot better though upon seeing several members of the […]

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Series Preview – Marlins (32-28) at Cubs (23-34)

Here’s our active draft thread. Color me less than whelmed with the Cubs strategy so far. With their sweep of the Mets and the Rays ten game losing streak, the Cubs have lost their position at the top of the reverse standings. The Marlins meanwhile have been one of, if not *the* biggest surprises of […]

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (19-32) at Milwaukee Brewers (32-22)

Thanks to Houston’s six-game winning streak, the Cubs have a firm grip on first place of the reverse standings. How about that George Springer guy? I was kind of confused why everyone seemed to be following his service time shenanigans so closely, but I guess I can see why now. The Brewers have not surprisingly […]

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Series Preview: New York Yankees (23-20) at Chicago Cubs (15-27)

The Yankees head to town this week, fittingly the week after the Cubs did their Babe Ruth called shot giveaway. Nice work on that one, Cubs marketing department. The Yankees are missing a lot of key players to injury, not surprising given the age of the team. Carlos Beltran went down last week with a […]

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Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers (26-15) at Chicago Cubs (13-26)

The Brewers have cooled off a bit relative to their hot start to the season, ‘merely’ going .500 over their last 10 games. They’re down a few offensive weapons, with Aramis Rodrigo on the DL due to a hamstring injury and Carlos Gomez serving his suspension from last month’s brawl to take a few days […]

Series thread for the inevitable ass-whuppin’ by the Cards

None of us have time for a proper series preview so this title by cubsnorkia (Rice Cube) will have to do. Enjoy the ass kicking. If that’s not enough, enjoy this nonsense by Alvin. All of BCB is melting down now. This isn’t even by Alvin: “Don’t think I can be a Cubs fan any […]

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