Thoughts on Draft Strategy and Managing Risk

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The draft is a few days old at this point, and we are still years away from knowing whether the draft was a success or not. A number of experts have had positive things to say about the Cubs and their approach, but many fans were disappointed by the strategy Continue reading Thoughts on Draft Strategy and Managing Risk

Kyle Schwarber Being Called Up

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Only the Chicago Cubs can steal thunder from the Chicago Blackhawks in the middle of a game six Stanley Cup Championship game, with the chance to win a title. Dan Vogelbach was the very first to break the news of Kyle Schwarber‘s promotion to the Major Leagues. Congrats to my Continue reading Kyle Schwarber Being Called Up

The Everlasting Starlin Castro Narrative

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Don’t write about Starlin Castro. It is a simple rule that I’ve broken now in consecutive days. The reason I have this rule is best described by Sahadev Sharma over a week ago. Never tweet about Castro, because any side you’re on with him, Twitter is annoying. Leading me to Continue reading The Everlasting Starlin Castro Narrative

The Best Game I Ever Saw Live

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Five years ago today, I was at a game that I will always remember. The date was June 13, 2010 and on that day many things happened that would make this day one to remember. On that day, the Chicago Cubs hosted the Chicago White Sox in their annual cross Continue reading The Best Game I Ever Saw Live

Starlin Castro Temporarily Shuts Down the Narrative

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The Chicago Cubs did not win today.  Against Johnny Cueto, who is a huge trade target this summer, you kind of expected that to be the case, especially with Jason Hammel struggling.  But this was the reason why the Cubs lost in extras and not to Cueto himself: Your browser Continue reading Starlin Castro Temporarily Shuts Down the Narrative

Hey, look! Bleachers!

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There is going to be a Cubs game tonight (we hope, weather permitting) and it will be the first to feature the full set of bleachers.  Recall that the left- and center-field bleachers opened up back in May, and now that both video boards and the assorted LED screens are Continue reading Hey, look! Bleachers!

Oh You KNOW You Want Some Cubs Tickets…

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Let’s take a little trip, back to October 4, 2003 – Game 4 of the National League Divisional Series, the Chicago Cubs hosted the Atlanta Braves. Armed with some cash and a desire to see playoff baseball at Wrigley Field, a couple friends from Northeast Indiana make the four-hour trek Continue reading Oh You KNOW You Want Some Cubs Tickets…

The Cubs’ Quietly Surprising Draft of 2015

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The  Chicago Cubs’ draft turned out predictably if you look at the first ten picks on the surface. An advanced college bat in the first round, and then six more pitchers. This formula is what the Cubs have had under Theo Epstein. The high first round pick devoted to a Continue reading The Cubs’ Quietly Surprising Draft of 2015

Chicago Cubs Sign Rafael Soriano (UPDATE: They’re on the Clock)

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You wanted juicy?  You got it.  The Chicago Cubs just signed veteran reliever Rafael Soriano to a minor league deal: Rafael Soriano has a minor league with Cubs. It's for $4.1M prorated base with up to $4M in bonuses for games finished & appearances. — James Wagner (@JamesWagnerWP) June 9, Continue reading Chicago Cubs Sign Rafael Soriano (UPDATE: They’re on the Clock)

Barely Informed Thoughts Ahead of the MLB Draft

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The amateur draft, or rule 4 draft if you want the official title, has been one of the most important events in Chicago Cubs baseball for the past several years. The front office has called it their Super Bowl in the past. A team that is displaying some of the Continue reading Barely Informed Thoughts Ahead of the MLB Draft