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From Depth to Mainstay

Since he signed with the Chicago Cubs during the 2018 offseason as a minor league free agent I’ve heard from certain corners that Kyle Ryan would turn out to be a good addition to the bullpen. I’ll be honest, I never viewed the lanky lefthander as anything more than depth for a bullpen that seems […]

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The Inevitable Game

As I write this it is the Sunday morning following another Chicago Cubs loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. On back to back days, the bullpen managed to deliver gut-punch style losses. As has become all too common this year the starters did their job, the offense managed to get a lead, and then the bullpen […]

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I’m Sorry Brandon, I Was Wrong

Admitting you were wrong is hard for some people, myself included. However, there are times when something you were 100% sure of ends up being so incredibly, completely, unequivocally wrong that admitting your error is quite easy. Such is the situation I find myself in when it comes to Chicago Cubs reliever Brandon Kintzler. It’s […]

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The Long Road Back

Baseball is full of players who amass interesting careers. Some accomplish a lot, some accomplish very little, and even others are simply ballplayers who never accomplish a single thing worth noting. Then there are the players who were once great but now are merely good. They are a rare breed, far more common are the […]