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Sara’s Diary, Day 122 without baseball: 10 days to baseball

Sara’s Diary, Day 122 without baseball: 10 days to baseball

Kyle Schwarber works out in a mask over the weekend | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ But inconsistencies in COVID-19 testing and procedures may be the Achilles’ heel of a shortened season Theoretically we are 10 days away from the first baseball games in 2020, but as much as I’d love to write about pennant races, trade deadlines and pitching match-ups, I have an uneasy feeling about the start of the 2020 baseball season. It isn’t just the absolute surge of cases that is currently ravaging the Sun Belt, although these charts from the New York Times showing cases continuing to skyrocket...
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Sara’s Diary, Day 121 without baseball: The trade deadline

Sara’s Diary, Day 121 without baseball: The trade deadline

Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and Javier Báez celebrate a walk off win in August 2017. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ 2020 was always make or break for the Cubs core — now it will be decided on 35 games. As last season came to a close and the Cubs were swept out of playoff contention by the St. Louis Cardinals in September, questions immediately turned to the Cubs’ core of players and what types of trades the Cubs might be expected to make in the offseason. Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Javier Báez, and Kyle Schwarber are all free agents in 2022. Willson Contreras hits free agency in...
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Sara’s Diary: Day 119 without baseball: Summer Camp

Sara’s Diary: Day 119 without baseball: Summer Camp

Kyle Schwarber takes batting practice during the first week of Summer Camp | Photo by Quinn Harris/ Week one is in the books. There is still baseball. For now. Baseball has been sort of kind of back for a little over a week now and despite some pretty serious testing delays that impacted seven teams, including the Cubs, baseball appears to be a go in 2020 — at least for now. That could all change at a moment’s notice if a critical mass of players either opted out of playing or worse, contracted COVID-19, but so far baseball has avoided both of these worst case scenarios. And I’m...
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Sara’s Diary, Day 118 without baseball: Risk

Sara’s Diary, Day 118 without baseball: Risk

Kyle Schwarber puts on a mask during Summer Camp | Photo by Quinn Harris/ COVID-19 cases are soaring as everything from baseball to school faces pressure to reopen Risk is an interesting concept and the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the way people calculate risk for themselves and risk for other people. This week I’ve seen that play out in baseball and education and it’s been interesting reading about the risk people are willing to see others take on for them to get something they want. As baseball went back and forth about whether they should return, what that return should look...
Cubbies Crib Jul 9, 2020

Cubs will utilize Kyle Schwarber as designated hitter and in the outfield

Whether it’s in the outfield or as the Cubs DH, Kyle Schwarber is a key in 2020. Much has been made about the designated hitter coming to the National League. It’s been a talking point internally for teams as they decide whether to regularly rotate guys out of the spot or assign it to one […] Cubs will utilize Kyle Schwarber as designated hitter and in the outfield - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community

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