Does Chris Young (pitcher) make sense?


The end of spring training is often met with a lot of roster finagling. Jed Hoyer spoke at length during yesterday’s game about having the ability to make moves at this time year. Hoyer cited an insistence where the Red Continue reading

Longshot Idea For the Cubs


The news has come in that pitcher Chris Young (the pitcher, not the outfielder) is about to opt out of his contract with the Washington Nationals.  The Cubs have pretty much rounded out their active roster, with a bench role Continue reading

Theo Epstein on Wrigley Field


Patrick Mooney posted this article late last night with some quotes from Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein.  Most of the article deals with stuff we’ve addressed over the past year-plus of Theo’s tenure as head honcho, including the Continue reading

Cub Trek III: The Search For Utility


The Cubs are going to toss some guys on the disabled list to open the season and have trimmed the spring roster to 35.  As of now there are a couple spots up for grabs: bench guy and bullpen guy. Continue reading

Rosemont Cubs????


I was quite surprised to hear on the morning of March 19th on Comcast Sports Net’s Sportsnet Central that the Mayor of Rosemont Brad Stephens has offered the Ricketts Family 25 acres of apparently some prime real estate to build Continue reading

Tonight’s Monumentally Stupid Idea


Once upon a time, the Chicago White Sox, mired in a championship drought of their own, tried to pressure the Chicago and Illinois governments to give them money to build a new ballpark.  In response to this developing situation, the Continue reading

The International Draft Cometh


The idea of an international draft for Major League Baseball has been brewing for quite a while, but in the past few days or so it really has picked up.  The ramp-up is designed to try to get the international Continue reading

Why can’t Baez (and/or Soler) break camp with the big league club?


There has been two main storylines once spring training has started for the Cubs in my mind.  The first is why are all the Cubs breaking (Matt Garza, Scott Baker, Ian Stewart, Starlin Castro, Albert Almora, and I am sure Continue reading

The Cubs to Cut Baez and Soler on Monday


I am sorry to report the following news, but the Chicago Cubs have decided to cut super star prospects Javier Baez and Jorge Soler. Now, before you start having a panic attack, they did not release them from their contracts. Continue reading

That time Baez destroyed a baseball

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My friend has completed a cycle of 28 winters and as is custom we got together to enjoy drink, song, and women. We got a fairly late start to the festivities as I was being lame and updating this site. Continue reading