Chicago Cubs Opening Day Roster vs L.A. Angels Unveiled

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The Chicago Cubs have just unveiled their Opening Day 25-man roster. The 2016 season opener takes place tomorrow night in Los Angeles versus the Angels. It’s the “L.A. Angels,” or if you prefer, the “Anaheim Angels,” but it’s not “The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.”

Team names are two words, not five. No one is typing out that full name all the time, nor should they. Time for the Angels to drop that act and let it go.  In the words of John Oliver “how is this still a thing?”

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Ian Happ, Julio Martinez, C.J. Edwards: Cubs Prospect Profiles

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From about 2011 to winter of 2015, writing about the Chicago Cubs, the parent club, elicited this in your page views chart:

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Willson Contreras, Oscar de la Cruz: Cubs Prospect Profiles

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From about 2011 to winter of 2015, writing about the Chicago Cubs, the parent club, elicited this in your page views chart:

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Kyle Schwarber HR Bobblehead highlights Cubs 2016 Promos

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SCHWARBOMB!!!!! SCHWARBURST!! SCHWARBEAST!!

Yes, the Kyle Schwarber SCHWARBLAST that landed on top of the new scoreboard versus the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS has inspired a new bobblehead doll which the club will give away as a promotional item this year. As of now, the ball and its case have been removed from the top of the jumbotron and moved to a secret location.

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Cubs Trade Chris Coghlan for Aaron Brooks; Re-sign Dexter Fowler

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The Chicago Cubs had a very busy day of wheelings and dealings. First, around 11:10 A.M. Central, they announced the acquisition of right-handed pitcher Aaron Brooks. The Oakland Athletics hurler was acquired via trade for sort of everyday regular outfielder Chris Coghlan.

Coghlan hit .250 with 16 homers and 41 RBI in 148 games last season.  He joined the Cubs in the 2014 preseason and hit .268 in 666 games with the Marlins (2009-13) and Cubs (2014-15) over the course of his Major League career.

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Why Donald Trump Attacked the Cubs Ownership

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The Donald Trump Presidential campaign is basically what you’d get if a YouTube comments section was somehow able to run for President. Or as one Tweeter put it, his campaign is basically one very long Andrew Dice Clay routine. He called his chief political rival, Ted Cruz, a pussy.

Much as I despise Cruz, as anyone with half a brain does, I was still appalled that Trump actually called an opponent a pussy. This is what you get with Donald Trump though, and today brought a trending hash tag of #CubsFansAgainstTrump. (Yes, it was a very slow news day in Chicago)

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Chicago Cubs Spring Training: Schedule, Storylines, Key Dates

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It’s the most highly anticipated Chicago Cubs season in a generation. Believe it or not, the beginning of spring training is here. Below you’ll find everything you need to know to get ready.

The “Lovable Losers” no more. That’s a moniker as passé as “Clemsoning” these days.

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Adam Warren can both start and relieve for Chicago Cubs

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Chicago Cubs Pitcher Adam Warren has a very interesting backstory. He was traded from the New York Yankees to the Cubs as part of the Starlin Castro deal. When he was made aware of the life altering development, he was actually in St. Lucia on vacation with his wife and inaccessible.

You can read about the whole situation and hear him recall at it in detail at this link. 

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Chicago Cubs full TV schedule released

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The Chicago Cubs today announced their 2016 regular season television broadcast schedule; opening in inter league play at Los Angeles versus the Angels on April 4th. The Chicago Cubs will open their home slate versus the Cincinnati Reds on April 11th.

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Cubs P Adam Warren has a great “when I got traded” story

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Given today’s world of extremely excessive communication technology and ridiculous over-communication, it’s nearly impossible to actually go off the grid. Like the B-52’s “roam if you want to, roam around the world,” and you’ll find more and more roaming available.

The rise of texting and tweeting means that every single person can not only reach with minimal effort, they expect a response almost instantly.

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Albert Almora highlights Cubs non-roster spring invites

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The Chicago Cubs just released their list of non-roster invites to spring training, and uber-prospect Albert Almora headlines the list. 2015 was the breakthrough year for a whole host of Cubs super-prospects, and 2016 will be about seeing whether these players can avoid the dreaded sophomore slump or not. (Here’s the link to the Spring training schedule, broadcast times and key dates)

Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, Javy Baez, Addison Russell- these are all guys we’ve been talking about and anticipating for years ahead of their arrival onto the big league club.

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Cubs P Clayton Richard schools clueless Michigan football fan

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Chicago Cubs Pitcher Clayton Richard wasn’t exactly the greatest player in Michigan football history. In 2004, he lost the starting quarterback position battle to Chad Henne. Richard was the Michigan Wolverines QB2 that year, but only saw action in mop-up duty. Clayton Richard saw some garbage time in blowouts over Miami (Ohio), Indiana, and Northwestern.

Richard, in total, attempted 15 passes for 8 completions and 52 yards passing. The Michigan football team finished 9-3 and ranked #12 in the final poll.

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