Way Too Early Look At the 2017 MLB Draft

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As I continued to stay in my happy place, the baseball world went on and things happened: The Orioles’ 2017 lineup got a whole lot better on Friday morning, as Baltimore made official the re-signing of outfielder Mark Trumbo to a three-year contract. This signing had an additional quirk as Continue reading Way Too Early Look At the 2017 MLB Draft

Leave Maddon Alone

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I wish I had been at the Cubs Convention this weekend. My family and I were making plans to go out of town when the tickets to the Convention went on sale. Things changed, and we are actually in town, and I would have liked to have attended in this Continue reading Leave Maddon Alone

Cubs Convention 2017 Was Something Different

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The 2017 Chicago Cubs Convention was one that will be remembered for the rest of my life. While the convention is enjoyable every year, this one was something special. For the first time in convention history​​, the Cubs were celebrating a championship. Needless to say, there was very little said Continue reading Cubs Convention 2017 Was Something Different

Cubs Business As The Convention Begins (UPDATES)

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Aside from a surprise pitching acquisition or two (UPDATE: not Tyson Ross), the Chicago Cubs don’t have much else to do before the Cubs Convention starting Friday.  Most of the team that won the World Series remains intact, all a year older, and while some will likely be on the Continue reading Cubs Business As The Convention Begins (UPDATES)

A New Year, a New Cubs Convention

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This year’s Cubs Convention will be, shall we say, unconventional.  I’m sure they’ll do their usual thing with the Opening Ceremony, the usual panels, the games for the kids, and Cubs Jeopardy and Bingo.  However, I use the word “unconventional” to mean that this will be the very first Cubs Continue reading A New Year, a New Cubs Convention

A Pitch For Cubs Pitching

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A baseball trade happened today as the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners swapped Yovani Gallardo for Seth Smith: #Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto on adding Yovani Gallardo to the starting rotation. pic.twitter.com/VzBqc85kjY — Mariners (@Mariners) January 6, 2017 If you were as confused as I was, I don’t blame you, as Continue reading A Pitch For Cubs Pitching

Can Kris Bryant Get Even Better?

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Over the holiday weekend, I was asked a question.  Surely, it was somewhat rhetorical, but it led me to ask myself the question in a serious and analytical way… “How does Kris Bryant get better?” Before I continue with this article, because it needs to be said, there is going Continue reading Can Kris Bryant Get Even Better?

2017 Cubs Debuts Figure to be Less Impactful Than Years Past

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There is a level of disinterest that comes with prospect writing for a team who has a Major League roster full of young players who are pretty recent call-ups themselves that just won the World Series.  And the disinterest isn’t mine.  There’s an understanding that the people who read these Continue reading 2017 Cubs Debuts Figure to be Less Impactful Than Years Past

The 2017 Cubs Roster “Almost” Set

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The Chicago Cubs won the World Series just over a month ago, December has just started and their roster for the 2017 season is pretty much already set. Baring an injury or a surprise trade, I believe Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Joe  Maddon pretty much already know which 25 Continue reading The 2017 Cubs Roster “Almost” Set

So Long Dex

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Last night, the hearts of many Chicago Cubs fans broke as Mr. “you go, we go” Dexter Fowler signed a five year, $82.5 million contract with the dreaded St. Louis Cardinals after turning down the Cubs $17.2 Million qualifying offer for one year. As you would expect, the aftermath of Continue reading So Long Dex