Will Lester have a Personal Catcher?


When Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer signed David Ross to be the new backup catcher on the Chicago Cubs, everyone assumed that he wold be Jon Lester‘s personal catcher. That is what I assumed when he was still a free Continue reading

Oh yeah? Project this!


Based on all kinds of projections, the Chicago Cubs are poised to at least make it to .500 in 2015 even if they fall short of the playoffs. Based on our Cubs fan hearts, the Cubs will fulfill the prophecy Continue reading

Early Draft Notes


Earlier this month, around when James Shields signed and all the draft positions (minus the potential mid-year, pre-draft trades of competitive balance picks) were set, Baseball America and MLB.com did a rough estimate of the assigned draft slot values in Continue reading

Taking Spring Training Requests


It’s been a while since I’ve had some time to square away for a post.  I write for a living and the January/February months are particularly onerous every year.  Ready to jump back and talk Cubs baseball as spring training Continue reading

Bryant to Play the Outfield in Spring Training

Any excuse to use this picture... #dreamy

The debate about what to do with Kris Bryant heated up again yesterday when Joe Maddon brought up his plans for the kid in Spring Training this year. Maddon says Bryant will be used at third and in outfield this Continue reading

Manny Being Manny Comes to Wrigley


Last season, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer thought that hiring Manny Ramirez to be a hitting coach for the Iowa Cubs would be a great idea, much to the chagrin to some fans of the Chicago Cubs. They did not Continue reading

Castro Goes to Camp


  Today is the day that Spring Training starts for real. Pitchers and Catchers arrived a week ago, and while some position players were already there, today is the day that they really need to show up. One of the most Continue reading

Teaching Respect

AP Photo/Matt York

With spring training ramping up, we’re treated to a daily round of Maddonisms from our new Chicago Cubs manager, Joe Maddon: Schlitter and other #Cubs can keep their long hair. Says @CubsJoeMadd: “We have some great hair on this team Continue reading

Cubs Broadcast Schedule Leads to Misdirected Anger

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We have known for a while that the Chicago Cubs broadcasting schedule was going to be a mess with as many different stations the games would be seen on. Yesterday we saw just how much of a mess things would Continue reading

Night-Time Reading For Cubs Fans

Photo; Chicago Sun-Times

Today was cold as balls and thus Chicago area schools were closed and I got a day to recover (just a tad) from this stupid cold/flu/death-virus I seem to have contracted. Tomorrow will also be cold as balls, but we’re Continue reading