Tom Ricketts is Scrooge McDuck

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Today Forbes released its annual breakdown of value of Major League franchises.  The thrust of the article was the general rise in value for franchises and it further broke down all aspects of spending and revenue for each team.   Bleacher Continue reading

Rooftops Try to Play Hard Ball, How the Cubs Can Play Just As Hard

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Today the rooftop association threw out a scare tactic (please don’t kill our business) press release. As a part of the press release, the rooftop owners graciously told the Chicago Cubs Rooftops owners release counter offensive, saying Cubs can start Continue reading

Does Chris Young (pitcher) make sense?

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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

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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

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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

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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????

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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

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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

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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?

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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