Cubs Resolutions For 2018

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Hey everyone! If you haven’t already, please check out our best of 2017 list. Hopefully we find the time and energy to produce something equally good or better in 2018. New Year’s Eve is the wedding anniversary for me and the wife, and unfortunately we couldn’t go frolicking outside because Continue reading Cubs Resolutions For 2018

Things You Should Read From WSD, 2017 Edition

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The big news before the New Year’s weekend was that former Chicago Cubs closer Wade Davis has decided to sign with the Colorado Rockies.  I’m not entirely sure, but I do believe the Rockies know they play on the moon, and are ready to just outslug their competition at home Continue reading Things You Should Read From WSD, 2017 Edition

Miscellaneous Cubs Tidbits Before the Holidays

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A bit of good news to get us through a very trying year, on to the next one: The 2018 MLB season starts 100 days from today! For the first time since 1968, every team will open the season on the same day. pic.twitter.com/CtRQsCnV17 — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) Continue reading Miscellaneous Cubs Tidbits Before the Holidays

It’s Nice to Meet Yu (UPDATE: The Cubs Met Yu)

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The headlines, they write themselves!  And wouldn’t you know it, the Chicago Cubs really are kicking the tires on Yu Darvish: sources: cubs are indeed meeting with yu. they have cast a wide net on free-agent/trade markets for a top starting pitcher. cobb, lynn, arrieta, duffy, archer among other possibilities. Continue reading It’s Nice to Meet Yu (UPDATE: The Cubs Met Yu)

Way Too Early Look at the 2018 Cubs Roster

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The Chicago Cubs still have a couple of spots open on their roster after a pre-Christmas mini-shopping spree.  As expected, the front office went after pitching reinforcements and so the roster is pitcher heavy as they have yet to target a backup catcher or reserve outfielders.  There is plenty of Continue reading Way Too Early Look at the 2018 Cubs Roster

The (Luxury) Tax Man

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We begin with a quick visit to Theo Epstein’s comments from earlier this week, as the Winter Meetings began… Epstein on if there were talks with Marlins about Stanton: There wasn't much interaction given the makeup of our roster, our future payroll commitments and some plans that we have. Great Continue reading The (Luxury) Tax Man

Cubs Bullpen Rebuild (UPDATE)

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In the 2017 season, the biggest weakness for the Chicago Cubs was their bullpen. While they showed stretches of dominance, in the playoffs they were clearly showing signs of being worn down. Going into the offseason you knew fixing the broken bullpen would be a top priority, in addition to Continue reading Cubs Bullpen Rebuild (UPDATE)

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)