Tag Archives: Joe Maddon

Cubs Speak, Cub-eesh? With Anthony Pasquale and Joe Ricotta

Tom Greene  October 2nd, 2019 

The Cubs were once multiple games up in the division and the playoffs looked like an almost certainty. Now, they’re out and so is Maddon. What Happened, and what should we do next? @Ant_Pasquale3, Illinois student and @theriot326, Scorecrow Writer and Cubs fan, break it down with me. Continue reading

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Into the 80s with Tom Greene- A Possible Wild Card Matchup

Tom Greene | September 6th, 2019

The end of the baseball season is getting closer. As temperatures begin to drop, the heat begins to rise on the teams that haven’t yet joined the 80-win club. After a few days away to take care of employment situations, I return to bring you two more teams that have joined our club. The Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Indians have been battling all season to reach a postseason berth. Now that they’ve reached 80 wins, they both feel they’re almost there. And, they’re telling the rest of the 80s club, (indirectly) “Shut your halfwit pie-holes! We’re trying to make the playoffs!”

OK, that SpongeBob reference may not have been the 80s, but we’re breaking down a team that didn’t even exist in the 80s but have some pretty awesome  “Throwbackuniforms. The Rays help the sunrise on this edition of, “Backtrax MLB!” Continue reading

The Chicago Cubs’ August Survival Guide

Tom Greene \ Aug 7th, 2019

The trade deadline has come and gone. The National League Central remains highly contested. The Cubs bullpen, per some fans, seems to be in disarray. However, with all that being said, the Chicago Cubs are in first place in the division. Wrigley Field has been the friendly confines that it advertises to be… for the Cubs. The road hasn’t. Just a few days into August, here are three things the Cubs should do to stay in the race for the division title. Cubs fans, here’s your survival guide to the month of August. And no, watching the Bears isn’t on this list. Sorry, coach Ditka. Continue reading

Week 16 Power Rankings

Daniel Corrigan | July 16th, 2019

 

The Trade deadline is quickly approaching. Most of these teams listed will look different in two weeks. But for now, let’s rank them as is.

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The Chicago Cubs: Where Winning Cures All

Tom Greene | May 24th, 2019

The Chicago Cubs sit at 29-19 and atop the NL Central as we approach Memorial Day Weekend. Is this a surprise to anyone? No, except if you live in the states of Wisconsin or Missouri. However, if the script were flipped, Wrigleyville would probably be stirring up a storm like the one that’s brewing across the plains as we speak. Here’s the scoop about the Cubs, with three things nobody’s talking about, and three things everyone is.

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Albert Almora Needs to be in the Lineup Every Day

Joe Hines | June 12th, 2018

I am puzzled each time I see the Chicago Cubs lineup on any given day and fail to see the name of Albert Almora Jr.  The team’s number 1 pick from the 2013 draft (6th overall), and not to be discounted as the first under the Theo Epstein regime, has become the player the organization hoped for when he was drafted out of Mater Academy Charter School in Florida.

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