How good do you feel about the Cubs? (Polls)

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I’m going to try to snap some pictures of the CTA holiday train, which for some reason is running along the Purple Line today, on my periodic offseason trip to Wrigley Field.  If you check out the webcam, you’ll see that the Hefty bag is off and you can see Continue reading How good do you feel about the Cubs? (Polls)

Cubbies in the Outfield

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I am one of the few humans on planet Earth who hasn’t seen the new Star Wars movie yet, partly by design and partly because we couldn’t get tickets for Saturday (so we’re going Sunday).  Avoiding spoilers like the plague has been relatively easy because for the most part, people Continue reading Cubbies in the Outfield

Regarding the Opt-Outs and What They Mean to Attracting Elite Free Agents

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The Chicago Cubs have built a potential juggernaut of a team so far this offseason, and have also set themselves up well for the future.  It is a very exciting time to be a Cubs fan, and although there are no guarantees in baseball, it’s fun to see the brain Continue reading Regarding the Opt-Outs and What They Mean to Attracting Elite Free Agents

Building the Cubs for now and forever

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Ever since the early stages of the “Plan,” we’ve known about the Theo Epstein/Jed Hoyer-led Cubs’ desire to make this franchise as healthy as possible.  That entails solid financial footing on the business side as well as depth at just about every level on the baseball side.  The Cubs so Continue reading Building the Cubs for now and forever

Down on the Farm: Off-Season Top Ten Prospects

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While the last couple of off-seasons have put a renewed focus on the major league product, the Cubs still feature a robust and healthy minor league system.  As players like Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Jorge Soler, Javier Baez, and Kyle Schwarber have all graduated out of the system, a new Continue reading Down on the Farm: Off-Season Top Ten Prospects

I love it when a Cubs plan comes together

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Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts was on the radio earlier, and had some very interesting and encouraging things to say about the goings-on with the team right now.  Among the more interesting items, and part of why we’re all fantasizing about 2016 right now, was this: “Right after the season, Continue reading I love it when a Cubs plan comes together

Official-ish Cubs Stuff

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The Winter Meetings reached a climax during my nerd shows Tuesday night, and I guess we weren’t disappointed.  As the rapid-fire continued, we got to see the official announcements of the happenings that floated across the internet. First, the John Lackey signing: It’s official! #Cubs and RHP John Lackey have Continue reading Official-ish Cubs Stuff

Cubs Trade Castro to the Yankees

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With the signing of Ben Zobrist you knew that there was another move to be made to clear room, and the Chicago Cubs wasted no time in making one. Starlin Castro has been traded to the New York Yankees. Told that Castro to #Yankees has been agreed upon, but not Continue reading Cubs Trade Castro to the Yankees

Ben Zobrist Choosing the Cubs

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In the wake of the Jon Lackey signing, the Chicago Cubs appear to have dipped into the free agent pool again: Source: Zobrist to #Cubs. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 9, 2015 Confirmed: Ben Zobrist to Cubs on a 4-year deal. First report @Ken_Rosenthal — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) December 9, Continue reading Ben Zobrist Choosing the Cubs

John Lackey, You Say?

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The Chicago Cubs have not made any splashy signings, mostly picking up bargain bin relievers (which, in the case of guys like Clayton Richard and Hector Rondon, for example, have been okay) and feeling out the market.  Friday afternoon, we got some very interesting, albeit not necessarily exciting, news regarding Continue reading John Lackey, You Say?