Cubs Hot Stove: Justin Masterson

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Going back a few weeks, Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations told us that he and his General Manager Jed Hoyer were looking to add two pitchers to his rotation. Now, they have their opportunity to do so with a number of pitchers hitting the market which might peek the Continue reading Cubs Hot Stove: Justin Masterson

Cubs Hot Stove: Russell Martin

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A few days ago I made my prediction as far as who I thought the top four free agent targets would be for the Chicago Cubs. One of those targets is now former Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin. I felt more confident in my prediction when Buster Olney predicted the Continue reading Cubs Hot Stove: Russell Martin

Joe Maddon Will Not Cure What Ails the Cubs

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Removing ourselves from the pep rally press conference introducing Joe Maddon as the new manager of the Cubs by a day, one thing remains true about this team…they’re not ready to compete as constructed. That shouldn’t be an insane statement.  After all, today is the first day of free agency.  There Continue reading Joe Maddon Will Not Cure What Ails the Cubs

It’s a Mad(don) World as the Cubs Get Ready For Free Agency

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Today, the Chicago Cubs officially welcomed Joe Maddon into the family, making him the 54th manager in franchise history. As I wrote earlier, with Maddon in the fold, all bets are off; the Cubs can go out and do anything. Today is a brand new day in Cubs history, and Continue reading It’s a Mad(don) World as the Cubs Get Ready For Free Agency

Cubs Officially Welcome Joe Maddon

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  Today,the Chicago Cubs officially welcomed former Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon to the Cubs family, and handed him the keys to Wrigley to manager their ball club in 2015 by giving him a five year deal worrh $25 Million. Unlike his deal with the Rays, there is no Continue reading Cubs Officially Welcome Joe Maddon

Today’s the Day, EVERYTHING Changes

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Today is the day that our Cubbie Blue World changes. Over the last five years, we Chicago Cub fans have faced a lot of changes, each time for the better. Our whole sports world has been flipped, turned  upside down. Frankly, so much has changed recently that some people still Continue reading Today’s the Day, EVERYTHING Changes

Edwin Jackson Coveted in Kansas City? Dayton Moore, Please Listen to This Fan

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This was brought to my attention by a fan of ours, and is no way anything more than pure speculation from a fan of the World Series runner up Kansas City Royals. Apparently, a blogger by the name of Kevin Ruprecht believes that the Royals should look into trading for Continue reading Edwin Jackson Coveted in Kansas City? Dayton Moore, Please Listen to This Fan

What Can Cub Fans Expect From Joe Maddon?

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Today the Chicago Cubs officially fired Ricky Renteria, and announced the hiring of Joe Maddon to be their manager for the 2015 season.   So, what  can the Cub fans expect from their new manager? Well, listen to Tampa Bay Rays broadcaster Dewayne Staats who tells us his experiences with Maddon down Continue reading What Can Cub Fans Expect From Joe Maddon?

Joe Maddon: Your NEW Cubs Manager (Announcement Monday)

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We saw this coming as a legitimate possibility since last week Friday when Joe Maddon officially resigned as Tampa Bay Rays manager. Many smart people around the game quickly connect the Chicago Cubs to Maddon, citing they would be a perfect match. Quickly, rumors spread that the Cubs were in Continue reading Joe Maddon: Your NEW Cubs Manager (Announcement Monday)

Is the Cubs hiring of Maddon Unethical? No

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Okay, I need to get something off my chest. I am a little upset with the reaction of Bob Nightengale who called the Chicago Cubs unethical for firing Rick Renteria to hire Joe Maddon after only one season. If he were the only speaking this, no big deal, he has Continue reading Is the Cubs hiring of Maddon Unethical? No