The Full (Starting) Monty?

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I think this tweet should put us on at least yellow alert: #Cubs LHP Mike Montgomery would like chance to start or go to place where he can, sources close to the pitcher tell The Athletic. Has communicated desire to start to #Cubs, but not desire to go elsewhere if Continue reading The Full (Starting) Monty?

The Cubs and the Rule 5 Draft

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Now that the Winter Meetings are underway, we have almost four days’ worth of transactions, rumors, posturing, and Giancarlo Stanton telling the Miami Marlins to jump off a bridge.  When the dust settles on Thursday, however, the Rule 5 Draft will end the festivities, and I guess we will have Continue reading The Cubs and the Rule 5 Draft

Cubs Sign Brandon Morrow (UPDATE)

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In terms of the moves that the Cubs would make to keep relevant in the 2018 pennant race, this one is pretty solid: #Cubs close on Brandon Morrow, per @MLBBruceLevine. Had mentioned last week they were considering him to close. Likely will sign one other late-inning reliever as well. — Continue reading Cubs Sign Brandon Morrow (UPDATE)

Maintaining a Strong Cubs Team Through an Extended Competitive Window

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Let’s begin by saying that I’m glad the Chicago Cubs have an ownership group that is not afraid to invest in winning when it makes sense, and has a good long game in mind as they hope to keep this competitive window wedged open for years to come.  I suppose Continue reading Maintaining a Strong Cubs Team Through an Extended Competitive Window

The Journey Continues For a Former Cub

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Part of the problem with doing a podcast during the winter hot stove (or any hot stove for that matter) is that two hours after it’s posted, the news is already outdated because the New York Yankees decide to do something to increase their home run production: Source: Giancarlo Stanton Continue reading The Journey Continues For a Former Cub

Dreamcast 29: Didn’t We Almost Have It All

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In this episode right before the Winter Meetings, Rice and Anno talk about the craziness before the craziness… The highly coveted Shohei Ohtani has signed, but not with the Cubs…alas. The nearly as coveted Giancarlo Stanton is holding the Marlins up until he gets to go where he wants to Continue reading Dreamcast 29: Didn’t We Almost Have It All

Sometimes, There is No Icing

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The long (actually, it wasn’t that long) wait is over as we finally found out where Shohei Ohtani wants to go to hone his craft: #Angels only a surprise because they didn't have any already-known ties to Ohtani. Otherwise, the choice makes sense. I wrote earlier this week on what Continue reading Sometimes, There is No Icing

The Cubs Are Probably Not Trading For Giancarlo Stanton

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The Miami Marlins are still being cheap as they switch ownership groups.  After dumping Dee Gordon and his salary onto the Seattle Mariners, who obviously also want some extra international money to throw at Shohei Ohtani, our eyes turn to Giancarlo Stanton, the big contract that is both desirable and Continue reading The Cubs Are Probably Not Trading For Giancarlo Stanton

Chatting About Chatwood

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Another school day down and another day closer to winter break.  We still have to wait and see what some coveted assets decide to do, but in the meantime, the Chicago Cubs decided to make a new investment: The Chicago Cubs agreed to a three-year contract with right-hander Tyler Chatwood on Thursday. The #Cubs Continue reading Chatting About Chatwood

Trade Winds Blowing

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As we continue to monitor the situation with the two big prizes of the offseason, other business has to happen as well.  It is nice that the Cubs continue to be involved in trying to recruit Shohei Ohtani, but for other teams, they have set their sights elsewhere for help Continue reading Trade Winds Blowing